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Back2Beemer last won the day on January 4 2018

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  1. Back2Beemer

    How do I stop the navigation? No, really

    Press the speech button on the steering wheel, then say “cancel navigation”. Quickest and easiest way.
  2. Back2Beemer

    Time to Change the Company Car

    Yep pretty much - expect the new drivers display layout like on the new 3 / Z4 etc, latest iDrive software, some other minor cosmetic tweaks inside and that’s about it.
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    @sjak92 Yeah, JB4’s are really popular in the BMW & VW tuning world, and get some really good results. @SuperDave From the back I’d agree, but I think it does look a lot more menacing from the front, especially in the right colour. If it was my money going on that sort of car, it would be the Alpina B5, which is probably even more understated...but that’s half the fun I think!
  4. Back2Beemer

    Time to Change the Company Car

    I miss this SO much, and adaptive lane assist - my previous car had both and I wish I still had them. Will be on the next car I order for sure.
  5. Back2Beemer

    Time to Change the Company Car

    100% agree with this. I said the same about the M850i - 530hp (and I can’t remeber how much torque), kind of renders the forthcoming M8 a bit pointless for every day road use. 98% of the time the “M-lite” will be all the car you’d ever want. I wonder if Alpina will have their way with the 8...now that would be something!
  6. Back2Beemer

    Time to Change the Company Car

    All subjective really...beauty is in the eye of the beholder at the end of the day. I like the new X5, but the LCI 7 looks a bit over the top for me.
  7. Back2Beemer

    Time to Change the Company Car

    Hahahahaha this is absolutely brilliant!
  8. Back2Beemer

    Time to Change the Company Car

    Contenders for me are going to be: G20 3 series (if I stick with BMW) Volvo S60 or S90 VW Arteon A5 Sportback Not going to be ordering for another 2 years though, so my mind may change between now and then!
  9. Back2Beemer

    New G31 arrival

    Lovely car - congrats! How does the performance feel compared with the 335d out of interest?
  10. Back2Beemer

    Is my car G30 or G31

    I’m not sure on the 6GT...it’s miles ahead of the old 5GT, which was hideous, but there’s still something wrong with it proportionally I think. I’d rather have a well-spec’d G31 if given the choice I think, but I’m in no need for an estate so I’ll still with the saloon option
  11. Back2Beemer

    Tdi tuning

    If I was going down the tuning box route (and have twice), I’d go with DTUK over TDi tuning. Their customer service is second to none, and never had an ounce of bother with either of the boxes I’ve had from them. At first glance, yes they’re “untraceable” when removed, however if something did go bang, I’m pretty certain the dealer diagnostic equipment will be able to detect that certain things will have been operating outside of parameters e.g. boost & fuelling etc. You will also still have to declare this to your insurer as a modification, however most only charge a small amount for it and Direct alone didn’t charge me anything!
  12. Back2Beemer

    I wonder how much..

    I’d have the Alpina in a heartbeat over the M5. I’ve always loved the brand, but totally fell in love with it when I was lucky enough to have a F30 D3 Bi-turbo for a weekend...what a car!! I do get what you mean with the badges, I’d de-badge it totally apart from the silver Alpina on the lower front bumper, and I definitely wouldn’t spec the stripes. Chris Harris said that the Merc was every bit as comfortable as the M5, but in every other review I’ve seen it says the ride is a lot more harsh in the E63. Anyway, the M5 competition is out now, which trumps the Merc! AMG does nothing for me I have to say. Only one I liked was the CLK Black edition.
  13. Back2Beemer

    530i, 540i or 530d

    Substandard audio has no place anywhere . Keep battling mate - hope you have a speedy recovery!
  14. Back2Beemer

    Triplewax Isn’t What It was

    Looking good! Treated mine to a bath today too - lovely day up here in the North East.
  15. Back2Beemer

    530i, 540i or 530d

    For what it’s cost you, I bet your aftermarket system will sound even better than the HK! I’m in total agreement with you - I do 25k miles a year, and listen to music all the time in the car so the HK upgrade was a no brainier for me. I quite like how the silver / grey colour of the speaker covers contrasts with the black of the leather too.
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