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Old 02-18-2013, 04:39 AM   #1
Morieson
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Questions about 320Ci just purchased

Hi guys,

Hopefully everyone out there may be able to assist us. My wife always wanted a BMW so she saved up and bought a little 2006 320Ci. We bought privately and are very happy with what we got.....happy wife happy life.

Couple of questions
The radio has a telephone listed in the menu we push he button and nothing happens. Is it possible it never came with a telephone /Bluetooth option or were these standard
When going downhill the uto seems to hold a gear which assists braking but we can't find any info on this function in the manuals ( no real issue just curious)
Voice recognition is it tied in with the telephone function or completely separate and is it possible it's not fitted albeit a button on steering wheel
Considering fitting a Dynavin with GPS etc etc where out in the eastern suburbs (Ringwood) would be best to have this fitted

Lastly even though it is only a little 2 lt would we benefit from making it breath better (intake and exhaust) and a chip or re flash the existing chip nod where in Melb is best to go

Thanking you in advance

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Old 02-18-2013, 05:18 AM   #2
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Could've had a phone kit as oppose to Bluetooth. Easiest way is to look up the last 7 digits of the VIN on http://www.rubmw.ru/vincode/eng/ to check the options and standard accessories fitted to the car.

Auto holding gears sounds normal. They do adjust to driving style so if you don't like it then disconnect the battery for 10-15 and it should reset and start to adapt to your style.

The phone button was on all steering wheels and isn't an indicator as to what options it has.

Everyone on here will tell you not to waste your time with tunes, exhaust or intake. The latter are fine if you're after sound but don't expect noticeable power gains. SC or sell and get a 325/330.

Apart from that enjoy your first BMW. Can't go wrong with an E46
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:56 PM   #3
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Thanks Dec for the info
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:12 PM   #4
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S644A HANDY VORB. MIT BLUETOOTH-SCHNITTS. Preparation f mobile phone w Bluetooth

This is what's listed does it mean it has it or preparation for a kit to be fitted I.e. the wiring in place but not the units to operate it.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:23 PM   #5
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correct. i believe all AUS delievered cars were pre-wired for it.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:26 PM   #6
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Welcome Morieson,

Have you correctly paired your phone to the bluetooth in the car? There are instruction in your owner's manual as well as the passcode (4 dgiits).

IIRC: turn the key to ignition position 1, hold the pairing button (under the hazard light switch on the bluetooth odoments try - if your car has bluetooth, then you will have this) for 10-15 seconds until you hear a beep, start the car. You will then be asked to enter the passcode on your phone.

In terms of resetting the adaptations in order to haev the car relearn your driving habits, you don't need to disconnect eh battery. Turn your key to ignition position 2 (or 1 I can't remember) and leave it for 30 seconds or so and then start the car. This will only work of the car has been parked for about 4 hours or more beforehand.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:25 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum

I agree with with Declan. Don't waste your time and money on tunes. A small six like your wife's car (and mine) was never meant for performance. It goes just fine the way it is with more than enough power for everyday driving. The handling is wonderful and the car is a hell of a lot of fun to drive.

My big thing is detailing. A car properly detailed really stands out and is a car your wife will be proud to drive. Make the thing look as good as possible.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:45 PM   #8
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Is it a radio or a nav screen? If it comes up on the menu on the nav screen then your car does come with it. Check your manual for use, it's a bit tricky to set up. If the car didn't come with the actual bluetooth manual (which is separate) then I can scan mine for you.

The voice recognition is only for the phone, not any other functions.

The auto engine braking is AWESOME. Basically, the car will run a logic control. If your foot is on the brake but the car is increasing in speed, it will change down gears until the car stops gaining speed. I love it, I gently tap the brake downhill and then let off and let the car slow itself down. If you dont like it, brake harder. Also, there's an art to making it shift back up at the bottom of the hill because it is a bit tardy.

BMW Intakes and exhaust are extremely well designed. The only way you'll notice a difference with the exhaust is if you replace your manifold with a nice high quality cat-deleted manifold. Not really worth it on the little 2.2. You'll also find that in most cases, people who modify their intakes on BMW's actually lose power. They're extremely well designed from factory.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:40 PM   #9
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i have one of the slower/older bmws 2001 325i but to me one of the best looking. i have never enjoyed a car so much.

once when i was out at a club with a group of friends a jealous guy in the group kept on about how his new g8 could smoke my car. i simply told him when we left i would race him over to where the women in our group lived but he probably wasnt going that way. everyone laughed except for the women who had told him they were going home to bed.

make other cars fast to get were you want to be quick because when cruising in a bmw ur already there.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:04 PM   #10
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Hi guys,

Hopefully everyone out there may be able to assist us. My wife always wanted a BMW so she saved up and bought a little 2006 320Ci. We bought privately and are very happy with what we got.....happy wife happy life.

Couple of questions
The radio has a telephone listed in the menu we push he button and nothing happens. Is it possible it never came with a telephone /Bluetooth option or were these standard
When going downhill the uto seems to hold a gear which assists braking but we can't find any info on this function in the manuals ( no real issue just curious)
Voice recognition is it tied in with the telephone function or completely separate and is it possible it's not fitted albeit a button on steering wheel
Considering fitting a Dynavin with GPS etc etc where out in the eastern suburbs (Ringwood) would be best to have this fitted

Lastly even though it is only a little 2 lt would we benefit from making it breath better (intake and exhaust) and a chip or re flash the existing chip nod where in Melb is best to go

Thanking you in advance
As far as I'm aware, they didn't come with blue-tooth. The phone option is only if it is physically plugged into the radio via a connector?

I have a 2001 325Ci (auto) and it does the same when going down hill, it downshifts a gear to assist in slowing down by using the engine.

Regarding intake/exhaust - don't waste your time. I used to own a 2000 323Ci (5-speed manual) and I did a custom cold air intake and a custom 3" exhaust from the extractors with no catalytic converters. Prior to any mods I had the car dynoed at 153hp (rear wheels), after the intake/exhaust it made 187rwhp.

It was a pretty big gain, and it also gained a sh!tload of torque as the factory exhausts are very restrictive. However, the intake/exhaust cost me my left nut.

At the end of the day, if you have the cash to blow then do it. My cousin also has a 320Ci and they are not bad for a 2.2L 6cyl in stock form.

I should have supercharged my 323Ci
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