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      08-10-2011, 12:21 PM   #23
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You've confused me now with the additional indicators as I don't know what you mean...
It might be poor BMW english and it might mean show extra information on the dash display??
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      08-10-2011, 02:31 PM   #24
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Visibility Pack - not convinced that i have active lights or beam assist yet - maybe it was too light to notice so far
Visibility Pack includes adaptive xenon lights with auto dip and headlight wash.
The 'adaptive' bit means that they turn with the steering wheel and, to me, is one of the car's greatest features. Find an unlit and twisty country road and prepare to be amazed. Up here in rural Scotland we're spoilt for choice and I often go for a night blast, not just to enjoy the 35d/sport auto power-train, but also the fantastic lights; it's quite uncanny to see around the corners before you get there.
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Visibility Pack includes adaptive xenon lights with auto dip and headlight wash.
The 'adaptive' bit means that they turn with the steering wheel and, to me, is one of the car's greatest features. Find an unlit and twisty country road and prepare to be amazed. Up here in rural Scotland we're spoilt for choice and I often go for a night blast, not just to enjoy the 35d/sport auto power-train, but also the fantastic lights; it's quite uncanny to see around the corners before you get there.
Now I've realised that I have to press the indicator stalk button I have tested it - works a treat - auto full beam too
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      08-10-2011, 05:16 PM   #26
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Now I've realised that I have to press the indicator stalk button I have tested it - works a treat - auto full beam too
The indicator stalk button is only for auto dip; to activate the adaptive (cornering) lights you must have the main switch in the auto position.
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      08-10-2011, 06:12 PM   #27
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thanks Jon. so I get cornering in auto and auto dip on the main beam lever. some logic at least.
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      08-12-2011, 10:49 AM   #28
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Am pleased to report that the free sat nav apps can be heard with iphone music via the usb phone adaptor. Can't see the screen of course but a good enough effort.

These may promise more options in future
http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/acc...ity/index.html
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      08-22-2011, 04:42 AM   #29
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1000 miles in - some observations to come. Still very pleased with spec and purchase.

Did you know you that pressing stop at the end of your journey puts you into park automatically?

I'm not impressed with the dipping mirror on reverse function as it restricts the view around you

I can see my satnav app screen if I place iphone in cup holder tray

auto beam / dip headlights have realistic operating mode

What are the mini-grilles for in the headlining just above your sun visor?

Speed limiter function good but can it be resumed at previous speed?

Base black trim is prone to finger-prints

Bottle bucket in the boot is very useful

Note that I have Dunlop RFTs and my friend has Michelin RFTs on our W Type 332 wheels

Note that he has a netted area in the boot on the passenger side - he has specced folding rear seat - may be related

Very good comments from others about the car
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      08-22-2011, 04:45 AM   #30
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What are the mini-grilles for in the headlining just above your sun visor?
Interior motion sensor for burglar alarm.
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Actually, the grilles for the interior sensor are in the housing in the centre where the courtesy lights are; the grilles right above the visors are the microphones for the telephone / voice control.
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Isnt it annoying that you cant change headlight beam up and down if you havent paid for adaptive light option?
Or have i failed to find them somewhere on the dashboard?
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      08-23-2011, 01:41 AM   #34
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The beam-throw (level) on xenon lights is automatic, whether you have adaptive lights or not. Only on halogen do you get the manual thumbwheel near the light switch.
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You've confused me now with the additional indicators as I don't know what you mean...
was referring to the info display settings - and I now know it toggles on/off the economy meter and battery recharge displays at least.
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I'm not impressed with the dipping mirror on reverse function as it restricts the view around you
Flick the side mirror adjust switch to LH and the mirror will not tilt downwards.
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aha - thanks Jon - had already done that - but didn't know how I had )
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Speed limiter function good but can it be resumed at previous speed?
I never use the limiter as, unlike cruise control, it doesn't apply apply the brakes when going downhill, which results in the pre-set limit being exceeded.
I suspect that you're not using the cruise control to its full potential - pressing the bottom button initiates the system and aligns the orange cursor with the current speed. Cruise can then be engaged by either pressing the middle button, which will then match the previously selected speed or you can flick the speed adjust paddle at any point and cruise will then be established at that particular speed. Either of these options will turn the cursor green until cruise is disengaged, when it will revert to orange and serve as a reminder of what speed you had selected.
It's an excellent cruise control system and the more you use it, the more intuitive its use will become.
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ok - will give it a try - and thanks for that. I am used to the Merc which allows resume and does brake for you (didn't even bother trying to explain to the speed cops who claimed I must have known I was going too fast because I braked...). Also never been a fan of cruise from a safety (ie concentration) perspective - and reinforcing that my friend crashed heavily... But never say never - I will enjoy understanding the functionality and will give it a go. Thanks!
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Does everybody activate the park brake? I just leave in P - always have... although I notice that using auto-hold automatically leaves the park brake on when you turn the engine off. Quite like the autohold when the occasion suits.
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I notice that when entering SPORT mode the display has stopped showing the screen with chassis / drivetrain picture - this is good - I don't want my passengers to think I'm planning a speedy drive down the lanes - even if I am....

May or may not be related to me turning off 'additional indicators'???
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The dash display has a large and noticeable sub-section for warning and economy and battery that has caught my attention at night and I can't stop looking at it...
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I notice that when entering SPORT mode the display has stopped showing the screen with chassis / drivetrain picture - this is good - I don't want my passengers to think I'm planning a speedy drive down the lanes - even if I am....

May or may not be related to me turning off 'additional indicators'???
Very interesting; I didn't realise it could be switched off as I've never looked into 'additional indicators'. Thanks for the info.
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seems that it is not 'additional indicators' that has turned off the sports config screen. I assume therefore it comes on x times or for y miles from new? Mine has stopped and i have done 1800 miles now.
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