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      12-16-2018, 08:40 PM   #1
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2019 M550i with a few changes

2019 BMW M550i xDrive
  • (C10) Mediterranean Blue
  • (22E) 20" 668M PSS + spare
  • (LZNI) Mocha Nappa Leather
  • (4LH) Fineline Cove Matte trim
  • (ZDB) Driving Assistance Plus
  • (ZDH) Dynamic Handling Package
  • (ZPX) Executive Package
  • (ZPK) Parking Assistance
  • (ZP2) Premium Package
  • (ZLS) Luxury Seating Package
  • (494) Heated front seats
  • (4M5) Leather Dash
  • (6UK) Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection



ENGINE
  • 4.4 liter BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo V-8
DISPLACEMENT
  • 4395 cc
HORSEPOWER[/LIST]
  • 455 bhp @ 5500-6000
TORQUE
  • 480 lb-ft @ 1800-4750
COMPRESSION RATIO
  • 10.5:1
TRANSMISSION
  • 8-speed steptronic Sport Automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
GEAR RATIOS
  • 1st 5.00
  • 2nd 3.20
  • 3rd 2.14
  • 4th 1.72
  • 5th 1.31
  • 6th 1.00
  • 7th 0.82
  • 8th 0.64
  • FINAL DRIVE RATIO 2.81

How my ordering and delivery process went

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      12-16-2018, 08:41 PM   #2
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Modifications:
  • Windshield: XPel Prime XR Plus 45%
  • Side and rear windows: XPel Prime XR 20%
  • Front fender reflector replacement

  • Front camera in matching paint color

  • AC Schnitzer cat-back exhaust with matte black tips



  • AC Schnitzer rear diffuser


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Detailing equipment:


CarPro Cquartz UK Edition 3.0 50 ml.


CarPro PERL Coat Plastic & Rubber Protectant 1 Liter


CarPro Reload Spray Sealant 1 Liter Refill


CarPro Eraser Intense Oil & Polish Cleanser 16 oz


CarPro Hydro2 Touchless Silica Sealant


CarPro Reset Intensive Car Shampoo 1 Liter


CarPro Iron-X Lemon Scent


CarPro Fog Fight (Have seen differing opinions if this works or not)


Grit Guard Washboard Combo x2


SpeedMaster Detail Guardz


SpeedMaster Wheel Brush


SpeedMaster Tire Foam Applicator


Supreme Micro-Chenille Wash Mitt Grey x2


Pro Blend bottle proportioner 32oz


Free microfiber gift package


Free CarPro plush microfiber gloves


Free 4oz Blackfire bug remover sample


TORQx Random Orbital Polisher Kit

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      12-16-2018, 08:54 PM   #3
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To see full size versions of these go to my Flickr






















Interior shots:

Some quick shots, not the best quality






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      12-16-2018, 08:54 PM   #4
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Working on the exhaust this weekend
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      12-16-2018, 10:24 PM   #5
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      12-17-2018, 12:40 AM   #6
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Beautiful G30!

Looking forward to follow the progress.
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      12-17-2018, 12:52 AM   #7
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Very nice car and nice pics. You didn't use your phone for them?
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      12-17-2018, 01:02 AM   #8
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

I think I already mentioned - you have my exact interior. Mocha, luxury pkg, fineline cove matte, and leather dash. Seeing your photos makes me even more excited to pick mine up!

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      12-17-2018, 12:40 PM   #9
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Very nice, i posted a picture of the Facebook group.
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      12-17-2018, 01:28 PM   #10
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Great ride, congrats!
Make sure to spend some time with all of the myriad of customizations possible within iDrive.
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Great ride, congrats!
Make sure to spend some time with all of the myriad of customizations possible within iDrive.
yeah, it took me the longest time to even find the bass/treble options hidden under tone...
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Should be installing the exhaust this weekend, paint shop is working on painting the diffuser over the next couple days.
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Would have picked up the diffuser but had to come to work so I'll be installing the exhaust Saturday.

My pic of the day:
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Stunning photos and great color choice.
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Stunning photos and great color choice.
Thanks, I'll be adding the few addon bits I got from you guys this weekend as well. Hoping for good weather to take some new pictures too.
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What are the front fender replacement and body-colored camera? I couldn't figure out where they went.

Nice pictures!
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What are the front fender replacement and body-colored camera? I couldn't figure out where they went.

Nice pictures!
I haven't put them on yet but they're for the reflector near the front wheels and then the center space between the grills.

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Great color. Can't wait for those mods to be installed.
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Those photos are amazing... so sharp. What are you shooting with if you don't mind me asking?
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If you go to the flickr link each photo has details about what equipment I used for that specific photo but overall I used a Nikon D700, Nikon 200-500, 85 and then a 17-35 for the wide angle shots.

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If you go to the flickr link each photo has details about what equipment I used for that specific photo but overall I used a Nikon D700, Nikon 200-500, 85 and then a 17-35 for the wide angle shots.
I'm loving your ideas, can't wait to see the installed exhaust and diffuser. I was about to pull the trigger on the Dinan exhaust but most reviews say it's barely a change from stock. Are you installing your own exhaust or having someone else do it? Just curious to see where you would take it. I don't trust ordinary muffler shops to work on my car.
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I'm loving your ideas, can't wait to see the installed exhaust and diffuser. I was about to pull the trigger on the Dinan exhaust but most reviews say it's barely a change from stock. Are you installing your own exhaust or having someone else do it? Just curious to see where you would take it. I don't trust ordinary muffler shops to work on my car.
I installed the diffuser and exhaust in my garage. Also had it tinted today with XPel Prime XR 20% all around and XPel Prime XR Plus 45% on the windshield. Need to give it a good wash before I upload some after photos as it's pretty dirty at the moment.
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