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      06-15-2012, 08:16 PM   #243
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Stuff like this really mitigates the cost of these vehicles.
When the 8sp is in M mode and you put it in park and apply the E brake, the shifter will move right on its own. Cool.
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      06-15-2012, 08:56 PM   #244
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Today my HUD told me that there was a traffic jam up ahead!!!


Oh and it was in that bright yellow caution sign
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      06-15-2012, 09:58 PM   #245
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Can you program the 1-8 keys to dial a number? Would be great to have it dial my conference bridge at the push of a button


Yes.
Your car may be programmed for phone numbers as well as an address on nav, if so equipped.
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      06-15-2012, 11:05 PM   #246
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Today my HUD told me that there was a traffic jam up ahead!!!
Oh and it was in that bright yellow caution sign
The 335 I drove at the team as event did the same thing. The odd thing is that I was three blocks away from the traffic driving in another direction and it still showed
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      06-15-2012, 11:14 PM   #247
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Your car may be programmed for phone numbers as well as an address on nav, if so equipped.
#1 to #3 are phone numbers for me (my wife, mother and some take out restaurant lol), #4 is a profile that I use when I'm coding, #5 is my current house and #6 my new house, #7 is my personal profile, #8 is my wife's profile

You can basically program anything there that is in the iDrive, pretty useful =)
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      06-15-2012, 11:35 PM   #248
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I found out accidentally that on sport+ and in manual mode the tranny will not shift for you and the car just bounces on the rev limiter until you shift manually.. Also the kickdown button does nothing and it will stay in the gear you choose. Im really impressed and happy because I feel like I have so much more control. The whole forum might already know this but I had no idea. In regular sport the kickdown will take over and Im not sure if it will switch gears itself if you hit redline and dont shift. Just wanted to post this for those of you that didnt know this. have fun.
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      06-16-2012, 05:38 AM   #249
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I found out accidentally that on sport+ and in manual mode the tranny will not shift for you and the car just bounces on the rev limiter until you shift manually.. Also the kickdown button does nothing and it will stay in the gear you choose. Im really impressed and happy because I feel like I have so much more control. The whole forum might already know this but I had no idea. In regular sport the kickdown will take over and Im not sure if it will switch gears itself if you hit redline and dont shift. Just wanted to post this for those of you that didnt know this. have fun.
Didnt know that, cheers for posting (no sarcasm intended)
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      06-16-2012, 01:51 PM   #250
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Stuff like this really mitigates the cost of these vehicles.
When the 8sp is in M mode and you put it in park and apply the E brake, the shifter will move right on its own. Cool.
Thank you just tried it. Brilliant!
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      06-16-2012, 04:06 PM   #251
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Does that come with EU cars as well as standard?
No, unfortunately it doesn't come with EU cars (unless it is a damn option)

We are missing a lot.
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      06-16-2012, 07:42 PM   #252
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Does everyone know there is a small compartment under the trunk floor? Just lift the thin floor panel up and you will see it.
Now, here the feature I learned yesterday from my ED delivery specialist - lift the floor panel all the way up until the edge contacts the trunk roof you will hear a click as it catches and will stay up so you can access the hidden compartment. Looks to be a magnetic catch.
But while that cover is up it blocks the light and you can't see in the compartment at night.
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When you're turning the fog light on the inside corner of the turn comes on automatically to light the turning path. I noticed it in the reflection of a car wash window as I spun the steering wheel to line up into the car wash.
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      06-16-2012, 08:00 PM   #254
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When you're turning the fog light on the inside corner of the turn comes on automatically to light the turning path. I noticed it in the reflection of a car wash window as I spun the steering wheel to line up into the car wash.
Wow that's so nice. You don't appreciate adaptive headlights until your BMW is in the shop and you're in a Mazda 3
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When the 8sp is in M mode and you put it in park and apply the E brake, the shifter will move right on its own. Cool.
No need to put up the E-Brake. It'll move on it's own.
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      06-17-2012, 01:12 AM   #256
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What is the auto highbeam button on the turn signal stalk?
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What is the auto highbeam button on the turn signal stalk?
It is exactly what it sounds like, auto high beam. If camera detects no oncoming traffic and area is dark enough then high beams are on.
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      06-17-2012, 02:27 AM   #258
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No need to put up the E-Brake. It'll move on it's own.
What is the E-Brake?
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What is a headlight?


...... LoL......
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It is exactly what it sounds like, auto high beam. If camera detects no oncoming traffic and area is dark enough then high beams are on.
I had this on my 2007 E92 and it was really annoying. It would see itself in the reflections from roadsigns and dip the headlights in response, but then it wouldn't react to oncoming cars until too late; by the time it reacted the other driver was already blinded, annoyed and flashing at me. So I just used manual high beam.

Have they improved the feature? My F30 will have it as part of a package, otherwise I probably wouldn't have bothered with it.
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Does that come with EU cars as well as standard?
No, unfortunately it doesn't come with EU cars (unless it is a damn option)

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What is a headlight?


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Question still stands buddy.

Is it a US term for handbrake?
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I had this on my 2007 E92 and it was really annoying. It would see itself in the reflections from roadsigns and dip the headlights in response, but then it wouldn't react to oncoming cars until too late; by the time it reacted the other driver was already blinded, annoyed and flashing at me. So I just used manual high beam.

Have they improved the feature? My F30 will have it as part of a package, otherwise I probably wouldn't have bothered with it.
Yes they have, mine have worked flawlessly, even when I have tried to fool it. It even dims them if it sees a car on the side of the road with hazards on.
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Question still stands buddy.

Is it a US term for handbrake?
Yes, it's short for "Emergency Brake." Perfectly acceptable question.
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