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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 06-20-2013, 02:30 PM
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:38 PM
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:11 PM
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Carbon black is awesome, in the day it has a bluish tint, but at night looks black.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:04 PM
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In my sig. I need to take more, those were right after I picked it up. So, duh, I only recently realized why its called Carbon Black when its really blue. Because it's the color of carbon paper (for those if us that remember what carbon paper is.)


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Old 09-08-2013, 05:09 PM
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In my sig. I need to take more, those were right after I picked it up. So, duh, I only recently realized why its called Carbon Black when its really blue. Because it's the color of carbon paper (for those if us that remember what carbon paper is.)


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Old 09-09-2013, 12:45 PM
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Awesome color, I agree. But the cleaning is a pain in the ass . Here is mine at Geneva's sunset.

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Old 09-09-2013, 01:28 PM
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:16 PM
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Awesome color, I agree. But the cleaning is a pain in the ass . Here is mine at Geneva's sunset.

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My favorite black color- but it's black. Super high maintenance, if you're anal about keeping it clean like me, quite frustrating.
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:56 PM
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Some Carbon Black F10 pics (back lot of a dealer) that I thought really captured the dark blue in the bright sun. These are all of the same car. I believe that is Deep Sea Blue in the background of 2 pics.
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Not my car (it's btv764's), but a great pic of Carbon Black from another thread:

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Saw Carbon Black with Mocha Brown Nappa Leather interior today- it looks stunning. Combo available in 2014 models.
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Just in case anyone is considering the same..I finally got around to changing the grey below the rear bumper to carbon black. I like the grey on other colors but not on the carbon black.
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Just in case anyone is considering the same..I finally got around to changing the grey below the rear bumper to carbon black. I like the grey on other colors but not on the carbon black.
Here is a pic (sorry for the poor picture quality)..
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:06 AM
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wow - photo taken with a potato?
Haha ....iPhone 5...so yes. Just bought a Nixon D7100 a few weeks ago that I need to try out as of yet....so I'll repost a cleaner pics soon.


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When I was searching for the car I originally wanted Alpine White, Carbon Black was my second choice but when I saw the Carbon Black in person I was completely hooked. I don't think photos do the color nearly enough justice. Anyway I've had mine just over 2 months now but the smile is permanently engraved on my face. My plan is to only do subtle changes, so far I've tinted 35% all the way around with the exception of the windshield and I've had it coded by Octopump (who was awesome by the way). I think I may do the front reflectors and the inner grills to gloss black, leaving the chrome trim outer.
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This was just after I brought her home from the dealership. It's hard to capture the blue without good sunlight but the color is super interesting!0
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Love your ride bro. Also, I see you are in a New Yorker, what's the plan for the tint for the NYS inspection?


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Thanks bro, I'm actually not sure I'm debating doing 35% all around or doing or just doing 20% on the rear. My mechanic said he can't pass me with 20% on the front windows anymore but as long as I don't go to dark he can pass me. I had 35% all around on my M3 and it felt like I barely had any tint. I also tend to keep stuff for work on the back seats so I'd rather have my back windows very dark. I'm waiting to have my M5 spoiler installed so I'll put up a few pics once I settle on tints. I think maybe 30% all around might be a good balance but I'm trying to find a shop that I can see it in person first on a demo car.
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No pictures yet (been rather busy) but we picked up a '14 535i Carbon Black on black last week. This combination is exquisite! Loving it every minute! I'll have to get some pics this week...
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Thanks bro, I'm actually not sure I'm debating doing 35% all around or doing or just doing 20% on the rear. My mechanic said he can't pass me with 20% on the front windows anymore but as long as I don't go to dark he can pass me. I had 35% all around on my M3 and it felt like I barely had any tint. I also tend to keep stuff for work on the back seats so I'd rather have my back windows very dark. I'm waiting to have my M5 spoiler installed so I'll put up a few pics once I settle on tints. I think maybe 30% all around might be a good balance but I'm trying to find a shop that I can see it in person first on a demo car.


Try the Art of tint. This guy is expensive but does an amazing job. He did some celeb cars to. I haven't gotten tinted from him, but my coworker had his Tesla done recently.
I believe the website is theartoftint.com
I had my car inspected today from Rallye BMW, they took of the tints and the car looks nude lol. Post pics when you are done with the tints and good luck !


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