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TopDownInFL
10-11-2011, 05:18 AM
I thought we should start one so those looking to purchase can see color, wheel, interior, etc options.

Feel free to post any and all pics of the F12/13 here!

Below are two pics I took this morning at the dealership.

car-fan
10-11-2011, 05:59 AM
This is pretty similar to the F12/F13 color thread - no? Perhaps the mods will merge the two at some point.

XZLR8
10-11-2011, 06:28 AM
I'm a silver guy with only a few rare exceptions, but that dark red color is beautiful.

RocX6
10-12-2011, 03:00 PM
Picked up on July 11. I barely drive it with the top up, but I have to admit it looks much better that way! :thumbup:

XZLR8
10-12-2011, 03:28 PM
Love the pics, RocX6. Good to see my color/wheel combo!

RocX6
10-12-2011, 04:23 PM
Love the pics, RocX6. Good to see my color/wheel combo!

I saw your post on my first thread with pics about the wheels. I agree these are great looking wheels - I'd put them on any car! I remember ordering the car and asking the dealer which wheels were the standard ones bc bmwusa.com didn't show them yet. I honestly thought that these wheels would be the premium 20" ones. I was elated to learn they were the standard ones. I like the darker inset too. That's why I chose space gray cover ups on the bmw roundels to match. :thumbup:

XZLR8
10-12-2011, 06:18 PM
I saw your post on my first thread with pics about the wheels. I agree these are great looking wheels - I'd put them on any car! I remember ordering the car and asking the dealer which wheels were the standard ones bc bmwusa.com didn't show them yet. I honestly thought that these wheels would be the premium 20" ones. I was elated to learn they were the standard ones. I like the darker inset too. That's why I chose space gray cover ups on the bmw roundels to match. :thumbup:
Yeah, I can't remember the last time I ordered a "base" wheel, but these are my favorite on the new 6. Can't wait...

long time
10-16-2011, 07:59 AM
My new F12 down at the beach

alpine white / cinn / beige top
premium sound
heated front seats
20" wheels
integral active steering

Of course the dealer had the tires incorrectly inflated at 28lbs, should be 38 front and 42 rear. My last 3 bmw's were delivered to me with under inflated tires too, so much for attention to detail.

Sandlapper
10-16-2011, 11:19 AM
Mine came with 50 lbs in the front and 55 lbs in the rear tires. Must be hard to remember to check the tires when they go through the PDI routine. After all, it's only a safety issue.

GreyCoupe
11-15-2011, 07:14 AM
:>)

thom.one.two
12-07-2011, 10:28 PM
2012 M Sport with Bang System

thom.one.two
12-10-2011, 10:01 AM
I'm new to this forum. Just wondering, TopDownInFL, which one did you choose? F12 or F13?? Colors? Options? You can't go wrong either way.

TopDownInFL
12-10-2011, 04:45 PM
I'm new to this forum. Just wondering, TopDownInFL, which one did you choose? F12 or F13?? Colors? Options? You can't go wrong either way.

All in the signature. :)

JONNYCHIRO
12-24-2011, 05:33 PM
:>)

Is that Carbon Black? Man, It's gorgeous.
Mine should be here this week. Looks like yours: M package/Double spoke 20"s/Full LED.
Drool....

Thanks for posting. I can't get over how the blue/black varies depending on light conditions.
Absolutely beautiful!

GreyCoupe
12-24-2011, 06:04 PM
Mine's blue, but you are right it color shifts considerably. You will love your new car! congrats.

JONNYCHIRO
12-24-2011, 06:15 PM
I've not seen Blue 6 in person--it's beautiful!
Thanks! I need to stop looking at these forums 'till I drive it home.
I am losing my mind in anticipation.

unclebnz
12-25-2011, 12:31 PM
A few pics of my 650

thom.one.two
12-28-2011, 07:41 PM
Perfect day for a convertable today.

namja007
12-28-2011, 09:18 PM
Nice :thumbup:

Elias
12-30-2011, 06:15 AM
Heres some recent pics I took after having my car detailed, had it clay bar and waxed, enjoy the pics it was a nice sunny day couldn't resist.

svp66
12-30-2011, 07:25 AM
Abd some belated pictures of mine. Carbon black, M package, ceramic controls, grey poplar, black leather with black alcantara headliner, XDrive.Love the blue hue of the car in bright or artificial light...

JONNYCHIRO
12-30-2011, 08:59 AM
Absolutely love it. Carbon Black is sick!

XZLR8
12-30-2011, 02:03 PM
Loving all the pics, gentlemen.

(And feeling a bit guilty for not posting any pics of my own.)

southern6er22
12-30-2011, 03:15 PM
Y'all are killing me with these pics! My carbon black 650xi coupe has been in the paint shop for a week now (guess they shut down the production line for the holidays). Thanks for the pics while I (very impatiently) wait!

Elias
12-30-2011, 04:31 PM
Loving all the pics, gentlemen.

(And feeling a bit guilty for not posting any pics of my own.)

Come on now don't be selfish share your car with the rest of us we are waiting patiently! ;)

TopDownInFL
12-30-2011, 08:16 PM
Elias - wonderful color! My Monaco Blue '08 was the blue side of that Blue/Black color that your's seems to take the black side of. So amazing to look at!

Elias
12-31-2011, 06:25 AM
Elias - wonderful color! My Monaco Blue '08 was the blue side of that Blue/Black color that your's seems to take the black side of. So amazing to look at!

Yeah when I bought it I thought there might be too much blue tint but it doesn't seem that way, the black come through more in the pics than in person though.

TopDownInFL
12-31-2011, 06:26 AM
Yeah when I bought it I thought there might be too much blue tint but it doesn't seem that way, the black come through more in the pics than in person though.

So many of these beautiful colors makes me want one in every color!!!

XZLR8
12-31-2011, 10:56 PM
Come on now don't be selfish share your car with the rest of us we are waiting patiently! ;)
Every time I get it cleaned up and photo worthy, it rains. Without fail. Soon, though...

XZLR8
01-07-2012, 06:53 PM
It's just a quick cell phone picture, taken earlier this evening when walking out of a store [see signature picture below], but it's all I have right now. You can see the special-order Shadowline Trim, though (along with my 35% tint). I promise, one of these days, I will take some real pictures.

Elias
01-07-2012, 07:01 PM
It's just a quick cell phone picture, taken earlier this evening when walking out of a store [see signature picture below], but it's all I have right now. You can see the special-order Shadowline Trim, though (along with my 35% tint). I promise, one of these days, I will take some real pictures.

Well from the looks of it even though it was dark the car looks awesome love the shadowline trim goes great with these cars.

emomoh
01-30-2012, 08:42 PM
Anyway, for now, here she is in stock form:

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Happy in San Francisco!!!

XZLR8
01-30-2012, 08:46 PM
She's gorgeous, emomoh.

emomoh
01-30-2012, 08:49 PM
Thanks! Had her since early December and already put on 2k miles even though I live in the center of Sf and prior to this car drove about 2k miles/year. Lol. I'll need to ease up on the trips to Napa and up the coast on 1.

XZLR8
01-30-2012, 08:50 PM
They're made to drive, not sit in a garage, so enjoy!

southern6er22
01-30-2012, 08:58 PM
Great pics! Picking mine up tomorrow!

emomoh
01-30-2012, 10:56 PM
Bet you're excited! Congrats. :thumbup:

JONNYCHIRO
01-31-2012, 04:21 AM
Looks great emomoh!
'Cept for one other post (also poorly lit/no flash) I've not seen Silver Six here. I dig it.

The color variants really change up the car. I'm not normally into red ibut looks great on this year 6. Can't say I've seen a color I didn't really think looked great...

I used to live in SF/SF Bay Area-- you've got some of the best places to have a 6 in all the states!!!!! I miss that!!!!!!

ENJOY!!!!!

southern6er22
01-31-2012, 07:41 AM
The back looks especially awesome with the silver and red together.

TopDownInFL
01-31-2012, 09:43 AM
BEAUTIFUL RIDE!!! How do you get the buildings on your maps???

JONNYCHIRO
01-31-2012, 10:49 AM
BEAUTIFUL RIDE!!! How do you get the buildings on your maps???

They will show up if you're in a dense urban area.

emomoh
01-31-2012, 03:52 PM
They will show up if you're in a dense urban area.

True, but the GPS needs to be set to "Perspective View" as well. Look under "Map Views."

JONNYCHIRO
01-31-2012, 04:27 PM
Well yeah.

Wilassasin
02-11-2012, 03:09 PM
cmon man this has to be a sticky so that members can easily see this without having to find it.

Wilassasin
02-11-2012, 03:14 PM
Elias - wonderful color! My Monaco Blue '08 was the blue side of that Blue/Black color that your's seems to take the black side of. So amazing to look at!

Bro u have to post more pics your car looks amazing!

southern6er22
02-12-2012, 06:58 PM
Here are some pics of different convertible colors/configurations I saw at the Performance Center this weekend:

1. Carbon Black with Black Roof (M Sport and non-Full LEDs, I believe).

2. Mojave with Black Roof (non-M Sport + Full LEDs).

The test car I drove for my PCD was a Vermillion Red with Black Roof and Black Nappa interior + DAP + CWP + luxury Seats; no LEDs; not sure about IAS or ARS.

JONNYCHIRO
02-12-2012, 08:54 PM
Man the rotors on the carbon black vert look like complete garbage.

Itinj6
02-12-2012, 11:42 PM
Really not liking carbon black with the black roof. The two different shades of black are really way off. That's my opinion though. The black roof looks much better with black sapphire.

southern6er22
02-13-2012, 03:11 AM
I'm thinking that car was probably a PCD That has been sitting for a couple days. Couldn't keep straight the purpose of all of their lots. More new/fairly BMWs than I have seen in my entire life.

I think I'd probably go for black sapphire and skip the M Sport or, more likely, go a completely different color and get the M Sport. I don't think I could pass up the exhaust and M steering wheel now that I'm hooked. This weekend I really learned to appreciate the steering wheel compared to other Bimmers. There was a definite difference in feel between the non-M 650 convertible and my M coupe. The M Sport exhaust + convertible seems like too good of a combo if I wanted a convertible. Then I could fully appreciate the increasing size of my carbon footprint while in Sport mode :)

JONNYCHIRO
02-13-2012, 03:43 PM
Really not liking carbon black with the black roof. The two different shades of black are really way off. That's my opinion though. The black roof looks much better with black sapphire.

Well, you're a coupe man now brotha.

Itinj6
02-13-2012, 08:20 PM
Well, you're a coupe man now brotha.

Amen to that.

BTW, Southern, do you recall if that carbon black vert was a 640? The online configuror doesn't let you combine a 650 carbon black M-sport with convertible... But it does for the 640. Weird.

Edit- according to the pic, the rectangle exhaust indicates that it should be a 650... If you look closely

southern6er22
02-13-2012, 08:42 PM
I think those wheels are also exclusive to 650 M Sports. The 640 has a different 20" rim, I believe...

Wait, are you saying that BMW is publishing false information?!?!?!?! Especially regarding the 2012 6er?!?!

Their team really fell apart with getting their facts straight. I did, however, complain about the non-auto trunk, no soft-close, and no shadowline (especially the great expense aftermarket for something that should be included in a $4400 package) in my post-purchase survey where it asks about suggestions for BMW engineers. The dealer and sales team were great, I figured this was a good chance to voice some of these problems in a form that has a chance of being read by someone who might care - for half a second before it gets thrown into a stack with 100 other surveys lol.

Itinj6
02-13-2012, 10:45 PM
According to the website, you can configure those 20" wheels (373M) on a 640 but who the hell really knows, right lol. Not even BMW. But Carbon Black is not a color option at all for the 650 Vert. Interesting.

I really hope they read the survey. I mean, who knows what the consumer wants more than the consumer. I think it's safe to assume that the majority would like the Shadowline on their M-Sport, soft-close and auto trunk. That's old stuff for BMW. How they didn't add that to their new 83K+ 6er is beyond me.

mtuncy
03-08-2012, 03:19 PM
here is my 650i Xdrive Convertible, Carbon Black + M, Cinnamon Brown...

Itinj6
03-08-2012, 04:22 PM
here is my 650i Xdrive Convertible, Carbon Black + M, Cinnamon Brown...

Wow, that's one of the nicest Verts I've seen yet!!! Looks amazing with the Shadowline trim.

Where did you get the black grille from?

southern6er22
03-08-2012, 05:18 PM
Looks great! Congrats!

mtuncy
03-08-2012, 05:27 PM
Wow, that's one of the nicest Verts I've seen yet!!! Looks amazing with the Shadowline trim.

Where did you get the black grille from?

Thanks! I found another set of kidneys on ebay and have them plastidipped, I think it turned out great.

southern6er22
03-08-2012, 06:45 PM
Did you change out the brakes? I see the ///M logo on the front brakes in the 6th picture. Haven't seen those before.

mtuncy
03-08-2012, 07:15 PM
no, no changes on the brakes, mine came like that I have black calipers with silver M logos on the fronts, I thought it was just part of the M sport kit.

southern6er22
03-08-2012, 07:25 PM
Mine are plain gloss black without a logo or anything :(

I guess they changed that recently. Yours is the first (at least on a F12/F13) that I've seen with them. I recognized them as they look like the aftermarket/upgraded brakes for the new F30 as well as the new M6.

Just a bit jealous... haha

mtuncy
03-08-2012, 07:41 PM
Mine are plain gloss black without a logo or anything :(

I guess they changed that recently. Yours is the first (at least on a F12/F13) that I've seen with them. I recognized them as they look like the aftermarket/upgraded brakes for the new F30 as well as the new M6.

Just a bit jealous... haha

interesting... mine is not that new, came in mid-January, early/mid December production. It was a custom order, where I added the M kit last minute with a call to Germany... Don't be jealous, I don't' think there is anything M about them, I thought it's just for the looks ;) I'll take some close up photos tomorrow for us to compare.

southern6er22
03-08-2012, 07:54 PM
Very interesting. Mine went into production around the 20th of December, and I took delivery January 31st. It's weird that there is a difference, especially since our cars are basically identical (CB M Sport, xDrive, ARS, 373M wheels, etc.) other than yours being a convertible and having the cinnamon interior.

mtuncy
03-08-2012, 08:06 PM
I was actually thinking to get it removed/painted black, it just shines through the wheels. I actually even had the S0320 - "model designation deletion" option on my order. I like the lean & clean look lol!

JONNYCHIRO
03-08-2012, 08:11 PM
I was actually thinking to get it removed/painted black, it just shines through the wheels. I actually even had the S0320 - "model designation deletion" option on my order. I like the lean & clean look lol!

I like this guy.
Ride is sweet and sooo fine w. the Shadowline trim on the Vert.
Painted me grille too bud!:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

southern6er22
03-08-2012, 08:13 PM
Haha. I didn't even notice that until you mentioned it, but it looks great!

Itinj6
03-09-2012, 04:26 AM
Very nice ride indeed!!!

Plasti-Dip only comes in matte, right? I definitely want a black grille on mine like you and Jonny, but still deciding between gloss and black. I think I may go gloss to match the gloss black wheels (I plan on doing) and the stock gloss Shadowline trim.

Speaking of which, your Shadowline trim looks matte as well. Did you Plasti-Dip that too or am I seeing things?

Also, is that "model designation deletion" option a joke or are you serious? Lol. What else can they do when you custom order??? Just when I thought I did all my research...

I better stop looking for these things before I drive my sales manager crazy with last minute changes. Haha

mtuncy
03-09-2012, 07:57 AM
regular plastidip is matte but they recently came up with some new enhancers glossifier, metallizer etc., so you basically do the matte and then put couple of layers of glossifier to make it glossy black or metalizer to make it like gun metal (http://www.youtube.com/user/DipYourCarcom?feature=watch#p/a/u/2/2INDcL22Twk).

The shadow line trims are not plastidipped they are painted matte black because of the rest of the black trim pieces (i.e. underneath the mirror caps, windshield strip, folding top cover etc.) are matte I thought it'll blend in better.

I'm not joking about the model designation deletion, option 320 or S0320 - Modellschriftzug Entfang. I even pushed for soft-close doors - S0323 but they refused, I don't know if I was too late or because it was a U.S. spec car but I heard this years' models will have it as standard at some point. There is some interesting stuff too like S0XL1 (wood inlay for the steering wheel matching the interior wood trim). These don't show up on U.S. order form but they can always request it, it's up to Germany to say yay or nay. I'll find the list.

Itinj6
03-09-2012, 08:49 AM
regular plastidip is matte but they recently came up with some new enhancers glossifier, metallizer etc., so you basically do the matte and then put couple of layers of glossifier to make it glossy black or metalizer to make it like gun metal (http://www.youtube.com/user/DipYourCarcom?feature=watch#p/a/u/2/2INDcL22Twk).

The shadow line trims are not plastidipped they are painted matte black because of the rest of the black trim pieces (i.e. underneath the mirror caps, windshield strip, folding top cover etc.) are matte I thought it'll blend in better.

I'm not joking about the model designation deletion, option 320 or S0320 - Modellschriftzug Entfang. I even pushed for soft-close doors - S0323 but they refused, I don't know if I was too late or because it was a U.S. spec car but I heard this years' models will have it as standard at some point. There is some interesting stuff too like S0XL1 (wood inlay for the steering wheel matching the interior wood trim). These don't show up on U.S. order form but they can always request it, it's up to Germany to say yay or nay. I'll find the list.

Yes, I think the matte trim does look better on the convertible, especially with the folding top cover.

I wonder why they are so stingy with options that we should be able to have, considering other models have them. It's not like they have to fabricate something new. It's already there!

Also, nice touch on the black/white roundels

Thanks for the link!

southern6er22
03-09-2012, 10:44 AM
It seems like letting us pay for the extra options would just be extra cash in their pockets. Not quite sure how that works. If someone has a plausible explanation I'd love to know.

isildain
03-09-2012, 11:03 AM
here is my 650i Xdrive Convertible, Carbon Black + M, Cinnamon Brown...

That is a gorgeous car. Even my wife thinks it's sexy. I told her that I think you're driving mine.:D It looks almost exactly like what I ordered.

TopDownInFL
03-10-2012, 05:47 AM
The Shadowline trim on the vert boot is a definite improvement over the chrome. Nice choice!

JONNYCHIRO
03-10-2012, 06:28 AM
The Shadowline trim on the vert boot is a definite improvement over the chrome. Nice choice!

+1 matte looks good. Gloss would be cool to see too.

Tss650i
03-12-2012, 06:33 PM
2012 650i M sport
Alpine white/ cinnamon brown interior
Leather dash,H.U.D., premium sound, heated/ventilated seats
22" Vossen CV1 wheels
http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp30/gbarker80/157e2878.jpg

JONNYCHIRO
03-12-2012, 09:09 PM
22's oh no you did not!!!!
You did!

Big Pimpin Ride!

Like the rear flare of the wheel.

How the Hell does she handle?!

Thinking of blacking out the trim?

Jav@Vossen
03-19-2012, 08:14 PM
2012 650i M sport
Alpine white/ cinnamon brown interior
Leather dash,H.U.D., premium sound, heated/ventilated seats
22" Vossen CV1 wheels
http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp30/gbarker80/157e2878.jpg

:yikes::yikes::yikes:

Please contact us! Mike@vossenwheels.com

Car looks sensational with the 22" Vossen CV1s:thumbup:

thom.one.two
03-22-2012, 02:08 PM
Here are a few of the same shots from other threads, now just in one location.

TopDownInFL
03-22-2012, 03:51 PM
Such a pretty girl Thom.

unclebnz
03-22-2012, 06:24 PM
My baby. Picked her up back in Sept.

thom.one.two
03-22-2012, 06:49 PM
Such a pretty girl Thom.

Thanks. We have the same taste in cars. Lol

JONNYCHIRO
03-22-2012, 07:21 PM
Such a friggin gorgeous red!!!!

Tss650i
03-22-2012, 08:21 PM
22's oh no you did not!!!!
You did!

Big Pimpin Ride!

Like the rear flare of the wheel.

How the Hell does she handle?!

Thinking of blacking out the trim?

Thanks! I'm waiting on the lowering springs from AC Schintzer to get the proper stance. The ride is great, I originally thought the 22's would be too big but they fit well on the car. I am probably going to wrap the trim in a gloss black 3M. Vinyl, I own a shop in Miami that does custom vehicle wraps. I love this car I'm glad I went with this instead of the M3.

thom.one.two
03-22-2012, 10:17 PM
Where's the picture? What is car porn with no pictures/just words?

Itinj6
03-22-2012, 10:23 PM
Where's the picture? What is car porn with no pictures/just words?

Post #73 on page 4

I was wondering too until I figured it out lol

thom.one.two
03-22-2012, 10:33 PM
Thanks Itin. Yep, that's a beautiful car.

Question for coupe owners with cars other than black...Has anyone painted the roof of a coupe black to leave only the A and C pillars the color of the car? Just wondering what it would look like with the center of the roof between the drip edges if that was the same color as the sunroof?

Itinj6
03-23-2012, 12:21 AM
Thanks Itin. Yep, that's a beautiful car.

Question for coupe owners with cars other than black...Has anyone painted the roof of a coupe black to leave only the A and C pillars the color of the car? Just wondering what it would look like with the center of the roof between the drip edges if that was the same color as the sunroof?

No problem :)

That's exactly what I would do if I got white. But I wouldn't paint it. I would just vinyl wrap it. Much cheaper and removable.

Doesn't the MB E Coupe come stock like that?

southern6er22
03-23-2012, 12:36 AM
Doesn't the MB E Coupe come stock like that?

Yep. It has a panorama sun roof that goes pretty deep into the backseat, and the entire roof is black. I saw a white one yesterday. It really is a pretty good looking car from the outside... not a 6er, but pretty good for a dressed up C Class.

Tss650i
03-23-2012, 02:02 PM
Thanks Itin. Yep, that's a beautiful car.

Question for coupe owners with cars other than black...Has anyone painted the roof of a coupe black to leave only the A and C pillars the color of the car? Just wondering what it would look like with the center of the roof between the drip edges if that was the same color as the sunroof?

Here's another shot
http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp30/gbarker80/4875cd5b.jpg

I am also considering vinyl wrapping the roof in gloss black and a matte white wrap for the rest of the car.

thom.one.two
03-23-2012, 02:28 PM
The roof +1

JONNYCHIRO
03-23-2012, 03:20 PM
The roof +1

+1!

Couldn't agree w itnj. That's just wrong.

But since Thom seconded the motion.

Itinj6
03-23-2012, 05:07 PM
+1!

Couldn't agree w itnj. That's just wrong.

But since Thom seconded the motion.

Lol

Wilassasin
03-23-2012, 10:03 PM
My baby. Picked her up back in Sept.

Isn't that Bloomfield,BMW?

TopDownInFL
03-24-2012, 05:19 AM
+1!

Couldn't agree w itnj. That's just wrong.

But since Thom seconded the motion.

Hold on now... can Thom second a motion he started? Where the hell is a moderator when you need one!!! RULES people... WE NEED RULES!!! ;)

JONNYCHIRO
03-24-2012, 06:22 AM
Hold on now... can Thom second a motion he started? Where the hell is a moderator when you need one!!! RULES people... WE NEED RULES!!! ;)

Didn't Thom second Itinj's w a +1???

TopDownInFL
03-24-2012, 06:42 AM
Didn't Thom second Itinj's w a +1???

Yeah, but Thom started the idea and then second'd Itin:



Question for coupe owners with cars other than black...Has anyone painted the roof of a coupe black to leave only the A and C pillars the color of the car? Just wondering what it would look like with the center of the roof between the drip edges if that was the same color as the sunroof?

The roof +1

I think that's a breach of some rule somewhere - perhaps in an old episode of "Our Gang" or in "Lord of the Flies" or something...

JONNYCHIRO
03-24-2012, 06:59 AM
Oh, I guess I didn't read ALL.

Motion to +1 Thom's motion second by Thom.

All those in favor?

thom.one.two
03-24-2012, 08:30 AM
"Aye."

Itinj6
03-24-2012, 01:16 PM
Hold on hold on... That was my idea back in January... Just sayin'

southern6er22
03-24-2012, 01:25 PM
Matte finish is pretty awesome. In the words of Jeremy Clarkson, "it's about as cool as buying a pair of skinny jeans and then making an app about it." lol

thom.one.two
03-25-2012, 05:42 PM
While taking a ride today, I saw a first run, gen II 645. I thought I'd take a few pics for comparison...

TopDownInFL
03-25-2012, 05:54 PM
Such pretty girls.

southern6er22
03-25-2012, 06:01 PM
I thought I'd take a few pics for comparison...

Well that was a mean thing to do to the owner of the old 6er lol. The old one looks sad. The size difference is very apparent in these pics. Most comparisons I've seen have been separate pics of the two cars, so the scale was not the same. You read that they increased the length and width by a few inches each, but it really didn't seem like a noticeable amount - but these pics really show it.

Itinj6
03-25-2012, 07:42 PM
Well that was a mean thing to do to the owner of the old 6er lol. The old one looks sad. The size difference is very apparent in these pics. Most comparisons I've seen have been separate pics of the two cars, so the scale was not the same. You read that they increased the length and width by a few inches each, but it really didn't seem like a noticeable amount - but these pics really show it.

I agree... Separately, I could never really distinguish the size difference. But put them together and it is very noticeable

JONNYCHIRO
03-25-2012, 08:14 PM
old one looks sad.

True true that!!!!!

southern6er22
03-25-2012, 08:27 PM
I didn't have a problem with the old 6er until the new one came out. Maybe I just bought into the "ooooooo it's a 6 Series" of the car, but I didn't find it offensive. Now they've set the bar pretty damn high, and it's hard to believe that the two are related. The old one although not universally beautiful like the F12/F13, it was at least distinctive.

JONNYCHIRO
03-25-2012, 08:54 PM
I didn't have a problem with the old 6er until the new one came out. Maybe I just bought into the "ooooooo it's a 6 Series" of the car, but I didn't find it offensive. Now they've set the bar pretty damn high, and it's hard to believe that the two are related. The old one although not universally beautiful like the F12/F13, it was at least distinctive.

You are aware of our bias correct?

Owners of the older model may think they have a "universally beautiful 6."

They'd be wrong but that's another story.

JK

I agreed she looked sad cause sometimes (this being one) a model year gets an update that leaves the older model year looking like yesterday's news.

southern6er22
03-25-2012, 09:02 PM
I do not doubt my bias one bit***8230; just as I do not doubt that I'm absolutely correct.

thom.one.two
03-25-2012, 09:14 PM
Well, what strikes me is that one car is eight years old, and one is brand new. After eight years, that's still a very relevant car, and even still well ahead of the other cars that are much newer. Whether it is pretty or ugly, it was that way 8 years ago and hasn't changed at all, like when you see some cars and think, "What were we thinking back then."

I always thought the side was beautiful, and I still think it is. I never minded the Bangle Butt. The S-Class copied it. The Acura RL copied it.

The front always gave me grief. I never liked the headlight set up. The '08 update helped a tiny, tiny bit, but it was always the front that troubled me. The M6 always looked like a gorilla in the front, to me. But I tell ya, that was the best car that I have ever had. I literally never went to the shop, and it had a lot of technology for the day.

TopDownInFL
03-26-2012, 10:29 AM
After eight years, that's still a very relevant car, and even still well ahead of the other cars that are much newer.


So true.

southern6er22
03-26-2012, 11:37 AM
BMW has done a good job at keeping their cars relevant down the road. Definitely evolutionary design changes, but you have to go back a couple generations to look at Bimmer and think it looks dated. To most of us it's probably a lot easier to think a BMW looks old, but we pretty much study the designs of these cars and can pick up on LCI changes between the years.

southern6er22
03-26-2012, 06:06 PM
Took some pics today after I washed my car. It still takes me 5 minutes to force myself to walk away from it when I get out because I can't stop staring. Some of these pics with the sun setting emphasize that this car is God's gift to the world... I also needed some new screen savers for my computers and lock screen on my phone :)

thom.one.two
03-26-2012, 06:26 PM
Really nice pictures, man. She is squicky clean and beautiful.

southern6er22
03-26-2012, 06:40 PM
Thanks! I just wish I could keep it looking like that for more than a day and a half. It doesn't look bad after that, but the color doesn't look quite so jewel-like.

TopDownInFL
03-26-2012, 07:12 PM
That first pic is like a BMW commercial-quality photo. Makes me want one... oh wait. ;)

JONNYCHIRO
03-26-2012, 07:13 PM
If you all saw how dirty my ride is you'd revoke my membership.

southern6er22
03-26-2012, 07:25 PM
That first pic is like a BMW commercial-quality photo. Makes me want one... oh wait. ;)

I don't mean to sound arrogant, but that's what I was thinking lol. That pic was taken with an iPhone 4S, and I got lucky with the sunlight. Just thank the mad photo skillz I learned in intro to photography last semester - biggest waste of time lol.

southern6er22
03-26-2012, 07:27 PM
If you all saw how dirty my ride is you'd revoke my membership.

Haha. That's how I feel after a few days and the pollen begins to build up. I just know a little German man is going to come hunt me down, take away my keys, and kick me in the balls for such sacrilege lol.

JONNYCHIRO
03-26-2012, 07:33 PM
Yeah, I hear you.

I mean we've beat this to a few deaths but Carbon Black is crazy difficult to keep clean.

My last Bimmer/Jet Black was nothing
as bad as this...

It's silly.

XZLR8
03-26-2012, 07:34 PM
I loved both of my previous-gen 6ers. I just love this one even more.

JONNYCHIRO
03-26-2012, 07:35 PM
Well, what strikes me is that one car is eight years old, and one is brand new. After eight years, that's still a very relevant car, and even still well ahead of the other cars that are much newer. Whether it is pretty or ugly, it was that way 8 years ago and hasn't changed at all, like when you see some cars and think, "What were we thinking back then."

I always thought the side was beautiful, and I still think it is. I never minded the Bangle Butt. The S-Class copied it. The Acura RL copied it.

The front always gave me grief. I never liked the headlight set up. The '08 update helped a tiny, tiny bit, but it was always the front that troubled me. The M6 always looked like a gorilla in the front, to me. But I tell ya, that was the best car that I have ever had. I literally never went to the shop, and it had a lot of technology for the day.

Has anyone ever noticed this guy (even when opining/not just stating fact) is never wrong???

I'm beginning to think Thom IS Chuck Norris.

TopDownInFL
03-26-2012, 07:57 PM
Has anyone ever noticed this guy (even when opining/not just stating fact) is never wrong???

I'm beginning to think Thom IS Chuck Norris.

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

southern6er22
03-26-2012, 08:01 PM
Thom, do you sleep with your pillow under your gun?

I'm sure Chuck Norris drives a 6er.

JONNYCHIRO
03-26-2012, 08:05 PM
I'd bet a million bucks Thom's phone never auto corrects him.

Itinj6
03-26-2012, 08:48 PM
Southern, were those little ///M badges always on the wheels or did you add them?

Itinj6
03-26-2012, 08:49 PM
Thom marinates his steak in Old Spice

thom.one.two
03-26-2012, 08:54 PM
LOL. You guyz just butterin up the old guy.

thom.one.two
03-26-2012, 08:58 PM
:violent:
Bang

southern6er22
03-26-2012, 08:59 PM
Southern, were those little ///M badges always on the wheels or did you add them?

Nope. They are part of the original 373M wheels. They're the only ///M logos on the outside. Inside they are on the door sills, foot rest, and steering wheel.

My car is a virgin. Although I think I'm going to have to pop its cherry with shadowline in the near future. :rofl:

southern6er22
03-26-2012, 09:01 PM
Thom doesn't flush the toilet... he scares the sh*t out of it :)

Itinj6
03-26-2012, 09:19 PM
Nope. They are part of the original 373M wheels. They're the only ///M logos on the outside. Inside they are on the door sills, foot rest, and steering wheel.

My car is a virgin. Although I think I'm going to have to pop its cherry with shadowline in the near future. :rofl:

No kidding. That's the first time I noticed it.

Thom had an arm wrestle match with Superman. The loser agreed to wear their underpants on the outside.

thom.one.two
03-26-2012, 09:24 PM
No kidding. That's the first time I noticed it.

Thom had an arm wrestle match with Superman. The loser agreed to wear their underpants on the outside.

THAT was some funny sh*t.

I think we should quote Airplane again.

southern6er22
03-26-2012, 09:36 PM
No kidding. That's the first time I noticed it.

Yep. It's very subtle but a nice touch.

Thom has the iPhone 6...

Itinj6
03-26-2012, 09:43 PM
Death had a near Thom experience

southern6er22
03-26-2012, 09:55 PM
If you want a list of Thom's enemies, check the endangered species list.

thom.one.two
03-26-2012, 10:07 PM
"Could be a crackhead got a hold to the wrong stuff and it toll dem to get up in the tree and play a leprechaun"

southern6er22
03-26-2012, 10:15 PM
I like the amateur sketch... and the guy with the Leprechaun flute passed down in his family.

thom.one.two
03-26-2012, 10:20 PM
You literally have all of my friends rolling today. That was one of the funniest things I have ever seen. The amateur sketch is now my screen saver.

southern6er22
03-26-2012, 10:32 PM
Here's the Tosh.o Web Investigation for this video. It gives some great details to increase your understanding of this phenomenal sighting. Pretty great stuff. lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiFo2xPLVVE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

thom.one.two
03-26-2012, 10:53 PM
Too funny.

JONNYCHIRO
03-27-2012, 04:41 AM
Southern, were those little ///M badges always on the wheels or did you add them?

Itinj Littke M badges come w sport package (I think only w the 20"s that we ALL seem to get w it too) I'd quote wheel # by memory/or I'd look it up--but I like girls.

"I'll kiss you on the mouth Kenny Rogers"

BTW. The Superman underpants quote wins!!! LOL.

You guys are silly.

Itinj6
03-27-2012, 11:49 AM
Itinj Littke M badges come w sport package (I think only w the 20"s that we ALL seem to get w it too) I'd quote wheel # by memory/or I'd look it up--but I like girls.

"I'll kiss you on the mouth Kenny Rogers"

BTW. The Superman underpants quote wins!!! LOL.

You guys are silly.

373M mannnn. Everyone knows that lol

southern6er22
03-27-2012, 12:42 PM
You know you have a problem when you have item numbers, performance figures, and product specs memorized, but you have to keep lists in your phone of PIN numbers, birthdays of family/friends, etc. I really need to get a life... and go to the gym apparently lol.

Itinj6
03-27-2012, 02:41 PM
Who needs the gym when you're whipping around in an F13.

southern6er22
03-27-2012, 02:45 PM
I keep my muscles in my engine.

XZLR8
03-27-2012, 02:48 PM
I keep my muscles in my engine.
Kinky.

JONNYCHIRO
03-27-2012, 04:41 PM
No seriously has anyone ever seen Thom AND Chuck Norris together in the same room ????

Exactly.

southern6er22
03-27-2012, 05:21 PM
Thom's Chuck Norris, half of y'all are are straight up Jersey Shore(jk... kinda lol), and I'm a 23 yr old college kid from the Gulf Coast. I'm glad BMW have us Sport mode because we aren't exactly the 50+ golfing crowd that gets excited by Comfort mode.

Thom's 6er defaults to Sport++.

JONNYCHIRO
03-27-2012, 05:26 PM
Southern you could be a young Professor on Giligan's Island.

Itinj6
03-27-2012, 05:29 PM
The giraffe was created when Thom uppercut punched a horse

southern6er22
03-27-2012, 05:31 PM
Why is that? *he asks hesitantly* lol

JONNYCHIRO
03-27-2012, 05:36 PM
Thom was supposed to star in the tv show 'Man vs Wild', but the network did not want kids thinking 'lava is safe to eat'.

JONNYCHIRO
03-27-2012, 06:17 PM
Southern you could be a young Professor on Giligan's Island.



Why is that? *he asks hesitantly* lol

Why?
Cause you is Super Brainy. And both Ginger and what's her face wanna be with you but you don't even know it cause you're so busy being brainy and learning brainy things and doing brainy things.

I mean the thing is you're money.
You're so money and you don't even know it...

And he asks "why?"

thom.one.two
03-27-2012, 07:08 PM
LOL. This thread is so f'ed up, it is not even funny.

What's really jacked is that we should be making money to pay for this crap. Instead, Bimmerfest...

southern6er22
03-27-2012, 07:10 PM
Why?
Cause you is Super Brainy. And both Ginger and what's her face wanna be with you but you don't even know it cause you're so busy being brainy and learning brainy things and doing brainy things.

I mean the thing is you're money.
You're so money and you don't even know it...

And he asks "why?"

Hahaha. I got it now. Was Ginger really a ginger? I can't remember... I haven't seen it in about 10 years - for you old guys, that's about half my life :rofl: I had a redhead phase a couple years ago (ugly ending lol), but I remember Ginger being pretty hot (and I hadn't even hit puberty then haha).

On a more serious note, that arrangement might work pretty well. My physics and organic chem background have taught me how to make some great things that might be useful on an island - wine, beer, hard cider, whiskey, aspirin, posion darts for hunting, pickling and curing etc.

I could probably live on an island just a few requests: (1) my 6er, (2) a long paved road sans cops around the entire island with long straights and nice twisty bits, (3) Ginger - preserved to her 1960s body, not the same actress as she's probably older than my grandma, and that's just nasty, (4) an iPad with Wi-Fi, and (5) a Starbucks. I don't think that's unreasonable :)

southern6er22
03-27-2012, 07:15 PM
LOL. This thread is so f'ed up, it is not even funny.

What's really jacked is that we should be making money to pay for this crap. Instead, Bimmerfest...

Haha. Yeah, since my job that I make decent money for is based on productivity, it is a bit of a problem. All I can say is thank God it is senior year and I can be a slacker (i.e. following these threads religiously lol) and keep my perfect GPA. Senioritis is great *cough - 39 days 'til graduation - cough*.

thom.one.two
03-27-2012, 07:27 PM
Southern,
Interested?

southern6er22
03-27-2012, 07:30 PM
Oh God NO!!! I think I just puked a little bit.

JONNYCHIRO
03-27-2012, 07:39 PM
You know I've been thinking.

There really is not enough "o's" in the word "smooth" to describe Southern's
"smooth young male skin,"

Again, Southern's term (not mine.)

"I CAN'T QUIT YOU SOUTHERN!!!!"

southern6er22
03-27-2012, 07:44 PM
You know I've been thinking.

There really is not enough "o's" in the word "smooth" to describe Southern's
"smooth young male skin,"

Again, Southern's term (not mine.)

"I CAN'T QUIT YOU SOUTHERN!!!!"

I just really need to stop talking lol.

thom.one.two
03-27-2012, 07:47 PM
You know I've been thinking.

There really is not enough "o's" in the word "smooth" to describe Southern's
"smooth young male skin,"

Again, Southern's term (not mine.)

"I CAN'T QUIT YOU SOUTHERN!!!!"

Dude. That is messed up. LOL!!!!!!

Southern, I think this was you up in da tree...

southern6er22
03-27-2012, 07:54 PM
Southern, I think this was you up in da tree...

Damn it! Some good it did to blur my face in the pic I posted. Now y'all know. The green polo must have been the clue that allowed you to put the pieces together. I hear that most leprechuns are 6' 4". And yes, I live in Creighton. It's a miracle I still have my rims. hahaha

thom.one.two
03-27-2012, 08:19 PM
I still can't believe that video. Thank you for sharing that.

southern6er22
03-27-2012, 08:22 PM
I still can't believe that video. Thank you for sharing that.

Something good has to come out of this backwards a$$ town... aside from me :rofl:

Itinj6
03-27-2012, 08:50 PM
I gotta stop going to the gym. I'm missing good material here.

Southern, c'mon now, you know you want a GILF lol

southern6er22
03-27-2012, 08:56 PM
Southern, c'mon now, you know you want a GILF lol
That ain't a GILF. She needs some serious surgery and Botox to be a GILF. I have standards ya know.

thom.one.two
03-27-2012, 09:12 PM
The AMG looks better than the SL550. But why those freaking cataracts I have no idea. And, did anyone notice when they designed this that they didn't put the screen in the center of the stack? That would drive me insane. Not sure about quilting on the seats, but I may like it in person. The back is really nice. It's just butter. Butter face.

southern6er22
03-27-2012, 09:27 PM
The offset screen is very nearly a deal breaker (like the touch screen in the XKR). It is a little thing in the grand scheme of the car, but my OCD would flare every time I noticed it being off center.

Itinj6
03-27-2012, 09:59 PM
How often does the SL get a facelift? I feel like they just changed it.

southern6er22
03-27-2012, 10:04 PM
I think it's about a 7 year cycle for a complete face lift.

thom.one.two
03-27-2012, 10:09 PM
The last change was a pretty heavy mid cycle refresh. The outgoing bodystyle started it's run in 2003, and received a new face in 2009 (I think), so 9-10 years, actually.

southern6er22
03-27-2012, 10:13 PM
orthostatic hypotension wow. I didn't thought it was more often. I have't paid that close to Merc since I sold my soul to BMW.

southern6er22
03-27-2012, 10:14 PM
Edit - orthostatic hypotension = oh. Sorry. lol. I'm typing on my work computer that has all of my shortcut phrases. Forgot to proof read :)

thom.one.two
03-27-2012, 10:16 PM
LOL Southern...have you seen this video from Alabama?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9lwh8J33pw&feature=related

southern6er22
03-27-2012, 10:25 PM
Haha. Yes, thank you for posting that. I haven't seen it in a while though. I'm not sure who is better the "this ain't because I'm pretty - I know that" sister or the "hide yo kids, hide wife***8230; 'cause they're rapin' er-body" brother. Damn it's good to live in this state.

thom.one.two
03-27-2012, 11:05 PM
L freaking OL

HMtheJJ
03-27-2012, 11:29 PM
I think it's about a 7 year cycle for a complete face lift.


most luxury car makers like BMW, Benz and Lexus have a 6 - 7 yrs model cycle, and they do the facelift around 4 or 5 yrs into the production, usually with Benz takes the longest, thus it feels like the SL just had a facelift which happened in 2008

so 7 yrs is a complete generation model cycle while 4 yrs would be the standard facelift point

HMtheJJ
03-28-2012, 12:46 AM
haha, chris rock looks good eh! lol

Itinj6
03-28-2012, 02:49 AM
I wish it was every 6 years... for leasing purposes.

TopDownInFL
03-28-2012, 10:28 AM
I think it's about a 7 year cycle for a complete face lift.

Ginger's well overdue...

southern6er22
03-28-2012, 07:16 PM
De-Bangled Butt

thom.one.two
03-28-2012, 07:51 PM
I wish it was every 6 years... for leasing purposes.

BMW is. In three years, when your lease is up, there will be a refreshened 6. Then, three years later, a new one. Like clockwork.

Itinj6
03-28-2012, 09:00 PM
BMW is. In three years, when your lease is up, there will be a refreshened 6. Then, three years later, a new one. Like clockwork.

No kidding. I thought it was seven years. I thought I would be two years in an old body style come 2019 and '20...

Hopefully by then, the X6 50i and 650i will be an X6M and M6 in my stable.

southern6er22
03-28-2012, 09:09 PM
No kidding. I thought it was seven years. I thought I would be two years in an old body style come 2019 and '20...

Hopefully by then, the X6 50i and 650i will be an X6M and M6 in my stable.

The X6 M is unbelievable. I drove it at the PC and was amazed. It was the most powerful car we were able to drive, and it just brings the X6 to a whole new level. It definitely felt big, but it was still an ///M. It wasn't an M3 by any means, but it was phenomenal. It made an X5 feel like a regular SUV loaded down with a palate of bricks.

Itinj6
03-28-2012, 09:19 PM
The X6 M is unbelievable. I drove it at the PC and was amazed. It was the most powerful car we were able to drive, and it just brings the X6 to a whole new level. It definitely felt big, but it was still an ///M. It wasn't an M3 by any means, but it was phenomenal. It made an X5 feel like a regular SUV loaded down with a palate of bricks.

I think my X6 50i is pretty powerful now for an SUV (SAV). The X6M must be a blast.

And speaking of which, the X6 feels like a small car drive to me. Much more so than the 650. That said, the 650 is probably messing with my perception lol.

southern6er22
03-28-2012, 09:24 PM
I don't find the car that big in terms of maneuvering. Visibility sucks (thank God for the cameras and sensors), but I'm not bothered with it's turning radius... but, as I said before, I'm used to driving cars that are the antithesis of a Prius. This car might as well be a Z4 :)

thom.one.two
03-28-2012, 10:09 PM
No kidding. I thought it was seven years. I thought I would be two years in an old body style come 2019 and '20...

Hopefully by then, the X6 50i and 650i will be an X6M and M6 in my stable.

You know, it could be. I was counting my 335...I was the first one in Houston in 2007, so 2007, 08 ,09, 10, 11, and 12. The 13 comes out next year, so yea maybe 7 then.

You are going to be in an i8 by then anyway. LOL

southern6er22
03-28-2012, 10:26 PM
You are going to be in an i8 by then anyway. LOL

The concept of the i8 was one of the reasons I realized "oh, sh*t! I need to get a real German sports coupe before it's too late and I'm forced to drive a battery operated 'sports car' that has the same grunt as a Kia Rio so it plays a recording of an M5 from yesteryear."

I can't wait to see what the future holds for the automotive world, but it's going to be hard to think of a hybrid/electric as a sports car - no matter what the performance figures show. Gotta club the baby seals now while I have the chance :)

Itinj6
03-28-2012, 10:27 PM
You know, it could be. I was counting my 335...I was the first one in Houston in 2007, so 2007, 08 ,09, 10, 11, and 12. The 13 comes out next year, so yea maybe 7 then.

You are going to be in an i8 by then anyway. LOL

True!!! LOL

HMtheJJ
03-29-2012, 01:07 AM
No kidding. I thought it was seven years. I thought I would be two years in an old body style come 2019 and '20...

Hopefully by then, the X6 50i and 650i will be an X6M and M6 in my stable.


it's average 7 yrs indeed, thought it's a bit odd what they did to E90, cuz it has the shortest model cycle while there are models with longer than 7 yrs cycle as well.

E63 and E64 had a 7 yrs run, with updated engine came out three yrs after first introduced. then again, how they wanna work F12 and F13 is really everyone's guess at this point, but with the new updated engine coming out next year, it sure seems very ODD with how they managing this portfolio here

thom.one.two
03-29-2012, 07:53 PM
You know those times when you park in the parking lot, as far away from anyone as you can get, turn to go into the store, and look back over your shoulder at your car 10 or 12 times, hoping no one sees you do it...??

southern6er22
03-29-2012, 08:02 PM
You know those times when you park in the parking lot, as far away from anyone as you can get, turn to go into the store, and look back over your shoulder at your car 10 or 12 times, hoping no one sees you do it...??

Hahaha. It's even harder to be discrete when you're snapping pictures. Been there, done that. I think its a prerequisite to have an ego big enough to not be bothered by those looks to buy a 6er.

southern6er22
03-29-2012, 09:38 PM
You know those times when you park in the parking lot, as far away from anyone as you can get, turn to go into the store, and look back over your shoulder at your car 10 or 12 times, hoping no one sees you do it...??

I took this two nights ago... great minds :)

southern6er22
03-29-2012, 09:39 PM
The new and the old...

thom.one.two
03-29-2012, 09:54 PM
Not to drive my point home, but if you look at both of those pictures, the last generation 6 will be, what, 14 years old when our 6 gets replaced. I say, "Damn. You go Chris Bangle." Until I clicked on it, I thought you sent the same picture twice. All four beautiful cars and very well executed by BMW (sans the recall).

Itinj6
03-29-2012, 10:48 PM
I took this two nights ago... great minds :)

Your wheels look like they have opposite cambers in this pic. They look twisted. Is that by design or am I seeing things?

southern6er22
03-29-2012, 10:56 PM
Your wheels look like they have opposite cambers in this pic. They look twisted. Is that by design or am I seeing things?

I noticed that too. It's something to do with the lens and the lighting. I never noticed it before this picture. I think twisted wheels would probably hurt its acceleration and handling lol.

Itinj6
03-29-2012, 11:01 PM
Yeah probably. I'm no automotive engineer but I know NASCar fiddles with camber depending on track conditions.

I used to play NASCar on my PC when I was young.

southern6er22
03-29-2012, 11:06 PM
They didn't have Xboxes back in the ice age? :)

Itinj6
03-29-2012, 11:10 PM
They didn't have Xboxes back in the ice age? :)

Lol

I was playing Coleco Vision back then. Graphics will make you throw up

southern6er22
03-29-2012, 11:16 PM
Lol

I was playing Coleco Vision back then. Graphics will make you throw up

I've never even heard of that. Super Nintendo is as far back as I go. The original Nintendo system was a fossil when I was five... sorry, now I'm just being mean :rofl:

thom.one.two
03-29-2012, 11:31 PM
That is odd. Were you parked along an unever surface?

Makes me think of "My Cousin Vinny" when Marissa Tomei says "pos-i-traction". It looks like your tires were moving independently.

And Southern, don't say "Who is Marissa Tomei" or "Yea, I think that movie came out just before I was born." Enough is enough already, son. :throw::throw::throw:

southern6er22
03-29-2012, 11:36 PM
Hahahaha. I would never say such things :angel:

The wheels were straight, and the ground was relatively level. Maybe a bit of an incline, but not too much. It was probably the little Apple elves inside the phone trying to take the crappy light and make a somewhat visible picture. Idk.

Itinj6
03-29-2012, 11:44 PM
I've never even heard of that. Super Nintendo is as far back as I go. The original Nintendo system was a fossil when I was five... sorry, now I'm just being mean :rofl:

Good thing you didn't get too familiar with the original Nintendo. It always glitched out. It was horrible.

Itinj6
03-29-2012, 11:45 PM
That is odd. Were you parked along an unever surface?

Makes me think of "My Cousin Vinny" when Marissa Tomei says "pos-i-traction". It looks like your tires were moving independently.

And Southern, don't say "Who is Marissa Tomei" or "Yea, I think that movie came out just before I was born." Enough is enough already, son. :throw::throw::throw:

Do I smell some My Cousin Vinny quotes?

"Are you mocking me?"

thom.one.two
03-29-2012, 11:47 PM
From Palermo here...Have a cousin Vinny...
I think Southern is a Yute, btw.

Itinj6
03-30-2012, 12:01 AM
From Palermo here...Have a cousin Vinny...
I think Southern is a Yute, btw.

The hhhwhat? Did you say YUTE?

Hhhwhat's a YUTE?

southern6er22
03-30-2012, 12:29 AM
What's a Yute? (y'all are widening my vocabular quite a bit :dunno:)

JONNYCHIRO
03-30-2012, 04:26 AM
I've never even heard of that. Super Nintendo is as far back as I go. The original Nintendo system was a fossil when I was five... sorry, now I'm just being mean :rofl:

Southern,

"Is it gonna be a White Wedding?"


Technically Southern is a "yute" but specifically his young smooth young man skin (hey, his description not mine) makes him a specific kind of Yute--that being a "twink."

SOUTHERN I STILL CAN'T QUIT YOU!!!!!

TopDownInFL
03-30-2012, 02:12 PM
You guys all crack me up!

thom.one.two
03-30-2012, 08:11 PM
Does he have your biological clock ticking like this...?

thom.one.two
03-30-2012, 10:03 PM
What's a Yute? (y'all are widening my vocabular quite a bit :dunno:)

Come on, man! You're in Ala-f***in-bama!

Ok, so maybe you were only 2 when this movie came out, but everyone knows that a yute is someone who is not quite a grown up, come on!

southern6er22
03-30-2012, 10:18 PM
Oh... lol. Showing my age again :)

Itinj6
03-30-2012, 10:42 PM
Oh... lol. Showing my age again :)

Southern, it's really "youth" said in Joe Pesci's Brooklyn accent in the movie.

"Da two yutes" = "The two youths"

southern6er22
03-30-2012, 10:50 PM
I really need to bulk up on my movie knowledge... as well as my mus-kles.

TopDownInFL
03-31-2012, 05:44 AM
Southern, it's really "youth" said in Joe Pesci's Brooklyn accent in the movie.

"Da two yutes" = "The two youths"

Great flick. Well, anything with Marissa Tomei in it is probably good, even with the TV on 'mute'. ;)

Itinj6
03-31-2012, 05:53 AM
Great flick. Well, anything with Marissa Tomei in it is probably good, even with the TV on 'mute'. ;)

Indeed :D

SAMLAMBO
05-29-2012, 07:47 AM
My baby. Picked her up back in Sept.

Lovely ride, is that 20" rims?

MELLOWYELLOW06
05-29-2012, 11:12 AM
Lol

I was playing Coleco Vision back then. Graphics will make you throw up



I've never even heard of that. Super Nintendo is as far back as I go. The original Nintendo system was a fossil when I was five... sorry, now I'm just being mean :rofl:

Just for fun

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg279/yellowmustang2006/10320571.jpg

southern6er22
05-29-2012, 11:27 AM
Looks more like a trash can than a gaming system.

Itinj6
05-29-2012, 02:00 PM
That's not the actual gaming system lol. That's a hand held game made by that company. Kinda like Gameboy, except you can't change the game.

Itinj6
05-29-2012, 02:01 PM
Looks like this: can't argue that it doesnt still look like a trash can though lol

327090

southern6er22
05-29-2012, 03:22 PM
And I thought GameBoys look dated. It's a good thing these games changed. My generation is far too ADD to be entertained by this. Even Angry Birds has to keep coming up with new games and levels to keep our interest.

xDrive McGee
05-29-2012, 04:11 PM
Ahhh 80s game consoles. When gaming provided as many callouses as gardening.

southern6er22
05-30-2012, 07:21 PM
I've yet to find a time or situation where this car looks bad: wet, dry, dark, light... rain vaporizing from the pavement at the base of its 20" feet. This thing is always gorgeous!

Itinj6
05-30-2012, 10:14 PM
I've yet to find a time or situation where this car looks bad: wet, dry, dark, light... rain vaporizing from the pavement at the base of its 20" feet. This thing is always gorgeous!

You said it brotha!

MELLOWYELLOW06
05-30-2012, 11:13 PM
I've yet to find a time or situation where this car looks bad: wet, dry, dark, light... rain vaporizing from the pavement at the base of its 20" feet. This thing is always gorgeous!

They really did a great job on this redesign. I thought it looked hot when we got her but now with the new rims, it looks like an aggressive beast. Amazing how many heads it turns now!


Funny, I catch myself starting at it from my office on a regular basis add if I have never seen one before.

MELLOWYELLOW06
05-30-2012, 11:15 PM
southern, I want your front bumper :)

SAMLAMBO
05-30-2012, 11:45 PM
They really did a great job on this redesign. I thought it looked hot when we got her but now with the new rims, it looks like an aggressive beast. Amazing how many heads it turns now!


Funny, I catch myself starting at it from my office on a regular basis add if I have never seen one before.

I only have one word to say 'WOW'!!

southern6er22
05-31-2012, 05:20 PM
They really did a great job on this redesign. I thought it looked hot when we got her but now with the new rims, it looks like an aggressive beast. Amazing how many heads it turns now!


Funny, I catch myself starting at it from my office on a regular basis add if I have never seen one before.

I do feel a bit of an idiot sometimes as I'm walking away from my car backwards staring at it... and I may or may not be drooling a bit.

SAMLAMBO
05-31-2012, 07:34 PM
I do feel a bit of an idiot sometimes as I'm walking away from my car backwards staring at it... and I may or may not be drooling a bit.

I've been an idiot many times :thumbup:

Itinj6
05-31-2012, 10:32 PM
I have to wear a wrist band to wipe my mouth.

TopDownInFL
07-21-2012, 10:13 AM
Saw a new interior color today from the Individual collection- Canyon Brown. It's amazing in person.

southern6er22
07-21-2012, 01:01 PM
Saw a new interior color today from the Individual collection- Canyon Brown. It's amazing in person.

The Individual interiors are just amazing. I love that brown, but I'm not loving that trim. Maybe it looks better in person, but I think it would be even better with Piano Black.

XZLR8
07-21-2012, 01:10 PM
The Individual interiors are just amazing. I love that brown, but I'm not loving that trim. Maybe it looks better in person, but I think it would be even better with Piano Black.

Or the Gray Poplar, for that matter (as I'm not a Piano Black fan).

TopDownInFL
07-21-2012, 01:14 PM
The Individual interiors are just amazing. I love that brown, but I'm not loving that trim. Maybe it looks better in person, but I think it would be even better with Piano Black.

Thought the same thing. It wasn't flattering. Something much darker would be appropriate.

southern6er22
07-21-2012, 01:24 PM
I saw an M6 with fine-line oak and this Individual leather combo, and it looked really nice.

xDrive McGee
07-21-2012, 01:56 PM
My favorite color by far. Weirdly, the M6 version of Canyon Brown does not appear to have the cool white contrast bit on the seat bottom. Still getting it though!

I think the trim in that picture is dark red sycamore - not my favorite either.

southern6er22
07-23-2012, 06:19 AM
My favorite color by far. Weirdly, the M6 version of Canyon Brown does not appear to have the cool white contrast bit on the seat bottom. Still getting it though!

I'm wondering if the deletion of this white portion is due to the M6's seats being a slightly different design or if they decided to eliminate on later cars as it starts to look dirty (?). Idk, I'm just trying to figure out why they'd make the change. While it is a nice accent, I think the two-tone leather and the contrast stitching are the most important details.

The other question I have is: Why is there not a black ceramic option for the shifter and controls in the M5 and M6? I think this minute detail is a very nice addition to the interior, Individual or standard interior, as it adds just one more level of exclusivity and uniqueness - similar to the B&O speaker covers. Just seems like something that wouldn't be hard to do that most people would add to the car. They surely make a nice little profit by charging $650 for such a small thing, particularly if 95% of M5s and M6s include it on the build sheet. Just curious...

xDrive McGee
07-23-2012, 09:23 AM
I'm wondering if the deletion of this white portion is due to the M6's seats being a slightly different design or if they decided to eliminate on later cars as it starts to look dirty (?). Idk, I'm just trying to figure out why they'd make the change. While it is a nice accent, I think the two-tone leather and the contrast stitching are the most important details.

The other question I have is: Why is there not a black ceramic option for the shifter and controls in the M5 and M6? I think this minute detail is a very nice addition to the interior, Individual or standard interior, as it adds just one more level of exclusivity and uniqueness - similar to the B&O speaker covers. Just seems like something that wouldn't be hard to do that most people would add to the car. They surely make a nice little profit by charging $650 for such a small thing, particularly if 95% of M5s and M6s include it on the build sheet. Just curious...

To answer your first question, the seat design is indeed different - at least the leather cover is (I just double-checked). If you look at the M6 seats, some of the major seams are different right in the area that you see the white stripes on for the non-M 6es (front seat bottoms, rear seat backs). So that probably explains it. That M logo also apparently costs $1500 more too!

No real answer on question 2, and I agree it's a bit of a shame.

babyboss
07-31-2012, 01:05 PM
2012 M Sport with Bang System

how do u get the nav to show as u got ??

j4jacks
08-04-2012, 11:20 AM
Just got done washing and took a few photos....

thom.one.two
08-04-2012, 11:39 AM
how do u get the nav to show as u got ??

Sorry. Just read this. Not sure what you are referencing.

XZLR8
08-04-2012, 11:44 AM
It's always good to see another Titanium Silver...

SAMLAMBO
08-04-2012, 07:36 PM
Just got done washing and took a few photos....

Looks really sleek, I like it :thumbup:

Ice350
08-04-2012, 08:44 PM
j4jacks,
Did the springs settle yet? looks like it needs to be a tad lower.

Looks really nice. One thing I like about the MRR GT1 wheel is it looks more expensive than it is.
22 is definitely the right size for this car.

southern6er22
08-04-2012, 10:48 PM
Very nice. Haven't seen this combo before with the M Sport and LEDs. Looks great!

j4jacks
08-05-2012, 07:25 AM
j4jacks,
Did the springs settle yet? looks like it needs to be a tad lower.

Looks really nice. One thing I like about the MRR GT1 wheel is it looks more expensive than it is.
22 is definitely the right size for this car.

Thanks for the kind words....Only have about 500 miles on the new springs so we will see if there is any more settling. As I stated earlier, the drop on the front is spot-on. The rear looks great but I agree, a drop of another 6-8mm would be ideal for my taste. The wheels for me were a no-brainer. I was also considering the VVS-CV3's but in the end, opted for a more classic mesh wheel look. The MRR's have the look of a 3 piece wheel at half the price. I've had plenty of expensive 3 piece wheels over the years and bending one makes you want to :bawling:. Not only the replacement cost but depending on the wheel, there could be a 3-6 week wait to have a new one made and shipped. The MRR is a pretty sturdy wheel...I've already hit a couple of big potholes with the wheels still running true. I live pretty close to their plant so if I do one day bend one, my dealer says they can have a new one on the car in 24 hrs.

j4jacks
08-05-2012, 08:41 AM
Looks really sleek, I like it :thumbup:


Thanks. How's your ACS project coming along? Do you have any more pics?

laurenxesq
08-07-2012, 10:43 AM
pulled the trigger last week; traded in 2013 X6M for 2012 650. Loving the 650!!! Thanks.

lhollis3
08-07-2012, 02:18 PM
Hey Fellas,
I've been on here for a while as I have a 2001 540IA, but recently joined the 6 club with a AW 640GC when the fiance turned in here 2007 650 Vert. I included a couple of pics, though not great by any means. Got her tinted on Saturday so I'll re-post with some new pictures sometime this week. Here are the options with the car:
- AW Exterior
- Dark Oak Trim
- Black Dakota Leather
- M Sport Package (20" style 373M)
- Luxury Seating Package
- Driver's Assistance Package
- Cold Weather Package
- Full LED headlights
- BMW Apps
- Ceramic Controls

So far it's been a great car. The Turbo 6 is pretty quick.

Lawrence

XZLR8
08-07-2012, 04:59 PM
Lauren, it's a beaut. Didn't like the X6M?

Lhollis, I'm jealous of your GC ways! Man, I love the look of that car.