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      11-11-2018, 12:05 AM   #1
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Best quotes from the owner's manual

There's something about the way BMW Owner's Manuals are written, isn't there?

They're detailed -- but really hard to read. The way things are described is very Germanic: facts are stated in a forced but oddly low-fidelity way. Sometimes I have to read and re-read a sentence several times to make sense of it. And it's not just that the manual was probably translated from German. It's that the English syntax and grammar are perfect but stilted.

So, I thought it might be fun to start a thread with pull quotes from the G01 Owner's Manual that are good examples of this.

I'll start. Here's a gem from the "concept" paragraph of the "Consumption Display" section of the 2019 G01 manual.

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The current fuel consumption displays the current consumption of fuel.
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MY18 X3 30i:
Produced: 2018-03-15; Delivered: 2018-03-29
MY19 X3 M40i:
Produced: 2018-08-15; Delivered 2018-08-22
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      11-11-2018, 02:17 AM   #2
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I agree, except I don't find the manual detailed enough. But it might suit the general public ok.
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