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phil32
01-22-2012, 02:12 AM
Just got delivered my 2012 530d GT 3 days ago. It was very helpful to read your forum to make my choice. My family and I love this car. It is very quiet and powerful and still not too heavy on fuel consumption: 11 l/100km with mainly city driving.

I got the following options: Imperial blue metallic, Leather Nappa Ivory / Black, Sport leather steering wheel, 18" light alloy wheels turbine styling 271, Adaptive Drive, Integral Active Steering, Automatic operation of tailgate, Soft-Close function for doors, Trailer tow hitch, Rear view camera, Panorama glass roof, Roller sunblinds backdoor side windows, Comfort seats front, Seat heating for driver and front passenger, Fine-wood trim 'Fineline' natural, Automatic air conditioning with 4-zone control, Park Distance Control (PDC) front + rear, Xenon light, Lane Change Warning, Navigation system Professional, Preparation for mobile phone Business with Bluetooth interface, HiFi system Professional, Rear-seat entertainment, USB audio interface, Speed-limit info.

phil32
01-22-2012, 07:44 AM
A few pictures:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=6704&pictureid=25130
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=6704&pictureid=25131
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=6704&pictureid=25132
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=6704&pictureid=25133

Capobranco
01-22-2012, 07:19 PM
Congrats! Very Nice! :thumbup:

Wardman
01-23-2012, 07:36 AM
Congrats!

Jealous too - you can order everything individually whereas in the US, it's all packages based upon what is certified to come to the US (no moon roof on yours it appears let alone no deisel GT here).

Great choices!

mason
01-24-2012, 10:24 AM
I wish we could have diesel here.

jadnashuanh
01-24-2012, 02:01 PM
When BMW has offered the diesel here, they charge a premium for it as opposed to essentailly the same price in other markets when compared to the gasoline equivalent, but then, often there's a federal tax credit for selecting that engine, bringing it back down. Now, if they did bring it here, kept the price, then the feds offered the credit, it would be cheaper. Marketing just wouldn't like that, though, even if it did increase sales, as the effective price would drop and lose 'status'.

Even when we do get a diesel choice, the engine is not the same as those offered in the rest of the world...which is one reason why we don't have as many choices. Our diesel fuel still has a lot more sulfur in it, even with the last mandated cleanup regs by the feds, to let either the fuel tank, fuel level sensors, lines, and controls be the same. Way back when, on an Audi I had, the sulfur in our gasoline caused them to redesign their fuel level senders twice before they got one that didn't end up corroding. It's the little things, and the market here doesn't seem to be big enough for them to worry about.

But, since they do offer a diesel on some models here, it doesn't seem like it would be that big a leap to offer that same engine in other models - that engineering has already been done.

1STBimmer
01-26-2012, 05:26 PM
lol a diesel GT..Then the Touring lovers would reallly hate it :D

I'd buy it in a heartbeat.the diesel on my x5 is what's keeping me from selling it...

jadnashuanh
01-26-2012, 06:43 PM
lol a diesel GT..Then the Touring lovers would reallly hate it :D

I'd buy it in a heartbeat.the diesel on my x5 is what's keeping me from selling it...

In the rest of the world, the GT diesel was one of the first models available...but, not here. Both the city and highway mileage beat the available gas models by a large amount, and it has more torque at lower rpm than the 6-cylinder gas, and almost as much as the 8. What's not to like?

Alex@BBAL
01-28-2012, 10:47 AM
Congrats!

I love the interior. I wish we had a diesel here in the states.