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      01-13-2013, 06:54 AM   #69
United Kingdom

Drives: F31 330D M Sport Tanzanite
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Hampshire/Sussex

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John, never mind the Olympic Village, my F31 doesn't even have the Hindhead Tunnel on the map and that opened in the Summer of 2011!

It's the longest non-estuarial road tunnel in the UK and one of the largest road building projects in recent years.

According to Wiki:
  • 737,000 cubic metres (26,000,000 cu ft) of earth was excavated during the tunnel's construction
  • The fuel consumption rate of the excavators was 2,400 litres (530 imp gal; 630 US gal) of low-sulphur diesel per day
  • Digging the tunnel took 290,875 person-hours
  • 289,460 cubic metres (10,222,000 cu ft) of concrete were made
  • 1,399,034 person-hours were worked without an accident
  • The tunnel contains 251 km (156 mi) of cable
  • The tunnel lights are twice as bright as the ones at the Old Trafford stadium
  • The tunnel has 104 CCTV cameras
  • The fire main tank can hold 380,000 litres (84,000 imp gal; 100,000 US gal) of water
  • 4,322 people worked on the project

And yes, my good ol 250 TomTom had the tunnel on a map-update a couple of months before it even opened, which in itself created issues for some people!

Obviously, after asking BMW how they can justify charging 2k for a SatNav which has a map that is 18-months out of date at launch they put up the usual wall of smoke and silence. My dealer tried tried their best but to no avail - will insist the next map update is put on under warranty though.

Love the way the thing drives (much improved on my previous E91 330d M Sport) but their claim of 'we have the best technology in our cars' is looking a little uncertain now to say the least...
F31 330d M Sport Tanzanite + heated Black Dakota
Pro Nav/Visibility Pack/Comfort Pack/Harman Kardon/Comfort Access/Adaptive Suspension/Tow Bar etc