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Can any of you lucky owners tell me if the UK cars have the "active" cruise control as standard, I thought it was an extra when I put down my deposit but I can't find it on the UK BMW web site option list. Also is it any good ?
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Gustav the webmaster has an interview with one of the M program managers which has this quote in it.


"ACC (Active Cruise Control) is not an option and it would not fir the typical M driver. Also the sensor would take up alot of space (see the M Sport Package for the 5 series and if it has ACC it looks like a big hole in the spoiler.)"

The article is here http://www.m5board.com/articles.php?id=25, but seeing as it dates from Sept 04 maybe BMW have changed their mind.

I checked my Brochures and spec sheets and its not listed anywhere for a Model Year 05 car.

perhaps if you send Gustav a PM he might know the story /
 

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Hogie said:
Can any of you lucky owners tell me if the UK cars have the "active" cruise control as standard, I thought it was an extra when I put down my deposit but I can't find it on the UK BMW web site option list. Also is it any good ?
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Im going to order a Range Rover Sport at the weekend and when I went for a test drive yesterday I saw the ACC box on the front of the RR, I would not want that device anywhere on my M5, its huge!!!
 

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Why would you want it- I can't sit behind another car except when there is a speed camera ahead. As soon as passed the camera, hit power or M and floor it and you're past. The active control would never have anything to lock onto.



Hogie said:
I've re-checked the manual but can't find the bit about "active control"...maybe it was a dream, all this waiting can get to you.:eek:

Many thanks m5-black

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