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Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 09-06-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,339
Posted By tedb1965
My F10 550i xDrive Msport lease ends in Dec '16....

My F10 550i xDrive Msport lease ends in Dec '16. I am hoping that the new 7 is a car that I want to lease and is fun for a big car to drive.

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Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 03-30-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,125
Posted By tedb1965
Again I drove 1998-2008 through snow storms and...

Again I drove 1998-2008 through snow storms and horrible conditions in my 2 e39 540s..and survived.

It is just so much easier/relaxed to do it with an xdrive car all winter long.

That being...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 03-30-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,125
Posted By tedb1965
Montreal here! Up at Mont Tremblant every...

Montreal here! Up at Mont Tremblant every weekend...Have owned '98 540 6 speed, '03 540 6 speed '08 e63 535 xdrive and now a F10 550 drive. In '08 the 535 was the more powerful 5er offered with...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-23-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,562
Posted By tedb1965
Firstly city driving for me is less than 60...

Firstly city driving for me is less than 60 km/hr. Montreal is filled with potholes. My urban driving style is relaxed and constantly dodging potholes, pedestrians and other drivers. Comfort mode is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-19-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,562
Posted By tedb1965
Comfort in the city. Sport on Highway. ...

Comfort in the city.
Sport on Highway.
Looking forward to summer and trying Sport+
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-16-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,682
Posted By tedb1965
I had an e60 535i xdrive in between 2 e39 540 6sp...

I had an e60 535i xdrive in between 2 e39 540 6sp and my F10 550i xdrive msport full load. The e39 were more fun to drive but less dependable. The F10 is a significantly more modern car and probably...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-11-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,510
Posted By tedb1965
28F and pouring rain outside over about 8" of...

28F and pouring rain outside over about 8" of mushy snow. 40 mile commute through heavy traffic from 0- 60 MPH. Again every part of the F10 550 xdrive performed as designed. Felt safe and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-09-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,510
Posted By tedb1965
Having driven e39 540 6speed msports from...

Having driven e39 540 6speed msports from 1998-2009 with 4 snow tires during the winter I would say they fine most of the time..horrible for getting out of snow banks and lousy in the passing. From...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-09-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,510
Posted By tedb1965
My 550 xdrive with 4 Dunlop 18" snows has been...

My 550 xdrive with 4 Dunlop 18" snows has been superb. All of the tech stuff has helped greatly. Defog and defrost have kept windows clear at -40C. Had the M5 been an xdrive I would be driving one....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-31-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 355
Posted By tedb1965
Rear Tire Options

It's deep winter here and I am running 245/18 Dunlop Runflat winters. I am thinking about my brand new 19" * 8" Msport wheels and tires whether 275/35/19 will mount on our rims.
My '09 E60 535 had...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-25-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,750
Posted By tedb1965
May this 2013th celebration of the simple,...

May this 2013th celebration of the simple, perfect moment bring happiness and joy to all. The birth of a child brings hope and opportunity for a better future and a reason to try and get along.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-22-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By tedb1965
All very interesting. Thank you all for the input.

All very interesting. Thank you all for the input.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-22-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By tedb1965
The color panel says B90/7 what do the US DGM2...

The color panel says B90/7 what do the US DGM2 panels say?

I went for '98 Aspen Silver to '03 Sterling Grey to '08 Titanium Silver to this Charcoal colored machine... Except for the '08 Titanium...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-22-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By tedb1965
My car appears darker in tone with more metallic...

My car appears darker in tone with more metallic shiny stuff (pearlescence?) than the DGM2.

Both cars were very clean and obviously in the same light.

I do not dislike the color. Just wondered...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-22-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By tedb1965
Ordered DGM2 car delivered as Sophisto

I had a 2013 550i X Msport delivered last week. Great car.
Still deciding Dinan S2 or Hartge.

Issue: I ordered the car DGM2 and the car was delivered as a Sophisto Grau which is not a BMW NA...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-06-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By tedb1965
Hartge sells cars in Germany much like Alpina and...

Hartge sells cars in Germany much like Alpina and have worked with BMW for a long time. It would seem like the Hartge module is less intrusive to the BMW ECU than a reflash of the EPROM. US rep for...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-05-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By tedb1965
I had 2 e39 540 6speeds and am now turning in my...

I had 2 e39 540 6speeds and am now turning in my e60 535 xdrive.
Both 540 were a blast to drive but broke a lot and were tough in the winter. The 535 was awesome in the winter and dependable but...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-05-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By tedb1965
2013 F10 DinanS2 versus Hartge

My DGM2 Full load 550i xDrive Msport is turning up next week. Dinan S2 versus Hartge Plug in unit. Guys in Amesbury Mass want $1650 for the Hartge box...does not require a reflash..That, H&R springs...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 09-22-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,557
Posted By tedb1965
Wonder what this will do to resale value of these...

Wonder what this will do to resale value of these early production machines...

Ouch.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-19-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,310
Posted By tedb1965
I was in my Montreal dealership on Friday...

I was in my Montreal dealership on Friday negotiating flip for our '09 535 x-drive and X5 3.0 for '13 550 Msport and a X5 3.5 sales guy said November/December 550 deliveries would have N63Tu. I asked...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-20-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By tedb1965
Hello Bimmerfest

Hi my name is Ted,

I just ordered a T.Silver 535i xDrive ZWD STEP with ZWE & ZWR.
The car was on the dealer's lot.

This is my 3rd 5 series. I had a '98 540 6 speed (Msport) and
'03 540 6...
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