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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 02-26-2012, 02:17 AM
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When on a hill, you can put your foot off the brake and the car wont drift backwards. Awesome!!
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:00 AM
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Ant hasn't posted for at least several months now ever since he got flamed for claiming he test drove a brand new 100K+ BMW 6 series at a dealership --- by himself!
I've done this. The dealer threw me (and only me) the keys to a $113K 2012 Individual Comp 650 and told me to come back when my test drive was sufficient. That was the third (most expensive) 6er I test drove at that dealership by myself. Not impossible if you have a good relationship with your dealership. Just sayin.

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Old 02-26-2012, 06:56 AM
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When on a hill, you can put your foot off the brake and the car wont drift backwards. Awesome!!
Works when backing up as well.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:18 PM
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Thanks for reopening this thread! My list would include(forgive if these are already listed elsewhere):
21-way adjustable seats aren't overkill
Ventilated front seats are a necessity (though cleaning dog barf from rear perf. leather is a nightmare. See prior thread)
HeadLights that turn around corners with you are amazing
Hill launch control isn't as annoying as I initially thought. Not a big fan of Big Sis.
holding your finger on the pre-sets without actually pressing it lists what the function is on the nav screen.
Washing it every weekend annoys neighbors concerned with CA drought.
Not an embarrrassment at the track running with vetts, porsche, M3's, etc.
Biggest Surprise? I'm sitting on a BMW forum enraptured by every little detail of our cars. Thanks for the fun, guys! Now I'm going outside to wash it even though it's supposed to rain tomorrow.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:11 PM
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I meant to come back to this thread and state that you can program one of the preset buttons for navigation to preset destination--like your home. Directions to complete are in my manual...don't remember off top of my head.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:11 AM
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That your alarm will go off if your radar detector falls down. My radar fell down last night at 3:30 am... It only fell about 5", then the cord caught it (it is hard-wired through the headliner). I cleaned my windows the other day and did not press hard enough on the suction cups.

If needed, double click to lock and it will de-activate the interior motion sensor.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:22 AM
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I think all of these have been mentioned.

1. Power Headrest
2. Power outlets in the trunk and passenger foot board
3. Flashlight in the glove compartment
4. Mirrors fold in (Still wonder as to why, as they seem to do it randomly)
5. Passenger mirror moves the ground when in reverse
6. car goes back to park when trying to move with a door open
7. headlights turn when I turn the wheels.
8. USB outlet. (Didn't notice it until I had the car for a week)
9. MUCH Harder to haggle prices of things on craigslist when you pull up in a car that may cost more than the person selling's house.

Car still seems to surprise me every once in a while.

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Old 02-27-2012, 08:23 AM
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discovered that my rear seats DO fold down! Awesome! I thought they did but didnt see the release handles in the trunk until I was putting a few things in it the other day
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:28 AM
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discovered that my rear seats DO fold down! Awesome! I thought they did but didnt see the release handles in the trunk until I was putting a few things in it the other day
Where are these located? I was thinking that was the one drawback. Will have ot look for those.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:50 AM
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I think all of these have been mentioned.


4. Mirrors fold in (Still wonder as to why, as they seem to do it randomly)


Car still seems to surprise me every once in a while.
Shouldn't be anything random about your mirrors. Push the button they fold in/out or fold out on there own at certain speed (25mph?).
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:04 AM
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Shouldn't be anything random about your mirrors. Push the button they fold in/out or fold out on there own at certain speed (25mph?).
Just seems random, I know they do it with the button, but the other day I drove into a parking garage and they were folded in, I don't remember pushing the button. On another occasion pulled out of the parking lot from work and they were folded in (has happened a couple times). Seems they do it on there own some times. Therefore the randomness.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:32 PM
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The car looks like a 2010 on the outside if the right parts were changed out.
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The looks on people's faces when they see I got a BMW.
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Dude honestly, please shut the **** up now.. i'm really sick of you.. you've stated before that your a humble guy, now all you do is go around and talk about making people think you have a 2010 by changing some parts in random posts that are irrelevant. we get it and nobody cares.. most of us here are driving BMWs because we enjoy them and how they drive; and not because of how people perceive us.

in the beginning you were cute, then annoying. now your just a ****ing douche

I couldn't agree more. Why has Ant not been banned or excommunicated to a Honda Civic forum? He's still ranting and raving about all the mods he has done to his MOTHER'S car. I don't mean to hijack the thread, but come on, Ant never posts anything worth reading and his posts are the "forum equivalent" to the spam I get from the African prince of Mudhutzania wanting to bequeath me with his "millions of dollars US". Ant is a stereotypical, spoiled asian kid obsessed with how other people perceive him. Coincidentally, other people's perception of him directly coincides with his own self worth. SORRY-- I HAD TO VENT. I'll step down off my virtual soapbox now.

And yes, I know this is a reply to a 2010 post... it's still relevant!

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Old 09-28-2012, 06:23 PM
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Oh yeah! Actually I start grinning when I open the garage door and unlock my girl for our first drive of the day. I am still grinning when I pull back into the garage at night. Something else I discovered is that everytime my husband rides with me on mountain roads he screams "this is not a video game!"

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Old 09-28-2012, 09:08 PM
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- As I turn left or right at night, a side light comes on on the side I'm turning to, to help see better. Didn't have this on my 335 (I have a 535 2010 now).
- Still can't make my blackberry send sms messages through idrive.
- Finally figured out the garage door opener functionality
- I don't like the new shifter, it feels more like a joystick.
- You can save cd's on the harddrive, no need to carry them around
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:01 PM
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- As I turn left or right at night, a side light comes on on the side I'm turning to, to help see better. Didn't have this on my 335 (I have a 535 2010 now).
I though the inner lights were just there for the sake of looks on the E60 LCI's until i found they worked as turning lights (I noticed it when turning the steering in the garage) . . .
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:44 AM
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Does anyone know how to open a truck without the key fob ( if you have a comfort access package... )

Is there a video explaining the same
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:04 AM
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trunk release button is above the ODB port by left knee.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:31 AM
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- As I turn left or right at night, a side light comes on on the side I'm turning to, to help see better. Didn't have this on my 335 (I have a 535 2010 now).
- Still can't make my blackberry send sms messages through idrive.
- Finally figured out the garage door opener functionality
- I don't like the new shifter, it feels more like a joystick.
- You can save cd's on the harddrive, no need to carry them around
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:27 AM
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trunk release button is above the ODB port by left knee.
Oceans i figured out.. acutally no need of any button..

On the truck just below the BMW emblem, you should see a space to have your hand hold the trunk, just insert your hand and feel it, the trunk should open...

This is only applicable for someone with Comfort access package..
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:15 AM
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Does anyone know how to open a truck without the key fob ( if you have a comfort access package... )

Is there a video explaining the same
As someone explained, if you're outside below the BMW badge between the 2 license plate lights there is a space where you put your hands in and push a button.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:21 PM
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As someone explained, if you're outside below the BMW badge between the 2 license plate lights there is a space where you put your hands in and push a button.
Hahahha.. cool.. Hats off to that person who told
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:48 PM
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I still wish the car would auto fold mirrors when holding the finger on the "Close" touchpad.
Mine does not even folds the mirrors even if i hold the lock button.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:03 PM
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I have had my car for a few years. The other night my 12 year old daughter asked me to drive a friend home. As I pulled up the girls ran out and my daughter's friend ran to the trunk to throw her bag in. Before I could push the trunk button she had it opened...did not know that you can open the trunk as long as the keys are in the car...my daughter's friend was raised in Germany and has ridden in Beemers her whole life and didnt think a thing of it! Funny!
The Key can also be in your pocket and open the trunk if you have comfort access..
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Decided to resurrect this thread for two reasons. One, there's been a bunch of new owners over the past few months that might learn something new about their car, and also, I found something new about my car. I found that if I push the start button, then depress the clutch (rather than the other way round), the engine will start. Not sure if the same thing happens for a car with the automatic transmission (although, with the brake pedal rather than the clutch).

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Decided to resurrect this thread for two reasons. One, there's been a bunch of new owners over the past few months that might learn something new about their car, and also, I found something new about my car. I found that if I push the start button, then depress the clutch (rather than the other way round), the engine will start. Not sure if the same thing happens for a car with the automatic transmission (although, with the brake pedal rather than the clutch).

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Nope. Got to have the brake pushed to start the engine in my auto.

The thing I discovered last month was with the heated seat option. In the iDrive climate section you can adjust the heat distribution between your butt and back. Ive got most of the heat on my back which is great when its freezing out there.
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