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6 Series
The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 01-19-2010, 01:26 PM
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I recently learned that manual trans 6 series have the "Hill Descent Control" (HDC), that prevents the vehicle from rolling back into another car on a steep hill until the clutch is popped. Subaru has been doing this for years, but it's nice to see it on these cars.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:31 PM
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yeah its an awesome tool (HDC). though im a good manual driver, im glad some cars come with this standard for other manual drivers who may not be so good
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:32 PM
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ps it only stays locked for about 5 seconds then goes back into neutral
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:40 PM
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I noticed that my rear bumper had been replaced. This sucks because it means at some point my car was in an accident.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:40 PM
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I think i might have been a bit too amazed by the cup holder holder in the back storage area. Got in the car with the wife and tried it out thought thats damned cool, she looked at me, and put her drink in there on top of the cup holder in a cup holder...
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:07 PM
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Which makes it a "cup holder holder"?
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:07 AM
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Maybe sombody nows this...

On a merc 220cdi with auto transmission, when you are waithing for green light, you can leave it in Drive and just push the braking pedal down for a second, than you can take your foot off the pedal, the car won't move until you accelerate...

Is this olso with my BMW 6 2006 convertible possible? Or is this somting from Merc only...
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I have cold weather and my CPO dealer told me it was an option... can anybody verify it's standard on the 07 with cold weather...?

for vert owners, is there a way to drop the top without being in the car?

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Yes. Install a Smartop Module
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:16 AM
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Yes. Install a Smartop Module
Or just press the unlock button on your key fob twice and hold.
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I discovered by accident that if you reset your ipod while it's connected to idrive, you can control the ipod manually instead of by the i-drive knob.
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Nice color

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I discovered by accident that if you reset your ipod while it's connected to idrive, you can control the ipod manually instead of by the i-drive knob.
that is a nice color man wow
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I learned that the mysterious beep beep beeeeeeeeep goes off every HOUR!
Haha you can turn that off. It's in the setting somewhere.
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Haha you can turn that off. It's in the setting somewhere.
Yes, you can turn it off in iDrive. It is the hourly chime
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:51 AM
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I learned that the mysterious beep beep beeeeeeeeep goes off every HOUR!
Lol. My fried took his E60 to the dealer because of the "mysterious" beeping.
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Lol. My fried took his E60 to the dealer because of the "mysterious" beeping.
Haha nice. He could have saved a bunch of time by reading the manual.
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The HDC is a pretty neat feature. It is something that should put in more cars since a lot of people can't drive that well.
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Not sure if my auto setting for my lights is acting up or maybe its something that I may now just finding out with my headlights. I noticed that now in the winter when I have my lights set to auto it comes on in the garage but when i go out side in the sunshine it does not go off, the headlights stay on. In the summer i know for sure that it goes off once the car is outside. I am thinking that the system may be taking into account that it's winter months and driving? If so then this would be something new to me.
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:53 PM
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Here is a dumb one...when I got the car home (didn't have the manual in the car, got it later) I couldn't figure out how to turn the car off. I found out:

1. Comfort access start is a quick tap on the Start button.
2. Tried to shut the car off the same way, brief touch of Start/Stop button, car shuts off but stupid stereo still runs - car is in RADIO MODE
3. Forum board was kind enough to instruct me that you press and HOLD that button to completely shut everything down. Also found out that second tap of button turns it off.
Well I had the manual and after an '06 for a year and an '07 vert for two I discovered that holding the button down turned off the car and the radio. I still find it faster though to double tap it as I had initially assumed was the only way.
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Haha nice. He could have saved a bunch of time by reading the manual.
Yeah he's not the brightest bulb.
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i learned that the cup holder fits into the back cup holder compartment
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Not sure if my auto setting for my lights is acting up or maybe its something that I may now just finding out with my headlights. I noticed that now in the winter when I have my lights set to auto it comes on in the garage but when i go out side in the sunshine it does not go off, the headlights stay on. In the summer i know for sure that it goes off once the car is outside. I am thinking that the system may be taking into account that it's winter months and driving? If so then this would be something new to me.
mine go on in the garage too. but whether its summer or winter they go off once i leave the garage. unless of course its nighttime.
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:16 AM
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I still find it faster though to double tap it as I had initially assumed was the only way.
Plus I like to have music playing while I take off my belt, check everything before I get out and lower the volume so it's not too loud when I get in.
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