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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 10-20-2019, 08:26 PM
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For you guys in "hail country", how does your BMW hold up to hail? We just had some serious hail in Mansfield, TX (south of DFW). It was so bad it set off the alarm. When we go down to the car tomorrow morning am I in for a very bad surprise? I'd sure hate to have to drive back to the PRK tomorrow in a car that looks like a golf ball. I'm pretty sure that would total the car and the very last thing I want is to have to replace my car.
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For you guys in "hail country", how does your BMW hold up to hail? We just had some serious hail in Mansfield, TX (south of DFW). It was so bad it set off the alarm. When we go down to the car tomorrow morning am I in for a very bad surprise? I'd sure hate to have to drive back to the PRK tomorrow in a car that looks like a golf ball. I'm pretty sure that would total the car and the very last thing I want is to have to replace my car.
I had a car damaged by hail last summer.. every horizontal surface plus some on the fender areas. A paintless dent repair place fixed it for around $2600 and it looked perfect. Aluminum costs more to repair and the F10 has an aluminum hood, front fenders and doors, but so did the car I had repaired.
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Perhaps you can find some solace in assurance that the PRK eagerly awaits your return and already put up welcome signs.

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I'm in North Dallas. I lost my E46 AND my E60 to hail in less than 45 seconds. The E93 and my Harley survived in the garage. The adjusters told me when the roof, pillars, trunk and hood are hit hard, they will total them. My entire passenger side was nailed. Windows, too. The hail was baseball size. It did about $70k damage to the house also. Good Luck.
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I had a car damaged by hail last summer.. every horizontal surface plus some on the fender areas. A paintless dent repair place fixed it for around $2600 and it looked perfect. Aluminum costs more to repair and the F10 has an aluminum hood, front fenders and doors, but so did the car I had repaired.
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Perhaps you can find some solace in assurance that the PRK eagerly awaits your return and already put up welcome signs.

Wasn't much better during the trip. At a Shell in Abilene premium was $1.00 more per gallon than regular! Getting about 32mpg sure helped keep the gas bill down.

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I'm in North Dallas. I lost my E46 AND my E60 to hail in less than 45 seconds. The E93 and my Harley survived in the garage. The adjusters told me when the roof, pillars, trunk and hood are hit hard, they will total them. My entire passenger side was nailed. Windows, too. The hail was baseball size. It did about $70k damage to the house also. Good Luck.
All turned out well. Not a single hint of damage. How close were you to the tornado?
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A few miles. I wasn't clear on the hail. My hail storm was 2 years ago that nailed my cars. I fully expect it again though.....it's Texas.
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The hood, doors, and front fenders are aluminum. So, they dent easy. Also, paint-less dent repair (PDR) only works well on convex surfaces. That's because a dent in a convex surface doesn't stretch the metal, it just pushes in inward (sort of like a dimple on a deflated basket ball). PDR can then easily push or pull the dent out. The hood and trunk lid of BMW's are full of concave surfaces.

The G30 5 Series also has an aluminum trunk lid, a good reason to order one with automatic opening and closing. The minimum-wage idiot grocery boy at HEB or Winn-Dixie slamming an aluminum trunk lid can put little ripples in it.

Car dealerships in Texas have started building canopies over the parking areas for their inventory. Texas is a harsh environment: heat, wind, floods, drought, hail, ice, insects, poisonous snakes, etc., etc. I suspect that's why Texans are so proud of being Texasn... because they've survived.

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Car dealerships in Texas have started building canopies over the parking areas for their inventory. Texas is a harsh environment: heat, wind, floods, drought, hail, ice, insects, poisonous snakes, etc., etc. I suspect that's why Texans are so proud of being Texasn... because they've survived.
I noticed that a lot near Midland and Odessa.
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A few miles. I wasn't clear on the hail. My hail storm was 2 years ago that nailed my cars. I fully expect it again though.....it's Texas.
Any damage? We were in Mansfield...
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