BMW and M Power Owners

Soldato
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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?
 
Associate
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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
 
Soldato
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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

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
 
Soldato
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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.
 
Associate
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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

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
 
Soldato
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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.
 
Soldato
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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.
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 :)
 
Man of Honour
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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 ICE equivalent.

Nice way to finish the working week :)

If only power was the only thing that determined a cars price.
 
Soldato
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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

egohoJ0.jpg



QmLVMwL.jpg

xerosoa.jpg

DmSpyns.jpg



h3pvuQI.jpg


yP6FJqT.jpg


0wenDyh.jpg



looked good out of the office window

a56kU2K.jpg




M hud is a huge upgrade from non-M, particularly the rev counter and the gear indicator
NuEgdCu.jpg


strange graphics in this game:

aviHy66.jpg


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

09lRvQ6.jpg




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.
Just mention you couldn't fill it up as all the stations had run put then you can have a clear conscious:p.
 
Soldato
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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!
 
Soldato
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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!
It does look smaller, is it just the M that get those vertical slats across it?
 
Soldato
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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.
 
Caporegime
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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

egohoJ0.jpg



QmLVMwL.jpg

xerosoa.jpg

DmSpyns.jpg



h3pvuQI.jpg


yP6FJqT.jpg


0wenDyh.jpg



looked good out of the office window

a56kU2K.jpg




M hud is a huge upgrade from non-M, particularly the rev counter and the gear indicator
NuEgdCu.jpg


strange graphics in this game:

aviHy66.jpg


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

09lRvQ6.jpg




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.

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
 
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