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      09-07-2012, 01:09 PM   #441
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let me see a picture of it
At work right now, but I'll try to post a pic later today.
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      09-07-2012, 01:12 PM   #442
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At work right now, but I'll try to post a pic later today.
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I just picked up my 335i Sport yesterday. The 18" wheels have changed. They are now all "shadow chrome" (not sure what the color is actually called) rather than the inside walls being dark and the surface of the wheels being a brushed silver type look.

Subtle change, but it makes a huge difference in appearance (to me anyway).

My dealer didn't notice, but I did
I'd be interested in seeing a picture of this too. I had no idea the 18's on the sport line changed from 2012 to 2013. I understand you said its not the style but I'd still like to see what it looks like now.
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what does this have to do with this thread? Does iDrive transform our car into an abarth in one of the menus?
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      09-08-2012, 04:03 AM   #445
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Huh? I thought you can. Push the indicator stalk to the point of resistance, then press down (or up) further (i.e., push past the resistance), and the indicator will continue to indicate (no longer self-cancel) until you turn the steering wheel beyond the appropriate angle or until you cancel the indicator manually.
That's the thing, once you get to the appropriate angle and then start to return the wheel to centre, the indicator then cancels. In most of my previous cars, if at that point you continue to hold the indicator stalk down (or up), the indicator remains on but in the F30 it cancels regardless.

Near my home there's a small junction where I turn left. The approach road does a left, then a right just before the left turn. If you indicate left, the right-hander cancels the indicator and you then have to press the stalk down again straight away to keep indicating left. Car is trying to be too clever
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Ah, I see. I haven't had occasion to try what you mention, but my old cars kept the indicator switched on when depressed as you mentioned.
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the 19's have the two tone rims but are you saying the 18' for 2013 are two tone? The ones people are posting don't look like they are. Im waiting for your pics too.
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I'd be interested in seeing a picture of this too. I had no idea the 18's on the sport line changed from 2012 to 2013. I understand you said its not the style but I'd still like to see what it looks like now.
The difference is subtle, but there. I think I noticed on some other pics in the forum that some owners have the same wheels I do, but I didn't see anyone mention it anywhere.

Maybe I'm just the first to point it out?

Notice the one of the left has a slightly brushed surface with the inside walls of the spokes being slightly darker. Not the case on mine (right).
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      09-08-2012, 04:23 PM   #449
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oh yea, i like the newer ones.
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oh yea, i like the newer ones.
The older ones are much hotter.

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The older ones are much hotter.

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I personally like the newer ones better.

I thought the previous ones looked like Mattel toy wheels.

The new ones look like they mean business.
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I've had my '13 Sport Line for about 2 weeks now, and something cool that I noticed was that when you put the car into reverse, it lights up the door handle lights, and the fog lights so that it illuminates the ground around you better.
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I've had my '13 Sport Line for about 2 weeks now, and something cool that I noticed was that when you put the car into reverse, it lights up the door handle lights, and the fog lights so that it illuminates the ground around you better.
Really? I had no clue that happens as I'm inside the car.

You sure about that?

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So, when I first saw this thread I thought "oh look, a thread for people who haven't read the manual" . But, now I'm posting here too so I haven't read the manual as well as I thought.

I used cruise control for the first time yesterday and I noticed that a little read light comes on on the outside of the mail speedometer ring to indicate the speed that CC is set to. And the light turns green when CC is on and you're at the speed that's programmed. I think it's a very good-looking way to show this and was a pleasant surprise. I've had my 335i XDrive Sport for two weeks now and it's always nice the be surprised by a feature you never knew about!

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I agree, it's very cool how they implemented the gauge light.
And cruise control works nicely too. 1 click up and it moves 1mph, 1 click down and 1mph down, with the light indicator moving.
Fancy lighting for something as mundane as cruise control.

I was happily surprised to find a nice cargo net under the trunk floor.
Seems the dealer prep guys missed it. I didn't realize it came with the car.
It's held nicely by 6 nibs that go into the holes in the trunk floor.
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The difference is subtle, but there. I think I noticed on some other pics in the forum that some owners have the same wheels I do, but I didn't see anyone mention it anywhere.

Maybe I'm just the first to point it out?

Notice the one of the left has a slightly brushed surface with the inside walls of the spokes being slightly darker. Not the case on mine (right).
I thought BMW changed this a while back?
The wheels on the left are the ones BMW showed on pre-release photo's, but the wheels on the right were the ones the cars actually came with.
The two tone wheels are still shown on BMW's website on 'build your own'.
I could be wrong here, could be bad memory.

I don't recall seeing the "two tone" wheels on any cars from actual forum members picts.
I recall when I first saw the wheels, the ones on the left, and I didn't like the Pontiac style two tone. The wheels on the right look better, I agree.
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And cruise control works nicely too. 1 click up and it moves 1mph, 1 click down and 1mph down, with the light indicator moving.
You probably have noticed this, but push the lever past the first point of resistance and each click is 5 MPH up and down.
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I'd be interested in seeing a picture of this too. I had no idea the 18's on the sport line changed from 2012 to 2013. I understand you said its not the style but I'd still like to see what it looks like now.
The difference is subtle, but there. I think I noticed on some other pics in the forum that some owners have the same wheels I do, but I didn't see anyone mention it anywhere.

Maybe I'm just the first to point it out?

Notice the one of the left has a slightly brushed surface with the inside walls of the spokes being slightly darker. Not the case on mine (right).
Wow I do see the difference. Can anyone else with a 2013 sport line confirm that their wheels changed as well? I'm not thrilled about this as I liked the "two toned" look of the 2012 sport line rims.
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I just added windshield fluid for the first time, once I opened the top, I noticed that it is totally obliterated by a bumpy surface, I poured some fluid on it thinking that the fluid probably won't go through and it but it actually did. I guess they placed that thing with tiny pores to prevent shit from getting in there.
There is a opening in the side, the fluid doesnt go through the bumpy surface
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I thought BMW changed this a while back?
The wheels on the left are the ones BMW showed on pre-release photo's, but the wheels on the right were the ones the cars actually came with.
The two tone wheels are still shown on BMW's website on 'build your own'.
I could be wrong here, could be bad memory.

I don't recall seeing the "two tone" wheels on any cars from actual forum members picts.
I recall when I first saw the wheels, the ones on the left, and I didn't like the Pontiac style two tone. The wheels on the right look better, I agree.
I'm a bit lost here, I thought all the sport line rims were always two-tone? Mine car's rims look two-tone to me, but maybe its just my eyes lol.. Im sure everybody's wheels are the two-tone ones on the forum?
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I'm a bit lost here, I thought all the sport line rims were always two-tone? Mine car's rims look two-tone to me, but maybe its just my eyes lol.. Im sure everybody's wheels are the two-tone ones on the forum?
I don't know. Owners will have to be the read info here.
I just recall seeing the two tone wheels early, and then in later spring it seems BMW changed over.
Yet, the BMW website still shows those wheels in two tone.

I have an Msport, which has different wheels, no two tone.
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You probably have noticed this, but push the lever past the first point of resistance and each click is 5 MPH up and down.
No I haven't. Thanks for the tip.
I don't use cruise very often, but next time I do I'll check it out.

Is this in the manual? I don't recall reading that.
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I don't know. Owners will have to be the read info here.
I just recall seeing the two tone wheels early, and then in later spring it seems BMW changed over.
Yet, the BMW website still shows those wheels in two tone.

I have an Msport, which has different wheels, no two tone.
You're right about the Msport 19" wheels, they were two-tone in pictures earlier on and it does seem like it has changed now that people have them!
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