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    F11 535d M Sport

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  1. SJL

    540i Economy

    About 30 mpg so far, mostly local short trips due to Covid .... expecting higher when I can go on longer trips.
  2. SJL

    iDrive 7/iPod problem.

    Same issue in my car too but not found a solution to it - think I read somewhere that the age (and consequently iOS version) of the iPod may be the issue, my one is very old at 12-15 years.
  3. 2020-04 Downloaded and written to flash drive using the downloader tool from BMW - no problems at all for me .... have you tried using a different flash drive? - they don't last for ever
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    Speed warning ⚠

    Yellow triangle remain until you are below your chosen speed again ....
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    Alpina B5 Bi Turbo, I really wanted one.

    Looks fabulous, always hankered after one since seeing an E39 Touring Alpina in Italy many years ago. Not sure I like the stripes down the side however (a bit too fussy for me), but everything else is spot on ....
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    Delivery times

    Having brought a number of new cars, my experience is that delivery dates tend to come forward rather than slip, so think your assessment is probably right. Obviously LCI updates cause some chaos, especially for touring models.
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    Just bought a G31 520d MHt (mild hybrid)

    I have a 540i MHT and find the brakes a bit snatchy - put this down to the transition from energy recovery to brake pads when pressing harder on the pedal .... not spongy at all !
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    New Tourer owner

    Hello Testertrev, I've recently got a 70 plate 540iX Tourer, which is surprisingly different to my previous 16 plate F11 535d Tourer in generally good ways. Before ordering this we test drove an X5 which was huge and drove nicely but not like the 5 series does .... the family preferred the X5 but the driver experience was too much different for me! Cheers,
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    New member

    welcome ... not sure what the link above is for but it does not work for me !
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    Comfort Access - is it secure?

    With new bundles approach and many fewer individual options, the comfort pack I was the only way I could see to get the full electric seats with memory ......
  11. SJL

    Comfort Access - is it secure?

    I have the medium (14cm x 9cm) which seems good for the car key and stop lock key together, the small size (11.5cm x 7.2cm) would probably work for car key alone ....
  12. Complete no brainer - take the course - they are online these days, the Mrs has just done one, and it was cheaper than the points & fine option and no nasty insurance questions to answer either.
  13. I waited a few months to get an LCI 540iX G31 to replace my F11 535D as I couldn't see the point in having a late pre-LCI version. It's much quieter and feels more refined and ride is very good for 19" low profiles with run-flats. Dislike the centre display screen not integrated with the dash - looks like an afterthought although the 12.3 inch size is great. Route selection on the ID7 Navigation Pro is VERY POOR compared with the F11, and frankly the E39 540i I had 20 years ago .... spending way too much time driving down narrow single track roads. I also miss the traffic delay minutes in the display. But overall very happy with the new G31 Seen the M550i parked up at the dealership looks great .....
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    Comfort Access - is it secure?

    Yes ... Faraday pouch and in my case one of these https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06XP21DK6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 as a visible deterrent after a friend had her car stolen off her drive using the comfort access flaw a few months ago and also on the advise of a policeman neighbor. Don't forget the faraday pouch for the spare keys too! I use this one - it certainly works as I've put the key in the pouch in the car by habit and the car immediately notices https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07PP1X4MJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Retrofit heated steering

    Bit confusing in the configurator: