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      03-18-2011, 08:07 PM   #1
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M-Button Overuse

I own an X5M and use the M-button about 75% of all drives. I was wondering if there's a such thing as overusing the M button. I never redline the car and rarely exceed 4k rpm, but in M Mode the car just feels and works so much better that if I'm not on it I feel bummed so I just press it. Lol.
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      03-18-2011, 09:58 PM   #2
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No and why would you never exceed 4k nor hit redline?
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      03-18-2011, 10:00 PM   #3
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No and why would you never exceed 4k nor hit redline?
It's not that I don't want to, it's more of a I never get the need to exceed 4 or 5 rpm.
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      03-18-2011, 10:05 PM   #4
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I red line just pulling out of my garage...its a fucking bimmer...its made to red line!!! Call the bimmer police!
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using the M-mode and not redlining is like going to the best argentinian churrasqueria and just eating a salad.
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      03-18-2011, 10:52 PM   #6
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Sometimes I think people are so bored in the 21st Century that they'll just ask the world any question that pops into their heads......including those they must already know the answer to.

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      03-18-2011, 11:22 PM   #7
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Dude, redline the car, drive it like you stole it, or give it to me and I'll treat her right.
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      03-19-2011, 08:20 AM   #8
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      03-19-2011, 08:23 AM   #9
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M-Button is simply a saved setting on the car for suspension, traction control and throttle response, how can you possibly over use the features given to you on the car?
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I am in ///M mode every drive. Once the car warms up...it is M time!

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If I could find a way to have the M button already engaged each time I start the car, I would use it. I don't think I ever drive it without the M mode on.
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It's not that I don't want to, it's more of a I never get the need to exceed 4 or 5 rpm.
Why did you buy the M then? These are the driver's bmw is catering to now
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      03-19-2011, 12:26 PM   #14
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It's not that I don't want to, it's more of a I never get the need to exceed 4 or 5 rpm.
Why did you buy the M then? These are the driver's bmw is catering to now
Haha. I love the aesthetics and accelerations of the M's.
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I dont think its such a silly question. Why did BMW putting freakin M button in there anyways? Why not just have it running optimally from the go? It's not so bad in the SUVs because it doesn't change that much but when I owned an M6 if I didn't presss the M button it was a complete dog. The point is its a performance vehicle why default to all these hobbled settings?
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I dont think its such a silly question. Why did BMW putting freakin M button in there anyways? Why not just have it running optimally from the go? It's not so bad in the SUVs because it doesn't change that much but when I owned an M6 if I didn't presss the M button it was a complete dog. The point is its a performance vehicle why default to all these hobbled settings?
several reasons. to name just a few: gas mileage, comfort and a less sensitive throttle is easier to be smooth with.
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Dude, redline the car, drive it like you stole it, or give it to me and I'll treat her right.
You need to slap her around a bit make her work for you. Show her whose in control
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several reasons. to name just a few: gas mileage, comfort and a less sensitive throttle is easier to be smooth with.



Gas mileage doesn't change much, its a performance car so defaulting to lame settings is annoying, and throttle sensitivity doesn't change much.

Like I said it's not that big of a deal of the SUVs because there's not much of a difference but on M6/M5s its just stupid.
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I red line just pulling out of my garage...its a fucking bimmer...its made to red line!!! Call the bimmer police!
Yeah bro, treat the car like crap, no need for it to warm up, it's a M DUDE!!!

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      03-20-2011, 01:44 AM   #20
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I own an X5M and am constantly in M mode... I don't think it hurts the car which I'm guessing is your question. Maybe the fuel economy gets suckier but that's about it...
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lol, I redline the car fairly frequently but usually forget to even use the M button
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I own an X5M and use the M-button about 75% of all drives. I was wondering if there's a such thing as overusing the M button. I never redline the car and rarely exceed 4k rpm, but in M Mode the car just feels and works so much better that if I'm not on it I feel bummed so I just press it. Lol.
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I own an X5M and am constantly in M mode... I don't think it hurts the car which I'm guessing is your question. Maybe the fuel economy gets suckier but that's about it...
Troll alert.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=503938
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