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      07-31-2010, 02:20 AM   #23
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Mr Magic,

Your car look beautiful and I am also considering the black sapphire metallic. It passed the "wife test" when I drove one from the dealer to my house for my wife to view.

How do you find the IAS? I know from my owning a 545i for 6 years with the IAS that the quick turning and short steering radius is fun to have to turn corners at low speeds. I suspect that the new version on the F10 with the rear steering will offer the same experience at low speed as m 545i but I was wondering whether you do notice any additional stability and "comfort for the passengers" as the BMW blurbs suggest at highway speeds.
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      07-31-2010, 02:44 AM   #24
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Mr Magic,

Your car look beautiful and I am also considering the black sapphire metallic. It passed the "wife test" when I drove one from the dealer to my house for my wife to view.

How do you find the IAS? I know from my owning a 545i for 6 years with the IAS that the quick turning and short steering radius is fun to have to turn corners at low speeds. I suspect that the new version on the F10 with the rear steering will offer the same experience at low speed as m 545i but I was wondering whether you do notice any additional stability and "comfort for the passengers" as the BMW blurbs suggest at highway speeds.
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Thanks. I got black sapphire also from the "wife test", actually I wanted white or silver, but she insisted on black sapphire and I'm glad she did. On IAS, yes, it definitely helps agility, stability and is a significant comfort at higher speeds curves (>45 mph) for everyone in the car, including the driver. It gives more margin to hit the curve apex without slamming everyone/myself into the sides. Most people will not notice the difference on typical test drives as it's hard to demonstrate the benefit; to properly evaluate, you have to drive on a curvy (mountain preferable) road at 45 mph or more (dealers are usually far away from these type of routes) or swerve like a drunk at high speed, and most people will not feel comfortable doing this with the CA inside the car. It is a little fun to turn on a dime, but not worth it just for that in my opinion. Also, see my other post on your thread.
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      07-31-2010, 06:40 AM   #25
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Stunning car, color combo and location. The interior makes me drool, what a nice place to sit!
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I have ordered the exact same interior and exterior colour combination on a 520d F11, which I'm waiting for delivery on. Glad the colour combination works so well.
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Shot a couple more photo's today.


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Nice

Nice car! I hope to have mine soon....I'm in your area as well. Hope to have some similar pics soon. I'll be at BMW Festorics this weekend w/the car. There's also a BMW drive this Friday as part of Monterey Car Week. Might make that as well.
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More great photography. What camera and lens are you using? Thanks.
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More great photography. What camera and lens are you using? Thanks.
It's a Nikon D90 with their kit lens, a Nikkor AFS 18-105 3.5-5.6G ED with VR.

I have everything on the camera set to Auto and shoot in aperture priority at the widest F-stop allowable. The camera does a good job of adjusting the shadows and highlights automatically.

While the camera is nice, the important thing for cars is to shoot when it's overcast to prevent it from becoming too contrasty, or shoot just before sunrise or just after sunset.
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Shot a couple more photo's today.


Very nice. Any plans for tint? Love tint on a black car.
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      08-10-2010, 01:24 PM   #33
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I am finding the rear curtains on the door windows and rear window keep the heat down from the sun, so I don't think I will tint. Also, they do give it a bit of the "dark look" as well, and I can retract them when desired (night).
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