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Old 04-27-2012, 09:05 PM
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Yes, I agree... However, I'm starting to think that maybe my car is stuck in Sport mode. The steering is just not as light as my old one an the whole exhaust valve thing. The car feels very stiff, in a good way but I'm really wondering why the huge difference in feel from my old one.
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The car feels very stiff
The coupe has the top, and that acts like a phosphodiesterase inhibitor. For those of you less familiar with pharmacology, that would be to say that the coupe gets a bit of Viagra to improve the *ahem* handling.

Since all four of the exhaust flaps are open all the time, it does sound like there might be something a bit off. I doubt the coupe is that much stiffer than the convertible... but I can't speak on that for sure.
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I made another video today showcasing the M-tuned exhaust. I think these sound clips are a little better than the last video.

*Sorry some of the shots are blurry. I didn't think about focusing the iPhone as it was mounted behind my head.

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Your car just ooozes sexi....Who would win: your car vs an M3 in a drag race??

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BTW, what brand of shades do you wear in order to clearly view your HUD?

Do you think you'd be comfortable in the 6-series seat while driving to California?
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Anything non-polarized works. Ray Bans work fine, but polarized lenses make the HUD disappear.

As for comfortable, definitely comfortable for long trips. I'd drive it to CA.
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I am taking delivery of my 6 next week! On my 5 series, the HUD is noticeably dimmer with polarized lenses (Maui Jims, Oakley), but still very usable. Maybe the 6 series is more sensitive, but I guess I will find out soon enough!
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Your car just ooozes sexi....Who would win: your car vs an M3 in a drag race??
Haha. Thanks

The M3 as it is a lot lighter, so I'd imagine it would likely win. I think it would be pretty close as the 650xi would get off the line faster, and the torque figure is a little higher (if I remember correctly).

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BTW, what brand of shades do you wear in order to clearly view your HUD?

Do you think you'd be comfortable in the 6-series seat while driving to California?
I'm using non-polarized Oakley's, and they work perfectly. I'm sure any brand is fine so long as they aren't polarized. I had a pair of polarized I used of a long time, and I'm not horribly bothered by the lack of polarization. I'd be more bothered by lack of the HUD display.

This car was designed as a GT, so I'd live to drive it across the country. Hopefully I can do that some day soon
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:48 AM
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I am taking delivery of my 6 next week! On my 5 series, the HUD is noticeably dimmer with polarized lenses (Maui Jims, Oakley), but still very usable. Maybe the 6 series is more sensitive, but I guess I will find out soon enough!
It's probably the same. It's dimmer but still usable. I just prefer the brighter, crisper display. It's worth the money to have two pairs - one polarized and one non-polarized. The non-polarizer are really pretty cheap by comparison. I think mine were about $130 to $150, and Oakley makes nearly every style with both types of lenses.
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I am taking delivery of my 6 next week! On my 5 series, the HUD is noticeably dimmer with polarized lenses (Maui Jims, Oakley), but still very usable. Maybe the 6 series is more sensitive, but I guess I will find out soon enough!
What did you order in your car? Are you leasing or purchase?
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What did you order in your car? Are you leasing or purchase?
It's a mostly loaded 650i xDrive - Carbon Black, M Sport, Cinnamon brown interior with heated seats, B&O stereo, cold weather package, full LEDs, ceramic controls, instrument panel leather, driver assistance package, ARS, and BMW Apps.

Right now I have a verbal deal to trade this in for a 2013 model this summer/fall for basically no additional capital. After hearing about the upgrades for 2013, and how soon they came out, I considered walking away from the 2012 entirely and just ordering a 2013 instead (eating the deposit). The deal in concept sounds good to me but I am working on getting something written before committing to the 2012 delivery - so we shall see what actually happens...

PS - I am purchasing.
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Wow!! That's sad for BMW. Maybe they can hold off your order for the 2013 MY.

If you trade, then how will you get what you want??

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Wow!! That's sad for BMW. Maybe they can hold off your order for the 2013 MY.

If you trade, then how will you get what you want??
My plan is to place an order for the 2013 right away. It'll be BTO so I will get everything I want, and option packages are actually a bit better for me for the 2013 too. No sense in me waiting any longer than needed since it's the 2013 I really want anyways.

It was too late to cancel the 2012 by the time I found out about the MY changes for 2013. I could've just refused delivery of the 2012, but getting the 2012 then the 2013 in rapid succession makes sure I don't have the (small) inconvenience of just having a single car for a few months, while also getting me the latest and greatest model right away.

This deal is dependent on me OK-ing the language of the "contract" which needs to be iron clad, or at least enough for me to sleep at night. I don't think these guys would pull a fast one on me but I need to protect myself regardless. We had a handshake agreement for a different car a few months ago, but they had to renege for various reason (and I'll give them the benefit of the doubt that it was a simple mixup). But unlike last time, if something goes wrong I'll be "stuck" with the 2012.
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It's probably the same. It's dimmer but still usable. I just prefer the brighter, crisper display. It's worth the money to have two pairs - one polarized and one non-polarized. The non-polarizer are really pretty cheap by comparison. I think mine were about $130 to $150, and Oakley makes nearly every style with both types of lenses.
Ray Ban Aviators have 0 visibilty with polorized lenses and HUD. That's the only glasses I wear.
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Ray Ban Aviators have 0 visibilty with polorized lenses and HUD. That's the only glasses I wear.
Maui Jim's have much the same effect.
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My plan is to place an order for the 2013 right away. It'll be BTO so I will get everything I want, and option packages are actually a bit better for me for the 2013 too. No sense in me waiting any longer than needed since it's the 2013 I really want anyways.

It was too late to cancel the 2012 by the time I found out about the MY changes for 2013. I could've just refused delivery of the 2012, but getting the 2012 then the 2013 in rapid succession makes sure I don't have the (small) inconvenience of just having a single car for a few months, while also getting me the latest and greatest model right away.

This deal is dependent on me OK-ing the language of the "contract" which needs to be iron clad, or at least enough for me to sleep at night. I don't think these guys would pull a fast one on me but I need to protect myself regardless. We had a handshake agreement for a different car a few months ago, but they had to renege for various reason (and I'll give them the benefit of the doubt that it was a simple mixup). But unlike last time, if something goes wrong I'll be "stuck" with the 2012.
Where and when did you learn of the changes in MY 2013 if I may ask?
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Where and when did you learn of the changes in MY 2013 if I may ask?
Sorry about just getting back to you on this! I read about the changes here - 2-3 weeks ago I think. I then confirmed it with my dealer the next day, basically. They were pretty sympathetic and I think my timing was just right.
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I just added some pictures that I have taken over the last couple of weeks... most of which were taken while walking away from the car. I probably look like the world's biggest c0ck, but I really don't care. It's worth it for the great screen savers

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Thanks!

Have you decided on a color combo for your car yet?
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Not yet! Picking up my '12 this afternoon and will hopefully have some time to make the '13 order. I will see how the Carbon Black strikes me in person before deciding that vs Citrin. Right now leaning towards Carbon. I am really hoping I can get Canyon Brown interior with my option combo...
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I do love the Carbon Black, and it surprises me every day. Last night while leaving a restaurant I looked out into the parking lot at my car, and it looked Jet Black given the setting sun and rainy skies. Earlier in the day, it was pushing Deep Sea Blue in direct sunlight. It is a very cool color.

If you see a car with Citrin Black, will you snap some pics (preferrably from a few angles to get direct light, indirect, etc.) and post them? I'm very interested in this color and have never seen it in person. Another plus of the Citrin is it will be more unique as the Carbon Black M Sport Coupes are growing in number, at least around here: Jonny, Itinj, me, and several others here and on 6Post. I think the rare factor alone would be enough of a reason for me - assuming I don't dislike the color in person.

I'm really hoping they let you do the Canyon Brown. That combo (with Piano Black, as below) looks amazing with all of the contrast stitching, different leathers, etc. If you get this interior, promise me you'll take a bunch of pics and post them so I can have some new pictures to drool over - getting kinda sick of mine. jk
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I love the Canyon Brown interior (for the GC, maybe?), but I'm just not a fan of Piano Black trim.
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LOL I screenshotted that exact same interior combination on BMWUSA last week. I drool over it daily. I am cautiously optimistic the combo is doable - namely with the M Sport. If not I will probably fall back to Cinnabon.

As far as Citrin is concerned I doubt I will see any in person - so it would be a blind pick basically. But I will definitely take/post some pics if I do. I have seen some awesome pictures of the GC in that color in full sunlight and it's fantastic IMO - though only on the internet. Under normal weather conditions, maybe less compelling. So it's a bit of an uphill decision for me. My main concern is, if both colors look basically like flat black 75% of the time, is there really a point?
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I'd say the "looks like" break down for Carbon Black is true black 20%, Deep Sea Blue-ish 30%, and "is that black or blue, okay I guess it's black with strong blue undertones" 50%. I'm not sure about the break down for the Citrin Black, but it is probably somewhat similar - just with greenish/yellowish/goldish undertones. For the exclusivity alone, I think $1800 for a paint upgrade is worth the money if you like it and they let you do it. I'm still regretting passing on the B&O, which was $3700 more, because I feel like the kid on the playground that doesn't have the cool new toy everyone else has... oh yeah, and the sound is amazing (but this bugs me less, if I'm honest ).

If, God forbid, they don't let you combine M Sport with Individual paint and Merino, then I'd definitely opt for the M Sport. Looking at your car history in your signature, I think you'd be disappointed with the exhaust note from the non-M variant... especially since you had a Maserati (so jealous, btw ). My mom's Yukon XL Denali has a very loud grumble when it starts up, and I can imagine your wife's Range Rover has a note just as loud if not louder. I'm not sure about you, but I just couldn't live with the fact that my $100k BMW might sound lame compared to my mom/wife's vehicle. The M Sport exhaust is worth every bit of the price, and the steering wheel, wheels, headliner, body kit, etc. are just lagniappe.
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