As well as elegant open-pore fine wood options, customers can choose from finishes including Aluminium Mesh Effect. The optional Parking Assistant goes further still by automatically selecting spaces either parallel or perpendicular to the road, and manoeuvring into them. The air ducts and outlets have been redesigned and pressure losses reduced, leading to a clearly perceptible decrease in flow noise when the ventilation, heating or air conditioning are operating. The range of standard and optional interior trim elements available for the instrument panel and centre console has been replaced almost in full. A new movement sensor in the key permanently monitors whether the key is being carried and therefore is always transmitting or has been put down on a table, for example, allowing it to switch into standby mode with the transmit function deactivated. The effect of the M Sport differential is equally clear in a series of fast bends.
The High Beam Assistant also part of the package helps to prevent dazzling of oncoming traffic or road users travelling ahead. I just dont want to spend money on one if I gotta repair them often. The M Sport brakes provide excellent braking performance and intuitive feel, whether negotiating city streets or racing around a circuit on a track day. As for hoses, hoses generally dry-rot due to age and having the car sit un-driven. This sporty performance is accompanied by average fuel consumption per 100 kilometres of 4. I really doubt that any of the hoses need replacing on a 2001 model year car.
Other things were on the car were going though like the bushings and the shocks. These days, a 0-to-60-mph sprint of 6. This is probably un-necessary but won't hurt and is always a good preventative measure on a used car. The map data supplied by the optional navigation system is also used to prepare the car for an upcoming junction or bend. Finally the one thing I would check on E46 cars is how tight the front end is - if there is any sort of clunk when going over bumps, you'll need control arms and ball joints.
If the Comfort Access option is specified, the car will automatically unlock when the radio remote control is detected in its immediate vicinity and lock again when it moves out of range. He helps the driver, learns their preferences and is familiar with their favoured settings - e. The new design language majors on clear forms and precise lines, and this approach is also visible in the transition of the flanks into the car's rear end. Handling is nicely balanced, with the vehicle maintaining its poise even when pitched about in obvious disregard to the laws of physics. The optional Storage package adds features such as extra storage areas, partition nets on both sides of the boot lining, bag hooks, and a 12V socket in the boot. Many details of the proven double-joint spring strut front axle and five-link rear axle have been upgraded. The T-shaped trim elements in the outer edges of the rear apron - which also include a light function in the form of reflectors - mimic the design of the front air intakes on cars with standard specification and on Sport Line and Luxury Line models.
In order to optimise directional stability during heavy braking on surfaces offering differing levels of grip for the right-hand and lefthand wheels, a steering impulse is applied to help the driver correct the car's line. The existing On-Street Parking Information and ParkNow services have been intelligently incorporated into the new Parking Space Assistant's scope of functions. The car literally tears itself apart underneath the rear seats. I had about 112K on my 325i when my clutch started to go. And the active differential lock also has a positive effect on directional stability and agility. The Advantage model includes a storage package, an automatically dimming rear-view mirror, three-zone automatic climate control and Park Distance Control with front and rear sensors. The Driving Assistant's remaining functions also include Rear Collision Prevention and Cross-Traffic Alert, thereby reducing the risk of a collision when reversing into roads that are obstructed from the driver's view.
The system then manoeuvres the vehicle - using reversing and steering inputs - into a position from which the driver can leave the parking space with the steering turned to the same angle. The Driving Assistant Professional also features the Lane Keeping Assistant with active side collision protection. Added to which, horizontal lines and the slim, stylishly darkened light units housing L-shaped taillights give the rear a wide and robust stance. Its new design language provides a clear and unadulterated showcase for the dynamic character of the car. Here, the driver has to first specify the direction in which the parking space is to be exited by switching on the indicators on that side.
A pair of character lines, which rise up to the rear of the car at door-handle level, strengthen the visual impact made by the forward-surging body. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. The system's clear presentation and structuring are designed to provide drivers with the right information at the right time, aided further by the customisable and personalised displays. Cornering is precise and responsive, while the wheel angles required for parking manoeuvres are achieved with only a few twists of the steering wheel. A total of six light colours and eleven combinations of brightness, light distribution and colour scheme for all light sources in the interior can be selected from the iDrive menu. The engine's emissions have also been further improved.
Adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled dampers As an alternative to the suspension variants with standard damper technology, customers can also specify Adaptive M suspension. Depending on the situation, the driver can now operate the various functions using the familiar iDrive Controller, the steering wheel controls, touch control, voice control or gesture control. Below it, the front apron has large surfacing and a modern look. Both the content and the graphics are personalised to an even greater degree, as illustrated by the vehicle mock-up that matches the actual model colour and equipment line. However, the positive effect of progressive suspension adjustment can also be felt in less demanding circumstances; even small bumps can trigger damper lift, which makes a noticeable difference. The rear dampers also adapt continuously to the driving situation.