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      09-28-2008, 01:42 PM   #111
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It might be better for me to throw this in the iDrive review that I posted a few nights ago, but I noticed something interesting about the steering wheel up/down buttons today when trying to select a song. They are backwards. Up is used to go back, and down is used to go forward. I could swear that my 335i was the other way around, but I guess it is possible that this is just how the M3 is. I haven't seen anyone else mention this before, so I'm banking that this might have to do with the new iDrive.

Thought it was worth a mention...maybe someone can tell me that I am wrong and that it has always been like this.
On the current idrive (in the m3 e92), up takes you to the next track, next pre-set, or the next item in the phone list. Down moves you to the previous track, moves you to the previous pre-set , or the previous item in the list.
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      09-28-2008, 01:46 PM   #112
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On the current idrive (in the m3 e92), up takes you to the next track, next pre-set, or the next item in the phone list. Down moves you to the previous track, moves you to the previous pre-set , or the previous item in the list.
that's what i thought...okay, Gen 2 is officially the other way around then. This is weird. Maybe somebody wired my wheel wrong or upside down.
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      09-28-2008, 09:07 PM   #113
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I think folks in the USA will be getting their cars very soon so they will be able to check for you.

Seems a bit odd .... I think its either a s/w issue, or wiring problem.
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      09-29-2008, 05:16 AM   #114
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I think folks in the USA will be getting their cars very soon so they will be able to check for you.

Seems a bit odd .... I think its either a s/w issue, or wiring problem.
I'm thinking its a wiring issue. Or maybe BMW decided to do it the other way around...
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      09-29-2008, 12:37 PM   #115
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idrive manual pics

these pics probably aren't worth a damn because they are going to be hard to read via this thread, but i figured i'd put some pics up of the introductory manual for the new idrive. comes in the M booklet with the users and service manuals. enjoy...
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      09-29-2008, 01:33 PM   #116
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Ew I don't like the new head rests. I saw some M coupe seats the other day at the dealer. Now why couldn't we have gotten those?
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      09-29-2008, 01:39 PM   #117
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Ew I don't like the new head rests. I saw some M coupe seats the other day at the dealer. Now why couldn't we have gotten those?
yeah, i'm not a big fan of the redesigned headrest, but they aren't that bad. you don't really notice them...
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      09-29-2008, 10:31 PM   #118
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What exactly is the picture of, on page 22 ?
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      09-29-2008, 11:22 PM   #119
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      09-30-2008, 10:56 PM   #120
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What exactly is the picture of, on page 22 ?
do you mean the volume knob?
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      09-30-2008, 11:21 PM   #121
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Wow, this thread brings me back. I took Euro delivery on my first M3. The car was waiting for me on the showroom floor with one mile on the odometer.

Unfortunaltely, I had to buy the current M3 locally and it just isn't the same experience. There's nothing like breaking a BMW in on the German highways and taking the back counntry roads once it's fully broken in.


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      10-01-2008, 11:18 AM   #122
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Wow, this thread brings me back. I took Euro delivery on my first M3. The car was waiting for me on the showroom floor with one mile on the odometer.

Unfortunaltely, I had to buy the current M3 locally and it just isn't the same experience. There's nothing like breaking a BMW in on the German highways and taking the back counntry roads once it's fully broken in.


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+1. i count my blessings everytime i get on the autobahn. still 1000km to go on the break-in, but i'm getting closer with each day!
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      10-01-2008, 01:18 PM   #123
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do you mean the volume knob?
This one .... the one with the phone symbol on it

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      10-01-2008, 09:05 PM   #124
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is it me, or does the new i drive resemble the audi system a lot?

and btw nice car!
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      10-10-2008, 01:57 PM   #125
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Not to hijack the thread, but since it adresses military sales with an 09MY delivery...

Did you have to pay the gas guzzler tax when you picked it up the coupe? My SA in Graf was not sure, but did not recall his previous M3 customers noting this. Just curious....we have over another 3 years here, so it may get me at some point!
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      10-10-2008, 08:37 PM   #126
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Damn bro! No mileage...even on the trip? What did they do...levitate it off of the truck?

Congrats!!!

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      10-11-2008, 11:39 AM   #127
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Not to hijack the thread, but since it adresses military sales with an 09MY delivery...

Did you have to pay the gas guzzler tax when you picked it up the coupe? My SA in Graf was not sure, but did not recall his previous M3 customers noting this. Just curious....we have over another 3 years here, so it may get me at some point!
no gas guzzler tax...
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      10-11-2008, 01:04 PM   #128
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This one .... the one with the phone symbol on it

pretty sure that one is used to call
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      10-11-2008, 09:34 PM   #129
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congrats man ... beautiful car !
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      10-11-2008, 10:49 PM   #130
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I took Euro delivery on my first M3. The car was waiting for me on the showroom floor with one mile on the odometer.

Unfortunaltely, I had to buy the current M3 locally and it just isn't the same experience. There's nothing like breaking a BMW in on the German highways and taking the back counntry roads once it's fully broken in.
Or the next best thing to a Euro Delivery (ED) would be a Performance Center Delivery (PCD) at BMW's PC in Spartanburg, SC
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      10-18-2008, 05:12 AM   #131
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Things still going great

Gents,

Just wanted to come back to say that things are going great with the car. I'm at about 2500km now and it is running like a dream. I've done a few minor mods: GP Thunder 7500k, PIAA Superwhite H3s, Nonsmoker conversion, and had the reflectors filled.

Here are a few pics that I snapped yesterday in my area. More to come soon now that I finally got my tripod!
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      10-18-2008, 06:59 AM   #132
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Man, amazing pics..congrats!
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