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      05-16-2011, 11:11 PM   #1
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Software update v 2.42

So I took my car in for an oil service last week and requested to see if there were any software updates available. As it turned out, there were: my car was on version 2.38 and the current module is 2.42. So I asked them to install it. AFAIK the software updates DCT and other things.

After picking the car up, I noticed immediate improvements:

1. DCT gear shifting is definitively faster and smoother. Upshifts are lightning fast as are downshifts. There is no noticeable lag in shifting when in D mode. The downshifts in D mode are now fully sequential when slowing down. It used to be that the car would go straight from 5th to 2nd and you'd often get a little jerkiness, but now the car downshifts 5-4-3-2 sequentially. There is no reduction in throttle blip. The overall DCT feels more responsive.

2. Acceleration seems smoother and noticeably more responsive, almost as if the Power button is permanently switched on. I'm yet to try it with the Power button actually turned on but if this is anything to go by, it will be amazing.

3. There are some updates to iDrive, the phone functions are a little more streamlined. I also had the map update done and now the maps show buildings in 3-D

Overall the car seems to fulfill its potential that much more, I was happy with the DCT but now it seems to be just that much better.

If you haven't already done so, I recommend you request the update on your next service.
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      05-17-2011, 01:11 AM   #2
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That's good to hear. Did they do it as warranty work (free)?
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      05-17-2011, 01:13 AM   #3
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No - I had to pay for it ($198) as it's a non-warranty item. If they find a fault, it's free.
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      05-17-2011, 05:58 AM   #4
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how do you find out what version you're on?
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      05-17-2011, 05:41 PM   #5
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Is there any way to get the fucking GPS to show you what side of the road your destination is on? My mum's 7 year old X5 does this and our current iDrive doesnt ><
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Use the stick like u would a manual. If that doesn't work, put it in D mode and put both hands at 10 and 2. If that doesn't work, just sit on your right hand.
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      05-17-2011, 08:17 PM   #6
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There's no way of knowing what version you're on, you have to ask the dealer.
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      05-18-2011, 12:24 AM   #7
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Is there any way to get the fucking GPS to show you what side of the road your destination is on? My mum's 7 year old X5 does this and our current iDrive doesnt ><
my gps on the m3 tells me if the destination is on the left or right. I'll have to find out the version from the dealer but it's there.
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      05-18-2011, 01:14 AM   #8
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Ok awesome. No need to sweat then. I don't give a shit on my current ride so long as it'll be there in August.

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      05-18-2011, 06:46 PM   #9
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sunroof ftw!!!!!

carbon looks good on AW M3's

to hard to notice the carbon roof in a dark coloured car
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Haha yeah. Sunroof adds 40 pounds. DCT adds 40 pounds. I got a 6MT = No additional weight

Either way you will have some regret I suppose, but the fact that my car is black, and will see 99% road time means I will use my moonie more than a carbon roof.

BUT, having said that, if I have of chosen any other colour that wasn't black I would have got the CF roof without hesitation.
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sunroof ftw!!!!!

carbon looks good on AW M3's

to hard to notice the carbon roof in a dark coloured car
Leon you love your sunroofs! I must admit i do miss one!
Lol toy in town Friday night?
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iPhone - meant to say you in town Friday night?
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remus race
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remus race
that's awesome, where did you get it, remember to get a connect pipe, otherwise you have to cut the stock rear muffler then bolt on.
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that's awesome, where did you get it, remember to get a connect pipe, otherwise you have to cut the stock rear muffler then bolt on.
i havnt got it yet - still deciding but i think itll be a remus, followed by a sbm tune
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But i heard the remus drones more than a girlfriend at a footy match? Is that true?
emm, i am afraid it's true...
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no remus for me then...
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no remus for me then...
eisenmann then
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no remus for me then...
eisenmann then
Yep
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Yep
1,

I heard the exhaust on TAXXED car and it sounds great!

Leon, we can get it cheaper if we buy 2 i guess
When u hoping to do it?
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Yep
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I heard the exhaust on TAXXED car and it sounds great!

Leon, we can get it cheaper if we buy 2 i guess
When u hoping to do it?
Street or race?
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+1,

I heard the exhaust on TAXXED car and it sounds great!

Leon, we can get it cheaper if we buy 2 i guess
nobody getting amuse titanium?
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