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      04-14-2014, 03:53 PM   #1
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One last step before buying a DREAM

Hello all,

I have been on this forum and m5board for years, but never registered because of not having an M5. Its my dream car of all my life! I worked hard and now I am able to buy my Dream.
I have a very important question for you guys and I hope you will help me out here.
I am willing to buy the M5 from USA because EU way more expensive and with 100% tax in my country its nightmare.

Question:
1. Is it possible to retrofit the instrument cluster to EU standard with Kilometers? I want to see 330KM
2. Is it possible to change aircon system soft to show Celsius not fahrenheit?

Best regards
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      04-14-2014, 03:59 PM   #2
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Hello all,

I have been on this forum and m5board for years, but never registered because of not having an M5. Its my dream car of all my life! I worked hard and now I am able to buy my Dream.
I have a very important question for you guys and I hope you will help me out here.
I am willing to buy the M5 from USA because EU way more expensive and with 100% tax in my country its nightmare.

Question:
1. Is it possible to retrofit the instrument cluster to EU standard with Kilometers? I want to see 330KM
2. Is it possible to change aircon system soft to show Celsius not fahrenheit?

Best regards
HappyMan
I would imagine both of these things could be coded.
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The dials are not digital i can't imagine how can it be coded😁
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      04-14-2014, 04:10 PM   #5
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thanks. Just have to solve these two questions.
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Question:
1. Is it possible to retrofit the instrument cluster to EU standard with Kilometers? I want to see 330KM
Not sure, maybe.


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2. Is it possible to change aircon system soft to show Celsius not Fahrenheit?
Yes

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All the best, I hope the dream comes true !
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So how much is it to import it? The import tax/tariffs are significantly less?
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Question:
1. Is it possible to retrofit the instrument cluster to EU standard with Kilometers? I want to see 330KM
Not sure, maybe.


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2. Is it possible to change aircon system soft to show Celsius not Fahrenheit?
Yes

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      04-14-2014, 04:55 PM   #10
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My dealer made me sign a non-export agreement as part of the sale of my M5 and X5. I think it will be difficult if not impossible to find a dealer willing to sell you the car for export.
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All the best, I hope the dream comes true !
Thanks. I believe it will come true
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      04-14-2014, 04:59 PM   #12
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My dealer made me sign a non-export agreement as part of the sale of my M5 and X5. I think it will be difficult if not impossible to find a dealer willing to sell you the car for export.
Wtf?? . I guess its for defending own markets crap. What about second hand? Very low miles though
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So how much is it to import it? The import tax/tariffs are significantly less?
No its same 100% to any car imported. Cheapest place to buy an m5 is US i guess, EU with their currency is too expensive.
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      04-14-2014, 05:07 PM   #14
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You should be able to purchase a euro spec instrument cluster. It would need to be a complete swap.

Celsius on the temp gauge is as simple as changing a setting on the iDrive menu.
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      04-14-2014, 05:20 PM   #15
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You should be able to purchase a euro spec instrument cluster. It would need to be a complete swap.

Celsius on the temp gauge is as simple as changing a setting on the iDrive menu.
Thanks avlnch! Did you sell your frozen grey E60 M5? It was beauty.
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There is actually one for sale on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-F10-M5-F...item2337d0698b
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      04-14-2014, 05:35 PM   #17
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There is actually one for sale on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-F10-M5-F...item2337d0698b
Price is ok I think. Is there any differences between pre lci and lci instrument cluster?
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Wtf?? . I guess its for defending own markets crap. What about second hand? Very low miles though
I think second hand should work fine. Also, I don't think you'd need to change the instrument cluster - most likely you can code the region to it. EDIT: never mind - I forgot about the printed numbers being in mph..
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I believe the M5 based on GPS location will change from miles per hour to kilometers per hour. So if I take my car from the US to Canada it automatically switches.
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      04-14-2014, 07:58 PM   #20
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don't mind those stuffs.
get it already! it won't matter!
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buy a Canadian version car. It's in km.

Have you checked the factory warranty ? Would BMW honor it ?

Once you factored in currency exchange, import duties & taxes, shipping & insurance, is it still worth it to import one ?
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Are you in China? If yes, definitely you can purchase a Canadian one. Exactly both your question been solved.
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