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      05-10-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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Adaptive Cruise & park assistant

Anyone know anything about availability (or not) of adaptive cruise? I don't see it mentioned in the ordering guide as standard or optional.... Figured out the lack of park assist due to hydraulic rack...

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      05-10-2012, 09:06 PM   #2
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active cruise not offered. They're using the buttons for the M-drive
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      05-11-2012, 07:57 AM   #3
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active cruise not offered. They're using the buttons for the M-drive
Oh, well that's certainly a trade-off I'm willing to make...
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      05-11-2012, 06:46 PM   #4
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How about plain jane cruise control?

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      05-12-2012, 06:42 PM   #5
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Active Cruise wasn't available on the M3 even though base models had it, I presumed because that fisheye radar obstructed too much airflow on the M3. M5 might have the same issue?

Regular cruise is standard.
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active cruise not offered. They're using the buttons for the M-drive

what about this?



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what about this?
That's off a regular 5-series. Active cruise not offered (as of now) on the M5.
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That's off a regular 5-series. Active cruise not offered (as of now) on the M5.
really? why would they have it on the reglar 5 series but not on the top of the line (m5)?

it also would have been a good safety feature - the adaptive braking, to avoid a rear end collision, in city traffic
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I think it may be because they don't think it fits the profile of the M5 - active driver vs, driving on cruise control.

I for example never use cruise control ever.
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I think it may be because they don't think it fits the profile of the M5 - active driver vs, driving on cruise control.

I for example never use cruise control ever.
but cruise control is standard anyway, so ...
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My work requires driving on a 2 lane interstate quiet often for a few hours at a time. Sometimes it's nice to relax and let the automatic cruise control take over on these trips. One of my family members has this in their E550 and I truly wish the M5 had this an option. Oh well, can't have it all...
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My work requires driving on a 2 lane interstate quiet often for a few hours at a time. Sometimes it's nice to relax and let the automatic cruise control take over on these trips. One of my family members has this in their E550 and I truly wish the M5 had this an option. Oh well, can't have it all...
I have Active Cruise with Stop & Go on my 535xiT and it's the single best option available imho; in city traffic it's a godsend. So I wish the M5 had it too; but can't have everything. Although the E63 has Distronic Plus as an option...
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I have Active Cruise with Stop & Go on my 535xiT and it's the single best option available imho; in city traffic it's a godsend. So I wish the M5 had it too; but can't have everything. Although the E63 has Distronic Plus as an option...
i wonder if active cruise/active braking could be added later?
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I am disappointed this option is not available on the M5, has me thinking Audi or Mercedes since they do offer it.
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      10-04-2013, 05:07 AM   #15
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I was where you guys are with thinking it was a step down to not have my laser cruise control when I switch from my previous car (Infiniti M45) to the '13 M5. I missed it for about the first month and now (just over a year into M5 ownership), I don't think anything about not having it.

[And I do quite a few long hauls where typical cruise control is used. 26 mile 1-way commute and lots of road trips. I'm at just over 19k for year 1 with the M5.]

Hope this feedback helps or is reassuring.
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