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Old 09-12-2013, 08:01 AM
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Pictures of my new LCI 550i

See the link below for pictures of the car taken during my ED last week. Awesome experience and highly recommended if you can do it! I have some video i will be adding later.

No 704 suspension, but it handled the mountain roads of Austria great and drove great. Not a fan of the "gap" but i'll live with it for now. BMW is going to compensate me another way which made me happy so i'm good with it.

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Video of our first 150mph run on the autobahn
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:42 AM
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Great car, great photos. That is one heavily optioned 550. Nice job.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:53 AM
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Congrats!

Love the car and your pics! Looks like you had a great time. Doing the euro delivery and doing a lap around "the ring" is on my bucket list

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Old 09-12-2013, 08:55 AM
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Sweet looking car. Nice pictures. But a car wash and not a touchless one. Yikes!
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:00 AM
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Sweet looking car. Nice pictures. But a car wash and not a touchless one. Yikes!
haha, i had little options, no touchless washes close to the drop off in Frankfurt. US Customs requires the car to be clean when you import, so i didnt have any choice. They actually did a good job getting all the bugs off (bugs really hit hard when you are going 150 mph ) I'm not worried though, i have an appointment with Bryan at Peach State Detail to detail the car and apply opti-coat as soon as take possession in the states.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:16 AM
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Great, congrats. ED is a must, possibly in the future perhaps. BTW what did you mean by the Gap.

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See the link below for pictures of the car taken during my ED last week. Awesome experience and highly recommended if you can do it! I have some video i will be adding later.

No 704 suspension, but it handled the mountain roads of Austria great and drove great. Not a fan of the "gap" but i'll live with it for now. BMW is going to compensate me another way which made me happy so i'm good with it.

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Old 09-12-2013, 09:21 AM
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Great, congrats. ED is a must, possibly in the future perhaps. BTW what did you mean by the Gap.
Wheel gap due to the lack of M-Sport suspension. Its not a huge deal, i'll probably fix it with aftermarket suspension down the road.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:51 AM
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Congrats on the new ride! Looks awesome - perfect build. Love the color combo!!
DG/Cinnamon was my favorite ... it looks like Mocha is a worthy replacement.

btw. I didn't realize the "gap" until you pointed it out. Live with it for a while and see how you like it (keep us informed).

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Old 09-12-2013, 10:06 AM
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Beautiful car and nice set of pics! Thanks for sharing, and congratulations on your new ride.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:32 AM
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Excellent choice!
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:33 AM
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Great pics. Very nice color combo. I'll be at the Welt in 3 weeks to pick up mine (Carbon Blk and Mocha).

I've noticed that the lower radiator in the LCI M Sports, right in the middle, there is a solid dividing section that I don't recall seeing in pre-LCI pics. I have seen it in LCI 550i and 535d M Sport pics. See Rich's front photos from the castles in Fussen. I have not paid attention on LCI 535i's but I don't believe I saw it on pre-LCI 535i M Sports... is this new to all LCI M Sports or has it always been that way on 550i M Sports?
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:42 AM
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I could be wrong but I believe the solid section you are referring to has to do with the driver assistance plus package with includes the ACC stop & go feature. Perhaps it is a sensor. Can anyone verify that I am correct?
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:46 AM
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Yeah its due to one of the options he has. My 13 535xi and 14 550i both didn't have the drivers assist package and I don't have that center divider part on my Msport.

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Old 09-12-2013, 10:50 AM
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Thanks guys, makes sense.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:55 AM
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I would really like to hear your impressions of the driver's assistance plus package, since I haven't heard too much about it. I imagine this will take a while figure out.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:44 AM
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haha, i had little options, no touchless washes close to the drop off in Frankfurt. US Customs requires the car to be clean when you import, so i didnt have any choice. They actually did a good job getting all the bugs off (bugs really hit hard when you are going 150 mph ) I'm not worried though, i have an appointment with Bryan at Peach State Detail to detail the car and apply opti-coat as soon as take possession in the states.
Didn't BMW do the shipping back to their own port facility? Thought the shippers were responsible for the final clean prior to loading on the boat as the under carriage had/has to be steamed prior to boating.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:04 PM
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Looks very nice! Gotta say after seeing your pics, I'm glad I chose Dark Graphite/Mocha, can't wait to get it. Yours really looks striking from the front with the slightly different LCI grill and LED headlights, especially in the outdoor shots.

Congratulations! Must have been nice hauling down the Autobahn....
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Congratulations!! I order the same color combo as yours without seeing it. It is super nice to see that it looks awesome in your pics. 4 more weeks to go for me to pick up @ the welt.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:29 PM
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Thanks guys! Very excited about my new ride. When it gets stateside I will get the windows tinted, should look even better then.

Yes the solid peice in he lower air intake is for the acc (cruise control)

I used it alittle in Germany. I wanted to drive so I didn't leave it on for long. It's pretty cool, ESP in stop and go traffic. Car stops and starts itself but does leave a pretty good distance so others can easily get in front of you (only problem). On the highway was awesome if your just cruising. The car will automatically slow down and speed up if someone is in front of you. I'll play with it more once its stateside.
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Love the LED's! Very glad I added those to my order. Mocha looks great as well! I'm very jealous your wait is over (of course now you have to wait for it to arrive stateside, and maybe that's even worse having driven it!)

Congrats!
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Yes the LEDs are awesome and I love the mocha. I was so worried about ordering a color interior I could see before ordering it, but it is really a nice color. Really makes the interior feel warm and modern I think.
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Yes the LEDs are awesome and I love the mocha. I was so worried about ordering a color interior I could see before ordering it, but it is really a nice color. Really makes the interior feel warm and modern I think.
Saw the mocha interior at local dealer today- fantastic color!
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I was also surprised to get 22mpg while in Europe for 600 miles. Mostly highway driving at 80-100 mph and some city/traffic driving. Pretty happy with that
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Nice ride Richk582, excellent choice of colors, dark graphite looks very sharp. Enjoy your new ride.
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Thanks again guys!

I added a link to the video i made from the delivery process at the welt. 4:45 is the start of the victory lap around the Welt behind the 1 series pace car. Awesome!
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