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Old 12-06-2010, 05:36 AM
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Lighter aluminium doors on F10

I know that BMW uses aluminium in the doors of the new F10 to reduce weight.

Do the doors still close with a reassuring thud and give the impression of a solid car?
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:41 AM
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yes. The only thing that is a tad unusual for BMW is that if you close the door when the window is down the window rattles.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:07 AM
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...and give the impression of a solid car?
It's not an impression, it is a solid car
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yes. The only thing that is a tad unusual for BMW is that if you close the door when the window is down the window rattles.
Are you serious? This would be more than a "tad unusual". I will need to check this out at my dealer. I test drove a 535 last week but I didn't think to try closing the doors with the windows down. My E39 certainly doesn't have this problem. Hard to believe the F-10 does.
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:09 AM
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F10 has a 5 star crash rating. Maybe one other car has reached this standard so you can be asured it has a very strong side structure.
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:28 AM
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i think the doors seem secure, but perception is confirmed by the safety rating - so they definitely did that right
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