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2009 BMW 3-Series



  • siccesicce Posts: 11
    I have a 2009 335 Conv, what is the latest version of the Nav maps. My car has 2009-1 Professional Maps, is there a newer 2009-2 version that I should have got.

  • samuel70samuel70 Posts: 17 refers to the tire only....was hoping for better traction...thx
  • romboggieromboggie Posts: 16
    Hi all,

    Does the Chrome around the windows of the 3 series come standard? I just purchased a new 3 series 328i and the salesperson told me that the chrome around the windows is not standard. If it is not standard does anyone know how much it would cost to get them installed?
  • shiposhipo Posts: 9,152
    I think if you check you'll see that chrome around the windows is standard..., that is, it's standard for the 335i and not the 328i.

    Best regards,
  • romboggieromboggie Posts: 16
    Thanks. Do you know how much it will cost to install
  • shiposhipo Posts: 9,152
    Sorry, not a clue.
  • romboggieromboggie Posts: 16
    I would like to hear from everyone in regards to how other cars they have owned or driven compares to BMW cars. I have not met one person who said that they have driven a car that handles better than a BMW. Could that be possible? Are the expensive cars (Bently,Porsche,Maybach,Ferrari) not on the same level as the BMW in terms of handle? Please post.
  • fedlawmanfedlawman Posts: 3,118
    Depends on how do you define "handles better."
  • ez2doez2do Posts: 9
    Most recent experience:
    2003 X5 3.0 - awesome SUV, handles great regardless of road condition, very powerful but stiff handling, good acceleration at lower and high speeds, the engine roar sounds great.
    2005 MDX - drives like a car, very comfortable and smooth, doesn not handle as well as X5, acceleration better at high speeds but fair at lower speeds.
    2009 328i - awesome driving, great road feel, responsive, driver and car become one entity.
  • lehrer1lehrer1 Posts: 54
    I have 06 325i and I drove X5. They serve different purposes. As for handling and acceleration X5 is vastly inferior to 06 325i, which is understandable
  • nkeennkeen SE PennaPosts: 313
    Perhaps the 3 series and 5 series coupes and sedans are closer to the cars BMW's engineers want to build. The X3 and X5 are the vehicles they grudgingly have to build -- but won't necessarily burden themselves with on their own shores.
  • steven48steven48 Posts: 21
    Hi, I am about to purchase a BMW. The 328i coupe with a manual tranny, is there anything good or bad that I should know about, or what to expect. I have heard alot of stories good and bad about BMW's. I would just like to know how to prepare, I would still probably buy one anyway. Looking for some feed back, thanks.

    P.S. Should definitly get rid of the run flat tires, or at least still give you a spare and a jack. There should be a spot for a spare tire, under the trunk.

  • steven48steven48 Posts: 21
    Why did BMW stop using the dipstick, maybe I want to check my oil, to see the level. I don't want to wait for that "light" on the dash. Also, get rid of the RFL, or at least make a wheel well in the trunk space for a spare, if I want to get one. I am looking foreward to getting my 2009 / 328i Coupe, in a couple of months. Thanks.
  • shiposhipo Posts: 9,152
    Check your Owner's Manual, you should be able to check your oil level from the a display inside your car.
  • rv65rv65 Posts: 1,076
    The CIC iDrive is on a different release schedule. Unless you have the Business nav then 2009-2 is the latest version. CIC is the Professional iDrive that uses an HDD. Maps are updated via CD or through your dealer.
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,056
    a car that can carry a spare tire that won't take your head off in an accident and has a dipstick to check the oil, you don't want a BMW.

  • I have a warning light on my dash. It's a car icon with sequential arrows radiating out from each side. I think it may be a warning that my mirrors are folded in, but I'd like to confirm that. I'll play with it some more to see if it only happens in reverse.

    This question also leads to the question of where there may be a comprehensive listing of these symbols. I have searched the owner's manual, but it's not there.


  • witekwitek Posts: 1
    Hi TeeBone1958,

    I like your info:
    "Beginning with 2003, 325i Sedan, Coupe, Sport Wagon
    Automatic for sale in California, Mass, New York,
    and Vermont are fitted with an updated motor
    identified as PZEV (Partial Zero Evaporative Emissions) M56 B25"

    I know I've got 2003 325i which is SULEV and how can I prove
    to BMW dealer that this is also PZEV?
    I need this prove for emission warranty purpose.
  • I tried looking this up in my E90's manual but couldn't find anything.
    Let's say you've got the cruise on and you want to slow down rapidly because you've recieved an "alert" but you don't want to hit the brakes so as to notify other's that you've recieved an alert. ;)
    I've found that by pulling back on the cruise stalk the car will slow down much more rapidly than if you just click it off. How is this working? Do the brake lights come on? Anyone?
  • kevin111kevin111 Posts: 991
    I was curious which stereo it had? I think it has the Logic 7 Surround sound, but not sure. Have the HD radio, nav, premium package, and Sport. Just curious.
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