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      10-21-2023, 05:16 PM   #1
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Just took delivery of my M60. Built a Taycan 4S and this - Taycan came in 2 days ago and looks great, drives with precision. Ended up sticking with BMW after driving the M60 today. Better drive, interior, infotainment.
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      10-21-2023, 05:20 PM   #2
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Iím disappointed they dropped the USB C port from the center console - used it in my M550 for music on USB.

The bare door sills also look a bit odd.

No other complaints so far.
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      10-21-2023, 05:22 PM   #3
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Lucky you.

I was buying the M60 10 days ago, but then my BMW sales told me that BMW Canada forbids them selling the car before the official launch date of the 28th. Now I still have to wait another week for it.
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Also noticed a much improved iPhone key experience compared to my Ď21 M550. The phone now behaves like a fob - keep it in your pocket and the car will Auto Unlock / Lock based on proximity. Better than trying to figure out where to tap on the door handle with the old one.
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      10-21-2023, 05:33 PM   #5
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Reading the manual online, isn’t there a USB-C slot near the cup holders? I’d need to get a new drive (do the same for music as you in my M550 and X5; find it works better than anything else).

As an 2021 M550 driver how who loves the car and is considering buying it, I’ll be following closely your reactions to the M60. I’m thinking about it—even though there are things I think I like a lot less than my car—but my biggest concern is the range.
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Awesome.

What do you mean by the i5 having a better drive compared to the Taycan, if the Taycan drives with precision?
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Reading the manual online, isnít there a USB-C slot near the cup holders? Iíd need to get a new drive (do the same for music as you in my M550 and X5; find it works better than anything else).

As an 2021 M550 driver how who loves the car and is considering buying it, Iíll be following closely your reactions to the M60. Iím thinking about itóeven though there are things I think I like a lot less than my caróbut my biggest concern is the range.
Range should not be a big concern if you donít commonly drive more than 150 miles a day and if you have a home charging point. Iíve had my Taycan for 4 months and never had range anxiety. Electric cars are generally better than ice cars and the only thing I miss is the cold start in the morning.
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      10-21-2023, 05:58 PM   #8
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What is the Taycan range? I don’t commonly do it—but I do travel all around New York State not infrequently. I’ll often get up at dawn in NYC and just drive straight back to the Albany area (where I live). I don’t want to have to worry about finding a fast charging station, etc and delaying trips. Travel to Buffalo, etc also a concern. Went to Rochester and back this week—stopped once for like 10 minutes coming back. NYS Thruway is putting in chargers and if a 10-15 minute charge once or twice on the trip will get me there, maybe I can go for it. But it concerns me. For perspective, I’m the kind of guy that needs to keep my phone charged as much as possible, so…. Ha.
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Awesome.

What do you mean by the i5 having a better drive compared to the Taycan, if the Taycan drives with precision?
Better pickup on the M60 for sure. The Taycan felt a little too tight / controlled for me. Iím not great at describing driving dynamics but the M60 has been more fun for me to drive.
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      10-21-2023, 06:14 PM   #10
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Just took delivery of my M60. Built a Taycan 4S and this - Taycan came in 2 days ago and looks great, drives with precision. Ended up sticking with BMW after driving the M60 today. Better drive, interior, infotainment.
What color is that exterior paint? Looks great.
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What color is that exterior paint? Looks great.
Oxide Grey Metallic. Here are a few more pics

Glad I didnít opt for the ď20 wheels like on my M550. Ride is much more comfortable and quiet.

The adaptive regenerative braking (I think thatís what it is) works very well - itíll automatically match speed of cars in front of you until youíre at or below their speed. Very happy with it.
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Iím disappointed they dropped the USB C port from the center console - used it in my M550 for music on USB.

The bare door sills also look a bit odd.

No other complaints so far.
Actually they are there on mine. 2 USB-C ports. Theyíre kind of hidden though, under the console in the Cup Holder area.
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Actually they are there on mine. 2 USB-C ports. Theyíre kind of hidden though, under the console in the Cup Holder area.
Ah I shouldíve clarified - the one USB port in the middle console you have to open. I have the same 2 you have near the cupholders. Would prefer not to have a USB sticking out of it. Iíll probably find a lower profile USB that wonít get in the way. Or just get rid of USB music altogether and stick with streaming.

I prefer the Bowerís and Wilkins on my M550. I still have to tune the settings on the M60 but it seems to be a lower grade setup at first glance. I miss all the light up speakers. Was a $3k upcharge on the M550 though.
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Reading the manual online, isnít there a USB-C slot near the cup holders? Iíd need to get a new drive (do the same for music as you in my M550 and X5; find it works better than anything else)
Yeah there are the 2 by the cupholder, one on the back of each seat (facing rear passengers), 2 near the rear climate control. The manual seems to indicate only the 2 by the cup holder can be used for data, the rest are power only.
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Ah I shouldíve clarified - the one USB port in the middle console you have to open. I have the same 2 you have near the cupholders. Would prefer not to have a USB sticking out of it. Iíll probably find a lower profile USB that wonít get in the way. Or just get rid of USB music altogether and stick with streaming.

I prefer the Bowerís and Wilkins on my M550. I still have to tune the settings on the M60 but it seems to be a lower grade setup at first glance. I miss all the light up speakers. Was a $3k upcharge on the M550 though.
I somewhat agree on the B&W. Although I cannot compare with other B&W systems, I think the i5 B&W system itself is not too distinguishable from other brands I drive (such as the B&O in Audi). It looks cool though. Can't ask too much on a $900 upgrade.
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Liking this car more and more as the day goes on. Nice touch with the exterior entry lighting. Rear lights look great too.
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Liking this car more and more as the day goes on. Nice touch with the exterior entry lighting. Rear lights look great too.
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Late night thought. Glad I didnít get the mediocre ďmassageĒ seats. They make the seats so uncomfortable with the equipment they have to place. Loving the car
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Starting to think about a G60. My '22 M550ix lease ends exactly 12 months from today, so I have time to decide what to do. Very strong chance I might purchase. Either an i5 M60 or 550e. Unfortunately I was hoping for the M560e PHEV, but apparently it is no longer planned for production. One thing I will not sacrifice moving to a G60 is the rear wheel steering. Hoping to scope out the car "in the metal" here in LA soon, and I know it is odd, but a question I have is if the storage compartment to the left of the steering wheel still there? Haven't seen it in photos and that is where I put my eyeglasses. And from what I have seen, the door bins are much, much smaller. Small things, but important to me. Drive an iX for a few days while my car was in for service. The EV powertrain was fine, no problem with that, but otherwise I really disliked the car. Would never get one. The ergonomics were horrible, and was all the hard plastic on the center console. Overall a huge disappointment and I hope the the G60 didn't get caught up in BMW's quest for more profit and removing content. Like the door sill plates, seatback map pockets, etc.

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Late night thought. Glad I didnít get the mediocre ďmassageĒ seats. They make the seats so uncomfortable with the equipment they have to place. Loving the car
Was there even an option for massage seats? I donít see it on their website.
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What is the Taycan range? I donít commonly do itóbut I do travel all around New York State not infrequently. Iíll often get up at dawn in NYC and just drive straight back to the Albany area (where I live). I donít want to have to worry about finding a fast charging station, etc and delaying trips. Travel to Buffalo, etc also a concern. Went to Rochester and back this weekóstopped once for like 10 minutes coming back. NYS Thruway is putting in chargers and if a 10-15 minute charge once or twice on the trip will get me there, maybe I can go for it. But it concerns me. For perspective, Iím the kind of guy that needs to keep my phone charged as much as possible, soÖ. Ha.
The taycan 4s range is about 240 miles with the standard battery. The bigger battery gets you about 270 miles.
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Got mine today too. Love the car so far. One gripe I have is the gear shifter, and lack of a knob. It is awkward to essentially push a button to go from drive to reverse - I very much miss the shifter in the i4. Anyone else have issues with this?
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