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I was watching an American review of the MCS and noticed there's a boot release switch near the bonnet release handle on US cars.

Do the UK spec cars have this as well?
 

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No, is the simple answer. The boot is unlocked using the key and then has to be opened by hand. The Clubman very nicely opened the back door from the key. The release lever for the bonnet is down near the driver's floor/door and is one pull to unlock it and then a second pull to finally release the bonnet. You no longer have to fiddle under the front of the bonnet looking for that sometimes grubby bonnet release catch.
 

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Thanks Gemini
 

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Do you mean that in UK you don't have a button on your key to open the boot?

I wonder why they have such differences between regions. I would have expected it would be cheaper to make all car exactly the same versus saving a couple $ on an electronic boot lock.
 

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I think in the UK we have a button on the key, but in the US there's also a button near the bonnet release, for the boot.
 

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There are lots of differences between markets. I believe that North American cars get additional airbags and roll cage strengthening. Patch, do you have live tyre pressure readings? I've got a feeling that you may not but we do in the UK.....
 

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Also in the UK. if you have the "comfort access" option when you approach the boot with the remote in your pocket it unlocks so you just press the latch to open it, and it locks again when you leave it.
As far as I can tell anyway.


It is certainly independant of the front doors which remain locked until you press the little black button on the door handle.
 

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Regarding tire pressure, in Canada it is based on the anti-lock brakes computer. The computer measures the circumference of the tires and if there is one tire different than the others, that triggers an alarm.

In USA though, it works with TPMS valves that send the exact pressure measurements to the car through radio-frequencies.


There are lots of differences between markets. I believe that North American cars get additional airbags and roll cage strengthening. Patch, do you have live tyre pressure readings? I've got a feeling that you may not but we do in the UK.....
 

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Same in Canada. I have comfort access and it does exactly like what you said. I *think* there is also an option you can set to make it unlock the doors at the same time but I didn't activate it.

Funny, once I opened the latch too quickly and the alarm went off!

Also in the UK. if you have the "comfort access" option when you approach the boot with the remote in your pocket it unlocks so you just press the latch to open it, and it locks again when you leave it.
As far as I can tell anyway.


It is certainly independant of the front doors which remain locked until you press the little black button on the door handle.
 

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You don't need to worry about keys with the F56 anyway....as long as they're in the car.
 
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Now that I have my car.....there's a couple of things I've noticed.

On the UK spec cars, you don't have the option of telling the car whether you want the boot release to just open the boot or unlock all the doors........now here comes the weird bit.

If my car is parked in the garage (locked) and I press the boot release button, then the boot releases, the doors remain locked and the mirrors remain folded.

If my car is parked outside and I press the boot release, ALL doors unlock, the boot releases and the mirrors unfold.

Why would it react differently when parked in the garage to the way it reacts when it's parked outside?
 

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(I think) My experience has been that it unlocks everything and opens the boot, but only after a long press. The boot didn't really pop up either, so not that useful...
 

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Yes. I have the boot release near the bonnet release (just above it). Canada. April build. Didn't notice it till I looked really carefully!
 

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Now that I have my car.....there's a couple of things I've noticed.

On the UK spec cars, you don't have the option of telling the car whether you want the boot release to just open the boot or unlock all the doors........now here comes the weird bit.

If my car is parked in the garage (locked) and I press the boot release button, then the boot releases, the doors remain locked and the mirrors remain folded.

If my car is parked outside and I press the boot release, ALL doors unlock, the boot releases and the mirrors unfold.

Why would it react differently when parked in the garage to the way it reacts when it's parked outside?
that is weird. presumably the garage is wide enough for the mirrors to unfold so it's not a proximity sensor thing? could it be due to whether it's dark or light? just wondering if the doors unlock if its daylight but don't if its dark?
 
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