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      10-26-2012, 09:49 AM   #23
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So today was our day - the new F10 came home. Utterly beautiful.
The exterior, the interior, the technology, the smell...

Utterly beautiful and exactly as specified.
Congratulations!

Cheers, Richard.
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      10-26-2012, 02:06 PM   #24
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Thank you for your kind wishes.
So here is the spec that she has and I am struggling to consume all the details..!

520d SE
Xenon Headlights, Auto High Beam, Adaptive Headlights
Auto Powered Boot
Soft Close Doors
8 Speed Automatic Gearbox
Drive Performance Control
Variable Damper Control
Rear View mirror with Auto Dimming
Park Distance Control (Front and Rear)
Reversing Assist Camera
Tyre Pressure Monitor

Oyster/Oyster Full Leather Trim
Black Trim High Gloss
Standard Seats
Heated Front Seats
Heated Rear Seats
Air Conditioning with Automatic with 4 zone control
Extended Interior Lighting
BMW Individual Reading Lights Front and Rear


Black Panel Full Display
Head Up Display
Nav System Professional Multimedia
Enhanced Bluetooth Functionality inc. BMW Assist with USB audio interface
HUD Integrated Night Vision with Pedestrian identification
Voice Control of all Systems


TV Function
Full Internet
DAB radio

BMW RealTime Information and Support
BMW Assist Online
BMW Assist Portal
RealTime Traffic Updates to Sat Nav
iPhone 4S Media Snap-In
BMW Office for iPhone (seem to have got this working by using Alerts on iPhone and Bluetooth as well as Snap-In)

Private Plate
3 Yr Servicing
Body Care
GAP protection

Happy Days indeed,
Sam
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      10-26-2012, 03:55 PM   #25
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Thank you for your kind wishes.
So here is the spec that she has and I am struggling to consume all the details..!

520d SE
Xenon Headlights, Auto High Beam, Adaptive Headlights
Auto Powered Boot
Soft Close Doors
8 Speed Automatic Gearbox
Drive Performance Control
Variable Damper Control
Rear View mirror with Auto Dimming
Park Distance Control (Front and Rear)
Reversing Assist Camera
Tyre Pressure Monitor
B
Oyster/Oyster Full Leather Trim
Black Trim High Gloss
Standard Seats
Heated Front Seats
Heated Rear Seats
Air Conditioning with Automatic with 4 zone control
Extended Interior Lighting
BMW Individual Reading Lights Front and Rear


Black Panel Full Display
Head Up Display
Nav System Professional Multimedia
Enhanced Bluetooth Functionality inc. BMW Assist with USB audio interface
HUD Integrated Night Vision with Pedestrian identification
Voice Control of all Systems


TV Function
Full Internet
DAB radio

BMW RealTime Information and Support
BMW Assist Online
BMW Assist Portal
RealTime Traffic Updates to Sat Nav
iPhone 4S Media Snap-In
BMW Office for iPhone (seem to have got this working by using Alerts on iPhone and Bluetooth as well as Snap-In)

Private Plate
3 Yr Servicing
Body Care
GAP protection

Happy Days indeed,
Sam
Wow! Great specification - I'm very envious!

Enjoy.
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      10-26-2012, 04:07 PM   #26
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Superb spec, enjoy!

Definitely a long term purchase, as many would be very nervous of adding so many options to a 520d, with the way values are written off.

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      10-26-2012, 04:59 PM   #27
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Pete,
you are absolutely correct. I specced up the first 520d with much similar equipment and now that is my car as of Wednesday. I am very happy with that as I get to drive a great specification and my beautiful wife gets the new one (and runs it in for me!).

I am struggling to understand all the options and interactions between them. I intend to do a little coding to enable a few features that seem to have disappeared (indicators in HUD are one example) and add some new ones (Radio/Telephone in HUD, Speed Limit Indicator, Lane Departure Warning, DVDTV/Internet on the move).

I also want to find some way of slowing down the speed at which the car reads out emails and texts in Office as it can be too quick to comfortably follow.

I have loaded the options because we enjoy them and I want my wife to enjoy the car each and every time she gets in it. It feels really special and the current adjectives my better half uses are Serene, Magnificent, breathtakingly beautiful, and pleasantly Huge.

I absolutely would recommend Oyster/Oyster to everyone as the interior is stunning and the light coloured dash works a treat. I will post a couple of images in a couple of days.

I have added 4 yrs Vehicle replacement GAP from ALA for 275 as I feel that i need to protect the options in the event of a disaster.

The first post in the thread was an attempt to see if others felt the same rush of blood as we do or whether they let their heads rule more in the decision process. Our balance is more towards heart than head but I have assessed costs, values, and appeal as far as I can whilst remembering what we are buying the car for in the first place.

All the best,
Sam
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