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      05-08-2008, 04:34 PM   #1
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Cool features

What cool features that you have noticed about the car.

I've just noticed if you put your finger on the preset buttons without actually pressing it, it brings them up on the tab on the nav screen, so if you dont remember your presets you can see it.
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      05-09-2008, 03:30 AM   #2
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What cool features that you have noticed about the car.

I've just noticed if you put your finger on the preset buttons without actually pressing it, it brings them up on the tab on the nav screen, so if you dont remember your presets you can see it.
Those presets can be phone numbers, radio stations, nav destinations and other things as well. Very flexible and good interface as well.
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      05-09-2008, 03:48 AM   #3
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      05-09-2008, 10:10 AM   #5
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      05-09-2008, 10:30 AM   #6
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"Puddle lights" under all of the outside door handles. Looks cool.
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      05-09-2008, 10:43 AM   #7
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Those presets can be phone numbers, radio stations, nav destinations and other things as well. Very flexible and good interface as well.
I agree, however I tend to use the dial on the radio to adjust the volume, and I always seem to accidently touch those buttons ... which is just enough to temporarily display the presets.
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      05-09-2008, 10:50 AM   #8
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Cool:
the orange light on the door panel front and lateral panel rear at night
the tilting of the passager mirror while reversing
the long press on the open button on the key fob opening all windows and then the roof
the automatic high beam when in real darkness (I mean really dark...)
the light around the car while pushing "lock" on key fob when car is already locked (search in parking help without unlocking the car: more clever than other brand)
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      05-09-2008, 11:00 AM   #9
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The CA. That is more than half of the reason why I ordered the ZTP.
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      05-09-2008, 11:19 AM   #10
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WOW....I am really impressed with the new technology of the M3, I think I am wanting one more and more......man thanks for these info it helps alot!
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      05-09-2008, 11:20 AM   #11
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The CA. That is more than half of the reason why I ordered the ZTP.
funny the CA costs $1K on both the X6 and the 5-series. So as part of the $3250 technology package is a great value (with EDC, Navi, MDM, M drive and CA).
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      05-09-2008, 11:21 AM   #12
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Cool:
the long press on the open button on the key fob opening all windows and then the roof
the automatic high beam when in real darkness (I mean really dark...)
the light around the car while pushing "lock" on key fob when car is already locked (search in parking help without unlocking the car: more clever than other brand)

hmmm didn't know about these 3... lol
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      05-09-2008, 11:35 AM   #14
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the hill brake hold on the MT is nice!
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      05-09-2008, 12:04 PM   #15
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the hill brake hold on the MT is nice!
Yeah I really enjoy that feature too, especially on really steep inclines.
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      05-09-2008, 12:16 PM   #16
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Hill start here too, very wierd after driving manuals for 20 years to take your foot off the brake, go for the throttle and not slip back at all

Been really hot this week and it's been cool setting the vent timer for 20 mins before I leave office, get in the car and it's relatively cool.

Pressing the Auto button on the climate control cycles through the soft/medium/strong programs, pretty neat.

Gear change indicator is amusing, it makes me go into 5th at 30mph, works too, the car seems happy at 1500rpm around town (this can be turned off by cycling to the blank screen and then holding the button in)
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Pressing the Auto button on the climate control cycles through the soft/medium/strong programs, pretty neat.
Thats a good one. Didn't know that.
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      05-09-2008, 01:36 PM   #18
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I like the the seat belt arm that pushes your belt up so you don't have to reach back. Also that option that sucks all the hot air out before you get into your car is pretty cool.
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      05-09-2008, 01:38 PM   #19
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Cool:
the orange light on the door panel front and lateral panel rear at night
the tilting of the passager mirror while reversing
the long press on the open button on the key fob opening all windows and then the roof
the automatic high beam when in real darkness (I mean really dark...)
the light around the car while pushing "lock" on key fob when car is already locked (search in parking help without unlocking the car: more clever than other brand)
Except for the first, and possibly the last, these things were on the E46 M3 also, so no big thing. What sucks is that while you can open the windows remotely, you cannot close them that way. You can stick the key in the lock, turn it to lock, and hold it until all the windows and sunroof are closed but you can't do this remotely. I guess we can thank the lawyers for that. Does it work this way outside the US or is it just us?
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      05-09-2008, 02:05 PM   #20
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the hill brake hold on the MT is nice!
not a fan of that one, at all.


I literally just figured out that the armrest could slide forward. I haven't had my car go into auto hi-beam yet, I'll look for that. The automatic wipers actually work on the E92. I had them on the E46, but they sucked. I love how it remembers what song you were listening to on the ipod even after you disconnect it. I also like how the heated seats stay on if you aren't out of the car for too long.
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      05-09-2008, 02:12 PM   #21
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I haven't had my car go into auto hi-beam yet, I'll look for that. The automatic wipers actually work on the E92. I had them on the E46, but they sucked.
high beam may be a European only feature (active high beams) I believe.
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      05-09-2008, 02:17 PM   #22
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And pretty much everything mentioned already

So I really have nothing to contribute
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