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Old 10-25-2014, 05:19 PM
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Great forum...I have been paying attention to all the fantastic insight and feedback provided by this forum. I have learned a lot about the F10.

I am coming from a 2006 330xi E90. 6MT, Sport, Premium, tight, quick and a blast to drive every time I got into it.

I supposed it was time to grow up (plus, my wife wasn't too crazy about the E90), so I ordered a 2015 550i xDrive on July 5th. Due to timing, holidays, and an Individual option, I didn't take delivery until Friday October 17th.

M-Sport
Carbon Black
Amaro Brown Extended Merino Leather
Executive Package
Cold Weather Package
Dynamic Handling Package

It's just the right amount of big. It's so powerful and so luxurious...and still fun to drive, but different from my E90. I've read a lot about the DHP on here, and based on several test drives without it, and my car with it...it is worth every penny. In Sport mode with DHP it goes into corners far better than I thought it would at the weight that it is. I think the only thing I miss from my E90 is the music the in-line 6 makes...

And the Amaro Brown Individual leather... I could just sit in the car all day. Super high quality, and looks amazing -- I love the two-tone black/brown.

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Old 10-25-2014, 05:25 PM
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Old 10-25-2014, 05:52 PM
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Fantastic! I too am looking to buy almost the exact same car and been doing the eternal debate of RWD w MSport suspension and more tech, vs XDrive and DHP.

Sounds like DHP is worth every penny.

Congrats and keep us in the loop as you get more use to it.
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Old 10-25-2014, 08:42 PM
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Wow. Gorgeous
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:20 PM
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Pretty combination! Good luck with your new car. What kind of snows are you going to run for the winter? The Boston burbs can get downright nasty :-(
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:48 AM
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Beautiful car, enjoy it. I just picked up my new 550 M-Sport yesterday. I'll try to take and post some pics later today.
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:23 AM
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What is DHP?
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:36 AM
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Dynamic handling package. It allows you to change the settings of the transmission and suspension to suit your preferences and\or needs. The DHP options are ECOPRO, Comfort+, Comfort, Sport and Sport+.
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:38 AM
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Nice interior colors!
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:45 AM
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Such a beauty!
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:26 AM
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thats deff worth the wait.
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Old 10-26-2014, 11:47 AM
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Awesome!!! I came from the same exCt car but RWD instead of AWD. I miss my E90 330 for many reasons but the F10s are fantastic cars no matter which level you go with.
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:55 PM
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What is DHP?
It adds performance enhancing Active Roll Stabilization and Dynamic Damping Control. It makes the F10 handle much better in the corners -- tighter and it doesn't seem as big and heavy. It is a $3,500 option, however...
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:57 PM
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Thanks for all the compliments...I appreciate the feedback.
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:25 PM
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Sharing my 2015 550i M-Sport

That's a nice machine , and a really cool location .
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:28 PM
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:45 PM
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Looks great! We get ours next week (ED!).
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:55 PM
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Congratulations! I also have Amaro Merino in my Azurite Black -- beautiful interior. My car is about 7 months old and the leather scent is still going strong. I love the detail in the Individual interior, example, the two-tone, black-backed door pulls -- a lot of attention to small things.
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Old 10-26-2014, 06:28 PM
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Congratulations! I also have Amaro Merino in my Azurite Black -- beautiful interior. My car is about 7 months old and the leather scent is still going strong. I love the detail in the Individual interior, example, the two-tone, black-backed door pulls -- a lot of attention to small things.
I couldn't agree more...the Individual Interior is such an incredible add to my 550i. I'm adding a another photo here - although the lighting isn't perfect (I am a photographer), I think it shows off the interior quite well. BTW, the ceramic controls are a very nice touch...

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Dynamic handling package. It allows you to change the settings of the transmission and suspension to suit your preferences and\or needs. The DHP options are ECOPRO, Comfort+, Comfort, Sport and Sport+.
When you restart would you happen to recall if the shift defaults and if so to what? Thanks, I have Comfort which is the default. But options wow. Enjoy drive safe
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Old 10-26-2014, 07:13 PM
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I couldn't agree more...the Individual Interior is such an incredible add to my 550i. I'm adding a another photo here - although the lighting isn't perfect (I am a photographer), I think it shows off the interior quite well. BTW, the ceramic controls are a very nice touch...

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Old 10-26-2014, 07:16 PM
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When you restart would you happen to recall if the shift defaults and if so to what? Thanks, I have Comfort which is the default. But options wow. Enjoy drive safe

My car defaults to Comfort when starting the car. I believe you can have coding done to change the default.
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Old 10-26-2014, 07:18 PM
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What is DHP?

That is an option and to know the option(s) you have to go to the forum model and view the pricing guides, Each Model pricing guide has been posted in each forum for everyone to view the new 2015 models. So as to the DHP, and the model is say 535i GT you would go to "F07" at the top would be the Guides, open pan down to the bottom and open the PDF. and look for the DHP. Think I found it and it is not an option code just an aberration as acronym for DHP= "Dynamic Handling Package"

Was not able to find the DHP, found a 5DP which is parking assent. I looked at both 550I sedan and 550i GT but not DHP sorry. Let me know if you find it....lol
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Old 10-26-2014, 07:20 PM
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My car defaults to Comfort when starting the car. I believe you can have coding done to change the default.

Good to know as I did not know that it could possible be changed. Thanks for the fast reply.
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Old 10-26-2014, 07:21 PM
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