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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-27-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By bikenski
US-spec 535d only has a single turbo, and is the...

US-spec 535d only has a single turbo, and is the same as the European-spec 530d.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-23-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By bikenski
My LCI 550 has less than 4,000 miles on it, but...

My LCI 550 has less than 4,000 miles on it, but it idles far more smoothly than my N54 and N55 335s. On a cold start during the high idle period I can feel slight vibrations, but that's it.

Did...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-21-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,544
Posted By bikenski
The roads tend to be more open out here in the...

The roads tend to be more open out here in the West, so that probably helps my mileage. So far my worst tankful was 19.5 MPG and my best was 23.7. Average speeds are typically low-30s. Never use...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-21-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,544
Posted By bikenski
The 535d is a far more reasonable daily driver...

The 535d is a far more reasonable daily driver than the 550. Plenty of torque, 33-35 real world mpg in everyday driving, and relatively smooth and quiet running. If you were happy with your E350...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-20-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 953
Posted By bikenski
Unless you're satisfied with the base audio...

Unless you're satisfied with the base audio system, you'll need to add the Executive Package to get the Harman Kardon system with Sirius. It's an expensive package, but also adds HUD, Comfort Access,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-17-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By bikenski
1 psi is almost certainly within the realm of...

1 psi is almost certainly within the realm of error of the TPMS sensors and/or the manual gauge you're using. A 5 psi difference would be concerning, but 1 is no big deal.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-16-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,890
Posted By bikenski
It's getting even worse. The F10 had full LEDs...

It's getting even worse. The F10 had full LEDs when it was first released, then the front turn signals were downgraded to incandescent for the LCI (unless you pay $$$ for the LED headlight package.)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-14-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By bikenski
Very nice car, but $63,000 on the sticker?! ...

Very nice car, but $63,000 on the sticker?! :yikes:

That sticker is a reminder of why I'm floating around in a 550 as a replacement for my E92s instead on an F32.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-09-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,335
Posted By bikenski
$. Simple as that. Would have much preferred a...

$. Simple as that. Would have much preferred a 650 to the 550.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-11-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By bikenski
Please keep us posted on whether the issue really...

Please keep us posted on whether the issue really is fixed after a simple software update. If so, please post the details from your repair order so the rest of us experiencing the issue can pursue...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-11-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By bikenski
Unfortunately, no. To get red on a 5 Series in...

Unfortunately, no. To get red on a 5 Series in the US, you'd have to go Individual, and pay out big $.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-10-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By bikenski
Did the cars you drove have dark colored...

Did the cars you drove have dark colored exteriors/interiors? Assuming each car had been sitting out in the sun on the dealer lot baking in 105 degree weather before you hopped in, that's a huge...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-09-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By bikenski
Here's a cell phone pic of Jatoba showing the way...

Here's a cell phone pic of Jatoba showing the way it sparkles in the sun, as well as how dark it appears in the shade. Snapped this on a dealer lot while debating whether to order the color.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-08-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By bikenski
Initially my 550 was ordered in Jatoba since the...

Initially my 550 was ordered in Jatoba since the pictures of it in the brochure and on the web looked like a nice alternative to the usual sea of black/grey/silver. After seeing one in person at the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-03-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,168
Posted By bikenski
Interesting. So you can park your car out in the...

Interesting. So you can park your car out in the sun on a hot day and the iDrive screen works fine when you start it?

Wonder if it's just a range of production dates that are affected. Mine was...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-02-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,168
Posted By bikenski
Congratulations on negotiating a new car, but...

Congratulations on negotiating a new car, but what are you going to do when the new one has the same issue as the one that was bought back? As far as I know, every LCI F10 with ceramic controls (my...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-29-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,277
Posted By bikenski
Two things in this beautiful combination that we...

Two things in this beautiful combination that we can't have in the US - the touring *and* the M550d.

Oh well, at least we pay nowhere near the same prices!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-28-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,333
Posted By bikenski
Wonder if LED front turn signals are coming back...

Wonder if LED front turn signals are coming back along with the foglights, or if the 2015s without LED headlights will still have the cheap-o incandescent bulbs.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-21-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By bikenski
Don't think your dealer's story about the...

Don't think your dealer's story about the brochures just being released is true. I grabbed one off a rack at my dealer back in March during redelivery. Totally out in the open and up for grabs by...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-12-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By bikenski
The BMW rubber mats work well, but the part #...

The BMW rubber mats work well, but the part # changed for the rear mats on the 2014s, which is likely why the ones the dealer had in-stock didn't fit.

The new correct part number for the rear mats...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-10-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,296
Posted By bikenski
Both have crappy electric steering with very...

Both have crappy electric steering with very little feel.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-08-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,076
Posted By bikenski
Not the first time BMW has done this. The "free"...

Not the first time BMW has done this. The "free" unbranded Logic 7 system in my '08 E92 sounded fantastic, with punchy bass and crisp highs. In my '11 E92, the HK branded system was an extra cost...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-08-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,258
Posted By bikenski
In my experience previous BMWs haven't always...

In my experience previous BMWs haven't always felt great on test drives on the typically urban/suburban streets near the dealership. Their true character and brilliance didn't really come out until...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-07-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By bikenski
Just means that the chrome turn signal filler on...

Just means that the chrome turn signal filler on the front fenders won't say the name of the line on them. In other countries the lines include a label on that trim piece.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-06-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By bikenski
I was recently able to add glass coverage with a...

I was recently able to add glass coverage with a $50 deductible while keeping the rest of the comprehensive coverage at a $500 deductible. If your state / insurance company offers a similar option,...
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