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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 01-15-2010, 06:49 PM
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I discovered that the 6 series is crap in snow - it went into a ditch instead of round the corner as I instructed it to do so. I used the voice command & everything.
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:55 PM
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I discover that the 6 series is crap in the snow. I told it to go round a corner & it didn't - it went in the ditch. I even used the voice command and everything
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:18 PM
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I discover that the 6 series is crap in the snow. I told it to go round a corner & it didn't - it went in the ditch. I even used the voice command and everything
Maybe your idrive is in french?
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:07 PM
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you can get OEM cupholders on Ebay for $40.
I've never seen them on ebay that cheap, I was looking for them when I was making my double cup holders for mine and the wife's 6's and the cheapest I could find was around $80-$100 each.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:52 PM
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Here is a dumb one...when I got the car home (didn't have the manual in the car, got it later) I couldn't figure out how to turn the car off. I found out:

1. Comfort access start is a quick tap on the Start button.
2. Tried to shut the car off the same way, brief touch of Start/Stop button, car shuts off but stupid stereo still runs - car is in RADIO MODE
3. Forum board was kind enough to instruct me that you press and HOLD that button to completely shut everything down. Also found out that second tap of button turns it off.
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:42 AM
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WTH? there is a med kit in the ski passthrough area?? Gotta check that out
That reminds me that my 525 had maxi pads in the emergency kit. I thought that was funny.
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Old 01-16-2010, 06:23 AM
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:30 AM
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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.
You're correct - I asked in another thread, and someone commented about it being above the mirror. that prompted me to look in the manual, which said above the mirror.


BUT then today I noticed in the Table of Contents (page 15 in the manual) there's a note saying "Convertible: microphone on the steering column"), so you, my friend, are 100% CORRECT!
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:35 AM
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I found out that I'm sad when my wife takes my car out and I have to drive her Expedition.

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Old 01-16-2010, 08:59 AM
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I found out that I'm sad when my wife takes my car out and I have to drive her Expedition.

I realized how thrilled I was with the manual and that my wife can't drive it

Also, with voice dial, you can say the entire number in one go. No, "and next?"

And, lane departure warning system is kinda cool...
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:51 PM
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Well I got curious today, there is a medical bag in the ski bag area and I took the cup holder out of the glove box and put it in the rear compartment area.
Thanks to all for the information.
Great thread!
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:15 AM
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i just learned i could open the top using the key fob...

by the way where do you exactly store the cup holder? I'm confused which rear storage area you're all referring to...
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:10 AM
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The back part of the armrest flips up and the cup holder goes in at a little bit of an angle
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:14 AM
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That I prefer the 6 with less performance than the M...
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:34 AM
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That I prefer the 6 with less performance than the M...
Interesting... Why?
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:54 AM
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Interesting... Why?
I probably should've been clear; I'm speaking of the e46 M3. I haven't driven the M6 enough to give an opinion.

But, the answer is that I'm getting old. I prefer the austere luxury of the 6, the standout styling, the automatic, the electronics (even the quirkiness), the ride doesn't beat you up (the e46 M3 rides like a buckboard).

When we bought the M3 for my wife, my idea was to have her transition to the 6 so I could tear around in the M. That hasn't happened.
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:03 AM
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That hasn't happened.
Too funny!
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:07 AM
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The back part of the armrest flips up and the cup holder goes in at a little bit of an angle
oh gosh, I had no idea that compartment even existed! well, its only my 3rd week
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:08 AM
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oh gosh, I had no idea that compartment even existed! well, its only my 3rd week
It's also the second cup holder for the passenger when the main one is out. The valet lock out is in that compartment as well.
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:18 AM
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It's also the second cup holder for the passenger when the main one is out. The valet lock out is in that compartment as well.
cool, will check it out when I get home!
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:04 AM
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:20 PM
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I discover that the 6 series is crap in the snow. I told it to go round a corner & it didn't - it went in the ditch. I even used the voice command and everything
I have to smile at this. I just made the mistake of taking my car to the gym to keep the battery charged and of course it started to snow a bit. I live on a very high mountain so the road was somewhat slippery by the time I came home and although everyone else flew by me my car barely made the hill. I am sure that the snow tires would make a difference but I only had one other car this bad.....my bmw 7 series....great car but a 1/4 of inch of snow and that car was history.

To the guy who passed me with his BMW 5 series all wheel......I still will take my six!

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Old 01-18-2010, 02:30 PM
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good thread, great information to know
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:24 PM
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Okay, this is lame. Was just driving and my daughter was in the back. The car got hot in the sun, she wanted the air conditioning on high, so I put the temp all the way down, but the fan wasn't strong. I try to turn it up, and she says "just turn the auto knob." I didn't know you could adjust the fan level manually with the knob--when I looked closer, I noticed a little fan symbol on the left and a big fan symbol on the right. Duuuh...
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