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Old 11-03-2013, 09:12 PM
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drove a 50i today

They gave us the keys and said come back in 20. Also drove an F10 M5 (w/ comp pkg @ 575hp) and B7 Alpina. Back to the F15 - the exterior front is pretty nice in person - stands out a great deal but mostly because it was an M-sport, something I'd reckon is req'd to make it look nice compared to stock. The rear is still meh. Interior is gorgeous. Screen was monstrous - bigger than an ipad in landscape it seemed. Steering wheel also nice - the material feel was a much better leather. Paddle shifters were too hard-clicky for me, and they are useless when doing twisties as you can't reach them all the time. I neglected to try the drawing with idrive touchpad - didn't think to go into those screens at the time. The drive - I don't have a 48i or 50i E70 to compare with, but the first thing I noticed was how light the vehicle felt because the power was more than enough even though there was some lag from a stop. Steering was definitely different (maybe because of the electric change) and it wasn't a good different. I liked it at first but as I got to making half a dozen turns it felt too light - this is why most people say it feels disconnected from the road - don't want BMW to stray from that. I loved the M5 steering and sure enough it's not electric. Vehicle also bounced and wavered more than my adaptive drive does doing the same bends at speed (as I left in mine). Not quite sure if it had the dynamic handling/damper control. If it did, it was unremarkable.
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:42 PM
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Yup. Doesn't matter how many times I look at it in person, but the back of the f15 looks a disaster.
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Yup. Doesn't matter how many times I look at it in person, but the back of the f15 looks a disaster.
This is so true. I love the interior, I can grow to love the front, especially with the Msport and LED lighting pacakge, but the back is just a CF.

How much longer are you planning on hanging onto your E70 APW2607?
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:44 AM
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Personally, I think the X looks much better in person than it does in pictures. I was luke warm until I saw it in person. I feel the ass looks like a Cayenne and the nose... well.... looks a bit high and flat.
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:11 PM
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I think most people are in the same boat..love the interior and the front is ok but to me the rear looks like a brick wall...

reminds me of when I had an e39 5 series and loved the shape..then the e60 came out and everyone thought it was a disaster then grew to love it.

Chris Bangle and his love for sharp lines has now set a trend in quite a few new cars i'd have to say..
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I had a 2002 M5 (wish I still had it) and I still don't like the E60.

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I think most people are in the same boat..love the interior and the front is ok but to me the rear looks like a brick wall...

reminds me of when I had an e39 5 series and loved the shape..then the e60 came out and everyone thought it was a disaster then grew to love it.

Chris Bangle and his love for sharp lines has now set a trend in quite a few new cars i'd have to say..
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