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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 12:30 PM
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Posted By gkr778
F44 2-Series Gran Coupe is related to F45/F46...

F44 2-Series Gran Coupe is related to F45/F46 2-Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer; they all use the UKL/UKL2 platform:
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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-15-2020, 02:40 PM
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Views: 1,377
Posted By gkr778
I'm optimistic BMW is going to succeed in that...

I'm optimistic BMW is going to succeed in that respect. Products like the UKL2 platform vehicles (F44 2-Series GC, F48 X1, F54 Clubman, etc.) demonstrate that BMW is able to field entries in multiple...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-15-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,440
Posted By gkr778
NADA defines "domestic light vehicles" as...

NADA defines "domestic light vehicles" as passenger cars and light trucks whose final assembly point is located in the USA, regardless of OEM's HQ location. Passenger cars and light trucks assembled...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-15-2020, 11:05 AM
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Posted By gkr778
BMW says "we love you 2" :) ...

BMW says "we love you 2" :)

https://pictures.dealer.com/b/bmwgroup/0602/999963d69e136bb3d9e09c5ece29fc45x.jpg
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-14-2020, 03:16 PM
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Posted By gkr778
Thanks for sharing your F54 Clubman experience...

Thanks for sharing your F54 Clubman experience 1968BMW2800. Pure driving fun + the right size + practicality of a GC makes F44 such a noteworthy product from BMW. I'm sure that Jon's test drive...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-14-2020, 02:19 PM
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Posted By gkr778
Wait for Jon Shafer's test drive report. :) ...

Wait for Jon Shafer's test drive report. :)

F44 M235i GC shares many components with the spunky F54 Mini Clubman John Cooper Works All4. So it should deliver excellent driving dynamics.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-14-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,440
Posted By gkr778
Good post 1968BMW2800! Bimmerfest is definitely a...

Good post 1968BMW2800! Bimmerfest is definitely a special place, especially since Jon Shafer is back! :thumbup:

Your commentary about car dealers is especially timely because NADA Show 2020...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 02-01-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,076
Posted By gkr778
Sure. If you don't do so immediately, it's...

Sure. If you don't do so immediately, it's definitely worth specifying non-RFT as replacements when the OE tires on your car wear out.

+2 for Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 02-01-2020, 10:19 AM
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Posted By gkr778
Thanks for the clarification todd92. :thumbup:

Thanks for the clarification todd92. :thumbup:
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 02-01-2020, 09:52 AM
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Views: 1,076
Posted By gkr778
Are you referring to Pirelli Cinturato P7 All...

Are you referring to Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season 225/45R18 95H XL? On the Tire Rack website, I found the following numbers for tire weight:

Non RFT version: 23 lbs
BMW OE RFT version (G20):...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-01-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By gkr778
+1 I was also surprised how easy certain DIY...

+1
I was also surprised how easy certain DIY maintenance tasks are on N20/N26 equipped F3x cars. I especially like the convenient positioning of the engine oil filter and brake fluid reservoir on my...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 01-31-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By gkr778
+1 Thanks Jon! Any chance that Bimmerfest...

+1
Thanks Jon!

Any chance that Bimmerfest forums will add a "F44 2-Series GC (2020 - Current)" category within the 1-Series & 2-Series subforum?

I informed the moderators of this request in...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 01-31-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 182,730
Posted By gkr778
Correct. TMC FY2020 3Q financial results will be...

Correct. TMC FY2020 3Q financial results will be released February 6.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 01-31-2020, 12:20 PM
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Views: 182,730
Posted By gkr778
No. RAV4 EV production ended in 2014, as did...

No. RAV4 EV production ended in 2014, as did Toyota's use of Tesla as a supplier.
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 01-31-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By gkr778
Audi A4 received a refresh for MY 2020; the...

Audi A4 received a refresh for MY 2020; the refreshed model wasn't available in the U.S. market in time for C&D's comparison test.

MY 2020 A4 started arriving at U.S. dealerships a few weeks ago....
Forum: General Automotive Forum 01-29-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 182,730
Posted By gkr778
+1 Ironically, the second generation RAV4 EV...

+1
Ironically, the second generation RAV4 EV (see photo below) sourced its AC induction motor and battery pack from Tesla.

RAV4 PHEV will be well received in the marketplace. It wouldn't be...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 01-28-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,151
Posted By gkr778
Good points. I agree with you that from a...

Good points. I agree with you that from a personal finance standpoint alone, there isn't a strong case to choose a G20 330e over a G20 330i.

But for those who prefer the smoothness and efficiency...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-28-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By gkr778
Congratulations on 100k miles on your F30,...

Congratulations on 100k miles on your F30, eljefe68, and best wishes for 100k more! :thumbup:
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 01-27-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,151
Posted By gkr778
Only because MPG, which measures how far a...

Only because MPG, which measures how far a vehicle travels per amount of fuel, is nonsense.

I wish the U.S. would use fuel consumption metrics rather than "fuel economy": liters per 100 km or...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 01-27-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,151
Posted By gkr778
The WLTP fuel consumption figures for G20 330e...

The WLTP fuel consumption figures for G20 330e are 1.9 – 1.6 liters per 100km (123.7 – 146.9 MPGe U.S.). The U.S. EPA estimates haven't been released yet, but around 90-100 MPGe in U.S. EPA testing...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 01-24-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By gkr778
The article is on Car and Driver's website now:...

The article is on Car and Driver's website now: https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparison-test/a30536061/2019-alfa-romeo-giulia-vs-2019-bmw-330i-vs-2020-genesis-g70-vs-2020-volvo-s60/
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-17-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 49,007
Posted By gkr778
15 years/150k miles is the PZEV/TZEV warranty...

15 years/150k miles is the PZEV/TZEV warranty interval (for cars registered in U.S. states that adhere to CARB regulations for this warranty coverage).

I think what namelessman is conveying is...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 01-16-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By gkr778
Thank you Jon! Score another win for Bimmerfest!...

Thank you Jon! Score another win for Bimmerfest! :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-15-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,260
Posted By gkr778
Refreshed Audi A4 for MY 2020 is now available in...

Refreshed Audi A4 for MY 2020 is now available in the U.S. market.

Press release: https://media.audiusa.com/en-us/releases/379
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-13-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By gkr778
Here's Shumile Swift's video on F30 N26 muffler...

Here's Shumile Swift's video on F30 N26 muffler delete:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0nHfXk14I0
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