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Old 09-02-2011, 09:19 PM
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Ok, this is bad, is my base option missing?? (Canadians please...)

All Canadian 5-series models are to include "Cruise control with brake function" which I imagine require two extra buttons on the cruise control module (left side of the steering wheel), page 100 in the manual. Mine does not have it despite all assurances of the sales guys and the Canadian online configurator. Does yours have it??? Help... I am only now checking everything out and this is so far MIA. That would be a shocker, I was so desperately wanting this "standard option". Please tell me what's wrong guys...
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:14 AM
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Yeah, according to reports like this, Active Cruise Control (with stop and go) is not only not standard on the Canadian 535, it's not even available as an option. You need to get the 550:

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=460064
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:29 AM
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Mine is 550. Not standard. Active CC is stand alone option for $2500
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Old 09-03-2011, 06:52 AM
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Excuse me but "Cruise control with brake function" might refer to the cruise using the brakes to avoid overspeeding when coming down a hill - not "Active Cruise Control."
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:20 AM
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Excuse me but "Cruise control with brake function" might refer to the cruise using the brakes to avoid overspeeding when coming down a hill - not "Active Cruise Control."
+1. Logic states that a $2400 option is not standard. Also, Active Cruise is not called "brake function". It is a radar-based, car-detecting system. Beyond that, I think it would be a major fk-up for the assembly line to omit standard equipment. Sorry.
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:28 AM
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+1. Logic states that a $2400 option is not standard. Also, Active Cruise is not called "brake function". It is a radar-based, car-detecting system. Beyond that, I think it would be a major fk-up for the assembly line to omit standard equipment. Sorry.
Completely agree. Much, much more likely that this is a human (expectations / information / communication) issue.
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:59 AM
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I think this was part of my technology package for 3k, and is for stop and go in traffice without using your brake I think..then again this car has so many features I dont use, who knows..lol
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I think this was part of my technology package for 3k, and is for stop and go in traffice without using your brake I think..then again this car has so many features I dont use, who knows..lol
So I guess you're agreeing that active cruise is not a standard feature.
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:22 PM
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Actually I am total confused now, I really cannot honestly answer that, need to dig a bit more
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:33 PM
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I think this was part of my technology package for 3k, and is for stop and go in traffice without using your brake I think..then again this car has so many features I dont use, who knows..lol
Here are the configurator screenshots - I've selected all packages on the previous page.

So there are only 3 separate options to choose - rear TVs, "Active" Cruise Control and Night Vision.
We have standard cruise control - it is included in the base, and is not mentioned here in options or packages

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So, does this mean that the standard cc has brake function and will apply the brakes to maintain the set speed on a down hill? If so, that's very cool. Didn't know it did that.
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Old 09-04-2011, 03:07 PM
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Yes, that's right. I found this out on my first mountain drive. It worked amazingly well.
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A question about automatic High-beam assistant - do we miss this feature as well, eh?..

Here is how it is stated in the manual, and here is what I see in the car...
(I have all the packages except M-sport and those active cruise control and night vision..)
Anyone from US can confirm that you have it?

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Old 09-04-2011, 06:54 PM
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Excuse me but "Cruise control with brake function" might refer to the cruise using the brakes to avoid overspeeding when coming down a hill - not "Active Cruise Control."
My "d" didn't have active cruise but the "basic" cruise control did apply the brakes when going down hill (for example) presumably to avoid exceeding the set speed.
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A question about automatic High-beam assistant - do we miss this feature as well, eh?..

Here is how it is stated in the manual, and here is what I see in the car...
(I have all the packages except M-sport and those active cruise control and night vision..)
Anyone from US can confirm that you have it?
In the U.S., high-beam assistant is part of the driver assistance package, along with lane departure assistant, blind spot detection and parking assistant.
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So, does this mean that the standard cc has brake function and will apply the brakes to maintain the set speed on a down hill? If so, that's very cool. Didn't know it did that.
My 3rd car, 13-year old Acura does that as well.....don't see what the big deal is.
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It isn't a big deal. I just never realized that cruise control would apply the brakes to maintain speed. Maybe my previous (and other current) cars did it as well. Not many hills around here where you'd get to use it.
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My 3rd car, 13-year old Acura does that as well.....don't see what the big deal is.
Exactly... that's why I kick myself for allowing self to be mislead. I thought CC with brakes was a Canadian way of calling the Active CC... (which the salesman confirmed multiple times when I was ordering the car!). What a major mistake and BS on their part (probably carelessness, I don't think they lied to me intentionally, they just nodded their heads when I asked if the car will have it...). Indeed, when the car detects another one infront, it should brake, hence my interpretation of this feature, plus this is not even offered as a standalone option in Canada, which only confirmed everything. Oh well, in the retrospect, I still would have purchased the car even knowing all the facts, but it sort of left a bitter taste in my mouth. I even told my neighbour I had this option and his jaw dropped LOL... I will not correct that, I'll let him thing my F10 is THAT cool, even though it ain't . Ideally we should not need cruise control to begin with in such a car...


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