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Old 04-26-2008, 04:09 PM
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Crosvs, don't worry about the throttle blip....it only burns gas ....Great review! The only thing missing from your review is your impressions of the Dynamic Driving Control (sport button). I think it gives the car a whole new attitude, especially at high RPM's. Oh yeah, let me say +1 on the sound system. Best BMW sound I've ever heard........Phil
i KNEW i was forgetting to write about something!! Figures why I forgot the SPORT mode though - I can't really tell what it does! Moreover, besides the ability to shift manually, what's the difference between (a) slotting the shifter into the manual position and (b) just pressing the SPORT button? Or for that matter, what about (c) doing *BOTH*: slotting the shifter into manual AND pressing the SPORT button? Both options seem to display "SPORT" on the central LCD between the speedo and tach so .... yeah. i have no idea what's going on.

You mention that at high revs there's a difference....... what, exactly? I'm assuming it will downshift under hard braking like the X5 would, at least no?

Love the Z3 for your little one ....... haha ...... too cute

P.S. Yeah, the audio system is SUPERB. Definitely one of, if not THE best, i've heard in a car so far. Oh, that reminds me: i forgot to mention how quiet the car is with the top up!! Unlike the m3 which had a lot of seeping wind noise through the seals, the 6 is almost hardtop-silent. There's NO wind seepage noise through seals, the only difference to a hardtop being that you can hear other cars as you go by them more noticibly. Put another way, it's more than adequately quiet for a long road-trip, and certainly fantastic for enjoying the stereo!
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Old 04-26-2008, 05:51 PM
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i KNEW i was forgetting to write about something!! Figures why I forgot the SPORT mode though - I can't really tell what it does! Moreover, besides the ability to shift manually, what's the difference between (a) slotting the shifter into the manual position and (b) just pressing the SPORT button? Or for that matter, what about (c) doing *BOTH*: slotting the shifter into manual AND pressing the SPORT button? Both options seem to display "SPORT" on the central LCD between the speedo and tach so .... yeah. i have no idea what's going on.

You mention that at high revs there's a difference....... what, exactly? I'm assuming it will downshift under hard braking like the X5 would, at least no?

Love the Z3 for your little one ....... haha ...... too cute

P.S. Yeah, the audio system is SUPERB. Definitely one of, if not THE best, i've heard in a car so far. Oh, that reminds me: i forgot to mention how quiet the car is with the top up!! Unlike the m3 which had a lot of seeping wind noise through the seals, the 6 is almost hardtop-silent. There's NO wind seepage noise through seals, the only difference to a hardtop being that you can hear other cars as you go by them more noticibly. Put another way, it's more than adequately quiet for a long road-trip, and certainly fantastic for enjoying the stereo!
Once you engage the sport button, you should see the word sport spelled out in the display...not just S for sport mode. This will allow the car to shift very quickly....keep an on the RPM needle once you have it engaged. It also takes some of the assissted power away from the steering wheel. This gives you more control and feel. Run up about 6500 RPM's and change gears manually....it's a piece of heaven watching that needle fall like E53 trade values ......Phil
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LOL wowie. sounds like fun now i just gotta get the car back from the shop. on a bright note, they agreed my idrive software sucked, so it's getting upgraded to the latest version. and to fix a peculiar, intermittent subtle power dip when held at a fixed RPM point, that too requires a software update, this time for the transmission. man, thank god these cars aren't running windows lol. (although, Gen 1 iDrive systems WERE running Windows CE!!!!!!)
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