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Old 06-06-2010, 06:24 AM
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good on you. so you don't think i can get slide by with this beautiful interior colour combo with my 8 & 9 year old boys (i certainly don't)?

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Old 06-06-2010, 07:40 AM
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Hoss NY, nice interior.

I am trying to make my final decision on the interior and am considering beige. I am looking at the dark wood trim or the Anthracite. On my local dealerís lot they have a 2010 5 series with the bamboo anthracite but in directly sunlight it has a purple hue which I do not like. I noted on the forum many of you are calling the trim Fine Line Anthracite and it looks like it is probably not the bamboo. Could you comment on your wood selection?
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Old 06-06-2010, 11:40 AM
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Oh yea, no offense with my E34 comment. The F10 looks amazing as all the 5ers do, just not a big fan of the current crop! Congrats!
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Old 06-06-2010, 11:58 AM
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Hoss NY, nice interior.

I am trying to make my final decision on the interior and am considering beige. I am looking at the dark wood trim or the Anthracite. On my local dealerís lot they have a 2010 5 series with the bamboo anthracite but in directly sunlight it has a purple hue which I do not like. I noted on the forum many of you are calling the trim Fine Line Anthracite and it looks like it is probably not the bamboo. Could you comment on your wood selection?
jwrtiger,

Thanks. With the beige interior, I like the dark wood trim best. I don't think the Anthracite goes as well. BMW seems to pair Anthracite with Oyster and Dark Wood with Beige. Take a look at the catalogs and the websites. My 2 cents.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:40 PM
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I keep flip flopping between cinnamon and oyster, currently leaning towards oyster which my wife doesn't like. My kids are in the exact same age group but my wife reminded me that we often have my 80 yr old mother with us. I can't win...

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good on you. so you don't think i can get slide by with this beautiful interior colour combo with my 8 & 9 year old boys (i certainly don't)?

Cinnamon looks great!!
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:15 PM
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Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about. In my driveway!

My first impression upon seeing my car at the dealership was that it was black instead of gray. Sophisto Gray is dark, especially on a cloudy day or in the evening, and I really like it. Outstanding detail on the headlamps and dual exhaust. With the sport package, the proportions are perfect -- the car's a beast.

The Oyster/Black/Anthracite interior is very classy and comfortable. My wife thought the overall look and feel was like "sipping on a great cup of coffee." The layout of the controls, idrive, indicators and are intuitive and convenient.

I was surprised at how large and roomy the interior is. The huge moon roof really gives the car an open feeling. Plenty of leg and shoulder room in front and back. I'm 6'2" and sometimes feel kind of jammed into my E39. I feel very comfortable and sit much more upright with plenty of headroom in the F10. Visibility is excellent. My dealer posed the question, "Why would anyone buy a 7 series?"

Now the drive. Smooth as silk. Serene and composed. It's very easy to not notice the 8-speed auto transmission change gears when accelerating. It takes off like a coiled spring with surprisingly strong torque and zip. Very strong from a stand-still and lots of pop at 80 or 100 mph. The handling is exceptionally well balanced; the impact of the wide track and long wheelbase is obvious to the driver. It gives the sense of being crouched low, hugging the road. It really puts a grin on your face. I drove around all afternoon thinking about the line from the movie Office Space, "I did absolutely nothing all day, and it was everything I thought it would be..." I'm very happy with the 535i.

Now for some comments on the options.
  • Sport - love the look. Multi-contour seats significantly better than standard.
  • Dynamic Handling - Clever feature I viewed as a must-have to tune your driving experience to the road, your mood, the type of trip, fellow passenger preferences, etc. I see myself using this a lot. It's fun.
  • Premium and Premium 2 - Navigation screen is spectacular, deep/clear audio.
  • Driver Assistance - Was a little unsure when I ordered but very much like it so far. The lane departure, blind spot detection and auto high beams are excellent. I'll post an update once I test out the park assist. This is $1750 well spent.
  • Cold Weather - No brainer for Northern climate.
  • Convenience - OK, I probably went overboard on this. Power tailgate and soft close doors are marginally useful features but keyless entry is cool. Probably not worth $1700 but what the hell.
My overall thought is "What a great car!" Great job BMW! Enjoy the photos and post any questions you may have. I'll post more after I've had some more time in the saddle.

Model/Options: 535i Sophisto, Oyster/Black, Anthracite, ZCV, ZCW, ZDA, ZDH, ZP2, ZPP, ZSP, 2TB
Awesome car! I pick mine up in Munich on July 1 the very first day for ED!
I went for Sophisto with black leather. This will bne my 76thg ED!
Did you get a good deal??
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:42 PM
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Awesome car! I pick mine up in Munich on July 1 the very first day for ED!
That's my pick up day. I didn't know it was the first day for ED.
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:58 PM
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Thanks Hoss NY.

I did note on the local lot they had a 535i beige with the dark wood trim and it looked nice, just want to see if anyone liked the Anthracite better since the only type on the lot is bamboo. I plan to make some type of an order tomorrow before I have a nervous breakdown due to stress of all the choices. Gee my MDX had two models and a couple of options and that was itÖ much less stress.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:02 AM
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Hoss - the car is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations. When I see the front and side profile, the car reminds me of a shark! Does anyone else have the same take?
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:15 PM
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Hoss - the car is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations. When I see the front and side profile, the car reminds me of a shark! Does anyone else have the same take?
you mean like a lawyer?
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:04 AM
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Congratulations! Really nice colour combinations.
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:28 PM
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Congrats! Beautiful F10. Looking forward to placing my order for my ED soon...
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:34 PM
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Just picked mine up today as well! Spent the last few hours reading the owners manual, putting my son's car seat back in, programming garage remote, sirius channels, etc. etc. Scared pulling into my garage with the PDC, but guess it will just take some time to get comfortable with all the new gadgets. Only negative surprise is that in my old car, even without Nav, it had voice control just for the phone (dial name, number, etc.). Appears that isn't a feature of the non-Nav F10.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:55 PM
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I'd take my E34 any day over that electronic babysitter.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:03 PM
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Thanks for posting the pics, Hoss. We ordered almost the same car (no Cold weather, but added the Driver Assistance). Glad to hear the positive feedback about ZDH. I was leery about spending the extra cash beyond the Sport, but just about everyone has been noting it is an absolute must on this car which has nudged a little too far towards the 7er.
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:22 PM
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Here are some attempts of the interior at night. Hope these help -- very tough to capture the overall look of the cabin at night. The photos are at high ISO (grainy) and heavily cropped. One nice touch: BMW placed LEDs along the lower edge of the aluminum trim on all of the doors and in the door handle wells.
It's nice to see a water temperature gauge.
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:59 AM
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It's nice to see a water temperature gauge.
That's oil.
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Nice looking ride. I dig the interior, and the wheels.
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