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      12-05-2010, 03:15 PM   #1
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Servotronic

Dear All,
By mistake, didnīt order Servotronic, didnīt notice that it wasnīt standard in Spain (no comments requested...). In any, case would not recommend anyone to go for this vehicle without Servotronic, in particular manouvering at low speed is really heavy, and surely not for women at least
Has anyone chosen it without Servotronic and then had it installed afterwards? Would assume that this is very costly or not even possible...
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      12-06-2010, 07:25 AM   #2
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I feel sorry for you... When my X1 was at service I borrowed an X1 without Servotronic. I had to ask the dealer if there was something wrong with the steering, but I was told that the heavy steering was because of no Servotronic. Dont know if it is electric or hydralic steering in the X1. If it is electric, it may be possible to upgrade???
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      12-06-2010, 09:00 AM   #3
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I feel sorry for you... When my X1 was at service I borrowed an X1 without Servotronic. I had to ask the dealer if there was something wrong with the steering, but I was told that the heavy steering was because of no Servotronic. Dont know if it is electric or hydralic steering in the X1. If it is electric, it may be possible to upgrade???
It is hydraulic, and is not possible to upgrade after sales according to factory offering...
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      12-07-2010, 11:38 AM   #4
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Hi,

Servotronic is not standard in Turkey, as well.
My X1 is without servotronic and I did not add it in my order on purpose.
I have not been very happy with servotronic's feeling in my Z4 and beacuse of this I preferred to not have it in X1.
Servotronic can be very helpful in low-speed driving and parking maneuvers. However, it's not offering enough fun, responsiveness and (for me even safety) in high speeds. On the other hand, non-servo steering is light enough if you get used to.

Viking:
Anyway, if you are not convinced, I believe that you can retrofit a servotronic kit. I know that there are several old BMW's retroffited with aftermarket servo kits in Turkey. Besides you don't have to stick BMW's original servotronic kit. There are different options.
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      12-07-2010, 02:47 PM   #5
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Thanks for the answers, probably right that itīs that it to some extent is a matter of taste - must say that Servotronic and non-servotronic are two extremes, one is really light, the other one quite heavy. Done a lot of non-urban kilomtres these past days, and here you really leave the "low-speed problem" behind. Great car by the way, room for improvement would be 8-shift instead of 6-shift automatic.
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      12-08-2010, 03:52 AM   #6
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There are also some German X1 drivers who didn't order Servotrinc. I was lucky to that my testcar didn't have it too, so I could make the right decission to order Servotronic. Also my dealer gave me the advice to do.
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      12-08-2010, 05:19 AM   #7
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Servotronic is not an option for the sdrive 1.8i. It cant be added. I have to live with that and be more muscular!
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      12-08-2010, 08:57 AM   #8
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Servotronic is not an option for the sdrive 1.8i. It cant be added. I have to live with that and be more muscular!
I'm ordering an sDrive18i soon! How's yours? Fuel consumption?
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      12-08-2010, 10:07 AM   #9
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Although question is off-topic, I will receive mine within next week. Fuel concumption on the 1.8i sdrive of one of my friend's is 10.6 urban.
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      12-08-2010, 10:26 AM   #10
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Thanks Dimitris, that's not bad at all.
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      12-13-2010, 03:30 AM   #11
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Servotronic is not an option for the sdrive 1.8i. It cant be added. I have to live with that and be more muscular!

Its true. Im waiting for sdrive18d and i was told that servotronic option is not available for Sdrives at all. Its pity and my wife has to live with it .
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