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      01-09-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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New F20 - Mineral Grau Lounge+ 120dA

Hi all,

i've been reading this forum for months and thought that it would be nice to share the car with you. So I had a 2010 E81 116d until early october (excellent car BTW) when I took delivery of one of the first F20s delivered in France.

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120d 184ch
ZF 8 speed "sport" auto gearbox
Trim : Lounge plus (France)
Coloris : Mineral Grau, Black dakota leather, shadowline

Options:
Connected Drive package (prof. gps, bmw internet, connected drive, extended media player connectivity)
Advanced Xenon pack (bi-xenon, auto mode, turning lights..)
Rear view camera + front/back PDC
Black headliner
Foldable mirrors
Sport steering wheel with shifters
Moonroof
Hifi upgrade
Bmw Apps

I've now 3600 km and everything has been very well, no early life problem whatsoever. Feel free to ask me any question on this model that I might me able to answer ;-)


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      01-14-2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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Fantastic! :-)
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Very nice car!

From your pictures I noticed two colors in the instruments - white and red.

Since I am red-green color blind: Is it possible to change from red to white (which is much easier for my to see)?

If so - does it require a specific option?

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7.9l/100km???!? isn't that too much?
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How do you like it compared to the 2010?
it's much much smoother. Previous one was quite hard on bad roads, the new one is much better on this (neither car have the sport suspension package, old one with 16" alloys (non run flats), new one on RF 17". So BMW really improved comfort and RFT "management" on this generation.

gearbox is a pure wonder. It has shift paddles, but I almost never use them (D and DS modes are very well thought, so the need for manual changes is quite limited but a welcome addition).
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From your pictures I noticed two colors in the instruments - white and red.

Since I am red-green color blind: Is it possible to change from red to white (which is much easier for my to see)?

If so - does it require a specific option?

/Kjell
This comes with the black panel option that is either a standalone option or comes with professional GPS. I'm afraid you can't choose the color, it is linked to outside light level (as for automatic headlights). Red is the "night" mode, white is the day one. I double checked, and to my knowledge you can't change that.
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7.9l/100km???!? isn't that too much?
I don't know... Car was brand new, and those first 140 km were done almost only in very heavy traffic conditions (+ me playing a bit with the gearbox to be honest :-)

On regular roads, you can very easily stay between 5 and 6 lt/100 which is quite good for a 184bhp car + auto box. Do you get different figures?
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I'm afraid you can't choose the color, it is linked to outside light level (as for automatic headlights). Red is the "night" mode, white is the day one. I double checked, and to my knowledge you can't change that.
OK, thanks for the reply! Too bad......... Obviously no color blinds in the team that constructs BMWs or other cars for that matter ;-)

6 % of all men has this ´defect´and we all inherit it from our mothers......
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I have done 2500miles in my F20 120d (manual) mainly city use. I am current average is 48mpg which is 5.9l/100km.

Best I've seen is 100miles driving like miss daisy on empty A roads and got 62mpg, which I think is quite impressive for a car that hits 60 in 7sec!
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Makes good KMs!
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Is the 'Lounge' equivalent of a UK 'Urban' on the inside and SE on the out? As glass finish dash and non-white grill.

Also are photos accurate representation of the colour?
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Is the 'Lounge' equivalent of a UK 'Urban' on the inside and SE on the out? As glass finish dash and non-white grill.

Also are photos accurate representation of the colour?

In France, the lineup is quite different... I think they did that to preserve the "Luxe" level they had in the previous one which is a bit on the "no show off luxury" theme :-)

You have the base level which is called "Premiere", then "Lounge" and "Lounge+". In parallel to that, you have Urban Line and Sport which fit between Lounge and Lounge+ in terms of standard equipment.

I think I can find a PDF somewhere if somebody wants more detail

On mine, it's standard non-white grill and aluminum with black accent trims on the inside (standard on lounge+)
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Thanks for the clarification.
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