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      11-13-2013, 01:11 AM   #1
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2014 X5 50i Delivered -- First 100 miles...

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Hey guys, here's my writeup after driving 100 miles with the F15 beast.

One quick note about the "Hold" -- the Hold (according to my dealer) was BMW NA's hold on the 50i which was 11/8.

After I got the text it was on the truck headed to BMW of Encinitas, I hit the road. 2 hours later...I got the keys. Get ready for a heavy key. There's a nice titanium border so no more chips on the 'ole plastic key fobs.

Front to back...BMW nailed it. Grill is mean; the "stance" in real life is true to the forum responses...you need to see it in person. My initial response to the Napa Mocha interior was wow. Seats are a vast improvement on my M5 (Yes) -- side bolsters hug you...Napa leather is just unreal. Once in the cockpit, the feel for the F15 gets better. LED's add a nice touch. Pretty fun to play with the different color combos. H/U display includes much more than '13 MY (tel + media now!). Ceramic controls are mint...touch screen iDrive controller is awesome for entering the nav. You can also swipe up/down.

My drive home was late at night so I haven't opened it up...and won't for the first few hundred miles. It does have that nice "pull" when you give it some throttle. Different driver mode(s) are easy access next to the shifter...Sport is a nice balance -- tightens up steering dampener and gives you more power at the floor.

Now to some pictures of the beast...

A final thanks to Darren, Ray and Ronaldo @ BMW of Encinitas.




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      11-13-2013, 01:33 AM   #2
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Are those the M sport seats? I really like the contrast stitching, it makes the cabin look rich.
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      11-13-2013, 01:50 AM   #3
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Very nice. Congrats!!!
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      11-13-2013, 01:55 AM   #4
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Are those the M sport seats? I really like the contrast stitching, it makes the cabin look rich.
Y - M Sport.
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      11-13-2013, 02:04 AM   #5
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Gorgeous. We all drool with jealousy.

Question please re the mocha. I'm tempted to go with it in my order, but still can't tell for sure what it actually looks like in real life (it comes across a bit different in each set of photos on the web). How might you describe it? Would you say it is dark chocolate or milk chocolate? Or something else?

Thanks in advance for any guidance you can offer, and congrats on your sweet new ride.
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      11-13-2013, 07:17 AM   #6
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Congrats! Looks outstanding, great pics.
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      11-13-2013, 07:58 AM   #7
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Looks great. Thanks for the write up.
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      11-13-2013, 07:59 AM   #8
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Very nice. Please post a photo of the headliner with Mocha Nappa interior. Thanks!

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      11-13-2013, 08:21 AM   #9
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Are those the M sport seats? I really like the contrast stitching, it makes the cabin look rich.
Y - M Sport.
Looks like the multi contour seats, no?
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      11-13-2013, 08:23 AM   #10
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Very nice. Please post a photo of the headliner with Mocha Nappa interior. I hope it's not too dark a cabin. I am not one to like a dark interior...ie. all black. Thanks!
Take a look at Terra. Not a light brown but not as dark as the mocha. Lightens it up a bit. Not sure if it comes in Nappa or just Dakota though.
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      11-13-2013, 08:23 AM   #11
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Here's a pic of the terra.. These are the regular sport seats, BTW.
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      11-13-2013, 09:44 AM   #12
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Please post pictures of the LED head and tail lights in action
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That looks so impressive! Congratulations!
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Led ambiance? Pretty cool. I guess thats the new thing. The S class has ability to change colors. Start the club in the car on the way to the club!!
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Love it. My wife will be wanting!
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Black + F15 = Pure sex

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can we have some further away shots?
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Looks like the multi contour seats, no?
This. Those are NOT the M-Sport seats, but Multi-Contour.
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Y - M Sport.
In order to get that type of seat and stitching you need eithe the ivory white or mocha interior design package. and you can not have ventilated seats to get that exact type. Unfortunately :-(
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