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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-27-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By M550d
That's awesome - thank you very much for...

That's awesome - thank you very much for measuring that ! It looks like it might just fit under the garage door, but it's going to be pretty tight!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-26-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By M550d
Dachsarg (+vid)

I'm in the market for a Dachsarg, which is what ze Germans call those roof boxes. Literally, "roof-coffin".

I found out from the brochure that my F11 is 146cm high... and I can also find out from...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-17-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By M550d
200kph+ on ze German autobahn and I'm still...

200kph+ on ze German autobahn and I'm still averaging about 9l/100km, which really isn't too bad for such a heavy right foot.

vMax of 247kph was achieved momentarily over a couple of km where the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-17-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By M550d
A** too warm

I also don't really feel much of a benefit when the ventilation is on, in my F11; i mean sure enough the seat is a bit cooler, but it's not very dramatic at all.

My other issue is that the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-03-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By M550d
M550d fuel economy

A while ago, someone was asking for a report on if BMW were telling big fat porkies on the fuel consumption or not. 100km from Zuerich to Basel yesterday, was about 7.4l/100km at ~130kph, slightly...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-06-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,590
Posted By M550d
Thanks! And in answer to the reviewers who...

Thanks! And in answer to the reviewers who thought that the brakes are not up to much, well I do beg to differ - they're plenty fine enough.

It was snowing (http://flic.kr/s/aHsjDTSLHE) today,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-06-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,052
Posted By M550d
Pics!...

Pics! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_j_smith_/sets/72157632704312896/)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-05-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,590
Posted By M550d
In order of cars owned: 1990-1994 - Beige Ford...

In order of cars owned:
1990-1994 - Beige Ford Fiesta Mk1 950cc (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Fiesta#First_generation_.281976.E2.80.931983.29) (GB)
1996-1997 - Red/Grey Rover 218d...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-03-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,052
Posted By M550d
So it's been three days... and it had its first...

So it's been three days... and it had its first autobahn outing yesterday though it was only on the Swiss autobahn which are 120kph maximum (unless you care to get your n*ts chopped off by the local...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-01-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,052
Posted By M550d
This isn't quite the full startup sequence where...

This isn't quite the full startup sequence where it flashes M550d all over the display when you first unlock the doors but it's the best I could capture for now. It's with the 6WB display option:...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-01-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,052
Posted By M550d
I'm going to be taking it easy for the first...

I'm going to be taking it easy for the first 1500km or so... but after that it's time for the jackboots to come out. There are some unrestricted sections of the german autobahn not too far away from...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-01-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,052
Posted By M550d
http://www.aeschi.eu/M550d.jpg - more later... I...

http://www.aeschi.eu/M550d.jpg - more later... I have a two inch thick instruction manual to read through, first. (-;
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-30-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,052
Posted By M550d
Taking delivery tomorrow - about time, it's been...

Taking delivery tomorrow - about time, it's been a while since it was ordered !
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-01-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,052
Posted By M550d
Yeah, I was rather disappointed when I discovered...

Yeah, I was rather disappointed when I discovered that there were no diesel BMWs to be had in the USA when I moved there in 2005. I ended up with a E46 330xi and I really preferred my old E46 320d...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-30-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,052
Posted By M550d
I was humming and hawwing about 2VA, and I guess...

I was humming and hawwing about 2VA, and I guess when the dealer said that only 10% of F11 orders have it in, I figured that I'd join the 90% who wouldn't be unhappy with not having it. I did end up...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-29-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,052
Posted By M550d
M550d on order

Looks like my new F11 M550d is being built this week, production status code of 152.

A52 Spacegrey
LCSW Dakota leather, black

Standard options for the Swiss market
1CA CO2 selection what is...
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