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    G21 330i M sport in Portimao Blue

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  1. Carrera77

    G30 LCI

    Keeping an M5 would be a labour of love I think . Unless you can do some of the work on it yourself I didnt pay off my car. It was too big sum for a Debit card and I was going to go to the bank, not easy these days. The dealership called and said "Is there a problem with your car. Did it get stolen?" Nope its just a matter of weighing the 4.9% finance vs other options. Very frosty lady
  2. Carrera77

    wireless phone charging

    Yeah its disappointing but that may be the case I am going to remove the windows Phone Companion app and see what happens. I think the extreme heat is correlated with installing that app a couple of days ago, but it may be false. It keeps looking for a pairing
  3. Carrera77

    wireless phone charging

    works fine with USB. Not running any apps or playlists . Only Bluetooth pairing. A USB cable is fine but there is no place to keep the phone without it looking cluttered. The only thing that works well is the buzzer when you leave the phone in the wireless cradle
  4. Carrera77

    wireless phone charging

    Does anyone have this working successfully, or happy with it? Its one of these mundane things that dont work well for me. I have just returned from a 2 hour trip, and the phone was extremely hot and the charge had barely moved up from 20% to 50% My phone works well with wireless chargers at home. I have a couple of them which are around 4 years old, so they aren't the latest tech. The phone has a very thin translucent case I was just wondering whether poor charging rates was the norm, or should I take it to the dealer
  5. Carrera77

    G30 LCI

    m sport does have a coal black black roof - its mitigation is sunroof, or paint job. Or colour of seats I 've just paid of my car so it looks like I will keep it for while as a daily driver (maybe 5-6 years) . I dunno because 730d is coming out with a more more powerful inline 6 plus improved dpf, plus 48v volt technology. I dont dont how much has percolated to the 530d lci maybe I will follow @Babaikram 's is lead an get a M5 competition, at some point and get a used one, 12-18 months old. I dont want to keep it for more than a year
  6. Carrera77

    How to delete Navigation data?

    Apparently Tesla's Giga factory in Germany is being paid for by FCA (Fiat Chrysler) - a kind of emissions trading deal
  7. Carrera77

    How to delete Navigation data?

    It probably does have something to do with the new WLTP emissions testing regime, which is supposed to reflect real world conditions and driving styles Every gram helps . The corporate average target is 95g CO2/ km . If the corporate average is above that then its a fine of 95 Euros * grams above 95 * all cars sold So if you sell 500,000 cars, and your corporate average is 96g CO2, then its a nearly Euro 50 million fine So BMW's strategy is : please test our cars with higher tyre pressures,
  8. Carrera77

    G31 Brake Wear

    well thats 2-3 times longer than a G31 so it fits (lesser rear braking) . It would be interesting to compare an X3 / X5 with a G30 Cars without any sort of stability control (other than ABS) often used to have corrosion on their rear discs becasue they were hardly used. But now they all come with an acronym soup
  9. Carrera77

    G31 Brake Wear

    Thats on expected lines. The SQ5 is an SUV and the centre gravity is higher, so less rear wheel braking . BMWs usually have better weight distribution, so maybe they apply rear brakes more . But I'm just guessing , tbh
  10. Carrera77

    G31 Brake Wear

    All change forces (acceleration. braking) act through a single point - the car's centre of gravity, which is a point roughly midway between the front and rear wheels It depends on the cars weight distribution.. Applying brakes (front or rear) makes the car want to rotate about its centre of gravity, increasing load in the front Could be. I dont use cruise control and I had the same issue - 50% wear on rear pads at about 16,000 miles. Maybe something to do with the driving style Maybe its mimicking the effect of RWD engine braking for smoother braking . Rear wheel braking destabilises the car and only the DSC stability control can use it, becasue it is linked up to all sorts of sensors
  11. Carrera77

    G31 Brake Wear

    The car has anti dive suspension to take care of that. Brake bias is adjusted dynamically depending on how you brake, so it does make the process smoother. It also depends on car loading . Emergency braking would shift the bias forward . It could never be 50:50 though, that would spin the car
  12. Carrera77

    G31 Brake Wear

    one scenario seems to be if the car thinks you are going to understeer, it will apply the rear brakes to throw extra weight on the front wheels so they get extra grip . Maybe its over sensitive, maybe you are driving too fast on twisty roads
  13. Carrera77

    G31 Brake Wear

    That happened with my G31 as well. I thought it was something to do with the handling and stability control in x drive, but there is little info available Front brakes are bigger and more powerful becasue the car gets thrown forward when braking . The front wheels get more grip as result. I'm not sure why the BMW tech would say there is a 50:50 braking bias
  14. Carrera77

    2020-2 maps now available on Download Manager

    Not my idea. The update patch is located at the server. There is an updater app on your car which checks for updates with an Update Builder at the server. If the car has version 1.1 , the Update Builder has a patch that updates to version 1.2. The car downloads the patch and updates its version number to 1.2 Patching is much more assured than downloading the whole map. There is no way that they could download 60gb reliably over the air, not with a 3G setup and the car moving about. Maybe at night but even that is patchy. Its just not necessary. Thats what I meant when I said it seemed a laborious process. Not sure what BMW does - maybe they download the full map and thats why its failing. But this is a commercial component you can buy - see for example https://wyday.com/wybuild/
  15. Carrera77

    How to delete Navigation data?

    No adaptive suspension. There is not much to set, maybe tyre pressures. From what I've researched tyre grooves make a difference as well
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