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      03-20-2007, 09:41 PM   #1
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X5 shifter

just curious on how come our car didn't get the new shifter in the X5? My mom just got her X5 4.8i, which is fully loaded without active cruise control, and man that thing is fast. but the shifter in it is so much cooler than ours. it still has manual mode, you just push it the left and and shift the same as you would in our cars. Our transmission shifts faster ofcourse, but i think its a lot better than ours.

second question: how do i get the navigation on the screen, to be full screen? i cant figure it out..

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      03-20-2007, 09:45 PM   #2
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So how is it better than the transmission in the 335i besides the 'cooler looks'?

btw, love your nickname, very subtle

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but the shifter in it is so much cooler than ours. it still has manual mode, you just push it the left and and shift the same as you would in our cars. Our transmission shifts faster ofcourse, but i think its a lot better than ours.
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      03-20-2007, 10:02 PM   #3
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So how is it better than the transmission in the 335i besides the 'cooler looks'?

btw, love your nickname, very subtle

... subtle like a sledgehammer

but give him a break. he can only take pictures tomorrow because tonight he's busy counting his wads of cash
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      03-20-2007, 10:06 PM   #4
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its easier to use. its newer. no other car would have something like it, (non bmw). my moms old volvo had the same type of shifter as my 335.. i guess you have to use it to understand..

anyways, how about some1 tell me how to get my navigation to full screen?!
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You can't make it full screen because the Assist Window is seperate
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      03-20-2007, 10:11 PM   #6
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so that tiny ass screen is as big as it gets for the navi?
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      03-21-2007, 12:05 AM   #7
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What? My map is always full screen.

To disable the side screen select it, click it, and find disable or something.
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any pics?
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so that tiny ass screen is as big as it gets for the navi?
Do you have the NAV Map set to the assist window (the smaller window on the right)? You can put the map on the left which is larger but you can't expand it across both screens.
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      03-21-2007, 09:08 AM   #10
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weren't you supposed to get that M3 and get rid of your 335?

or is this your gf's 335 you need help on?
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      03-21-2007, 02:15 PM   #11
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      03-21-2007, 02:19 PM   #12
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i don't really understand what you're saying. in the e90, you push the shifter to the left as well to get into manual mode.

maybe a pic would help?
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Press downward on the iDrive dial to get yourself into the "i" setting menu, then there should be a slection for monitor. You can select full-screen, its default mode is split.
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This is the shifter, which is pretty cool I must admit...
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This is the shifter, which is pretty cool I must admit...
thanks for the pic!

that does look pretty cool. but i dunno if i'd like it better.
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No problem, yeah it's pretty sweet. It's all electronic, all you gotta do to park it is hit the P button. Kinda weird but cool.
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So how is it better than the transmission in the 335i besides the 'cooler looks'?

The trans is the same 6 speed (at least for the e93) but the physical gear shifter on the X5 is electronic

This shifter works the same as the older one (on the e90s) but is smoother. You don't feel the gear notches and when in manual mode shifting is pretty munch effortless (some might call it numb). Personally I think it's great on the X5. I read the '08 5 series will have it too. I suspect the e90's will get it eventually. BMW will probably let the 5 series have the exclusive for a while.
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Thx for the pic. Looks cool + functional. Still old school...nothing like the MT.
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looks so much better, probably more porty feeling as well
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