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      02-05-2008, 06:02 PM   #1
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options: m drive / edc yes or no

if i order my car without m drive or edc what is the "stock" handling setting?

i don't need or want nav, don't need or want comfort access, so what would i be missing by passing on the technology package?

also, any idea on pricing for m double clutch?
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      02-05-2008, 06:37 PM   #2
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if i order my car without m drive or edc what is the "stock" handling setting?

i don't need or want nav, don't need or want comfort access, so what would i be missing by passing on the technology package?

also, any idea on pricing for m double clutch?
A little searching would show you all these topics are easily answered. I'll be patient.
- No mDrive means no second steering assist setting or sport DTC setting (semi-off).
- No iDrive means Enhanced Premium Sound is not available
- Non EDC suspension means you lose the two active damping settings. Stock setting should be between comfort and sport, though there have not been any road tests with this setup yet.
- M-DTC is $2,700 in US

Don't ask any more questions until you read this: http://www.m3post.com/goodiesforyou/the_new_bmw_m3.doc
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got it; thanks so much;

after reading through this, it is still not clear as to: can i disable dsc without mdrive?
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got it; thanks so much;

after reading through this, it is still not clear as to: can i disable dsc without mdrive?
That wasn't anywhere in your original post.
It is clear from reading the proper literature on this site that disabling DSC isn't dependent on Mdrive. The two really have nothing to do with each other. Mdrive is a programmed macro only.
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got it; thanks so much;

after reading through this, it is still not clear as to: can i disable dsc without mdrive?
Yes, you can turn it off, just not put it into sport mode which leaves a bit of a safety net.
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That wasn't anywhere in your original post.
It is clear from reading the proper literature on this site that disabling DSC isn't dependent on Mdrive. The two really have nothing to do with each other. Mdrive is a programmed macro only.
Any info as to whether or not Mdrive will be available as a retrofit-either at VPC or dealer? If so, would it be a software or hardware issue, or both? Thanks.
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Any info as to whether or not Mdrive will be available as a retrofit-either at VPC or dealer? If so, would it be a software or hardware issue, or both? Thanks.
VERY unlikely and if so VERY expensive. plus if yo udo not get NAV you get the single hump dash - so to add i-drive you need a new dash. $$$$$$
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Well, I've got one coming in March that does have I-drive, Nav and EDC. So without Mdrive I'll be missing the steering maps, M-DCT, and one of the engine settings (M sport +?) It seems like all it might require would be software, or perhaps a computer board (and a button.) It may end up being too much trouble, hawever. Thanks.
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it seems like it would be cheaper to get the tech package and you'd have all of the above at a lower cost than optioning this individually, plus, you'd have mdrive
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Now i know everyone is automaticly assuming that the Non-EDC cars will have the setting between Comfort and Sport. But has this been confirmed? Is that what BMW says? I would think that Non EDC cars would come standard with the stiffest setting for the enthusiast. And for the people who want comfort there is the EDC.
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I dont think NON-EDC cars will have a button. just one suspension setting. no one seems to know what that will be - best guess is its sport setting since sport is not "active".
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