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Old 03-02-2014, 10:15 PM
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I'm officially an F10 member

Got my car today. This is my sixth BMW in 30 years and my first car ever with an automatic transmission.

Kudos to Jon Shafer for bringing a high level of humanity and professionalism to the ordering and delivery process.

As Chris Harris says, "there's something about that BMW DNA that still shines through" and he's correct. I'll post some comments and more pictures after I've had a bit of time to become acquainted with the car.
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:25 PM
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Got my car today. This is my sixth BMW in 30 years and my first car ever with an automatic transmission.

Kudos to Jon Shafer for bringing a high level of humanity and professionalism to the ordering and delivery process.

As Chris Harris says, "there's something about that BMW DNA still shines through" and he's correct. I'll post some comments and more pictures after I've had a bit of time to become acquainted with the car.
Wellcome and just to remind an oldtimer BMW owner, to fully understand all the little things hidden in your new car, do not forget to read TFM!

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Old 03-02-2014, 11:45 PM
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:22 AM
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Congratulations, Robert! I loved your family portrait - oh, and the Space Grey F10 in the backdrop is nice, too.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:46 AM
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:50 AM
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Nice. I won't be too far behind. My Space Grey 535i is sitting at the port awaiting shipping.
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:42 PM
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Congratulations on your 6th BMW! Nice color combo as well.
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:57 PM
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:04 PM
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:05 PM
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Guys, thanks for the warm welcome.

I am absolutely stoked by the color combination -- Space Gray/Brown -- it fits the car's personality perfectly. I wanted something that was quieter than white. Carbon is another great color but the maintenance headache is a little too much for me.

Yep -- Sport Auto.

Tomorrow, the E60 goes to the buyer. It's been a wonderful car.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:12 PM
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It was so cool, such a privilege to help you on this one Robert.



Robert is definitely OG (we go back to bimmer.org together)..
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:53 PM
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Congrats on the new car. Seems like Space Grey is becoming more and more popular now instead of just Black or White!

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Old 03-03-2014, 09:46 PM
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Got my car today. This is my sixth BMW in 30 years and my first car ever with an automatic transmission.

Kudos to Jon Shafer for bringing a high level of humanity and professionalism to the ordering and delivery process.

As Chris Harris says, "there's something about that BMW DNA that still shines through" and he's correct. I'll post some comments and more pictures after I've had a bit of time to become acquainted with the car.
Congrats! Very nice family picture with a perfect background.

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Old 03-04-2014, 09:29 PM
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:21 AM
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Got my car today. This is my sixth BMW in 30 years and my first car ever with an automatic transmission.

Kudos to Jon Shafer for bringing a high level of humanity and professionalism to the ordering and delivery process.

As Chris Harris says, "there's something about that BMW DNA that still shines through" and he's correct. I'll post some comments and more pictures after I've had a bit of time to become acquainted with the car.

Twins!
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:28 AM
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Congratulations to you as well. Please share your config.

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Old 03-06-2014, 11:05 AM
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Congratulations to you as well. Please share your config.

Thanks and sure...though I'll probably leave something out:
First of all, mine is Space Grey / Mocha
MSport, xDrive with SAT, LED, Tech, Cold Weather, DHP, DA+, Power Rear Sunshade, 35% Tint, Clear Bra, Comfort Access

Like I said, I'm prob missing a few check boxes.

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Old 03-06-2014, 12:27 PM
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I realize you couldn't order the passive sport suspension with xDrive, but it'd be interesting to know your thoughts on DHP.

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Thanks and sure...though I'll probably leave something out:
First of all, mine is Space Grey / Mocha
MSport, xDrive with SAT, LED, Tech, Cold Weather, DHP, DA+, Power Rear Sunshade, 35% Tint, Clear Bra, Comfort Access

Like I said, I'm prob missing a few check boxes.

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Old 03-06-2014, 01:05 PM
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I realize you couldn't order the passive sport suspension with xDrive, but it'd be interesting to know your thoughts on DHP.

You know, at first I was bummed about the whole (704?) suspension thing...but I'm mostly over it now. The xDrive is simply awesome in the snow, and we have had a fair amount of snow this year (sweet! - I'm an avid skier).

The DHP is really really great. The car is just fine in the default "Comfort" mode. Not too firm/harsh, not too soft or floaty in my opinion either. It is a great balance between comfortable and sporty. Being able to switch to comfort+ is ok! but I rarely do so. I do however use the controversial Eco+ mode, especially when descending our mountain passes on the way to! or back from skiing - it seems to make a huge difference being able to actually coast downhill without the tranny engaged (I regularly see mpg in the low 30's on these trips).

I do enjoy the sport mode as well. Really just from time to time when I'm feeling particularly aggressive, or with the car at the track (I've only tracked the car 2x, but have a few more days planned for later this spring/summer). Sport+ has only gotten use a handful of times - a couple of those were playing in the snow/ice, a couple at the track, a few hooning around on local roads.

I do enjoy being able to pick/dial in the car personality that I desire for the situation at hand!

Here's a couple pics from the Nurburgring (we did European Delivery in September of last year).
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You know, at first I was bummed about the whole (704?) suspension thing...but I'm mostly over it now. The xDrive is simply awesome in the snow, and we have had a fair amount of snow this year (sweet! - I'm an avid skier).

The DHP is really really great. The car is just fine in the default "Comfort" mode. Not too firm/harsh, not too soft or floaty in my opinion either. It is a great balance between comfortable and sporty. Being able to switch to comfort+ is ok! but I rarely do so. I do however use the controversial Eco+ mode, especially when descending our mountain passes on the way to! or back from skiing - it seems to make a huge difference being able to actually coast downhill without the tranny engaged (I regularly see mpg in the low 30's on these trips).

I do enjoy the sport mode as well. Really just from time to time when I'm feeling particularly aggressive, or with the car at the track (I've only tracked the car 2x, but have a few more days planned for later this spring/summer). Sport+ has only gotten use a handful of times - a couple of those were playing in the snow/ice, a couple at the track, a few hooning around on local roads.

I do enjoy being able to pick/dial in the car personality that I desire for the situation at hand!

Here's a couple pics from the Nurburgring (we did European Delivery in September of last year).
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:34 PM
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Did you beat Speed Racer behind you?
No…I didn't.

That was my first lap on the 'ring. It was very…pedestrian. But, very fun!

Here's some (shaky iPhone) video of the lap!

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No…I didn't.

That was my first lap on the 'ring. It was very…pedestrian. But, very fun!

Here's some (shaky iPhone) video of the lap!

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Old 03-09-2014, 08:03 AM
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Frank, very cool! Your co-pilot seemed to have fun as well! Way to break that thing in the right way!!
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Congrats! Great color combo.
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:19 AM
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I am also new to the F10 535i world. (previously owned an '08 335xi coupe, and then an '08 535i sedan). Just picked up a CPO 2011 535i, havanna metallic with beige interior, completely loaded (except for M Sport, though it has the 351M wheels). Has Sport, Dynamic Handling, Comfort, Premium 1 and 2, HUD, NAV, Nightvision, Soft Close doors, Premium sound, rear window shades, paddle shifters, 351M wheels, etc. The car also came with a set of 17" BMW wheels with Wintersport 3D RFTs that are in mint condition. I had 30% tint done which is the perfect shade for the car.

The havanna metallic is a great color, and I like that it's not everywhere. My last 5 cars were white, so it's a big change.

Debating getting a JB4 Stage 2, since I ran a JB on my two previous N54 cars. I realize the gains are not as big on the N55, and I don't get steering wheel controls, etc, but the JB4 was such a nice improvement that I think it's a given for this N55 powered car.

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