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      11-14-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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2013 M5's have the doors that "hold" in place?

Question. I just got my '13 M5 and thought it had that feature where you can open the door to any single point and it "holds" in place. I know the Alpina and some 7's I drove had this feature. I could have sworn the M5 I test drove had this too but now wondering if I just confused it with another model.

My M5 does not have this. The door is like most cars that locks in at what seems to be 3 predetermined points on the hinge.

The "hold" feature was nice because you can put the door and have it hold anywhere through the range of motion and it would hold in wind too. Nice for parking lots when you want to open right up to the car next to you but not touch it.

Does anyone's 2013 M5 have this feature?
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My 7 series would "hold" at any point but my M5 has the detents just as you describe.
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Sounds cool. My M5 does not have this.

After getting used to the soft close doors, I can't seem to close anyone else's car door properly anymore.
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Sounds cool. My M5 does not have this.

After getting used to the soft close doors, I can't seem to close anyone else's car door properly anymore.
I have to try and not slam them, I'm only at 400 miles by 800 I will learn to close softly
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To the OP, I thought when I sat in the one at the autoshow in Atlanta that it had hold anywhere doors as well. Wife asked me about it too after we took delivery in Munich. So there is probably something too it and you aren't crazy for thinking you remember it.
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To the OP, I thought when I sat in the one at the autoshow in Atlanta that it had hold anywhere doors as well. Wife asked me about it too after we took delivery in Munich. So there is probably something too it and you aren't crazy for thinking you remember it.
That's very possible. The early demo cars that came over here weren't fully US-spec. Some models had option combinations that can't be ordered here or were missing features that are standard on US cars (M multi-function seats), so it's not too much of a stretch to think that they may have had features that aren't available here. Happened with the seat bolsters, after all. Or maybe that feature was originally planned and got cut from all worldwide specs right before official production started.
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