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      11-26-2011, 12:02 AM   #1
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M3 PDC, What it does and how it works!

I have a general question about the PDC on my 08 E92 M3, I have the PDC and am wondering if it only alerts you to the danger or will it actually apply the brakes as your about to hit something?

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It will NOT apply the brakes.
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I have a general question about the PDC on my 08 E92 M3, I have the PDC and am wondering if it only alerts you to the danger or will it actually apply the brakes as your about to hit something?

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PDC only tells you you're too close to something by a visual warning on the iDrive system and an Audible warning through the speakers. It does not apply brakes. It is a passive system. Not an Active system.
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It goes beep beep beep...until you're within 1ft, less than a foot away it registers a solid tone. Braking is totally your call. I really like it for parallel parking in the city.
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It's a warning system for when you are backing up to let you know if you are about to hit something.

-it only works when the trans in in reverse
-it does not apply the breaks
-it works just like sonar
-your m3 prob only has rear pdc


Here is more info from BMW
http://www.bmw.com/com/en/insights/t...e_control.html
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Thats what I thought.

I figured it's passive but for some reason I was about to hit something and my car just kicked out of gear, which confused me, did not hit it which is good.

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