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F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current)
BMW's entrance into the 4 door coupe segment to go head to head with the Audi A7 and MB CLS

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Old 11-11-2012, 08:03 PM
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Soft close doors are available

While my local dealer was doing a locate to try and find a car for me, he came across a 650GC with soft close doors listed as an option. It's not listed anywhere in the ordering info, but I have a fax from him with the options list and it is there. I will post the fax...
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:22 PM
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:57 PM
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i have been trying to convince my dealer to help me get soft close doors and no luck so far. he says just like coupes the gran coupe will not get soft close in first model year.

please keep us informed if you do get soft close doors on GC.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:08 AM
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I received confirmation from my dealership's Sales Manager this morning:

"BMW NA as of November 9th came with mid -year production change which is effective January 3, 2013 and soft close doors has become a stand alone option."

They gave me the option of passing on my GC, which is now on a boat, and re-ordering for a January/February production slot. While I'd like soft-close doors, I'm going to stick with my current order and just bitch about it for the next 24 months. Ha.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:45 AM
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No other changes? Just soft close doors? It's still odd that the above car is already on a lot though.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:46 AM
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No other changes? Just soft close doors? It's still odd that the above car is already on a lot though.
I was told that the option can now be added to builds, but it will push the build back to January.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:50 AM
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Yeah, I am not worried about it that much. It would be nice to have, but not something I would wait for.

Just went to the bmwusa build site, it seems like they updated it. It doesn't have soft close doors yet, but it does work a whole lot better than it used t.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:53 AM
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Yeah, I am not worried about it that much. It would be nice to have, but not something I would wait for.

Just went to the bmwusa build site, it seems like they updated it. It doesn't have soft close doors yet, but it does work a whole lot better than it used t.
I noticed that (about the site), too. It was nice of my dealership to offer me an out and rebuild, but like you, I don't think it's worth waiting for. (Plus, I want to get my 2012 CCA rebate, as I plan to use the 2013 CCA rebate on my wife's replacement vehicle.)
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:10 AM
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when you say starting jan 3rd does that mean cars made into production after jan 3rd?
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:28 AM
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when you say starting jan 3rd does that mean cars made into production after jan 3rd?
That's what I was told, yes.
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i think skipping that option is the only way for me because my ED pick up date is second week of Jan.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:58 AM
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i think skipping that option is the only way for me because my ED pick up date is second week of Jan.
Yeah, I don't think you have a choice.
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Yeah, I don't think you have a choice.

ask your CA if he can modify your built for Soft Close doors. my dealer did it for me and its not pushing the production date either.
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ask your CA if he can modify your built for Soft Close doors. my dealer did it for me and its not pushing the production date either.
Mine was already built when the announcement was made. No worries, though. I should be taking delivery by the end of the month.
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The soft close automatic option can be retrofitted if you missed it or forgot to add.

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The soft close automatic option can be retrofitted if you missed it or forgot to add.

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Can you retrofit a soft close (or power close) option for the trunk latch of an F06?
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i have been trying to convince my dealer to help me get soft close doors and no luck so far. he says just like coupes the gran coupe will not get soft close in first model year.

please keep us informed if you do get soft close doors on GC.
My 2013 650i GC came with soft close!!
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Gran Coupe Soft Close Retrofit Kit available in US

Soft-close retrofit kit for the Gran Coupe for sale. Complete set from BimmerTech including door locks and wiring harness. I'm in the US for easy shipping to all you Gran Coupe owners in the US!
This is a great option for those of us who didnt have the option when early MY13's were built. Happy to answer any questions! -Karl
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Hello,

Curious can you do a soft close or power close on a F13 650 coupe trunk?
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Soft-close retrofit kit for the Gran Coupe for sale. Complete set from BimmerTech including door locks and wiring harness. I'm in the US for easy shipping to all you Gran Coupe owners in the US!
This is a great option for those of us who didnt have the option when early MY13's were built. Happy to answer any questions! -Karl
How difficult is it to retrofit this kit? Where do you get power for the motorized latch module? I saw a post where a user runs power cables all the way to the trunk which is a lot of work.

Thank you
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Yes, we can do it.

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Seriously? You guys offer kits for automatic/soft close trunk?
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How difficult is it to retrofit this kit? Where do you get power for the motorized latch module? I saw a post where a user runs power cables all the way to the trunk which is a lot of work.

Thank you
Is this for the soft close doors or the trunk? If it for the doors, don't waste your time/money. With the windows dropping down a bit for open/close, the soft close door option is completely worthless on this car. You can barely shut the doors and they will still close without the use of the soft close feature.

Now my wife's 2014 MDX - my GOD that car could use soft close doors. Probably 50% of the time we need to re-close a door that did not close properly.
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