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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 03-01-2013, 05:27 AM
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Our GT is set for build week 14 and we will pick up in Germany mid-April.
I've been reading all I can in case I want to add or delete an option or package.
The on-line 2013 North American Operator's Manual clearly defines some options that I don't trust will b eon the vehicle.
Does anyone have a recent 2013 built that can offer any input? If so it would be most appreciated.

1) Page 42 it clearly defines the touch-free tailgate (waving of the foot) as being part of Comfort Access. This is not shown on the Build pages but certainly would like to have it. Not4 that this manual is GT specific and even uses different wording than the Sedan OM.

2) On Pages 81-85 it clearly defines the operation and existence of the newly released MultiFunction Instrument display. Again, I can see it on the 5 Sedan build but not the GT build, yet this manual is specific to North America GT series

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...modelcode=135L

Any confirmation, suggestions, ideas appreciated. Thanks
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:43 AM
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That link isn't working for me.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:09 AM
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That link isn't working for me.
Not working for me now either.
We leave in 2 weeks so I guess in 15 days my questions will all be answered. Will post when we return with some pics (hopefully I can figure that out).
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:19 PM
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My 2013 550ix GT
1. Has the touch free tailgate in association with the Comfort Access package.
2. It does have a Multifunction Instrument Display which is a "hybrid" containing both analog and digital functions. The provided information does vary based on the drive settings (ECO, Comfort, etc.)

The car is simply great and is truly an enjoyable driving experience. Wonderful combination of handling, power, and comfort.
You will be very pleased with your purchase.
Best wishes on your upcoming journey.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:13 PM
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My 2013 550ix GT
1. Has the touch free tailgate in association with the Comfort Access package.
2. It does have a Multifunction Instrument Display which is a "hybrid" containing both analog and digital functions. The provided information does vary based on the drive settings (ECO, Comfort, etc.)

The car is simply great and is truly an enjoyable driving experience. Wonderful combination of handling, power, and comfort.
You will be very pleased with your purchase.
Best wishes on your upcoming journey.
Ditto.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:09 AM
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Thanks pistachio and SimiClyde. We'll be at BMW Welt 2 weeks from today.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:30 PM
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Here's wishing you an incredible trip!

Have you done European Delivery before (so much to do, so little time)?
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:36 PM
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Smile 550ix GT ED ( not to be confused with the other ED )

Thanks Simi. We have never done ED before. Arrive Munich 4-10 and get car 4-11. Make stops and arrive Amsterdam to drop off on 4-19 then spend a second day there before we fly home and wait.

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Old 03-29-2013, 07:08 PM
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We picked up our GT 2 1/2 years ago. You are about to have a great experience. The wait and anticipation is nothing like the 4 week wait you will have AFTER dropping your car off.

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Old 04-02-2013, 11:21 AM
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My 2013 550ix GT
1. Has the touch free tailgate in association with the Comfort Access package.
2. It does have a Multifunction Instrument Display which is a "hybrid" containing both analog and digital functions. The provided information does vary based on the drive settings (ECO, Comfort, etc.)

The car is simply great and is truly an enjoyable driving experience. Wonderful combination of handling, power, and comfort.
You will be very pleased with your purchase.
Best wishes on your upcoming journey.
Hi Pistachio, just wanted to double check if by touch free tailgate you mean that you can open it with the foot kick.
Thanks,
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:33 PM
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Hi Pistachio, just wanted to double check if by touch free tailgate you mean that you can open it with the foot kick.
Thanks,
Yes, the trunk will fully open by swiping your foot under the rear bumper.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:21 AM
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Great News

Thanks for the confirmation. Very good news that our BMW dealer even denies exists ... lol ... looking forward to doing a demo for them when it gets stateside
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:21 AM
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Won't you be able to confirm at your ED?

Also, can you or anyone with a 2013 check if you can also close it with your foot, fob, or cockpit button?
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Won't you be able to confirm at your ED?

Also, can you or anyone with a 2013 check if you can also close it with your foot, fob, or cockpit button?
The trunk closes by pushing a button on the inside of the trunk lid. I am not aware of a remote method of closing the trunk, although I wouldn't exclude this possibility.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:19 PM
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The trunk closes by pushing a button on the inside of the trunk lid. I am not aware of a remote method of closing the trunk, although I wouldn't exclude this possibility.
To close remotely, you would need to pay a visit to the coding forum to learn what your options are. I've read that there are options, but am not inclined to fiddle with the software on a leased car.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:30 PM
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To close remotely, you would need to pay a visit to the coding forum to learn what your options are. I've read that there are options, but am not inclined to fiddle with the software on a leased car.
Might as well. All of the software used is BMW software. You're not voiding any warranty by turning options on/off.

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The trunk closes by pushing a button on the inside of the trunk lid. I am not aware of a remote method of closing the trunk, although I wouldn't exclude this possibility.
The cars software can be coded to enable closing from the fob and interior button.
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