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mobilejo last won the day on May 24 2018

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  1. thats what I thought you'd say. Still waiting to see one myself.
  2. What did you think?
  3. Although... If the LCI were to get some huge grilles, would you still want one?
  4. Ha ha, totally understand what you mean. Some of the technical info is useful so I stick with it, but half of the threads are irrelevant to us and then there are the stereotypical American pompous windbags that post sometimes... Its amusing at times actually, annoying at others.
  5. That *should* be the LCI - MY2021 will be built around July 2020. If you're ordering in August, the LCI *should* have been announced and the ordering system fully updated by then. No guarantees, but thats the 'normal' timelines.
  6. Edit - It was the newer idrive that the F10 got as an interim update. I remember looking at F10's in 2015 and not being able to stretch to an LCI but making sure I got a late 2012, pre-LCI model for the newer idrive system.
  7. A BMW client adviser (salesman?) in the states has just posted the following regarding the US market: -With MY2020, every 5 series model now comes with the new Live Cockpit Professional with a 12.3" Digitial Instrument Cluster and 10.25" Center Display. This Live Cockpit will come with the same BMW iDrive 7.0 Operating System that launched on the G05 X5. -With the upgraded head unit, each car will now have updated Sport Displays in the center display and updated steering wheel buttons. -In the center console, a USB-C port has replaced the USB-A port to allow for faster charging times (3A current). The USB port near the cup holders remains as a USB-A port. -The 530e battery has been increased by ~25% from 9.2 to 12 kWh. -The M550i xDrive receives an upgraded N63 engine, increasing its power to 523 hp (+67 hp vs MY19) leading to a 0-60 mph of 3.6 seconds (-0.3 sec)! Helping to control all this power, it also receives a standard limited slip differential. -In terms of equipment, on the 530i/530e/540i models, the following options have been made standard. Comfort Access (322) -On the M550xi, the following options have been made standard Heated Front Seats (494) M Sport Differential (2T4) -For the MY20 5 Series, the premium contenting package structure has been slightly modified. Higher tier packages now include the content and price of the lower tiers. For example, Executive Package includes the content and price from Premium Package and Convenience Package and the packages are not combinableience. Overall, pricing remains unchanged. Package changes include: As Comfort Access has been made standard, Convienence Package (ZCV) includes Automatic Tailgate (316), Heated Front Seats (494), and Satellite Radio with 1 year subscription (655). Pricing is $850. M Sport (ZMP) and Luxury Package (ZPL) now include SensaTec Dashboard (4AW) As the digital instrument cluster is now standard, 6WB is no longer offered in Executive Package. MY2020 are cars being built from July 2019. This is not an LCI, just an interim update. I assumed they would hold off on ID7 and the new dials until the LCI, but there is no reason why they have to - the LCI is a cosmetic facelift (maybe bigger grilles? who knows) but BMW can update other features on an interim basis. The F10 got the optional LCD clocks as an interim update...
  8. mobilejo

    Collection advice

    Its the cosmetic stuff that would be on my priority list - check it didn't get damaged in transit. Its hard to prove you didn't damage it yourself if you take it home and bring it back later. Faults are not too much of an issue - they're covered under warranty. Whether you spot them on collection or a week later, you're in the same boat. Honestly, I wouldn't want to leave my brand new car at the dealer on collection day to fix a minor issue. I'm too impatient, I'd rather take it home and book it in for a week later.
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    Thanks for the tip - ordered a set from Amazon for £18 If I needed them today I would have - they do the same Bosch set for £28. Amazon will deliver next day for £18 all in and I'm not going anywhere today so can wait.
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    Has anyone replaced their wipers recently? Mine are dead (lasted 19 months from new which I thought was good), and just wondering where to get good replacements. Or is the consensus that the BMW ones work best and just get them from the dealer?
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    First Service

    Thats a good price for oil and microfilters. The BMW service website quotes £220 for just the oil on mine (540i). I wonder if its cheaper for a 520d? Which dealer did you use?
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    First Service

    No, std M Sport suspension. Still, you never know with these cars when the computer needs to be told about something new. It did have a new steering rack and with EPS, maybe the car has to be coded to the new rack or something...
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    Annoying Sat Nav in the display

    Same. Very few features become absolute must haves for me - xenons or above was the last one many many years ago, HUD is the latest one for me.
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    First Service

    My service indicator lit up saying "oil service" - 13,000 miles and 1.5 yrs old. I called and booked it in for an oil service, and asked for a fixed price for "an oil service". The girl said that that would include microfilters, I told her no - I will change those myself. JUST do an oil service. Is yours requesting an oil service, or a vehicle inspection? My vehicle inspection is not due until 3 yrs old according my OBC - I won't own the car at that point but that's the one where I would expect them to tell me what is required once they've looked at it.
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    First Service

    BMW updated mine twice in 6 months!! First one was after coding my new keys post theft; I can understand that one. But the second one was 6 months later after going in for a suspension clunk under warranty. I have no idea why they did that one but I neither wanted nor asked for it.