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      08-27-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
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Talking When Dreams Come True: US-Spec M-Sport F30 335i European Delivery on August 13th!

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Hey everyone, Sorry for taking so long to post this, after being gone for 10 days and the fall semester starting again it's taken me a while to be able to get to this!

Anyways, So I ordered the car from Vista BMW in Pompano Beach, FL. Special thanks to Omar Acosta and Sal Bromberg there for providing me with a great opportunity to take european delivery of such a great car and pricepoint!

I ordered the car back in June, when the M-sport ordering guide had just been released here on the forum. When I went to the dealer I printed out the ordering guide from F30post, and took it with me to the dealer, since they had not yet received any information on the M-Sport line.

2013 BMW F30 M-Sport Line
Estoril Blue
Black Dakota
8Spd AT W/Paddle Shifters
19" Wheels
Alum. Hex trim with Estoril Blue highlight
Premium Pack
Driver Assist Pack (Not Plus)
Tech Pack
Heated Front Seats
Harman Kardon Sound
BMW Apps
BMW Assist w/Enhanced BT
Auto High-Beams

After a couple of weeks, I received an Email from BMW Special Sales with a confirmed ED date of August 13th at 9:00AM.

So in the meantime i was stuck to the computer screen looking for the best flight deal, hotels, where to go, the best roads to drive on, etc... Needless to say I spent countless hours reading other peoples' euro delivery threads as well!

Here's the route we decided to take:

First off, getting to munich ended up being a mission... Our trip was supposed to be MIA->ATL->DUS->MUC, however due to a delayed flight and missed connection, it ended up being MIA->ATL->JFK->AMS->DUS and then a 6 hour train ride to Munich in order to make it on time to take delivery of the car!

My check in Time at the BMW Welt was 7:30, however they don't open the building until 8:00, so we spent about 30 minutes outside waiting to be the first people into the BMW Welt that day!

Leaving the Hotel, 2 miles away from the Welt


In the Taxi

Outside the Welt

My Girlfriend Vanessa


Checking In at 8:00

Just a rolling Chassis

When Dreams Come true Elevator

Getting all the "Boring Stuff done" as she called it

First Glimpse of the car!!!

And her sister!

We left our mark!

After waiting about 30 Minutes in the waiting area with all the food and drinks, which by the way is AWESOME! all the food was great! It was Finally time to take delivery!

After walking down the stairs, there was a laptop about 1/2 way down with which the BMW Colleague uses to "initiaite" the car to start spinning and lighting, etc...

Now talk about weird... My Favorite Number has always been 11, When I raced cars for 9 years, my number was 11...


And my car just so happened to be in space number 11!!

After taking Delivery, we hooked up the GOPRO HD Hero2 to the roof of the car for the "Victory lap" around the Welt! and then Valet parked the car to return inside the Welt for my Keychain and to do some shopping in the store!


BMW Shop

Placing the GoPro again

Now we leave the BMW Welt and head southwest towards the Neuschwanstein Castle, what inspired Walt Disney's architecture for Cinderella's castle!

Happened to stumble upon this beautiful lake!

My Cousin, Adam who also came along for the trip!

super clear water!

And.... It's under construction!!!

Saw this E46 in the parking lot....

Using Top View for the first time!

Beer O' Clock!


We stopped at the Holiday Inn Express that night in Singen, Germany. In the morning, we continued our trip to Fallanden, Switzerland. The location of Swissvax Headquarters and their Detailing center! I had an appointment at 9AM for a full Exterior Paintwork treatment using Crystal Rock wax!

On the road again!

We stopped at the Rhine Falls on the way to Zurich!

Next Stop, Swissvax!

Pulling in to the washing area


While the car was being treated at Swissvax, We were given a loaner car (Mercedez E55!) to travel to Zurich for the day.


Back at Swissvax

Swissvax Factory Tour!

This is how the waxes used to be made!

Map of all Swissvax Locations in the world!

Top Secret!

The Bottling Room

All bottles are filled by hand to exact weight!

Storage Room

Leather Dye mixing room

Products waiting to be shipped

Back at the detailing center, they were finishing up!

Paul Dalton's Crystal Rock Wax applied by Hand

The Interior (Not Detailed)

Now we leave Switzerland and drive through the Alps to Como, Italy, where we spent the night.

We took a tram up to this hill top for dinner

Our hotel for the night!

View from the Hotel

The tram up the mountain

The next morning we set out for the town of Bellagio on Lake Como.

Nervous moments!

Now we took a ferry to the other side of the lake to Varenna

After spending some time in Varenna, We set out for Genoa. There isn't much to see or do in Genoa, and It's a rather dirty place, however we were just staying there because we figured it as a good mid-way point on the way to Monaco.

The next day we got an early start and drove along the coastline to Monaco.

Unfortunately the pics from Monaco were all downloaded to my cousin's computer rather than mine, so you can see them if you look at my facebook, but otherwise I don't have the pictures...

Here's the view from our hotel the next morning before heading out to head back north. (Hotel Les Terrace D' Eze)

On the road towards Via Gran San Bernardo!


Top view again! We stopped to eat lunch at this mountainside villiage. We ate at Hotel Suisse, which dated back to the 1600's!!! Insane!


The hotel served water from the stream behind it!

Rickety wood bridge we had to cross to the parking

now this was impressive! this guy made it all the way up to the summit!

Swiss border patrol didn't like the GoPro we had mounted to the roof, and almost tried to take it from me! I finally was able to negotiate with them that I would delete the footage... I acted like I pushed some buttons (turned it off and back on so it would beep) and made the guy believe I had erased the data

Passing by Lake Evian

That night we stayed in a family friends' house near Pforzheim, Germany, Just north of the Black forest.

In the morning we continued on to the Nurburgring Nordschliefe!

Giving the car a quick pressure-cleaning to remove the tremendous amount of bugs that had accumulated!

Now she was thirsty... 95 Octane... 1.77 Euro/L.... 102 Octane the same price.... Nurburgring in a couple hours.... I'll take 102!

Getting Close!!

Here's all the cars that were there for Tourist Rides

RHD M3's and Mclaren

For only 260 Euro/Lap take a ride in the ring taxi!

I bought 4 laps... I did the first 2, and my cousin did the other 2. Here's a Video of my 2nd lap!

After spending the afternoon at the Green Hell, We headed out towards Amsterdam, Where we would spend the weekend and I would return the car on Monday.

Bicycles everywhere! I had never seen so many!!

Just Chillin

We rented Bikes

Don't get run over by the tram now!

The Dutchmasters, "May We Introduce Ourselves"


After all was said and done and having spent 2 days in Amsterdam, We set off to drop off the car Monday morning at the Port. Here's the last two pics i took of the car! The wait for her is going to absolutely kill me! It's only been a week (when I posted this) since I dropped it off and with 5-7 weeks to go it's horrible!

But worth every minute! one of those moments where you want to cry because you are leaving your car for so long, but you are happy that you got to do what you did!

Well that's all for the trip writeup! After dropping off the car we took a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf, where our return flight was from.


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      08-27-2012, 07:47 PM   #2
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your thread just crashed my computer. no joke.
got a low memory warning and then a few minutes later my screen went black.

just came back in using Chrome and so far no crash.

i think you should resize the photos. lol.
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      08-27-2012, 08:26 PM   #3

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Originally Posted by MaX PL View Post
your thread just crashed my computer. no joke.
got a low memory warning and then a few minutes later my screen went black.

just came back in using Chrome and so far no crash.

i think you should resize the photos. lol.
Me too! Crashed firefox for me. Another epic ED thread to rival DrivenbyE30's thread--his crashed my browser several times too.

Congrats to the OP-- I'm envious, still kicking myself for cutting my ED trip so short.
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      08-27-2012, 08:42 PM   #4
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epic trip!! congrats on your new ride!!
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      08-27-2012, 09:00 PM   #5
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      08-27-2012, 09:18 PM   #6
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Looks like a great trip. I'll be doing something very similar in two weeks. Could you provide the link to your facebook page so I can check out your Monaco pictures?
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      08-27-2012, 10:01 PM   #7

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Awesome writeup mate! Thanks for sharing.
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      08-27-2012, 10:28 PM   #8
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awesome, cant wait to do my trip!
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      08-28-2012, 01:12 AM   #9

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LOL !!! I now feel the pain that others had to go through when going over my thread a few months back...

Your's only one page so far, but was enough to make my finger tired from clicking endlessly...
and it was frustrating to never see the end of it LOL ...

Thanks for posting!!! AWEsoME trip that you were able to share with your GF and cousin!

I am very curious as to why the Swiss border patrol didn't like your GoPro on your car ???

I just saw your post just now it took me over half a hour to get through all the pics!!
I know it's not easy and very time consuming to resize all the photos!

Congrats on your Trip! now the wait LOL

but this community is here for you buddy!
(edit: you've been here longer than i am, so i didn't need to tell you that 0

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      08-28-2012, 01:44 AM   #10

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thanks I feel like Ive been on a Europeans vacation now in my new car. BTW your car is sweet and I dont want to say ugly but that new body style and front end on the 1 series is very strange looking.
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Originally Posted by lukeb817 View Post
Me too! Crashed firefox for me. Another epic ED thread to rival DrivenbyE30's thread--his crashed my browser several times too.

Congrats to the OP-- I'm envious, still kicking myself for cutting my ED trip so short.
Me three. I've got a quad-core iMac with 16GB of RAM and even my computer couldn't handle it. Mine didn't crash, but I had to wait 5 minutes for the page to load! Although, maybe that was my Internet connection hanging and not my computer since all of these images means huge amounts of meg being downloaded.

That said, don't sweat it. AWESOME photos. Cannot wait to get my EBII M Sport ActiveHybrid 3!
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Seems like you had a great trip, i picked up my Msport 335 on the 13th as well! Just drove down to Monaco. Awesome trip and even better car!
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great write up.
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Thanx for sharing.

Were you stoned on this pic or what?It's not very clear

This is were I met my wife for the first time some years ago already. Dam square.
You see two trees in front of the Bijenkorf , @ the left tree I met her for the first time(exit/entrance Bijenkorf) LOL , I'm not kidding.

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Awesome ED! And the car looks great!
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op, where is Swissvax and what did it cost?
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I think you used my entire data plan loading those pics on my smartphone. J/K. Your trip seem legen- wait for it..... dary!!! Congrats and hopefully the time will pass by like nothing until your car gets here.
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Originally Posted by E46M54325Ci View Post
op, where is Swissvax and what did it cost?
There are many locations throughout Europe, I went to the main facility at their headquarters in Fallanden, Switzerland; about 30 minutes outside of Zurich.

Tämperlistrasse 3, 8117 Fällanden, Switzerland

the paintwork treatment is 590 Swiss Franks.
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Awesome post! I'll be going to some of the same places for my ED in less than two weeks!
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Excellent thread. Congrats on a fun trip and your new F30.


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Thank you so sharing so many pics of your amazing Euro-delivery experience and your journey through Europe. Your images have brought back many good memories !
You also clearly have some decent photography talent that I hope you will have the opportunity to develop.

Thanks again and congrats on your stunning new M Sport !!
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