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      05-03-2012, 01:37 PM   #23
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They were both on there as no cost options and independent of ZEC Exec Pack.
Damn, that means the ONLY option I'd want from the Executive Package that I couldn't get separately is ventilated seats -- and some of those other options I'd prefer not to have, like soft close doors which are apparently obscenely expensive to replace if something goes wrong. But ventilated seats would be so awesome....

And what is variable light decoding? I can't find any information on it. The closest I've found is "variable light distribution", which seems to be another name for active headlights that swivel when you turn the wheel.
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I really want the M5 and want to put an order through...right now it's an F30 but maybe in 5 years...

The problem is the beast starts at $101,000 which is a little too far from me...

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Aluminum trace trim with Sahkir thats what im going with! I must say the piano black looks nice, but it's gonna push the delivery time back.(Looks stunning in person)
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Aluminum trace trim with Sahkir thats what im going with! I must say the piano black looks nice, but it's gonna push the delivery time back.(Looks stunning in person)
Did you dealer tell you it woudl hold up the delivery or are you assuming, because it is individual?
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I agonized over the question of going with Piano black or aluminum with the Sakhir full and I ultimately decided that the aluminium was more appropriate for the sporty character of the M5.

Compare Piano Black:



with the Aluminum trace trim:



I could still be convinced though and since my order is still, so far as I know, waiting on the next allocation, I could make the change easily.


I will be going Sakhir with Aluminum Trace, only difference being I'm getting extended leather only so my glovebox will be in black better complementing the aluminum I think, as JPHughan pointed out. I currently have a dark black trim in my C63, and like you, I just don't think it suits the sportiness of an M5 - especially a white one with "red" interior. Either way I don't think you can go wrong.
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I agonized over the question of going with Piano black or aluminum with the Sakhir full and I ultimately decided that the aluminium was more appropriate for the sporty character of the M5. I could still be convinced though and since my order is still, so far as I know, waiting on the next allocation, I could make the change easily.
I'd think on it. Looking at the pics you posted I'm thinking even more that Piano Black would be a way to re-emphasize the classy side of the M5. That Full Sakhir is doing plenty to highlight the sporty character, so the Piano Black gives it balance IMHO. Both Sakhir and aluminum separately emphasize sportiness, but I don't think they combine well together, at least not when right next to each other as they are in Full Merino spec. But then I'm biased, because I didn't like Fox Red Extended + aluminum trim on M3s either. But obviously do what you'll enjoy most!

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I will be going Sakhir with Aluminum Trace, only difference being I'm getting extended leather only so my glovebox will be in black better complementing the aluminum I think, as JPHughan pointed out. I currently have a dark black trim in my C63, and like you, I just don't think it suits the sportiness of an M5 - especially a white one with "red" interior. Either way I don't think you can go wrong.
The aggravation with Extended is that you miss out on a much more luxurious interior, mostly the dashboard and rear of the front seats being full leather. That's a tough tradeoff to make just for aesthetics, and like I said above, I think black trim can be ok on a sporty car as long as you've got something else representing the sporty side, which Sakhir definitely does.
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So are there only 4 orders in so far (TylerStarBmw, SleepTight, efm9821, and me-lawpurv99)? Anyone know if this is an allocation limitation, lack of demand, people not posting orders, or something else?

I just got an email from the dealer I had placed my 2nd deposit with and that dealer said: "BMW hasn’t allocated any slots to anyone in our district or region (southeast) that I can see nor have they for anyone (in the country)...." I'm wondering how that is since I "placed" my "order" with my dealer.

I am trying to figure out if he is just not a priority dealer for BMW or if other dealers just don't have slots or something else....this is very confusing and conflicting! Anyone know how this is going down?
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Did you dealer tell you it woudl hold up the delivery or are you assuming, because it is individual?
My dealer told me that ordering individual options (i.e., black piano trim) would not delay the order any more than usual because the first round of U.S. production slots are all essentially custom even if you are choosing standard options.
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So are there only 4 orders in so far (TylerStarBmw, SleepTight, efm9821, and me-lawpurv99)? Anyone know if this is an allocation limitation, lack of demand, people not posting orders, or something else?

I just got an email from the dealer I had placed my 2nd deposit with and that dealer said: "BMW hasnít allocated any slots to anyone in our district or region (southeast) that I can see nor have they for anyone (in the country)...." I'm wondering how that is since I "placed" my "order" with my dealer.

I am trying to figure out if he is just not a priority dealer for BMW or if other dealers just don't have slots or something else....this is very confusing and conflicting! Anyone know how this is going down?
I am hearing similar information from my dealer (to your second deposit location). Nothing is allocated except for 1 single car that is going to Honolulu. Maybe you were able to place the order in anticipation of the allocation?

It would be helpful if one of the dealer representatives would jump in and update everybody with a technical explanation of the order process and what we can expect.

Maybe they dont know either?
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      05-03-2012, 02:28 PM   #33
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I cannot make up my mind.

Build 1:
- Frozen black
- Full sahkir orange w/ piano black trim
- 20 M wheels
- Ceramic breaks
- ZEC Executive Package
- ZDA Driver Assistance Package
- B&O Sound
- Euro Delivery Munich & US Delivery

Build 2:
- Singapore Grey
- Full sahkir orange w/ piano black trim
- 20 M wheels
- Ceramic breaks
- ZEC Executive Package
- ZDA Driver Assistance Package
- B&O Sound
- Euro Delivery Munich & US Delivery


Build 3:
- MCB
- White w/ piano black trim
- 20 M wheels
- Ceramic breaks
- ZEC Executive Package
- ZDA Driver Assistance Package
- B&O Sound
- Euro Delivery Munich & US Delivery
Build 1 for sure IMHO. A white interior would look amazing, but I've heard that BMW's white interiors get stained obscenely quickly if you wear jeans, and even if you don't then they're impossible to keep pure white, and once they're not they start to look dingy fast. Stained/dirty/dulled white

Out of curiosity, why the ceramic brakes?
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      05-03-2012, 02:29 PM   #34
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I am hearing similar information from my dealer (to your second deposit location). Nothing is allocated except for 1 single car that is going to Honolulu. Maybe you were able to place the order in anticipation of the allocation?

It would be helpful if one of the dealer representatives would jump in and update everybody with a technical explanation of the order process and what we can expect.

Maybe they dont know either?
Yeah, that would be nice. My dealer (the one with my order) emailed me a PDF out of some BMW system though?!?! Looks like it is an order with BMW (not the dealer's system since there is information about the dealership as well). The dealer that sent me the note saying there is no allocations did tell me about the Honolulu one but he said even that order did not have a vehicle allocated or assigned to it yet.

Dealers/Jason/someone smarter or more in the know than us - any input?

UPDATE: Dealer called and said the 047's are configs placed into the ordering system in priority order. As a dealer gets an allocation, the 047 changes to the next stage and the order automatically coverts in the order the configs are placed at that dealer. Apparently they can put in an unlimited number of 047's (configs) at each dealer for the people willing to buy one and then they just convert as allocations free up. Bummer...guess the best you can ask for now is being your dealer's top config in priority and then hope they get an allocation immediately when they are allocated from BMW.

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I am hearing similar information from my dealer (to your second deposit location). Nothing is allocated except for 1 single car that is going to Honolulu. Maybe you were able to place the order in anticipation of the allocation?

It would be helpful if one of the dealer representatives would jump in and update everybody with a technical explanation of the order process and what we can expect.

Maybe they dont know either?
I just got off the phone with my dealer and I know for a fact that the info they gave me is fact. They're my larget client and we support their entire technology environemnt. So... there has been one allocation so far and it was to a dealer in Hawaii. You can not enter an order in their system until they get their allocations, period! They are being told by the regional manager that allocations will be delivered any day now. That's it for now!
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I cannot make up my mind.

Build 1:
- Frozen black
- Full sahkir orange w/ piano black trim
- 20 M wheels
- Ceramic breaks
- ZEC Executive Package
- ZDA Driver Assistance Package
- B&O Sound
- Euro Delivery Munich & US Delivery

Build 2:
- Singapore Grey
- Full sahkir orange w/ piano black trim
- 20 M wheels
- Ceramic breaks
- ZEC Executive Package
- ZDA Driver Assistance Package
- B&O Sound
- Euro Delivery Munich & US Delivery


Build 3:
- MCB
- White w/ piano black trim
- 20 M wheels
- Ceramic breaks
- ZEC Executive Package
- ZDA Driver Assistance Package
- B&O Sound
- Euro Delivery Munich & US Delivery

I like your Build 3. Seems like no one in the US wants to go with MCB? I noticed a lot of SG and Black...I wanted Imperial Blue Metallic from the go because it looks dark blue in full sun and black at night.

Ceramic brakes? any particular reasons?
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Nice guys we have 7 orders in and rolling
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Nice guys we have 7 orders in and rolling
Awesome! Ryan, are those orders or 047 specs.. (have you gotten allocations)?
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How were you able to order 415 (I think you meant 416) power rear sunshade outside of the ZEC package. Do you know if any of the other options are available separately?
I can confirm (via BMW NA) that the rear sunshades (power rear and manual sides) are only available in the ZEC (Executive) Package.
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Nice guys we have 7 orders in and rolling
Yes Ryan. Talk to us. Can you actually place orders in the system? Do you have your initial allocations????



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Yes please clarify with us,this is so confusing.
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I cannot make up my mind.

Build 1:
- Frozen black
- Full sahkir orange w/ piano black trim
- 20 M wheels
- Ceramic breaks
- ZEC Executive Package
- ZDA Driver Assistance Package
- B&O Sound
- Euro Delivery Munich & US Delivery

Build 2:
- Singapore Grey
- Full sahkir orange w/ piano black trim
- 20 M wheels
- Ceramic breaks
- ZEC Executive Package
- ZDA Driver Assistance Package
- B&O Sound
- Euro Delivery Munich & US Delivery


Build 3:
- MCB
- White w/ piano black trim
- 20 M wheels
- Ceramic breaks
- ZEC Executive Package
- ZDA Driver Assistance Package
- B&O Sound
- Euro Delivery Munich & US Delivery
I like your build 3 since mine is same as your Build 1 (minus ceramic)
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Hello All! Unless Ryan's dealership is realllly special, winning top M awards etc

We are accepting orders however, the allocations have yet to be given. I believe it will be determined by dealer and region. California will most likley get more than others the first run. Other regions will be determined by dealer output and past orders.


You must understand that this is not a limited run. BMW will produce alot of these howeever the first several runs will be limited since other countries have already had orders placed.
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