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      05-15-2019, 03:03 PM   #1
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Finally picked up my X5 40i yesterday. Here is my build:

- Carbon Black X5 40i with M Sport package
- Black Vernasca leather with Poplar Anthracite trim
- 20" M740 wheels with RFT's
- Executive package
- Premium Package 2
- Parking assistance package
- Luxury seating package
- Harman Kardon
- Acoustic glass
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Heating and cooling front and rear seats with steering wheel and armrests
- M Sport Brakes

Here is the timeline from the day the order was placed till it got delivered to the dealership:

4/13 - order placed
4/16 - entered production queue
4/26 - enroute to the OXnard, CA VDC
5/10 - vehicle at the dealership and PDI done - ready to be picked up by me
5/13 - I picked up the vehicle

3.5 weeks from ordering to delivery is amazing. Even the SA was super surprised that it was that quick and he has never seen that before, especially for a busy market like the bay area in CA.

Spent 1.5 hours before signing any paperwork and did a thorough check including had the genius try the back up parking and parallel parking to ensure it works the way it is supposed to. Checked for the wireless charging apple pay issue and no Apple pay screen popped up. The weather widget is working fine and so is navigation.

Mods done already:
1 - Black Grill from eBay
2 - Rear body color reflectors from IND

Mods to be done in the next few weeks:
1 - Front body color reflectors
2 - Screen protectors for temperature screen, iDrive and live dash
3 - Coding out the ASS tonight using the OBDLink MX+ adapter and bimmercode - Not doing any more coding until the software gets updated next weekend as it will wipe out the coding anyway. Current software is .35 so have an apt to get it updated to the latest version of .45 on 5/25.

Wrinkles on the back seat - yes but negligible and honestly I don't care about it and I am sure no one else will either. Tested out the auto high beam feature and laser lights feature last night and works like a charm. Have to check for the cornering lights. The SA and the genius said that they have already activated it. If not then it will get enabled on the software update happening next weekend anyway.

Have to yet set up the Drivers profile, which I will be doing later today along with installing the above mentioned parts. The car goes for a full front PPF and window tints tonight.

So far super excited about the technology and the features - upgrading from a E90 LCI and my first SUV/SAV ever. I am just going to enjoy the car and looking forward to working on it as more after market parts start becoming available. Attached are some pics to get started with.
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very nice!!!!
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Stunning combination, congratulations!
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Stunning combination, congratulations!
Yes and Thank you. I almost ordered the BSM until the dealer was like have you seen the Carbon Black and I was like no. He pulled it up and I was like this is the one!
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Yes and Thank you. I almost ordered the BSM until the dealer was like have you seen the Carbon Black and I was like no. He pulled it up and I was like this is the one!
Love at first sight!
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yes and thank you. I almost ordered the bsm until the dealer was like have you seen the carbon black and i was like no. He pulled it up and i was like this is the one!
love at first sight!
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Some more pictures of Carbon Fiber roundels and M badges on the front fender that I added recently. Sorry for the dirty car
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This looks great! I'm getting ready to order my X5 with almost the same exact specs. I'm even more excited after seeing your pictures.
A couple of questions:
What are your thoughts on the Acoustic glass? Noticeably quieter ride?

What kind of screen protectors did you put on the car? I haven't heard much about needing to protect for temperature... is this an issue people are experiencing?

Thanks!
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This looks great! I'm getting ready to order my X5 with almost the same exact specs. I'm even more excited after seeing your pictures.
A couple of questions:
What are your thoughts on the Acoustic glass? Noticeably quieter ride?

What kind of screen protectors did you put on the car? I haven't heard much about needing to protect for temperature... is this an issue people are experiencing?

Thanks!

Heck yeah! The best feature for the least price. 100% feel the difference and so this is a must have for the acoustic glass.

This is not so much for heat protection. I just want the actual screen to be clean and free of scratches.

I used the one from amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and this one

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Some more pictures of Carbon Fiber roundels and M badges on the front fender that I added recently. Sorry for the dirty car
Man the roundel for the hood looks amazing with the carbon fiber accents. I have a very similar build except I broke down and got the bigger engine, even though I have no need for it .

Might I ask where you got the hood roundel from? Thanks!
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Also I noticed there are a lot of different variants of the black grill on ebay. All priced differently as well. Did you opt for one of the OEM models at $500-ish or one of the cheaper versions. Yours looks great!
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Some more pictures of Carbon Fiber roundels and M badges on the front fender that I added recently. Sorry for the dirty car
Man the roundel for the hood looks amazing with the carbon fiber accents. I have a very similar build except I broke down and got the bigger engine, even though I have no need for it .

Might I ask where you got the hood roundel from? Thanks!
Ha! I had it from my e90 that i replaced with this g05. These are on their 5th year and holding strong! They are amazing in quality to the point that 2 of my sets got stolen. Bought it from a seller on the e90 forum 5 years ago and I don't think he is in business anymore in Taiwan
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Also I noticed there are a lot of different variants of the black grill on ebay. All priced differently as well. Did you opt for one of the OEM models at $500-ish or one of the cheaper versions. Yours looks great!
I don't think there are multiple variants for the g05 but if there are then they must've popped up in the last 2 weeks or so. I got the one priced at $215 shipped.
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Some pics after a good steam wash
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Some pics after a good steam wash
Very nice. Those 20s have grown on me in recent weeks.
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This is not so much for heat protection. I just want the actual screen to be clean and free of scratches.

I used the one from amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and this one

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
These look quite good.

How well do they fit, and is it a fiddle to get them on??

Thanks
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This is not so much for heat protection. I just want the actual screen to be clean and free of scratches.

I used the one from amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...UTF8&psc=1

and this one

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...UTF8&psc=1
These look quite good.

How well do they fit, and is it a fiddle to get them on??

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Super easy to get on and very good wuality
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I've ordered same colour combo, got a bit bit anxious about the lack of contrast, but it looks really great!!

Would love to see more pics of your car
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I've ordered same colour combo, got a bit bit anxious about the lack of contrast, but it looks really great!!

Would love to see more pics of your car
You won't be disappointed, I promise you that! I plan on taking some more pics this weekend or next.
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Heck yeah! The best feature for the least price. 100% feel the difference and so this is a must have for the acoustic glass.

This is not so much for heat protection. I just want the actual screen to be clean and free of scratches.


and this one

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
What an anti climax to my one month wait for these!!

Got them off Amazon.com as you had suggested and got my B in L to get them to Bombay.

Turns out that the one above, that goes over the touch screen, was loaded the wrong way, so the sticky bit which adheres to the screen was facing me.

The one for the dash display is perfect and that makes me even more frustrated!!

Sorry, just venting!!
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Schoolboy error alert!!!!

I ordered from the US site, and so was sent a left hand drive spec protector!!!

Silly stupid me!!
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Schoolboy error alert!!!!

I ordered from the US site, and so was sent a left hand drive spec protector!!!

Silly stupid me!!
That is exactly what I was going to say that since you are in India it may be a different orientation for a RHD.
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