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      05-24-2012, 06:36 PM   #3
DrivenByE30
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Talking Day 01 - the Day of Delivery : April 12th, 2012





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On the day of the delivery, we had to catch a flight from Paris to Munich, very early in the morning... so early it was still dark!

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As we go down in altitude, getting close to Munich, we can see the tip of Europe highest mountain chains:

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after landing, and as we taxi the runway, the first bmw i saw in Munich is:

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waiting to pick up luggages:

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guess who picked us up?

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very professionally and very welcoming of him, he wanted to make sure we knew exactly what to do during our stay in Munich:

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his car:

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his other wheels:

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only 6000km ??


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exiting the airport;

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en route vers Munchen:

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picking up the pace:
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until the limits are signaled... approaching city streets:

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Are we late for the delivery...?? nope,

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AS we exit the tunnel:

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right away we see the BMW towers

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From the Airport, it would seem the route is direct to the Welt

i dont remember there be a single light
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and there is my first sight of the welt:

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i wish we have the time to go up there... we didn't so it would have to be next time:

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we didn't have time to go to the museum !!!

fortunately for you guys, or else i would have another hundreds of shots to post:
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closer than ever:

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great service this gentleman:

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Having given them our luggages, we got this

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as we walk toward the premium / prestige elevator, what do i see: despite being overwhelmed:
is this the same color as mine:



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with Mom:

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finally the moment of truth! are they gonna give me an automatic when i am asking for manual ?

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having completed our paperwork and rescheduled the delivery time to the afternoon, after our factory tour
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we are now free to move about, but first getting to know the place:

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having corrected my white balance (it wasn't in auto mode)

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time to relax from our early flight and the none-stop action since this morning...

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we have the factory tour coming up very shortly! so better fill ourselves up, this is going to be our breakfast and lunch!


YES i unknowingly ate the skin of it the entire day!! nobody told us!

Got this:

now i am just missing the car


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Once our belly filled up:
let's go explore downstairs where all the mere common mortals aire about...
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I am very attracted to this color:

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inside the shop, we gotta use the 10 euros somehow?!

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Let's not forget, that BMW IS first and foremost: a GREAT engines builder!

and it would seem they have also mastered the suspension and dynamics of the driving!

Starting the Factory tour:


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No camera beyond this point:

(remember the gates where the 3 series drove out during the first world official reveal last November 2011?!

Right after the factory tour, we return immediately to the welt, which is accross the street,
and yet my feet are all in pain!! we've walked for close to two hours!

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i can still remember the days i used to dream of owning a brand new BMW, let a alone a brand new car... just like those young folks here!

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For me, today, my dream ends, and becomes reality!


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limited to only 7 characters, i decided to engrave the damn keychain... not my taste of keychain... but oh well, it's free!

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by far the prettiest sales person there:

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WELL TIME TO HEAD UP AND GET INTO MY CAR GUYS:

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barely have we walked into the premium lounge for some refreshments and help our feet rest,
i already see my baby waiting for me down below behind the glass:

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We made him wait for us for probably at least 5 min!! Our feet couldn't walk no more!

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But now here comes the moment i have been waiting all life! (it true! at least one of them)

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Spinning;

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on its second round of spinning:

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c'mon Down !

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first look @ eye to eye level.... i meant eye to rear level...

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brand spanking NEW:

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hop i am IN:

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switching over to metrics:

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Before we do the winning lap: a few pics...because we are never going to come back here with the car... its now or never... and
there is no turning back!

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Last set of photos INside the Welt with the car:

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the crowd gathering on the platform accross:

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truly a dream coming true, i have always been on their side, accross watching people getting their new car,
and finaly today i am standing here, on the right side, with a dream i have been nurturing for decades, and realizing it.

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I took so long to complete my delivery! :P
Together with his wife and his newborn, The guy next to me, who was taking delivery of his M5, came after me.
but is now even leaving before me!

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DID everyone leave ??!

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time to go:

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so clean:

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and shiny:

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Having parked the car in the Welt parking, we are going back inside the Welt:

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taking advantage of the premium lounge for a third and last time before we leave Munich to head for Fussen where our Hotel's at:

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because the car was delivered with minimal gas:
at the nearby gas station:

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And hop inside we go to Fussen !

Last edited by DrivenByE30; 06-04-2012 at 12:30 AM.