BMW and M Power Owners

Man of Honour
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I found the M Sport suspension pretty poor and didn’t like how poor the standard damping was. My E Class was smoother most the time but it too suffered from bad tramping on a particular part of road just like my 530D did. Active 535D I drove was significantly better. Never felt it was that dynamic either, numb steering but better than my E class and really much better lights too on the 5
 
Man of Honour
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I found the M Sport suspension pretty poor and didn’t like how poor the standard damping was

Perhaps this is something they worked on for the LCI because I find mine to be absolutely ideal and I like a comfortable car. Mine is on 19 inch Pilot Sport 4.

I agree that Adaptive Drive cars are wonderful but very rare and I wouldn't fancy the bill replacing bits of it now they are wearing...
 
Man of Honour
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I removed the runshats fairly early in and replaced with normal tyres, think PS and it made almost no difference to the damping. It showed itself most on big bumps that would set off TC and launch the car. There is an island close to home, it has a bad repair and will find a bad set up really easily. My 530d fell apart on it, so did the E Class to an even greater extent. It is damping as my R8 and GTR have no issue dealing with it and both are very stiff cars. It was so bad I came close to selling the car early in and think I mentioned it here too back when.

I got used to it and maybe it’s improved but I recall many road tests mentioned it, Autocar even saying pay for active as the normal sport suspension lets it down hugely so not alone on thinking that on my car at the time. I bought it unseen so was a bit annoyed as the one I road tested was the release SE model you had!
 
Soldato
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Just done some digging and typed my vin into an online decoder and found the original spec list
2MK M Dct With Drivelogic M Doppelkuppl. Getr. M. Drivelogic
2PA Locking Wheel Bolts Radschraubensicherung
2VF Adaptiv M Suspension Adaptives M Fahrwerk
2VZ 19"lt/aly Wheels Do.sp. 437 M/mt Bl 19"m Lm Raed.doppelspei. 437 M/mb S
302 Alarm System Alarmanlage
322 Comfort Access System Komfortzugang
3AG Backup Camera Rueckfahrkamera
415 Sunblind For Rear Window Sonnenschutzrollo Fuer Heckscheibe
417 Roller Sunblind, Rear Side Windows Sonnenschutzrollo Hintere Tuersch.
423 Floor Mats, Velour Fussmatten In Velours
428 Warning Triangle Warndreieck
430 Interior And Exterior Mirror Packa Innen- Und Aussenspiegelpaket
431 Interior Rr Vw Mirror W Aut Anti-d Innenspiegel,automatisch Abblendend
441 Smokers Package Raucherpaket
459 Seat Adjustm., Electr. W. Memory Sitzverstellung, Elektr.mit Memory
488 Lumbar Support Driver/front Passenger Lordosenstuetze Fahrer/beifahrer
490 Seat Back Width Adjustment Lehnenbreitenverstellung
493 Storage Compartment Package Ablagenpaket
4AE Armrest Front Retractable Armauflage Vorne Verschiebbar
4LX High.trim Fin. Blackchrom Akzentleisten Schwarzchrom

4MC Interior Trim Finishers Carbon Fibre Interieurleisten Carbon Fibre
502 Headlight Washer System Scheinwerfer-waschanlage
508 Park Distance Control (pdc) Park Distance Control (pdc)
521 Rain Sensor Regensensor
534 Automatic Air Conditioning Klimaautomatik
544 Cruise Control With Braking Function Geschwindigkeitsregel. Mit Bremsf.
548 Speedometer With Kilometer Reading Kilometertacho
552 Adaptive Led Headlight Adaptiver Led-scheinwerfer
563 Lights Package Lichtpaket
575 Additional 12v Power Socket Zusaetzliche 12-v-steckdose
5AC Autom. High-beam Headlights Control Fernlichtassistent
5AG Lane Change Warning Spurwechselwarnung
5AL Active Protection Active Protection
5AS Driving Assistant Driving Assistant
5DL Surround View Surround View
5DP Park Assistant Parkassistent
609 Navigation System Professional Navigationssystem Professional
610 Head Up Display Head-up Display
614 Internet Preparation Internet Vorbereitung
688 Harman/kardon Surround Sound System Harman/kardon Surround Sound System
698 Area-code 2 Area-code 2
6AL Bmw Live Bmw Live
6NR Apps Apps
6NS Enhanced Telephony With Extended Sm Komforttelefonie Mit Erw. Smartphon
760 Individual High-gloss Satin Chrome Individual Hochglanz Shadow Line
775 Individual Roof-lining Anthracite Individual Dachhimmel Anthrazit
822 Gulf Version Golf-ausfuehrung
823 Hot Climate Version Heissland-ausfuehrung
845 Acoustic Belt Warning Akustische Gurtwarnung
850 Add Fuel Tank Filling For Export Zusaetzl. Tankfuellung Export
861 Change Of Coding Data Set Aenderung Codierdatensatz
880 English / On-board Documentation Englisch / Bordliteratur
887 Arabic / On-board Documentation Arabisch / Bordliteratur
893 Mo Package Iii Mo Paket Iii
8A3 Language Version Arabic Sprachversion Arabisch
8KM Oelservice Int. 12.000 Km/12 Months Oelwartungsint. 12.000km/12monate
8SM Vin, Visible From Outside Fahrgestellnummer,v.aussen Sichtbar
8TH Speed Limit Info Speed Limit Info
8TN Daytime Driving Lights Selectable B Tagfahrlicht Ueber Lichtmenue Einst
925 Shipping Protection Package Versandschutzpaket
955 Mo Package Mo Paket
956 Mo Package I Mo Paket I
993 Model Year Code Modelljahrescode
9AA External Skin Protection Aussenhautschutz
544 suggests cruise with brake function - I am yet to try it out but is that adaptive cruise?
 
Soldato
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544 suggests cruise with brake function - I am yet to try it out but is that adaptive cruise?
no it isnt
it does what it says on the tin though. cc with brake = normal cruise control that brakes if you go down a hill to maintain speed or if you decrease the speed using the scroller on the steering wheel
 
Soldato
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no it isnt
it does what it says on the tin though. cc with brake = normal cruise control that brakes if you go down a hill to maintain speed or if you decrease the speed using the scroller on the steering wheel
Ah fair enough.
On another note my seats have vent hole type things in them and wondered if they were cooled. I'm pretty sure they are heated but dont need that out here!
 
Associate
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I've got a serious itch for an e60 M5 or M6. That engine hehe. It would barely do any miles as I've got a van and the 335i. Man maths says it shouldn't loose any money in a few years time surely only go up in value.
 
Caporegime
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I've got a serious itch for an e60 M5 or M6. That engine hehe. It would barely do any miles as I've got a van and the 335i. Man maths says it shouldn't loose any money in a few years time surely only go up in value.

Depreciation will be good but even doing few miles, running costs can be eye watering.
 
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