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      07-12-2008, 02:06 AM   #23
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Do you think it'll offer Drive n' Surf like the new 7-series...
probably not no a lot of the more desirable options are often left out on the 3 series ... for example living out in the middle of nowhere i was seriously gonna go for the nightvision option (yes it would of been worth it ... think back to the deer incident last month !) but it was only available on the 5 and 7 series why was this
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      07-12-2008, 02:47 AM   #24
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probably not no a lot of the more desirable options are often left out on the 3 series ... for example living out in the middle of nowhere i was seriously gonna go for the nightvision option (yes it would of been worth it ... think back to the deer incident last month !) but it was only available on the 5 and 7 series why was this
Agreed. I wanted that option too.
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      07-12-2008, 05:59 AM   #26
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Looks like Drive n' Surf is an option - "With the top-level sat-nav, you can now have in-car internet access and an 80-gigabyte hard drive that allows you to store digital music files".
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      07-12-2008, 07:05 AM   #27
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an 80-gigabyte hard drive that allows you to store digital music files".
another excuse for them to seize your car then ''we believe you have ilegally downloaded music on your car sir''
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      07-12-2008, 08:39 AM   #28
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another excuse for them to seize your car then ''we believe you have ilegally downloaded music on your car sir''
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      07-13-2008, 12:13 PM   #29
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I rather like the pale blue metallic option. Can't wait to get my order in now especially as my 320D goes in less that 2 weeks.
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      07-13-2008, 12:23 PM   #30
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I rather like the pale blue metallic option. Can't wait to get my order in now especially as my 320D goes in less that 2 weeks.
Are you going with the max sat nav version with hard disc and web???
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      07-14-2008, 07:32 AM   #31
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Forget the car. How do they manage to take such stunning photo's? I have a Nikon D80 slr, and I simply cannot get pictures like that however hard I try.

Has anyone else ever noticed how the cars in the BMW catalogues and adverts are always lowered.
better quality of light than we usually get in the UK

AND importantly producing an image doesn't stop at the moment you press the shutter. Post processing is where the visual-pop comes from
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      07-14-2008, 12:30 PM   #32
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Here is a link explaining moreabout all the changes
http://www.bmwblog.com/docs/the_new_...ries_gb_fv.pdf
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The new M Sport is here....

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156290

...looks much better than the SE - the SE looks messy at the front, incohesive.

Wonder if the 18" wheels on the M Sport will change?
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The mirrors are HUGE!
They've had to uprate the motors for the electric folding mirror option.
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      07-14-2008, 02:04 PM   #36
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I've got electric mirrors, yet mine aren't HUGE!
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I've got electric mirrors, yet mine aren't HUGE!
Size isn't everything (apparently)
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It is!! They look like they belong on a bus!
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It is!! They look like they belong on a bus!
Maybe the mirrors are the same size, but the facelift car is smaller
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I think its perspective.

The wing mirrors are up close yet the rest of the car is far far away...
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...looks like the new 330d is very impressive - only 152g CO2 (less than the 325d, but with same economy) and alot faster with 0-60 in 6.1 secs - only 0.1 secs slower than the unchanged 335d.
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....the new 330d engine has even got spark plugs - yes thats not a misprint.
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      07-14-2008, 05:11 PM   #43
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Me no like the wing mirrors

Love the rest of it as I've said before.

6.1secs for a 330d, wow Impressed!!
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      07-15-2008, 02:27 AM   #44
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If memory serves, the larger wing mirrors are something to do with US regulations (I'm sure our friends over the pond can verify this). The W204 C-Class has enormous mirrors too.

Mind you, having driven a W204 and reversed it into a fairly tight parking space, they do make a difference to rearward visibility.
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