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Old 12-02-2012, 10:26 AM
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:25 AM
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Congrats, but why the AH5?
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:34 AM
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I ended up being able to get the AH5 and 535i at the same price. I figured why not get a free "one up" over my buddies at work?

Also, I figured I didn't need the extra trunk space and the 2 extra mpg is "kind of" a nice benefit.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:27 PM
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Took me a while but I finally took the leap of faith and ordered the Active Hybrid 5!

Black Sapphire Metallic
Black Nappa Leather
Anthracite Wood trims

Cold Weather Package
Driver Assistance Package
Luxury Seating Package
Premium Package
Sport Package
Technology Package
18" Style 364 Wheels
Premium Hi FI
Power Rear Sunshade

Eta... Way too long! (Mid to end of January)
Congrats! I noticed you got the Driver Assist Package, you may also want to consider the Driver Assist Plus. This adds the Lane Departure and Speed Limit Info. I use the latter every day as it posts the local speed limit on the HUD and find it very useful esp in certain areas where I know cops like to hang out. I added the Driver Assist Plus last minute and glad I did.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:32 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion!

I will contact my CA, hopefully it is not too late.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:33 PM
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I ended up being able to get the AH5 and 535i at the same price. I figured why not get a free "one up" over my buddies at work?

Also, I figured I didn't need the extra trunk space and the 2 extra mpg is "kind of" a nice benefit.

Don't forget the extra HP you get while getting slightly better MPG... Good move.

I'd get the side cameras over the lane departure and speed info.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:36 PM
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I thought the side cameras were part of the Driver assistance package?
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:37 PM
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I thought the side cameras were part of the Driver's assistance package?
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:43 PM
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Don't forget the extra HP you get while getting slightly better MPG... Good move.

I'd get the side cameras over the lane departure and speed info.
But doesn't it weigh about 300lbs more, thus less agile?
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:49 PM
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Anything is more agile than my 08 GS460...
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:50 PM
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I thought the side cameras were part of the Driver assistance package?
I think you are right, my bad.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:59 PM
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I have the side, top and rear camera views on my 550. very cool option
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:01 PM
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But doesn't it weigh about 300lbs more, thus less agile?

BMW does an excellent job at balancing their weight, with an increase 35HP and 30 LB of torque it probably feels great! OP Make sure you post pics and first impressions when you get it.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:09 PM
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Will do! I'm currently driving a '12 535i while BMW is trying to figure out what's wrong with the Bluetooth on my '13 x3.

I should be able to provide an amateur review/comparison from a lead footed driver.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:22 PM
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Congrats, those are rare out here in communist-California where everyone and their mother drives a prius.

People with the AH7 (pre-'13 model) were very very pleased with their purchase, so I'm sure you will too. It slots above a regular 750 and below an Alpina/V12 760 in terms of power, not too shabby!

If the F10 is anything like that, I'm sure you'll enjoy the extra power with nearly no loss in mileage.


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Old 12-02-2012, 06:16 PM
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I have one and it's definitely not a Prius, though it's not 550 either.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:22 PM
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I have one and it's definitely not a Prius, though it's not 550 either.
How does it compare to the regular 535i?
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:46 PM
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How does it compare to the regular 535i?
In what?

It's a 535 with an added electric engine and batteries although no doubt I am over simplifying... Lol
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:53 PM
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How does it compare to the regular 535i?
Electric engine gives you instant power, which make any "performance" hybrid to driver very differently from pure gasoline engine. Feels more like diesel during acceleration - quick extra boost at the beginning (50hp + torque from electric) which goes away with time as gasoline engine gets into power, e.g. During acceleration it start as 535d and ends acceleration as 535i. Some people (who haven't tried diesel can classify it as f*ng rocket due to that extra boost at the low)

ASS is also little bit less annoying as electric engine works as big starter.

Pure electric driving:

At the golf cart speeds (parking lots at the plazas) it predictably drives as golf cart.
At the highway speeds gas engine is always on, unless you put it into Eco pro, but that turns the car into grandma's Buick (if you want Buick it's cheaper to get just Buick and move on), on other settings electric engine works in "boost" mode to accelerate you faster when you need it (before tranny downshifts)
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:12 PM
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Congrats! I agonised between the AH5 & the 535d but ended up going with the 535d M-Sport due to better rated fuel economy figures (AH5 6.8L/100Km Vs 535d 5.6L/100km combined) & higher torque (400Nm Vs 630Nm) - plus (I must admit) a certain reluctance to buy the "1st" model of a new line. Luv to hear from you after you get it to see how happy you are with it.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:42 PM
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I ended up being able to get the AH5 and 535i at the same price. I figured why not get a free "one up" over my buddies at work?

Also, I figured I didn't need the extra trunk space and the 2 extra mpg is "kind of" a nice benefit.
Very cool. Can't wait to a writeup from you when you get it!
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:19 PM
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Just called my CA and he said vehicle is already in production status, therefore I cannot change the options
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:24 AM
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Congrats to bolaber! I just got the AH5 and like bolaber said "free upgrade" from 535i to AH5 with all incentives.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:20 AM
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Question Please PM me deal breakdown

Congrats on your order, your config sounds great! I'm considering placing my Active5 order this month using the ED program as well. Can you please PM me the details of your deal for my reference? I qualify for loyalty and the apps credits just want to get an idea of what the deal looks like with all current incentives and the ED mark down, thanks.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:44 AM
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Congratulations!

That's a pretty sweet F10 you have configured. And the color combo is just awesome.
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