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Found 26 results

  1. BacktoBeemer

    Delivery Leadtime

    Quick request, very conflicting views on delivery lead times currently. If you have bought a new five series - since the launch of the G30 / G31 can you reply with 1 Month / Year of order 2 Month / Year of delivery to dealer 3 Bried description of Model and Spec Thanks everybody......
  2. Zak322

    Light Switch Settings

    Hi All, I'm a newbie to the forum - but have been viewing informative posts in recent weeks. Bought G30 520D Xdrive a few months ago and really impressed with it when compared to previous E60. My question concerns the light switch settings. I noticed that when set in the '0' position, dipped headlights come on automatically in rain and relatively low light. I thought this was solely a function of the 'A' (automatic setting) only and would prefer if the '0' position meant exactly that.
  3. AdamBell

    Wireless Phone Charging

    Hi guys, Has anyone had any issues with the wireless pohone charging tray? The first few days of ownership mine worked fine, but now it is tempremental to say the least. when putting the phone in the tray it will initially start to charge then after a few seconds, stops and the amber light comes on. Occasionally when the phone id placed in the tray it will work fine and charge but then as im driving about it stops again. I dont beleive the issue is with my phone as it charges perfectly fine in the house.
  4. hybridisthefuture

    Driving Modes

    Just thought I would ask others opinion as after driving the car for a couple of months now I'm confused about what the various driving modes actually do. I understand eco pro, comfort and sport modes and also the hybrid drive options but what does pushing the stick left do other than allow me access to paddle shifters? If im in comfort driving mode and push the stick left then that changes to gear selector to an 'S' prefix indicating that I'm in some kind of sporty-comfort equivalent? If this is the case then what would Sport mode with the stick left do for me? Am I also correct in thinking that if I don't touch the paddles the gear changes are done automatically based on the driving mode or a generic sport setting? too much to play with still but I absolutely love the car. Guys at work have driven and they say its a massive step up from the F10.
  5. hybridisthefuture

    EV Range

    Evening. I’ve done approx 1500 miles now and I’ve noticed on the last 2 charges that I’ve got 24 miles of range. My previous mac was 22 but my average is around 20 at a guess. Anyone else notice this or is just a slight increase in ambient temp of late? I discounted that as since I’ve had the car We’ve had a couple of weekends where it’s been double figure however until this last weekend I’ve never got more than 22? is it an effect of running in?
  6. Clembo

    G30 Preconditioning

    Hi All Does anyone know if the preconditioning of the G30 draws energy from the batteries or via the actual charging point? The reason I ask is because I charged my G30 the night before with the app showing 100% charge for 24 miles. However, when I woke up and checked the app again it said it was charging at around 94% with preconditioning active? (set via the app). For some reason I just assumed the energy for preconditioning came via the charging point? Oh and by the way … it’s a bloody good car J
  7. AdamBell

    WiFi hotspot

    Hi guys, I’ve got my 520d MSport XDive on order, I can’t wait for it to be delivered. does anyone have the WiFi hotspot option and if so how are billed for the data used? All bmw website says is that it is fee based.
  8. hybridisthefuture

    Battery Re-gen

    Morning all, thought I would share this as I thought others may have experienced the same thing. In eco-pro mode with literally no or very little battery I get better re-gen when using standard cruise control than downhill or by braking more. On the 8 mile drive to work I can can use cruise control as soon as I get on a decent road and then within a mile or 2 have enough battery to engage Max eDrive and drive on electronically for a few miles. Long downhill stretches don't seem to provide the same level of re-gen charge. It's the same on Motorways, any decent road where you can engage cruise at a good speed. Also, does anyone else find that Comfort seems to provide as much power and acceleration as Sport. The kickdown hampers sport too much for my liking so the acceleration is more brutal.
  9. hybridisthefuture

    Public Charging at PodPoint

    I have a Podpoint charging point at a retail park about 500yrds from my office. Before I spunk £130 on the cable can someone confirm if these are free? It says on the Podpoint site that they are free but do I need to register and type in a PIN code? It looks very much as if I just rock up and plug the cable in? How long will it take to charge on a rapid 7kw charger - couple of hours?
  10. hybridisthefuture

    530e Charging Cable

    Took delivery today. I have a PodPoint 7kw charging point about 500 yrds away from the office on a retail park - what cables have people bought and where did they get the best price?
  11. Csm7djs

    New here

    Just saying hi. New to the forum and to the 5 series. Currently got a G30 M-Sport 2.0i on order. White with blue leather and not due until March. Ordered pretty much a standard car except Sun Protection. Going to add my own 20” 795i wheels once I source a set but got several months to wait for the car to come in. Need a bigger car so leaving my 16 plate Golf R and my previous M135 behind me. Sensible driving now.
  12. hybridisthefuture

    Connected Drive App

    How easy is it to connect the Connected Drive app and get the fancy readouts on range, etc? I have an iphone 6 with the app downloaded but I cant seem to get much out of it from my current pool car - a 116d Sport.
  13. Having won yet more awards I decided to take this bad boy on an extended run to see what I liked and what was glaringly missing from the last 5 series. I soon discover how the new voice activation system answers back, how BMW have won another award by someone you wouldn't expect. And try to do a review knowing full well, there wont be a 550d here.
  14. Hello all, I am looking to buy a bmw 5 series as a personal purchase. Have not decided if saloon or estate, as will decide after seeing the car (I need space for uni drop off's every term time!). But my biggest question is: do I buy petrol now (vs diesel, where I am put off due to all the negative news and potential political clamp down/taxes in the next few years)? I don't do a huge mileage - around 6 - 8,000 miles p.a. - most of it will be short journeys around town, with the odd 70 mile uni trip. Will likely keep the car at least 5 years, probably longer if I have no problems with. I like the 520d but should I also be concerned about potential damage to the particulate filter and go for the petrol? Any thoughts on this and helping me decide, especially if you own the petrol 520i ... I just couldn't see any posts from anyone on this! Thanks
  15. Hi guys, on saturday I thought I'd just go test drive the new G31 m sport and after about 3 hours of not being able to leave the showroom, I put an order in for the 525D m sport but surprisingly, I haven't see or heard of the 525D anywhere else. So it got me wondering if its an engine no body wants. Has anyone else opted for the same model?
  16. larriebee

    Video in motion for G30

    Just wondering if anyone has already had this done and how difficult/easy it is.
  17. http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2017/08/2018-bmw-m5-officially-arrives-with-600-hp-and-awd.html
  18. Technical question on a new G30 xDrive. I opted for the xDrive on my new 520d as I live in the north of Scotland and snow/ rain are obviously a common occurrence. I previously ran an '06 325i SE which was rear wheel drive and I ran the car all year round with Vredistein Wintrac extreme winter tyres . They were a real good tyre wore exceptionally well and were good even in summer time dispersing rainwater after a summer deluge. The tyres on my 5 series are Michelin Primacy 3's, which are a highly acclaimed summer tyre, but I'm thinking of fitting a set of all season tyres as I think they will be a good compromise. When asking dealer about tyre options they said it was a matter for a tyre fitter to recommend tyres baised on a new star rating system. Does anyone have any knowledge on this subject or have a recommendation for a tyre? Also on the subject of tyres - the tyres I ran on my 325i were not run flats and they didn't bother it at all. Does anyone have any info on this matter as have heard a lot of BMW owners looking a going away from run flats due to cost. I have been advised that the electronic nature of the xDrive system makes it sensitive to tyre choice ? Thoughts anyone? cheers.
  19. Local dealer has a zero deposit deal on a new 520d SE at £449pcm on 48 month contract with 8000 miles per annum. Never buy my cars this way but might be of interest to some - Halliwell Jones are the dealership
  20. sjak92

    New G30 now here

    So new G30 came through on Friday. I'm not one to keep a car stock for too long. Apart from the spec: Mineral White G30 Blue Leather M Sport Plus Pack Visibility Pack Anti Dazzle Folding Mirrors Reversing Camera Power Boot Lid The car has had some minor cosmetic changes. All chrome (front grill and door handle inserts) and rear spoiler now gone black to match the rest of the accents. I regretted not getting the black wheels, but glad I didn't. Love the way it looks. Pics below (they are a bit low quality, will get better ones tomorrow)
  21. Hello Second newbie question from me. Understand the G30 is supplied with a 3 pin - type 2 charge cable. I would appreciate if somebody could please post a photo of this unit. Also, prior to having an external charge box installed. I will probably run the cable under a gap below the garage door to the car. Any idea what the physical size and length of the cable is? Finally, is the black box on the cable weather proof or is the intention to leave it indoors with the remainder of the cable trailing to the car? Many thanks ... lots of questions from me
  22. Hello all, I am about to place an order for the M Sport via our company car scheme. With the rear folding seat option. Is it possible to fit in an adult road bike inside the car with I guess the front wheel removed?
  23. So after waiting since beginning of April when I placed my order my car finally arrived on Monday. I'm really happy with it and love the drive - my first BMW . Haven't drove the car that much yet due to work etc but first impressions are excellent - I actually really like apple car play where others have said it is a bit hit and miss - haven't experienced any problems so far. Can't comment on economy as yet as car is not charged and can't charge at home at min as have building work going on. Only negatives so far for me are that the boot is much smaller than I thought it would be, along with small fuel tank so more fill ups required for long journeys. Guys who have ordered - it will be worth the wait - beautiful car Spec of my car: 530e M Sport Alpine White Black Dakota leather with Black-Blue stitching Comfort Package M Sport Plus Package Display Key Four Zone air con Apple CarPlay prep High beam assistant Heated Seats front and rear Through loading system Heated steering wheel
  24. Hi, Got my 530e 3 weeks ago and I'm loving it! Cannot compare it to previous 5-series as I'm new to BMW as well. 1100 miles in and I'm chuffed to bits, especially as I'm only charging it up at night and, on my typical 55 mile round-trip commute, am getting around 60 mpg. S.
  25. hybridisthefuture

    530e lead times?

    hi, im new to this site. Im a company car driver and the low tax rate means a 530e is very difficult to ignore...so much so that I pressed the button on the order this morning. Any ideas on lead times or experience of ordering any G30 5 as a company vehicle? Thanks,
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