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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 04-21-2012, 04:09 PM
BimmerVSR BimmerVSR is offline
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Location: CT, USA
 
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Mein Auto: 2012 535 xi GT
Is there room in this club for one more? :)



Today, I took delivery of a shiny new Imperial Blue 535 xDrive GT!

Previously, I enjoyed my 2011 X5 35d. But I had a great opportunity to trade and I took advantage of it and opted to make the switch from E70 to F07.

Here is my build:

Imperial Blue with Black Dakota Leather
Ash Grain Wood Trim
Cold Weather
Sport
Premium Sound
Value
BMW Apps

I was happy to pick up a few options that I missed on my E70. Multi-contour seats, nice sport wheels, and comfort access are welcome additions.

I know I left a few options on the table but the wallet only goes so far.

What led me to choose a GT over another X5?

* A more luxurious drive still offering decent utility
* Decent MPG (similar to my 35d)
* Something a little different that you don't see everyday
* High degree of owner satisfaction (this forum provided this...thanks to you all! )

So, the journey begins...thus far only about 40 miles!
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:51 PM
mycabrandz mycabrandz is online now
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Location: Bay Area, CA
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 70
Mein Auto: BMW 535i GT
Congrats! and welcome to the club! +1000 on color combo. I have the exact same palette.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:00 PM
Tonomeis Tonomeis is offline
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Location: SF Bay Area, California
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
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Mein Auto: 2011 535i Gran Turismo
Congrats and welcome. I know you'll enjoy it as much as the rest of us. I've been a member for 1 month and I'm loving it. Again welcome and enjoy!
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:16 PM
mpress mpress is offline
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Location: white plains ny
 
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Mein Auto: 09 X5 4.8
awesome
welcome...
a rare breed the GT... won't find the balance of, luxury, comfort, utility and performance any where else....
ENJOY
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09 X5 4.8
12 X3 35i (the wife)
09 C4S
61 356 roadster
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:26 AM
gmblack3 gmblack3 is offline
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Location: Atlanta, GA
 
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Mein Auto: 2011 335is
Welcome and congrats!

5 weeks here and with 2 road trips=over 3k miles.
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Hers-12 535i GT DSMB/Cinnamon Welt 1/31/2012

Kelleners Hamburg Graphite Silver Metallic 19x8.5/9.5 Michelin PS A/S+ Gloss to the max by me.

99 740il-sold 52k-157k
94 540ia-sold 98k-155k
93 740il-sold 92k-147k
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:39 AM
stancv stancv is offline
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Location: Dallas, TX
 
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Mein Auto: 2004 530i & 2012 535x GT
Welcome, it does indeed seem that the member satisfaction in this club is higher than the rest. You made a great choice.

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Old 04-22-2012, 01:22 PM
shinandy shinandy is offline
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Location: Huntington Beach CA
 
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Mein Auto: 2011 328 coupe M-Sport
welcome to the club...

I'm still waitting for mine.... almost there... almost...

can't wait to pick up my GT
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2012 535i GT (my family car)
2011 328i Coupe (my everyday driving car)
2006 Infiniti G35 (sold 2011)
2000 325i sedan (sold 2006)
1998 Toyota 4 Runner (sold at 2002)
1997 VW Beetles (had to buy another car to drive around
Because too many ticket driving the supra) sold at 2008
1997 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo (sold at 2000)
1994 Toyota Camry (first car)
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:40 PM
starryeyed starryeyed is offline
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Location: USA
 
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Congrats and welcome! Let us know what you think!
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:28 AM
Mikez38 Mikez38 is offline
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Location: Long Island, NY
 
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Mein Auto: 550iX GT
Congrats from me also. It's a great car and should give you much pleasure.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:27 AM
BimmerVSR BimmerVSR is offline
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Thanks to all for the welcome. Keep them coming!!!!

I'm wondering how many GT owners are on this forum?
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:32 AM
jazzyd jazzyd is offline
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welcome
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:17 AM
Volleyball Volleyball is offline
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Enjoy!
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:36 AM
Fish23 Fish23 is offline
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Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
 
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Mein Auto: BMW 535xi GT
Welcome. I am a new member too as of today.

I hope you enjoy your GT as much as I do. I second all the positive comments from the others in this thread.
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