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SANguru
01-10-2011, 02:34 PM
Dealer is PDI'ing the car right now so I will head back to pick it up in about 2 hours. Snapped some iphone pics for now. It's carbon black/oyster/anthracite wood. It came with the Michelin Primacy so will see how bad these tires really are..

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salamigs
01-10-2011, 02:46 PM
Beautiful. Are you missing the front bumper tow hook slot cover? Or is it something else in there?

DXK
01-10-2011, 02:54 PM
Beautiful automobile! Congrats. We both wanted ED, but hopefully, it will happen for us some other time. At least you have gotten the car sooner.

hts
01-10-2011, 02:55 PM
beautiful car--congrats!!

:thumbup:

SANguru
01-10-2011, 02:55 PM
Beautiful. Are you missing the front bumper tow hook slot cover? Or is it something else in there?

The pictures were snapped right after they pulled it off the truck. It's in the bag inside the car..

SANguru
01-10-2011, 02:57 PM
Beautiful automobile! Congrats. We both wanted ED, but hopefully, it will happen for us some other time. At least you have gotten the car sooner.

Thanks! Hope yours will be here soon! Talked to my dealer today about June euro delivery for a 1M so definitely looking forward to that! :)

vortexx
01-10-2011, 03:08 PM
Beautiful! Great color combo, Congratulations.

jimefam
01-10-2011, 03:23 PM
Awesome looking car. Mine is exactly the same inside and out so congratulations you have great taste.

markl53
01-10-2011, 03:36 PM
Very nice combo -- enjoy!

dimok
01-10-2011, 03:56 PM
Car looks beautiful! Congrats. Post some initial impressions

Gator550
01-10-2011, 04:41 PM
Looks great! Cool that you were there as they pulled it off the truck.

baben
01-10-2011, 05:10 PM
Awesome looking car. Mine is exactly the same inside and out so congratulations you have great taste.

Ditto with Jim on this one. Same as mine, great great taste :)

elchevere
01-10-2011, 05:47 PM
Congrats !!....she's a beauty....I ordered same exact car (minus chrome door handles). Best of luck.

pharding
01-10-2011, 05:53 PM
The F10 is absolutely stunning in Carbon Black with the M-Sport Package. My 2008 E60 was Carbon Black. I would have gotten that color again if it were available for June production. That is my favorite color. Now I have buyers remorse. I should have waited. Thanks a lot.

elchevere
01-10-2011, 05:56 PM
Pharding---shhhhhh....we don't want many more of these on the road....sshhhhhhm quiet please....shhhhhh--don't let the cat out of the bag....actually, I got turned on this combo first on the f10 website--there's a fella named Edwin from Europe who posted pics of this combo in which we used Schnitzer springs and lowered the suspension--real bitching looking car.

elchevere
01-10-2011, 05:58 PM
I also saw a 550 Jet Black with ventilated Oyster/Black that looked real nice as well this past weekend....I like this Oyster leather look--first saw it on a blue Z3 and that combination was stunning as well.

bmwarchitect
01-10-2011, 06:17 PM
Beautiful.

GHOST PROTOCOL
01-10-2011, 06:22 PM
Very nice ride. Enjoy! Did you get the dot?

SANguru
01-10-2011, 06:54 PM
Thanks guys.

CRMESQ - No dot on the NAV.

Just got home from picking up the car and I am happy to replace the 535i (BMW buyback) and glad the HPFP saga is over (4 and counting in 1 year)

Initial driving impressions are -

-lots of torque and super smooth compared to my previous E60 M5 and E60 535i. Best way to describe it is useable power around town.
-The steering is not bad at all and IAS is pretty decent. I drove an Audi A6 before making the decision with the 550i and the Audi's steering is sloppier. (and yes I do love Audi's too).
-In terms of adaptive drive - hate the car in comfort and normal mode. Sport is not bad and Sport+ is very much to my liking. It soaks up the bumps very well but is just right.
- I need to RTFM for office and connected drive. Couldn't get my blackberry messages going.
- the additional phone feature is very nice. It allows to you use multiple phones with the car and comes in handy.
- Fold down seat is a must especially if you have a baby seat. I don't see how it could fit without it like others have pointed out
- No grinding on the steering that I can hear or feel.

here are a couple more pics.

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highyo
01-10-2011, 07:10 PM
The m sport pack is worth every penny. Great lookimg car man enjoy

jimefam
01-10-2011, 07:35 PM
Damn I'm so jealous right now! It's cause it looks exactly like my car and I'm dying to get mine. Glad to hear you don't have the grind so far. I didn't make it out of the welt before it started so hopefully yours is a sign they finally got it fixed. Any plans for the car?

elchevere
01-10-2011, 07:54 PM
When I first saw the 5 series, my initial impression was that the darker colors did not pick up the hood lines; however, the more I looked at the car and as your pictures point out such is not the case...I also like how the front grill on your car seems to stand out--not sure if it is because of the color or the M-wheels or both, but it is very sharp looking.

EvolutionTheory
01-10-2011, 08:00 PM
Beautiful car!

Could you expand on the possible issues with a child seat? What's that about fold down rear seats?

SANguru
01-10-2011, 08:26 PM
Beautiful car!

Could you expand on the possible issues with a child seat? What's that about fold down rear seats?

our baby seat bumps up against the headrest even when it's extended. taking off the headrest without folding down the seat is next to impossible.

markl53
01-10-2011, 08:26 PM
I also like how the front grill on your car seems to stand out--not sure if it is because of the color or the M-wheels or both, but it is very sharp looking.

550i's (M or not) have gray between the chrome slats instead of the black on the 535i. Maybe this is what you are noticing?

kaysid
01-10-2011, 08:40 PM
Great looking car. The Msport wheels contrast well against the carbon black. :thumbup:

brott
01-10-2011, 08:49 PM
Sweeeeeet car.....congrats!!!

Kar Don
01-10-2011, 08:59 PM
is that oyster dakota or nappa? Sweet looking car!!!

SANguru
01-10-2011, 09:11 PM
is that oyster dakota or nappa? Sweet looking car!!!

dakota

Kar Don
01-10-2011, 09:31 PM
dakota


I just saw some of your previous posts about your previous two cars having Nappa and wearing out extremely quickly. This is the exact reason I stuck with dakota but i LOVE the feel of the Nappa :(

o_steve
01-10-2011, 09:48 PM
WOW - very impressive. Best of luck with it!

salamigs
01-10-2011, 10:02 PM
Being able to get the headrests out from the back seat looked impossible to me too at first (I do not have fold down seats), and I gave up. Then I read somewhere that it is possible, and I tried it and it worked. You extend it all the way until it touches the ceiling, and then yank it forward, they come off gently.

And one more time, great looking car, enjoy!

SANguru
01-10-2011, 10:06 PM
I just saw some of your previous posts about your previous two cars having Nappa and wearing out extremely quickly. This is the exact reason I stuck with dakota but i LOVE the feel of the Nappa :(

I wouldn't say extremely quickly but more like handle with care and ingress-egress carefully.