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BMW and M Power Owners

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

  1. arfoll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 25, 2011

    Posts: 1,234

    I'm also really considering a G20 340i but the phev discounts mean an X5 45e would be cheaper... And whilst I'm not an SUV guy it would be quite funny to drive a tank for a while
     
  2. Havana_UK

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 14, 2004

    Posts: 4,635

    Location: location, location

    The S65 was in the M3 & M3 Coupe....that's the same as the M3/M4, which you know very well! S55 was also purpose developed for the M3/M4...it's as bespoke an engine as any other M engine. It's based on the N55, but 25% of the components are completely new developments and much of the rest is significantly modified, e.g. new block (lighter, closed deck, coated cylinder walls, modified for twin turbo), new crankshaft and bearings, new pistons, different intake/exhaust valves, new turbos, new air intake, new exhaust, new cooling system, heavily modified oil system, etc.

    The days of completely new, truly bespoke engines for M cars are behind us. The cost and time involved in developing an engine is simply too burdonsome.
     
  3. Meaker

    Mobster

    Joined: May 19, 2004

    Posts: 3,519

    BMW just recalled 12000 e46 3 series cars in Australia for the Takata airbag issue, a previously not known to be issue model of airbag looks to have killed someone with shrapnel from the internals on deployment.

    BMW are saying to stop using the vehicles this instant (pull over and get a taxi this instant) and they are going to pick up the tab for pickup/alternative transport until it's fixed.
     
  4. Shivy011

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 26, 2013

    Posts: 7,660

    Location: Leicester/Loughborough

    BMW love a good recall
     
  5. Jony27

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 15, 2010

    Posts: 8,224

    Location: N. Ireland

    Looks to be the same issue with the E39. Was at my local dealer this morning and was informed that it's due a recall for an airbag issue.
     
  6. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 154,856

    Got one for my E39 too.
     
  7. Steedie

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 29, 2004

    Posts: 19,655

    Location: Oxfordshire

    You’ve still got the E39? :eek:
     
  8. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    Of course :D
     
  9. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 21,191

    Location: Northern England

    We're gonna bury him in it when the time comes.
     
  10. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    F10s come and go but an E39 is for ever.
     
  11. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 25, 2004

    Posts: 23,472

    Location: On the road....

    I had a recall notice due to an airbag issue for my old e46 a couple of years back, is this a new issue they’ve found?

    I don’t own the car any more but know it’s current owner.
     
  12. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    It must affect older ones because my E39 didn't have the first one but did have the second one, and it has the older style pre-round airbag.
     
  13. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 31, 2007

    Posts: 17,825

    So driving a BEV is basically like playing fuel light bingo every single time you go for a drive. Fun times!
    190km range is total BS. I had to Eco Pro+ behind a lorry for the last 15 km as driving at 80-90mph for half an hour with the climate and radio on just used all the juice. This thing barely made it home from the dealer!

    Other than that, it's ******* brilliant. As soon as they can get some decent range out of these EVs, the fuel of satan will be a distant memory!


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  14. Jony27

    Sgarrista

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    Location: N. Ireland

    That's it booked in for tomorrow morning. Was told it would take roughly an hour.
     
  15. Uncle_Gravy

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 11, 2012

    Posts: 4,041

    Location: S.E Wales

    Funny enough i've got a recall for my Honda Accord about the Takata airbag throwing shrapnel in the passengers face in the event of a crash.
     
  16. The Chemist

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 18, 2012

    Posts: 518

    Location: North/East London

    Anyone considering the x3m under the "549pm with 549 deposit and 2.9% Apr" promotion BMW have at the moment. Cars have to be registered by Dec 2019 so these are all stock cars with options so the price is more ~£600 from what I've heard from others.
     
  17. Dangerous Dave

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 10, 2006

    Posts: 3,121

    That is a large bezel, wonder why BMW didn’t put a bigger screen in.
     
  18. IAmATeaf

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 3, 2007

    Posts: 6,924

    Location: South of the Watford Gap!

    or a smaller bezel?
     
  19. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    The bezel contains all the warning lights, indicators, lights on notice, etc.
     
  20. mjt

    Capodecina

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    Posts: 17,825

    When I first got in, I thought the same thing, but as Fox says above, it's where the warning lights are. You also sit quite high in the i3 so it's not really something you think about.

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