M5POST
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   M5POST - BMW M5 Forum > F10 M5 Forum > BMW M5 (F10) General Forum

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-08-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
AttyGunther
Private First Class
 
AttyGunther's Avatar
 
Drives: 14 M5~11 Z435is~14 K1600GTL-E
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chicagoland, IL

Posts: 121
iTrader: (0)

My New LCI M5 Competition (Sakhir / Sakhir)

BIMMERPOST
     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
Today, I was fortunate to take delivery of an absolutely stunning 2014 LCI M5. It is a 40th birthday present to myself, albeit a bit early as my birthday is not until next month. Believe it or not, it was about a month and two days since I finalized the order to when the car arrived at my dealer. I had expected a bit longer, but nevertheless, I'm delighted to take delivery early. I'll at least have my 1200 mile break-in done by my birthday so I can really open it up!

A little bit about what I ordered:

2014 M5 LCI
Sakhir Orange Metallic
Sakhir Orange Full Merino Leather with Anthracite Alcantara Headliner
ZCP Competition Package (with 2TX [601M] Wheels)
ZDB Driver Assistance Plus
ZEC Executive Package
ZLP Lighting Package
6F2 Bang & Olufsen Sound System
6UK Night Vision


I skipped on the ceramic brakes and rear seat entertainment system. I'm coming from an E60 550i with Sport Package. Needless to say, the two don't compare. I haven't yet had a chance to really stretch its legs... I'll be doing that this weekend. Plus, I've got to figure out the myriad of settings and what I prefer. I did manage to snap a few pictures though. Some folks requested specific pictures, which I'm including below. And yes, there's a shot of the seat buttons!

One thing I will mention (as I did in a previous post), the Sakhir Orange is an absolutely stunning color. At the last minute, I changed from Individual Azurite Black and full black interior to SO on full SO. I wanted something bold, and I got it! As so many have said about SO, pictures just can't capture it quite right. I really was concerned it was going to be too loud of a color, not to mention too much SO. It is bold, but in a good way. I would describe it as tasteful and not in your face. It's not everyone's cup of tea, I'm sure, but I love it and that's all that counts!

As for what's next, I will be tinting the windows and maybe doing a little shopping at iND (living in the Chicago area has its benefits). Painted side markers are a given, and I'm still torn on some of the other tidbits of chrome... stay or go?

Oh, the iDrive touchpad is nice. I noticed it recognizes characters quite well and surprisingly quick. Necessary? Probably not. I can probably spin the wheel just as fast if not faster than writing in a letter. Maybe it will be more useful the more I use it. The responsiveness of the iDrive, the animations, and the functionality is vastly improved over even my E89 Z435is (and worlds apart from the E60).

The comp package exhaust is sweet, though I can't compare because it has been so long since I test drove a 2013 M5. Regardless, though, I will post more thoughts once I've had a chance to really test it out... within the confines of a proper break-in of course! I'm also excited to check out the effectiveness of the LED headlights once the sun goes down!

(In looking at these pictures, the colors are far too saturated. The conversion from Canon RAW to jpg really punched up the saturation.)
Attached Images
          
AttyGunther is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-08-2013, 07:46 PM   #2
AttyGunther
Private First Class
 
AttyGunther's Avatar
 
Drives: 14 M5~11 Z435is~14 K1600GTL-E
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chicagoland, IL

Posts: 121
iTrader: (0)

And just a few more!
Attached Images
        
AttyGunther is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-08-2013, 07:54 PM   #3
Spinny02
Major
 
Spinny02's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 M5
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Houston, Tx

Posts: 1,008
iTrader: (0)

Looks awesome! Thanks for posting.
Spinny02 is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-08-2013, 07:55 PM   #4
emmfiv3
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: whenever I can.
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CA

Posts: 351
iTrader: (0)

I see adjustable side bolster buttons!!

And that's a beautiful car. I'm liking the wheels more all the time.
emmfiv3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-08-2013, 08:00 PM   #5
AttyGunther
Private First Class
 
AttyGunther's Avatar
 
Drives: 14 M5~11 Z435is~14 K1600GTL-E
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chicagoland, IL

Posts: 121
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisratz View Post
I see adjustable side bolster buttons!!
Okay, I took a shot of the buttons because someone asked, but haven't played with them other than to move the seat up and back to get home... are you serious?
AttyGunther is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-08-2013, 08:03 PM   #6
emmfiv3
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: whenever I can.
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CA

Posts: 351
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AttyGunther
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisratz View Post
I see adjustable side bolster buttons!!
Okay, I took a shot of the buttons because someone asked, but haven't played with them other than to move the seat up and back to get home... are you serious?
They are new buttons, I can't think of what else they would do. I think the e60 was two round buttons with similar placement. If so you are the first guy in the USA to have the infamous adjustable side bolsters on an f10 m5!
emmfiv3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-08-2013, 08:05 PM   #7
B-1Pilot
Yankee Air Pirate
 
B-1Pilot's Avatar
 
Drives: '14 M5 w/CP
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: In a Hot Place

Posts: 833
iTrader: (0)

+1!

What are the two buttons in the middle of the upper seat part?
__________________
2014 ///M5 w/CP || My Epic ED trip report|| 2013 335ix || 2009 BMW R1200RT
B-1Pilot is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-08-2013, 08:10 PM   #8
ucla95
Striker
 
Drives: F10 M5
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Plains

Posts: 469
iTrader: (0)

Side bolsters.... WOW

IND is just down the road from Motorwerks - stop by and say hello.

Comp pack wheels are growing on me.
ucla95 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-08-2013, 08:11 PM   #9
emmfiv3
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: whenever I can.
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CA

Posts: 351
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AttyGunther
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisratz View Post
I see adjustable side bolster buttons!!
Okay, I took a shot of the buttons because someone asked, but haven't played with them other than to move the seat up and back to get home... are you serious?
Try out the buttons, please! The suspense is killing me lol
emmfiv3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-08-2013, 08:12 PM   #10
M54ccibo
Major
 
M54ccibo's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 F10 M5 AW/SO
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Orange County, CA

Posts: 1,350
iTrader: (0)

Congrats! And what a B-day gift (even though it is early).

Two things:
1. I want my adjustable bolsters!
2. Love the little extra drop of the competition package. IMHO, it looks factory perfect, how the M5 should have come to begin with.
__________________
Current ///M: '13 F10 M5, Alpine Weiss III/Sakhir Orange Full
BBS FI, Akrapovič Evolution, CF Delete, H&R Sport Springs, iND Cosmetics, Color matched M-Performance Spoiler, V1 Hardwire, Coded
Follow the M5army on Facebook and Youtube
M54ccibo is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-08-2013, 08:21 PM   #11
stealth.pilot
Knight Commander ///
 
stealth.pilot's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 M5 Individual
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: South East USA

Posts: 4,625
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by B-1 Pilot View Post
+1!

What are the two buttons in the middle of the upper seat part?
That's to adjust the upper seat back.
__________________
2014 ///M5 Individual Frozen Grey, Silverstone Full Merino, Piano Black, Exec Pkg, Drivers assistance plus, LED Pkg, Bang and Olufsen, 20" 343M Forged Alloy Wheels
Countermeasures: Bel StiR+, Laser Interceptor Quad HP, Zaon MRX
Upgrades: Eisenmann Sport with M Performance Carbon tips, Dinan anti-roll bars
stealth.pilot is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      08-08-2013, 08:22 PM   #12
stealth.pilot
Knight Commander ///
 
stealth.pilot's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 M5 Individual
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: South East USA

Posts: 4,625
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisratz View Post
They are new buttons, I can't think of what else they would do. I think the e60 was two round buttons with similar placement. If so you are the first guy in the USA to have the infamous adjustable side bolsters on an f10 m5!
I doubt it. Adjustable bolsters are normally two round buttons that are in the upper left corner of the seat control panel. At least that's the case on euro F10s.

Maybe these have something to do with headrest.
__________________
2014 ///M5 Individual Frozen Grey, Silverstone Full Merino, Piano Black, Exec Pkg, Drivers assistance plus, LED Pkg, Bang and Olufsen, 20" 343M Forged Alloy Wheels
Countermeasures: Bel StiR+, Laser Interceptor Quad HP, Zaon MRX
Upgrades: Eisenmann Sport with M Performance Carbon tips, Dinan anti-roll bars
stealth.pilot is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      08-08-2013, 08:30 PM   #13
ColdList
Colonel
 
ColdList's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 991 TTS Cab / 2013 F12 M6
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Marietta, GA

Posts: 2,433
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by stealth.pilot
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisratz View Post
They are new buttons, I can't think of what else they would do. I think the e60 was two round buttons with similar placement. If so you are the first guy in the USA to have the infamous adjustable side bolsters on an f10 m5!
I doubt it. Adjustable bolsters are normally two round buttons that are in the upper left corner of the seat control panel. At least that's the case on euro F10s.

Maybe these have something to do with headrest.
Those ARE side bolster buttons. I have the same ones on my M6.
__________________


2014 Black Black/Carrera Red Turbo S Cab
2013 BMW F12 M6 Cab
2010 Ferrari California
ColdList is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-08-2013, 08:31 PM   #14
Desertdweller
Private
 
Drives: BMW M5
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: SW US

Posts: 56
iTrader: (0)

Wow, that is a beautiful vehicle! Thanks for posting. Now I'm tempted to switch from black sapphire to SO exterior (I already did the full SO leather interior-which also looks great here). Also, I have to say, seeing those 601M wheels in a non-promo shot has really given me a favorable impression of them. One question, how is the suspension in the comp package? I was worried it might be too jarring??? Please let us know your thoughts when time/testing permits.

Last edited by Desertdweller; 08-08-2013 at 08:40 PM.
Desertdweller is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-08-2013, 08:32 PM   #15
M54ccibo
Major
 
M54ccibo's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 F10 M5 AW/SO
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Orange County, CA

Posts: 1,350
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by stealth.pilot View Post
I doubt it. Adjustable bolsters are normally two round buttons that are in the upper left corner of the seat control panel. At least that's the case on euro F10s.

Maybe these have something to do with headrest.
What's interesting is that the controls have completely changed from the european and NA control layout. True, it is a rocker switch...but I wonder...
__________________
Current ///M: '13 F10 M5, Alpine Weiss III/Sakhir Orange Full
BBS FI, Akrapovič Evolution, CF Delete, H&R Sport Springs, iND Cosmetics, Color matched M-Performance Spoiler, V1 Hardwire, Coded
Follow the M5army on Facebook and Youtube
M54ccibo is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-08-2013, 08:36 PM   #16
ColdList
Colonel
 
ColdList's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 991 TTS Cab / 2013 F12 M6
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Marietta, GA

Posts: 2,433
iTrader: (0)

You know, I think you made a REALLY great choice on your entire option and color combination. When you look at this particular car it is one that really stands out without having the need to do any modding whatsoever. Even the chrome works well on this car. I tend to do serious mods on my cars but looking at this I would have a hard time deciding what to do and would not drive this one thinking "this looks very common". It is truly an outstanding looking car right out of the factory. Congrats on the car and the excellent choices you have made.
__________________


2014 Black Black/Carrera Red Turbo S Cab
2013 BMW F12 M6 Cab
2010 Ferrari California
ColdList is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-08-2013, 08:37 PM   #17
stealth.pilot
Knight Commander ///
 
stealth.pilot's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 M5 Individual
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: South East USA

Posts: 4,625
iTrader: (0)

This is a picture of the 2013 M Comfort seat with adjustable bolsters.



It seems layout is completely different for 2014 but the those buttons may well be bolster controls.
__________________
2014 ///M5 Individual Frozen Grey, Silverstone Full Merino, Piano Black, Exec Pkg, Drivers assistance plus, LED Pkg, Bang and Olufsen, 20" 343M Forged Alloy Wheels
Countermeasures: Bel StiR+, Laser Interceptor Quad HP, Zaon MRX
Upgrades: Eisenmann Sport with M Performance Carbon tips, Dinan anti-roll bars
stealth.pilot is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      08-08-2013, 08:40 PM   #18
bimmer-boy
Second Lieutenant
 
bimmer-boy's Avatar
 
Drives: bmw 330 e46
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: UK

Posts: 209
iTrader: (0)

Congrats there! Very nice car

Please post more pics and comment on the exhaust sound both in and out the car
__________________
"If your not careful the media will have you loving the people doing the oppressing, and hating the people being oppressed"

Malcolm X
bimmer-boy is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-08-2013, 08:41 PM   #19
AttyGunther
Private First Class
 
AttyGunther's Avatar
 
Drives: 14 M5~11 Z435is~14 K1600GTL-E
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chicagoland, IL

Posts: 121
iTrader: (0)

Bolsters?

From the manual!
Attached Images
 
AttyGunther is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-08-2013, 08:42 PM   #20
Spinny02
Major
 
Spinny02's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 M5
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Houston, Tx

Posts: 1,008
iTrader: (0)

Test the button out =)
Spinny02 is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-08-2013, 08:45 PM   #21
ColdList
Colonel
 
ColdList's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 991 TTS Cab / 2013 F12 M6
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Marietta, GA

Posts: 2,433
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AttyGunther
From the manual!
Yup. Like I said-lol! I have a 2103 F10 and a 2013 F12 and this is one of those things I love about the F12. Soooooo much more of a secure feel. And mine look EXACTLY the same as yours.
__________________


2014 Black Black/Carrera Red Turbo S Cab
2013 BMW F12 M6 Cab
2010 Ferrari California
ColdList is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-08-2013, 08:50 PM   #22
hinckley
Lieutenant
 
hinckley's Avatar
 
Drives: MY13 M5 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Boston, MA USA

Posts: 426
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by stealth.pilot View Post
This is a picture of the 2013 M Comfort seat with adjustable bolsters.

It seems layout is completely different for 2014 but the those buttons may well be bolster controls.
Gotta be. Note the position of the lumbar has changed as well.

It's a great looking car. Perfect. I've got to say, this is the first time I regret going for the MY13 knowing the 14 LCI was coming. You did good . . .
__________________
Current - 2014 911 C4S Cab 7MT | 2012 S4 6MT
Ordered - 2015 911 C2S 7MT
Retired - 2013 F10 M5 6MT | 2008 E60 550i 6MT | 2004 E60 545i 6MT | 1998 E39 540i 6MT | 1994 E34 530i 5MT | 1984 E28 528e 5MT | 2008 911 Targa 4S 6MT | 2000 911 Targa 4S 6MT | and many more . . .
hinckley is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:16 PM.




m5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST