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BMW and M Power Owners

Discussion in 'Motors' started by panthro, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. [TW]Fox

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    Those wheels :(

    The ferrite grey finish looks so nice :(
     
  2. wingman

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    Compromises, I'm afraid. Been looking for months, and one with Pro Nav, adaptive suspension, Estoril Blue, electric folding mirrors and HK are hard as nails to find. I really wanted Apple Car Play too, but resided that to stuff of dreams, but this has it. Along with adaptive LED's and heated seats, for good measure.

    The wheels could be pink as far as I'm concerned, the other spec is on point.

    The brand new MPSS she's shod with doesn't hurt, either. Although I appreciate that's built into the cost, somewhere.
     
  3. [TW]Fox

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    Really not sure what your point is - it's not a secret that the xDrive has handling deficiencies and I can't see why you are so against anyone wanting to improve that.
     
  4. Gibbo

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    Changing wheel colour is easy and cheap, don't worry about it.
     
  5. chroniclard

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    Black plastic kidneys look well cheap now. :(
     
  6. Dis86

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    Firstly I've clearly missed where he said it's a 335d. Secondly I've driven one and wouldn't describe it as having deficiencies more that it is what it is, a diesel saloon and that's what it felt like.
     
  7. wingman

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    See, that's something I'd have optioned myself :D

    My plan is to keep it two years or so and trade it in against an M340i (pending on how it stacks up next summer), or an M2 Comp, providing I can afford one when they're two years old. As such, I doubt very much I'll make any changes to this M140i, but we'll see how it goes. If a BMW LSD was slightly more affordable, that's where my money would go.
     
  8. chroniclard

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    Not a fan of black wheels either. :p I am also considering M340i when the 340i goes back next June.
     
  9. [TW]Fox

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    He said it's an xDrive, they all handle the same really.


    It feels notably different to say a 330d. It might be a diesel saloon but it's still a very powerful, quick car so it isnt surprising that some owners find its lack of handling to match it's power disappointing. Nobody expects it to handle like a Porsche, just not worse than a 330d.
     
  10. Krakkenbus

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    I'm currently bashing my head off a wall trying to update my car's map software. The car is currently on Road Map EUROPE Next 2015-1 (NBT_l14375A) and I've downloaded Road Map EUROPE Next 2018-2 through the connected drive USB map update.
    I'm using a 64gb stick formatted in FAT32 - the files are all extracted etc but when I plug it into the car it just doesn't seem to recgonise the update.

    I'm just waiting for the files to copy back to my usb pen on a 32GB FAT32 Partition to see if that helps at all.

    Has anybody else had this issue?
     
  11. Dis86

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    Which USB socket are you using?
     
  12. Krakkenbus

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    The one in the centre console/armrest, it's the only one in the car.
     
  13. Dis86

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    Sure you don't have one in the glovebox?
     
  14. Krakkenbus

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    Yeah I've just went out to tripple check. There's definitely not one there.
    I've used the same USB pen to update the car software but it just won't pick the map up for some reason
     
  15. CaptainRAVE

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    BMW do love that engine.
     
  16. Dis86

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    Strange! From memory when I last did mine the centre console socket didn't work, had to use the glovebox one. What car is yours?
     
  17. peige

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    Apple car play can be added for less than £100. You have to fit the wi-fi antenna and then they remote code it, or you can take it to them. At least two doing it on babybmw.
     
  18. peige

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    Isn't it under the glovebox in the passenger footwell area?
    Although i'd expect updates to work from the centre one.
     
  19. wingman

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    Sounds faffy. I'll take my version that came from the factory :)

    Good to know for future ref.
     
  20. [TW]Fox

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    Not on newer cars.