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#12548 of 12737 Re: Logic 7 Sound System [emedway]
Nov 08, 2008 (5:09 pm)
"Any thoughts why so few cars come with the upgraded sound? Is it because these systems have been failing?"
Keep in mind that EVERY BMW is custom ordered, either by the dealer or by a customer. (That is one of the differences between BMWs and mass produced vehicles like Toyota/Lexus). Dealers decide how the BMWs on their lots will be optioned/equipped and dealers order the options that tend to sell well in their market. Upgraded sound systems must not be a hot item in your market. The typical dealer build (in northern states) is Luxury Package, Cold Weather Package, and a couple minor options because they don't want to over price the vehicles. They usually order a handful of vehicles with Nav and/or Sports Package to keep a few on the lot.
I have owned several BMWs with Logic 7 and I would not buy one without that system. It has significantly better sound quality, especially if you use it with an iPod. The current Logic 7 system has been used in BMWs (with a few enhancements) since the E65 (2002) 7 series and any systemic bugs in the system were worked out long ago. I have had no problems with the stereo in any BMW.
If you can't find a vehicle in your area with the options that you want, you can custom order (which can take as little as 6 weeks to deliver) or transfer from outside your area.
#12549 of 12737 Re: tires for 530i [vokey1]
Nov 08, 2008 (5:15 pm)
I never buy a set of tires without researching them on tirerack.com first. Most tires at that site will have dozens or hundreds of customer reviews in addition to tools to find tires that are a fit for your vehicle and driving tastes.
#12550 of 12737 Re: 2009 535xi [jimbres]
Nov 08, 2008 (5:23 pm)
BMW typically offers lease deals and other incentives every December. bmwusa.com will list all current lease and financing offers. Since December is just around the corner, it might not hurt to wait.
#12551 of 12737 Re: tires for 530i [anon3]
Nov 13, 2008 (8:20 am)
I've checked tirerack. That is essential to buying tires. But the customer reviews are all over the place. I was really looking for reactions here, where people might be more knowledgeable. Thanks
#12552 of 12737 Re: tires for 530i [vokey1]
Nov 13, 2008 (6:40 pm)
I'd like to know how you're gas mileage is on that 530i. Does it have the turbo engine. I'm looking at a 2008 535i, but am hesitating because of possible gas consumption. I like efficient cars. What say you?
#12553 of 12737 Re: tires for 530i [gardis]
Nov 14, 2008 (2:15 pm)
My '08 535 (bi-turbo) has awesome performance and gas mileage. Although I am alone about 80% of the time in it, I am getting about 28mpg in mixed driving. For that degree of performance and fun for what it is (a medium sized sport sedan), it's almost comparable to an econobox. One can't ask for more.
#12554 of 12737 Re: tires for 530i [carnaught]
Nov 14, 2008 (2:22 pm)
carnaught, you have to be kidding? How is it possible with such a huge engine you are getting better mileage than I'm getting on my 1996 328i with a smaller 6 cyl. engine??
I'm looking at a 2008 535i in the CPO program......the only thing really holding me back is why did the owner turn it in after one year (has 28K miles on it) and gas mileage. I want to really know what I'm up against with that. I care about good mileage.
Any help will be appreciated guys.
Gardis in CT
I have 4 dealers around me, I've heard about Habberstad and Rallye.
#12555 of 12737 Re: tires for 530i [gardis]
Nov 14, 2008 (6:38 pm)
"How is it possible with such a huge engine you are getting better mileage than I'm getting on my 1996 328i with a smaller 6 cyl. engine??"
The engine in your 328i isn't much smaller than the engine in the 535i: 2.8L vs 3.0L, 2793cc vs 2979cc. Engine technology has changed dramatically in the twelve years since your engine was built. Advanced engine management systems, infinitely variable valve timing, direct fuel injection, twin sequential turbo, improved transmissions, etc. My 535xi gets 26 mpg on the highway, and that's with the added mechanical overhead of all wheel drive.
Considering that the 535i can get as much as 28 mpg in pure highway driving and can go 0 - 60 in 5.4 seconds or less (depending on who's driving), it's an extremely efficient vehicle.
#12556 of 12737 Re: tires for 530i [gardis]
Nov 15, 2008 (7:37 am)
Hi, I assure you I am not fudging on '08 535 gas mileage. The mileage on the 535 is only about 5 mpg worse than what I got on my '06 3 Series. I don't work for BMW and have no reason to post these numbers other than to respond to other's questions. The performance and efficiency of this generation car greatly surpasses that of a decade ago (like your 1996). Even my '03 540 only got 18 mpg+ in combined driving in comparison to these newer engines.
BTW, I'd stay away from the high mileage 535 you're looking at. You can find a lower mileage one I'm sure.
#12557 of 12737 Re: tires for 530i [anon3]
Nov 15, 2008 (7:47 am)
I own a '07 530xi. My combined mileage varies between the low 25's and high 27's. If I drive conservatively (65 - 70) on longer trips, I'm easily over 30mpg! Go BMW!