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      02-04-2012, 10:12 PM   #1
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Carbon Black M Sport 650xi Coupe - New Pics!

Washed and waxed today and then took some new pics before the bugs, fingerprints, and dirt had a chance to find their way on to my car. Slightly better backdrop than my driveway, too. lol.

After spending a few hours giving it a good clean, here are a couple of my thoughts:
1. Wheels (20" M Sport - 373, I think) = pain to clean. There wasn't a horrible amount of break dust, but there are a lot of tight places that are hard to access (and lots of sharp pieces to carefully avoid).
2. I used a leaf blower to dry the wheels and in between the seams. It is amazing how much water gets between the panels. This saved me a bunch of time with the wheels especially.
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      02-04-2012, 11:20 PM   #2
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Fantastic looking car wish we could have x drive in Uk
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      02-05-2012, 10:08 AM   #3
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      02-07-2012, 04:05 PM   #6
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That blue/black is amazing!
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      02-07-2012, 04:34 PM   #7
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It really is unlike any other color. I like it best when it is overcast, but it is cool having a different color car every day. It's not only the blue and black - the metal flakes also have a tendency to come and go with the amount and angle of the light. I wasn't too happy when I found out I couldn't get the Black Sapphire with M Sport, but now I'm glad I didn't have the choice. The upkeep is a small price to pay for the color. I just changed from a red that didn't show anything except for mud and tar. This is definitely a change, but I love it!
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      02-11-2012, 02:12 AM   #8
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The car looks great, but your hood is unlatched on the left side
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Those yellow lights in the rear light units (seen on pics 8 & 10) made me curious since I've never seen them over here: Is it a sort of parking lights or are they permanently lit together with the front wing lights? (I assume it is a US specification).

Very good looking car btw, not too different from my vert
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      02-13-2012, 08:48 PM   #11
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They actually aren't lights. They are reflectors, and I stupidly forgot to turn off the flash when I took these pics. Thus the reflectors are reflecting (they are almost invisible, i.e. red, unless light is shining right at them) and the black leather looks a little lighter than it does in reality.
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They actually aren't lights. They are reflectors, and I stupidly forgot to turn off the flash when I took these pics. Thus the reflectors are reflecting (they are almost invisible, i.e. red, unless light is shining right at them) and the black leather looks a little lighter than it does in reality.
Ok, thanks. I've got the same interior, except for alu trim instead of wood. The black nappa with white stitches is indeed very good looking.
You probably don't get much snow in you place, but anyway drive carefully and have fun through the winter!
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southern6er22, is it ok to ask permission to use maybe one or two of your pictures here, PS it to see how it looks like when it is lowered?
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southern6er22, is it ok to ask permission to use maybe one or two of your pictures here, PS it to see how it looks like when it is lowered?
Go for it! Any personal information I had in these pics has been blurred out, and using other peoples' awesome pictures is one of the best things about these forums. This place was one of my best souces for desktop backgrounds prior to getting my car
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Go for it! Any personal information I had in these pics has been blurred out, and using other peoples' awesome pictures is one of the best things about these forums. This place was one of my best souces for desktop backgrounds prior to getting my car
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your bonnet/hood is closed "uneven". check the left corner of first pic.

hope it's not a problem?
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your bonnet/hood is closed "uneven". check the left corner of first pic.

hope it's not a problem?
It's not. I just didn't have it latched correctly in the first few pics. I noticed it, messed with it a bit, and then got it closed properly. The seam is now perfect
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nice. hate to see other owners with problems. glad it worked out. :-)
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your bonnet/hood is closed "uneven". check the left corner of first pic.

hope it's not a problem?
It's not. I just didn't have it latched correctly in the first few pics. I noticed it, messed with it a bit, and then got it closed properly. The seam is now perfect
Did it give you a warning on the dash that the hood wasn't properly latched?

My X6 does and curious if these do as well.
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Did it give you a warning on the dash that the hood wasn't properly latched?

My X6 does and curious if these do as well.
My F12 does not.....
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No warning. It was completely latched, but the spacers were off a little bit. I made a few little adjustments and reclosed it, and the gap is now even.
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What does the "all" button on the center console do?
It equals the settings for aircon/ventilation on left and right side. Right side gets what you have on left, so you only need to adjust drivers side when "all" is activated.
A very handy function.
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