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      05-09-2011, 01:39 AM   #1
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My new F10

Picked it up on Friday

So far, so good - no problems and it has some really nice features. I particularly like the "black panel" dashboard which displays a variety of information in your eye-line (e.g. navigation directions, music playlists etc). The ride is much more compliant than the e92 (probably just down to the tyres) and it's very comfortable.

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The end of rusty hubs? The disc has an (aluminium?) bell:



Split screen is good:









Office email and SMS in the car:



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      05-09-2011, 01:44 AM   #2
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      05-09-2011, 02:34 AM   #3
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Looks really well, I could very well change to one of these in a year or two.
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      05-09-2011, 02:36 AM   #4
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very nice indeed,not completely sold on the external looks but the interior is a very nice place to be,love the CiC I-drive very swish
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      05-09-2011, 02:52 AM   #5
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Very nice Ian, oozes quality
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      05-09-2011, 02:52 AM   #6
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Nice, I like the look of the new 5, much better than the old one.

The black panel looks funky as well
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      05-09-2011, 02:58 AM   #7
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Looks like a big bus Ian, do you notice the difference sizewise to the E92, both internally and externally?

Nice car and I'd imagine it's a nice place to be,debadged with twin pipes as well

My first call would be to Simon at E-Maps (can the ECU be cracked?)
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      05-09-2011, 03:00 AM   #8
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It doesn't feel bigger from the driving seat but it obviously is - doesn't fit on the drive as well as the e92 - danger of banging the door on the wall.

No idea if the 2011 ECU has been cracked.
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Lovely cars, I've got the pleasure of using my dads white 525d m sport when he's on hol for 2 weeks!
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      05-09-2011, 03:04 AM   #10
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You can get one of those p-torque tuning box jobbers but the ECUs not been directly written to successfully yet AFAIK.

It looks great - especially as an M sport. I like the colour combo and the new dash looks superb (Finally BMW have moved away from just a bunch of light bulbs and a mid 80s 2 colour LCD...
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great looking car, good luck with IRIS update
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Congrats - looks amazing! Office & SMS no problems? And i like the weather thingie...
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How do you get it 'online' is it by using your smartphone or??
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      05-09-2011, 03:45 AM   #14
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I'm not 100% sure how the online thing works - you can, for example, send messages to the car withou having the phone even paired so it communicates on its own somehow.

Office Email, calandar, contacts, SMS etc just worked - I din't have to do anything other than pair the BlackBerry.
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You can get online without a phone anywhere near the car.
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Ah sweet, I've not had a real good look on the old mans but will do once he buggers off
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thats a really nice car, I just had one for 3 weeks whilst someone hit mine - lovely to drive but you can feel the size, 38mpg though which is impressive

I see you get Iris updates, you an accountant?
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I'm not 100% sure how the online thing works - you can, for example, send messages to the car withou having the phone even paired so it communicates on its own somehow.

Office Email, calandar, contacts, SMS etc just worked - I din't have to do anything other than pair the BlackBerry.
You mentioned calendar... what Blackberry model do you have? I thought a seperate app was required to enable the calendar function
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      05-09-2011, 04:08 AM   #19
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BlackBerry Torch.

I'm not an accountant but it was forwarded by one
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Really nice motor there xenon - but one thing worries me...

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN?!!!

Reckon the F10 has one of the nicest interiors of any car currently on the market and the i-drive actually looks integrated rather than some aftermarket add on.

Great about the hubs too - just about to get mine sorted; shockingly corroded!

Decided they are a bit big for our needs (would have to be a Touring) but still a great car.

Think the next gen 3 series Touring will be of great interest if/when it comes out in Touring form!
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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN?!!!
none-afficianados think of something like "Born in the USA" but the guy is a genius.
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Car looks great - I really like these! Had one last week as a loan car for the day when the M3 went for a service. My only 'concern' was that the steering felt a little detached? Can't quite put my finger on it but it could bug me long term.

The dealer is having a 535D demo car in shortly and am looking forward to a drive of that

Business partner at work is just about to order a 520D M-sport with 8 speed sports auto, Prof Nav with telematics, Bluetooth audio, Sun Prot Glass, upgraded 19" alloys, spoiler, etc.... A really nice spec and they are offering some great corporate contract hire deals at the moment.

Did you get the service pack? 5 yrs or 60k miles for 400.

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