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      04-14-2019, 01:04 PM   #45
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Why no fixed piston brake caliper on the rear?
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Why no fixed piston brake caliper on the rear?
Electronic parking brake. Thats the way now for all,of them unless you want 2 calipers on the back
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You can probably code enhanced Bluetooth in with Bimmercode like with F30.
I now have text messages and emails coming to the idrive
Did you code your G20 for for EBT?
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I now have text messages and emails coming to the idrive
Most of not all premium phones (and some non premium models) have wireless charging. The wireless charger should just be part of the convenience or even premium pack... why they charge extra to get it separately is just one of those "because bmw" things
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Most of not all premium phones (and some non premium models) have wireless charging. The wireless charger should just be part of the convenience or even premium pack... why they charge extra to get it separately is just one of those "because bmw" things
It's the same thing with Android Auto. There are more Android OS users in the world than iOS so why not support it?
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It's the same thing with Android Auto. There are more Android OS users in the world than iOS so why not support it?
I believe there were speculations that Android Auto used data from your car and sends it to google, thus why BMW doesn't support it. It could maybe have something to do with the fact that they exclusively use/promote wireless apple carplay, but not completely sure about either.
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I had the genius ask BMW. They said without wireless charging no texts. U think they would code it for me? I gave the genius a big tip maybe he will? Another problem I noticed is the the bluetooth keeps losing my phone. I have to delete the phone and reacquire it. Very annoying.
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Electronic parking brake. Thats the way now for all,of them unless you want 2 calipers on the back
Chevy SS has 4 piston fixed piston calipers in back with no visible additional electronic parking brake caliper. While I have no problem with floating calipers, there are more elegant solutions like using drum parking brakes like the current F30 but with an electronic actuator.
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Power blows away my old 340. Feels like a bigger heavier car. Tech is crazy good and well integrated. I like BMW assistant. There are some weird quirks like trying to shut off the AC. Ride quality is greatly improved over the F30. BMW has gone to usbc connections except in the glove compartment. So u have to get new cables.
Is yours a RWD or XDRIVE?
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congrats on your new M340i!

what are the wheel and tire specs?
Ordered 791M but it came in with the 790M. 790 come with summer tires. Now Ill have to get winter wheels. I was thinking Beyern multis 19 inch. I still have my old winter tires. Should look great. 18s show a lot of tire. 19s would look much better. Its ok the 19s on my f30 would go all the time. The roads here in New York are shameful.

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If that's the biggest complaint, I can live with it!!

Awesome!! Congratulations on your new ride! Enjoy in good health!!
Thanks. You're gonna love it.
What tires did you get? Are they running quietly?
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What interior trim is everyone getting on their M340s? That used to be an easy decision but I'm finding the light colored aluminum choices a turn off compared to the CF in the M3. How's that dark ash?
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What interior trim is everyone getting on their M340s? That used to be an easy decision but I'm finding the light colored aluminum choices a turn off compared to the CF in the M3. How's that dark ash?
I can relate. I got the aluminum with mesh effect and it looks and feels nice... hard to see it in pics

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Ash grey trim looks great in contrast with lighter colors like oyster and beige, although its much darker than what the online builder suggests, aluminum looks best with black, other than that I've found it doesn't match the other leather colors well.
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What interior trim is everyone getting on their M340s? That used to be an easy decision but I'm finding the light colored aluminum choices a turn off compared to the CF in the M3. How's that dark ash?
I can relate. I got the aluminum with mesh effect and it looks and feels nice... hard to see it in pics

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Thanks. So the aluminum mesh gets you the glossy black surround as in the photo? That looks better than the flat plastic I've seen in photos.
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What interior trim is everyone getting on their M340s? That used to be an easy decision but I'm finding the light colored aluminum choices a turn off compared to the CF in the M3. How's that dark ash?
I can relate. I got the aluminum with mesh effect and it looks and feels nice... hard to see it in pics

Example:
Attachment 2040630
Thanks. So the aluminum mesh gets you the glossy black surround as in the photo? That looks better than the flat plastic I've seen in photos.
I think picture is from an X5. Afaik no glossy black on g20.
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What interior trim is everyone getting on their M340s? That used to be an easy decision but I'm finding the light colored aluminum choices a turn off compared to the CF in the M3. How's that dark ash?
I can relate. I got the aluminum with mesh effect and it looks and feels nice... hard to see it in pics

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Originally Posted by trey100 View Post
What interior trim is everyone getting on their M340s? That used to be an easy decision but I'm finding the light colored aluminum choices a turn off compared to the CF in the M3. How's that dark ash?
I can relate. I got the aluminum with mesh effect and it looks and feels nice... hard to see it in pics

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Attachment 2040630
Bigsky, is that tetragon trim or aluminum mesh? Cuz it looks more like tetragon in that pic.
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What interior trim is everyone getting on their M340s? That used to be an easy decision but I'm finding the light colored aluminum choices a turn off compared to the CF in the M3. How's that dark ash?
I can relate. I got the aluminum with mesh effect and it looks and feels nice... hard to see it in pics

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What interior trim is everyone getting on their M340s? That used to be an easy decision but I'm finding the light colored aluminum choices a turn off compared to the CF in the M3. How's that dark ash?
I can relate. I got the aluminum with mesh effect and it looks and feels nice... hard to see it in pics

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Attachment 2040630
Bigsky, is that tetragon trim or aluminum mesh? Cuz it looks more like tetragon in that pic.
Everyone:

I updated the photo. Should have been more clear, I was trying to get a good pic of mesh effect. The aluminum is kinda hard to see in pics.... especially in my car.

I updated with a 3 series pic from a review.
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I hope this helps a few people thinking on this car. I took possession of a M340i unexpectedly last weekend. I was cross shopping a 2019 Audi S4 and my local dealership had ONE M340i that wasn't presold and it had everything I wanted in it (though, I may not love the all black rims now that I have them). I have Black/Black with all of the options but the high perf tire package.

My original love for a car that would accelerate smoothly and drive in a way that made me smile started with the last S4 model with a gas guzzling V8 (2008 I am pretty sure). I pushed the pedal, it went faster, no lag, just faster. I had to part with that car to get something that fit growing kids better and returned to sedans in 2015 with a BMW 335xi with the M-Sprot package. It was a nice, car, but nothing wow'd me. Drove that for two years, than in 2017 I got a Tesla Model S. One reason was it was fast, like the V8. But driving it was not enjoyable. The Tesla experience, on whole, was maybe one of the most terrible car owning experiences ever, but a separate story. So now I'm back looking for a new car and was ready to get the S4 again.

I am very glad I kept looking. The M340i drives like my old S4. The acceleration is smooth, no matter how much is asked for, the gear shifting profile is great, I find it handles beautifully and almost begs me to accelerate into curves and turns. It growls just the right amount for a car that drives out to dinner and to work and doesn't wake the neighbors. The technology in the car is really fun too. I'm loving it.

I know that's not the most technical review, but I thought I'd add my thoughts. Now what to do with these rims...
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I hope this helps a few people thinking on this car. I took possession of a M340i unexpectedly last weekend. I was cross shopping a 2019 Audi S4 and my local dealership had ONE M340i that wasn't presold and it had everything I wanted in it (though, I may not love the all black rims now that I have them). I have Black/Black with all of the options but the high perf tire package.

My original love for a car that would accelerate smoothly and drive in a way that made me smile started with the last S4 model with a gas guzzling V8 (2008 I am pretty sure). I pushed the pedal, it went faster, no lag, just faster. I had to part with that car to get something that fit growing kids better and returned to sedans in 2015 with a BMW 335xi with the M-Sprot package. It was a nice, car, but nothing wow'd me. Drove that for two years, than in 2017 I got a Tesla Model S. One reason was it was fast, like the V8. But driving it was not enjoyable. The Tesla experience, on whole, was maybe one of the most terrible car owning experiences ever, but a separate story. So now I'm back looking for a new car and was ready to get the S4 again.

I am very glad I kept looking. The M340i drives like my old S4. The acceleration is smooth, no matter how much is asked for, the gear shifting profile is great, I find it handles beautifully and almost begs me to accelerate into curves and turns. It growls just the right amount for a car that drives out to dinner and to work and doesn't wake the neighbors. The technology in the car is really fun too. I'm loving it.

I know that's not the most technical review, but I thought I'd add my thoughts. Now what to do with these rims...
I test drove a 2019 S4 also, and wasn't really impressed, aside from the B&O stereo, that was very nice!! Also, the interior was well put together, I think their live cockpit is nicer than the M340i...

But, I couldn't get over the exterior styling and the drive dynamics were 'numb'. Had a decent offer for 15k miles, 2k out of pocket, and 690/month...

One thing I don't miss is the 6am cold starts of the M4... surprised my neighbors put up with it daily for 3 years!!

Congrats on the new car!!
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The Audi S4 is a pretty disappointing car. Lazy engine/transmission and numb driving experience. The M340 is in a totally different league driving wise.
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The Audi S4 is a pretty disappointing car. Lazy engine/transmission and numb driving experience. The M340 is in a totally different league driving wise.
I totally agree. It was very black and white driving the S4 and then the M340i
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I hope this helps a few people thinking on this car. I took possession of a M340i unexpectedly last weekend. I was cross shopping a 2019 Audi S4 and my local dealership had ONE M340i that wasn't presold and it had everything I wanted in it (though, I may not love the all black rims now that I have them). I have Black/Black with all of the options but the high perf tire package.

My original love for a car that would accelerate smoothly and drive in a way that made me smile started with the last S4 model with a gas guzzling V8 (2008 I am pretty sure). I pushed the pedal, it went faster, no lag, just faster. I had to part with that car to get something that fit growing kids better and returned to sedans in 2015 with a BMW 335xi with the M-Sprot package. It was a nice, car, but nothing wow'd me. Drove that for two years, than in 2017 I got a Tesla Model S. One reason was it was fast, like the V8. But driving it was not enjoyable. The Tesla experience, on whole, was maybe one of the most terrible car owning experiences ever, but a separate story. So now I'm back looking for a new car and was ready to get the S4 again.

I am very glad I kept looking. The M340i drives like my old S4. The acceleration is smooth, no matter how much is asked for, the gear shifting profile is great, I find it handles beautifully and almost begs me to accelerate into curves and turns. It growls just the right amount for a car that drives out to dinner and to work and doesn't wake the neighbors. The technology in the car is really fun too. I'm loving it.

I know that's not the most technical review, but I thought I'd add my thoughts. Now what to do with these rims...
I'm coming from an F80 and am planning on looking at both the S4 and M340. I think I like the S4 looks inside an out better especially the interior Nappa seats and carbon trim (versus the gray plastic in the M340) and my initial assumption was that the performance is somewhat similar so I was leaning S4. Have you driven both and can offer any differences?

I need to drive both to figure out if any call out to me. Biggest concern is regret coming from the M3.
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