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      03-20-2012, 11:23 AM   #1
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Talking ActiveE Has Launch Control?

My ActiveE was picked up last week and I figured id say this as it hasnt been mentioned to my knowledge.
But the ActiveE has launch control, which I find to be really funny. I havent played with it yet, but the car has a lot of grunt for a commuter car. Cant wait to explore it all more.
I also cant wait to use that LC at autox this summer


Ohh also it doesnt have a center armrest...really BMW? I get trying to save weight where possible...but how much can the armrest possibly weigh?
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      03-20-2012, 11:57 AM   #2
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I've used the launch control and it's fun, but not as exciting as what you get in a 135i.

The armrest apparently weighs like 15-20 lbs so they needed to take it out.
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The armrest apparently weighs like 15-20 lbs so they needed to take it out.
wow really? I didnt think it would be that much.
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I did a blog post on the launch mode. There is a little difference, but not much. I think it is more of an appendage left over from the regular 1 series, and not something they spent time to develop.
http://activeemobility.blogspot.com/...t-so-much.html

Also, the transmission tunnel on the ActiveE had to be redesigned to accommodate the battery pack in it, so it is slightly larger and sticks up a little higher in the ActiveE cabin than it does on the other 1 series cars. The center console is slightly different and the stock 1 series armrest doesn't line up perfectly as it does to make it a simple bolt on addition. You can make it work, and I know people that have, but BMW will not officially endorse doing it. That being said, I think you can buy one and add it yourself without any problem. However I would suggest not asking permission, because the answer will be no you can't. (official company line)
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      04-05-2012, 09:34 AM   #6
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You got an active e? Awesome! Pics and a review please!
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Also, the transmission tunnel on the ActiveE had to be redesigned to accommodate the battery pack in it, so it is slightly larger and sticks up a little higher in the ActiveE cabin than it does on the other 1 series cars. The center console is slightly different and the stock 1 series armrest doesn't line up perfectly as it does to make it a simple bolt on addition. You can make it work, and I know people that have, but BMW will not officially endorse doing it. That being said, I think you can buy one and add it yourself without any problem. However I would suggest not asking permission, because the answer will be no you can't. (official company line)
Ohh that actually makes perfect sense. Why try and fix the problem when you arent making money off of the car.

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You got an active e? Awesome! Pics and a review please!
Yeah I did, my review will happen whenever I make it to the track
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      04-05-2012, 11:28 AM   #8
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You got an active e? Awesome! Pics and a review please!
There is a lot of info on my ActiveE blog if you are interested, here's the first review I did:
http://activeemobility.blogspot.com/...isappoint.html
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