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I REALLY wanted to love the F15. It is not that it is horrible, but, it certainly is not going to make me oooh or awwww.

If it has some improvements in the looks department over the E70, they are minor. And, it is pretty easy to see that it has moved closer to the looks of the X1 and X3, neither of which look as good as the E70 (IMO).

The only consolation is the fact that I have sometimes learned to "kinda like" the look of a new BMW model, over time. Although I think the E60 5 series is "OK" looking, I originally hated it. And, compared to the E39, it was awkward. The good news is the new 5 series finally looks nice again!

All I have to do is wait another 7 years and maybe they will build another truly special looking SAV, like the E53 or the E70 were!

I agree with a couple other posters re. the spectacular looks of the E30, the E36 the E46 and (even) the E90 and E92 are quite nice. And, totally agree about the spectacular looks of the 633CSI!

We have a 2011 Xdrive 5.0 Sports Package Adaptive Drive that we adore - we will be keeping her for quite a while I think. I also bought a 13 Touareg TDI for my work vehicle - I think it has very nice, clean lines, plus it is a great car.

If I wanted to trade our E70 5.0 right now, I am pretty sure I would be looking at a Cayenne - maybe even the TDI.
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Wow....so where to start...hate how the even on the 5.0 you can see the difference in the lower grill intake (open vs false) even more so then in the past, While the adjustable interior light colors are interesting (Mini has had programmable colors forever) not sure about the light strip running across the doors and dash...maybe it looks better in person..seems a little "much" but I'm an old fart so maybe it's just me....the NAV screen is hideous...looks added on...on the plus all the leather and stiching on doors and dash are a welcomed sight (I'm sure part of an extended leather package) and I'd love to hear what the B&O system sounds like...in Audis it's amazing...

Perhaps in the right colors (though my X was AW) and with a sport pack/shadowline and staggared wheels it will look better...surprised they didn't show one first....but the new generation of very vertical front ends does not do it for me here
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Again the E70 style shifter in the lighting pics. So is it that one or the flatter symmetrical one? Also what's that button replacing the central locking button?

BTW, my wife's Sonata has blue lighting - it's different but I like the orange more.

One other thing nobody mentioned - the glove box now locks! I recall when we were discussing why it didn't really need a lock. They really over-engineered the clamshell box we have now. Can't even replace the trim easily (if it cracks, etc.).
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Again the E70 style shifter in the lighting pics. So is it that one or the flatter symmetrical one? Also what's that button replacing the central locking button?
I read on another thread/site that it's the PDC button. Should be easier to find than on the E70, but the green color is ugly.

I've gotten used to the E70 shifter, but I'm not convinced that BMW "beer-tap" shifters are a good idea. I'd rather have buttons and paddles, as is now common on Ferraris. The whole mechanical or pseudo-mechanical shifter is an anachronism and BMW should dispense with them.
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Not sure what's in those bulging door side pockets? Is that a piece of plastic occupying most of the space and leaving only two small compartments? Man that would be a stupid waste of that space...
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I read on another thread/site that it's the PDC button. Should be easier to find than on the E70, but the green color is ugly...
... and how many times one needs to access the PDC button? I wish they kept the central lock button in that location instead.
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Another disappointment...Looks like I'll be hanging onto my E53 for another 7 years or look elsewhere if it happens to go kaputs.
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... and how many times one needs to access the PDC button? I wish they kept the central lock button in that location instead.
I use it every time I pull into my garage, when pulling into parking spaces, etc. I have the side cameras and love the overhead "video game" display.
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I use it every time I pull into my garage, when pulling into parking spaces, etc. I have the side cameras and love the overhead "video game" display.
does it not come on automatically when you are in reverse? or, it is manual operation?
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