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      08-15-2012, 12:02 PM   #23
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Uh, it's disabled by default on M3s. Unless you press a button to activate, you'd never know the car has it. And the feature has been standard since Sept2010 production (MY2011.5) onward.
True, but in other countries it defaults to on.

BTW, I looked up the part numbers and prices for 2008 and 2012 M3's on realoem.com, and to my surprise, the same part numbers and prices showed up. Must be a mistake in their parts database, they can't be the same.
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What parts need to install this ??
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Very nice,good work Mike !
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I had an F30 loaner last weekend - Start/Stop was the most annoying, stupidest thing I have ever seen on a car. There is a jolt when the car restarts and you drive off. How is this good for the engine, trans, starter, etc.

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I had an F30 loaner last weekend - Start/Stop was the most annoying, stupidest thing I have ever seen on a car. There is a jolt when the car restarts and you drive off. How is this good for the engine, trans, starter, etc.

No thanks.

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I had an F30 also and it was absolutely awful, exactly what you described.

In my M3 (although I never use the feature and dislike it), it is buttery smooth on shut off and restart
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I had an F30 loaner last weekend - Start/Stop was the most annoying, stupidest thing I have ever seen on a car. There is a jolt when the car restarts and you drive off. How is this good for the engine, trans, starter, etc.

No thanks.

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Agreed. The dealer gave me a 335i loaner while they try to fix the debacle they created with my car, and it also has this. Fortunately though, there's a little button on top of the starter button that you can hit to turn this feature off. Only thing is you have to do it every time you get in (Doesn't remember your last setting).
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I had an F30 loaner last weekend - Start/Stop was the most annoying, stupidest thing I have ever seen on a car. There is a jolt when the car restarts and you drive off. How is this good for the engine, trans, starter, etc.

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Agreed. The dealer gave me a 335i loaner while they try to fix the debacle they created with my car, and it also has this. Fortunately though, there's a little button on top of the starter button that you can hit to turn this feature off. Only thing is you have to do it every time you get in (Doesn't remember your last setting).
Yup and the other thing that kept bothering me is the proximity to the start button, given the steering wheel blocks it in my seating position.

Makes you hit the wrong button sometime. It's just surprising to me that the new models are more abrupt than the 12 and 13 M's.
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I had an F30 also and it was absolutely awful, exactly what you described.

In my M3 (although I never use the feature and dislike it), it is buttery smooth on shut off and restart
+1.......the feature is horrible on the F30 and works like magic in the M3. I've tried it a few times but I doubt it saves enough fuel for me to use all the time......Phil
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Well, I'm glad they did it right in the M3.
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