BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > General M3 Forum (E90 + E92 + E93)
 
European Auto Source
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-29-2012, 07:47 PM   #23
blublur
Private First Class
1
Rep
115
Posts

Drives: '12 (Indiv MCB) E92 M3 6MT
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chandler, AZ

iTrader: (0)

I know what that button does and I'll never use it. It would drive me nuts.
Casey, I assume, you work at Chapman BMW, that's where I got my car. I've got the lone 2012 Individual Monte Carlo Blue E92 in the state from there.

Last edited by blublur; 09-29-2012 at 07:59 PM.
Appreciate 0
      09-29-2012, 07:59 PM   #24
Demkay
Private
0
Rep
62
Posts

Drives: E93
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Canary Islands

iTrader: (0)

I'm in Europe. My Start up routine....

1. Start the car.

2. Hit this Stupid Button you're talking about.

3. Hit the button thing under the Shifter so I got 5 bars.

4. Hit the M Button.

5...... Hit the f*cking Gas.
.
Appreciate 0
      09-29-2012, 08:03 PM   #25
lorinzo
Captain
United_States
14
Rep
790
Posts

Drives: 2011 e90 M3
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA

iTrader: (0)

Auto Start/Stop
__________________
| 2011 M3 Sedan | Le Mans Blue | M-DCT | ZC2 | ZCP | ZP3 | Moonroof | Enhanced Premium Sound | Dinan exhaust | Dinan software | Dinan pulley | Dinan intake | Dinan pedals | Bimmian LED interior | Lux H8 V3 | WeissLicht PY24W LED | 20% tint | IND reflectors | IND front grills | IND key hole cover | IND hood vents | IND M5 mirror covers | Reus Systems audio | Verstraβe shifter paddles | BBS LM 20x9 et 15 and 20x10.5 et 15 | Hankook Ventus V12 255/30/20 and 295/25/20 | Red BBS Racing lug nut kit | H&R Sport springs |
Appreciate 0
      09-29-2012, 10:24 PM   #26
mdosu
Banned
No_Country
128
Rep
8,517
Posts

Drives: Double Vanos'd Civic-M3
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (6)

noobs
Appreciate 0
      09-29-2012, 11:33 PM   #27
tlp
Colonel
tlp's Avatar
United_States
97
Rep
2,138
Posts

Drives: '11 e92 M3 SG/FR
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Huntington Beach, CA

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2011 BMW e92 M3  [4.55]
__________________

Current - '11 e92 M3 SG/FR ZCP|ZCV|ZP2|2MK|494|415|6NR|752
Appreciate 0
      09-29-2012, 11:39 PM   #28
Superfly_M3
Captain
24
Rep
964
Posts

Drives: 2011 M3
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Demkay View Post
I'm in Europe. My Start up routine....

1. Start the car.

2. Hit this Stupid Button you're talking about.

3. Hit the button thing under the Shifter so I got 5 bars.

4. Hit the M Button.

5...... Hit the f*cking Gas.
.
Here in Canada we start the car engage the clutch and go. I would go nuts if I had a starting routine like that everyday.
Appreciate 0
      09-29-2012, 11:52 PM   #29
izzyM3
Lieutenant
izzyM3's Avatar
17
Rep
503
Posts

Drives: 2011.75 E90 M3. M Perf Exhaust
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Southbay

iTrader: (2)

It is ironic to have it in an M3. But that is what an M3 is, dual personality. And this button will help even on a small level - our gas consumption and our environment. There are just days specially here in California that you are stopped for long periods of time. So it's there, we paid for it, it's smart to utilize it. Anyway I notice that when in sequential it does not activate and I love how our settings start in manual and not activated like its not enough to remind us we are driving the Ultimate driving machine. (darn, I sound like an ad already.)
Appreciate 0
      09-30-2012, 12:11 AM   #30
CCLSVTM3
Lieutenant
United_States
9
Rep
528
Posts

Drives: Interlagos blue E90 M3
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Burbank, CA

iTrader: (1)

Auto eject...... Jk
__________________
BMC filter, OEM Exh Mod, ESS Direct Flash tune, flat black kidney grills, color painted front reflectors, LUX Angel eyes, -2012 SVT Raptor 4 dr -09 E90 M3

Appreciate 0
      09-30-2012, 06:33 PM   #31
darrylm
New Member
United_States
0
Rep
19
Posts

Drives: 2015 BMW F36 428i Gran Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Riverview, Florida

iTrader: (1)

I refer to it as golf cart mode....nuff said.....
Appreciate 0
      09-30-2012, 07:00 PM   #32
izzyM3
Lieutenant
izzyM3's Avatar
17
Rep
503
Posts

Drives: 2011.75 E90 M3. M Perf Exhaust
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Southbay

iTrader: (2)

So I was playing with this feature and one thing that might stop you from using it is there's a very slight delay of restarting when you let go of the brake and step on the gas. So if you decide to start the engine before the green light turns on without letting go of the brakes, just turn the steering wheel slightly left or right and the engine starts right off.
Appreciate 0
      10-01-2012, 12:31 AM   #33
Projectile
Second Lieutenant
Canada
6
Rep
232
Posts

Drives: 2011 E92
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Calgary

iTrader: (0)

I have a 6 MT, so I can't comment on how it works with a DCT, but I actually like this feature. I don't see any reason why the engine ought to be running when I'm stopped. Doesn't bother me at all. Has no effect on performance. Saves fuel and emissions. What's not to like about it?

If I'm in stop and go traffic, I just turn it off (or don't turn it on).
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:57 AM.




m3post
m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST