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Old 8th November 2011, 20:27   #31
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Congratulations on the 530d. Its a car I want to own soon. The F30 though a little toned down from the E60 in terms on driving experience is an excellent all rounder with the powerful engine, good handling and surprisingly good ride.

230 is easy peasy man, itll hit the limiter with ease. Hell my 320d can cruise at 230.
Sorry dude...had no idea i was just highly excited by it ! Was my first 200+ driving experience !

But the 320d is probably a purer driving machine ! Enjoy !
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But the 320d is probably a purer driving machine ! Enjoy !
Thats what some say. I don't know. The ride is too stiff for our roads. But man your a lucky guy. So lucky. Your car is QUICK and the gearbox is brilliant, and that HUD just beautiful. When you planning to sell it?. A close friend of mine has this and he keeps telling me to drive, but I always say let my car get a bit older, I don't want to feel like I've wasted 36 lacs.

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Congratulations on the 530d. Its a car I want to own soon. The F30 though a little toned down from the E60 in terms on driving experience is an excellent all rounder with the powerful engine, good handling and surprisingly good ride.

230 is easy peasy man, itll hit the limiter with ease. Hell my 320d can cruise at 230.
You mean F10 and not F30

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Thats what some say. I don't know. The ride is too stiff for our roads. But man your a lucky guy. So lucky. Your car is QUICK and the gearbox is brilliant, and that HUD just beautiful. When you planning to sell it?. A close friend of mine has this and he keeps telling me to drive, but I always say let my car get a bit older, I don't want to feel like I've wasted 36 lacs.
LOL! But seriously, a friend recently got the 530d and this car is so awesome! Congratulations Dieselite!
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Old 10th November 2011, 15:31   #34
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Default New Pics !

A vile beast by dark....a beauty by daylight....here she is again !

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Bright daylight will reveal her true fairness !

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The glory of the HuD in daylight. It changes colour , white during the day and red during the night. Some elements retain their colour at all times like the navigation instruction arrows and lines.

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The Black panel display really is impactful. The Standby and OFF states are compared below. The ON state brings to life the area below the illuminated dials as illustrated in an image in the first post !

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Well...not just a beauty by daylight...a flirtatious hottie really...she winks !!

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I hope you enjoy all these pics.

Cheers !
Dieselite

Mods : Is there a way i can merge this post and the first post in sequence. The review will look more complete this way. I wish i had done this on the assembly line !

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Congratulations Dieselite sir !! The First four pics are indeed a real teaser Indeed the car is one nice package. Wish you a lot of JOY
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Loooved the new pics too! She looks absolutely ravishing .
The last pic is brilliant.

Any plans of going in for the space saver spare wheel?
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Loooved the new pics too! She looks absolutely ravishing .
The last pic is brilliant.

Any plans of going in for the space saver spare wheel?
i'm thinking of going for a full sized one ! the space loss in the boot is not much more with the full sized one as compared to the space saver.

Saw androdev's post and was pretty convinced by it.
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Dieselite congrats on one of the most desired stead to drive (or own) on this forum in India. She does look hot in those snaps buddy.

Im a noob when it comes to certain features of such priced rides and had a query. The last pic shows only one of the DRL's turned on. Is this a controllable feature by itself or does this happen when you turn on the indicator or hazard light like on the Audis ?? Basically, when does she "Wink" ?
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i'm thinking of going for a full sized one ! the space loss in the boot is not much more with the full sized one as compared to the space saver.

Saw androdev's post and was pretty convinced by it.
This car doesn't have the space for "space-saver" also, so whatever wheel you buy, you will be losing boot space and will look 'jugaad'.

space saver has the following benefits (IMO):
1. costs less by 30-40K?
2. takes up less space in the boot (but still looks jugaad)
3. one psychological advantage of space-saver is that you will try to get the flat tire fixed ASAP because you don't want to be driving around with space-saver for too long, whereas the full-wheel may make you lazy to get the flat tire fixed immediately.

full wheel has the following benefits:
1. speed :-)

RFTs are not bad but the BMW flat tire monitor doesn't work well with RFTs due to stiff sidewall. Here is a thread I started about my problem:

No tire pressure warning even at 15psi - 2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10

Bottom line is you need to check your pressure regularly with a good tire pressure gauge!
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Beautiful exterior shots !
Question though - How is it that just the left pair of corona rings r on in the last pic ? Can it be regulated from inside ?
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Im a noob when it comes to certain features of such priced rides and had a query. The last pic shows only one of the DRL's turned on. Is this a controllable feature by itself or does this happen when you turn on the indicator or hazard light like on the Audis ?? Basically, when does she "Wink" ?
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Question though - How is it that just the left pair of corona rings r on in the last pic ? Can it be regulated from inside ?
Guys...the wink pic is a camera trick i stumbled upon. Its with a super high shutter speed with a biased focus and distance towards the left headlight which comes bright and the other just gets blown out !

sorry for the misleading impression it has given you !
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Congratulations Dieselite. In the BMW range, the 530D (and the M5) are my dream cars! Freaking fabulous! Wish you many many long and happy drives in it.

Cheers!

PS - I fell in love with the 5 series whilst using my colleague's 535i in the UK back in 2004/05. Oh whatta beauty she was. :-)

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Guys...the wink pic is a camera trick i stumbled upon. Its with a super high shutter speed with a biased focus and distance towards the left headlight which comes bright and the other just gets blown out !

sorry for the misleading impression it has given you !
That's quite neat

I thought the lights flicker as I've seen them doing this on almost all videos I have seen. Here's a quick example:



(Watch from 5:00 onwards).

I am guessing from your comment that it is not at all an effect/feature and just a camera lens thing?

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That's quite neat

I thought the lights flicker as I've seen them doing this on almost all videos I have seen. Here's a quick example:

I am guessing from your comment that it is not at all an effect/feature and just a camera lens thing?

Yes ! The high speed shutter does this trick ! thats not a feature at all
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Yes ! The high speed shutter does this trick ! thats not a feature at all
Actually I havent tried it, but with most european cars, if the cars parking lights are on and just before putting the engine off you put on either the left or right indicator, the corresponding sides parking lights stay on even after the engine is switched off.
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