New to me collection day !

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Leslie
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Re: New to me collection day !

Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:22 pm

30 mpg is decent for such a beast ,the official figures are simply not possible guessing it's a claimed 37 as 47 is never going to happen unless on the back of a truck !
My e70sd only manages about 25 of a claimed 34 mpg ,it's on 21's too and the ride I find is totally fine so not surprised yours is too although I'm on normal tyres . :driving:
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Re: New to me collection day !

Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:36 pm

Hi Leslie yes I am quite happy at 30 mpg , last owner didnt reset the trip and over 7850 miles averaged 34.5 mpg , I saw the car the day it arrived at the dealer as I new it was a px coming in , it was clean even then so new it was a good one . The main dealer replaced the front and rear pads , swopped the wheels as it had 20" on that were going for refurb and did a full check on the car , it also had a major service as it was due and covered under the 5 year service plan . The w/e I bought it they were also giving a 2 nd year free warranty through BMW which i was happy about £600 saving .
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Re: New to me collection day !

Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:27 pm

Very nice indeed.

I didnt know you could get a touchscreen iDrive in the F15. What year is it?
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Re: New to me collection day !

Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:33 pm

Very nice car, that colour looks superb, I have a 40d in mineral white and same 21" wheels, which aren't too bad to clean, if you keep on top of them, same with the car, but have made a mental note to myself not to have another white car, especially a large on!

Over the first 9.5 k miles it has averaged 33 mpg, but that includes around two thousand miles of towing a caravan, so very pleased with that figure on a decent run its generally mid to high 30's, depending a lot on the terrain.

PS Discovered mine had a touchscreen idrive the other day when I pointed at something on the map accidentally and touched the screen.

Enjoy your new car
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Re: New to me collection day !

Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:41 pm

Hi yes other 2 cars were white never again, the flys seems to use them as a wc, every time I wash them they are covered in black spots. Takes about an hour each one to clean it off, pleased one got traded in!
I am pleasantly surprised by the ride on the 21" but have bought 20" for winters and 19" are being collected on Sunday as it is harder than I thought to get 20" staggered winter tyres.
Touch screen was an unexpected bonus as I didn't think it was added until 2017 models!
It is a great piece of kit but we better keep quiet before they all buy one.
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Re: New to me collection day !

Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:00 pm

I expected the ride to be very firm with 21" wheels but was very surprised at how good it is, although I have been very careful on anything other than smooth tarmac, completely different from the Disco 4 I used for towing before the crankshaft failed at 20k miles!

I too have a set of 19" non staggered winters that I bought with the car, which are fine, but it was a relatively mild winter last year, so will see what this winter brings.

I am still tentatively looking for a staggered set of 20" or perhaps 19" wheels to put on as an alternative to the 21 inch ones especially when we are away touring with the caravan, as less likely to get damaged on some of the approach tracks, but not totally convinced its worthwhile.
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Re: New to me collection day !

Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:54 pm

Hi Wayfarer
I was planning on getting another twin axle next year as we miss our Superstorm , regarding the 19" none staggered are yours the 467M version with the et37 offset ? if so do they look weeney in the arches as that is the reason for buying the 20" ones , I didnt realise it was going to be so hard to find matching winter runflat tyres so may either get a set of new summers for next season or sell them !
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Re: New to me collection day !

Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:42 pm

Hi Sid
Not sure of the wheel type but 19” a couple of photos below, neither are brilliant though, but having winters refitted last week Oct, so will post a photo, they look smaller, but not too bad, but my main concern was not getting stuck in the snow, as it happened it was a very mild winter so could probably have got away without fitting winters, but coming from a discovery 4, with diff locks low ratio etc, (a great car apart from it’s fragile engine - snapped crankshaft that required a new engine at 20k miles and 2.5 years old!! ) to an x5, wanted to minimise the risk of getting caught out in any snow etc.
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