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BMW and M Power Owners

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

  1. BennyC

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Sep 2006

    Posts: 13,992

    Noticed a very wet patch on the drive under the middle of the car (e92) this afternoon when returning from a short drive to the shops. Caught some in a pot and it is definitely water which would suggest AC condensation and nothing to worry about.

    Parked the car at 6PM yesterday, drove it 24 hours later and the patch under the car is still freshly wet so can't have stopped dripping that long ago. I can see it pooled on the under tray which does look particularly wet and then just spilling over and dripping down.

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    Is it 'normal' for this to continue for so long after the car has been driven? I can't see what else it could possibly be as it is water. My drive to the shops was 5 minutes either way and its dripping quite heavily again even after such a short duration/distance.

    Is there anything else it could possibly be?
     
  2. JustBen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 May 2007

    Posts: 2,435

    4 new tyres needed as only got a few mm left =/
    Cheapest place seems to be asda tyres of all places which have Michelin pilot sport 4s for £210 for rears and £195 for fronts
     
  3. rG-tom

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Nov 2004

    Posts: 9,998

    Location: North Beds

    What size? I just had 4 19" (255/35/19 and 225/40/19) fitted by Costco for £530 all in after the £100 off Michelin offer
     
  4. rG-tom

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Nov 2004

    Posts: 9,998

    Location: North Beds

    So a bracket had come loose on the new exhaust (apparently bolts just needed re-tensioning), but when I took it into BMW they had no courtesy cars. The parts manager who had sorted the install out in the first place did offer me the keys to one of the demonstrators though as I didn't have the time to hang around!

    G82 M4 xDrive, ~504bhp, official 0-60 in 3.4 (apparently actually ~3.0 in reality). Annoyingly only 150 miles on the clock so couldn't take it over 5k rpm, but I took this home at lunchtime and brought it back at 5pm. Frustratingly busy afternoon at work so i couldn't just spend the afternoon out in it, but did clock off at 4pm and managed ~60 miles of country roads at least! Got through at least £25 of power , felt a bit tight giving it back empty at 5pm on a Friday :D

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    looked good out of the office window

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    M hud is a huge upgrade from non-M, particularly the rev counter and the gear indicator
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    strange graphics in this game:

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    Saved the worst until last :D though tbh every time I see one I hate it a little less.....

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    Frankly remarkable car to drive. Very heavy yet it still felt incredibly sharp, very responsive, and the grip in 4wd mode is absolutely insane. It started to drizzle a bit on the way back and yet it would still absolutely throw itself out of corners when you stamped on the loud pedal. In comfort it was completely changed, suspension much softer, close the exhaust flaps and completely silent, and really was at least as comfortable as my 440i (in reality more so because the new interior is much nicer, and the seats are frankly amazing).

    Truly amazing car. Shame this one's RRP is £82k. That's a lot of money for a 4 series, even when it's THIS good.
     
  5. tamzzy

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 May 2012

    Posts: 13,169

    nah mate. still needs a paper bag :cry:
     
  6. JustBen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 May 2007

    Posts: 2,435

    255/40/19 and 225/45/19
    I don't know where the nearest Costco is from here and I've never been to one but if it can save me a bit might find the nearest
     
  7. jpaul

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Mar 2010

    Posts: 15,595

    look nice from the side and the rear, but the front is kings news clothes terrain;
    its like BMW have some woke diversity quota - mocking western owners to buy it, irrespective of looks.
     
  8. SDK^

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 19,388

    It’s an interesting price, considering the i4 M50 is £20k cheaper and has more power (540bhp / 800 nm). I know it’s not a proper M car but rumours are suggesting the i4 M is 700bhp+ for around £80k. Usually the EV version cost more than the ICE equivalent.

    Nice way to finish the working week :)
     
  9. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 158,166

    If only power was the only thing that determined a cars price.
     
  10. SDK^

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 19,388

    Sure :)
    You’ve got to admit the RRP of the M3/M4 is crazy high.
    That’s new 911 C2 money - less power but more car, as you pointed out.
     
  11. ChrisD.

    Caporegime

    Joined: 20 Sep 2006

    Posts: 27,150

    I’d never be able to walk away from one and look back and admire the front.
     
  12. theone8181

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Mar 2013

    Posts: 6,360

    Just mention you couldn't fill it up as all the stations had run put then you can have a clear conscious:p.
     
  13. hurfdurf

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Dec 2009

    Posts: 9,691

    I really like it, even from the front. Guess I’m one of the few judging from the reactions.
     
  14. XeNoN89

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Mar 2007

    Posts: 8,679

    Location: SW19

    I also feel like I'm getting slowly used to the new grill and don't think it looks particularly bad on the M versions now. I thought they were a hideous when I first saw them!
     
  15. theone8181

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Mar 2013

    Posts: 6,360

    It does look smaller, is it just the M that get those vertical slats across it?
     
  16. IAmATeaf

    Soldato

    Joined: 3 Apr 2007

    Posts: 7,221

    Location: South of the Watford Gap!

    Seem a few 4’s in the road and have to admit they do look much nicer in the flesh.

    On another note, my f30 is flagging up a service, have read here to ring around to get the best price, does this still work? Had it last serviced in Luton and have to say their level of CS was much better than that I experienced at my local dealer but Luton is t nearby for me.
     
  17. Greebo

    Caporegime

    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 41,682

    Location: Co Durham

    Pretty sure you can now code that M HUD to none HUD cars now.

    https://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1833561&page=2
     
  18. rG-tom

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Nov 2004

    Posts: 9,998

    Location: North Beds

  19. roadie

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 May 2003

    Posts: 2,803

    Location: Hampshire

    Other than the front I think that M4 looks like it could be a car from any manufacturer and is really bland.
     
  20. Greebo

    Caporegime

    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 41,682

    Location: Co Durham

    Probably idrive 7 minimum.