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      11-16-2012, 06:46 PM   #36
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Drives: F20 125i MS, F48 XD25i
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Brisbane

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Originally Posted by BMW-RaceR View Post
You cannot see the bottom??
I complain about not seeing the top. I have that problem in the F20 when test driving. Noticed it first in the E87 1-series.
I also have it in the Mini. But not much of a problem, I have learned to live with it. I easily see where the RPM dial is pointing, but cannot see the top numbers. Driving speed which is the important thing I have in the center console and also in the middle of the RPM tach, so easy to see both. (I use the digital speed 80% of the time.)
I think F20 3-series are a better, but not perfect.
I like the driving position in the 1-series tough..

The 3er has a thinner steering wheel than the 1er M Sport so there is more visual space through it to see the dials.
I recently had a new 3er hire car in Cape Town. I an now even more happier that I bought the 1er. It is far superior in it drivability and I prefer the thicker wheel even if it obscures the dials a little. My theory is that when you are driving flat out you are not looking at your dials.