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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 11-13-2012, 09:04 AM
Lisa@Bimmerfest Lisa@Bimmerfest is offline
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BMW M Performance Steering Wheel Brings Sport Driving Data Right to Your Fingertips



Want to get closer to making your car-racing daydream more of a reality behind your own wheel?

BMW just made that possible by launching this new super grippy Alcantra-wrapped performance steering wheel for its M-series. Highlighted by carbon trim and a race display, it was tested by German motorsports expert and race driver, Tim Schrick, and as you'll see this is definitely no standard racing wheel.

In addition to its secure grip in extreme driving situations is its abundance of useful driving data - that's right, your steering wheel essentially speaks to you while your eyes remain virtually on the road.

There are three modes of data collection- EfficientDynamics, Sport, and Race. In "EfficientDynamics" mode, the wheel's functions display shows you the average fuel consumption over short and long distances, and your average speed. In "Sport" mode, it shows a stopwatch, G meter - longitudinal and lateral acceleration - water and oil temperature, and it even tells you when to shift, via an LED light system. In "Race" mode, it displays lap timer, a 0-to-400-meter timer, a 1/4-mile race timer and the same LED light shift indicators that it displays in "Sport" mode.

At a not-so-cheap $1700, you gearheads and race track frequenters have to admit you wouldn't bat an eye at the chance to grip this innovation in the palms of your hands. Who but BMW can execute this level of priceless engineering?

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Old 11-13-2012, 01:09 PM
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Saw this the other day. Sounds pretty cool but not really worth it unless you plan on tracking the car.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:45 PM
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Yawn. Why can't they release the M sport package steering wheel so I can slap it on my sport line during the summer when I don't need the heater.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:55 PM
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Cool idea but seems only worth it if you have a stick and plan to track the car as there are no paddle shifters...
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:26 PM
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Who's got time to look at the steering wheel when you're on a race track??
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