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... Also, the 328, with the NA version of the 3L I6, also does the limping thing. No idea what's going on there... --Andre
This is a surprise. I believe the limp mode problems on N54 equipped 335/535 cars were mostly caused by High Pressure Fuel Pump failures, often repeated failures. I haven't heard of these type of issues with 328 (N51/N52 engine), which don't share the same HPFP unit, AFAIK. Consumer Reports even rated E90/E92 328 as the most reliable of current BMWs, FWIW.
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I saw it in person and looked nice but the hood lines are horrendous and the way it refracts light is even worse. There is no leatherette here they all come with leather I'm pretty sure....
The leatherette is still standard on 528/535 in US and was standard on the outgoing -2010 5-series as well. If you don't want to pay extra for leather you have to spring for a 550i.
post #1337 of 14185
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Originally Posted by Dmax View Post
This is a surprise. I believe the limp mode problems on N54 equipped 335/535 cars were mostly caused by High Pressure Fuel Pump failures, often repeated failures. I haven't heard of these type of issues with 328 (N51/N52 engine), which don't share the same HPFP unit, AFAIK. Consumer Reports even rated E90/E92 328 as the most reliable of current BMWs, FWIW.

I believe the HPFP problem is separate from the oil-cooling issue. With oil overheating, once the car's cooled down, it will drive normally again. When HPFP fails, the car stays in limp mode and does other bad things until the pump is replaced. BMWs have had a limp mode for a while now (as many other cars do), and can enter it for any number of reasons.

--Andre
post #1338 of 14185
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BMWs have had a limp mode for a while now (as many other cars do), and can enter it for any number of reasons.

--Andre

This is an homage to the typical owner.


- B
post #1339 of 14185
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I saw it in person and looked nice but the hood lines are horrendous and the way it refracts light is even worse. There is no leatherette here they all come with leather I'm pretty sure.

I actually do quite like the previous chassis e63 and thought about getting one used or a clk 63 black series, black of course used as well. I'm just not a sedan guy and a 997s is perfectly fitting for me (gt3 ideally).

I like the comfort and design of the W211 E63 more than the current W212 (which does have more cool electronic toys). The CLK 63 black is probably too harsh on my back. Best thing about the AMG engine is the sound, other than, of course, more torque than you know what to do with.

The 997s are fine but I'd much prefer the 993s if I thought I could live with a greater than 10 y.o. car.
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I like the comfort and design of the W211 E63 more than the current W212 (which does have more cool electronic toys). The CLK 63 black is probably too harsh on my back. Best thing about the AMG engine is the sound, other than, of course, more torque than you know what to do with.
If you like tweaking your car the W211 E55 is nice.
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If you like tweaking your car the W211 E55 is nice.

But be very careful what w211 55 you purchase. Alot of them have been modded to death by people who have no idea on how to modify cars and just fck with the A/F ratio.
post #1342 of 14185
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If you like tweaking your car the W211 E55 is nice.
Forced induction ain't my style. Methinks the 63 can get one into trouble plenty fast enough. I've heard though that those modded E55s can do the quarter mile in 10.x seconds.
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I've heard though that those modded E55s can do the quarter mile in 10.x seconds.

Would like an Alabaster white E55T for doing this in.
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Not a pic of mine, but close enough. '03 Infiniti G35 coupe, Diamond Graphite, 6MT, Brembos, factory lip package, Nissan Ipod integration package and some goodies to make it breathe, "think" and corner better.
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Not a pic of mine, but close enough.



'03 Infiniti G35 coupe, Diamond Graphite, 6MT, Brembos, factory lip package, Nissan Ipod integration package and some goodies to make it breathe, "think" and corner better.

This is how I like to park when I'm hanging out with the posse at the local bank at night
post #1346 of 14185
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Would like an Alabaster white E55T for doing this in.

I've never seen an E55 or E63 in white. S63, yes, but not an E55/E63.
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My new flame... Audi Q5 3.0 TDI S Line 22" Enco rims coming "soon"...
post #1348 of 14185
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Would like an Alabaster white E55T for doing this in.

This Brabus E55K is actually for sale. Claimed "Eurocharged Dyno Tuned to 515 wheel horsepower and 600 Torque"

http://www.mbworld.org/forums/merced...hite-pano.html

post #1349 of 14185
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I've never seen an E55 or E63 in white. S63, yes, but not an E55/E63.

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^^^I don't particularly like white cars for myself, but the E55/63 looks good in white, even in the estate version.
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