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Old 09-15-2013, 04:22 PM
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Leather Dash on 550

For those that were fortunate to order this from the factory, how expensive was the option?
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:20 AM
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In 2012, the price was $2200USD. (Nappa leather)
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:52 AM
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I have to say I'm really disappointed that I was unaware that this was possible. Personally, I think the leather dash would add so much more richness and luxury to the cabin. On the 7 series the leather dash extends out onto the top of the door panels as well. Does anyone know if that's the case with the 5? Is retrofit possible; my car has already been assembled.
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:25 AM
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I have to say I'm really disappointed that I was unaware that this was possible. Personally, I think the leather dash would add so much more richness and luxury to the cabin. On the 7 series the leather dash extends out onto the top of the door panels as well. Does anyone know if that's the case with the 5? Is retrofit possible; my car has already been assembled.
Leather on top of the doors (it is actually the full door panel, not just the top) is part of the Full Leather option, not of the Leather dash. Two different options.

And that's my problem with the Leather Dash-only option: it does not match the top of the doors. So there is smooth Nappa and then rough vinyl when you get to the doors.

Dash does look nicer, just do not look at the doors at the same time.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:08 AM
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The leather dash option on the M 5 looks beautiful. I am not sure if the top of the M5 doors are covered in leather with the leather dash.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:14 AM
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When you start loading up a 550 to this level with full leather etc....you are getting mighty close to M5 territory. Personally i don't find the stock dash area a problem or looking cheap. You guys would have a heart attack if you saw how the base dash on the E70 X5's looked like. It was so cheap and rubber feeling/looking.

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Old 09-23-2013, 07:31 AM
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The Black Full Merino Leather Option on a M5 is $3,500 extra. If you lease the residual value on the M5 is is 6% less than that of the F10.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:47 AM
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The Black Full Merino Leather Option on a M5 is $3,500 extra. If you lease the residual value on the M5 is is 6% less than that of the F10.
It is $3500 because the M5 starts with standard Extended Merino Leather.
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:39 PM
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Why does BMW make it so difficult to order some options?

Did anyone ever figure out how much the full leather package cost? Is such an option even available? My 550 is already at 90K without it which is pretty sad considering my pickup truck has a leather stitched dashboard/door panels.
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:47 PM
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Why does BMW make it so difficult to order some options?
In my experience, the blame is with the dealers. They just don't want to be stuck with a one-off car that they cannot sell.
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:43 PM
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The leather dash on the 7-series is nicer than I've seen on a 5.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:44 AM
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Well I would hope so...I expect the 5 series to be better than the 3 series as well.
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