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BMW and M Power Owners

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

  1. Schnippzle

    Mobster

    Joined: 9 Oct 2006

    Posts: 3,764

    Location: here

    Standard:
    249 Multi-function controls for s'wheel
    2NH M Sport braking system
    2PG 18" M Double-spoke style 436M light alloy wheel
    2VB Tyre pressure monitoring
    2VL Variable sport steering
    302 Alarm system (Thatcham 1)
    423 Floor mats, velour
    428 First Aid Kit & Triangle
    431 Rear-view mirror, auto dimming
    481 Sport seats, front
    493 Extended storage
    4AE Armrest, front with sliding adjustment
    521 Rain sensor with auto. headlight activation
    534 Automatic Air Conditioning
    563 Extended Interior Light Package
    575 12V power sockets
    5DA Passenger airbag deactivation, front
    5DC Head restraints, rear and folding
    654 DAB digital radio
    6AC BMW Emergency call
    6AE BMW TeleServices
    6AK BMW Online Services
    6NH Bluetooth hands-free with USB audio interface
    6WA Black panel display, full
    710 M Steering Wheel
    715 M aerodynamic bodystyling
    760 Exterior trim, High-gloss Shadowline
    775 Headlining, Anthracite

    My options:
    Z0A Driver comfort package
    508 Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear
    544 Cruise control with brake function
    ZNP Media package - Professional
    609 Navigation system-BMW Professional
    Multimedia
    6AM Real Time Traffic Information
    6AN Concierge Service
    6AP Remote Services
    2VF Adaptive M Sport suspension
    322 Comfort Access
    430 Exterior Mirrors - folding with anti-dazzle
    459 Elec Fr Seats + Driver Memory
    488 Lumbar support, driver and front pass.
    494 Seat heating, front
    4WG Aluminium Hexagon interior trim with Black, highgloss
    finisher
    502 Headlight wash
    552 Adaptive LED Headlights
    5AC High-beam Assistant
    5DP Park Assist
    674 Harman Kardon - Hi-Fi

    Received an updated email today saying production will start on the 11th of July and I will receive it on the 1st of August :D
     
  2. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Aug 2007

    Posts: 18,462

    No cruise as standard? Wow.
     
  3. Leeum

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Sep 2005

    Posts: 1,242

    My old man is potentially looking to order a brand new 125i M Sport. We'll be test driving one along with the Prince engined 120i at the weekend.

    I need to have a chat with him to see what equipment is offered as standard and what options he's planning on taking - all he's mentioned so far is leather and the 4 year service plan. At this point, I'm unsure if the service plan includes "major" service items of whether it's just a bog standard oil change and check over?

    I'm not really sure what I can offer him in the way of advice, but if anyone has any thoughts I would be happy to listen.

    Thanks :)
     
  4. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 156,868

    The service pack is 5 years and includes all sdheduled servicing.
     
  5. Stephen B

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Dec 2002

    Posts: 1,198

    Location: Central Scot

    no heated steering wheel ?
     
  6. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 156,868

    Quick, cancel the order!
     
  7. Schnippzle

    Mobster

    Joined: 9 Oct 2006

    Posts: 3,764

    Location: here

    Ha ha, no. Not a fan so left it off :p
     
  8. Havana_UK

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Oct 2004

    Posts: 4,871

    Location: location, location

    IIRC cruise control is standard but you get the brake function added as part of the driver comfort pack, which also adds rear (and optional front) parking sensors).

    I have it on mine as well, and it basically automatically brakes whilst going downhill with cruise on to stop the car exceeding the set speed. It's not to be confused with adaptive cruise which is not available for M135i/M140i.
     
  9. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 156,868

    The BMW standard cruise control offering (As opposed to the Adaptive system) has been 'with brake function' for about 10 years now. If he's added 'cruise control with brake function' then cruise isn't standard.

    It is an irritating feature, IMHO.
     
  10. OllyM

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Aug 2004

    Posts: 6,213

    Location: New Jersey, USA

    As standard I think you only get a speed limiter function on the 1 series.
     
  11. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Aug 2007

    Posts: 18,462

    This. I never found it to be overly intrusive on BMWs as it just coasts back to the set speed. The one on my A6 Audi is incredibly aggressive - felt like an emergency stop when I left it to coast after a big increase in speed on the motorway :eek:

    Speed limiters are pointless. Could be dangerous as well should you need to floor it to avoid an accident from behind, getting out of the way of blues and twos, etc.
     
  12. ihatelag

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,140

  13. leon4112

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Jul 2006

    Posts: 1,896

    The Harman Kardon - Hi-Fi is pants on the 1-2 series unfortunately it's suitable but not what you expect my old Audi A3 with the b&o system was miles better. The 3/4 series got a miles better system.

    Only thing that annoyed me with the options from new the full screen nav is great though.
     
    Last edited: 25 May 2016
  14. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 156,868

    I use mine quite often and find it very useful. It also temporarily over rides itself if you use certain amount of throttle for the situations you describe there.
     
  15. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Aug 2007

    Posts: 18,462

    Fair enough, makes sense that it's moved on since a 2001 Merc C Class :p
     
  16. Ging3r

    Hitman

    Joined: 5 Oct 2008

    Posts: 599

    Location: Chichester

    Struggle with parking do we?
     
  17. Alibaba99

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,388

    The Mercedes speed limiter has always had the override function if the accelerator was floored, from when it was first introduced. It would be somewhat dangerous if it didn't.
     
  18. Schnippzle

    Mobster

    Joined: 9 Oct 2006

    Posts: 3,764

    Location: here

    Not quite, but I was interested and wanted to see what it's like. If it does the job, great. If not, I'll do it the old manual way.

    On the note of the speed over-ride: My e65 has it, so I can safely overtake when necessary and the car returns to designated speed once I've left off the accelerator.
     
    Last edited: 26 May 2016
  19. Havana_UK

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Oct 2004

    Posts: 4,871

    Location: location, location

    Fair enough, I don't remember as I ordered mine almost 15 months ago now, but I needed cruise and wanted front & rear parking sensors which I why I chose the "Drive Comfort Pack" option.
     
  20. Rybo89

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jun 2007

    Posts: 13,951

    Location: Chesterfield

    My car came with a iphone 4 cradle thing. My workmate told me this is to hook the iphone upto the car for calls/ music etc.

    Just bought a iphone 4s to use as a media device and plugged it into the cradle and it does nothing except charge....

    Gunna take a wild guess that the car needs the screen thing to be able to do anything with this cradle?

    Meaning the cradle and iphone 4s is absolutely useless to me, given that all i wanted it for was music?