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      05-12-2010, 11:20 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Got my Five (F10 530d)

Just got home with my 530. Will post more pics when I get time. I am off for a drive

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530D SE, Space Grey, Black Dakota Leather
Sports Auto Transmission
Visibility Pack
Media pack professional
18 inch radial spoke alloys
Seat Heating
High gloss shadowline
Sun protection glass
Bluetooth audio connection

This is my second 5 series, however the last one was a 528i Sport in 1999.
That, I thought was a great car but this one is a whole new experience.
Firstly............ Quiet, I can hardly hear the engine and even when poked it sound smooth and unruffled.
Smooth.........The gearchange is immaculate and seamless. Little roadnoise unless you hit a pothole when it does bang a bit. Not too intrusive though.
Acceleration is impressive. Just coming from an X5 it is a revelation. Overtaking is a breeze with lots of midrange power to get by traffic quickly and safely.
Only played with the steering wheel gear change for a short time, but it seems efficient enough. I will probably leave it to the auto most of the time.
Gadgets are different and I will have to get the book out to study the idrive but I expected that regardless of the salesmans demonstration to me at the garage.
Dash is impressive and well laid out and display is cool with its black dash technology.
Radio stations come up between the rev counter and speedo and i can cycle through them with a thumbwheel on the right side of the steering wheel.
Satnav picture is impressive on the huge screen and has many selectable views.
Seats are very comfy, even though I would have preffered sports seats if I had my ideal spec.
Paintfinish is immaculate and the high gloss shadowline mekes the car look great. I may look at changing the grill to high gloss black as I think that looks the business and only cost £88 to buy.

Go on ........do it.......you know you want one!

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      05-12-2010, 11:41 AM   #2
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Congratulations Especially love the first photo - car looks very muscular and coupe like from that angle. Enjoy the drive.
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      05-12-2010, 11:43 AM   #3
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CONGRATS! Post impressions please

waiting patiently for mine was informed that it was "born" May 7th and sitting in distribution.
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      05-12-2010, 12:41 PM   #4
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Beautiful!

drive it fearless and bring us lots of feedback
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      05-12-2010, 02:26 PM   #5
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congrats, i cant wait for my car,
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      05-12-2010, 03:42 PM   #6
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What is the color....it is hard to tell with the shadows.
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      05-12-2010, 03:54 PM   #7
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its space grey?
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      05-12-2010, 04:01 PM   #8
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Great looker.
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      05-12-2010, 04:41 PM   #9
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What is the color....it is hard to tell with the shadows.
I'd say space grey.
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      05-12-2010, 06:26 PM   #10
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NICE pics. Nicer car. Congrats!
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      05-12-2010, 10:16 PM   #12
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Congrats car looks great! Nice photos and great angles!
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      05-13-2010, 06:44 AM   #13
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Congrats! Your pics have been added to the Space Gray F10 Thread.
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      05-13-2010, 06:52 AM   #14
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Just got home with my 530. Will post more pics when I get time. I am off for a drive
Very long drive.... Must be good.

We're still waiting for the fiirst opinion/review....

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530D SE, Space Grey, Black Dakota Leather
Sports Auto Transmission
Visibility Pack
Media pack professional
18 inch radial spoke alloys
Seat Heating
High gloss shadowline
Sun protection glass
Bluetooth audio connection

This is my second 5 series, however the last one was a 528i Sport in 1999.
That, I thought was a great car but this one is a whole new experience.
Firstly............ Quiet, I can hardly hear the engine and even when poked it sound smooth and unruffled.
Smooth.........The gearchange is immaculate and seamless. Little roadnoise unless you hit a pothole when it does bang a bit. Not too intrusive though.
Acceleration is impressive. Just coming from an X5 it is a revelation. Overtaking is a breeze with lots of midrange power to get by traffic quickly and safely.
Only played with the steering wheel gear change for a short time, but it seems efficient enough. I will probably leave it to the auto most of the time.
Gadgets are different and I will have to get the book out to study the idrive but I expected that regardless of the salesmans demonstration to me at the garage.
Dash is impressive and well laid out and display is cool with its black dash technology.
Radio stations come up between the rev counter and speedo and i can cycle through them with a thumbwheel on the right side of the steering wheel.
Satnav picture is impressive on the huge screen and has many selectable views.
Seats are very comfy, even though I would have preffered sports seats if I had my ideal spec.
Paintfinish is immaculate and the high gloss shadowline mekes the car look great. I may look at changing the grill to high gloss black as I think that looks the business and only cost £88 to buy.

Go on ........do it.......you know you want one!

Rgds
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      05-13-2010, 02:41 PM   #16
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Congratulations! She´s a beauty : ) Please keep us updated...
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      05-14-2010, 08:45 AM   #17
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Very stunning.. wow.
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looks great, but from all the pics I have seen..I am not impressed with the wheels on any, they all seem small for such a large car
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Sweet!!! a much better design than the gaundy e60.
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MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR congrats!

I love the hood, love all the creases on it.

I just can't help but notice the tail lights look like an infiniti 35x.
(not that nothing is wrong, just an observation).

If you please, night shots would be super sweet,
and major congrats again!
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Congrats, nice car.

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      05-14-2010, 11:22 AM   #22
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I wish they offered the diesel engine for the 5 on this side of the pond.

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