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    BMW 530e, Cooper S, Jaguar E type

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    Vehicle data archive

    I found it in my online BMW portal account. In the profile area I think. It's all part of data privacy and transparency apparently.
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    Vehicle data archive

    This may be old news to most, but I note that you can request the telematics data for your car from within the BMW portal. It's now pending for mine, but it will be interesting to see the data they hold, once this comes through. It looks like you can manage permissions for this info and make it available to 3rd parties.
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    Connected App

    Red magnifier uses Google destination search on my phone , and works fine. I can then send the destination to the vehicle from the app. All this on Galaxy S8, so not latest phone. The app could be better, but I do find that what is on there works, although Apple users have more functionality I believe...
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    Collision warning

    Yep, that's exactly what I did in an open field with long grass round the edge as I was parking for a wedding. Took me a while to figure out, because it stops with quite a bang. However, it's a bit like the active cruise on a busy motorway- it's good to have an extra set of sensors to back up my own eyes. It's not possible to scan all areas at once, and at least this helps.
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    Collision warning

    I have the low speed reversing option turned on - that is useful and not too scary when it kicks in, other than actually thinking you've hit something. Personally, I leave the collision option as just a warning, not intervention.
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    First wash

    Similar spec to mine, except the wheels. Always love how the Bluestone comes up when washed (and also that it holds up well when dirty!)
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    The 7 Series then...

    Looks like a mobile prison cell from the front, but probably very imposing. Extra light at the rear can't be a bad thing, can it?
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    Real world mpg and range

    With careful manipulations of the various modes in the hybrid (coasting on declines and charging when feathering the throttle at speed), it can be pretty good on even a long journey, when you run out of initial charge. My overall average in 2 years is 65mpg, and only recently dropped due to insane traffic conditions around Southampton at the moment.
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    Twin Exhausts

    530e is petrol, and the pipe gets stained...
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    530e 0-60 MPH

    No launch on 530e as far as I know
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    530e 0-60 MPH

    That will work, if it's your thing...you could use manual gear change but difference will be marginal
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    Twin Exhausts

    Mine has black staining on the right only - not sure when/if the other side kicks in.
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    Icon Adaptive lights - movement with steering

    Yep, when stationary mine swivel left, but minimal or not at all to the right. This does not imply that I vote Labour...
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    Wiper Speed

    Agree...mine does not do this, and neither should yours.
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    DAB Radio problems.

    Also listen to Planet Rock in the Southampton area. I find it cuts out in a number of specific locations, and my previous Mercedes did the same. Personally I think it's a DAB issue, and it's just a pain that there is no FM option for the station I listen to.