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Old 21st January 2014, 00:57   #61
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Finally got the baby home today at an incredible 16.3 Km/L mileage.
Didnt go for spare wheel as dealer convinced me that its not really needed.
Will post details in the ownership thread
congratulations on your bimmer. Hit the road, keep smilin' & do take of her!


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Old 23rd January 2014, 23:08   #62
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Congrats on your new X1! Hope you have miles and miles of trouble free and pleasurable driving. Pics awaited.
Thanks. Going by my last 7 days experience, i eagerly look forward to get into the car and hope to en"joy" lots of miles

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Congratulations on the car! and from your display picture, I see that it is a good choice of colour too

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Thanks Ishaan. Color is really good and sets it apart as its rare. I
also see a lot of heads turning due to it.

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Congrats on the car.
I don't think your dealer is going to be around to help you if you happen to drive further than 200 km away from the dealership and the tyre has a blowout or a puncture, you would be completely on your own.Safer to have bought just the space saver tire. The jack set is way too expensive from bmw. You may get away by using a third party jack as long as you jack up the car and test the jack before buying it from outside.
Agreed. But a space saver is not a spare but good enough to drive you to the next repair shop. If tyre cant be repaired, you still will have to buy a new one.
Chances of complete blowout are rare to strand me on the highway- one can get stranded for various other reasons for which one may not have a backup.

Also, with runflats, you will not have full drop in pressure where the side walls will still support for 20-30kms without damaging the tyre. So my plan is:
1. Buy a 12 portable air compressor and inflate and drive for 20-30 km stretch till you hit a repair shop which is very likely in this country
2. Source a used or 2nd hand BMW X1 RIM and put a regular tubeless tyre and carry it during highway drives.

I'm inclined to solution 1


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congratulations on your bimmer. Hit the road, keep smilin' & do take of her!

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Thanks Airbus.

I'm tied up in office and hence not able to complete my ownership thread. Hopefully this sunday I should be able to release it.

Putting the pic I took at the showroom in higher resolution which is also my avatar
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Also, with runflats, you will not have full drop in pressure where the side walls will still support for 20-30kms without damaging the tyre. So my plan is:
1. Buy a 12 portable air compressor and inflate and drive for 20-30 km stretch till you hit a repair shop which is very likely in this country
2. Source a used or 2nd hand BMW X1 RIM and put a regular tubeless tyre and carry it during highway drives.

I'm inclined to solution 1
Hi, i am on plan 1 plus a orange tpms retrofit, The compressor has always come in handy on quite a few occasions. the compressor i have is quite good and is listed on ebay with the brand camel. If you'd like a higher end option ironman air compressors are available here also. As for option 2 it just takes up so much of space because the tire is quite wide i realized this when i had to carry home 4 runflats after changing them to tubeless,not practical at all unless your not carrying anything else in the bootspace. Remember your only going to fill up air once you realize that there is a puncture.You can never guess how far you actually drove before you realized the air pressure loss which would have damaged the sidewall and that damage can't be seen visually. i've had two friends with rfts who realized they have had a flat only when it showed up on the idrive display and not from steering feedback. All the best. i see you do have halogen lights on your car. there is an bmw headlamp bulb upgrade if you want an improvement.
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Hi, i am on plan 1 plus a orange tpms retrofit, The compressor has always come in handy on quite a few occasions. the compressor i have is quite good and is listed on ebay with the brand camel. If you'd like a higher end option ironman air compressors are available here also. As for option 2 it just takes up so much of space because the tire is quite wide i realized this when i had to carry home 4 runflats after changing them to tubeless,not practical at all unless your not carrying anything else in the bootspace. Remember your only going to fill up air once you realize that there is a puncture.You can never guess how far you actually drove before you realized the air pressure loss which would have damaged the sidewall and that damage can't be seen visually. i've had two friends with rfts who realized they have had a flat only when it showed up on the idrive display and not from steering feedback. All the best. i see you do have halogen lights on your car. there is an bmw headlamp bulb upgrade if you want an improvement.
Very useful information.
I checked Camel, its around 5k. I can see many other versions from 500/- onwards. How are those?

Can you share some more details on the TPMS retrofit as i'm also looking for one.
Also, whats this headlamp bulb upgrade?

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Very useful information.
I checked Camel, its around 5k. I can see many other versions from 500/- onwards. How are those?
I think the compressors vary from single cylinder to twin cylinder compressors.Single cylinder are the cheaper ones. Cheaper ones also tend to have plastic valve stem which are prone to break. You need to look at the flow rate of the compressor a good compressor should have a higher flow rate. which would mean the tyre should fill up faster. Another point is the camel allows you to hook it up using the battery clips provided and not via the cigarette socket which might lead to a fuse blowing.i have had mine for over 3 years.


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Can you share some more details on the TPMS retrofit as i'm also looking for one.
http://www.orange-electronic.com/en/...contactus.html
Orange Electronic P409S Retrofit Tire Pressure Monitoring System
You need to get the newer version of it which displays the 4 tire pressures at the same time. a lot of people carry the older stock which displays only 1 tire pressure at a time. Had a very tough time with the tpms install because a tpms sensor actually requires a torque wrench to be used when the sensor is mounted on the wheel.When a torque wrench is not used its more or less a hit or miss as the rubber gasket gets easily damaged and it leads to minor air leaks.i had to remove and refix them quite a few times to get it finally right. You are not going to find anyone who uses a torque wrench to fix it any tire shop. Most installs are done without it.


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Also, whats this headlamp bulb upgrade?
BMW Performance H7 Light Bulbs
Part number : 63212239799
Note the X1 has 4 lightbulbs the inner bulbs are the high beam bulbs.
The BMW bulbs are just re-branded Philips extreme vision or Osram Night breakers bulbs, they are approx 5,000 rs for a pair of bulbs from bmw.

i have replaced my bulbs with Osram night breaker bulbs ( H7 55 watt bulbs ) a pair of bulbs cost 1,600. Exact same wattage as the original bulb.been about a year no issues.

Definitely the light throw is better and the light is a bit less yellow. If you decide to replace them with Philips or Osram most likely the service center is going to refuse to change them for you. Bulbs on the front Left side can be easy replaced by removing the headlamp cover , but the ones on the right require the black box for the engine air intake made of plastic to be removed by removing 3 screws before the bulb can be accessed. it cannot be accessed neither from the panel inside the wheel wheel. if you decide to do it you can also replace the parking lamp bulb to to osram halogen white bulbs don't try to replace the T10 bulbs to LEDS as the lower power draw gives an error as a fused bulb in the display MID.Have attached a pic i had taken before and after install of the parking bulbs.
For what its worth it was absolutely worth the trouble i went through to get them replaced.
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Hi Abhishek: Thanks for the update.
I am looking out for the compressor solution but I want to see a few before I buy online.
I dont want to tinker with the OEM settings including lights as they seem fine as of now.

I have completed my ownership thread on the assembly line and waiting for it to be released by the mods.
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Ownership thread has been released and link is as below:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...y-my-home.html (BMW X1 sDrive20D - Joy for my Home)

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Hi Abhishek: Thanks for the update.
I am looking out for the compressor solution but I want to see a few before I buy online.
I dont want to tinker with the OEM settings including lights as they seem fine as of now.

I have completed my ownership thread on the assembly line and waiting for it to be released by the mods.
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Dear BHPians,

A friend of mine is town between the 2 choices he has

Demo Car

Model : 2013
Trim : Sportsline
Asking price : 34
Odometer : 7.5k

NOTE : This is apparently a demo car and my friend would become the first owner after registration

Pre Owned

Model : 2013
Trim : Luxury Plus
Asking price : 36
Odometer : 7.5k

My friend is keen on the demo car as he is the first owner but if financing for pre-owned at attractive interest rates can be arranged by Navnit I feel Pre-Owned is a better choice

BHPians pls. provide your valuable inputs

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A friend of mine is town between the 2 choices he has
Would totally recommend against buying either of the 2 cars. Look at the other thread by member Adi. BMW 3 series sportsline is almost available at 37L OTR after the discounts. Why would anyone shell out 34 L for a used car. Demo cars are also a strict no for me specially when I am spending so much. Go for a new car!
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Would totally recommend against buying either of the 2 cars. Look at the other thread by member Adi. BMW 3 series sportsline is almost available at 37L OTR after the discounts. Why would anyone shell out 34 L for a used car. Demo cars are also a strict no for me specially when I am spending so much. Go for a new car!
Hi Mohit - A new 3 Sportsline OTR in Bangalore is around 44 L. Yes Bangalore is obscenely expensive when it comes to cars

Pls. account for the same
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Hi Mohit - A new 3 Sportsline OTR in Bangalore is around 44 L. Yes Bangalore is obscenely expensive when it comes to cars

Pls. account for the same

Absolutely ridiculous. In that case go for the pre owned car. I would stay away from the Demo car done 7k kms. Each one of those 7k kms would be while a person was treating the car as a toy and abusing it in the name of TD. Even if it means your friend will be first owner, I will not recommend this at all.

How much is the base 3 costing in Bangalore? Even the baseline is fairly well kitted. Do give it a thought too.
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Do remember the Luxury Plus will have the full iDrive with Navigation, and a hard drive, etc. I would stay away from the demo car since it is likely to have been abused.
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Absolutely ridiculous. In that case go for the pre owned car. I would stay away from the Demo car done 7k kms. Each one of those 7k kms would be while a person was treating the car as a toy and abusing it in the name of TD. Even if it means your friend will be first owner, I will not recommend this at all.

How much is the base 3 costing in Bangalore? Even the baseline is fairly well kitted. Do give it a thought too.
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Do remember the Luxury Plus will have the full iDrive with Navigation, and a hard drive, etc. I would stay away from the demo car since it is likely to have been abused.
Thanks @drmohitg and akshay1234

Given that the OTR of 3 Sportsline in Bangalore is 44 L is there a scope or room for negotiation on the pre-owned luxury plus

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Thanks @drmohitg and akshay1234

Given that the OTR of 3 Sportsline in Bangalore is 44 L is there a scope or room for negotiation on the pre-owned luxury plus

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I think something around 32-33 would be the right price if the condition of the Luxury plus is great.
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Seven thousand five hundred kilometers. Let that sink in for a second; seven thousand five hundred kilometers of harsh driving, excessive braking and innumerous middle-aged arses (seat itself might be creaky now :P ) So if the whole first owner thing means that much to your friend, then fine. Otherwise I'd suggest going for the used luxury plus model which is anyway better equipped and ought to have been less abused. Ask for around 34

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