BMW 1-Series Forum (F20) 135i - 1Addicts.com > Second Generation 1 Series Forum > 2012 BMW 1-Series Sporthatch (F20) Discussion > About to order my first BMW!
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-22-2013, 01:09 PM   #1
bimmerdmaa
New Member
Norway
0
Rep
7
Posts

Drives: 2014 116i M-Sport
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Oslo, Norway

iTrader: (0)

About to order my first BMW!

I am in the decision process of ordering my first BMW This has been a dream for me for a long time and it's fantastic finally being able to buy my dreamcar.

The car in question is a 2014 F20 116i M-sport, and I'm more or less finished to decide what spec I will go for.

However, I have a question about High-Beam assistance. Is it worth it? Does it work well? If someone have selected this option it would be great to read some experiences
Appreciate 0
      10-22-2013, 01:42 PM   #2
ovekvam
Brigadier General
Norway
203
Rep
3,149
Posts

Drives: F20 LCI 118i M-Sport B38
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bryne, Norway

iTrader: (0)

Our F20 116i M-Sport has high beam assistance and Xenon lights that turn with the front wheels. My wife likes the high beam assistance, and I think it is okay. It is surprisingly well implemented, but I generally like to have full manual control of most things. I use it now and then.

The high beams are either on or off, nothing in between, unlike the expensive system on the F30.
Appreciate 0
      10-23-2013, 06:04 AM   #3
Ronnyjoz
Private
United Kingdom
1
Rep
53
Posts

Drives: 125d M Sport, Estoril Blue
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Portsmouth

iTrader: (0)

The key word here is "assistance". It isn't designed to take the place of a human driver and you will occasionally find yoursef having to manually dip the beams. It is nice, however, knowing that nine times out of ten it will beat you to it, and you're far less likely to dazzle people because you forgot your high beams were on.

The other thing I like is that whenever High beam is on, the lights tilt slightly to the left (in the UK) to avoid dazzling oncoming vehicles. Very often people will flash you simply because you have your full-beams on, regardless of whether or not you're actually dazzling them.
Appreciate 0
      10-23-2013, 06:16 AM   #4
ovekvam
Brigadier General
Norway
203
Rep
3,149
Posts

Drives: F20 LCI 118i M-Sport B38
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bryne, Norway

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronnyjoz View Post
The other thing I like is that whenever High beam is on, the lights tilt slightly to the left (in the UK) to avoid dazzling oncoming vehicles. Very often people will flash you simply because you have your full-beams on, regardless of whether or not you're actually dazzling them.
In my Norwegian F20, the high beams seem to have a symmetric pattern lighting up the whole road and both sides of it. The low beam is however biased to the right side of the road with an asymmetric pattern.
Appreciate 0
      10-23-2013, 10:51 AM   #5
bimmerdmaa
New Member
Norway
0
Rep
7
Posts

Drives: 2014 116i M-Sport
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Oslo, Norway

iTrader: (0)

Thank you for sharing your experiences. I may choose High Beam assistance instead of Concierge Services as I originally had selected. Since I'm not going to have Navi Proffesional, I have found out that it's not going to be very useful.
I think I will have much more use for the H B assistance
Appreciate 0
      10-25-2013, 10:12 AM   #6
Vocko
New Member
Slovenia
0
Rep
5
Posts

Drives: F20 116d M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Slovenia

iTrader: (0)

Congrats on your order, I also just purchased my first BMW, a 116d M-sport, Estoril Blau.
I'm getting it on Tuesday and I can't wait!!!
Appreciate 0
      10-28-2013, 06:16 AM   #7
creepy coupe
Lieutenant General
creepy coupe's Avatar
1786
Rep
13,034
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: UK

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2015 BMW 435d  [0.00]
2009 335i  [0.00]
I have adaptive headlight which comes with HBA. While the adaptive headlights are awesome I think HBA is a waste of time. Mine are about 0.5 second too late in dipping IMO. But at least you can leave them switched off.
__________________
--------------------------------------------------------------
Current car.M240i.
Previous.MINI JCW. E92 325i. 435d M235i.M135i. 635d Coupe, E92 M3 manual, E92 M3 DCT Competition Pack. E92 335i, Porsche Cayman S Gen2, 135i Coupe. E92 320d, MK5 R32. MK5 Golf GTi,MK5 Golf GT-TDI,E46 318Ci.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
116i, 2014, bmw, f20, m-sport

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:10 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST