New car yay!!

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  1. Rob

    Rob TPF Noob!

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    Well I've finally decided to grow up and get a new car which actually does reasonable economy! It's got more toys than you imagine, including a talking woman who knows where every pub in Europe is. It's also got a thing called iDrive which means that it's impossibly complicated to use without taking a child along to work it.

    This isn't actually it, but it's the nearest looking photo. Expect to see the real thing next weekend! Oh, it's a BMW 530d SE for those who like cars.

    Rob

    Check out this for any impressive list (it's actually got a few more options added!):

    Air conditioning - automatic
    Armrest, front
    Car/Key Memory
    Central air outlet, rear
    Centre armrest at the rear
    Check Control warning system
    Control Display (iDrive) with 6.5 inch colour display screen
    Controller on centre console
    Courtesy lights with automatic function and soft on/off dimming
    Cruise control, programmable
    Cup holders front and rear
    Glove compartment, illuminated and lockable
    Headlight range control, automatic
    Interior mirror with automatic anti-dazzle function
    Interior trim - Titanium II Dark
    Luggage compartment release button in driver's A-pillar
    On-board computer
    Outside temperature display
    Radio/audio - BMW Business radio with single CD player
    Reading lights front and rear
    Seats/seat comfort - Standard seats for driver and passenger with partly electric adjustment (backrest angle and seat height)
    Smoker package
    Start/stop button
    Steering column adjustment, manual (if fully electric seat adjustment is specified steering column adjustment reverts to fully electric)
    Steering wheel - Leather three spoke steering wheel with multi-function buttons
    Sun visors with vanity mirrors
    Upholstery - Linea cloth
    Window lifts, electric, incl open/close fingertip control
    All-round anti-corrosion system with partial hot galvanising, phosphate treatment and cathodic dip paintwork, preservation of hollow cavities, underfloor protection
    Bumpers and exterior mirrors in body colour
    Clear Indicators
    Door handles in body colour
    Exterior mirrors, wide angled, electrically adjustable and heated
    Front doors with three-stage door brake
    GRAV - Complete front-end made from lightweight aluminium including bonnet and doors
    Luggage compartment lid with remote key opening
    Metallic paintwork
    Rear doors with two-stage door brake
    Screenwasher nozzles on engine compartment lid, heated
    Wheels - BMW Light alloy wheels - star spoke style 138, 7.5J x 17" with 225/50 R17 run-flat tyres
    Window frames and window recess finishers in chrome
    Aluminium integral rear axle
    Double joint spring-strut front axle
    Power Steering - rack and pinion
    Servotronic steering
    Six-Speed automatic gearbox
    Safety
    Airbags - Advanced Head Protection System (AHPS) front to rear head airbags
    Airbags - Driver and front passenger ID airbags (Impact-Depending Airbag System), seat occupancy detector for front passenger airbag
    Airbags - Side airbags at the front for driver and front passenger
    Aluminium brake callipers at the front and rear
    Brakes - Disc brakes at the front and rear, inner-vented
    Central locking, locks doors, luggage compartment and fuel filler cap
    Child locking system on rear doors
    Condition Based Servicing (CBS)
    Crash sensor
    Crumple units with aluminium impact absorbers front and rear, reversible up to 2.5 mph impact speed, crumple elements at front up to 9.5 mph
    Dynamic Stability Control (DSC+) - including DTC, ABS, DBC, EBV
    Electronic immobiliser
    Foglights with free-form reflector
    Front passenger seat occupancy sensor
    Front seat structure optimised for side-impact protection
    Hazard warning triangle and first aid kit
    ISOFIX child seat attachment (rear)
    Park Distance Control (PDC) with visual and acoustic feedback
    Positioning lights in headlight clusters
    Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
    Remote control alarm system (Thatcham CAT 1)
    Safety battery terminal
    Side impact protection, integrated
    Three-point seat belts for all seats, with pyrotechnic belt tensioners at the front
    Tyre Puncture Warning System
    CD preparation for six-disc CD changer in glove box
    Engine
    Catalytic converter
    Charge air cooling
    Common-rail injection system
    Diesel particulate filter
    Digital Diesel Electronics (DDE)
    Engine mounts, hydraulically controlled
    EU4 Emission standard
    Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine with four-valve technology
    Turbocharger with variable electronically-controlled turbine geometry
     

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    :drool: Wow, a lot of cool stuff. And a 6-cylinder inline turbo diesel. Very nice :thumbup:
     
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    Sweet!
     
  4. Xmetal

    Xmetal TPF Noob!

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    So...If I come to your (insert country here), Can I photograph it? :lol:

    Always loved the late-model 5 Series Beemers. :)

    Should've saved a bit more and got an M5 mate! :mrgreen:
     
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    That's meant to be a pretty nice engine. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Rav

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    My old boss had one of the first ones and the loved it. I had it for a week while he was on holiday, they are fun.
     
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    The only problem with the M5 is it's rubbish until you push the M button. And that computer dial thing would really irritate me.

    Nice car though Rob. Congrats!
     
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    :drool:
    What do you do for a living again? ;)
     
  9. molested_cow

    molested_cow No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Another problem, it's automatic.
     
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    vonDrehle TPF Noob!

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    No problem for me. :lmao:

    Very Nice. I have a gas guzzler my self.
     
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    Yeah, but it does have those little pedals on the steering wheel to shift
     
  12. Rob

    Rob TPF Noob!

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    Yeah, I'm soooooo excited about picking it up next Saturday! It's a Turbo Diesel Auto because I do a lot of miles in trafficky South London and want effortless quiet economic performance - it will be quite a shock changing from my Porsche with it's stainless exhaust and balls-to-the-wall lairyness.

    The six-speed auto doesn't sap too much power as it's got over 500Nm of torque, and the tiptronic stuff allows you to drop it a couple of notches manually for those country road overtakes. Thankfully it doesn't have the dreadful SMG gearbox with the paddles which is very jerky (imho).

    To quote a certain TV series, "it's smoother than a well-oiled velvet codpiece"!

    XMetal: Anyone coming to the UK meet is welcome to take some pictures (as long as you remove my numberplate). I'm sure there will be other occasions in the future as well.

    Littleman: I am "Global IT Systems Manager" for a Market Data Services company. So I suppose I'm a g33k :) Hey, it keeps me in flash cars!!

    Cheers for the positive response and the appreciation, I'm totally obsessed with cars and I take about a year to choose the next one, usually using my heart rather than my head - so this one is a bit of a deviation from my normal (£££) habits. My last few cars have been a Lancia Delta Integrale, Nissan Almera GTi, Skoda Octavia RS Lauren & Klement, Subaru Impreza WRX STi P1 (£4,500pa insurance!!), Porsche 944 S1 Lux and now the BM. I've also spent some time driving friends' cars including Jag XKR, S-Type R, BMW M3, Ferrari 348GTB & Testarossa, Porsche 911 and most notably an MJD Tempest.. which you have never heard of or seen I would wager!

    TTFN petrol (& diesel) heads!!

    R
     

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