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Old 07-25-2014, 09:43 PM
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Here is the 2015 F10 550i build I just ordered

I just got a production slot for the following build:

MY2015 F10 550i
Color: A83 Glacier Silver Metallic
Upholstery: LZLZ Black Nappa Leather
Options:
- ZMM M Sport
- ZDB Driver Assistance Plus
- ZEC Executive Package
- 494 Heated Front Seats
- 4CE Anthracite Wood Trim
- 6NS Enhanced USB and Bluetooth plus Smartphone Integration

I spent a lot of time debating other options, including ZLP Lighting Package, ZLS Luxury Seating Package, 2VH Integral Active Steering, and 5AT ACC Stop & Go, but ultimately decided to drop them.

I wish I could drop half of the Executive Package but what can you do? At least I'm excited about the leather dashboard!

A big thank you to everyone who responded to my recent posts, and all the great information in this forum.

Now comes the hard part...waiting for arrival.
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Old 07-25-2014, 10:21 PM
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I just got a production slot for the following build:

MY2015 F10 550i
Color: A83 Glacier Silver Metallic
Upholstery: LZLZ Black Nappa Leather
Options:
- ZMM M Sport
- ZDB Driver Assistance Plus
- ZEC Executive Package
- 494 Heated Front Seats
- 4CE Anthracite Wood Trim
- 6NS Enhanced USB and Bluetooth plus Smartphone Integration

I spent a lot of time debating other options, including ZLP Lighting Package, ZLS Luxury Seating Package, 2VH Integral Active Steering, and 5AT ACC Stop & Go, but ultimately decided to drop them.

I wish I could drop half of the Executive Package but what can you do? At least I'm excited about the leather dashboard!

A big thank you to everyone who responded to my recent posts, and all the great information in this forum.

Now comes the hard part...waiting for arrival.
Mind if I ask why dropping the Lux Seating? It comes with ventilated seating, maybe up in the bay area it's cool enough without them, but down here in SoCal it was 101F yesterday

Good luck on your ride!
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:23 PM
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Great question! That was actually one of the first items on my order buy after testing the ventilated seating on a colleague's F10 in 90 degree weather, I just didn't feel a thing. I was really surprised because I have experienced great seat cooling in domestic cars that cost one third of this one. All the posts I read about BMW ventilated seating on this site and others essentially described it as "meh". While some people had good results, most experienced what I did. I would have kept it if it were more effective.


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Old 07-26-2014, 09:25 AM
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Great question! That was actually one of the first items on my order buy after testing the ventilated seating on a colleague's F10 in 90 degree weather, I just didn't feel a thing. I was really surprised because I have experienced great seat cooling in domestic cars that cost one third of this one. All the posts I read about BMW ventilated seating on this site and others essentially described it as "meh". While some people had good results, most experienced what I did. I would have kept it if it were more effective.


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I don't have the seats, but agree, most reviews are not all that positive. Plus I'm not a big fan of perforated leather.
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:54 AM
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I don't have the seats, but agree, most reviews are not all that positive. Plus I'm not a big fan of perforated leather.
+1. I have the seats and do not find them very effective. They do not wear well and are a real PITA to clean.
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:02 PM
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Well, after sleeping on it, I ended up going for the Luxury Seating after all, as well as ACC Stop & Go. I actually like the perorations, especially on Nappa leather. Plus on a lease, the Luxury Seating Package is going to cost me about $13-$14 extra per month. For that amount, I thought it is worth the risk to hope I end up in the seemingly small group of folks that likes the ventilated seats.

Here is my final build:

MY2015 F10 550i
Color: A83 Glacier Silver Metallic
Upholstery: LZLZ Black Nappa Leather
Options:
- ZMM M Sport
- ZDB Driver Assistance Plus
- 5AT ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
- ZEC Executive Package
- ZLS Luxury Seating Package
- 494 Heated Front Seats
- 4CE Anthracite Wood Trim
- 6NS Enhanced USB and Bluetooth plus Smartphone Integration
- MSRP: $78,350
- Invoice: $72,610 (including $400 MACO and $180 Training)

Hopefully that's it for the changes. I've been told it should flip to 150 Production Started status imminently.
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:10 PM
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At least I'm excited about the leather dashboard!
Which of your options includes the leather dashboard? The wasn't included in any of your listed options prior to 2015 unless you ordered an M5
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:23 PM
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Which of your options includes the leather dashboard? The wasn't included in any of your listed options prior to 2015 unless you ordered an M5
ZEC Executive Package, available only on the 550i, now includes the 4M5 Leather Dashboard. It's a MY 2015 thing. Check out the pricing and ordering guides in the sticky post at the top.
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:29 PM
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That's good! I wish they would include 4 zone climate. I need that badly.
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:27 AM
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Well, after sleeping on it, I ended up going for the Luxury Seating after all, as well as ACC Stop & Go. I actually like the perorations, especially on Nappa leather. Plus on a lease, the Luxury Seating Package is going to cost me about $13-$14 extra per month. For that amount, I thought it is worth the risk to hope I end up in the seemingly small group of folks that likes the ventilated seats.
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Unless I'm wrong, and we've had several threads on this, for Dakota and Nappa, only your front seats will be perforated leather. The rears will be solid -- weird mis-match, IMO. IIRC, only Merino has matching perforations in the rear seats. Have you owned a car with "holes" in the leather? Cleaner gets trapped in them, no matter what you use, and especially on a dark color, can cause the holes to be more visible with "gunk" left in them. My wife's Acura has perforations in a light gray interior, and I've given up keeping the holes clean. I used to use a small pin to clean them out. Ask for opinions from the forum perhaps. People will LOVE their extre $$$ option, since of course they paid for it, but will be reluctant to advise of the down sides. I believe there was also recent talk that the black Nappa seats use Dakota for the perforated panels.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:24 PM
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Thanks for the tips markl53. I'm kind of committed at this point and suspect if there are any issues, you'll see a post about it down the road! :-)


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Well, after sleeping on it, I ended up going for the Luxury Seating after all, as well as ACC Stop & Go. I actually like the perorations, especially on Nappa leather. Plus on a lease, the Luxury Seating Package is going to cost me about $13-$14 extra per month. For that amount, I thought it is worth the risk to hope I end up in the seemingly small group of folks that likes the ventilated seats.

Here is my final build:

MY2015 F10 550i
Color: A83 Glacier Silver Metallic
Upholstery: LZLZ Black Nappa Leather
Options:
- ZMM M Sport
- ZDB Driver Assistance Plus
- 5AT ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
- ZEC Executive Package
- ZLS Luxury Seating Package
- 494 Heated Front Seats
- 4CE Anthracite Wood Trim
- 6NS Enhanced USB and Bluetooth plus Smartphone Integration
- MSRP: $78,350
- Invoice: $72,610 (including $400 MACO and $180 Training)

Hopefully that's it for the changes. I've been told it should flip to 150 Production Started status imminently.

Good choice on the luxury seating. The massage feature is what I love about them. The gentle back and forth movement truly feels great and decreases fatigue on long drives.

Ventilated air is something I use occasionally. NJ like San Fran doesn't have many 90+ degrees days.

I have no issues with perforations. My last car had them and I don't find them difficult to keep clean. They look great and not having them in the back is another non-issue.

ACC Stop & Go is a must have for me. You'll love it. Great for safety and convenience.

Congratulations!
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:12 AM
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I don't have the seats, but agree, most reviews are not all that positive. Plus I'm not a big fan of perforated leather.

Yup perforated Lester is not fun to maintain whatsoever.
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Good choice on the luxury seating. The massage feature is what I love about them. The gentle back and forth movement truly feels great and decreases fatigue on long drives.

Ventilated air is something I use occasionally. NJ like San Fran doesn't have many 90+ degrees days.

I have no issues with perforations. My last car had them and I don't find them difficult to keep clean. They look great and not having them in the back is another non-issue.

ACC Stop & Go is a must have for me. You'll love it. Great for safety and convenience.

Congratulations!

I contemplated getting the Stop and Go in my car, but I have a strong aversion to my car driving itself in any way haha
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:18 AM
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I contemplated getting the Stop and Go in my car, but I have a strong aversion to my car driving itself in any way haha
LOL

The Google car is one where we can plug the destination in and take a nap on the way there. What fun is that?
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