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

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Old 04-18-2012, 07:10 AM
mpress mpress is offline
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figured out how to really enjoy 550GT

After 6 weeks finally turned off the MPG indicator on the instrument panel...stopped being curious about my mpg, or stopped caring...

car in sport
drive in manual
sweet spot around 4-5500 rpms

drive this big sucker like my C4S...and

WOW so much fun...

And then just as i though it couldn't get any better??????

An A7 decided he should play with me......
when he finally caught up to me at the light on the west side highway at 56th street he gave me the finger....

i laughed

two seconds later smoke starting pouring out from the hood of his car....

Priceless!!!!!!!!!!!!

hopefully next week dinan tune and exhaust... be interesting to see what this can do then..
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:48 AM
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After 6 weeks finally turned off the MPG indicator on the instrument panel...stopped being curious about my mpg, or stopped caring...

car in sport
drive in manual
sweet spot around 4-5500 rpms

drive this big sucker like my C4S...and

WOW so much fun...

And then just as i though it couldn't get any better??????

An A7 decided he should play with me......
when he finally caught up to me at the light on the west side highway at 56th street he gave me the finger....

i laughed

two seconds later smoke starting pouring out from the hood of his car....

Priceless!!!!!!!!!!!!

hopefully next week dinan tune and exhaust... be interesting to see what this can do then..
LOL..... job well done MP

can't wait to get my hand on mine.... omg never thought 2 month is such a long wait...
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:50 PM
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Stage 1 DINAN tune really enhances all those exhilarating driving characteristics. If you have the opportunity, go with Stage 2. Stage 2 DINAN tune makes my 5GT the ultimate Q-ship. This level tune transforms the car - as if it now is a V12 with gobs of low end torque. And while the hp #s aren't that much different between tunes, the Stage 2 hp is available more throughout the rev range - whereas Stage 1 is more upper rpms.
Regardless, enjoy the added power!
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:20 PM
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:28 PM
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LOL..... job well done MP

can't wait to get my hand on mine.... omg never thought 2 month is such a long wait...
the wait SUCKS and the last few days/weeks conceit has arrived in the USA and you lose visibility of it really sucks...


but worth the wait...

mp
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:30 PM
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by the way was one of the funniest thing on earth
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:36 PM
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I think that BMW should add the dynamic settings to the driver profile (key profile?) in the GT's...kind of like the M cars have the M button that you can set up with your personal preferences. Chassis set to Sport and tranny to DS at one touch.. Would be neat IMO.

Btw a few weeks ago I had an 'encounter' with an X5 (V8)and that thing moves too, but it 'ain't' no GT.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:21 AM
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I think that BMW should add the dynamic settings to the driver profile (key profile?) in the GT's...kind of like the M cars have the M button that you can set up with your personal preferences. Chassis set to Sport and tranny to DS at one touch.. Would be neat IMO.
This is a great idea! I'm definitely faster off a light in Sport, and I wish I didn't have to remember to switch it every time I get in the car.

Mpress, that is the FUNNIEST story!!

It would make a great commercial!
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:19 AM
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This is a great idea! I'm definitely faster off a light in Sport, and I wish I didn't have to remember to switch it every time I get in the car.

Mpress, that is the FUNNIEST story!!

It would make a great commercial!
imagine watch this commercial on TV LOL

too bad MP didn't recorded with those action cameras .....
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2011 328i Coupe (my everyday driving car)
2006 Infiniti G35 (sold 2011)
2000 325i sedan (sold 2006)
1998 Toyota 4 Runner (sold at 2002)
1997 VW Beetles (had to buy another car to drive around
Because too many ticket driving the supra) sold at 2008
1997 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo (sold at 2000)
1994 Toyota Camry (first car)
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:34 PM
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LOL..... job well done MP

can't wait to get my hand on mine.... omg never thought 2 month is such a long wait...
The wait started off a lil over a month and now I have a week to go!
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:20 PM
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more things to send to dvd in motion with requests...
recordable sideband top views...awesome... and dh setting in the key fob!!!!!!
must say once the car started smoking i got the f out of there....
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