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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Today, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By markl53
I've seen other threads like this recently. I...

I've seen other threads like this recently. I find it interesting that a lot of owners don't seem to ever monitor their oil level via the iDrive screen. Since we don't have dipsticks, that is the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Today, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By markl53
Space Gray is "just" a mid-toned gray, nothing...

Space Gray is "just" a mid-toned gray, nothing exciting about it, in my own opinion. Haven't seen Moonstone in person, but in general, the Individual paints are spectacular -- I have Azurite Black...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Yesterday, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By markl53
+1. I wonder if all that is needed is a...

+1. I wonder if all that is needed is a re-calibration of the dimmer control.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By markl53
I inflate my driver side lumbar only moderately,...

I inflate my driver side lumbar only moderately, and it never seemed to change on my previous '11 and current '14. Is yours inflated a lot? It shouldn't leak, sounds like a service item if it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Yesterday, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By markl53
I had an '11 535i with Cinnamon/Black, and now I...

I had an '11 535i with Cinnamon/Black, and now I have a '14 535i with Amaro Brown/Black. So, both had black trim pieces on the doors and black carpet. The ambient lighting in the '11 was able to be...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-23-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By markl53
+1. Personally I'm not a fan of perforated...

+1. Personally I'm not a fan of perforated leather. Cleaning solutions get trapped in the holes, and I think the leather surface is more prone to damage and wear. The effectiveness of the seat...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-22-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By markl53
My left, larger screen is the "main" one, the...

My left, larger screen is the "main" one, the right-hand side is always Entertainment Info, unless overridden with Nav exit info. Are you pushing the iDrive knob over to Split Screen content to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-21-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By markl53
LOL. Other than the Hofmeister kink and the...

LOL. Other than the Hofmeister kink and the normal-looking BMW grille, the camouflage is hiding most everything else, body lines, etc. Yeah, looks just like the F10!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-21-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,269
Posted By markl53
It actually seems a bit darker, and even more...

It actually seems a bit darker, and even more "vivid" or intense, than DSB, according to the shots at that referred URL above. Interesting.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-19-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By markl53
Yes, heated front seats (only) are available as a...

Yes, heated front seats (only) are available as a stand-alone option. The cold package gives you rear heated seats, heated steering wheel and headlight washers, for another $450. In the past I only...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-14-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,102
Posted By markl53
October '16 corrresponds to the introduction of...

October '16 corrresponds to the introduction of 2017 models. I ordered my 2014 in December '13 and it was delivered in March. What do you think they'll be building in Nov 2016, based on your...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-14-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,102
Posted By markl53
The LCI was a year early. 2017 MY will introduce...

The LCI was a year early. 2017 MY will introduce the next generation 5-series. Mark our words. In today's world, a 7-year run is too long to keep up.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-13-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By markl53
I was a GM/Caddy fan for years, that's what our...

I was a GM/Caddy fan for years, that's what our family owned when I was growing up. I owned my share of GM products, but finally swore off American cars after my wife's last Buick Regal in 2000. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-13-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 999
Posted By markl53
OK, "soundstage" in a car? Seriously -- I'd like...

OK, "soundstage" in a car? Seriously -- I'd like to hear that with ANY automotive system. There's way too much noise in any car for any decent soundstage, IMO. Plus, sitting where the driver is,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-11-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,850
Posted By markl53
True -- it looks blackest when in sun and looking...

True -- it looks blackest when in sun and looking at an angle where the sun is not shining directly on it. At night, the black isn't "hiding" the blue as much. The paint is complex, and has a black...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-07-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,138
Posted By markl53
Does any car prevent this type of "stupidity"? ...

Does any car prevent this type of "stupidity"? And what, if for some reason, you actually wanted to do this temporarily? Though not recommended, like warming up the car? I want cars to stop trying...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-05-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,231
Posted By markl53
I never see Mocha in DC/MD. It's not as popular...

I never see Mocha in DC/MD. It's not as popular as I also thought it would be. It took me a few months to be able to see one on my dealer's lot, and they are a high volume dealer here. When I saw...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-05-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,850
Posted By markl53
Put CB or AB near true black and the difference...

Put CB or AB near true black and the difference is obvious. They both appear as a deep midnight blue in cloudy light. BMW calls several other colors "black", such as Ruby and Citrin. Neither of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-04-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By markl53
I live in MD, so the Baltimore port where my 4...

I live in MD, so the Baltimore port where my 4 BMW's have arrived is a bit north of you. When the car is finished assembly, it is delivered to the Bremerhaven port in Germany. Depending on shipping...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-04-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,371
Posted By markl53
Common? I've never, ever experienced a moldy or...

Common? I've never, ever experienced a moldy or smelly AC on any of the 15+ cars I've owned in 40 years of driving, in the very humid environment in MD/DC. I also never take special actions to shut...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-03-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,850
Posted By markl53
And I thought I was the only one who recalls that...

And I thought I was the only one who recalls that tag line from the Cocoa Puffs ads from long ago! I use that line to my wife on occasion, not necessarily about my car.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-02-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,850
Posted By markl53
I'm travelling now, can post some in a few days. ...

I'm travelling now, can post some in a few days. I had some other threads in March 2014 with some pics. Like some other colors, it's hard to capture great shots of it in the sun. I might have...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-02-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,850
Posted By markl53
And if you think Carbon Black is something, don't...

And if you think Carbon Black is something, don't torment yourself when you see even rarer Individual Azurite Black. I live for when the sun shines on mine and marvel at the sheer complexity of the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-02-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 708
Posted By markl53
This is now the default operation of the switch,...

This is now the default operation of the switch, for 2014+, possibly 2013 as well.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-02-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 708
Posted By markl53
Oversteer doesn't just mean the car turned faster...

Oversteer doesn't just mean the car turned faster than you thought it would, perhaps due to a high steering ratio. It means the car did not follow its intended path, in direct relation to the...
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