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      11-16-2012, 09:29 PM   #15
Mike Benvo
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Drives: Harrop SC M3 / E46 M3 / 7Turbo
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Originally Posted by jdemetry View Post
Base on my 2011.75 (manual seats and auto start/stop here ) was $55,900. I dig my manual seats, but the auto start stop is really stupid. Thankfully it defaults to "off" in the M3, so it isn't a big issue. Kind of a cool feature but I have yet to find a type of traffic that it's been a benefit. Maybe somewhere with rrreeeeaaaaallllyyy long lights or extended dead stops on the freeway.
Yup - I retrofitted that to my 2008 M3 just for fun and agree that it's an awful feature. We're lucky here in the US as it defaults to off, in many other countries it defaults to on. That would drive me bonkers!

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