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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 04-12-2012, 01:01 PM
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I don't have the feature (wish I had), but you guys with the later builds might check to see if there is an option to enable the kick in iDrive. It seems like the kind of feature that you might want to enable/disable...

Just like my car has a comfort option for unlocking just the driver door, or all doors when touching the driver door handle. This option is likely the same on all cars equipped with comfort access.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:13 PM
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I just called my dealer about this. Apparently this is a very specific motion you need to make. They said it's like kicking a soccer backwards. I can't get it right, so I'm going to have them show me the specific move.

Here is a video for a 3-series, but I couldn't replicate.


Starryeyed,

have you tried to kick it harder? J/K

I'm start to wonder if BMW site is giving out the wrong information....
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:51 PM
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Starryeyed,

have you tried to kick it harder? J/K

I'm start to wonder if BMW site is giving out the wrong information....
A joke, but true! I tried kicking the bumper, swinging my leg back and posing, you name it. Official word: Turns out the GT DOES NOT HAVE THIS FEATURE at this time.

I went to the dealership and asked service. They did some research and found that some 5-series sedans have this option, but it's not available (even as an option) on the GT. I couldn't find it anywhere in my owners manual either. So I think you're right - the website must have erroneous info.

I'm ok with not having this feature - I'd hate to be washing the car and accidentally open the big hatch, and then there's soap running everywhere......
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:45 PM
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shin i still can't find the mention where on the value package?? under build your own?? under any specific model of the gt???
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:07 PM
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shin i still can't find the mention where on the value package?? under build your own?? under any specific model of the gt???
mpress, you're not losing your mind. I saw it today under the Value Package - it was one of the option windows that opened up when you placed the cursor over the descriptor. Then I went to look for it again, but it's gone! I don't see the "Value Package" description at all. Strange.

Now, those "free" items such as the rear camera and nav, appear as a line item in build-your-own, but there is no longer a reference to the automatic tailgate feature.

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Old 04-12-2012, 06:26 PM
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if anybody finds this we need a screen shot!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:45 PM
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if anybody finds this we need a screen shot!!!!!!!!!!
mp
Does this LINK work for you? Place your cursor over "Power Tailgate" under Value Package.

The feature is described on the GT page, but it shows a picture of a Sedan with the feature.

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Old 04-12-2012, 10:02 PM
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if anybody finds this we need a screen shot!!!!!!!!!!
mp
here is the screen shot

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2000 325i sedan (sold 2006)
1998 Toyota 4 Runner (sold at 2002)
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Because too many ticket driving the supra) sold at 2008
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:27 AM
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Wardman, if you are worried about low ceilings in parking garages, were you aware that you can set the height to which the hatch will open using the iDrive. I believe it can be found under the Settings choice in the menu.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:46 AM
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Yes - and I set it from day one. Mad part about it is that at the setting to keep it from hitting the garage door "hard" is it's lower than my normal height so I bang my head on it when it's opened until I raise it more.

PS - unlike my RX400h, you cannot open it with the garage door down either, I found out the hard way. And when trying to stop it from hitting, there is a delay when trying to put force against it... therefore a ding in the hatch that had to be painted....

With all the sensors, they should put one inthe hatch to stop it when getting close to hitting something

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Old 04-25-2012, 07:13 PM
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Ok this is the update from BMW

all GT don't come with leg swing open tailgate function. Well at least 2012 model won't.

So I asked, why the web site state it does, well it's for the 5 series and they just port it over on the GT........

Any way....before I wrote and call BMW NA. I went back to my dealer and they had 6 GT on the lot and I had kicked and danced under the bummer on every one of them lol

MP you can stop trying now
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2000 325i sedan (sold 2006)
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Because too many ticket driving the supra) sold at 2008
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:43 AM
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Ok this is the update from BMW

all GT don't come with leg swing open tailgate function. Well at least 2012 model won't.

So I asked, why the web site state it does, well it's for the 5 series and they just port it over on the GT........

Any way....before I wrote and call BMW NA. I went back to my dealer and they had 6 GT on the lot and I had kicked and danced under the bummer on every one of them lol

MP you can stop trying now
Pics, please.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:55 AM
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Shin i am already working through bmw NA on this... because there web guys screwed up I'm not suffering.... no where does it say they are not responsible for typos..... i have requested compensation for...on my car the kick tailgate, and my M sport was delivered without a M dead pedal, without M door sills, and without M black tail pipes... they are not sure why.. honestly i am hoping for free bmw parts credit or discount on the cost rather then them supplying the parts and installing... the m door sill don't illuminate so not sure care about them when the bmw ones do... i am changing the exhaust to quads because i hate the trapezoids...and the m foot rest they supply is a cheesy grey plastic one... but if i can get them to give me a free month off the lease it will pay for part of the exhaust and pedals....and I'm hoping for a 500 dollar parts credit to be able to get the ski the base and ski package for the roof.....

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Originally Posted by shinandy View Post
Ok this is the update from BMW

all GT don't come with leg swing open tailgate function. Well at least 2012 model won't.

So I asked, why the web site state it does, well it's for the 5 series and they just port it over on the GT........

Any way....before I wrote and call BMW NA. I went back to my dealer and they had 6 GT on the lot and I had kicked and danced under the bummer on every one of them lol

MP you can stop trying now
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:31 AM
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Shin i am already working through bmw NA on this... because there web guys screwed up I'm not suffering.... no where does it say they are not responsible for typos..... i have requested compensation for...on my car the kick tailgate, and my M sport was delivered without a M dead pedal, without M door sills, and without M black tail pipes... they are not sure why.. honestly i am hoping for free bmw parts credit or discount on the cost rather then them supplying the parts and installing... the m door sill don't illuminate so not sure care about them when the bmw ones do... i am changing the exhaust to quads because i hate the trapezoids...and the m foot rest they supply is a cheesy grey plastic one... but if i can get them to give me a free month off the lease it will pay for part of the exhaust and pedals....and I'm hoping for a 500 dollar parts credit to be able to get the ski the base and ski package for the roof.....

mp
MP count me in.... LOL
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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 04-26-2012, 07:33 AM
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Pics, please.
Lex...... My wife did took a video of me doing that, but I look like an idiot so I'm making sure the video does not go public
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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 04-26-2012, 07:39 AM
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By the way.... My car will be ready to sail at may 19.... Any know how long they will be on water?
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2000 325i sedan (sold 2006)
1998 Toyota 4 Runner (sold at 2002)
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Because too many ticket driving the supra) sold at 2008
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:33 AM
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By the way.... My car will be ready to sail at may 19.... Any know how long they will be on water?
Expect about 4 weeks from Bremerhaven to your dealer through Port Hueneme (West Coast Delivery).

It is a long way across the Atlantic, through the Panama Canal and up the coast to CA.

My car came that way - the tracking and anticipation drove me crazy.

http://www.bmwblog.com/2009/07/14/ho...d-to-delivery/
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:06 AM
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Lex...... My wife did took a video of me doing that, but I look like an idiot so I'm making sure the video does not go public
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:20 AM
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Expect about 4 weeks from Bremerhaven to your dealer through Port Hueneme (West Coast Delivery).

It is a long way across the Atlantic, through the Panama Canal and up the coast to CA.

My car came that way - the tracking and anticipation drove me crazy.

http://www.bmwblog.com/2009/07/14/ho...d-to-delivery/
Thx chewy
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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)
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:28 PM
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Shin i am already working through bmw NA on this... because there web guys screwed up I'm not suffering.... no where does it say they are not responsible for typos..... i have requested compensation for...on my car the kick tailgate, and my M sport was delivered without a M dead pedal, without M door sills, and without M black tail pipes... they are not sure why.. honestly i am hoping for free bmw parts credit or discount on the cost rather then them supplying the parts and installing... the m door sill don't illuminate so not sure care about them when the bmw ones do... i am changing the exhaust to quads because i hate the trapezoids...and the m foot rest they supply is a cheesy grey plastic one... but if i can get them to give me a free month off the lease it will pay for part of the exhaust and pedals....and I'm hoping for a 500 dollar parts credit to be able to get the ski the base and ski package for the roof.....

mp
Mpress, keep us posted about this? I'm bummed about the MSport package omissions too.

I'm not too worried about the hands-free tailgate because with my luck I'd clock myself in the teeth with the tailgate while washing the car.
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