Originally Posted by eskdale
I'm new to BMW - I have a 520d M sport F11 or order with lots of options. I currently drive a Ford Galaxy with Many options including Full Leather, Panoramic Glass Roof, Active Cruise Control (Radar), Interactive Variable Damper Control, Adaptive headlights and cornering lights, DVD SatNav with large Touch Screen, Voice Control, 3 Zone Climate Control, Heated and Ventilated Seats, Bluetooth, Tyre Pressure Monitors, ESP, HLA, MP3 and CD Changer, Dimming Rear View Mirrors etc.... but it also has an electric Handbrake. You can connect it to the ford computer to release the Electric Handbake but there is also a procedure which involves only the the handbrake button and the Throttle, by doing the correct sequence of the handbrake button and throttle to maximum and minimum the Brake is released. So if Ford can do it why not BMW?
But if it is possible it still is a well kept secret.