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  1. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    I have a 2011 550i xDrive on order and I've been reading the threads on the black panel display from earlier this year. Sorry if this has been answered before, but I'm wondering if the black panel is now standard for all F10's or do you still need to order the HUD to get it? It seemed like...
  2. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    According to the brochure, the F10 has "Black panel display," which, according to this, shows only the "chrome rings of the circular instruments" when the ignition is off. Yet, when I test drove the F10 and look at photos, the instrument panel isn't all blacked out. Can anyone elaborate on this?