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      02-26-2019, 06:42 AM   #23
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I really like the glass controls. Glad I added them.
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      02-26-2019, 07:45 AM   #24
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Don't think it's worth the hassle imho. You are driving most of the time looking at the road and not on the console.
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      02-26-2019, 09:37 AM   #25
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Can't see how they are less comfortable... Whenever I drive my car, I touch my shifter once when I put in D and once when I put in P. That's it.

Still looks better IMHO. The non-glass "comfort" stick looks too plasticky.
Really? I use the shifter all the time to shift in and out of sport mode, to down shift, etc. I find it more intuitive than the paddle shifters, probably all those years of driving a stick.

I also don't see where it looks plasticky, frankly, but it's all subjective. I looked at it again this AM to see if I was missing anything, since I rarely look at it given that my hand is almost always on it (tactile in this case it more important to me than appearance, and the angled facets of the glass shifter are uncomfortable to my hand). That said, I personally think it looks better than the glass, which is a little too blingy for me. The standard shifter has a nice amount of aluminum trim and decent grip on the front. I would have preferred leather in the front, but I actually think it's the best looking shifter BMW has come out with in years, definitely better than the previous weirdly shaped shifter (aka buttplug).

Again, to each his own, but I wouldn't shy away from the standard shifter, especially if you use it to shift into sport mode often. Frankly, if the glass shifter was standard, I'd pay to have this one instead. Again, not commenting on anyone's choice to go glass (it's a completely subjective thing), but I personally find the standard shift better looking and more comfortable.

That said, the glass on the buttons and iDrive are cool.
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      02-26-2019, 11:58 AM   #26
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I feel the shifter in the 5 series was classy and not boring. Silver and black with nice contrast lettering for the gears and good button placement at the top for Park.

With the G05, at first I felt the glass/crystal shifter was too blingy and over the top, but I was dismayed by the regular shifter which IMO was positioned at the other extreme and was too bland and looked out of place in the interior.

Not 100% happy with either, so had to pick the lesser evil of the two and I went with the crystal option. Looks cool in daylight, but looks a bit much @ night with the colored lights. The multiple X reflections give it an R-rated movie feel, lol.

Sigh! wish we had an intermediate choice.

PS: Pimp-stick, LOL sticky name!
Maybe we will have another “option” when the X5M comes out... 😏
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      02-26-2019, 12:44 PM   #27
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I love the glass controls. Very elegant and high end feeling.

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      02-26-2019, 01:31 PM   #28
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If not the crystal then I would prefer a leather option. Love the leather shifter knob on my king ranch F150.
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      02-26-2019, 02:52 PM   #29
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I couldn’t bring myself to go with the glass controls on my build and I generally load up the options. No disrespect to those who like them, to each their own, but they look a bit too blingy (and dare I say feminine) for my tastes. Agree with comment about the ceramic controls, had them on my 6er and thought they looked and felt great.
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      02-26-2019, 04:14 PM   #30
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      02-26-2019, 04:47 PM   #31
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Need a leather option
I'd be happy with ceramic.

I'm still laughing at "Pimp Stick". I don't hate it like some do, but it'll always be a Pimp Stick to me now
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      02-26-2019, 05:56 PM   #32
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I got the standard controls because the looks of the glass just didn't appeal to me. The standard one is less polarizing but it feels cheap, almost toy like. Seems really low quality. I preferred the shifters in my F15 and E70.
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      02-26-2019, 06:43 PM   #33
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Need a leather option
I'd be happy with ceramic.

I'm still laughing at "Pimp Stick". I don't hate it like some do, but it'll always be a Pimp Stick yo me now
Lol don't hate the player hate the game homie
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      02-26-2019, 06:46 PM   #34
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I ordered mine with the glass controls and I’m glad I did but I can where they wouldn’t appeal to everyone. Like some other posters I liked the ceramic controls in my last X5 better.
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      02-26-2019, 07:30 PM   #35
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I love the glass controls. Very elegant and high end feeling.

I agree... I love mine!!
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      02-26-2019, 08:24 PM   #36
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I agree... I love mine!!
I agree as well. I'm glad we ordered it. Looks great.
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      02-26-2019, 09:35 PM   #37
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Oh my gawd I love glass controls, Glass controls are mah liiiiffee!
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      02-26-2019, 09:40 PM   #38
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Gotta haha the pimp stick! Love the name!
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      02-26-2019, 10:24 PM   #39
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Surprised that was approved for the U.S.

After all, you could get a nasty glass-cut in an accident....
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      02-27-2019, 12:07 AM   #40
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This is the M Performance shifter from other series. Not sure if this is available for the G05 yet/ever
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      02-27-2019, 05:53 AM   #41
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      02-27-2019, 07:01 PM   #42
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Have now spent some time in a 40i with out glass controls, VERY happy we have glass controls in our 50i
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      03-01-2019, 12:03 AM   #43
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Ordered glass controls and I am glad I did... they just feel very upscale to me.
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It’s impossible to justify lack of style and taste.
Lol @ glass controls. “Upscale”
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