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  1. Johnyboy

    Detailing Thread for G30/31

    I did the introduction on Sunday, I'm fairly sure that the car now looks worse than it did before, although you can tell that it's meant to be blue. With the car in its current state, I have not seen any improvement in fuel consumption, but I do not feel that it would be fair to call in the lawyers quite yet. Let me just check then there's not a miracle improvement when the car is a bit less blotchy.
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    Anyone with Nappa

    I've got ivory nappa in mine, vast improvement over the dakota in my last car- wouldn't have bought the new car without it. No issues with wear with this or previous cars with nappa.
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    Just ordered.... Back to BMW

    September delivery date means that it'll be a Euro 6d car, so additional urea usage. This isn't a negative, just a slightly more frequent urea fill. I imagine many of the build slots for pre-september delivery will be allocated for making cars that will be more difficult to homologate (gasolines).
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    Real world mpg and range

    I'll give it a wash this weekend, but if there's not a significant improvement then you'll be hearing from my lawyers!
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    Real world mpg and range

    G31 540i - Average 25mpg, best single journey 38mpg, worst ~11mpg
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    Some people must have very blue jeans, I had cream leather in my last car for several years with no transfer issue whatsoever.
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    G31 on track

    That feathering is normal for road tyres, not exactly sure what the mechanism is though.
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    New 520D - max £40k

    Based on the photo above I'd stick with the standard wheels. For similar money I'd rather go for adaptive cruise myself, I use mine every day.
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    Think of the environment, I’d hate to waste all that water and I’ve got used to “Carbon Brown” now.
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    Spot the difference (it's meant to be carbon black by the way)
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    I can’t believe you’ve washed it already, I’ve had mine since December and haven’t cleaned it yet, not planning to for a while either.
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    BmW G31

    I'm afraid that I can't help with this, but would be interested to know. Are you fitting on OE charging tray or an aftermarket one?
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    I’ve had my car with Ivory nappa for several months and there’s no colour transfer yet and certainly no cleaning.
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    Diesel - full tank range thread

    In the words of 90s one-hit-wonder Olive, you're not alone.
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    Diesel - full tank range thread

    A petrol equivalent? Do they make anything that low powered? Seriously though, if mine is anything to go buy, you won't see 500 miles per tank very often. Eco-pro mode is diabolical in the 540, it's fine when there's absolutely no traffic but at all other times it's virtually undriveable. But then you don't buy one of those for the fuel economy. As for the government demonising diesel, well I'm afraid that the manufacturers have brought that one on themselves.