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Post by Invisiblename » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:17 pm

I'm not getting at you for having a different opinion, and yes, I did miss the point you made that you're aware of the digital display (I take it you're also aware that the digital display is standard not optional in the M135i?)
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Post by Weiman » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:05 pm

For reference, this is the standard A class dash. Aren't those big black voids nice! And who needs speed and tacho at the same time? ;)
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Post by mtechtone » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:17 pm

Weiman wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:05 pm
For reference, this is the standard A class dash. Aren't those big black voids nice! And who needs speed and tacho at the same time? ;)

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Yea I had noticed upon googling the standard A-class display, does actually look quite small.

As said, LCI2 is the sweet spot for me.
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Post by mtechtone » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:30 pm

Invisiblename wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:17 pm
I'm not getting at you for having a different opinion, and yes, I did miss the point you made that you're aware of the digital display (I take it you're also aware that the digital display is standard not optional in the M135i?)
Hmm, might’ve guessed that sort of thing would be standard on the M135i, but didn’t know for sure.
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Post by Pubbie » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:39 pm

The analogue display is a lot easier to read than the Mercedes Internet homepage of a dashboard. This of course has been BMW's thing for many many decades now. They look rather characterless to my eyes, being critical, a bit like a VW or Seat binnacle. But they are at least very clear, which may be a point lost on the "black mirror" generation.

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Post by Weiman » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:53 pm

mtechtone wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:17 pm
As said, LCI2 is the sweet spot for me.
I think the F40 is not too different from the LCI2 actually. It looks better in photos (which are hard to find since all press cars are fully speced!) than in the render I posted earlier. The main difference is the LCD screen and how it's integrated.
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Invisiblename wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:17 pm
I'm not getting at you for having a different opinion, and yes, I did miss the point you made that you're aware of the digital display (I take it you're also aware that the digital display is standard not optional in the M135i?)
Differs between markets though. It is optional in Germany and Sweden, for example.
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Post by SamM140 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:50 am

Weiman wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:53 pm
mtechtone wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:17 pm
As said, LCI2 is the sweet spot for me.
I think the F40 is not too different from the LCI2 actually. It looks better in photos (which are hard to find since all press cars are fully speced!) than in the render I posted earlier. The main difference is the LCD screen and how it's integrated.

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Invisiblename wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:17 pm
I'm not getting at you for having a different opinion, and yes, I did miss the point you made that you're aware of the digital display (I take it you're also aware that the digital display is standard not optional in the M135i?)
Differs between markets though. It is optional in Germany and Sweden, for example.
That looks much better, closer to the LCI2 dials.

I’m not a fan of the BMW digital dash; I don’t see why they had to make the dials a silly shape. I think the Audi version is better / cleaner (although it wasn’t enough to convince me to buy a Golf R over my 140).

The Merc dash does give some wow factor initially but talking to a friend who’s wife has one, it’s actually quite distracting to live with, especially at night. He says that they got sucked into the hype in the showroom but in reality it gives too much info that’s in your face a bit.
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Post by Gary_LB » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:36 am

I was starting to think I was the only person on the planet who dislikes the A Class dash so good to see I’m not alone

In the YouTube videos when it’s being reviewed all I can see is the reflection of the person filming so god knows what it’s like to read in direct sunlight and I imagine distracting at night

I actually found the VC in my S4 distracting at night and there didn’t seem to be a way of adjusting the brightness. Rarely is there negative feedback on Audi’s VC was bough so maybe that was just me!

It’s good to see an oil temp gauge on both the standard and digital versions of the new 1 series dash
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Post by SamM140 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:39 pm

Gary_LB wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:36 am
I was starting to think I was the only person on the planet who dislikes the A Class dash so good to see I’m not alone

In the YouTube videos when it’s being reviewed all I can see is the reflection of the person filming so god knows what it’s like to read in direct sunlight and I imagine distracting at night

I actually found the VC in my S4 distracting at night and there didn’t seem to be a way of adjusting the brightness. Rarely is there negative feedback on Audi’s VC was bough so maybe that was just me!

It’s good to see an oil temp gauge on both the standard and digital versions of the new 1 series dash
I think stuff like the Merc screens look fab when you’re in a showroom / first get in it just because they’re so radical different to most other things. I also think they’ll be quite distracting at night, which is echoed by my friend’s experience having lived with one for a while.
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Re: Analogue instruments pic.

Post by Invisiblename » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:05 pm

Gary_LB wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:36 am
It’s good to see an oil temp gauge on both the standard and digital versions of the new 1 series dash
Are you sure it's am oil temp gauge? I thought the symbol suggested it was coolant temp? Happy to be proven wrong :)
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Re: Analogue instruments pic.

Post by Gary_LB » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:35 pm

Invisiblename wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:05 pm
Gary_LB wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:36 am
It’s good to see an oil temp gauge on both the standard and digital versions of the new 1 series dash
Are you sure it's am oil temp gauge? I thought the symbol suggested it was coolant temp? Happy to be proven wrong :)
Yeah looks like you are correct mate. I only glanced quickly

Still an improvement vs today anyhow
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Re: Analogue instruments pic.

Post by MaxM140i » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:57 pm

Weiman wrote:
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Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:29 pm
They look absolutely terrible; really nasty.
That's a strong sentiment. What is so bad in your opinion?
Kinda looks like the dash out of a Hyundai i20 me to - just less blue :lol:

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