Do a search on convertor progs for your PC which will convert Metric to
Imperial - as well as much else. There are many free ones. Can't give any
recommendations as I don't use a PC or a Mac.
Think Google can also do this.
Or something like any Haynes WS manual. They give the methods of
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I believe it is Metric or American Standard, not imperial.
The options on the button are KM or MLS, and the result is a display that
reads distance, speed, temp and consumption rates in metric form, or
American standard. Since there is no "imperial" temperature or distance, and
Miles Per Gallon is calcualted on a standard gallon, I do not think that
"imperial" is one of the mesaurement options.
The folks on the far side of the pond would argue that American Standard in
most cases is Imperial. After all, they came before you. They have a longer
history of measuring things like distance in miles.
You Americans make me laugh, you have such a small view of the world, you
think it's all in your backyard.
I am reminded about a similar situation a while ago. A citizen of the United
States of America was standing in a line in London, England, waiting to get
in to a theatre. There was much conversation happening, all about the
upcoming play. The lady turned to the obviously British person behind her
and said, "Can't you foreigners speak American like the rest of us?".
Well, an Imperial Gallon is different than a standard gallon, and America is
perhaps the largest market in the world that isn't metric, so it makes sense
that the options are metric or American Standard.
I, for one, do not pretend that the world is my backyard, but simple
marketing strategy says that any multinational company - BMW for example -
will cater to American interests if it intends to sell its products here. To
pretend that American interests are not important from a marketing
perspective is simply absurd.
None of which is relevant in the case in point, as the OBC in the E30 has 3
options. Metric, Imperial and 'merican.
To the original poster, look closely at the OBC unit. At the bottom left
corner is a small push button that you use a ball point pen to push.
Push the MPG button (assuming a US/UK face plate) and then press this little
push button with a pen. The display will scroll with each press, from L/100
(litres per 100 kilometres) to M/G (Imperial miles per gallon) to MPG (miles
per US gallon)
When you're at the setting you want, press any other button and you're
finished. You use the same push button to set the clock and date, in
conjunction with the 1000, 100, 10, 1 buttons.
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Or how about the older American lady, on an Eight European Countries in
Eight Days tour, remarked after another attempt to purchase a souvenir, "Why
they all just learn English. If it was good enough for Jesus, it should be
good enough for everyone."
UK-USA (Two countries separated by a common language)
The manual is in English.
The units are in the system prevailing in most of the world including
England, namely System Internaionale. However in deference to the NASA
scientists who crashed a half billion dollar satellite due to confusion over
the Imperial units they were using (hey is that the empire you LEFT in
1776?) BMW's have a little button to switch between the consistent system
and the "two firkin" system you may be used to...
OTOH I still have it show mpg....
A pound [sterling] is a pound [weight - originally of silver] is a [US]
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Hmm, how does that work outside of the UK where, for example, a gallon in
the US of A is not the size of a UK (imperial) gallon, since Americano pints
are somewhat smaller than imperial pints? Are your miles the same too? For a
country that gets it's units the wrong size, maybe a standard system like
metric would be the best, or maybe you could supersize the Metre?
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Oh, right. Then I won't make any silly comments about conquering the world
in Imperial measure...
Just for the record: strictly, GB is NOT aka the UK. GB is (the greater)
part of the UK.
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