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      05-11-2011, 02:40 PM   #89
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The Seats do need some coding - I've done it on my my M3. I'm taking it to a company in Germany to get it done. I went for manual seats so that the recode was easier.
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      05-11-2011, 02:43 PM   #90
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a) OK, I found the answer to this one (is this a very similar engine to the E46 M3, or based on the 335i?) Based on the 335i

b) is the exhaust note metallic like an E46 M3, or smooth/burbly like a 330i - or inbetween or what? It's not a raspy note like the E46 CSL more a deeper note

c) what mpg? I know, not important, but interested.....
I'm getting 25mpg at present
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      05-11-2011, 06:55 PM   #91
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Congrats nieue!! Not sure how you managed to get it before the official launch.

Good to know you're getting decent mpg.
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The Seats do need some coding - I've done it on my my M3. I'm taking it to a company in Germany to get it done. I went for manual seats so that the recode was easier.
It would be interesting to know, exactly what needs to be done. I assume this will only deactivate the side airbags? Will the steering wheel airbag and passenger airbag work as normal?
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      05-15-2011, 01:27 PM   #93
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Nieue, I saw the black one last yesterday at cars and coffee. I am not a fan of black cars, especially in Southern California, but I must admit, the black was stunning. I was also lucky enough to get a ride in a 1M thanks to the generosity of a fellow 1Addict. The 1M is everything I like. The performance, sound, seats were excellent. The only issue is that I was surrounded by many M3s going up to Bimmerfest. I have wanted an M3 for over 20 years now and when I see a clean E46 M3, my heart skips a beat. Same for a nice E90 or E93 M3. The 1M seems like the car I should "marry" but the M3 is out there. I feel like a bachelor that has to pick between a great girl vs the expensive "hottie" if you get the the analogy.

So since you have both, if you could only have one, would you still go 1M or M3?

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      05-15-2011, 02:52 PM   #94
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It depends on what you are using it for. Every day twisty back roads 1M - for track use M3 with DCT (I just can't ignore the gearbox it's that good) Perfect world 1M CSL with DCT - I have one straight away. For me I'd have the M3 it's awesome, but the 1M just keeps getting better and better. This is such a hard question to answer.
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      05-15-2011, 05:26 PM   #95
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It depends on what you are using it for. Every day twisty back roads 1M - for track use M3 with DCT (I just can't ignore the gearbox it's that good) Perfect world 1M CSL with DCT - I have one straight away. For me I'd have the M3 it's awesome, but the 1M just keeps getting better and better. This is such a hard question to answer.
It would be my daily driver. Drop off the two kids, 5 and 9 at school, then hit my favorite on-ramp, then work. After work, hit the onramp once more, pick up the kids and go home.

Saturdays, take a nice drive on some twisties, but mostly a few on-ramp bursts.

Periodic road trips up to the mountains and short bursts here and there for a little excitement. The M3 fits the bill but it's a lot more expensive. I just test drove one and it was beautiful. comfortable and sounded nice. It did take a long time to warm up, then felt a little sluggish unless I opened it up.

So I guess that is my question, if it was you main car and you could only keep one, which would you keep?

Thanks for your help.

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      05-16-2011, 01:10 AM   #96
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loving all the updates- i think black is the best colour!
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      05-17-2011, 02:07 AM   #97
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M3.

Just had my running in service so I can start opening her up now, changing the tyres to Pirelli Corsa this week.
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      06-25-2011, 07:09 AM   #98
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Just had KW clubsport suspension fitted
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