Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > F10 / F11 (2011 - Current)

F10 / F11 (2011 - Current)
The new chapter in the highly successful story of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) and wagon (F11)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #26  
Old 12-31-2012, 05:05 PM
wesleyan92 wesleyan92 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Allen TX
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 467
Mein Auto: 2014 535i
Congratulations DallasBimmer - beautiful car. Light color is the way to go with the M-Sport package. That way the black trims show up so much better. I just wish BMW put springs that would lower the car by 1/2 an inch. There are days when I miss my E60 handling.
__________________
Current: 2012 535|| Titanium Silver, Black interior, M-sport, Premium, SAT, Nav, Apps

Retired: 2010 535|| White, Natural Brown interior, Sports, SAT, iPOD, Rear airbags

Retired - 2008 528 - Premium, iPod, Cold Weather, Titanium with black interior

Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 12-31-2012, 06:55 PM
Agrines2003 Agrines2003 is offline
Registered User
Location: Georgia
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 22
Mein Auto: 2013 535i xDrive
I opted not to get DDC, I'm happy with the MSport setup so far. Now I'm curious.
__________________
Current BMWs:
2013 535i xDrive
- Dark Graphite Metallic II w/ Black Perforated Nevada Leather
Options:
ZCW, ZDA, ZDB, ZLS, ZMP, ZPP, ZTP, 416, 5AC, 5DF, 677, 6FH, 6NL, 6UK
Accessories:
iPhone 4GS Snap In Adapter

2012 X5 xDrive35i Premium - Black Sapphire Metallic w/ Black Perforated Nevada Leather
Options:
ZAV, ZCV, ZCW, ZPS, ZTP, 217, 2VA, 328, 4AB, 4UB, 5DF, 639, 6FF, 6NF, 6NR
Accessories:
iPhone 4GS Snap In Adapter


Previous BMW:
2006 325i Sedan
- Jet Black w/ Black Leather
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 12-31-2012, 07:48 PM
miamiboyca's Avatar
miamiboyca miamiboyca is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Dallas, TX
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,668
Mein Auto: F10 6MT
Quote:
Originally Posted by Agrines2003 View Post
I opted not to get DDC, I'm happy with the MSport setup so far. Now I'm curious.
That's interesting since the xdrive MSport does not one with the passive sport suspension.
__________________
2013 535i Space Grey, Biege, M-SPort, Premium, Tech, Cold Weather, Luxury Seating, PDC, 6MT ED-10/11/2012 - PCD Redelivery-12/14/12
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 01-01-2013, 04:07 AM
Agrines2003 Agrines2003 is offline
Registered User
Location: Georgia
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 22
Mein Auto: 2013 535i xDrive
Quote:
Originally Posted by miamiboyca View Post
That's interesting since the xdrive MSport does not one with the passive sport suspension.
Whats really interesting to me is that MY car, 2013 535i XDrive MSport, have the options to select Sport, Comfort, or ECO mode. I normally drive in Sport mode with the darn auto stop turned off.
__________________
Current BMWs:
2013 535i xDrive
- Dark Graphite Metallic II w/ Black Perforated Nevada Leather
Options:
ZCW, ZDA, ZDB, ZLS, ZMP, ZPP, ZTP, 416, 5AC, 5DF, 677, 6FH, 6NL, 6UK
Accessories:
iPhone 4GS Snap In Adapter

2012 X5 xDrive35i Premium - Black Sapphire Metallic w/ Black Perforated Nevada Leather
Options:
ZAV, ZCV, ZCW, ZPS, ZTP, 217, 2VA, 328, 4AB, 4UB, 5DF, 639, 6FF, 6NF, 6NR
Accessories:
iPhone 4GS Snap In Adapter


Previous BMW:
2006 325i Sedan
- Jet Black w/ Black Leather

Last edited by Agrines2003; 01-01-2013 at 05:02 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 01-01-2013, 06:55 AM
miamiboyca's Avatar
miamiboyca miamiboyca is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Dallas, TX
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,668
Mein Auto: F10 6MT
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by Agrines2003 View Post
Whats really interesting to me is that MY car, 2013 535i XDrive MSport, have the options to select Sport, Comfort, or ECO mode. I normally drive in Sport mode with the darn auto stop turned off.
Thoses settings are about shift points, and throttle response - nothing to do with suspension.
__________________
2013 535i Space Grey, Biege, M-SPort, Premium, Tech, Cold Weather, Luxury Seating, PDC, 6MT ED-10/11/2012 - PCD Redelivery-12/14/12
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 01-01-2013, 06:58 AM
Needsdecaf's Avatar
Needsdecaf Needsdecaf is offline
Everything's Bigger in TX
Location: The Woodlands, TX
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 7,106
Mein Auto: 2007 MDX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Agrines2003 View Post
Whats really interesting to me is that MY car, 2013 535i XDrive MSport, have the options to select Sport, Comfort, or ECO mode. I normally drive in Sport mode with the darn auto stop turned off.
Made standard on all cars since 2012 MY.
__________________
2011 535i
Sophisto Grau / Oyster - Black Nappa, Anthracite Wood Gone but not forgotten.

Heaven is where the police are British, the cooks are French, the cars are German, the lovers are Italian and it is all organised by the Swiss.

Hell is where the police are German, the cooks are English, the cars are French, the lovers are Swiss, and it is all organised by the Italians
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 01-01-2013, 08:39 AM
Agrines2003 Agrines2003 is offline
Registered User
Location: Georgia
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 22
Mein Auto: 2013 535i xDrive
Quote:
Originally Posted by miamiboyca View Post
Thoses settings are about shift points, and throttle response - nothing to do with suspension.
Well I have no issues with the way it shifts either.
__________________
Current BMWs:
2013 535i xDrive
- Dark Graphite Metallic II w/ Black Perforated Nevada Leather
Options:
ZCW, ZDA, ZDB, ZLS, ZMP, ZPP, ZTP, 416, 5AC, 5DF, 677, 6FH, 6NL, 6UK
Accessories:
iPhone 4GS Snap In Adapter

2012 X5 xDrive35i Premium - Black Sapphire Metallic w/ Black Perforated Nevada Leather
Options:
ZAV, ZCV, ZCW, ZPS, ZTP, 217, 2VA, 328, 4AB, 4UB, 5DF, 639, 6FF, 6NF, 6NR
Accessories:
iPhone 4GS Snap In Adapter


Previous BMW:
2006 325i Sedan
- Jet Black w/ Black Leather
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 01-01-2013, 08:39 AM
Agrines2003 Agrines2003 is offline
Registered User
Location: Georgia
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 22
Mein Auto: 2013 535i xDrive
Quote:
Originally Posted by Needsdecaf View Post
Made standard on all cars since 2012 MY.
Good info to know. Thanks.
__________________
Current BMWs:
2013 535i xDrive
- Dark Graphite Metallic II w/ Black Perforated Nevada Leather
Options:
ZCW, ZDA, ZDB, ZLS, ZMP, ZPP, ZTP, 416, 5AC, 5DF, 677, 6FH, 6NL, 6UK
Accessories:
iPhone 4GS Snap In Adapter

2012 X5 xDrive35i Premium - Black Sapphire Metallic w/ Black Perforated Nevada Leather
Options:
ZAV, ZCV, ZCW, ZPS, ZTP, 217, 2VA, 328, 4AB, 4UB, 5DF, 639, 6FF, 6NF, 6NR
Accessories:
iPhone 4GS Snap In Adapter


Previous BMW:
2006 325i Sedan
- Jet Black w/ Black Leather
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 01-01-2013, 09:32 AM
miamiboyca's Avatar
miamiboyca miamiboyca is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Dallas, TX
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,668
Mein Auto: F10 6MT
Quote:
Originally Posted by Agrines2003 View Post
I opted not to get DDC, I'm happy with the MSport setup so far. Now I'm curious.
The reason I commented was because you mention you were curious and since the discussion was about DDc vs. MSport passive sport suspension, I though you should know that you don't have either. This bodes well for you since you are happy. The sport suspension may have been to harsh for you in the long run.

I hope you continue to enjoy your car!
__________________
2013 535i Space Grey, Biege, M-SPort, Premium, Tech, Cold Weather, Luxury Seating, PDC, 6MT ED-10/11/2012 - PCD Redelivery-12/14/12
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 01-03-2013, 03:23 PM
DallasBimmer's Avatar
DallasBimmer DallasBimmer is offline
BIG D BIMMERS
Location: Dallas
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 793
Mein Auto: '13 535i MSPORT,'10 E93
Quote:
Originally Posted by miamiboyca View Post
the reason i commented was because you mention you were curious and since the discussion was about ddc vs. Msport passive sport suspension, i though you should know that you don't have either. This bodes well for you since you are happy. The sport suspension may have been to harsh for you in the long run.

I hope you continue to enjoy your car!
+1
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 01-04-2013, 05:26 PM
K-A's Avatar
K-A K-A is offline
Dark Knight
Location: U.S
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,428
Mein Auto: '13 BMW 535i M Sport
Quote:
Originally Posted by Needsdecaf View Post
2013 is the first time that the MSport has a dedicated sport suspension without any electronics. And many people with 2013 MSport have DHP or DDC, so not many have this new (to the US) all steel sport suspension.
WOW! I didn't know that! I KNEW something felt different on this car. I'm a huge advocate for steel suspensions as IMO the "digital suspensions" I've experienced haven't always truly impressed me, and I loathe the added reliability/upkeep issues on such a focal point of a car.... even if I'm Leasing.

I knew something felt tighter and simply "simpler" about how well the suspension acts on my car than the 2012 M Sport I drove some months back. I'm gonna wager and say/hope the 2013 M Sport suspension is the better alternative for this particular car. At least we know unlike what apparently was the case for 2012 F10 M Sports (from what I heard?), the 2013 DOES indeed have a dedicated "M Sport" suspension.
__________________
'13 F10 BMW 535i Sport : Jet Black/Black-Anthracite : Premium & Technology Packages/Sport Auto Trans/Camera/Park Distance Control/Heated Seats/Tinted Windows/Blacked Out Markers/Performance Spoiler.

Ex M-B's: '11/'10/'06 E350's w/ AMG Sport Package, '02 S500 w/ Every Option.

Last edited by K-A; 01-04-2013 at 05:28 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 01-04-2013, 05:32 PM
K-A's Avatar
K-A K-A is offline
Dark Knight
Location: U.S
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,428
Mein Auto: '13 BMW 535i M Sport
Quote:
Originally Posted by miamiboyca View Post
Thoses settings are about shift points, and throttle response - nothing to do with suspension.
Also steering feel. Though I'm still curious as to what *technically* changes in steering from Comfort to Sport. Is Sport steering heavier, more direct, etc.?

Also, as for the settings, I still can't figure out what Eco Pro and Comfort do differently. The car *feels* slower in Eco Pro so I assume it further softens throttle response and lowers shift points, but don't know if that's just in my head.
__________________
'13 F10 BMW 535i Sport : Jet Black/Black-Anthracite : Premium & Technology Packages/Sport Auto Trans/Camera/Park Distance Control/Heated Seats/Tinted Windows/Blacked Out Markers/Performance Spoiler.

Ex M-B's: '11/'10/'06 E350's w/ AMG Sport Package, '02 S500 w/ Every Option.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 01-06-2013, 09:48 AM
kc1953 kc1953 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: California
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 477
Mein Auto: 2012 535i.
Beautiful car. I noticed you didn't get the sport tranny with paddle shifters. Any particular reason? I say this only because most m sports have this option. But great car!

Quote:
Originally Posted by DallasBimmer View Post
Hey guys, I took delivery of my brand new 2013 535i today. I had three used ones in site, but they were sold by the time I got there after work.
This is my dream machine.

It's Alpine White with Black Dakota leather.

Here are the options:
M-Sport package.
Premium package.
Technology package.
Steptronic.
Rear View Camera.
Multi-Contour Seats.
Heated Front seats.
Park Distance Control.

I have to say, coming from a 750Li, this car just dazzles you. The cornering, performance, and just the way it looks is amazing.
I do miss the room in the 750, but this car more than makes up for it with so much more modern technology and convinience. All I have to say is wow!
__________________
2012 535i, black sapphire metallic, oyster/black dakota, premium, premium sound, technology, sport, sport auto, heated front seats.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 01-06-2013, 10:10 AM
kckc1016 kckc1016 is offline
Registered User
Location: NYC
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 95
Mein Auto: 2012 550 xDrive
i do not have paddle shifters on my m sport, i did have it on my e92 and i can honestly say i used it 2x in 2 years. Is it more so for aesthetics? or do you guys use it?
__________________
2012 550 xDrive
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 01-06-2013, 12:03 PM
azray7's Avatar
azray7 azray7 is offline
bimmerfest Supporting Member
Location: Charlotte, NC
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 207
Mein Auto: 2012 535i White M Sport
I don't use mine...but it looks nice!
__________________

__________________
BMW CCA Member
2012 535i Alpine White, Cold Weather, M Sport, Premium, Premium Sound, Tech, Sport Trans
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 01-06-2013, 12:05 PM
TGray5's Avatar
TGray5 TGray5 is offline
Ultimate Driving Machine
Location: So. Calif.
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 2,207
Mein Auto: '13 F10 550i; '13 R1200GS
I use em...a quick way to grab another gear or two when you want to really take off, as opposed to moving your hand to the gear shift, putting it in manual and then shifting. Not the end of the world without them, but a nice thing to have. Also, I've heard that the sports transmission options shifts faster...probably just a different software program or a software toggle activated with that option...I don't know, can anyone confirm if this is true.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 01-06-2013, 01:26 PM
Needsdecaf's Avatar
Needsdecaf Needsdecaf is offline
Everything's Bigger in TX
Location: The Woodlands, TX
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 7,106
Mein Auto: 2007 MDX
Quote:
Originally Posted by TGray5 View Post
I use em...a quick way to grab another gear or two when you want to really take off, as opposed to moving your hand to the gear shift, putting it in manual and then shifting. Not the end of the world without them, but a nice thing to have. Also, I've heard that the sports transmission options shifts faster...probably just a different software program or a software toggle activated with that option...I don't know, can anyone confirm if this is true.
It definitely shifts faster. It's just programming, it is the same transmission.

Also, the shifter on the SAT is much nicer, IMO.
__________________
2011 535i
Sophisto Grau / Oyster - Black Nappa, Anthracite Wood Gone but not forgotten.

Heaven is where the police are British, the cooks are French, the cars are German, the lovers are Italian and it is all organised by the Swiss.

Hell is where the police are German, the cooks are English, the cars are French, the lovers are Swiss, and it is all organised by the Italians
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 01-06-2013, 02:19 PM
K-A's Avatar
K-A K-A is offline
Dark Knight
Location: U.S
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,428
Mein Auto: '13 BMW 535i M Sport
Yeah, I just noticed how much nicer the shifter on the SAT is too. That was a must have for me, paddles which come in handy sometimes, the much cooler look with them, the faster shifting tranny and of course the higher quality shifter.

However, to each their own, to some I can see it being negligible.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 01-06-2013, 03:14 PM
astrohip astrohip is offline
Stuart in Houston
Location: Houston TX
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 366
Send a message via AIM to astrohip
Mein Auto: 2013 550i
Quote:
Originally Posted by kckc1016 View Post
i do not have paddle shifters on my m sport, i did have it on my e92 and i can honestly say i used it 2x in 2 years. Is it more so for aesthetics? or do you guys use it?
Other than playing around with them on rare occasion, I doubt I'll use mine much either. But back when I ordered my car, this forum educated me that when you upgrade to paddle shifters, you also get a better tranny. So I did...
__________________
Current BMWs
2013 550i Space Gray, M-Sport--del Dec 2013
2013 X5 5.0 Orion Silver--del Dec 2013

Prior BMWs
2009 X5 4.8 White (w/hitch)
2007 550i Monaco Blue, Sport
2004 X5 4.4i
2003 540i M-Sport w/Dinan mods (last of the great E39's)
2002 X5 3.0
2000 540i Sport
1995 525i Sport
1991 325is
1986 325es
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 01-06-2013, 04:04 PM
DallasBimmer's Avatar
DallasBimmer DallasBimmer is offline
BIG D BIMMERS
Location: Dallas
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 793
Mein Auto: '13 535i MSPORT,'10 E93
Quote:
Originally Posted by kc1953 View Post
Beautiful car. I noticed you didn't get the sport tranny with paddle shifters. Any particular reason? I say this only because most m sports have this option. But great car!
Good question. When I went in on December 31st to buy the car, this one had all the options I wanted except the paddles. I checked with the other two dealers but they didn't have white with all black interior. I settled on this one since they sweetened the deal by getting real close to invoice and giving me what I wanted for my trade in.

I had paddles on my IS350 and only used them a few times in 4 years. I like the SAT, but am very happy with my cars performance, looks, and the price I paid!
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 01-06-2013, 04:08 PM
schnell525 schnell525 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Niebelungenland
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,159
Mein Auto: 2012 BMW 550xi
Looks great!
__________________
12 550xi
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 05-27-2013, 03:48 PM
Stilian Stilian is offline
Registered User
Location: EU
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 10
Mein Auto: BMW 3
Nice car DallasBimmer, looks awesome in white, just like the BMW 535i M-Sport Saabkyle reviewed some time ago. I think it would also look nice in mat black or grey mat with black wheels.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > F10 / F11 (2011 - Current)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms