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    New G31 owner - first impressions

    Same principal, swinging power indicator middle and lit up White is coasting on.
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    New G31 owner - first impressions

    Well on that you would have just seen the rpm drop to tick over at circa 750rpm
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    New G31 owner - first impressions

    On the G30 when coasting, the power dial - which replaces the Rev counter - will be dead set at 12 o’clock and the little blue rectangle behind it will light up blue rather than grey
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    530e Digital Dash Completely Blank

    Wasn’t being hostile, I though you may have misunderstood dash (dials) for the actual dashboard as I just fail to see the link considering every G30 has a black dashboard. if anything, direct light through side window would cause much more heat but I still don’t think that would be significant enough to cause overheating problems.
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    530e Digital Dash Completely Blank

    What on earth has the colour of your interior got to do with the dials not working? to OP - I test drove a very early G30 in Feb 2017 and that cars dash went completely black followed by solid blue during test drive. Apparently it was faulty software so I would take it down to the dealer ASAP.
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    New G31 owner - first impressions

    Thats absolutely not true. On the motorway eco pro will make the biggest difference as it will coast every time you lift off from throttle or on every possible decline on cruise control
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    New G31 owner - first impressions

    Glad you're enjoying the car although the above is a common misconception. M Sport can even have a sport suspension delete should you wish.
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    I’m the exact opposite, think the 2 series looks weird from the front with the differing air intakes (although this could be limited to the M40i cars) and the back looks horrid. The 1 Series in good trim and colour options wearing M Sport kit looks really nice imo. It’s more practical (especially as a 5 door) and if you really want to treat the wife (and yourself from time to time) get a M140i whilst you can. Cracking deals and discounts/Shadow Edition upgrades at the moment and they’re about to stop production. no better bang for buck BMW you can buy. Truly epic car and ownership can be as cheap as a 20i/d car. Running obviously a little more.
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    Castrol and LL04 approval ?

    Could always go with Shell Helix Ultra LL04 which is the approved and recommended oil used by BMW since circa 2014 and what your car was probably running since new
  10. No, because with autohold, the gearbox knows not to apply stress against the brakes holding the car. That is the intention of the car. Doing it manually overrides the car thinking it through
  11. You are using this feature wrong if that’s what you used it for. I know now that you are not using the auto hold. But why would you be sat at the lights and manually engage the hand brake? Are you still in Drive at this point? if so, your engine and gearbox want to go but handbrake is holding them back. Not sure how good that is for the torque converter and gearbox. in terms of uphill, you would again want to rev engine and manually release handbrake to get going? That’s the equivalent of not knowing where the biting point is on the clutch in a manual and using handbrake before settings off
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    Collection advice

    Thats all very good but unlikely it will apply to a new car as above. Also with a g30 you do not “buy” maps anywhere. First 3 years updates are included and as there are no 3 year old G30’s yet, none would require a purchase
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    2019 Summer updates

    This is interesting. The F90 M5 35 Jahre edition also gets the new live cockpit and iDrive 7. Wonder if this will be part of the upgrade too?
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    Bloomin’ Traffic News

    Press TP button on radio/cd player.
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    Yup. Had a few days in a convertible 220i. Would avoid and go for a 1 series instead
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    Best phone holder...?

    Search eBay for Apple CarPlay BMW. Will get plenty of results
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    Best phone holder...?

    Why don't you retrofit CarPlay in that case? Takes 15 minutes and costs around £100. Considering A Brodit clip will be £50 all in, its a no brainer.
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    Best phone holder...?

    Why do you need a phone holder in such an advanced car. Surely you are not going to rely on nav from the phone or are you a taxi driver?
  19. Recall mine had it done
  20. Hi Guys, probably covered off somewhere else already, apologise. Car in for a service today, rears down to 2mm of tread, considering i do little driving at the moment, have a couple of months left in them but want to order some tyres anyway. Currently running 275/35/19 on the Rear with Pirelli P7 Runflat tyres, they're ok but must say I was hoping id get more than 23k miles out of them (fronts are still on over 4mm). Question is - can i mix the tyres with other run flats? The P7 are around £230 a pop, I found some GoodYear Excellence run flats (had them before and know there were good) at £180 on tyre leader. Can I mix Pirellis on front Goodyears on back (both still remaining RunFlats)
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    Tyres - Mix and Match brands?

    Forgot to update on this. so the same day as the service told me I had two mm on the rears i ordered one of those electronic gauges online. turns out the rears have 3.84mm all way round on one side and 3.75mm on the other. fronts on around 5.5mm all round rather than 4mm. Like I said, I was surprised that I only got 23k out of them considering around 75%+ of that was motorway. Means i I can push this expense back a little bit.
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    G32 M-sport xDrive towbar

    That sucks. Although when I rejected my old car, albeit a BMW, BMW UK did put me up in a car for 2 and half months. Would insist on something similar, especially if you ordered a car from the same group e.g sytner
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    G32 M-sport xDrive towbar

    Well you can spec one on the car from factory so there must be a way to retrofit the item. have you considered specing a car from new and ordering to your liking? Use something like car wow and you might even get a better deal and pre registered stuff, especially if buying on finance
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    Engine Rough Running- off she goes on a recovery truck

    Problem with modern cars is you ditch them as soon as they’re outside warranty and whilst they’re still in warranty, you take them in for every little issue - even if it pisses the service off. Just had two top mounts done on the rear of mine due to a knocking noise - might as well as far as I’m concerned.
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    Collection advice

    Ummm, no idea why I said hood tbh. I’d usually say bonnet.
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