Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current)

F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current)
The 5 Series Gran Turismo -- now available in the USA as a 535i, 550i and 550i xDrive model.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-17-2012, 08:45 PM
starryeyed starryeyed is offline
What's Not to Love??
Location: USA
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 192
Mein Auto: 2012 535xi GT MSport
Chewy, I did it! New 535xi GT! Hooray!

She'll be in my hands on Tuesday:

535xi GT, Titanium Silver, Ivory/Black, Ash
MSport
Ceramic Controls (love them!)
Dynamic Handling
Heads Up
Driver Assistance (is this good?)
Cold Weather
Premium Sound
Value
Apps

Wow, thanks so much to chewy and everyone for your advice and support! Can't wait to take delivery. Probably more stuff than I need, but a great deal. And from a nice guy....
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 03-17-2012, 08:49 PM
wchewbaka wchewbaka is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: SF Bay Area
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 117
Mein Auto: 2012 535i GT; 1976 2002
welcome to the club
enjoy
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-17-2012, 08:51 PM
mpress mpress is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: white plains ny
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 439
Mein Auto: 09 X5 4.8
tuesday tuesday tuesday
congrats
__________________
HP=s

2012 GT 550ix Msport clock is ticking

2015 335ix GT Msport (the wife)
09 C4S
61 356 roadster
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-18-2012, 12:56 AM
gmblack3 gmblack3 is offline
Paint polishing expert
Location: Atlanta, GA
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 702
Mein Auto: 2011 335is
Looking fwd to pics!
__________________
Bryan Burnworth

14 Tesla S85 Model S

Previous BMWs
12 535i GT DSMB/Cinnamon Welt 1/31/2012
11 335is SGM
99 740il-sold 52k-157k
94 540ia-sold 98k-155k
93 740il-sold 92k-147k
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-18-2012, 08:23 AM
starryeyed starryeyed is offline
What's Not to Love??
Location: USA
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 192
Mein Auto: 2012 535xi GT MSport
Thanks guys! Pictures will definitely be forthcoming!

Can't wait!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-20-2012, 08:38 PM
starryeyed starryeyed is offline
What's Not to Love??
Location: USA
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 192
Mein Auto: 2012 535xi GT MSport
It was bittersweet at the dealer today. I felt so sad giving up my 2008 Wagon, but this 2012 GT is incredible! Without further ado, here are some pictures!!! What do you think?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	BMW GT-1 03.20.12.jpg
Views:	146
Size:	144.5 KB
ID:	317724   Click image for larger version

Name:	BMW GT-2 03.20.12.jpg
Views:	133
Size:	137.0 KB
ID:	317725   Click image for larger version

Name:	BMW-3 03.20.12.jpg
Views:	150
Size:	105.1 KB
ID:	317726   Click image for larger version

Name:	BMW-4 03.20.12.jpg
Views:	136
Size:	100.3 KB
ID:	317727  
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-20-2012, 08:51 PM
Capobranco's Avatar
Capobranco Capobranco is offline
Eye of the Wolf
Location: Potomac, Maryland
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,442
Mein Auto: M3 ZCP, X3 35i M Sport
Beautiful car! Congrats!

I owned an E39 Touring - BMW Tourings are great, but the GT offers much more luxury.
__________________
BMWCCA
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-20-2012, 09:03 PM
wchewbaka wchewbaka is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: SF Bay Area
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 117
Mein Auto: 2012 535i GT; 1976 2002
Very Nice
I like the M Sport treatment.
I can understand how you decided to buy the car off the lot.
I did not see any Gts that looked like THAT on the lots...
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-20-2012, 09:14 PM
starryeyed starryeyed is offline
What's Not to Love??
Location: USA
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 192
Mein Auto: 2012 535xi GT MSport
Thanks capo! Thanks chewy!

I know what you mean - so many of the ones on the lot are alpine white or black with limited features. To me, the MSport trim with the beefier front grill and the extra rubber on the back helps to balance the look of the car, if that makes sense.

I love how this car is such a well-executed balance of sportiness, luxury, and utility. I can't believe there aren't more of them on the road.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-20-2012, 09:40 PM
mpress mpress is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: white plains ny
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 439
Mein Auto: 09 X5 4.8
beauty congrats starry you will love your new baby
__________________
HP=s

2012 GT 550ix Msport clock is ticking

2015 335ix GT Msport (the wife)
09 C4S
61 356 roadster
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-21-2012, 10:04 AM
lexhair lexhair is offline
figuring out my iDrive
Location: Wykagyl
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 264
Mein Auto: '11 535 GT xDrive
That interior is spectacular. I wish I was so brave (mine is black).
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-21-2012, 11:17 AM
gmblack3 gmblack3 is offline
Paint polishing expert
Location: Atlanta, GA
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 702
Mein Auto: 2011 335is
Congrats she looks great!

Which wheels are those? BMW style #?
__________________
Bryan Burnworth

14 Tesla S85 Model S

Previous BMWs
12 535i GT DSMB/Cinnamon Welt 1/31/2012
11 335is SGM
99 740il-sold 52k-157k
94 540ia-sold 98k-155k
93 740il-sold 92k-147k
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-21-2012, 01:57 PM
mpress mpress is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: white plains ny
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 439
Mein Auto: 09 X5 4.8
bryan
those are the bmw 302s, that is the wheel that comes with the 2012 Msport pkg on both the gt 535 or 550 Msport..

i originally tried to have my dealer order mine with 351s the sport pkg wheel on the 5 series sedan but he couldn't make it happen..

ultimately i ended up really liking the look of this wheel on the car.. and i think the additional spokes probably reduce the flex of the wheel under the weight of the GT.. hopefully lowering the chance of bent rims and tire bubbles... could just be wishful thinking..

mp
__________________
HP=s

2012 GT 550ix Msport clock is ticking

2015 335ix GT Msport (the wife)
09 C4S
61 356 roadster
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-21-2012, 05:17 PM
starryeyed starryeyed is offline
What's Not to Love??
Location: USA
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 192
Mein Auto: 2012 535xi GT MSport
Thanks mpress, lexhair, and gmblack3! Yes, 302's. My favorite thing right now are the ceramic controls!!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-21-2012, 06:44 PM
mpress mpress is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: white plains ny
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 439
Mein Auto: 09 X5 4.8
love the ceramic controls all my family and friends that are bimw owners as well all comment on the ceramic controls and the fine line MATTE wood
__________________
HP=s

2012 GT 550ix Msport clock is ticking

2015 335ix GT Msport (the wife)
09 C4S
61 356 roadster
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-21-2012, 08:23 PM
starryeyed starryeyed is offline
What's Not to Love??
Location: USA
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 192
Mein Auto: 2012 535xi GT MSport
Quote:
Originally Posted by mpress View Post
love the ceramic controls all my family and friends that are bimw owners as well all comment on the ceramic controls and the fine line MATTE wood
I find they get a little hotter and retain heat a little longer than the aluminum trim, but they look just sooo good.

Do you have pictures of yours posted mpress? I'd love to see your car!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-21-2012, 09:29 PM
mpress mpress is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: white plains ny
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 439
Mein Auto: 09 X5 4.8
ill post pics this sunday exterior should be done matte blk grills and side light markers go in tomorrow or friday...

radar and laser finally next wed/thursday my installer needs the car for two full days.. but i should be able to get tint down at the same time...that will just leave the exhaust..

by end of month i should be done....

will start posting pics as mods happen...

,mp
__________________
HP=s

2012 GT 550ix Msport clock is ticking

2015 335ix GT Msport (the wife)
09 C4S
61 356 roadster
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-22-2012, 05:01 AM
gmblack3 gmblack3 is offline
Paint polishing expert
Location: Atlanta, GA
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 702
Mein Auto: 2011 335is
Thanks guys for the info on the 302m wheels. Will be looking for a set in the future.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mpress View Post
love the ceramic controls all my family and friends that are bimw owners as well all comment on the ceramic controls and the fine line MATTE wood
These are 2 options, I tried to talk my wife into.
__________________
Bryan Burnworth

14 Tesla S85 Model S

Previous BMWs
12 535i GT DSMB/Cinnamon Welt 1/31/2012
11 335is SGM
99 740il-sold 52k-157k
94 540ia-sold 98k-155k
93 740il-sold 92k-147k
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-22-2012, 07:21 AM
starryeyed starryeyed is offline
What's Not to Love??
Location: USA
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 192
Mein Auto: 2012 535xi GT MSport
Quote:
Originally Posted by mpress View Post
ill post pics this sunday exterior should be done matte blk grills and side light markers go in tomorrow or friday...

radar and laser finally next wed/thursday my installer needs the car for two full days.. but i should be able to get tint down at the same time...that will just leave the exhaust..

by end of month i should be done....

will start posting pics as mods happen...

,mp
And don't forget the interior! I'm dying to see the Fineline Matte!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-22-2012, 07:45 AM
mpress mpress is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: white plains ny
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 439
Mein Auto: 09 X5 4.8
starry
just posted a few before and after of matte black grills and side markers foggy out today so the pics are a little dark but black grills are hot.....

highly recommend the black trims they make the GT look more sporty less 7 series..

will take better pics over the weekend and will include interior...

posted the pics in the mod trouble thread i started the other day.

mp
__________________
HP=s

2012 GT 550ix Msport clock is ticking

2015 335ix GT Msport (the wife)
09 C4S
61 356 roadster
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms