Driver Awareness Package, includes Safety Alert Seat, (UEU) Forward Collision Alert, (UFL) Lane Departure Warning, (CE1) Rainsense wipers, and (AYF) rear thorax air bags
The 2.0 and 3.6 offer this on Performance and Premium:
Driver Assist Package, includes all (Y65) Driver Awareness Package content plus (KSG) adaptive cruise control, (UGN) automatic collision preparation, (J77) electronic parking brake, (UVZ) Front and Rear Automatic Braking, (UFT) Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and (UV6) full-color Head-Up Display
I imagine the safety bits will work their way down in the future.
The 3.0 V-6 would do well in a car as light as the ATS, fuel economy gap would grow bigger as torque would be less of an issue.
However as things stands the 3.0 has a bad rep. now so its going away.
They've spent a lot of money developing hybrid drivetrains that don't sell or spread to many models. Eassist seems like the best of them, yet it's only on one engine still.
I think they've discovered enough wiggle room and fudge factors in the new CAFE calculations that hybrids just aren't a priority--if they can sell more Voltec cars.
less low end torque than the 2.0T
Is it significantly smoother than the 2.5 in normal driving--not maniacal journalist driving?
Haven't driven either, but I doubt it.
Best use for the 3.0: half a 6.0 V12
I'm beginning to think the reverse/volume issue could be the Safety Nanny at work. GM didn't fire all their liability lawyers during Bankruptcy.
I wonder if they tried the steering wheel buttons or voice control while reversing or just the center stack buttons.
Has anyone heard why the Performance models have a fixed rear seat? Luxury and Premium have split folding. I don't get it.
Last edited by ral1960; 01-25-2013 at 11:08 PM.
By the way - smooth, lusty, eager engines make you want to kiss the rev limiter every day. It's one of those things that make people fall in love with their cars.
Pony Car: an affordable, compact, highly styled car with a sporty or performance-oriented image and an available V8.
Also, the F30 3-Series is among the best in its segment for rear seat room and trunk space, so that's probably why those attributes never bothered reviewers.
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