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    I'm ashamned

    If you want some good around town point and squirt fun you have to go a long way to beat a John Cooper Works version of the 3 Door hatch. Just like the Italian Job, although try not to drive up the pavements, the police take a pretty dim view of that kind of thing.
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    Sad E39

    Owner of car wanted to keep the rims / tyres it had on it, but had no rubber on the spare set of rims. Or possibly it wasn't the actual owner, but that would have been some pretty thoughtful thieves to put any rims back on it rather than leave it on the ground.
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    RIP - 2019 1 Series

    Just to point out that the picture posted is not an official BMW release - it's from another web-forum that are "speculating" what the rumoured new FWD 1 Series will look like when it comes to market, probably based of off the spy shots of test mules that have been spotted out and about. How close it comes to the actual production version, and how big the actual grilles are, we will have to wait and see...
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    RIP - 2019 1 Series

    FWD is inherently more economical and therefore produces less emissions, than RWD (with a front mount engine) and the levels are so tight now the inevitable had to happen. Sharing the MINI / X1 platform also help with the economics side of things as well. The good news is the M Performance versions will be xDrive to put the power down.
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    FS - NZ new E46 M3 CSL

    Here's hoping you get a really good price for your car Tom, and that it makes a big difference for your son's care.
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    I only cook on the BBQ in the summer, when the sun is shining and the beers are cold. Kitchen is the wife's kingdom, the garage is mine.
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    e30Rear Screen

    I've got four here, but long way from Nelson. Is the whole of your screen not working, or just parts of it? Normally one or two of the wire filaments get damaged and stop working, which shows as a line of "fog" across the screen when it starts working. If the whole screen has stopped working I would suggest checking the wiring, switch, fuse, etc first.
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    Induction charging

    Whilst still currently selling electric and hybrid vehicles. Battery electric is most likely a short-term stop gap until the fuel cell tech is developed enough to be marketable in mass produced volumes.
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    LSB E46 M3!!!!!

    There were VINs for other pre-production E46 M3s, including CSLs in the system, just not this LSB one. Which is why this one would be a little more, not sure what the right word is, "of interest" maybe?
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    Free International Shipping on Amazon!!!!!!

    So everyone get it quick before they realise... what do I need to buy in at the moment...??? Thanks for posting this up and letting the community know Sam. I moved it into "General Discussions" so it gets a bit more exposure.
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    LSB E46 M3!!!!!

    Interesting car, yes, it is a pre-production test car but it doesn't look to have been brought in through BMW NZ from what I can see. Doesn't exist in the NZ records, and brought in from Japan, would have been direct from Germany or possibly SA if it was. So it has had a long and eventful life. Colour doesn't do much for me, although it does stand out from the usual monochrome colour pallette of E46 M3s so understand why others would be keen on it. For the right price it could be a cool little project for someone to bring back to it's former glory.
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    Induction charging

    Its an option, not standard, so no it doesnt mean you have to pay anything. And also only affects the affordability of the car if you want to add it.
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    Engine performance

    @Michael P which generation of X5 do you have, the fact that you have the widgets would suggest it is the current F15 generation with the ConnectDrive but just wanted to be sure. Which engine variety is it, gearbox can be determined from that. The update you mention would be an update of the latest software version in the car, yes? Which mode are you driving in when the engine revs on slowing, is it EcoPro, Sport, Comfort, etc?
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    Induction charging

    Yeah that would be the reason, nothing to do with the huge increase in cost of the vehicle and the charger. Even buyers of new EVs put a price on convenience.
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    1602/2002 interior for sale

    Again, post needs prices as per forum rules.
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    E12 parts

    Please add prices to your post, as per forum rules.
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    SOLD E30 Genuine Alpina wheels SOLD

    $1.50 with auto-bid to $5.13
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    SOLD E30 Genuine Alpina wheels SOLD

    Oh wow, unicorn wheels! I wonder if the wife will notice if I swap my reps over for these... then she wouldn't know how much they cost.
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    The all-new BMW X5 revealed

    Pictures are taken all around the world to put in the articles, the writer doesn't tend to go with the photographer though. Hence why it is sourced from central communications department in Munich. New Zealand is one of the preferred places for the photo shoots, its quite cool seeing our little 'ol country on some of the world wide ads. VW & Bosch didn't have the quality of engineering expertise to develop a compliant engine, so took a short cut due to the pressure they were under (nothing new there by the way), it was only a matter of time before they were found out. Trouble is they have now tainted the whole industry and diesel in particular thanks to their stupidity.
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    The all-new BMW X5 revealed

    Media release 06 June 2018 The all-new BMW X5. The year of the BMW X model is about to hit another highpoint. Following the market launch of the first BMW X2 and new BMW X4, a new edition of the original BMW X model is now ready for action. The fourth generation of the BMW X5 impresses with its wealth of innovations and represents the most compelling embodiment yet of the familiar Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) blueprint: the ability to venture off road combined with a talent for dynamic driving pleasure on it. Like its predecessors, the BMW X5 will be built at BMW Plant Spartanburg in the US. Its worldwide market launch will begin in November 2018. The new V8 engine in the BMW X5 xDrive50i and a host of chassis systems making their debut in a BMW X model – such as two-axle air suspension, Integral Active Steering and the Off-Road package – enhance the car’s versatility, dynamic ability and comfort levels. The highlights of its significantly expanded suite of driver assistance systems, meanwhile, are the Driving Assistant Professional and Parking Assistant Plus with Reversing Assistant. In addition, the new BMW X5 hosts the unveiling of the BMW Live Cockpit Professional (fitted as standard), which allows the display and control system to be geared even more precisely to individual driver needs. New design language exudes robust assurance and authority. A wheelbase 42 mm longer than its predecessor’s (now 2,975 millimetres), a 36 mm increase in vehicle length (to 4,922 millimetres), an extra 66 mm of width (now 2,004 millimetres) and a 19 mm increase in height (to 1,745 millimetres) give the new BMW X5 both an imposing appearance and enviable interior space. The latest X5 retains the hallmark proportions of an SAV, but its pared-back design language – clean surfacing and precise lines accentuating the car’s robustness, poise and authority – is new. The most striking feature of the front end is the large BMW kidney grille with single-piece surround. The new BMW X5 comes as standard with LED headlights, while BMW Laserlight with Adaptive LED Headlights can be specified as an option to optimise the high beam function. The precise character line in the car’s flanks, which rises up at the rear door, is key to the modern appearance of the new X5. It also defines the car’s strikingly powerful shoulders and feeds into the rear lights (likewise LED units), which extend well into the flanks. The three-dimensional design of their glass covers lends the rear lights a sculpted, technical edge. Distinctive interior and exterior design features mark out the xLine and M Sport model variants of the new X5. 22-inch light-alloy wheels will be offered (as an option) – a first for a BMW model. And the new BMW X5 will also be available from launch with model-specific options from BMW Individual. Clear design and exclusive ambience in the interior. Inside the new BMW X5, the clear structure of the instrument panel and centre console radiates a feeling of space. The raised seating position, a new design for the instrument cluster and Control Display, and the cutting-edge display and control concept optimise the driver’s ability to maintain control over the vehicle. The front and rear occupants all enjoy ample accommodation amid an exclusive ambience. The carefully selected materials in the interior include the new Vernasca variant for the standard leather upholstery. Other new features designed to maximise well-being on board the BMW X5 include multifunction seats, cooled/heated cupholders, the Panorama glass roof Sky Lounge, Dynamic Interior Light, the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System, the Rear-seat entertainment Professional system with 10.2-inch touchscreen display and glass applications for selected controls. Folding down the 40 : 20 : 40 split rear seat backrest increases boot capacity from 645 litres to a maximum 1,860 litres. A third row of seats for two additional passengers can be ordered as an option. The new BMW X5 also has a two-section tailgate for ease of loading. If the optional Comfort Access is specified, both sections can be opened and closed automatically and hands-free. The optional two-axle air suspension allows the loading sill to be lowered. And the boot cover can now be lowered electrically into the load compartment floor. New V8 engine and an M Performance model available from launch. The new BMW X5 will be available from launch with a choice of one V8 and three six-cylinder in-line engines. All will team up with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission offering optimised efficiency and shift dynamics, and all meet the EU6d-TEMP exhaust standard. The newly developed eight cylinder unit under the bonnet of the BMW X5 xDrive50i delivers maximum output of 340 kW/462 hp and peak torque of 650 Nm (479 lb-ft). And the new BMW X5 xDrive40i is powered by a six-cylinder in-line petrol engine developing a maximum 250 kW/340 hp and peak torque of 450 Nm (332 lb-ft). A quartet of turbochargers allow the six-cylinder in-line diesel engine fitted in the new BMW X5 M50d to produce maximum output of 294 kW/400 hp, while peak torque of 760 Nm (560 lb-ft) means the BMW M Performance model can call on a particularly forceful wave of power. The BMW X5 xDrive30d also comes with a six-cylinder in-line diesel engine, in this case developing 195 kW/265 hp and peak torque of 620 Nm (457 lb-ft). Optimised power distribution thanks to BMW xDrive and an electronically controlled differential lock at the rear axle. The task of maximising traction, agility and directional stability in the new BMW X5 falls to its intelligent all-wheel-drive system. The latest generation of BMW xDrive is now able to split drive torque between the front and rear wheels even more efficiently as the situation demands. The new xDrive system also offers a rear-biased set-up for those occasions when the driver adopts a particularly dynamic style at the wheel. The electronically controlled differential lock for the rear axle (available in conjunction with the M Sport equipment line or the Off-Road package) gives the car’s handling an even sportier edge. By limiting equalisation of the rotational speeds of the inside and outside wheels through corners, it is able to optimise the transfer of power to the road on surfaces offering differing levels of grip. New chassis systems enhance off-road performance, sportiness and comfort. A host of chassis systems make carefully judged strategic optimisations to the off-road performance, sporting prowess and comfort of the new BMW X5. The SAV comes as standard with Dynamic Damper Control, while Adaptive M suspension Professional with active roll stabilisation and Integral Active Steering (making its debut in a BMW X model) enable extremely agile and dynamic driving characteristics. The two-axle air suspension caters to anyone seeking greater ride comfort and also allows the vehicle height to be adjusted by up to 80 millimetres at the touch of a button or using the BMW Display Key. Plus, customers can now order an Off-Road package – another new feature for a BMW X model. Here, a separate button gives drivers the choice of four driving modes, allowing them to activate the ideal settings for the vehicle’s ride height, the xDrive system, the car’s accelerator response and transmission control, and the DSC system’s corrective inputs in preparation for driving on sand, rock, gravel or snow. More innovations bring automated driving another step closer. The spread of driver assistance systems available for the new BMW X5 is more extensive than ever. Among their number are Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, the Steering and lane control assistant, Lane Change Warning and Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Assistant, Lane Keeping Assistant with side collision protection and evasion aid, Crossing traffic warning, Priority warning and Wrong-way warning. The Parking Assistant now takes over acceleration and braking duties as well as steering. And another new addition is Emergency Stop Assistant, which brings the car safely to a standstill if a medical emergency occurs. A further illustration of BMW’s ongoing progress towards automated driving is provided by the Reversing Assistant. This system takes over steering to manoeuvre the vehicle along a path recently negotiated forward. This system makes reversing for a distance of up to 80 metres a particularly comfortable task in the new BMW X5. New BMW Live Cockpit Professional display and control system fitted as standard. The new BMW Operating System 7.0 display and control concept – making its debut in this latest generation of the BMW X5 – focuses on optimising attention control. With its clear presentation and structuring, plus customisable and personalised displays, it sets out to provide drivers with the right information at the right time. In its standard application underpinning the BMW Live Cockpit Professional system, it comprises an instrument cluster and a Control Display (both 12.3-inch). These present their information fully digitally and in a consistent design. Multimodal interaction allows the driver to use the steering wheel buttons, iDrive Controller, the touchscreen display, voice control or BMW gesture control, as they prefer. The likewise further developed BMW Head-Up Display offers a larger projection surface (now measuring 7 × 3.5 inches), as well as new display content and optimised graphics. The BMW Connected personal mobility assistant is on hand to provide seamless connectivity between the car and digital devices. The new BMW X5 is also the brand’s first model that can be unlocked by the BMW Digital Key via a smartphone. Ends. *Please note: this is an international media release without adaptions for the New Zealand market. Final model range, specifications and pricing will be available closer to local launch.
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    More aimed at the premium end of that market, the Mercedes GLS, full fat Range Rover and the forthcoming Audi Q8 and anything else in the "big is good" sector. Very popular in Russia apparently... All of the pre-release images I have seen upto this one looked pretty good, hope this is some poverty pack edition in the photo as the front is not good, the wheels are too small (emphasizing the slab side) and the colour is awful. Massive grilles is the new "design language" taking the traditional kidneys to the next iteration. To make the front profile more striking, which is certainly one word for it..
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    Local parts Pricing & Availability

    True Dan, and probably cheaper and easier to do as well.
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    I totally agree with you on this photo! Hope to god it looks a lot better with the M-Sport kit fitted.
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    Quick rant thread.

    Possibly true of the bigger firms, but in my experience those are the ones to avoid for the reason you state - get the monkey to do it and charge big $$$. The one we used quite a bit was a very small one man with a couple of support staff, knew his stuff and was on the ball. So many things manage to get "lost" in these big legal companies...
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    Quick rant thread.

    It's not the water, it's the "Where there's blame there's a claim" mentality which means the first thing people go for is "compensation" and this puts everyone into the back-foot cover your arse mentality.