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      09-18-2012, 01:06 AM   #265
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(F30) Official ESTORIL BLUE II F30 Photo Thread

So on Saturday finally picked up my 2013 335i M sport which had been waiting at the dealership for me for 3 weeks. This replaces my 2010 535i and also have a 2012 X5 Sport Activity for cargo and a '99 Miata for fun.


Spec of car
335i M Sport RWD in EBII with black interior and 400M 18" wheels
Aluminium Hexagon interior trim with Estoril Blue matte highlight trim finishers

PACKAGES
Cold Weather ZCW $950
Premium ZPP $2,200
Technology ZTP $3,100
Driver Assistance ZDA $1,900

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Sport auto trans with shift paddles 2TB $500
Automatic high beams 5AC $250
Harman Kardon sound system 688 $875

TOTAL MSRP: $57,220
SALE PRICE: $53,715 (about $500 over invoice)
Ended up adding wheel/tire protection insurance for another $1100 or so.


Sequence of events:
23 June Placed order for car at BMW of Newton NJ. Said I wanted it for mid-September (family and travel reasons for delay).
30 June Finally got allocation from dealership in Florida for build, and production number from BMW.
10 July Start of production - received VIN - took approx 10 days
Shipped to port at Germany and waiting at port for approx 10 days
1 Aug (approx) On ship Mellenius Fidelio from Germany to NJ
15 Aug Ship docks at port in NJ
20 Aug Car arrives at dealership two weeks earlier than I expected
14 Sep ASS programmed to remember last selection
15 Sep I finally see the car - WOW - first time seeing EBII in real life. Drive gently home.
17 Sep Currently at 350 miles of careful break-in driving in Eco-Pro and Comfort to keep revs down.


One interesting item - I asked for all-season tires if possible as a slight preference over summer tires, but I wanted to keep the staggered layout (225/45 at front, 255/40 at rear). This cannot be done by the usual ordering process but my CA called BMW in Germany and said their computers could accept it. I wasn't sure if this would be handled correctly until the car arrived at the dealership and the sales manager confirmed over the phone the Continental all-season run-flats with the staggered layout.


First Impressions during break-in period
So nimble and fluid compared to my 535i
Incredible steering wheel - worth a chunk of the $ for M Sport right here, perfect diameter, thickness and texture
Amazing gadgetry - HUD much better than our X5, excellent auto high-beams, bright and clear cameras all-round, HK sound worth it
Incredible fuel economy in Eco-Pro with gentle foot (30+ mpg) during break-in
Wonderful seats - everyone should get the 3 series in Sport line or M Sport just for the fully adjustable seats (my 535 didn't have this but the X5 does)
Very fast acting paddle-shifts (using to vary engine rpm on highways during break-in)


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      09-18-2012, 10:25 PM   #266
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Front reflectors were perfect - Thanks to Nate @ iND for getting them here so fast.

Interesting note. On the US F30, BMW drills the reflector holes AFTER painting the bumper, which I believe is different than the E9x method.

I know this because once the stock reflectors are removed, the Estoril paint cuts off directly at the edge of the hole and this horrible brown/gray inner-bumper material crap is exposed. So make sure your reflectors are a perfect fit, or else you'll end up with a really weird look.



Also, make sure you use the sun or a heating gun or a blow dryer to your advantage. I put my F30 towards the sun for only a few mins and the reflectors literally popped out.
Gerbs, Glad to hear the reflectors from IND are good. I got mine from there - just need my car to get here now! When you say the reflectors popped out easily with heat, can you tell me more of what I need to do for the installation? Do I need to go in through the wheel well area to do this modification from there or is this done from the outside of the fender? Any instructions/tips you can send me for installation would be helpful.
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      09-19-2012, 04:24 PM   #267
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I do have another few pictures from a Estoril Blue 335iA M-sport; now outside a car show..., with Performance Parts blackened grille:















Together with its Japanrot predecessor:

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      09-19-2012, 04:31 PM   #268
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love the performance grill
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      09-19-2012, 05:22 PM   #269
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I do have another few pictures from a Estoril Blue 335iA M-sport; now outside a car show..., with Performance Parts blackened grille:
Very nice photos ! Love those 18" 400M wheels ! You can sure tell from the way this car sits that it is not a Xdrive.
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      09-27-2012, 11:28 PM   #270
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Just got the wheels painted, Tint completed & Grills installed. Looks a little high in these pics, less so when my fat ass is in the car...




This is a fun car!

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      09-28-2012, 08:49 PM   #271
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I'm sorry but I'm too stupid to add photos here, in my profile I uploaded 4 photos ...

are installed
Grill PP (PP = Performance)
PP strips Interoir
PP mirror caps
PP brakes in orange
PP gear lever
PP handbrake grip
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      09-29-2012, 12:29 PM   #272
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(F30) Official ESTORIL BLUE II F30 Photo Thread

In case anyone want to know how they look like

Dealer required 4,5H of work
And minimum 1H of ecu reprogramming , mine took 3H , as it need full reprogramming of DSC
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      10-01-2012, 03:54 PM   #274
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      10-02-2012, 06:54 PM   #275
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Just put my winter wheels on for this season.
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      10-03-2012, 12:23 PM   #276
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I'm not sure how I will be able to stay sane waiting 2 months for my car...
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Anyone else get conti sport contact 5's on their 400m wheels?
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Picked up this morning. Awesome car! The 19's look even better in person
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From my "delivered" thread

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Some fun with Panorama:



And a little fun with filters:
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From my "delivered" thread
This picture is sweet with the "3" sign in the background.
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This picture is sweet with the "3" sign in the background.
Thanks

What's funny is, I didn't plan that. I didn't realize until I pulled them up on my computer lol
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      10-09-2012, 12:59 PM   #282
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Just put my winter wheels on for this season.
how about a few more pics with the black winter set on...
I am probably going to order mine soon. What wheel is that (size, brand...)
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      10-09-2012, 05:25 PM   #283
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I really kind of surprised at the lack of EBII on Coral Red. Just placed my order a few days ago and am still waiting on allocation, but I'll be sure to post my pics in however many long painful weeks it takes for the car to get here!
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First shot taken in dealership prep room. Picked up tonight

335 xdrive
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Premium Package
premium sound
heated seats
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(F30) Official ESTORIL BLUE II F30 Photo Thread

Hi Guys,
Wanted to share a few shots of my recent Euro Delivery adventure.

Leaving the Welt


Grossglockner High Alpine Road (Austria)








Some shots from other photographers when I did my lap at Nurburgring.

Photography Credit: Rike67


Photography Credit: Michaela


Photography Credit: Tourifotos.de
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