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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 11-16-2011, 09:08 AM
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I can't believe this is such a big issue. Hit the start/stop twice with your foot off the brake everything shuts down not that difficult.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:37 AM
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I can't believe this is such a big issue. Hit the start/stop twice with your foot off the brake everything shuts down not that difficult.
I agree, it's real simple, folks.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:50 AM
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I can't believe this is such a big issue. Hit the start/stop twice with your foot off the brake everything shuts down not that difficult.
Yes, that's exactly what you have to do, and that's the issue. Big? Maybe not. Dumb? Without question.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:55 AM
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If everything shut down with one push, we'd be on this site hearing "how can we turn the radio/nav on without the engine running while in the car" .... and if it really bothers you, when you hit lock once outside the car - it shuts off too, and you cannot say hit the radio button to turn it on or it would run the risk of draining the battery in a malfunction where it stays on....

Dumb, I think not... Unless you want a key back

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Old 11-20-2011, 01:35 PM
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Coming from a car with conventional ignition key, pressing start/stop button twice to shut off everything is not really a big issue for me.
But I can imagine it would confuse previous BMW owners who just have to press and hold start/stop button to completely shut off the engine.
I agree BMW should retain the press and hold feature, giving us choice to either press twice or press and hold.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:29 PM
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If everything shut down, we'd be on this site hearing "how can we turn the radio/nav on without the engine running while in the car"
Wrong. That's the pre-2011 system. There were no complaints. You could look it up.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:31 PM
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Coming from a car with conventional ignition key, pressing start/stop button twice to shut off everything is not really a big issue for me.
But I can imagine it would confuse previous BMW owners who just have to press and hold start/stop button to completely shut off the engine.
The problem with the double press is not confusion. The problem is, if you happen to have your foot on the brake (or, with MT, the clutch) - an altogether likely scenario, since you have just come to a stop - then the second press restarts the engine. When that happens, you feel like a klutz. But it's not you. It's the car. Just try explaining it to someone who's driving the car for the first time, and is unfamiliar with it.

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Old 11-20-2011, 06:57 PM
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If everything shut down with one push, we'd be on this site..... Flor clarity, I could see how that was read wrong....
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:45 PM
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But it's not you. It's the car.

Nope, it's you. Much ado about nothing.
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