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 > Regional Forums > UK > xDrive Tourer
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-05-2013, 11:59 AM   #23
davyk31
Brigadier General
 
Drives: Audi SQ5 & Golf GTD
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Northern Ireland

Posts: 4,429
iTrader: (0)

Don't do the black wheels .......... but of course thats a very personal opinion but I'm just not a lover of black wheels on any car, looses all the definition and style of the wheel and can just look very dull.
davyk31 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2013, 12:04 PM   #24
RobUK
Major
 
RobUK's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 328i Lux' 8SAT, Red
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sussex, UK

Posts: 1,100
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by davyk31 View Post
Don't do the black wheels .......... but of course thats a very personal opinion but I'm just not a lover of black wheels on any car, looses all the definition and style of the wheel and can just look very dull.
+1

I've only ever seen one car and that was a white 130i which had gloss black alloys but the edge of the rim was polished metal and the whole combination worked, but for the most part black wheels make the car look like something out of RoboCop. That said, could be that's the look the owner was going for
__________________

2012 F30 328i Lux', 8SAT, Melbourne Red
RobUK is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2013, 12:18 PM   #25
zorroone
Lieutenant
 
Drives: F31 MSport 330dxdrive
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Belfast

Posts: 525
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Cow Pat View Post
I went into the dealer this afternoon to fine tune my order. I've now added Black Kidney Grilles, Black Exhaust Pipe Trims, Black Alloys (400M) and Black Merino Individual Leather.

Saw a car with an individual interior in the showroom SO SOFT compared to the standard rhino skin!!

I'm possibly going to place my order by the end of the week as I am going away mid June and would like the car by then. I think it is a 12 week build for an individual car.
Obviously you feel the Merino leather is worth the 1215 extra, I didn't have an opportunity to compare the two so do you and any one else on the forum with the knowledge really think it is worth the extra?
zorroone is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2013, 01:41 PM   #26
gavmobile
New Member
 
Drives: V70 D5
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: London

Posts: 28
iTrader: (0)

I ordered a 320d M Sport xDrive touring the day after they were officially announced.

A different engine to a 330d obviously and a choice I hope I won't regret but I got a 10% discount without too much effort. End of March/early April delivery, so close to 12 weeks for an xdrive (was quoted 1st March for an s drive from same dealer)
gavmobile is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2013, 01:51 PM   #27
Banksy
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: F31 335d X-Drive MSport
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Surrey

Posts: 230
iTrader: (0)

Mind me asking where you ordered from?
Banksy is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2013, 02:24 PM   #28
F30AM
Brigadier General
 
F30AM's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 330d M Sport sDrive
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: London, UK

Posts: 4,117
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Cow Pat View Post
I went into the dealer this afternoon to fine tune my order. I've now added Black Kidney Grilles, Black Exhaust Pipe Trims, Black Alloys (400M) and Black Merino Individual Leather.

Saw a car with an individual interior in the showroom SO SOFT compared to the standard rhino skin!!

I'm possibly going to place my order by the end of the week as I am going away mid June and would like the car by then. I think it is a 12 week build for an individual car.
My fabulous advice was heeded! Now can I sample your hide?
But then you went for the other black bits 'n pieces and I lost faith.
Black wheels? Nooooooooooooooooooooo.
__________________
Present: Superman 330d sDrive M Sport + Toys (Auto Car: 0-60 in 5.5s, 0-100 in 14.2s, 30-70 in 5.1s)
Ordered: Red Tornado Golf 7R 5 Dr, DSG + Toys (Top Gear: 0-60 in 4.5s, 0-100 in 11.5s, 30-70 in 4.0s)

Last edited by F30AM; 02-05-2013 at 02:31 PM.
F30AM is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2013, 02:29 PM   #29
gavmobile
New Member
 
Drives: V70 D5
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: London

Posts: 28
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Banksy View Post
Mind me asking where you ordered from?
Not sure of the etiquette in naming in public so I've sent you a PM
gavmobile is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2013, 03:04 PM   #30
Captain Cow Pat
Lieutenant
 
Captain Cow Pat's Avatar
 
Drives: VO F31 330d xDrive M Sport
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Hampshire, UK

Posts: 497
iTrader: (0)

Had some bad news about my paint job (cost) so am going to have to amend the amount of black that I sprinkle over the car. Out with the black wheels, black kidneys and exhaust trim.
Captain Cow Pat is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2013, 03:28 PM   #31
venkata
Lieutenant
 
venkata's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 320D MSport EBII
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Lancashire

Posts: 554
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Cow Pat
Had some bad news about my paint job (cost) so am going to have to amend the amount of black that I sprinkle over the car. Out with the black wheels, black kidneys and exhaust trim.
Wow how bad was the cost!!! Suppose they're things you could always do at a later date?
__________________
Gone: E46 320D Sport | Silver Grey | Xenon | Heated Leather | Rain Sensors | M Sports package II
Driving: http://mybmw.co.uk/x1j0z7b7 | F30 320D ///M-Sport | EBII | Black Leather | Visibility Pack | Adaptive Suspension | Media Pro Pack | | Enhanced Bluetooth | BMW Apps | Sports Auto | Sun Protection Glass | EU6 BluePerformance Diesel | Black Performance Grill | Performance Spoiler |
venkata is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2013, 03:30 PM   #32
Captain Cow Pat
Lieutenant
 
Captain Cow Pat's Avatar
 
Drives: VO F31 330d xDrive M Sport
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Hampshire, UK

Posts: 497
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by venkata View Post
Wow how bad was the cost!!! Suppose they're things you could always do at a later date?

700 more than I was originally told and the paint job has an 8 week lead time!!!
Captain Cow Pat is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2013, 03:33 PM   #33
venkata
Lieutenant
 
venkata's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 320D MSport EBII
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Lancashire

Posts: 554
iTrader: (0)

8 week lead time just for the paint!!!! Yikes
__________________
Gone: E46 320D Sport | Silver Grey | Xenon | Heated Leather | Rain Sensors | M Sports package II
Driving: http://mybmw.co.uk/x1j0z7b7 | F30 320D ///M-Sport | EBII | Black Leather | Visibility Pack | Adaptive Suspension | Media Pro Pack | | Enhanced Bluetooth | BMW Apps | Sports Auto | Sun Protection Glass | EU6 BluePerformance Diesel | Black Performance Grill | Performance Spoiler |
venkata is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2013, 03:38 PM   #34
Captain Cow Pat
Lieutenant
 
Captain Cow Pat's Avatar
 
Drives: VO F31 330d xDrive M Sport
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Hampshire, UK

Posts: 497
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by zorroone View Post
Obviously you feel the Merino leather is worth the 1215 extra, I didn't have an opportunity to compare the two so do you and any one else on the forum with the knowledge really think it is worth the extra?
When you look at the standard leather it looks like it has large scales over it and is rough and stiff to the touch (OH MATRON). But when you look at the Merino it is completely smooth and soft and flexible. The amount of detailing in the seat is also high along with the door cards which have a sort of basket weave look to them. The seats have contrasting stitching and piping.

I will try and upload some picture later if I can.
Captain Cow Pat is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2013, 03:39 PM   #35
Captain Cow Pat
Lieutenant
 
Captain Cow Pat's Avatar
 
Drives: VO F31 330d xDrive M Sport
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Hampshire, UK

Posts: 497
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by venkata View Post
8 week lead time just for the paint!!!! Yikes
But then it is non-standard for the car
Captain Cow Pat is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2013, 04:09 PM   #36
F30AM
Brigadier General
 
F30AM's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 330d M Sport sDrive
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: London, UK

Posts: 4,117
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Cow Pat View Post
Had some bad news about my paint job (cost) so am going to have to amend the amount of black that I sprinkle over the car. Out with the black wheels, black kidneys and exhaust trim.
There's a God in Heaven.

I'm glad you are ditching the black grille, black exhaust and those horrible black wheels. Individual leather is a must with your Orange Car unless you change the external colour to EBII and get Coral Red Hippo Hide. For me, it's the best combination both price wise and looks wise.

So how much is the total cost of the Valencia Orange Paintwork? Remember with these special colours you will have a hell of a job to repair damaged paintwork. Is it worth the extra agro and expense? IMO, not really.
__________________
Present: Superman 330d sDrive M Sport + Toys (Auto Car: 0-60 in 5.5s, 0-100 in 14.2s, 30-70 in 5.1s)
Ordered: Red Tornado Golf 7R 5 Dr, DSG + Toys (Top Gear: 0-60 in 4.5s, 0-100 in 11.5s, 30-70 in 4.0s)
F30AM is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2013, 05:22 PM   #37
Captain Cow Pat
Lieutenant
 
Captain Cow Pat's Avatar
 
Drives: VO F31 330d xDrive M Sport
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Hampshire, UK

Posts: 497
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by F30AM View Post

So how much is the total cost of the Valencia Orange Paintwork? Remember with these special colours you will have a hell of a job to repair damaged paintwork. Is it worth the extra agro and expense? IMO, not really.
The cost is 1,950.

At least the colour is standard on 1 Series of cars. So is easy to get hold of. Its not a special as the normal individual colours like Moonstone, Tanzanite Blue or Smoked Topaz. Now those would be a complete pig to repair, with their depth of colour and sparkle.

As for the colour, I like bright colours and none of the standard colours are bright. Yes the Estoril Blue is lovely, but its not bright enough for me and I feel it will become very common. Whereas Valencia Orange will always be scares. Not many people want to be Tangoed.
Captain Cow Pat is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      02-05-2013, 05:51 PM   #38
Captain Cow Pat
Lieutenant
 
Captain Cow Pat's Avatar
 
Drives: VO F31 330d xDrive M Sport
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Hampshire, UK

Posts: 497
iTrader: (0)

Here are some poor quality pictures of both standard and individual seats.
As you can see there is quite a lot of additional work in the individual leather seats.

The individual seat are actually a dark chocolate colour.
Attached Images
        
Captain Cow Pat is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      02-06-2013, 02:38 AM   #39
rjberry
Captain
 
rjberry's Avatar
 
Drives: Moonstone 335d XDrive M Sport
Join Date: May 2012
Location: South Wales

Posts: 690
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Cow Pat View Post
When you look at the standard leather it looks like it has large scales over it and is rough and stiff to the touch (OH MATRON). But when you look at the Merino it is completely smooth and soft and flexible. The amount of detailing in the seat is also high along with the door cards which have a sort of basket weave look to them. The seats have contrasting stitching and piping.

I will try and upload some picture later if I can.
I can only agree, the feel and look of the Merino is quite different to the normal leather. It is very soft leather and smooth to the touch. I've got a few photos that show the pattern in the seats and on the doors on my old thread:

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=739329
__________________


335d XDrive M Sport Moonstone with Black Merino Leather interior
rjberry is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-06-2013, 12:40 PM   #40
Captain Cow Pat
Lieutenant
 
Captain Cow Pat's Avatar
 
Drives: VO F31 330d xDrive M Sport
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Hampshire, UK

Posts: 497
iTrader: (0)

Well I placed my order this afternoon, 8,000 deposit paid. Should be ready by 30/07/2013.

Now I only have to play the waiting game!!
Captain Cow Pat is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      02-06-2013, 03:11 PM   #41
///ajd
Colonel
 
///ajd's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 330d Touring
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: ...

Posts: 2,297
iTrader: (1)

capt, that will be a great colour; like you say its a standard 1m colour, so shouldn't be too bad to fix if needed (hopefully not!)

good that you are staying with 18"s too - i think they look better than the 19"s.

if fact, as a well specd f31 330d xdrive, its just what i'm after - sell it to me around dec 2014 please! pano roof and towbar (like my e91) will be very rare, plus hud too.

ps EBlueII and coral red leather? Its clashes doesn't it?
__________________
E91 330d Touring M Sport Auto 2006
225M 19" MV4 + Falken 453
M3 270M 18" rims + Vred Wintrac Extremes
100,000 miles

Last edited by ///ajd; 02-06-2013 at 03:17 PM.
///ajd is offline   France
0
Reply With Quote
      02-06-2013, 03:41 PM   #42
F30AM
Brigadier General
 
F30AM's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 330d M Sport sDrive
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: London, UK

Posts: 4,117
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Cow Pat View Post
Well I placed my order this afternoon, 8,000 deposit paid. Should be ready by 30/07/2013.

Now I only have to play the waiting game!!
Congratulations and felicitations. A big PAT on your back.

Black Individual Leather is truly beautiful. My favourite Individual. I only wish they had it in Coral Red. I'd have gone for that. Dakota Black Hippo Hide reminds me of the nasty stuff sold by Soho Sex Shops!!!

I've seen a couple of cars with the Black Dakota Hippo Hide and the seats are an eyesore IMO. Very Mini Cab/Munich taxi.

You'll have a very individual car with a superb set of options. Love Valencia Orange. Pity I could not afford it. The best F31 Tourer? Seems so. Ata boy!
__________________
Present: Superman 330d sDrive M Sport + Toys (Auto Car: 0-60 in 5.5s, 0-100 in 14.2s, 30-70 in 5.1s)
Ordered: Red Tornado Golf 7R 5 Dr, DSG + Toys (Top Gear: 0-60 in 4.5s, 0-100 in 11.5s, 30-70 in 4.0s)
F30AM is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-06-2013, 03:47 PM   #43
F30AM
Brigadier General
 
F30AM's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 330d M Sport sDrive
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: London, UK

Posts: 4,117
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ///ajd View Post
capt, that will be a great colour; like you say its a standard 1m colour, so shouldn't be too bad to fix if needed (hopefully not!)

good that you are staying with 18"s too - i think they look better than the 19"s.

if fact, as a well specd f31 330d xdrive, its just what i'm after - sell it to me around dec 2014 please! pano roof and towbar (like my e91) will be very rare, plus hud too.

ps EBlueII and coral red leather? Its clashes doesn't it?
No it does not. Go immediately to Specsavers.
__________________
Present: Superman 330d sDrive M Sport + Toys (Auto Car: 0-60 in 5.5s, 0-100 in 14.2s, 30-70 in 5.1s)
Ordered: Red Tornado Golf 7R 5 Dr, DSG + Toys (Top Gear: 0-60 in 4.5s, 0-100 in 11.5s, 30-70 in 4.0s)
F30AM is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-07-2013, 03:32 AM   #44
davyk31
Brigadier General
 
Drives: Audi SQ5 & Golf GTD
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Northern Ireland

Posts: 4,429
iTrader: (0)

8000 deposit, wow

Thats a mega deposit but guess its because your car is so individual.

Anyway, sounds fantastic, roll on delivery day !!
davyk31 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
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 12:56 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