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Old 03-11-2012, 07:46 PM
iwanna330cic iwanna330cic is offline
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PDC (parking distance control) Worth it on a Z4?

With the long hood, it might not be such a bad choice to avoid scraping the bejeebers out of the front dam or bumper, and since it comes with front AND rear - I suppose the rear warning isn't so bad either. I have it on my e91 (rear only - sportswagon) and appreciate what it does in that car.

So - do any of you have it on your Z4 - and are you glad you have it?

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Old 03-11-2012, 09:14 PM
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.the Z4 is wifey's car and she demands it every time we get a new one....
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:02 AM
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I have PDC in my present car (2011 Z4). I didn't have it in my 2006 Z4 and always wanted it. Glad I have it now ! It always helps. I also turn it on when I stop for red-light and notice drivers talking over cell phones in vehicles behind me :-)
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:14 AM
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We had PDC in the X3 and it was in the Z4 we test drove.

I don't see much need for PDC in the e89. Visibility is good even with the top up.

The X3 has some decent sized blind spots in the back, and PDC did save me at least once. On the minus side, it was worse than useless in the rain.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:13 AM
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I think PDC is very useful while parking in parking lots (prevents bumping against low curb stones on the front) + the sensors in rear also help while reversing into tight parking places having low pillars... Useful piece of instrumentation...
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