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BMW and M Power Owners

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

  1. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 156,868

    The ZF8HP will not hold on a steep hill and creeps backwards after the hill hold releases. It's not the auto hold function, it's another feature that keeps the brake on for a few seconds after you release the foot brake.
     
  2. Le Clandestin Brun

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Sep 2007

    Posts: 8,603

    The SMG in my M5 could have done with this, although it is no big deal really and shouldn't be a deal breaker.
     
  3. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 32,581

    Never experienced that, cool :) Certainly the older BMW (ZF) boxes used to hold pretty well. Perhaps the drive for efficiency (i guess excessive creep is inefficient) has necessitated this new feature.
     
  4. Stephen B

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Dec 2002

    Posts: 1,198

    Location: Central Scot

    M3 DCT is the same, having to get used to using a handbrake again :)
     
  5. Simon

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 23,745

    Location: Berks / Moscow

    Mine has hill start assist. Maybe a LCI thing?
     
  6. Stephen B

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 1,198

    Location: Central Scot

    Mine too, I mean that I don't like holding it on the foot brake
     
  7. Nimzicki

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,633

    Location: London

    Quick opinion please guys, does £12,995 seem like a good price for a 2012 5 door, manual 118i Sport with only 7k miles? Test drove it today but I'm struggling to see if I can get something newer for a similar price. I've always had Japanese cars so any advice is very much appreciated.
     
  8. NooBish AbbZ

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Mar 2013

    Posts: 2,805

    Location: Fareham, Portsmouth

    5 years old, 7000 miles....? Hmm... Can't help with the price but would be interested to know more about the mileage. Literally used to go around the corner and back to buy a paper..?
     
  9. Nimzicki

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,633

    Location: London

    I thought the same, it was an elderly couple that bizarrely traded it in for a BRZ.
     
  10. Django x2

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Sep 2008

    Posts: 13,522

    Location: Britain

    So my E60 LCi 530d had the hold function (no special button to press or anything), just release foot from brake and you had circa 3 seconds I think before it would let go and start to roll back. The M5 kind of has it too, but not as great and actually tends to pull you up the hill rather than hold or release back down. I guess that's down to the immense supercar beating BHP and Torque :D
     
  11. panthro

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Nov 2004

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    Location: Wokingham

    My 57 plate E92 M3 (manual) had it. I thought it was standard spec? My E89 35i DCT also had it as standard spec.
     
  12. grudas

    Capodecina

    Joined: 12 Mar 2008

    Posts: 21,004

    Location: West sussex

    Yup even my E86 has hill hold! I'd be surprised if newer cars didn't unless it was something expensive to add due to some gearbox gimmick? I honestly have no idea why it would be standard on newer cars.
     
  13. Invertigo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Sep 2010

    Posts: 2,050

    Location: Manchester

    Well, I'll have my Z4 by the end of my week long easter holiday it seems! Getting very itchy feet now, want to get to enjoying a proper car!
     
  14. Dis86

    Caporegime

    Joined: 23 Dec 2011

    Posts: 26,081

    Location: Northern England

    We need photos!
     
  15. soundb0y

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Mar 2009

    Posts: 2,867

    Location: Hereford

    Nice, 85, 86 or 89?
     
  16. Invertigo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Sep 2010

    Posts: 2,050

    Location: Manchester

    E85, 3.0i '04 with all the M-Sport kit (minus the wheel)

    Going to be a lot more fun than a DS3, I think!
     
  17. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    There was no M Sport or Sport model of the original prefacelift Z4 and there isn't an M Sport kit for any E85.

    The alternative was the dealer fit Aero kit.
     
  18. Invertigo

    Wise Guy

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    Apologies, didn't even realise the body kit was an option

    Sports seats and M sport suspension is the correct wording, I believe? I'm not sure if the standard seats were called sports and the upgraded ones M-Sport, but its the upgraded ones either way with deeper bolsters.
     
  19. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    The suspension is standard on the 3.0i, so it's the Sport Seats that are the option - though a very rare one so you've done well to find them.
     
  20. Invertigo

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Manchester

    Aha, yes that does sound familiar.

    In terms of options according to the factory list: (well the interesting ones)
    HiFi System Professional DSP
    Xenon Light
    M Sports seats
    Multifunction f steering wheel
    Cruise Control

    I did find it quite odd that cruise and multifunction steering wheel were an option on these cars, and a large number seem to be missing them.