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Old 08-13-2012, 04:07 AM
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:15 AM
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"The Dot" has nothing to do with the engine. Here is 11 pages of everything you need to know about it. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=507354
Thanks Mbbrewer.... that thread is hilarious! I never heard of "the Dot" Now I am fully informed!
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:19 AM
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They took away the second USB in the glovebox for drivers with Nav, so that is missed. Also, I can not comment on the Nav as BMW was not able to provide the dealer with the activation code in time. This is a BMWNA problem.

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Interesting.

What the '13 owner's manual says about the new way of loading songs into the HDD?
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:57 AM
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"As for MY2013 changes, probably some electronic stuff .. hopefully, the NAV is one of them."

NAV was one thing i liked to have improved.. I am planning on the 528i... wondering whether i should hold it for now.. Any changes to NAV would be really nice.. maybe a little more integration with Google maps..
I posted this way back in April..
hope.. as always.. is a good thing.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:20 PM
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Interesting.

What the '13 owner's manual says about the new way of loading songs into the HDD?
Looks like the new iDrive supports music import from the glovebox USB port, just like it should be. It's dumb to have two USB ports
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:14 PM
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One thing BMW should offer is a "brake dust gray" finish for the wheels. 90 miles and already coated to the point it was visible. My Lexus was NEVER that bad, but this and my wife's E90 are.
I recommend you coat the wheels with something to make it more slippery. I used CQuartz on the wheels. There may be better coatings now like Wolf's hardbody. My car can last about a tank of gas without dust being an issue.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:13 PM
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On my e38 I had chrome wheels, when I had my brake pads replaced with ceramic, the brake dust problem went away..... I wonder with our four year 50,000 mile warranty, if ceramic brake pads can be requested.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:51 PM
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One thing BMW should offer is a "brake dust gray" finish for the wheels. 90 miles and already coated to the point it was visible. My Lexus was NEVER that bad, but this and my wife's E90 are.
Point is, you're not driving a Lexus anymore. Brake dust is part of the German car ownership experience. Softer (and dustier) brake pads are superior performing to dust-free Japanese/American type pads. If you wash your wheels weekly, like I do, you don't really have an issue. I've owned 3 BMW's, and a few other German cars, and I've rarely had to do any heavy-duty cleaning of the wheels. Let's not try to make German cars "match" their Japanese counterparts, IMO -- embrace the differences.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:39 PM
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Believe it or not, I hear that the ArmorAll Wheel Protectant product is excellent at repelling brake dust. However, as the previous poster indicated, if you regularly wash the wheels, brake dust is not an issue.
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:42 PM
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Believe it or not, I hear that the ArmorAll Wheel Protectant product is excellent at repelling brake dust. However, as the previous poster indicated, if you regularly wash the wheels, brake dust is not an issue.
I heard that too. But you have to reapply it quite often right?
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:41 AM
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Point is, you're not driving a Lexus anymore. Brake dust is part of the German car ownership experience. Softer (and dustier) brake pads are superior performing to dust-free Japanese/American type pads. If you wash your wheels weekly, like I do, you don't really have an issue. I've owned 3 BMW's, and a few other German cars, and I've rarely had to do any heavy-duty cleaning of the wheels. Let's not try to make German cars "match" their Japanese counterparts, IMO -- embrace the differences.
I've owned many, many cars including seven Corvettes that I had driven quite hard, and on some cars including my 2009 Z06 I had I changed out the brake pads for less dust. On the Z06 I could tell zero difference in braking performance. When I put them on (Hawk Ceramics) I made six hard stops from 60-100 mph within about two minutes or less. I've braked very hard from well over (and I mean WELL over) 100 mph with no ill effects.

For street use brake dust does not equate to braking performance. Maybe on a race track where repeated use lap after lap you might have to make that tradeoff, but not for street use.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:58 AM
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Look into using the Optimum OptiCoat v2.0 on your car and wheels. Its a permanent clear coating that repels water and dirt like nothing else before. I already have this stuff coating my new wheels and if i ever get my F10 (damn epa hold) i am coating the car with it asap. Lots of videos of this stuff on youtube and has been used by professional detailers for awhile now.

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Old 08-14-2012, 07:21 AM
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Looks like the new iDrive supports music import from the glovebox USB port, just like it should be. It's dumb to have two USB ports
That's what the OP is saying that is no longer there...

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They took away the second USB in the glovebox for drivers with Nav, so that is missed. Also, I can not comment on the Nav as BMW was not able to provide the dealer with the activation code in time. This is a BMWNA problem.

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Old 08-20-2012, 05:42 PM
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Hi Stonehauler. I noticed you got the M Sport Package for your 550. On your window sticker, did the M Sport Pkg include "Adaptive Drive"?

I saw other poster's snap shot of a 2013 550i window sticker that had M Sport Pkg $2900 and it included Adaptive Drive. The ordering guide indicates Adaptive Drive is only available with the Dynamic Handling Package at an extra $3500. This would be a major typo by BMWUSA. Bigger than the Valvetronic typo if that is a typo.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:09 PM
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I also purchased the dynamic handling package, so I don't think we will be able to tell with mine. I will check in the morning.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:53 AM
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Hi Stonehauler. I noticed you got the M Sport Package for your 550. On your window sticker, did the M Sport Pkg include "Adaptive Drive"?

I saw other poster's snap shot of a 2013 550i window sticker that had M Sport Pkg $2900 and it included Adaptive Drive. The ordering guide indicates Adaptive Drive is only available with the Dynamic Handling Package at an extra $3500. This would be a major typo by BMWUSA. Bigger than the Valvetronic typo if that is a typo.
BMW uses these terms interchangably, seemingly at random, and they don't really mean anything. You simply need to know if you have adjustable dampers or active roll stabilization. Other than that, Adaptive Drive could mean that the climate control adjusts according to temperature. Seriously, their terms are so confusing, it makes no sense.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:42 AM
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Seriously, their terms are so confusing, it makes no sense. . .
and they change them within model years to make it worse at times.
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