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      07-19-2012, 03:48 PM   #89
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Thank you for this! I was going to change my color to white but after seeing these shots I am sticking with EBII. The pictures also give me a sense of what my 335i xDrive will look like with the non lowered suspension!
Is this the xi (all wheel drive)? doesn't say so on the back, but gawd ... that suspension seems high!!!
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      07-19-2012, 03:51 PM   #90
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that suspension seems high!!!
Agreed, esp for 19s.. hmm.. Maybe the shipping blocks are still on, but I doubt it.
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      07-19-2012, 04:03 PM   #91
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Agreed, esp for 19s.. hmm.. Maybe the shipping blocks are still on, but I doubt it.
Shipping blocks are still on the car on all these pictures
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Agreed, esp for 19s.. hmm.. Maybe the shipping blocks are still on, but I doubt it.
OP stated that the shipping blocks were still on
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      07-19-2012, 08:49 PM   #93
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OP stated that the shipping blocks were still on
Sorry - newbie to this. What exactly are "shipping blocks"?
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      07-19-2012, 09:12 PM   #94
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Sorry - newbie to this. What exactly are "shipping blocks"?
Manufacturers ship cars with blocks in their suspension to prevent suspension movement during shipment. Usually this means an elevated stance until said blocks are removed.
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yeh i knew something was off with those pictures.

i first noticed the 403m's and yet there was so much clearance so it made those wheels look very small.

very nice car btw.
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      07-19-2012, 11:49 PM   #96
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Manufacturers ship cars with blocks in their suspension to prevent suspension movement during shipment. Usually this means an elevated stance until said blocks are removed.
As wel as giving the car more ground clerance to be easier driven on to the truck, or another means of transport.
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Why not just buy the M-Sport line? The price differential over sport is about $1,500. You'd actually save money over an Individual color request.
I don't know if I can live with the sport suspension as a daily driver. I put 40 miles per day on my car and I don't have a back-up car in case I find the suspension too bone-jarring. Plus, I find the BMW sport seat side bolsters too uncomfortable for my back. I wish I had one car for the weekends and another car for the weekdays.
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Wow, what a car
My local dealer has received an AW M-sport this morning.
It catched my eye way faster than the normal version does.
Unfortunately it had no xenons.
As they fuel 'em up accros the road from where I work I'll be watching a lot out of the window today

Howow

Edit: Instead of just looking at it passing by I wanted to make an iPhone movie. But the quality is so sub-par (too far away) that I'm sorry I didn't watch directly at it...

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      07-20-2012, 03:10 AM   #99
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Ah Thijs, here you are. And Joop thanx for posting. 56.5k euros, US $ 70k....

That's the price we pay for living in this country where the weather also is the best in the world. If you like to slide and drift around that is....

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      07-20-2012, 08:31 AM   #100
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Wow, what a car
My local dealer has received an AW M-sport this morning.
It catched my eye way faster than the normal version does.
Unfortunately it had no xenons.
As they fuel 'em up accros the road from where I work I'll be watching a lot out of the window today

Howow

Edit: Instead of just looking at it passing by I wanted to make an iPhone movie. But the quality is so sub-par (too far away) that I'm sorry I didn't watch directly at it...
Can you (or someone) please take more pics of the M Sport (preferably in colours other than Estorial Blue)... the anticipation is killing me... I want to see a live pic in black, grey or white ...
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      07-20-2012, 11:58 AM   #101
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      07-20-2012, 12:02 PM   #102
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Can you (or someone) please take more pics of the M Sport (preferably in colours other than Estorial Blue)... the anticipation is killing me... I want to see a live pic in black, grey or white ...
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      07-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #103
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More pics from the NL dealership's website...

Wow. Ordering one in EBII sight unseen was a stretch for me. Seeing these pics completely justifies my decision. That car is awesome.
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      07-20-2012, 12:24 PM   #104
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I don't know if I can live with the sport suspension as a daily driver. I put 40 miles per day on my car and I don't have a back-up car in case I find the suspension too bone-jarring. Plus, I find the BMW sport seat side bolsters too uncomfortable for my back. I wish I had one car for the weekends and another car for the weekdays.
Yeah, I'm curious about the ride quality on the M-Sport standard suspension, but I based on drives of the F30 Sport, I have the feeling it won't be that harsh. Of course, I'm coming out of an e46 with 200k miles on the original suspension, so I'm betting a skateboard would be an improvement!

So if neither the Sport Line nor the M-Sport would do it for you, you're probably looking at about $3 - $4k for an individual color request... if it's approved.

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As per request:

Y'know... I'm just not feeling black on the F30. IMO, it obscures too many of the car's lines. Nonetheless, nice to see the M-sports starting to roll out!
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Great shots! Any chance they have an Estoril Blue M Sport with the 18" 400M wheels?
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      07-20-2012, 01:03 PM   #106
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Yeah, I'm curious about the ride quality on the M-Sport standard suspension, but I based on drives of the F30 Sport, I have the feeling it won't be that harsh. Of course, I'm coming out of an e46 with 200k miles on the original suspension, so I'm betting a skateboard would be an improvement!

So if neither the Sport Line nor the M-Sport would do it for you, you're probably looking at about $3 - $4k for an individual color request... if it's approved.



Oh... mah... GAWD! I think I just wet myself.



Y'know... I'm just not feeling black on the F30. IMO, it obscures too many of the car's lines. Nonetheless, nice to see the M-sports starting to roll out!
I agree with you, many of the car's line is less visible with black color. I hope mineral grey looks better with M-sport.
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Is there any mineral grey M-sport over there?
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Is it the colour or is there something "off" about the black colour on the M Sport??? Is it the 18" rims... or the fact that its a 320 ... and there's something else asthetically wrong??? Underwhelmed by those pics ... the car in estorial blue ablove look AWESOME ... don't know if that's because its has 19" rims though?

I a mean ... it doesn't even loko like the same car ... I'm kinda relieved I held back my order to September build. Once I start seeing 335 M Sports w/ 19" rims in other colours, at least I can make a decision then.
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Again very nice pictures Thijs; especially the 328i together with the M5...
...superb!
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