F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > General F30 Sedan / F32 Coupe / F36 Gran Coupe Forum > M-Sport clobbering Sportline?
Steve Thomas BMW
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-22-2012, 09:41 AM   #1
Redztone
Private
4

 
Drives: 2002 325i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA


Posts: 53
iTrader: (0)

M-Sport clobbering Sportline?

So is everyone and their mother ordering M-Sport over the Sportline trim, or is it just the nature of an enthusiast forum that it would APPEAR everyone is?

Up until M-Sport came out, seemed like the majority of orders and deliveries posted were Sportline. Now you barely ever see them!

Just curious if anyone knows what the actual market trend looks like.
__________________
Driving: 2013 335i, Sport Line, Premium, Dynamic Handling, Sport Auto, Mineral Gray, Black Leather, Aluminum Brush with Black Highlight
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
bmwdrvr13
Enlisted Member
1

 
Drives: 328i
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: VA


Posts: 43
iTrader: (0)

I ordered the sportline 328. No regrets although the m sport is a looker as well.
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2012, 09:53 AM   #3
SamS
Brigadier General
61

 
SamS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 ActiveHybrid 3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Dallas, TX


Posts: 4,551
iTrader: (0)

Probably has more to do with the fact that this is an enthusiast board. I've only seen one M-sport at the dealer, and none on the roads.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2012, 09:55 AM   #4
ric124
Lieutenant Colonel
Jamaica
28

 
ric124's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 335i SP 6MT
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: South Florida


Posts: 1,556
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
From what I notice on the road around South FL, in order of most popular to least

No Line - I will see like 10 of these per day
M-Sport
Sport
Luxury
Modern - Seen like 2 of these on the road
Active Hybrid - Not a line but I saw 1
__________________
Timeline: 335i Sport W/ Adaptive M suspension| Sport Variable steering| Technology PKG| HK Sound PKG| BMW apps| BMW Assist| Sport line hand brake grip| M Performance black kidneys|
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2012, 10:11 AM   #5
ItsmeAnuj
New Member
1

 
Drives: Honda s2000
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NNJ


Posts: 16
iTrader: (0)

I live in north nj where I see a ton of the current gen 5-series and e90s. I rarely see the f30 on the road, regardless of trim.
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2012, 10:31 AM   #6
fshubert
First Lieutenant
4

 
fshubert's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 F30 335i
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Northwest NJ


Posts: 320
iTrader: (0)

All a matter of taste and who posts. I looked at the M-Sport package and opted for Sportline due to if I was going to have the M badge, it would be on a true M car. I just need to come to terms with the cost adder for that badge. Who knows. I get a new car every 3 years. Maybe an M is in the future come 2015. Will have to see how the new M3 sedans look and are priced. But for all the 3-series cars I see on the road, I'm the rarity with the F30 and for all the E90's I see, fewer than 10% are M-Sport. I think many those who post on this site are the enthusiasts with the M-Sport and Sportline packages. But in the end, all are 3-series lovers.
__________________
2013 F30 335i | Sportline | Imperial Blue Metallic | Black Dakota | 6-speed | HK | Cold | Premium | 19" Staggered Sports | M-Performance Exhaust
Previous loves:
2009 E90 335i
2007 E90 328xi
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2012, 11:12 AM   #7
steveL77
Private
2

 
Drives: 2013 335i M-Sport
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: New York


Posts: 65
iTrader: (0)

I've yet to see one msport on the roads here on Long Island. In fact I rarely see an f30's.
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2012, 11:31 AM   #8
justinnum1
Brigadier General
61

 
Drives: 2013 335i Msport
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: South Florida


Posts: 4,005
iTrader: (0)

i have seen one other eb2 in south florida(weston actually)
a ton of no lines
a few sportlines(maybe 10)
__________________
F30 335i Msport Estoril Blue/Black leather sport auto. black grills, Performance Exhaust, HK,
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2012, 11:37 AM   #9
Ron Scott
Captain
29

 
Drives: 2013 335 M Sport
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Long Island


Posts: 631
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by steveL77 View Post
I've yet to see one msport on the roads here on Long Island. In fact I rarely see an f30's.
Saw my first F30 on the LIE last week and got in front of it for about 3 miles. DID NOT LIKE the front end look AT ALL. Busy-/Dirty-looking between the headlights and grill. And the lower line across the bottom wasn't happening IMO. More dopey than aggressive looking. A Sport Line.

I moved over to let him pass the rest of the car and the rear looked pretty good.

I ordered an M Sport but that will only take care of the lower line issue.

It wasn't a happy spotting...
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2012, 11:55 AM   #10
howiegu
Member
United_States
2

 
howiegu's Avatar
 
Drives: 13' 335xi Msport
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New England


Posts: 126
iTrader: (0)

Mine is the only one in town thus far when I picked it up three weeks ago.

Reasons being, according to my dealer, the M-sport was only started production in July, which was when I ordered. Other lines have been available for a while.

Will see more over time
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2012, 12:01 PM   #11
Redztone
Private
4

 
Drives: 2002 325i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA


Posts: 53
iTrader: (0)

I have only seen 4 on Atlanta roads since they came out. But, I work from home so no regular commute. No m-sport sightings.
__________________
Driving: 2013 335i, Sport Line, Premium, Dynamic Handling, Sport Auto, Mineral Gray, Black Leather, Aluminum Brush with Black Highlight
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2012, 12:50 PM   #12
Vector Pilot
Lieutenant
United_States
6

 
Vector Pilot's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Z4 28i
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Chicago Metro


Posts: 420
iTrader: (0)

Since arriving on the market, my dealer is selling F30,s all Lines, but have only seen five on the road. One Sport-Line, two Lux, three base. However it's worth noting, the dealer is selling large numbers of five series.
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2012, 01:58 PM   #13
Boosted John
Internet Ninja
12

 
Boosted John's Avatar
 
Drives: 13 AH3
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Jax, Fl


Posts: 622
iTrader: (0)

I ordered a M sport... hopefully it will be here before the end of the year..
__________________
2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 /// Msport Pkg. M performance fornt lip, Black Kidney Grills, H&R Sport Springs, BBS CH-R

Appreciate 0
      11-22-2012, 02:33 PM   #14
BMoutlaW
Team Blop
United_States
14

 
BMoutlaW's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 328i M-sport
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Renton, Washington


Posts: 253
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by fshubert View Post
All a matter of taste and who posts. I looked at the M-Sport package and opted for Sportline due to if I was going to have the M badge, it would be on a true M car. I just need to come to terms with the cost adder for that badge. Who knows. I get a new car every 3 years. Maybe an M is in the future come 2015. Will have to see how the new M3 sedans look and are priced. But for all the 3-series cars I see on the road, I'm the rarity with the F30 and for all the E90's I see, fewer than 10% are M-Sport. I think many those who post on this site are the enthusiasts with the M-Sport and Sportline packages. But in the end, all are 3-series lovers.
You do know that there is no real m badge on any of the m-sports right? Except a tiny one on the steering wheel. I prefer the body style and the fact that its lower. That being said I am a young guy who likes flashy things yet still want the amazing mpg, either way I really like the new 3 series definitely an improvement from the e9x's
__________________
Finally Famous!
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2012, 03:02 PM   #15
DarkTrigger
Professional
United_States
13

 
DarkTrigger's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i MPPK
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: LB, SoCal


Posts: 973
iTrader: (0)

I actually see way more 5 series in LA. The only f30 I've seen here are bases, not even a sport. I think the people on this board are ones that MUST have an M-sport because of the looks.

One reason why I got the M-sport was for the color exclusivity. Everyone and their mom has a 3 series here (including my mom!). I love the EBII.
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2012, 03:38 PM   #16
snowghost
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
26

 
snowghost's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 335i M-Sport 6MT
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SoCal


Posts: 1,928
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BMoutlaW View Post
You do know that there is no real m badge on any of the m-sports right? Except a tiny one on the steering wheel. I prefer the body style and the fact that its lower. That being said I am a young guy who likes flashy things yet still want the amazing mpg, either way I really like the new 3 series definitely an improvement from the e9x's
Door sills have the ///M as well as foot rest and wheels.
__________________
F30 Sapphire Black 335i 6MT|2PE|4AB|LCSW|ZDH|ZMM|ZPP|ZCW|ZDA|ZDB|ZTP|5AC|4 15|688|Dinan Stage 1 Suspension and Shockware ECU tune
Previously - F30 335i, E46 M3, E39 530i, E46 325i
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2012, 04:13 PM   #17
bnekic
First Lieutenant
7

 
Drives: 2013 328i xDrive Sport Line
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cleveland, OH


Posts: 368
iTrader: (0)

I ordered the Sportline since I wanted fog lights and I actually like the look of the bumper. The M-sport bumper just makes it look like a fake M3...sorry.
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2012, 04:21 PM   #18
40oz.
Enlisted Member
2

 
Drives: F30 335I, E46 325CI, E87 118d
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Cambridge, UK


Posts: 46
iTrader: (0)

The only one I've seen around where I live besides mine is sitting on the dealers showroom floor. The other military folk seem mostly to be picking up sportlines.
__________________
M Sport , 6MT, Alpine White, Leather Dakota Black, Aluminum hex trim w/gloss black highlight, Premium Package, Tech Package, Cold Weather Package, 18in Wheels With Mixed Performance Tires
http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=722977
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2012, 04:24 PM   #19
NiceNotRiceBMW
Private
5

 
Drives: 2012 Mineral Grey Sport 328i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: New Jersey


Posts: 79
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ItsmeAnuj
I live in north nj where I see a ton of the current gen 5-series and e90s. I rarely see the f30 on the road, regardless of trim.
+1
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2012, 04:42 PM   #20
BMoutlaW
Team Blop
United_States
14

 
BMoutlaW's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 328i M-sport
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Renton, Washington


Posts: 253
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by snowghost View Post
Door sills have the ///M as well as foot rest and wheels.
Basically all of the places that are not visible on the car lol
__________________
Finally Famous!
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2012, 07:28 PM   #21
hans007
Second Lieutenant
2

 
Drives: 2013 328i estoril blue
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: culver city, ca


Posts: 272
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkTrigger View Post
I actually see way more 5 series in LA. The only f30 I've seen here are bases, not even a sport. I think the people on this board are ones that MUST have an M-sport because of the looks.

One reason why I got the M-sport was for the color exclusivity. Everyone and their mom has a 3 series here (including my mom!). I love the EBII.
the color exclusivity thing AND that awesome steering wheel.

plus it does look nice. the rims look nice. yes its $1200ish but i think worth it. dont think i'd be getting an F30 if it wasnt for m-sport honestly.
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2012, 07:29 PM   #22
justinnum1
Brigadier General
61

 
Drives: 2013 335i Msport
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: South Florida


Posts: 4,005
iTrader: (0)

eb2 ftw
__________________
F30 335i Msport Estoril Blue/Black leather sport auto. black grills, Performance Exhaust, HK,
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:37 AM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST