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      03-14-2013, 12:22 AM   #881
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Great thread! Now i know why i keep nearly stalling. Stupid brake is being applied. Might just be me but i don't think it's just when on an incline. 20 yrs of driving a stick and I'm stalling while showing the car to friends/family. Kinda embarrassing.

Regarding the sound volume indicator. I think it's absent because the car adjusts the volume based on cabin noise level...or maybe it's speed. I know my e46 did this. You really don't notice until you drive another car without this feature and find yourself adjusting the volume at every light. It's a nice feature that you may not know exists, which means it's doing its job because you shouldn't.

Edit: probably the same reason the dial isn't analog like most un-smart cars
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      03-14-2013, 12:41 AM   #882
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I know this has been discussed, but it is worth mentioning again. The two hooks in the trunk are fantastic for groceries.

I kept forgetting about them but used them today. Excellent.
Oh, those are for groceries? You can also hook them to your kid's diaper so they don't bounce around in the trunk.
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      03-14-2013, 01:31 AM   #883
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That's a feature of the NBT Navigation.
F30s are shipping with NBT navigation? That's what the poster owns according to his profile.
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      03-14-2013, 06:31 AM   #884
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F30s are shipping with NBT navigation? That's what the poster owns according to his profile.
He's in the UK, IIRC. And F30s in the UK get NBT Nav, since Nov 2012 production.
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      03-15-2013, 11:11 AM   #885
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one weird thing is when you gently touch the button, not pressing it but touch it, it recognizes you have your finger on it, idk...its cool
According to one of the video reviews, soft-touching the buttons will display what that button is programmed for. Sounds like a nice touch, no pun intended.
Yeah the 8 preset buttons are capacitive touch like a smartphone's screen. So your finger, a stylus, or anything else that conducts a light electrical field will active those buttons. You can actually run your fingers along them and on your iDrive screen it will flow through the different assignments for the buttons. Pretty cool when you want to quickly look up what you mapped them to! :-). Kudos to BMW for starting to introduce this kind of tech.
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      03-18-2013, 07:58 AM   #886
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I know this has been discussed, but it is worth mentioning again. The two hooks in the trunk are fantastic for groceries.

I kept forgetting about them but used them today. Excellent.
Something else I didn't know. Found em today. Brilliant! Lol
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      03-18-2013, 08:12 AM   #887
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Yeah the 8 preset buttons are capacitive touch like a smartphone's screen. So your finger, a stylus, or anything else that conducts a light electrical field will active those buttons. You can actually run your fingers along them and on your iDrive screen it will flow through the different assignments for the buttons. Pretty cool when you want to quickly look up what you mapped them to! :-). Kudos to BMW for starting to introduce this kind of tech.
This is in our E61 2008 model car. In fact a lot of the features pointed out in this thread are existing technologies in the BMW range.

But keep em coming - I have circa 7 weeks left to my arrival (i've been told) so need to fill it with anticipation so I set the bar really high on expectations!
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      03-18-2013, 09:03 AM   #888
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Do Australian delivered cars have this hook in the trunk??
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I don't see any hooks in my trunk. Where are they? Can you post a picture?
QUOTE=Buzzman]We don't have the hooks on Canadian models.
But you DO have fog lights on M-Sport...
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      03-18-2013, 11:18 AM   #890
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I don't see any hooks in my trunk. Where are they? Can you post a picture?
QUOTE=Buzzman]We don't have the hooks on Canadian models.
But you DO have fog lights on M-Sport...
Initially, I preferred fog lights and wanted them on my MSport. I actually prefer the look without now.
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      03-18-2013, 03:57 PM   #891
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Do Australian delivered cars have this hook in the trunk??
Yes (well mine does anyway, it's a June '12 production 328i Sport). Should be one on either side. They're up high on the sidewall.

A simple yet excellent feature, especially combined with the "kick to open" boot release.
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      03-19-2013, 08:12 AM   #892
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Thanks!!
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Which packages does the trunk kick option come with?
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      03-19-2013, 04:29 PM   #894
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Which packages does the trunk kick option come with?
It's part of Comfort Access with the Premium Package ZPP
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Learned something new today... Has been frustrating the past couple of days for the wife after I drive the car since the profile wouldn't switch to her profile when she would start the car. At first I thought it was because I may have not been locking all the doors after I use it. We have CA. So, when she unlocks the car by touching the handle, it should switch to her profile. The important thing I learned was that profile will switch to her profile only if it is unlocked from the driver's side or if the locks are already opened, the key fob has to be out of the car when opening the driver side. If it is unlocked from the passenger side, the profile will not switch. After unlocking from the passenger side, if you leave the key fob in the car and then walk over to the driver side and open the door, the profile still won't switch since the key fob is in the car.

Bottom line... If you want to make sure the car switches to profile associated to your key fob, make sure key fob is outside the car and open the driver side door.
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      03-21-2013, 02:59 AM   #896
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Learned something new today... Has been frustrating the past couple of days for the wife after I drive the car since the profile wouldn't switch to her profile when she would start the car. At first I thought it was because I may have not been locking all the doors after I use it. We have CA. So, when she unlocks the car by touching the handle, it should switch to her profile. The important thing I learned was that profile will switch to her profile only if it is unlocked from the driver's side or if the locks are already opened, the key fob has to be out of the car when opening the driver side. If it is unlocked from the passenger side, the profile will not switch. After unlocking from the passenger side, if you leave the key fob in the car and then walk over to the driver side and open the door, the profile still won't switch since the key fob is in the car.

Bottom line... If you want to make sure the car switches to profile associated to your key fob, make sure key fob is outside the car and open the driver side door.
How does the car know which human is unlocking it? Is it based on keys - so you effectively have 1 key each?
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How does the car know which human is unlocking it? Is it based on keys - so you effectively have 1 key each?
Yes, each key fob has the profile stored for that user. It doesn't switch to her profile if she uses the passenger door or is inside the car because the car sees her as a passenger and not the driver.

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      03-21-2013, 10:22 AM   #898
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Horrible picture, but you get the idea.
i can't believe i never noticed these hooks.. they were turned up so i couldn't see it... used them last night after shopping and i'm happy my groceries dont roll around anymore
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For those interested and with iPhones, you can now get email over bluetooth on your iDrive (must have BMW enhanced BT option which comes with tech package or can be ordered separate). All you have to do is update the latest iOS (which just came out yesterday).

The only other thing is that you have to close and restart the mail app while in the car to get the email to work.
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For those interested and with iPhones, you can now get email over bluetooth on your iDrive (must have BMW enhanced BT option which comes with tech package or can be ordered separate). All you have to do is update the latest iOS (which just came out yesterday).

The only other thing is that you have to close and restart the mail app while in the car to get the email to work.
Thanks for the heads up - will give it ago...
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Do you still have to enable emails in the notification center as an alert?
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      03-21-2013, 02:55 PM   #902
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All you have to do is update the latest iOS (which just came out yesterday).
Is this update for the phone, or for the car? I don't see evidence of either - my car is a 2013 328 with the tech options, my phone is a 5.
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