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      09-13-2012, 09:26 PM   #287
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Did u guys check ur seats when u take delivery of ur car, as I suggested previously?

http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/a...20914/18016005
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      09-14-2012, 05:59 AM   #288
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Here is mine......
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      09-14-2012, 06:48 AM   #289
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Did u guys check ur seats when u take delivery of ur car, as I suggested previously?

http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/a...20914/18016005

I got the same problem. BMWHK said they would order the seat base and replace for me. Hopefully need to wait for 3 weeks.

BTW, mine is black with red seat.
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      09-14-2012, 10:20 PM   #290
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It is compatible with samsung galaxy s2 (android 2.3) via usb and bluetooth for music, bluetooth for phone
Compatible with htc one xl (android 4) via bluetooth for music and phone functions.
Oh really?! I have never tried, as the sales said it is not compatible with S3. And I got an old iPhone 3GS, so keep it as a music storage device on car lor.
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      09-15-2012, 10:44 AM   #291
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Oh really?! I have never tried, as the sales said it is not compatible with S3. And I got an old iPhone 3GS, so keep it as a music storage device on car lor.
i think he means that S3 is not compatible via usb but bluetooth should work !
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      09-15-2012, 10:49 AM   #292
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Hi all, i have got my car on Mid August F30 328i White colour as well !!
Hope i can join the Oct 01 gathering !!
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      09-16-2012, 09:54 AM   #293
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so.. are we gonna gather on Oct 1st ?

Somewhat reason the bluetooth seems got bugs in it , my motorola can connect to the Idrive occasionally . sometimes it just disconnected in the mid way =( ...

any one has this similarity problems?
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      09-16-2012, 11:47 AM   #294
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so.. are we gonna gather on Oct 1st ?

Somewhat reason the bluetooth seems got bugs in it , my motorola can connect to the Idrive occasionally . sometimes it just disconnected in the mid way =( ...

any one has this similarity problems?
try updating your idrive software ! much better after update !
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      09-17-2012, 06:59 AM   #295
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Same problem to me, Mine is also Black sapphire with red seat

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I got the same problem. BMWHK said they would order the seat base and replace for me. Hopefully need to wait for 3 weeks.

BTW, mine is black with red seat.
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      09-17-2012, 08:39 AM   #296
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try updating your idrive software ! much better after update !
Oedipol hing, can you share where can have the update firmware ? THX.
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      09-17-2012, 09:41 AM   #297
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Oedipol hing, can you share where can have the update firmware ? THX.
go here and input your VIN ! read the instructions !
http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/nav...update_vin.jsp
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      09-17-2012, 12:22 PM   #298
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Had a little race with a red F30 335 sport line on my way back home at around 8pm last night (Sept 17) just before going into western harbour tunnel on HK side. it is significantly faster than my car, the N55 motor shows its superiority over the N20 ! there is no way my car can catch up with it in a straight line ! However, I eventually won the race, may be the other driver was too courteous !?

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      09-17-2012, 04:50 PM   #299
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Had a little race with a red F30 335 sport line on my way back home at around 8pm last night (Sept 17) just before going into western harbour tunnel on HK side. it is significantly faster than my car, the N55 motor shows its superiority over the N20 ! there is no way my car can catch up with it in a straight line ! However, I eventually won the race, may be the other driver was too courteous !?
335i (& a lot of other cars) doesn't offer more enjoyment under HK road conditions as u cannot exploit all it's power. U simply have to lift very soon after u put ur foot down.
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      09-17-2012, 11:58 PM   #300
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335i (& a lot of other cars) doesn't offer more enjoyment under HK road conditions as u cannot exploit all it's power. U simply have to lift very soon after u put ur foot down.
I agree when the traffic is busy but when there is a open road I can fully exploit a 335 or M3, maybe not a Ferrari !
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      09-18-2012, 09:26 PM   #301
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lol ... put a piggy back and boost up to around 300 , surely it goes as fast as the 335
Guys the Oct1 is ticking , are we still meeting? =)
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      09-20-2012, 01:26 AM   #302
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Just chipped my F30 328 with TMC, quite significant improvement even in Comfort mode.
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      09-20-2012, 02:39 AM   #303
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Just chipped my F30 328 with TMC, quite significant improvement even in Comfort mode.
Wow! you are quick to chip your car ! how old is your car? and what's the milage? Pls give a brief review!

However, I think our car need a firmer suspension and better brakes before the engine upgrade!
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      09-20-2012, 01:43 PM   #304
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We have tried it before la, useless.

Already complaint with 申訴專員, he said there is 漏洞 with EFV policy, and we can ONLY send letter to 環境局局長/ 立法會 to 反映...

From my understanding on this matter, I do not think you have a chance to claim the allowance back.
The EFC policy stated that allowance will be given on two criteria. One is on the gas emission (no problem here) and the other is on fuel consumption as follow:

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The highlighted row indicates the weight group of the current South African assembled 328i sedan. As this 328's fuel consumption is better than the limit in this group, allowance will be obtained. However, according to the HK BMW office, the first lot of their 328s were assembled in Germany and they were found to be lighter than this weight group. That is why they were not qualified to get EFC allowance.
On the other hand, you should feel better as these cars were lighter and made in Germany. Theoretically, they should be of better quality !
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      09-20-2012, 01:52 PM   #305
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Did u guys check ur seats when u take delivery of ur car, as I suggested previously?

http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/a...20914/18016005


I am doing a survey on the rusting problems found in F30 sedans. Can you tell me whether your F30 was made in Germany or South Africa?
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      09-20-2012, 09:09 PM   #306
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Wow! you are quick to chip your car ! how old is your car? and what's the milage? Pls give a brief review!

However, I think our car need a firmer suspension and better brakes before the engine upgrade!
Just got my F30 in August and around 1xxxkm.

I am using TMC external chip box, it can be installed/removed within 10 minutes. You can set from level 0 (original) to 9. Currently, I am using level 6.
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      09-21-2012, 12:00 AM   #307
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However, according to the HK BMW office, the first lot of their 328s were assembled in Germany and they were found to be lighter than this weight group. That is why they were not qualified to get EFC allowance.
No la, the unladen weight is the same regardless of place of manufacture - 1530kg for standard 328i w/8AT built to EU-spec and German standard equipment. From day one the 328i is eligible for EFV rebate.
Wht I've heard from a rival German brand in HK is that the EPD have sole discretion regarding applications & there's no appeal process in case of disputes.
There are quite a number of European cars that are eligible for EFV rebate but got their application turned down by the EPD.
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      09-21-2012, 04:52 AM   #308
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Just got my F30 in August and around 1xxxkm.

I am using TMC external chip box, it can be installed/removed within 10 minutes. You can set from level 0 (original) to 9. Currently, I am using level 6.
wow your car is not even run in yet! the setup sounds promising ! might give it a try! did u order online or bought from a local dealer?

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