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  1. Carrera77

    Real world mpg and range

    Not much and it will be very good in most cases. But the current I6 engines in the 5 series are the closest ICE analogue to all electric drive. There are lots of reasons why 4 cylinders are used - manufacturing , packaging , crash protection
  2. Carrera77

    Faulty Sunroof

    Interesting, they seem pretty confident. Perhaps Xtrail's dealer could have sent the car there to be fixed.
  3. Carrera77

    Faulty Sunroof

    I dont think Xtrail liked the car. I've been in that situation - bought a car and found its not really me
  4. Carrera77

    Faulty Sunroof

    I have a pan roof and its been flawless Maybe we should get a straw poll among people here with pan roofs It seems hard to believe that its not fixable. Maybe there is an issue, that why BMW offered him a refund. Only BMW will really know
  5. Carrera77

    Faulty Sunroof

    hmm seems unlikely that a person had a X5 with a failed sunroof and a 5 series. Both apparently unsolvable. It doesnt happen like that. No other issues? Maybe there is something you are doing that is causing a problem. It may be unintentional
  6. Carrera77

    Real world mpg and range

    Everything is a compromise. You lose something with maxing out a 4 cylinder engine. You also gain something like a blatting exhaust Inline 6 cylinder engines are intrinsically smoother and torquey, becasue they are perfectly balanced. They will be used where that is important - bigger premium cars rather than sporty MB are also now developing a I6 engine for their S Class. It has a similar performance profile (slightly better becasue its a 48v hybrid) compared to the BMW I6. Its a proper hybrid - the starter motor starts the engine, and charges the battery, and also boosts power output
  7. Carrera77

    Time to Change the Company Car

    Not new I assume . Its a good buy second hand You were right about BMW simply copying over the spec from the 7 series without understanding it. Thats what website 'content creators' tend to do Maybe they can retrofit the autoboot function. Depends how modular it is. Soft close does really work well , its a nice touch
  8. Carrera77

    Time to Change the Company Car

    The 7 series has "Tailgate operation, soft-close" as standard. That must be electrically driven, hence the comfort access open and close option. Maybe the 5 series saloon isn't electric, though it really difficult to tell these days. If it isn't electric, there's not a lot you can do about it even if the spec says otherwise. They cant fix it
  9. Carrera77

    Time to Change the Company Car

    Ahh I see the G31 has a much heavier boot, so up and down is driven electrically as standard. I just looked at the website and it shows a single button with a lock symbol. The second button must also be part of the standard package. Its dead quiet when opening and closing . You can't tell its electrical. I've noticed that other passengers who aren't familiar with it, try to force it up or down I use the button for boot close. I guess you stick to one method and use it without thinking after a while Anyway the arguments may seem minor but its a complex auto supply chain problem. I dont know how they do it
  10. Carrera77

    Time to Change the Company Car

    Boot buttons. There are 3 ways to close the boot: boot buttons, contactless footwave and the keyfob. I usually use the bootbuttons
  11. Carrera77

    Time to Change the Company Car

    Re comfort access with waving foot under the boot, I just checked mine. It does close after a few beeps. First time I've done that I had got the comfort access package which included: 322 Comfort Access 3AG Reversing Camera 459 Elec front Seats and Driver Memory 4T8 Exterior Mirrors folding with anti dazzle I am going to check if the boot opens if you leave the key inside and lock the car (when I get home with the spare key just in case)
  12. Carrera77

    Real world mpg and range

    you driving a 740i X or 540i x? I could live with it if the car was doing 30 mpg cause my mileage isn't that great. There is huge limitations on driving fast these days - the massive 50 mph roadworks on the M6 etc. Even if you drive in Lincolnshire, you get stuck behind traffic doing 50-60 mph and there are few overtaking opportunities. In fact the occasional mid range overtake is all what this car gets to do ;(
  13. Carrera77

    Real world mpg and range

    I also get 600+ miles on a tank. 530 dx Right now the trip computer is displaying 45 mpg for 375 miles, with less than half tank used! Thats amazing for a car like this. I agree the warmer weather seems to be improving the mpg I remember reading the motoring reviews, who claimed a mid to high 30s mpg. They must be really flogging it, becasue a reasonably fast driver should get 40 mpg. That nearly put me off this car and I was going to go for a 540i instead
  14. Carrera77

    G31 on track

    The terms and conditions use 16 point Font : DO NOT TRACK THIS CAR ! Interesting residue on the tyres. It looks like a top layer turned liquid. I've not gone on the track but this is a very capable bus indeed
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