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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 12-24-2011, 12:41 AM
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flat-bottomed steering

Why do the newer cars have a flat bottomed steering? Is there something functional about it? The sport models from MB have it already, and the 2013 S4 will have it too. I haven't seen it in any of the pictures of the F30, though...anyone know why?
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:52 AM
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Why do the newer cars have a flat bottomed steering? Is there something functional about it? The sport models from MB have it already, and the 2013 S4 will have it too. I haven't seen it in any of the pictures of the F30, though...anyone know why?
The flat bottom makes it easier to enter and exit the vehicle. Sometimes for looks and preference. There will probably be a "flat bottom" BMW performance steering wheel option for the F30 down the road.
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:32 PM
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The flat bottom makes it easier to enter and exit the vehicle. Sometimes for looks and preference.
So flat bottom wheel is better suited for fat-bottomed people!
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:58 PM
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So flat bottom wheel is better suited for fat-bottomed people!
Yeah and real race car drivers in real race cars because the steering wheels usually don't adjust that's why some race cars have removable steering wheels.
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Flat bottomed wheels they make the rockin' car turn 'round...
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I just hope the new electronic steering wheel is not overly assisted and numb. I like firm and round bottom anyway.
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