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Congrats! What specs did you end up ordering?

Do you mind sharing the lease rates (mf, residual, etc) that you got? I'm thinking about a B7 too! Thanks
Thank you! Ordered Alpina Blue with Ivory White/Black Nappa. Drivers assistance, Full LED lights, B&O, Rear seat entertainment, BMW Apps. Basically left off the night vision and active cruise control. MF was 0.00145 (+ ED adder). Residual was the same as the regular 750 (I don't recall exactly and have to dig it up when I get back home tomorrow).
 

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Thank you! Ordered Alpina Blue with Ivory White/Black Nappa. Drivers assistance, Full LED lights, B&O, Rear seat entertainment, BMW Apps. Basically left off the night vision and active cruise control. MF was 0.00145 (+ ED adder). Residual was the same as the regular 750 (I don't recall exactly and have to dig it up when I get back home tomorrow).
Congrats, that's a beautiful combination, maybe I'll run into you again one of these days, see it in person, especially I love to hear the B&O.:thumbup:
 

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Thank you! Ordered Alpina Blue with Ivory White/Black Nappa. Drivers assistance, Full LED lights, B&O, Rear seat entertainment, BMW Apps. Basically left off the night vision and active cruise control. MF was 0.00145 (+ ED adder). Residual was the same as the regular 750 (I don't recall exactly and have to dig it up when I get back home tomorrow).
I'm interested in getting your thoughts about why you chose the B7 over the M5. I'm in a situation where my wife doesn't want us to get an M5, but hasn't said no the to the B7.
 

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Congrats, that's a beautiful combination, maybe I'll run into you again one of these days, see it in person, especially I love to hear the B&O.:thumbup:
Thank you! We'll definitely need to make sure to meet again. Doing ED mid Sept so probably won't have the car here until November :-( I'll PM you my contact info.
 

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B7 or M5

I'm interested in getting your thoughts about why you chose the B7 over the M5. I'm in a situation where my wife doesn't want us to get an M5, but hasn't said no the to the B7.
Pretty much the same situation for me. My wife really liked the roomier backseat of the LWB 7-series (we have a baby and it makes it a lot easier to get him in/out of the car seat). When we shopped for our current 750Li I was eying an M5 but the legroom in the backseat and overall good deal on the 750 won out at that time. This time around we really didn't look at an M5 as an option as we wanted the big back seat. Also, I feel like the B7 has just the right mix of luxury/comfort and sportiness - with emphasis on luxury/comfort. It's also pretty rare (well, maybe not in So. Cal.) If I was choosing between a SWB B7 and an M5 the decision would be harder, especially with the new M5 just out.

Good luck, don't see how you can go wrong with either!
 

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Pretty much the same situation for me. My wife really liked the roomier backseat of the LWB 7-series (we have a baby and it makes it a lot easier to get him in/out of the car seat). When we shopped for our current 750Li I was eying an M5 but the legroom in the backseat and overall good deal on the 750 won out at that time. This time around we really didn't look at an M5 as an option as we wanted the big back seat. Also, I feel like the B7 has just the right mix of luxury/comfort and sportiness - with emphasis on luxury/comfort. It's also pretty rare (well, maybe not in So. Cal.) If I was choosing between a SWB B7 and an M5 the decision would be harder, especially with the new M5 just out.

Good luck, don't see how you can go wrong with either!
I orderd the SWB B7, the car is still a little bigger then I'd like and would have ordered an M5 if they offered All Wheel Drive. I presently own a 650i XDrive, 400 H.P. You can just get on it without worry, even in wet weather. Nashville only get about 10" of snow a year so I can pretty much avoid that but it rain a lot, about 45" a year! The Alpina is one hot mama, they only send about 500 over here a year so it is exclusive! Great looks, performs and handles well and will giddy up and go, 4.3 seconds to 60, not too shabby for a big vehicle that weighs almost 2 1/2 tons! Talk about no room, I'm 6;3" 250 pounds, I can't get in the back of my 650 to clean the windows, this car will be much better! :)
 

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I'm interested in getting your thoughts about why you chose the B7 over the M5. I'm in a situation where my wife doesn't want us to get an M5, but hasn't said no the to the B7.
Chris

Are you already tired of the AH 7? :)

I'm in similar situation too... Wife prefers 7 series size cause she is always taking the 2 kids around...
 

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Are you already tired of the AH 7? :)

I'm in similar situation too... Wife prefers 7 series size cause she is always taking the 2 kids around...
It does have more room in the back but probably only a few inches, a touch wider. The reason I ordered the B7 is 1) very exclusive, only around 400 to 500 a year come to the U.S. and 2) All Wheel Drive. I love all wheel drive, especially with a high horsepower car, you just hit it and go! If they provided allwheel on the M5 probably would have ordered it! Hope this helps. Also the M5 is probably 30 large cheaper? :thumbup:
 

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i cant imagine Chris getting sick of an AH7 while paying 600/month for it! that would be pretty damn unappreciative!!! :p
 

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I love the new M5, and have been thinking about getting one down the road. But after having a 528 loaner for 2 days, I realized that the 5 is just too small. Everything is touch smaller and my wife complain about it everytime she gets in it. I think I already got spoiled with the full siza 7.
 

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i cant imagine Chris getting sick of an AH7 while paying 600/month for it! that would be pretty damn unappreciative!!! :p
My car was in for service twice for squeaking. The tech couldn't even hear it (lazy) the second time - off the road for 10 days. For a while I was thinking I may have to lemon the car and get something else, hence the B7/M5 consideration. But it's fixed now, good as new - new front brakes and rotors, new pads at the rear, new rear left strut.
 

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...it is true...IF you have a lemon car..***** the problems never stop. I wish you the best luck with yours Chris.........hopefully that's the end!
 

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Yes you do. If you have the camera package it is a bit easier to parl.
 

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Yeah, watch out with the front. But at least the parking spaces are wider here in the US. Check out how we had to park in a garage in Italy...
 

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That's scary tight! Haha beautiful car, now that's a car to take on an ED!
 
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