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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 01-14-2010, 08:18 PM
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List Something You Discovered About Your Car AFTER You Bought It...

This should be both informative and fun. There's a great thread of this in the 5 forum.

I'll go first as I just learned something today...

1) I thought the microphone for voice commands was in the steering wheel and found out it's above the rearview mirror.

Also

2) I learned you can't use the backrest adjustment button unless the car door is open.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:14 PM
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I believe the microphone for the convertible is on top of the steering column about 2 inches behind the steering wheel. The coupe has it on the mirror.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:55 PM
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I learned that I can plug in my Iphone or old Ipod and play music based on genre, artist or playlist. I always thought that the car would only play songs from playlists and not by artist or genre. I assumed that based on stuf that I read in the past online. I really love the fact that I have full control over my music on my Iphone or ipod. I also like that I can charge my phone without needing a charger.
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:56 AM
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Good thread! I found the power outlet in the passenger compartment.
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:00 AM
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I discovered that Sport mode makes a HUGE difference - when you need a little extra sumthin'
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:46 AM
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Because of this forum I learned that even though my car is an 04 it still could be programmed to play MP3's and the Bluetooth could be turned on as well.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:08 AM
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There is a med kit in the ski passthrough area.

LED flood lights on the side mirrors.

You can completely turn of stability and traction control
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:31 AM
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I learned that the cost to replace the cupholder is $115!

I also learned about the hotel function - and that it prevents the trunk from being opened along with the armrest storage compartment.
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:15 AM
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speaking of cupholders - how do i remove it?
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speaking of cupholders - how do i remove it?
Just pull on it in an upward motion. It pops out.
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:29 AM
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I learned that the cost to replace the cupholder is $115!
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:30 AM
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speaking of cupholders - how do i remove it?
just pull straight up
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:32 AM
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Then you put it in the rear armrest. Fits straight down in.
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POWER OUTLET IN PASSENGER COMPARTMENT?????
maaaaan i gotta go sit over there!
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:42 AM
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:48 AM
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Also that the car has a "***** magnet" as a standard option. I actually had one girl tell me she wanted to marry my car.
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:44 PM
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I learned that the cost to replace the cupholder is $115!

I also learned about the hotel function - and that it prevents the trunk from being opened along with the armrest storage compartment.
you can get OEM cupholders on Ebay for $40.
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:07 PM
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There is a med kit in the ski passthrough area.

LED flood lights on the side mirrors.

You can completely turn of stability and traction control
WTH? there is a med kit in the ski passthrough area?? Gotta check that out
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:24 PM
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I learned that if I hold my hand on the door handle long enough (with comfort access) it will not only lower my moon roof, but it will close the shade too!
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WTH? there is a med kit in the ski passthrough area?? Gotta check that out
Yeah it's in the part of the seat you pull out. The back is cutout.
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:47 PM
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Yeah it's in the part of the seat you pull out. The back is cutout.
I asked my sales guy where it was for mine when I was looking it over and he said that the kit is an additional option and they are not standard issue, my wife's vert hasn't got one either.
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Ski bag / med pack , is part of the cold weather package.
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I have cold weather and my CPO dealer told me it was an option... can anybody verify it's standard on the 07 with cold weather...?

for vert owners, is there a way to drop the top without being in the car?

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I have cold weather and my CPO dealer told me it was an option... can anybody verify it's standard on the 07 with cold weather...?

for vert owners, is there a way to drop the top without being in the car?

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Hold the top button on the key fob - will start to open windows, back window and roof in about 5-10 seconds
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After buying my first BMW, a buddy of mine showed me the little emergency flashlight in the glove box. Learning that you could hold the idrive puck in a direction to jump to that screen.
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