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  1. Carrera77

    If you complain about BMW options

    possibly yeah driving assistance tech should be the best available . Nice seats and speakers are always optional but in the case of Boeing apparently there is a warning light when two sensors reading the same parameter disagree - and that is an option
  2. It could be a lot worse. In all fairness a "poverty spec" Beemer is perfectly safe from the New York Times Doomed Jets Lacked 2 Key Safety Features That Boeing Sold as Extras As the pilots of the doomed Boeing jets in Ethiopia and Indonesia fought to control their planes, they lacked two notable safety features in their cockpits. One reason: Boeing charged extra for them. For Boeing and other aircraft manufacturers, the practice of charging to upgrade a standard plane can be lucrative. Top airlines around the world must pay handsomely to have the jets they order fitted with customized add-ons. Sometimes these optional features involve aesthetics or comfort, like premium seating, fancy lighting or extra bathrooms. But other features involve communication, navigation or safety systems, and are more fundamental to the plane’s operations. Many airlines, especially low-cost carriers like Indonesia’s Lion Air, have opted not to buy them — and regulators don’t require them. Now, in the wake of the two deadly crashes involving the same jet model, Boeing will make one of those safety features standard as part of a fix to get the planes in the air again.
  3. Carrera77

    Time to Change the Company Car

    the engine isn't noisy on mine - I dont think its noisy on any 5 series. The biggest source of noise is probably the road ICE engines have closed much of that gap with electric motors - they are smooth, silent, powerful. I drove a 118i for a couple of days (the 3 cylinder version) and it was exceptionally quiet and smooth, though it did start with huge jerk. I think thats before the counterbalance shafts kick in
  4. Carrera77

    Time to Change the Company Car

    its about 14 mths away but definitely a 5 series touring. This is a very good car. The E series looks to baroque for my taste (especially the dashboard) and the Audi too clinical There are some updates / options I would like - like key fob motion detector , ACC etc. But those are more like indulgences and dont really add that much Diesel or petrol I dunno. Diesel has been really solid so far despite all the bad press
  5. Carrera77

    Rattles and annoying noises

    thats amazing. Was there something rattling around in the tank?. Fitter dropped a spanner or something
  6. Carrera77

    This couldn't actually happen, could it?

    Its inevitable . Perhaps a speed profile of all journeys will be maintained , and if your speed limit violations hits a percentage, then thats an automatic 3 points I'm old enough to remember the 1990s, probably the last era of unfettered driving. I remember driving on a road (A607) at 60 mph and thinking I used to hit speeds that are simply unfeasible today. Even motorways have slowed down
  7. Carrera77

    530i, 540i or 530d

    @superdave thats amazing. What do you mean by chemo fatigue?
  8. Carrera77

    530i, 540i or 530d

    each to their own as they say - but I keep the radio on at a low volume This is quiet car becasue the low volume setting can be heard from standstill to motorway speed. Its not drowned out as it has been in previous cars
  9. Carrera77

    530i, 540i or 530d

    Some car makers are, some aren't - this test includes the 520D touring. They are not only Nox free (virtually) but they are beating Euro 6d temp by factor of 8. You dont get that type of result without a lot of planning New diesel cars that emit almost ZERO NOx https://www.msn.com/en-ie/cars/news/new-diesel-cars-that-emit-almost-zero-nox/ar-BBTWh5K
  10. Carrera77

    530i, 540i or 530d

    Must be just a software update and no engineering changes. the G30/31 would have been built for Euro 6d temp, these things are planned for
  11. Carrera77

    530i, 540i or 530d

    you could be right. The Adblue in my car (July 2017 model) doesnt seem to be getting consumed. Maybe cars from September will use more Adblue
  12. Carrera77

    530i, 540i or 530d

    maybe not - did anyone notice a price dip last August ?
  13. Carrera77

    530i, 540i or 530d

    yeah but they are meeting the 6d temp standards for a while now. BMW Now Has More than 190 Models Abiding the Euro 6d-TEMP Standard Article dated last September https://www.bmwblog.com/2018/09/13/bmw-now-has-more-than-190-models-abiding-the-euro-6d-temp-standard/ I suspect all 2 litre diesels can meet it, right from 2017. They had the technology. The diesels are now emitting virtually zero NOx They are emitting less NOx than the petrols.
  14. Carrera77

    530i, 540i or 530d

    I think all the G30 . G31 diesels are Euro 6c/6d compliant. the a-b-c-d is just a phased introduction of euro 6 and BMW is well ahead of the game
  15. Carrera77

    Collision warning

    I just have the reverse camera. Interesting.....