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      05-02-2017, 08:14 PM   #23
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Question on start-up: if you turned the car off in Sport or Sport+, does it start back up in that setting or default to Comfort every time?
Although I am still very new to the car - and there may be a way around it - yes.
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vtknight,

Thanks for sharing thoughts and pics. I was just reading a first drive
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http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...medium=twitter

Realize you are still learning the car, but it says in Sports+, there is an option to open the valves up. Is this simply by entering Sports+ or is there a way to do this manually?

Thanks!
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vtknight,

Thanks for sharing thoughts and pics. I was just reading a first drive
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http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...medium=twitter

Realize you are still learning the car, but it says in Sports+, there is an option to open the valves up. Is this simply by entering Sports+ or is there a way to do this manually?

Thanks!
No problem!

I have yet to get deep into the car - and it has been getting tint and PPF this week - so it's early for me lol. What I will say is comfrot to sport opens the baffle and increases the external and internal exhaust note. That happens the moment you activate S or S+. It is automatic. There may be a way to activate/open the exhaust baffle manually through the quote deep idrive - but I haven't gotten there yet. I can say comfort is eerily quiet and prefer Sport as the sound is mich better and I don't like the ignition start/stop of comfort or eco. I still believe that is hard on the car and hasnt been proven to have much benefit.
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No problem!

I have yet to get deep into the car - and it has been getting tint and PPF this week - so it's early for me lol. What I will say is comfrot to sport opens the baffle and increases the external and internal exhaust note. That happens the moment you activate S or S+. It is automatic. There may be a way to activate/open the exhaust baffle manually through the quote deep idrive - but I haven't gotten there yet. I can say comfort is eerily quiet and prefer Sport as the sound is mich better and I don't like the ignition start/stop of comfort or eco. I still believe that is hard on the car and hasnt been proven to have much benefit.
Awesome thanks! That is helpful, I don't know if I will be diving in deep into iDrive for this.
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Awesome thanks! That is helpful, I don't know if I will be diving in deep into iDrive for this.
Thanks - me either - it's too much fun to drive lol...
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Congrats on the car and thanks for the writeup. Damn I want those wheels. I need to have these wheels. Still pissed BMWNA didn't offer this option.
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Although I am still very new to the car - and there may be a way around it - yes.
Sorry -- I'm confused by your answer. Yes, it starts back up in the mode you left it (Sport or Sport+)? Or yes, it defaults back to Comfort every time?
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Congrats on the car and thanks for the writeup. Damn I want those wheels. I need to have these wheels. Still pissed BMWNA didn't offer this option.
Thanks! I think BMW USA will add this after July 2017...for now it does not.
The greater concern to me is the lack of fully digital dash on the US models - and even small things like no M badging - which isn't changing.
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Sorry -- I'm confused by your answer. Yes, it starts back up in the mode you left it (Sport or Sport+)? Or yes, it defaults back to Comfort every time?
Back into comfort mode I'm afraid.
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Both Car and Driver and now Road and Track have given the M550ix solid reviews. CD was particularly harsh on the G30 earlier - so that was a surprise for the latest review.

I will find the links...
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Both Car and Driver and now Road and Track have given the M550ix solid reviews. CD was particularly harsh on the G30 earlier - so that was a surprise for the latest review.

I will find the links...
C&D: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...t-drive-review

R&T: http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars...e-first-drive/
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"It's a lease - but I love cars..."

I hear you. I dropped about $6k on my F31 to have it prepped after delivery, even though it's a lease. Wouldn't do it any other way.

Car looks great! Congratulations!
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Major congrats. Nice paint and wheel choices
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Lol - I know the Service Manager personally - he's brand new - so it will be a different landscape there now...he's awesome!
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Lol - I know the Service Manager personally - he's brand new - so it will be a different landscape there now...he's awesome!
Ok. Maybe it is old news. They prepared my f32 so bad, didn't even install the connected drive online service correctly back in 2015

Took it back , they spent 8 hr to re program...
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"It's a lease - but I love cars..."

I hear you. I dropped about $6k on my F31 to have it prepped after delivery, even though it's a lease. Wouldn't do it any other way.

Car looks great! Congratulations!
Thanks - we are cut from the same cloth it seems lol!
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