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Old 13th January 2018, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default Any reason why I shouldn't buy a 2014?

Have seen a 2014 M4 that I like.
From reading on here, it looks like I can get the software upgraded to 2017 levels and its pretty much the same car, including suspension damping and diff / traction control settings?
I think I read a post of Alpina's saying that if you want to go with Comp Pack damper coding, you need a post 7/15 car - but then you need to go with comp pack springs as they have different spring weights etc (so probably not something I'd do).
Anything else to keep in mind?
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Old 13th January 2018, 07:17 PM   #2
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No as long as its the right money
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Old 13th January 2018, 07:22 PM   #3
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I bought a new 14 plate when they were launched, had no problems with the drive and tbh don't notice any difference to my 65 plate
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Old 13th January 2018, 07:23 PM   #4
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Old 13th January 2018, 07:34 PM   #5
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Nope, only thing you’re missing of course is warranty. But if the price is right, go for it. My previous car was a 64 plate F83.
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Old 13th January 2018, 07:36 PM   #6
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Mine is a 64 plate and I had the software updated by BMW 2 months ago. I could of bought a 2015 or 16 at the time but was more interested in getting the right car for me as in the options,colour and mileage. Getting the update done has improved the drive but it doesnít have the savage torque from the off anymore.

No regrets buying an early model.
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Old 13th January 2018, 07:42 PM   #7
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Thanks guys.

If it helps, have seen posts from Alpina527 where he can retro-programme 2014 engine software on cars updated to 2017 for the full fat unrestricted torque in lower 3 gears.
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Old 13th January 2018, 08:10 PM   #8
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This is a question Iím interested in the answer to.

Iím still looking at F80ís but donít fancy paying out to lease with an unrealistic (for my circumstances) balloon payment at the end.

As minor as this would be when it comes to deciding whether to buy a non comp car, can the pops and crackles be programmed in?

I did notice the lack of torque when I test drove a comp pack car. I expected a bit more urgency lower down. I take it a standard car has the punch low down?
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Old 13th January 2018, 08:14 PM   #9
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Makes no odds what year it is and it's like all this comp pack nonsense as jay said there's no real difference
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Makes no odds what year it is and it's like all this comp pack nonsense as jay said there's no real difference
Apart from those burbles

I must say this car is epic. Finally had a dry Saturday, so washed and then driven.....hard.

Fantastic car and handles like a dream, I have more confidence when pushing to the floor and it just feels so composed.....but for some reason it's much worse on fuel. £45 it's had off me today.

I still wouldn't let CP be a deal breaker but it's definitely a bonus
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Old 13th January 2018, 08:42 PM   #11
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Been pissing down here all day and Iíve got loads to do really frustrating
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Old 13th January 2018, 09:28 PM   #12
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Apart from those burbles

I must say this car is epic. Finally had a dry Saturday, so washed and then driven.....hard.

Fantastic car and handles like a dream, I have more confidence when pushing to the floor and it just feels so composed.....but for some reason it's much worse on fuel. £45 it's had off me today.

I still wouldn't let CP be a deal breaker but it's definitely a bonus
Can you come and wash mine please it's hanging?

I get 300-350 miles to a full tank
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Old 13th January 2018, 09:36 PM   #13
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Have seen a 2014 M4 that I like.
From reading on here, it looks like I can get the software upgraded to 2017 levels and its pretty much the same car, including suspension damping and diff / traction control settings?
I think I read a post of Alpina's saying that if you want to go with Comp Pack damper coding, you need a post 7/15 car - but then you need to go with comp pack springs as they have different spring weights etc (so probably not something I'd do).
Anything else to keep in mind?
Thoughts appreciated.
No reason at all not to go for 2014 models. It's what i would do if looking for a f82 as the have dropped below 30k now so bargains to be had Happydays
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Old 13th January 2018, 09:56 PM   #14
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Can you come and wash mine please it's hanging?

I get 300-350 miles to a full tank
Thats great going...think I have had 350 once or twice...average is about 280
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Old 13th January 2018, 09:59 PM   #15
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Reading from other posts i guess ive been lucky with mine.
No rattles or faults,
High spec and always oem parts/mods (apart from my canards )
shes just done 30k on a 14 plate.
Some of the guys have said its above average, just out of initial warranty ive bought the extended comprehensive warranty for £85pm with £100 excess.
(Ive done 6k in 2yrs,)
Im 60 at my next birthday and i bought this initially for my son but hes busy abroad but theres nothing out there that makes me want to move on so to speak.
I wish you good luck in your hunt for a good one
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Old 13th January 2018, 10:26 PM   #16
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No reason at all not to go for 2014 models. It's what i would do if looking for a f82 as the have dropped below 30k now so bargains to be had Happydays
Under 30k? Where at lol
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Old 13th January 2018, 10:50 PM   #17
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Under 30k? Where at lol
Exactly, itís going to be a bit ropey at that money!
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Old 14th January 2018, 01:10 AM   #18
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Thats great going...think I have had 350 once or twice...average is about 280
I do a fair bit of 70mph on motorway to be fair
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Best value car you can buy for early 30's IMO.
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Old 14th January 2018, 07:43 AM   #20
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Exactly, itís going to be a bit ropey at that money!

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