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Old 09-02-2011, 12:42 PM
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why would you debadge it?
So when he smokes someone that doesn't know what they've gotten themselves into, they're still confused as to why whatever they thought they had in their vehicle left them in the dust.
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:46 PM
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:02 PM
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I ordered the light grey interior....so I'll see how it looks...BMW has it as an option so it can't be too terrible!
It will be good, it's considered more "sporting", that's why it's standard with the M packages. You also get upgraded, cloth-covered sun visors, instead of the cheap standard vinyl ones. (It's a shame they cut corners with those standard visors).
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:18 PM
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:41 PM
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I love the look of the 5. Sometimes I just stand outside and look at from different angles. I am one of the few (I think?) that ordered Tasman Green. I have had many people come over to me and ask what color it is — never had that with my last 5, which was Carbon Black.

It definitely isn't as "bad" looking at the black, but I was ready for a change and am really enjoying it. It also shows no dirt — seems to be self cleaning, which is definitely a change from the darker colors.

That said, I did see a Msport in black today and it really turned my head!

Regarding the anthracite headliner, I agree that it's a personal thing. I saw that one poster said it made him feel claustrophobic. Not me. I think it ties everything together beautifully. Definitely worth the extra money in my book.

Can anybody tell me how to attach a photo to a post? I put a few in my "garage" but I don't see any way to attach a photo as many posters do. Thanks.
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:56 PM
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Can anybody tell me how to attach a photo to a post? I put a few in my "garage" but I don't see any way to attach a photo as many posters do. Thanks.
Can't remember, but you might have to have 100 posts before you can post an image (maybe that's just to post an avatar). There's a box "Manage Attachments" a little lower down than the Submit button. Click that and then browse to the image on your computer and upload it.
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That said, I did see a Msport in black today and it really turned my head!
Yeah..that was probably mine...I saw you looking...
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Old 09-03-2011, 05:35 AM
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Unfortunately, you guys are gonna start seeing M-Sports a lot more on the roads, it looks like, starting with 2012 models.
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Unfortunately, you guys are gonna start seeing M-Sports a lot more on the roads, it looks like, starting with 2012 models.
Ironically, as F10s have become more plentiful, a see several everyday in my neighborhood,
I find myself paying more, not less attention, to the car. I appreciate the nuances of the M Sport design mods that communicate athleticism and speed.
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Old 09-03-2011, 06:46 AM
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Yeah, a good design always looks better the more you see it! I find myself getting bored of Exotics rather fast, while extremely precise and well done/timeless "normal cars" will always turn my head.

Cars like 5-Series' need to be designed so carefully, as to blend in, yet stand out, which is what a good Executive/Luxury Sedan is supposed to do. Be understated when you want it to be, yet when someone's paying attention, the design starts talking.
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:39 AM
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I notice heads turning and longing glances too…..(well….. my ego tells me that's what it is)…..especially at slower speeds and through parking lots…..Its garaged at home so no driveway stares to report.
Great sig pic. Along the same lines as my other thread about the M Sport package: check out your lower rocker panel and the sharp point it makes towards the front from the light reflection. I love that.
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:03 AM
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My F10 receives many stares and compliments. The design is sublime. It's like the Van Gough or the Claude Monet...it stands out and demands your attention and appreciation. The design is a tribute to the talent of Adrian van Hooydonk, BMW's chief designer, who should rightfully take a bow. As for his predecesor, Chris Bangle...well, in my opinion, there's no unemployment line too long for him to take a stand.
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i get stares all the time! especially because im filipino and kinda short and 21. people always look at me wondering where the hell that little kid get that car lol
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i get stares all the time! especially because im filipino and kinda short and 21. people always look at me wondering where the hell that little kid get that car lol
Saw your youtube video - great beat, I love it!
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Great sig pic. Along the same lines as my other thread about the M Sport package: check out your lower rocker panel and the sharp point it makes towards the front from the light reflection. I love that.
I did see your other thread chelseafc, and thanks...I do like the dagger like appearance of the light reflection of the rocker panels...it seems to accentuate the other bodylines of the M-sport too. This pic was unintentional as my car just caught my eye on the way out of work and I snapped that pic with my phone...I still find myself looking at it like its not mine...I know.. pathetic right?

Thanks again..No hijack intended OP.
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My F10 receives many stares and compliments. The design is sublime. It's like the Van Gough or the Claude Monet...it stands out and demands your attention and appreciation. The design is a tribute to the talent of Adrian van Hooydonk, BMW's chief designer, who should rightfully take a bow. As for his predecesor, Chris Bangle...well, in my opinion, there's no unemployment line too long for him to take a stand.
Chris Bangle was head Designer of BMW while the F10, from beginning to end, while the F10 was being Designed. jacek Fröhlich was the actual guy who penned it. Adrian got to reap the PR rewards, however.
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I did see your other thread chelseafc, and thanks...I do like the dagger like appearance of the light reflection of the rocker panels...it seems to accentuate the other bodylines of the M-sport too. This pic was unintentional as my car just caught my eye on the way out of work and I snapped that pic with my phone...I still find myself looking at it like its not mine...I know.. pathetic right?

Thanks again..No hijack intended OP.
Pathetic? Not at all. In this crowd, you're completely normal!

(FWIW, I've had a couple of "wow...I need to get a picture!" moments lately with my E90 M3, and I've had that car for 34 months.)
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Pathetic? Not at all. In this crowd, you're completely normal!

(FWIW, I've had a couple of "wow...I need to get a picture!" moments lately with my E90 M3, and I've had that car for 34 months.)
Would love to see a pic or two of your M3, I was cosidering getting one while shopping for the 535, Though good lease rates on ///M vehicles are unheard of unfortunalty.
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Would love to see a pic or two of your M3, I was cosidering getting one while shopping for the 535, Though good lease rates on ///M vehicles are unheard of unfortunalty.
Here you go! The car wasn't particularly well-detailed, but I came back to it at dusk and it looked great. (Well, at least *I* thought it did.)

Sorry for the graininess. These shots came off my phone, and the lighting wasn't so great.
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Here you go! The car wasn't particularly well-detailed, but I came back to it at dusk and it looked great. (Well, at least *I* thought it did.)

Sorry for the graininess. These shots came off my phone, and the lighting wasn't so great.
Awesome! Beautiful shots, too bad you didnt have a regular camera. Good to see I'm not the only one that folds their mirrors when parked (even in my garage i do) LOL. Nice car man! What color is that? Love those twin spoke wheels! I assume you will takes pics of both "monsters" when you get the 550...
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Awesome! Beautiful shots, too bad you didnt have a regular camera. Good to see I'm not the only one that folds their mirrors when parked (even in my garage i do) LOL. Nice car man! What color is that? Love those twin spoke wheels! I assume you will takes pics of both "monsters" when you get the 550...
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Glad you enjoyed them!

The mirror folding is automatic for me -- the left hand goes to the switch on the way to opening the door. It started with my 2002 M5, so it's pretty much automatic by now. (I "car-sit" a Lexus LS430 for about 6 months/year, and I like that it folds its mirrors automatically. Okay, there's ONE thing I like better on a Lexus. )

The M3 is Jerez Black, which is similar to Carbon Black, but not quite as much blue. The car has the black Nappa extended leather interior with the black woven leather trim and the anthracite (black) headliner. The only color is the stitching on the steering wheel. My boss calls it "Darth Vader's M3".

You can bet that my dSLR will be pressed into action when I get the new car! For about 4 weeks, I'll have the Lexus, the M3, and the 550i. That's 24 cylinders, 96 valves, and over 1,000 HP. (When I got my M5, I had the 2000 540i/6, 2002 M5, and 2001 VW GTI VR6 on the driveway.) My neighbors must think I'm crazy.
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Maybe its me, but since this thread started, it seems to me alot of people are staring at my car as I drive around Toronto. To be honest the only other M Package F-10 I have seen have been in showrooms. I have seen a few F-10 but not one M Package, much less my AW with Cinemon, and 20 inch 311 wheels...funny thing is, alot of BMW drivers seem to stare the most
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