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      09-10-2012, 05:00 PM   #463
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The car has a sensor that detects pollutants in the outside air.. how cool is that?
this didn't work very well today. a WRX in front of me got on it and it smelled bad.
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      09-10-2012, 05:31 PM   #464
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Is this in the manual? I don't recall reading that.
Yes, although it is one of many tidbits easily missed:
Each time the rocker switch is pressed past
the point of resistance, the desired speed
increases or decreases by a maximum of
5 mph/10 km/h.
As I recall, the first push jumps to the nearest speed which is a multiple of five, and increases/decreases 5 MPH for each following press.
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      09-10-2012, 07:15 PM   #465
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this didn't work very well today. a WRX in front of me got on it and it smelled bad.
Works well for me, but I imagine there's a small lag between detection and action. Or maybe my sense of smell is just worse.
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      09-11-2012, 09:10 PM   #466
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Works well for me, but I imagine there's a small lag between detection and action. Or maybe my sense of smell is just worse.
IIRC, there are two settings for recirc. One the recirc is always on, so no incoming air. The second setting is an "auto" setting where it will go into full recirc if the system senses noxious fumes or smells. Once it's past it will open again to let fresh air in.
I think it's the setting with an "A" in the circle, for 'auto'.
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      09-11-2012, 10:26 PM   #467
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Not necessarily a 'feature' but BMW has 44 helpful videos featuring 'features' that are very useful:

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...modelcode=123N

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This is neat. Another thing to help make the wait easier...
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      09-13-2012, 08:30 PM   #468
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Really? I had no clue that happens as I'm inside the car.

You sure about that?

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Yup, if you have top view, it really helps out. My buddy's F25 X3 does the same thing. After I discovered mine did it, I called him and he went and tested his as well.
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      09-13-2012, 08:36 PM   #469
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guys there is not 2 versions of the 18" sportline wheels. Its just the lighting. sometimes mine didnt even look two toned other times it was very clear. same exact finish.
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      09-14-2012, 03:41 PM   #470
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not sure if this was mentioned before.

you can't switch driving modes when you have a low tire pressure warning. it was comfort all the way until i could get back from work and inflate.
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      09-14-2012, 07:54 PM   #471
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When I got my car back, I have to click twice on the remote control to open all the door. It is inconvenient, so I reset one click for all the door open.

Also, it will increase 5 miles each time you press the cruise knob a little longer. That helps not to speed over. We can set speed limit, saying, 79 miles, if over it, the warning music will sound. That is what I have done for my convenience.
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you can rewind and go back a few songs on satlelite radio, even if you dont have nav. pretty cool
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      09-14-2012, 09:12 PM   #473
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not sure if this has already been mentioned as this thread is soooooooooo long to get through

but I think it is cool how the rear head rests have a vertical (for maximum support) and horizontal position (for maximum visibility for the driver)
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      09-15-2012, 07:01 AM   #474
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ONLY if you included the criminally optional extra for rear folding headrests
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      09-15-2012, 11:32 PM   #475
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ONLY if you included the criminally optional extra for rear folding headrests
Ooops!! In the land of Oz (Australia!) they are standard on all F30s. You unlucky Brits!
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      09-16-2012, 06:25 AM   #476
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Not sure about them myself, I have them as part of comfort pack or something, but thinking the standard headreasts look nicer.

If the folding ones had the flip down button like Mercedes, it might be a different story.

As it is I can see myself reversing thinking "IF ONLY THAT DAMN HEADREST HAD BEEN LOWERED SO I COULD SEE BETTER,Grrrrrrr!"
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Wait a minute ... this optional extra, which we pay for, isn't powered folding headrests? So you have to get out, go into the back seat and fold them yourself before you can see ... adn we pay for that right?
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Wait a minute ... this optional extra, which we pay for, isn't powered folding headrests? So you have to get out, go into the back seat and fold them yourself before you can see ... adn we pay for that right?
They have a button, but it's on the headrest itself. But at least it's a really cheap option, at least in Germany. I think it was 60 Euros. On the e90 I or got them and I really did miss them. So on the f30 I made sure I got'em.
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They have a button, but it's on the headrest itself. But at least it's a really cheap option, at least in Germany. I think it was 60 Euros. On the e90 I or got them and I really did miss them. So on the f30 I made sure I got'em.
Are you talking about rear visibility, or handy for some other function?

Washing inside of rear screen?

I have split folding seats option, so thought it might make it easier to lower them.
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      09-16-2012, 10:14 AM   #481
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When you have the climate control in auto mode you can still adjust the fan speed up and down. It stays in auto mode, but just becomes more or less forceful. I had always thought you had to let the car control everything in auto mode.
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      09-17-2012, 11:13 AM   #482
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Side Mirrors

If you have your side mirrors set to "Driver side" the passenger side mirror will pivot down to show ground level (pretty cool feature if you are parking in tight spots).

If you set the mirror to "Passenger side" then the side mirror will not rotate and will stay in it's default position.
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      09-20-2012, 05:36 PM   #483
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Launch control on Manual Shift! I just found out about launch control and this is how I think it works (comment if you know other ways)

1. put in sport+
2. press clutch and shift to 1st.
3. engage throttle (rev will be held at 3500 rpm)
4. lift clutch and off you go
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Launch control on Manual Shift! I just found out about launch control and this is how I think it works (comment if you know other ways)

1. put in sport+
2. press clutch and shift to 1st.
3. engage throttle (rev will be held at 3500 rpm)
4. lift clutch and off you go
wouldn't you have to turn traction control all the way off?
in a manual you can launch however you want!!! thats the best part.
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