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  1. NBT with large display would make this a Professional system. It can definitely play videos, as I had a whole collection of music videos in mp4 format. Played video as long as the car gearbox was in P, with sound only once in D. However, I had a 64gb USB stick that was permanently connected in. I'm not sure if you can use your phone as a USB stick and do this in the same way?
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    I feel your pain mate!!! I once went to an industrial estate to collect some items and had to park some distance in order to ensure the car was safely parked. When I came back some low life decided to use my boot lid to place their coffee cup on and left their unfinished drink just sitting there!!! Last I looked at my boot lid, it looks nothing like a coffee table!!!!
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    Petrol or diesel

    Even if you leave it in hybrid mode (let the car do its thing) it will still return good mpg in using combination of the two power trains. No harm in adleast test driving one as a comparison, now that the showrooms have opened up. I don't own one yet, but it will be high on the list for test driving when choosing my next ride.
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    Petrol or diesel

    8 miles commute each way also makes you an ideal candidate for a hybrid as well? The 530e should be able to do that in all electric mode as well.
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    Smart repair in Essex/East London

    He's on YouTube as well, having recently done a repair on the new shape M5.
  6. Looks fantastic mate!! Suits the car colour. My boy triggered my OCD when he researched the BMW alloys on my car and told me that the tyre valve, the 'M' in BMW and the M Sport logo should all line up. Hopefully you don't have my condition!!
  7. Looking forward to seeing your refreshed alloys!!!
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    Replacement battery email from BMW

    I remember when I setup my connected drive (when I first bought the car) there was an option of low battery notification, which I ticked. However, over last couple of years they removed this and also note more recently logging in from the home computer they have now also removed remote services as well!!!!
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    Front seat belts moldy

    Check the carpets on the nearside front and back and see if there is water present. There is known gromit issue on these cars, link is in the top heading 'Heavy Rain, Water Leak'
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    I’m back in a 5!

    Nice car and looks well spec'd. I was lucky to get a sunroof on mine and with such a dark interior it makes a lot of difference the extra light. You'll be pleased to here that even the newest Mercedes with sunroof don't come with electric sunroof blind!!! I note you also have ceramic finish on the idrive controller and gear stick, that must be rare as well!!!
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    Service warning.

    Go into the service menu and see what the mileage matches too. I recently noticed this in mine and turns out it relates to the front brake pads, but is still green in the service menu.
  12. I always state do not wash with my dealer. As I normally wait for my services it also means I get the car back just a little bit quicker!!
  13. Yes, that looks great. Pleased to hear that it works well on the silver body as well.
  14. I know what you mean, I'm not a fan of all dark plain alloys. However, a slight shadow to the standard silver on the alloy against your car colour I think will go quite nicely.
  15. Charged mine today (from under the bonnet), had taken 6 hours. Is that colour carbon black, looks nice with the sun hitting it? I have imperial blue, also looks dark and solid until the sun hits and makes it pop. 4 years of ownership and the other day my neighbour states they didn't realise my car was blue as I was putting on the final touches in the sun, having washed it.