So today the G05 went in for Baron’s to take a look at some pesky electrical issues. In return I received a brand new 71 plate 330e M Sport with 900odd miles on the clock.
With 75% tank of fuel (I understand just 40l tank) and an empty battery, I set off from the dealership for the 18mile trip home up the M11.
Inside is familiar G series stuff. The cabin is a decent notch up from the F series 3 series and apes the X5, albeit not quite as high quality fittings but much better than previously. I at least knew how to use most of the tech, but the main difference being the switch for drive modes which is Electric, Hybrid & Sport. It defaults to Hybrid mode upon startup but you can force electric only or programme in iDrive to always start on electric and run on electric only until the battery runs out.
I set off home and first impressions were good. Brakes are a bit snatchy with the combo of discs & regen but the power take up is very impressive. It feels very fast from the off even...
I trust you're all well.
Haven't been on here for so long, thought it was about time to post some update pics etc for the Land family.
I hope everyone and their families have come out of Covid unscathed [emoji120]
My dealership has it's 1 year anniversary coming up, and it's been quite a ride with lots learned, plenty of great vehicles and just generally farting about with the machines we on here all love.
Some pics first and foremost...http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/61d9304dbef26/VID_56950713_114541_832.mp4 http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/61d930abb5c76/2ab5e0e92c3f85bb6006da38b0f22bcd.mp4
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Whenever we get a new (to us) car, which is generally 2 to 3 years old, I like to give it a thorough going over inside and out, including ripping out the interior and giving it a damn good deep clean, and also various bits on the exterior which includes my current favourite thing - the hubs. Below are a couple of before and after shots of the OSF hub of my girlfriend's new 2018 G01 X3:
Anyway, when I'd finished the front hubs and put everything back together I wasn't happy with the bracket that holds the brake flexi hose and how it was appearing to foul the speed and pad wear sensor wires. Below is a picture of the NSF hub with the flexi hose bracket and the sensor wires arrowed:
It was the same on the OSF and when the steering was turned lock to lock it looked as though it was almost stretching the wires to breaking point. After some head-scratching and checking out a few YouTube videos on front disc...