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Old 8th April 2014, 07:43   #616
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i havent been able to figure out a blue sign in the drivers display screen showing fuel sign and kms....any idea?
If it is at the bottom RHS of the display, it will appear when you are driving in the Eco Pro mode. Use the tips for Hyper Miling.

You get symbols as tips for efficiency oriented driving. The tips include, reduce speed with a speedometer sign, slow acceleration with foot on pedal sign, gear in auto mode and not in manual mode shown by an image of the gear stick.

The little blue sign helps you to go back into the 'eco' zone. For me, it helps me cool down and not race other cars on the express way.
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In eco pro the blue km sign with sign of fuel shows the kms saved by efficient dynamic for the current tank of fuel.
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Reposting from another thread. I know it is a month too late to buy a 2013 model. We are working in a budget of 30L and looking at the 320d base with xenon's and Q3 2.0 177ps TDI. Need help as to how much discount I can extract at this time on either model. Car will be registered in NCR! Many thanks 
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Reposting from another thread. I know it is a month too late to buy a 2013 model. We are working in a budget of 30L and looking at the 320d base with xenon's and Q3 2.0 177ps TDI. Need help as to how much discount I can extract at this time on either model. Car will be registered in NCR! Many thanks 
Till the last week of February- Mid March, Audi was offering a discount of INR 3 lacs on the Q3. BMW's discount depends on dealership to dealership, but should be between INR 2.5-3 lacs.
However despite discounts, neither is available for INR 30l, which is your budget. You would need to stretch it by INR 3-4 lacs minimum. The cost of service/maintenance packs would be extra.

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Wanted to post pictures of my friend's 328i, Modern Line here: Its not available in India on the 328i, I am not sure though it comes with features shown in the pic that's a bigger iDrive screen: Also note the fine matte textured wood grain on the dash
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Note, the modern line does not offer paddle shifts even on the 328!
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After doing some research on entry level luxury cars(mainly lurking teambhp threads), I have decided to go for BMW 320d sport line. I really like Imperial blue on a BMW but for the sport line I think red and black looks best. I am kind of confused on which colour combo to go for: Melbourne Red with Black interior, Melbourne red with red interior or black sapphire with red interior. I am inclined for Melbourne red with red interior. What are your opinions?
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After doing some research on entry level luxury cars(mainly lurking teambhp threads), I have decided to go for BMW 320d sport line. I really like Imperial blue on a BMW but for the sport line I think red and black looks best. I am kind of confused on which colour combo to go for: Melbourne Red with Black interior, Melbourne red with red interior or black sapphire with red interior. I am inclined for Melbourne red with red interior. What are your opinions?
If I were you, I would go for black on black, or white exterior with red interiors. In the white car one can get the black colored sporty diffusers and orvms.
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If I were you, I would go for black on black, or white exterior with red interiors. In the white car one can get the black colored sporty diffusers and orvms.
Thank you for the suggestions! I own a white Accent now and my Honda city is sparkling brown which is very similar to black so red would be a change! May be red with black interior would be a safer bet than red with red interiors.. Even though my family has visited the showroom and checked out the cars, I am yet to visit the showroom or take it for a test drive as I am out of station.
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Thank you for the suggestions! I own a white Accent now and my Honda city is sparkling brown which is very similar to black so red would be a change! May be red with black interior would be a safer bet than red with red interiors.. Even though my family has visited the showroom and checked out the cars, I am yet to visit the showroom or take it for a test drive as I am out of station.
I am sure your Accent won't mind the White BMW I am not a fan of red, if it suits your style, what the heck just go for it! but obviously with a black interior.
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After doing some research on entry level luxury cars(mainly lurking teambhp threads), I have decided to go for BMW 320d sport line. I really like Imperial blue on a BMW but for the sport line I think red and black looks best. I am kind of confused on which colour combo to go for: Melbourne Red with Black interior, Melbourne red with red interior or black sapphire with red interior. I am inclined for Melbourne red with red interior. What are your opinions?
Good decision!

But I am not sure that you can get red interiors in 320d sport line or any 320d variant for that matter. Red interiors are only available in 328i AFAIK.

If they have introduced red interiors in 320d in 2014 then it could be possible as I am talking about cars till December-2013.

Please confirm with the dealer.

However, I would recommend a red car with black interiors. I have a black on black which I like but red would be even better combination.

The red sticking on black leather looks great!
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Wanted to post pictures of my friend's 328i, Modern Line here: Its not available in India on the 328i, I am not sure though it comes with features shown in the pic that's a bigger iDrive screen: Also note the fine matte textured wood grain on the dash
Congratulations to your friend!

My personal opinion is that beige interiors just kills the sporty feeling of a car. And especially bimmers (and that too a 328i) and beige interiors don't go well together.

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I am sure your Accent won't mind the White BMW I am not a fan of red, if it suits your style, what the heck just go for it! but obviously with a black interior.
Yeah! I am going give the accent away anyway! I guess I need to see the cars in the showroom to decide!

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Good decision!

But I am not sure that you can get red interiors in 320d sport line or any 320d variant for that matter. Red interiors are only available in 328i AFAIK.

If they have introduced red interiors in 320d in 2014 then it could be possible as I am talking about cars till December-2013.

Please confirm with the dealer.

However, I would recommend a red car with black interiors. I have a black on black which I like but red would be even better combination.

The red sticking on black leather looks great!

Well, I could get red interiors for 320d in the BMW India website's configuration centre page. Yeah! black with red on the inside will look good but I think a red car looks sporty(which is my type)! For now it is red on the outside and black leather with red sticking on the inside!


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Well, I could get red interiors for 320d in the BMW India website's configuration centre page.
Don't trust the website. Not everything mentioned there matches with the reality. I am pretty sure there is no 320d with red interiors available as I asked the same things yesterday to my SA and got a negative response.

It is only offered in 328i. In 320d, beige, saddle brown & black interiors options are available.
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Don't trust the website. Not everything mentioned there matches with the reality. I am pretty sure there is no 320d with red interiors available as I asked the same things yesterday to my SA and got a negative response.

It is only offered in 328i. In 320d, beige, saddle brown & black interiors options are available.
My family in Kerala test drove the BMW 320d today.. It was a white car with red interiors! Unless they brought a 328i for test drive when we are buying a 320d which is highly unlikely!
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