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    New 5 Series Order

    Well, it is not an M5 but we have ordered MY11 520d for the family. The specs are as follows:

    520d Limousine

    A52 Space Grey

    LCDF Beige/Beige Dakota Leather

    2TB Sport Steptronic

    255 Sports Steering Wheel

    3AG Rear View Camera

    323 Soft Close Doors

    4B5 Light Wood Trim

    4NB 4 Zone Climate Control

    4UR Ambiante Lighting

    403 Sunroof

    415 + 416 Electrical Rear and manuel side curtains

    430 + 431 Auto Dimming Mirrors

    459 Electrical Seats w/Memory

    494 + 496 Front and Rear Heated Seats

    508 Front and Rear PDC

    522 Bi-Xenon

    6FL USB interface

    761 Privacy Glass

    That's all. The car will be driven 70% by the driver, 20% by Me and 10% by my father.

    It is going to be November built - End of December delivery.

    This time, I get better price from Turkish vendor so I won't import it from Germany as I did with my M3.

    Price comes @ 81500 Euro incl.  89% car tax and registration tax


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    ONUR

    11 M3 Coupe AW

    09 Audi TTS Coupe - 07 997 Carrera S - 05 M3 Coupe - 03 M3 Coupe - 96 M3 Coupe EVO (PASS TIME HISTORY)

     


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    Best family sedan in the market right now, its a great choice for an everyday practical car. And I'm sure I don't even have to tell you what I think of your spec and color combo 


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    Have you checked whether the Variable Damper Control is any good for this model?

    Also check the Active Steering if available on the 520.

    It is an excellent model the new 5 series!


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    Enmanuel:

     

    Best family sedan in the market right now, its a great choice for an everyday practical car. And I'm sure I don't even have to tell you what I think of your spec and color combo 

    Enmanual,

    As usual, I'm not surprised Smiley


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    ONUR

    11 M3 Coupe AW

    09 Audi TTS Coupe - 07 997 Carrera S - 05 M3 Coupe - 03 M3 Coupe - 96 M3 Coupe EVO (PASS TIME HISTORY)

     


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    reginos:

    Have you checked whether the Variable Damper Control is any good for this model?

    Also check the Active Steering if available on the 520.

    It is an excellent model the new 5 series!


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    "Form follows function"

    Reginos,

    This car wll be our daily mule which will be driven by a driver.

    So evenif there is EDC option for 520d, it has no use for our needs.

     


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    ONUR

    11 M3 Coupe AW

    09 Audi TTS Coupe - 07 997 Carrera S - 05 M3 Coupe - 03 M3 Coupe - 96 M3 Coupe EVO (PASS TIME HISTORY)

     


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    pride355:
    reginos:

    Have you checked whether the Variable Damper Control is any good for this model?

    Also check the Active Steering if available on the 520.

    It is an excellent model the new 5 series!


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    "Form follows function"

    Reginos,

    This car wll be our daily mule which will be driven by a driver.

    So evenif there is EDC option for 520d, it has no use for our needs.

     

    Fair enough!


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    "Form follows function"


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    As a daily mule, the 520d should be perfect. Congratulations ! 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


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    Very good choice, congratulations Smiley 


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    @ Christian and Ziga,

    Thank you for the kind words


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    ONUR

    11 M3 Coupe AW

    09 Audi TTS Coupe - 07 997 Carrera S - 05 M3 Coupe - 03 M3 Coupe - 96 M3 Coupe EVO (PASS TIME HISTORY)

     


    Re: New 5 Series Order

    Many congrats


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    Congratulations - the latest 5  Series is a great car - BMW at its best. Smiley
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    BMW 123d M Sport 08 Le Mans Blue / Lemon : Porsche Cayman S PDK Aqua Blue / Ocean Blue  (November 10 delivery)


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     Great spec, great car!

    89% tax is hideous! Sorry to hear that!

    .... "the driver"... man I wished we would have such things on an affordable base in Germany! Perfect! 


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    Lars997:

     89% tax is hideous! Sorry to hear that!


    +1 - that's painful to read - let alone actually pay it Smiley


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    Lars997:

     Great spec, great car!

    89% tax is hideous! Sorry to hear that!

    .... "the driver"... man I wished we would have such things on an affordable base in Germany! Perfect! 

    It is 117% for the cars that have larger engine than 2.0L

    So it is 117% for my M3 and that's why we are getting 520d instead of 535d. Smiley


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    ONUR

    11 M3 Coupe AW

    09 Audi TTS Coupe - 07 997 Carrera S - 05 M3 Coupe - 03 M3 Coupe - 96 M3 Coupe EVO (PASS TIME HISTORY)

     


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    @Easy, Lars, and Dreamcars

    Thank you for the kind words. I'll share the pictures and my review once we have the car by the end of December.


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    ONUR

    11 M3 Coupe AW

    09 Audi TTS Coupe - 07 997 Carrera S - 05 M3 Coupe - 03 M3 Coupe - 96 M3 Coupe EVO (PASS TIME HISTORY)

     


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    Onur, congrats. But, since I again drove 530d without rear steering, edc and active stablisators I think that you made little error in your order. This 530d felt like an Exxon tanker in comparison with 535i equiped with all gizmos. Rear steering adds to driver feel and overall car dynamics-even at city driving speed.


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    KresoF1:

     This 530d felt like an Exxon tanker......


    Then whatever you do don't drive it in Alaska...Smiley


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    BMW 123d M Sport 08 Le Mans Blue / Lemon : Porsche Cayman S PDK Aqua Blue / Ocean Blue  (November 10 delivery)


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    KresoF1:

    Onur, congrats. But, since I again drove 530d without rear steering, edc and active stablisators I think that you made little error in your order. This 530d felt like an Exxon tanker in comparison with 535i equiped with all gizmos. Rear steering adds to driver feel and overall car dynamics-even at city driving speed.

    Kreso,

    I agree with you, BUT I got my own M3 and will drive this car only from work to home and some other times when I don't feel like driving my M3. This is why we ordered it with rear passanger oriented options such as rear heated seats, rear climate, rear curtains + privacy glass etc.

    It won't be my personal DD, it will be our business DD (I work with my father who is a lawyer, too)


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    ONUR

    11 M3 Coupe AW

    09 Audi TTS Coupe - 07 997 Carrera S - 05 M3 Coupe - 03 M3 Coupe - 96 M3 Coupe EVO (PASS TIME HISTORY)

     


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    pride355:
    Lars997:

     Great spec, great car!

    89% tax is hideous! Sorry to hear that!

    .... "the driver"... man I wished we would have such things on an affordable base in Germany! Perfect! 

    It is 117% for the cars that have larger engine than 2.0L

    So it is 117% for my M3 and that's why we are getting 520d instead of 535d. Smiley

     

    I truly hope that our politicians don't read this forum Smiley 

     


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    pride355:
    KresoF1:

    Onur, congrats. But, since I again drove 530d without rear steering, edc and active stablisators I think that you made little error in your order. This 530d felt like an Exxon tanker in comparison with 535i equiped with all gizmos. Rear steering adds to driver feel and overall car dynamics-even at city driving speed.

    Kreso,

    I agree with you, BUT I got my own M3 and will drive this car only from work to home and some other times when I don't feel like driving my M3. This is why we ordered it with rear passanger oriented options such as rear heated seats, rear climate, rear curtains + privacy glass etc.

    It won't be my personal DD, it will be our business DD (I work with my father who is a lawyer, too)

    I took delivery of a well specced F10 530d (also Space Grey) three weeks ago and actually don't agree with either of you on the tanker comment. Comming from a CaymanS it certainly feels heavy but "tanker" is exaggerated.
     


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    Finally, we have delivered our 2011 520d. I had a 100 km trip today just to see how the car drives. First impressions are very positive. I really like the car. I can't think of a better DD if you consider the price. BTW, we don't often have snow here, so SUVs are not essential.

    The interior quality is a big step from E60. I like the new dashboard very much; both the material and design. BMW returns back to smooth design and soft touch dash material as we had back in E46. Here are some interior shots:

    Light color wood looks very nice with beige leather, IMO. It is an uncommon combination since most people go for the standart darker wood/trim.

    New steering wheel (optional sports wheel with paddles) is very nice; both the multi function buttons and soft leather is great. The new insturment cluster is very nice, too. There is a colorful small screen in the bottom of the cluster. New dials very nice and I'm very happy to see that finally BMW is getting rid off ugly cluster design which started with the old 7 series and continued with 1 series, E60 and E9X.

    The interior of the new 5 is more roomier than E60. It is very noticeable so I think it is both larger and the new dash design improves the feel. Finally we get rid of the 2nd notch on the dash which looks awful, IMO.

    The rear has more room, too and with the rear heated seats and rear A/C, it is now way better than our E60 520d which is 2008 model. Coupled with side/rear curtains and privacy glass, rear seats of the car become very comfortable:

    Orange ambient lighting is a very nice touch, too. Even the lights and their controls on the headliner are changed for better design and they improved the feel significantly. They are no more cheap looking.

     


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    ONUR

    11 M3 Coupe AW

    09 Audi TTS Coupe - 07 997 Carrera S - 05 M3 Coupe - 03 M3 Coupe - 96 M3 Coupe EVO (PASS TIME HISTORY)

     


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    Combination of stock suspansion with 17" run flat tires are much much comfortable than our old E60 520d with 17" run flat tires. The car is soft. It rides soft, it reacts soft. BUT if you have faith in the chassie, the car corners very nicely and handles well. Yes, there is a body roll and the suspansion is soft. However, it is perfect for daily use.

    The new (at least to me) 8 speed autobox operates very smoothly and direct. Because of too many gears, to drive the car in manual mode is not optimum.

    Some pictures of the exterior:

    The front looks angry and new lights are very good; iboth n terms of looks and functionality.:

     


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    ONUR

    11 M3 Coupe AW

    09 Audi TTS Coupe - 07 997 Carrera S - 05 M3 Coupe - 03 M3 Coupe - 96 M3 Coupe EVO (PASS TIME HISTORY)

     


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    Stock 17" wheels are not the best lookign wheels in the world but they are not bad either. First off all, they are comfortable:

    One final shot of the night:

    Have I told you that, I also like the rear LED lights? Smiley They look very nice; especially at nights. Smiley


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    ONUR

    11 M3 Coupe AW

    09 Audi TTS Coupe - 07 997 Carrera S - 05 M3 Coupe - 03 M3 Coupe - 96 M3 Coupe EVO (PASS TIME HISTORY)

     


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     That looks great Onur, very very nice. So are you keeping the 17" wheels or will you change them? 


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    Congrats Pride!

    You'll love the car even more after couple of weeks. I've done 4000km's now and still don't think of my 530d MSport as "tanker" like. I am however in two minds about the front spoiler on my car. I like the "standard " (yours) front of the F10 and cannot completely shake the feeling that the MSport's spoiler is a dated design on the new car.

    Enjoy


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    Great car, seems perfect for daily use. Colour combination looks great, the 17" rims look very decent for a entry level version.

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    Very nice car, Onur, I like the wood! 

    What colour is the car, in some pics it appears grey, in others there's a hint of blue or green in it? 


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    Congrats, nice color combo, the new 5series is the best option in this class.

    J.Seven


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    Congrats from me too! Perfect combo and engine choice for DD.

    New 5-series is really the best offer in this class.


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    Congrats, lovely car :)


     
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