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Popete
Oct 6, 2009

This will make sure you don't suggest to the KDz
That he should grow greens instead of crushing on MCs



Grimey Drawer

The giant rear end grill and plasticized brake ducts are garbage the rest looks decent.

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fknlo
Jul 6, 2009




Fun Shoe

The Big Jesus posted:

Is there a reason the F10 M5s sell for around the same price as similar M3s? Looking for reliability issues shows they may have some oil consumption and battery voltage issues, whereas the M3s seem to not have much. These are the two leaders of my car search right now.

https://www.truecar.com/used-cars-f..._id=autotempest
https://www.atlantacargurus.com/det...source=cars.com

M3 all the way. It's not even a question.

Residency Evil
Jul 28, 2003

4/5 godo BRAINS


Mr. Apollo posted:

Another part of the 4er brochure.



What I donít understand is how they put a license plate on the front and said ďyeah this looks good.Ē

Alarbus
Mar 31, 2010


Residency Evil posted:

What I donít understand is how they put a license plate on the front and said ďyeah this looks good.Ē

No front plate state supremacy!

In current car news, I noticed when moving my car out of the garage that I had some oil drips, so I got my oil filter housing gasket replaced under warranty. The only booby prize to that is apparently they don't have to change the oil to do the work, so I still need to get around to changing that myself.

Also, the BMW CCA raffle started up for the year - https://www.bmwcca.org/raffle

Residency Evil
Jul 28, 2003

4/5 godo BRAINS


Alarbus posted:

No front plate state supremacy!

In current car news, I noticed when moving my car out of the garage that I had some oil drips, so I got my oil filter housing gasket replaced under warranty. The only booby prize to that is apparently they don't have to change the oil to do the work, so I still need to get around to changing that myself.

Also, the BMW CCA raffle started up for the year - https://www.bmwcca.org/raffle

I live in a no front plate too, but most of their customers (including i believe, all of Europe) donít.

KYOON GRIFFEY JR
Apr 12, 2010




fknlo posted:

M3 all the way. It's not even a question.

The only reason to get the M5 is if you need/want more space.

Alarbus
Mar 31, 2010


Residency Evil posted:

I live in a no front plate too, but most of their customers (including i believe, all of Europe) don’t.

I know, it's the same state!

KOTEX GOD OF BLOOD
Jul 7, 2012



Fallen Rib

while the 4er is indeed uggo, the bigger problem is that it's just going to be a bad car

Residency Evil
Jul 28, 2003

4/5 godo BRAINS


Alarbus posted:

I know, it's the same state!

whoops

beanieson
Sep 25, 2008

I had the opportunity to change literally anything about the world and I used it to get a new av


KOTEX GOD OF BLOOD posted:

while the 4er is indeed uggo, the bigger problem is that it's just going to be a bad car

And theyíll just stick this nose onto every other car they make

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



KOTEX GOD OF BLOOD posted:

while the 4er is indeed uggo, the bigger problem is that it's just going to be a bad car

Maybe they'll fix the numb bmw steering.

Residency Evil
Jul 28, 2003

4/5 godo BRAINS


https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2...d_listing_ended

Lol

Mr. Apollo
Nov 8, 2000



More photos. I guess BMW released the embargo.

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a...pe-photos-info/

Bimmerpost has a bunch of info

https://g20.bimmerpost.com/forums/s...d.php?t=1726459

Mr. Apollo fucked around with this message at 20:53 on Jun 2, 2020

Keyser_Soze
May 5, 2009



College Slice

I still want to see a poll by age on liking that fugly thing.

GoGoGadgetChris
Mar 18, 2010


Bad Dog

If it had literally any other grill from the history of BMW I'd like it

hifi
Jul 25, 2012





that's like 3/4ths solid plastic.

Mr. Apollo
Nov 8, 2000



hifi posted:



that's like 3/4ths solid plastic.
It looks like itís BMWís active grille. You can see the slats that open and close behind the grille.

Guinness
Sep 15, 2004



Mr. Apollo posted:

You can see the slats that open and close behind the grille.

Until about 6 weeks after the warranty runs out

rscott
Dec 10, 2009


It pains me to say this but I would 100% rather drive a new mustang than ugly thing, it's really bad looking

Ether Frenzy
Dec 22, 2006



Nap Ghost


lol. That price is hilarious compared to what E9x M3s are going for.

Also RIP this Alpina Z8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgiyUhfJ9TM#t=632s

Blue On Blue
Nov 14, 2012



Residency Evil posted:

What I donít understand is how they put a license plate on the front and said ďyeah this looks good.Ē

to be fair it probably looks better with a plate, to help break up that massive grill

fknlo
Jul 6, 2009




Fun Shoe

Blue On Blue posted:

to be fair it probably looks better with a plate, to help break up that massive grill

Too bad that's the only way they could accomplish that. We just don't have the technology yet. Or maybe Chevrolet threatened to sue for having a horizontal bar go across the front of the car? We'll never know.

glyph
Apr 6, 2006



hifi posted:



that's like 3/4ths solid plastic.

The pedestrian ones are already so aggressive looking. Whatís left? Howís this for a moonshot curveball (I darenít torx myself)- the ///M versions will somehow, at a glance, be more restrained.

Moving on...

Iím playing wheelman in the e61 tomorrow for a local friend who bought an e39 wagon, 250 miles away, sight unseen. Weíre headed from the finger lakes to just about the mason-dixon (see link) where the forecast says itíll be in the 90s. This is assuredly the first time in a long time this car has been asked to drive 250 miles. Though it does look rather clean. Maybe itís the beige all around.

Some questions-

*GDCS? bringing some distilled water (and a shitload of tools) with us.
*Is Waze back to being useful? I havenít driven these kinds of interstate miles since early April- chasing e61 parts- where it was drat near useless. Any experience with the northeast corridors?
*Tools- INPA laptop is the most specialty tool slated, but did the e39 generation get in as heavy with etorx or straight up torx as the later generations?

It seems like the M54, no matter the state of disrepair and/or spit shine (someone Ďdetailedí the poo poo out of that car) wonít strand us. Barring the GDCS. Thoughts?

E: the more Iím thinking about this, the more Iím growing anxious about the GDCS.

glyph fucked around with this message at 03:11 on Jun 3, 2020

Mr. Apollo
Nov 8, 2000









Guinness
Sep 15, 2004



glyph posted:

It seems like the M54, no matter the state of disrepair and/or spit shine (someone Ďdetailedí the poo poo out of that car) wonít strand us. Barring the GDCS. Thoughts?

E: the more Iím thinking about this, the more Iím growing anxious about the GDCS.

If it's not actively leaking/failed, 250 miles isn't that far. But it is the most likely "stranded" scenario on an unknown car.

Otherwise the M54 is unlikely to strand you. Keep an eye on the oil level tho.

Blue On Blue
Nov 14, 2012




this may infact be the first time in history where people mod their car to eliminate more of the grill, rather than adding to it!

TheMadMilkman
Dec 10, 2007




I typically prefer the way black masks an oversized grille. Like Lexuses look pretty dece in black.

That front in all black is an atrocity.

glyph
Apr 6, 2006



Guinness posted:

If it's not actively leaking/failed, 250 miles isn't that far. But it is the most likely "stranded" scenario on an unknown car.

Otherwise the M54 is unlikely to strand you. Keep an eye on the oil level tho.

Good stuff. Thanks.

At least it has a loving dipstick.

fknlo
Jul 6, 2009




Fun Shoe

TheMadMilkman posted:

I typically prefer the way black masks an oversized grille. Like Lexuses look pretty dece in black.

That front in all black is an atrocity.

I'm glad I'm not the only one. It somehow looks worse on the dark cars and I don't understand how.

Somewhat Heroic
Oct 11, 2007

(Insert Mad Max related text)

I think everyone owes an apology to Bangle. Kidney brows suddenly donít seem that offensive.

Alarbus
Mar 31, 2010


glyph posted:

Good stuff. Thanks.

At least it has a loving dipstick.

Waze is pretty good from Philadelphia and south on 95. Haven't gone north in about a year or so, but it was more sparse then.

TheMadMilkman
Dec 10, 2007



fknlo posted:

I'm glad I'm not the only one. It somehow looks worse on the dark cars and I don't understand how.


The contrasting colors camouflage this terrible shape. And I will never unsee those lips now.

Ether Frenzy
Dec 22, 2006



Nap Ghost

Me looking at this goatshit design and watching the E9x value jump by $5k overnight... Excellent, excellent

AntherUslessPoster
Feb 12, 2019

Universe existed for 13.8 billion years before humans and will exist for trillions years more after the last human is forgotten.
So what was your problem again?


Wonder how alpina will design the lines...

Ether Frenzy
Dec 22, 2006



Nap Ghost

Alpina has never designed poo poo since the mid 60's. They add like 3% horsepower and throw in $10k worth of cosmetic upgrades and upsell it for $100k. The End.

Or maybe I missed the Alpina M3

NitroSpazzz
Dec 8, 2006

You don't need style when you've got strength!




glyph posted:

Iím playing wheelman in the e61 tomorrow for a local friend who bought an e39 wagon, 250 miles away, sight unseen. Weíre headed from the finger lakes to just about the mason-dixon (see link) where the forecast says itíll be in the 90s. This is assuredly the first time in a long time this car has been asked to drive 250 miles. Though it does look rather clean. Maybe itís the beige all around.

250 miles should be fine as others have mentioned. Basic tools and check all the fluids before you leave, then do another check about an hour into the drive. All my BMWs have been fly and drive and the only one that had any issues was the 320i that we did CA->WI->TN after it hadn't seen more than 50 miles at a time in several years and even that one made it.

Good luck, enjoy the drive.

BraveUlysses
Aug 7, 2002


Grimey Drawer

Ether Frenzy posted:

Alpina has never designed poo poo since the mid 60's. They add like 3% horsepower and throw in $10k worth of cosmetic upgrades and upsell it for $100k. The End.

Or maybe I missed the Alpina M3

alpina e30s were and still are, exceptionally cool poo poo

Bape Culture
Sep 13, 2006




These brake disks are getting bigger and bigger

fknlo
Jul 6, 2009




Fun Shoe

Drove to KC today. Got between 25-28 mpg per fillup. So stage 1 can match factory mpg numbers even though it should be somewhere in the neighborhood of fahv hunnert horsepower.

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Ultimate Mango
Jan 18, 2005



The Big Jesus posted:

Is there a reason the F10 M5s sell for around the same price as similar M3s? Looking for reliability issues shows they may have some oil consumption and battery voltage issues, whereas the M3s seem to not have much. These are the two leaders of my car search right now.

https://www.truecar.com/used-cars-f..._id=autotempest
https://www.atlantacargurus.com/det...source=cars.com

Would the F10 be a better place to drop an LS motor when the S63 grenades?

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