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Found a new vehicle I am interested in. I'm no enthusiast liek the rest of the self proclaimed ones here. Took the wife and spoke to the dealer at length about it. We're enamored with this thing. It's a step up from a 3er and feels much nicer than a 5er. Gadgetry bells and whistles are quite impressive. Navi is Google Earth based as well.. The headlights are so damn sexy too! Don't worry I'm not going anywhere, whenever I get my next vehicle the 3er will become the 2nd car...

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Navi is Google Earth based as well..
Gotta say, BMW Nav is stone age.

Between BMW's boring/dull daylight colors and lack of clear detail, Audi's ahead again.

If Audi'd do something about interior design, I'd be interested. Steering wheel particularly icky.

Pull back on them reins, Audi fans! Not a fan of button propagation or sensory overload - like BMW's clean interface. But don't like BMW's disinterested, bare-bones Nav. Screen should be larger w/Internet & apps via smartphone, too. Yup, I know Audi's is significantly smaller, point for BMW. How hard could it be to port the screen & control to iDrive? No worse than an aux screen w/keyboard/mouse.

Electronics are easily changed in any model....what, we have to wait another year for BMW? Where's the love?

OMG! I'm OT for the OT thread....
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Old 08-27-2011, 12:16 PM
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Gotta say, BMW Nav is stone age.

Between BMW's boring/dull daylight colors and lack of clear detail, Audi's ahead again.

If Audi'd do something about interior design, I'd be interested. Steering wheel particularly icky.

Pull back on them reigns, Audi fans! Not a fan of button propagation or sensory overload - like BMW's clean interface. But don't like BMW's disinterested, bare-bones Nav. Screen should be larger w/Internet & apps via smartphone. Yup, I know Audi's is significantly smaller, point for BMW. How hard could it be to port the screen & control to iDrive? No worse than an aux screen w/keyboard/mouse.

Electronics are easily changed in any model....what, we have to wait another year for BMW?

OMG! I'm OT for the OT thread....
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Interior is looking good ATM. That space in between the Speedo and Tach is a LCD screen. The MMI screen is definitely bigger than my I-drive.




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Gotta say, BMW Nav is stone age.
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All auto mfr. implementations of navigation technology are going to come up short compared to dedicated navigation technology. Now that Google is in the picture (with updates approximately 1 - 2x per year), the value proposition for the car mfrs. implementation of navigation becomes less compelling. BMW is in the business of making and selling cars that are fun-to-drive. When fun-to-drive gets defined as having a navigation system that is the best in the world, then maybe you will see more emphasis on BMW's part on their navigation offering.

Until then, BMW is going to deliver what they believe is good-enough.
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Interior is looking good ATM. That space in between the Speedo and Tach is a LCD screen. The MMI screen is definitely bigger than my I-drive.
Screen larger? Read 7", but may be old news. What's your A6 screen size?

Truth is, Porsche has it all over BMW & Audi vis-a-vis suspension performance, thus planning a move to 911 vert. Looking at air cooled, 2009+, or newgen, depending on how it feels when I get there, couple o'years.

Yet, have great affection for E93 - may keep it when Porsche purchased.
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Screen larger? Read 7", but may be old news. What's your A6 size?

Truth is, Porsche has it all over BMW & Audi vis-a-vis suspension performance, thus planning a move to 911 vert. Looking at air cooled, 2009+, or newgen, depending on how it feels when I get there, couple o'years.

Yet, have great affection for E93 - may keep it.
Definitely don't buy a P-car for their navigation system. BMW's navigation system is light-years ahead of what is available on the P-cars.
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Old 08-27-2011, 12:36 PM
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Definitely don't buy a P-car for their navigation system. BMW's navigation system is light-years ahead of what is available on the P-cars.
Har! Truer words....

Wasn't it Ferdinand who questioned why anyone would want a radio in a Porsche?

Pretty good point considering what the car's about, but only the always-got-bugs-in-my-teeth crowd would delete common creature comforts. I like lux.
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Har! Truer words....

Wasn't it Ferdinand who questioned why anyone would want a radio in a Porsche?

Pretty good point considering what the car's about, but only the always-got-bugs-in-my-teeth crowd would delete common creature comforts. I like lux.
And that crowd is increasingly heading off to the happy hunting ground. If the P-car builders want to stay relevant, they are going to have to include creature comforts in their cars.
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Earthquake on the US east coast, followed by a hurricane. The apocalypse is here! It was all lead by my suicidal thoughts! You see how important it is to keep the Furball happy. Furballs happiness is required for all of your survival!

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Navi is Google Earth based as well.. The headlights are so damn sexy too!
I love the google earth nav. I hope BMW follows suit.

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What about that shifter? It's painful to look at. They could have done better, they should have done better!
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Found a new vehicle I am interested in. I'm no enthusiast liek the rest of the self proclaimed ones here. Took the wife and spoke to the dealer at length about it. We're enamored with this thing. It's a step up from a 3er and feels much nicer than a 5er. Gadgetry bells and whistles are quite impressive. Navi is Google Earth based as well.. The headlights are so damn sexy too! Don't worry I'm not going anywhere, whenever I get my next vehicle the 3er will become the 2nd car...

I actually saw a huge billboard with just this light and I knew right away that it was an Audi. Personally, it is one of the reasons why I would never buy an Audi. IMO the lights are really ugly. In any given day, Xenon Angels are much much nicer and sexier than Christmas lights. It's just NOT HOT!!! (And this is from a woman's point of view.)
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Earthquake on the US east coast, followed by a hurricane. The apocalypse is here! It was all lead by my suicidal thoughts! You see how important it is to keep the Furball happy. Furballs happiness is required for all of your survival!



I love the google earth nav. I hope BMW follows suit.



What about that shifter? It's painful to look at. They could have done better, they should have done better!
The shifter has to be big for the arthritic old farts who drive them.
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I actually saw a huge billboard with just this light and I knew right away that it was an Audi. Personally, it is one of the reasons why I would never buy an Audi. IMO the lights are really ugly. In any given day, Xenon Angels are much much nicer and sexier than Christmas lights. It's just NOT HOT!!! (And this is from a woman's point of view.)
The FULL LED light treatment is the future...too bad BMW is behind Audi on this. And as far as what I think women think of it? Meh...Been married for over 15 years, it's has zero factor on what kind of car I buy.
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Earthquake on the US east coast, followed by a hurricane. The apocalypse is here! It was all lead by my suicidal thoughts! You see how important it is to keep the Furball happy. Furballs happiness is required for all of your survival!
The quake has revealed a new fault line, discovered to run from DC through Virginia.

Dubbed Obama's Fault, he's now saying it's Bush's Fault.

Hey, I remember the eye of a hurricane passing overhead way back when I lived in Newark, Delaware. Nothin' new Furb....head up!
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The FULL LED light treatment is the future...too bad BMW is behind Audi on this. And as far as what I think women think of it? Meh...Been married for over 15 years, it's has zero factor on what kind of car I buy.
Does it swivel w/turning the wheel?
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The new LED headlights also get special adaptive light control and high-beam assist features. The headlight control unit relies on a small video camera in the base of the rear view mirror and routes data from the optional MMI navigation plus navigation system to anticipate changes in ambient lighting. For example, the cornering lights can be triggered before the car reaches a junction or corner to aid visibility on approach.

The high-beam assistant, meanwhile, automatically varies the range and width of the headlights between dipped and full beam according to the road situation. The system also incorporates an all-weather function that uses a camera mounted on the rear view mirror to detect the lights of oncoming traffic and adjust the headlight intensity so that it doesn't distract other drivers.
The lights are really unique to me, you know when an audi is behind you in traffic. This evolution of LED DRLs is definitely for the better



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The lights are really unique to me, you know when an audi is behind you in traffic. This evolution of LED DRLs is definitely for the better
Good Lord, that's ugly.
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Dubbed Obama's Fault, he's now saying it's Bush's Fault.

Hey, I remember the eye of a hurricane passing overhead way back when I lived in Newark, Delaware. Nothin' new Furb....head up!
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Good Lord, that's ugly.
(Well, maybe "garish" is the better word. Either way: Fail.)

You know what they sat about opinions.

I think the lights are quite sexy...No more 'garish' than the LED halos that surround the old school xenons. Those things should be standard by now for a $30K+ vehicle.
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Somehow I suspect that jocamryn is going to be joining ole westy in making Audi troll posts on BF. Seller's remorse can be avoided by just not selling, you know.
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The FULL LED light treatment is the future...too bad BMW is behind Audi on this. And as far as what I think women think of it? Meh...Been married for over 15 years, it's has zero factor on what kind of car I buy.
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