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Old 09-17-2013, 03:39 AM
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Bmw durability on really hot weather

Hi guys I`m new member in Bimmerfest I registered coz I`m willing to buy a BMW 330 E92 model 2011

But I live in Kuwait ( Country at Arabian Gulf) its very very Hot weather there like in summer it

reaches 45 - 49 c its about 115 F. So is it really the BMW can stand in this weather ? is the

German engineers have put in consider these extreme weathers while making there cars


I`m just asking if somebody has a BMW in similar weather and if he can share us his

experience with the car , did he have problems or not .

Sry for bad Grammer, English is not my first language

thank you

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Old 09-17-2013, 07:21 AM
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I think it will hold up, but you'll be changing your cabin filter and engine filter very often in that climate and probably have to keep an eye on the belts, tires and the exterior rubber trim pieces. As for the interior, I wouldn't leave it outside much and keep the leather cleaned/moistened weekly.
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AC seems to be a weak point especially in hot climates. My guess is yours get quite a work out. Keep an eye on that. N4S
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:37 AM
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Hi guys I`m new member in Bimmerfest I registered coz I`m willing to buy a BMW 330 E92 model 2011

But I live in Kuwait ( Country at Arabian Gulf) its very very Hot weather there like in summer it

reaches 45 - 49 c its about 115 F. So is it really the BMW can stand in this weather ? is the

German engineers have put in consider these extreme weathers while making there cars


I`m just asking if somebody has a BMW in similar weather and if he can share us his

experience with the car , did he have problems or not .

Sry for bad Grammer, English is not my first language

thank you
They test them in Death Valley which is not only hot but has some very steep roads going in and out. We've been across it twice and the car performed flawlessly. No overheating problems and the AC worked just fine.

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Old 09-17-2013, 07:46 AM
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Hi guys I`m new member in Bimmerfest I registered coz I`m willing to buy a BMW 330 E92 model 2011

But I live in Kuwait ( Country at Arabian Gulf) its very very Hot weather there like in summer it

reaches 45 - 49 c its about 115 F. So is it really the BMW can stand in this weather ? is the

German engineers have put in consider these extreme weathers while making there cars


I`m just asking if somebody has a BMW in similar weather and if he can share us his

experience with the car , did he have problems or not .

Sry for bad Grammer, English is not my first language

Our boys in Phoenix, Arizona, can give you a readout on that. For them, that's just a summer day. And, please, ask about Monsoon Season!


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Old 09-17-2013, 09:39 AM
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Keep it out of the direct sunlight if possible.

Keep it out of the direct sunlight if possible.
(when parked)
UV is the enemy of all things.
Also I would think you should be applying some kind
of leather treatment more often than you would in a moderate
climate.
Air filters more often to.

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Bmw durability on really hot weather

The rubbery coating on the plastic components like the door handles and cup holders will be more prone to peeling and scratching... Those parts are usually easy and cheap to replace though.


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Old 09-17-2013, 11:47 PM
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thanks for the replies ,

So what I understand there is no major Breakdown if I took care of the filters and keep it

covered while its parking.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:08 AM
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Another Phoenix Arizona driver checking in. 115 is not uncommon, no problems on this end either... It does take a little longer for the AC to cool things down.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:09 AM
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LOL, usefz, we know where Kuwait is. Although it is very hot there you don't have to deal so much with the other half of the equation, which is humidity. Humidity adds a tremendous amount to the work load when it comes to cabin cooling for the AC, and a little bit when it comes to engine cooling. Without humidity it is like being 15 to 20 degrees cooler.
I believe that if BMWs can perform acceptably in the American southwest that they will perform acceptably in Kuwait. From time to time we have posts from members in your part of the world and I don't recall any heat related problem trends. Good luck with your BMW.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:17 AM
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Hey DSX MACHINA thanks for your reply , But When you said acceptable is it mean acceptable like Japanese cars in this extreme weather coz if i ask anyone

in Kuwait about German cars he said get Toyota or Honda its better for Kuwait weather, German cars cant stand it. is it really that Japanese cars work

better on hot weather more than Germans. I know Japanese are smart people but Cmon its BMW what we are talking about not Opel !. I hope its just a myth.

and about humidity man tell me about it. its more dangerous on human than on the cars
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:58 AM
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We have parts of the US which are just like Kuwait but without the oil. BMWs work very well there. Look at the posts above, some are from people who live in these areas and they say that the BMW is OK. Buy the car, do not worry.
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:24 AM
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Bmw durability on really hot weather

In Washington, D.C. It can get up to +40-45C with high humidity. No problems (though the A/C works very hard to keep the cabin cool).


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Old 09-18-2013, 07:15 AM
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Run your AC in recirc and it will freeze you out of the car. I live in Florida where the temp often exceeds 100F with very high humidity and mine gets so cold you have to aim the vents so they don't blow on you.

No AC unit (that I'm aware of) can bring 115F air down to 40 or 50F by passing it through an evaporator no more than 2" thick. It's also easier on your system.

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