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      05-09-2008, 10:36 PM   #45
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The drink chiller in the arm rest is great but...a cautionary tale...don't put your wallet in there. I did and it got all soggy and wet.

(I only got the car yesterday, far too excited to listen to everything the dealer told me!)
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      05-09-2008, 10:58 PM   #46
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The drink chiller in the arm rest is great but...a cautionary tale...don't put your wallet in there. I did and it got all soggy and wet.

(I only got the car yesterday, far too excited to listen to everything the dealer told me!)
There is an on/off switch to quell that problem.
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      05-10-2008, 01:31 AM   #48
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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.
I was completely not aware. So much to learn next week!
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      05-10-2008, 10:25 AM   #49
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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).
X6 and 5 series have more hardware though - namely the ability to open from all four doors. M3 has the same setup as the 3 series - only two doors unlock (which on the coupe/cabrio is all doors, sure), and it only cost $500. Anyway, even at only a $500 value its still a good deal - if you want the ZTP to begin with.
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      05-10-2008, 11:56 AM   #50
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I think that's called BMW Ambient Lighting. In previous versions of the M3 (e46, etc.) it was a dual beam of orange light that originated beneath the rear-view mirror. I like the idea of it running along the upper part of the doors now. Sounds cool.

Does anyone know if this feature (the ambient lighting along the interior doors) is also available in the non-M 3-series cars (328i, 335i, etc.)? Would be nice if it was exclusive to the M3.
The twin beams of light by the rear view mirror are still there in the E92 M3, along with the addition of an extra pair for the rear.

The strips of light on the door and rear section are just for the coupes (and I believe the cab), but not the sedan (E90), either M3 or standard.
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      05-10-2008, 11:57 AM   #51
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Can you describe the exact difference between these? I don't notice much at all.

I wouldn't be surprised if he's talking out of his backside.
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      05-10-2008, 11:58 AM   #52
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Humor, sarcasm, just being a jerk? I can not tell. I asked a serious question to another person if you have nothing useful to contribute don't.

I thought he was being an arse too.
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      05-10-2008, 11:59 AM   #53
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False. Pretty much any BMW has the ambient lighting.
True, but they were specifically talking about the strip of ambient lighting running along the upper part of the door, which is unique to the E92 (and E93 I believe).
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      05-10-2008, 12:09 PM   #54
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Worthy of a repost, IMHO. Auto mirror tucking!

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140772
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      05-10-2008, 02:15 PM   #55
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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?
Remote will close my windows and also just touching the door handle for an extended period of time will close all the holes.
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      05-10-2008, 02:27 PM   #56
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I was somewhere I didnt know on Friday.

I had 5 miles left of petrol because the station I went to didnt have high octane.

I pulled over.

Googled petrol stations.

Rang the nearest garage straight from the Google search results that came up which I thought would have high octane (Shell) and asked if they were open and had Optimax. Navved there straight from the Google search results(6 miles away, just made it)

Filled up.

Doesnt get much cooler than that.
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      05-10-2008, 02:50 PM   #57
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I also can't figure this out and it's not in the manual.
This should clear things up. The part closest to driver slides forward.
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Does everybody get the sliding armrest in the U.S.?

I know in other markets it's an option. They don't all slide forward.
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      05-10-2008, 03:23 PM   #59
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Does everybody get the sliding armrest in the U.S.?

I know in other markets it's an option. They don't all slide forward.
Yeah mine slids like the pic above
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This should clear things up. The part closest to driver slides forward.
Thanks. I was looking for a release button and didn't realize that it just slides forward. Cool feature!
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      05-10-2008, 03:31 PM   #61
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False. Pretty much any BMW has the ambient lighting.
False. The ambient lighting along the door is only on the e92's, not the e90s.
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Remote will close my windows and also just touching the door handle for an extended period of time will close all the holes.
So it looks like you can close the windows in the E9x M3 with the remote. That's good. I wonder if remote open/close is just with CA though. Can anyone without CA confirm this one way or the other?
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I was somewhere I didnt know on Friday.

I had 5 miles left of petrol because the station I went to didnt have high octane.

I pulled over.

Googled petrol stations.

Rang the nearest garage straight from the Google search results that came up which I thought would have high octane (Shell) and asked if they were open and had Optimax. Navved there straight from the Google search results(6 miles away, just made it)

Filled up.

Doesnt get much cooler than that.
No it doesn't. Your car equipped with Google?

I was messing around with the Nav on the trip back to my house and it's cool how far you can zoom in and out. You can see your car passing named streets in realtime and you can also zoom out 500 miles and see your position relative to New York, I'm in IL.
The realtime estimated arrival time is pretty cool too.
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Remote will close my windows and also just touching the door handle for an extended period of time will close all the holes.
I tried both and doesn't work on my NA spec car.
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No it doesn't. Your car equipped with Google?

I was messing around with the Nav on the trip back to my house and it's cool how far you can zoom in and out. You can see your car passing named streets in realtime and you can also zoom out 500 miles and see your position relative to New York, I'm in IL.
The realtime estimated arrival time is pretty cool too.
We don't get Google in the US. Yet.

Sounds like this is your first nav equipped car. Did you discover how it will highlight and find points of interest yet?
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The realtime estimated arrival time is pretty cool too.
It is but will just keep getting later and later if you get slowed down in traffic. But nice to have anyways.
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