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      05-03-2012, 12:59 PM   #177
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Sorry to disappoint but the Luxury line does not come with Sport+ mode. However, I understand Sport+ does come on any car fitted with Sports suspension, Sports steering or Sport auto.
+1 PrinceBarin is correct. I remember seeing a photo of one our members' stunning Mojave F30 Bimmers (Svache) that is a Luxury Line, 328i. And I noticed on his iDrive that he had Sport + mode. I messaged him and asked if he had the M Adaptive Suspension, and he replied that he did not, but had the Sport Steering option, hence the availability to him of the Sport + mode.

Now I wish I would have gotten one of those options above, specifically the Sports suspension....But alas, it is still the "Ultimate Driving Experience"!

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      05-03-2012, 01:20 PM   #178
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And now for something completely different:

Importing audio from a USB memory stick. The manual doesn't explain this well. First off, you can't format your drive with NTFS (probably obvious), but it also doesn't accept exFAT, so don't try your 64 GB memory stick.

I took a smaller capacity stick formatted with FAT32 as the manual recommends on page 206. I first tried to plug into the USB in the centre arm rest. From here it plays the music just fine, but you won't find an option to 'save to disk' like you have when you insert a CD. Under options, you will find 'import/export audio files', which is what I used. For that, you need to plug the memory stick into the USB port in the glove box. All files were imported under the folder name 'USB1'. They all play just fine and are searchable under iDrive.
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      05-03-2012, 01:25 PM   #179
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And now for something completely different:

Importing audio from a USB memory stick. The manual doesn't explain this well. First off, you can't format your drive with NTFS (probably obvious), but it also doesn't accept exFAT, so don't try your 64 GB memory stick.

I took a smaller capacity stick formatted with FAT32 as the manual recommends on page 206. I first tried to plug into the USB in the centre arm rest. From here it plays the music just fine, but you won't find an option to 'save to disk' like you have when you insert a CD. Under options, you will find 'import/export audio files', which is what I used. For that, you need to plug the memory stick into the USB port in the glove box. All files were imported under the folder name 'USB1'. They all play just fine and are searchable under iDrive.
I think im just going to buy the iPod classic 160GB and leave it in the armrest. I will sync it with my entire iTunes collection which is only about 45GB with room to grow. I think its the best option for album art, genius mixes, etc
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      05-03-2012, 01:44 PM   #180
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I think im just going to buy the iPod classic 160GB and leave it in the armrest. I will sync it with my entire iTunes collection which is only about 45GB with room to grow. I think its the best option for album art, genius mixes, etc
Hi does anyone know if it's possible to have an iPod in the center armrest for music, and still do audio streaming via bluetooth from an iPhone?

I'm not sure about this because when you plug an iPhone into the cradle it automatically disconnects bluetooth audio streaming. Just not sure if this also applies to a device connected via the USB cable.

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Hi does anyone know if it's possible to have an iPod in the center armrest for music, and still do audio streaming via bluetooth from an iPhone?

I'm not sure about this because when you plug an iPhone into the cradle it automatically disconnects bluetooth audio streaming. Just not sure if this also applies to a device connected via the USB cable.

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My plan is to have the 160GB iPod classic on USB and iPhone in cradle. I hope this method works. only need iphone for pandora, MOG, etc 160GB on an ipod is plenty
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I think im just going to buy the iPod classic 160GB and leave it in the armrest. I will sync it with my entire iTunes collection which is only about 45GB with room to grow. I think its the best option for album art, genius mixes, etc
+1 This is a great suggestion. I didn't get a y-cable included in the purchase of my Bimmer (maybe if I ask for one, the will the dealer will give me one for free ), and sometimes I forget to bring my apple cable so I gotta run back into the house to get it. So atleast with this option, the ipod will be inside all the time and ready for usage.
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Do 19" wheels count as sporty??
Those wheels make my Luxury looks mighty sporty ...
Therefore i should get that Sport + mode no!?!


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car won't let u lock it through comfort access if u left the key inside the cabin. u have to be careful coz u could lock it in the trunk if the car ir initially locked.
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+1 This is a great suggestion. I didn't get a y-cable included in the purchase of my Bimmer (maybe if I ask for one, the will the dealer will give me one for free ), and sometimes I forget to bring my apple cable so I gotta run back into the house to get it. So atleast with this option, the ipod will be inside all the time and ready for usage.
I think only cars without BMW assist get the y cable because they dont have the option of using a regular apple usb cable.
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car won't let u lock it through comfort access if u left the key inside the cabin. u have to be careful coz u could lock it in the trunk if the car ir initially locked.
Unlock it with the Iphone with App integration, or on the phone with a call to BMW assist

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Mine is getting me round quickly, with handling and ride that is epic (class leading by some margin) and averaging 58mpg over 2000 miles! This is one EPIC car in terms of efficiency, gadgets and engineering.
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. . . averaging 58mpg over 2000 miles!
Excellent!

(= 48 mpg U.S.)
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in the mirror folding thread:

"Hi. Provided that you have the optional folding mirrors you can either:

1. Press the button on the armrest to manually fold them in. You will need to press it again when you want them to open or the car will do it for you once you exceed about 15/20 mph.

2. When you lock the car hold down the remote locking button for a few seconds and they will fold in. The difference here is that they will unfold automatically when you unlock the car (rather than you having to press the unfold button in the armrest).

I don't think you can program them to fold in automatically on locking the vehicle, you have to keep the button depressed for a few seconds."

is that available for US
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in the mirror folding thread:

"Hi. Provided that you have the optional folding mirrors you can either:

1. Press the button on the armrest to manually fold them in. You will need to press it again when you want them to open or the car will do it for you once you exceed about 15/20 mph.

2. When you lock the car hold down the remote locking button for a few seconds and they will fold in. The difference here is that they will unfold automatically when you unlock the car (rather than you having to press the unfold button in the armrest).

I don't think you can program them to fold in automatically on locking the vehicle, you have to keep the button depressed for a few seconds."

is that available for US
hmm, i don't think so, but i could be wrong.
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in the mirror folding thread:

"Hi. Provided that you have the optional folding mirrors you can either:

1. Press the button on the armrest to manually fold them in. You will need to press it again when you want them to open or the car will do it for you once you exceed about 15/20 mph.

2. When you lock the car hold down the remote locking button for a few seconds and they will fold in. The difference here is that they will unfold automatically when you unlock the car (rather than you having to press the unfold button in the armrest).

I don't think you can program them to fold in automatically on locking the vehicle, you have to keep the button depressed for a few seconds."

is that available for US
hmm, i don't think so, but i could be wrong.
when u reach 15-20 mph they will unfold automatically, can't fold them in through remote though
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when u reach 15-20 mph they unfold automatically, can't fold them in through key though, I think it's only UK
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is the folding mirrors standard? if not what option you have to select to get them?
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is the folding mirrors standard? if not what option you have to select to get them?
yup, at least in Canada
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yup, at least in Canada
Ok cool, thanks! I think they look so sexy when closed and parked. Can fold those mirrors and look back as I am walking away and say Damn she is HOT!
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There is a feature where you can set what time you want the fan to start blowing so that the interior is cool by the time you get in and one to keep the car cool if you're coming right back and turn the car off.
one question about this. is the car smart enough to turn it off as to not kill the battery? i'm not sure how long fans would take to kill it but let's say i set it for 2:30pm. some days i get out of work later and might not have time to turn it off. will it keep running until i get in or will it shut off after a little?
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one question about this. is the car smart enough to turn it off as to not kill the battery? i'm not sure how long fans would take to kill it but let's say i set it for 2:30pm. some days i get out of work later and might not have time to turn it off. will it keep running until i get in or will it shut off after a little?
Manual says it runs for half an hour, but no word about battery levels. I'll bet it watches for charge level though.
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one question about this. is the car smart enough to turn it off as to not kill the battery? i'm not sure how long fans would take to kill it but let's say i set it for 2:30pm. some days i get out of work later and might not have time to turn it off. will it keep running until i get in or will it shut off after a little?
I want to say it only runs for a half hour
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When I lock the car I hold down the remote locking button for a few seconds and mirrors fold in. However windows stay open ? In my old E46 and E53 windows and sunroof would close automatically while keeping the lock button pressed. Why can't I close the windows from the key fob while locking ?
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