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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 07-15-2013, 03:09 PM
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2014 3 series Active Cruise Control - includes Stop & Go?

Can anyone confirm whether the 2014 3 series Active Cruise Control includes the Stop & Go functionality?

According to the pinned post on the 2014 pricing, changes, etc:
"Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go (5DF), previously priced $2,400, is now available for $1,200."

However, the official ordering guide lists option 5DF as only "Active Cruise Control."

The current BMW Technology Guide makes a distinction between basic Active Cruise Control and that with Stop & Go. It does not list the 3 series as having Stop & Go. However, the website does not appear to have been updated for MY 2014 yet.
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:24 PM
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The changes in that thread were from BMW. It is a safe bet that 2014s will have stop/go.

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Old 07-16-2013, 12:52 PM
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Excellent, thanks for the info.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:21 PM
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My 2013 335 has active cruise control with Stop and Go ($2,400), so your 2014 will have it too. I am very happy with it.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:55 PM
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It has it. You'll love it!
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:53 AM
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Question on its behavior:
If I am traveling at 80mph setting the seconds to the minimum and a car cuts in, does our car slow down gradually to increase the preset distance or is it braking harder than necessary?
2nd scenario to the above, after the other car cuts in and then brakes hard completely to a stop, would our car recognize the rapid closing in distance and apply maximum brake force?
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:39 AM
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If a car cuts in, it will slow to reestablish the necessary distance. For that reason, I don't use it in heavy traffic. It is perfect in light traffic. In the second case, the car will apply maximum braking. First, an icon appears in the head-up, then an alarm sounds, then brakes are applied. I haven't experienced the automatic braking in that situation but I have experienced the alarm. Collision Avoidance (I think that's what it's called) has a separate activation from cruise control. I have mine set so it is always on.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:25 PM
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Would it be better to let the car handle the braking rather than trying to take over yourself which you might not apply maximum braking?
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:58 PM
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No!!! You are responsible for your car. You need to be able to control your car, understanding ABS and DSC. In an emergency situation, hit the brakes with full force and your car will manage stability. The automatic systems are for backup only. I think (but I don't know) that Collision Avoidance will add braking if you don't fully engage the brakes.
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