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      02-01-2012, 03:40 AM   #1
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Cool F30 US Press Launch: Sport Lines in Alpine White, Glacier Silver and Melbourne Red

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The most prevalent model brought out by BMW NA to the US Press Launch is the Sport Line model (in both 328i and 335i forms), which makes sense considering that half the event consists of a track day at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Here are photos of an Alpine White, Glacier Silver, and Melbourne Red sport line models. For a comparison of the different F30 lines, see our F30 Lines Guide.


Alpine White 328i Sport Line

Glacier Silver 335i Sport Line

Melbourne Red 335i Sport Line

Melbourne Red 335i Sport Line





The following is a summary of the F30 Sport Line:

Sport Line

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Exterior
  • 17" light-alloy wheels double-spoke 392, or
  • 18" light-alloy wheels double-spoke 397 in bi-color Ferric Grey, highly polished (standard on 328i and 335i)
  • Front and rear bumpers with specific features in high-gloss Black
  • BMW kidney grille with 8 slats in high-gloss Black
  • Exterior mirror caps in vehicle colour or, optionally, in high-gloss Black
  • B-pillar and window uprights in Black, high-gloss
  • “Sport” lettering along the side
  • Tailpipe trim in Black, chrome-plated

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Interior
  • Door sill finishers in aluminium with “BMW Sport” lettering
  • Sport seats for driver and front passenger
  • Sport leather steering wheel with red contrast stitching
  • Interior illumination with variable colour effects in
    Orange-Red or White – selected via the iDrive Controller
  • Speedometer and rev counter with red Chrono scales and
    red contrasting ring
  • Chrome trim on air conditioning and radio controls
  • Driving Experience Control, with additional Sport+ mode
  • Car key with Red trim


Others
  • Sport suspension standard


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      02-01-2012, 12:29 PM   #2
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so anthracite track cloth is coming to he USA? ^^
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so anthracite track cloth is coming to he USA? ^^
No. US will not get that. Those are international options.
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good stuff.
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so anthracite track cloth is coming to he USA? ^^
Errr... no.
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Jason, do you know if the front amber reflectors are flush like on the E90/92 or are they raised?
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Are all these Sport Line press cars wearing the optional 19s? It looks like they are, but it can be a little difficult to tell the difference between the Sport Line 18s and the 19s.
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Are all these Sport Line press cars wearing the optional 19s? It looks like they are, but it can be a little difficult to tell the difference between the Sport Line 18s and the 19s.
You can tell easily by how the 18's split spokes come together in a half circle at the end (in the middle of the wheel).


These are 18's





These are 19's

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Jason, do you know if the front amber reflectors are flush like on the E90/92 or are they raised?
The amber reflectors in the bumpers are flush


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Yeah, Jason, I was just having tough a time telling the difference with the cars in the pics. Thought maybe you knew off the top of your head.

Looking a little closer, it appears to me like this:

AW 328i Sport = 18s
GS 335i Sport = 18s
MR 335i Sport #1 = 18s
MR 335i Sport #2 = 19s

Edit: Upon further examination it appears there are two different GS cars too - one with the 18s and one with the 19s.

Anyone else agree with my list, or am I off?
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Wow

I'm digging that Alpine White exterior, and the Coral red interior looks phenomenal. I think I'd prefer the Piano black trim to the Brushed Aluminium, sporty but still classy.
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No. US will not get that. Those are international options.

Im sure it's been said before but this is why sometimes I wish the site news was split into US and International. That way we wont get only to find out (as usual) that we're getting defecated on
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I like the silver one. It's a good thing I recently bought a 2011 335i!
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Why there is no black stitching on the coral red seats?
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Thumbs up

I love the 19's!! and how they*(the spokes) flare out at the outer edge circle (as opposed to and compared to the 18's spokes, which have perpendicular connections to the rim's edge)

Am very glad to have switch to the 19's on my Lux order
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Wow. Glacier Silver looking hot. I may have to go with this one. Still up in the air on whether to upgrade to 19"s.
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Nice! Was there an M3 at this event? in that case as a pace car or what?
Looking out of the glacier silver 335 at img 36 I think I clearly see an M3 badge on the car in front (red one)
Or is it just me?
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Nice! Was there an M3 at this event? in that case as a pace car or what?
Looking out of the glacier silver 335 at img 36 I think I clearly see an M3 badge on the car in front (red one)
Or is it just me?
There were two M3s there - E90 and E92. Both were just being used by Joey Hand and Bill Auberlin to take folks out for some hotlaps on Laguna Seca.
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I actually like the design on the 18s better than the 19s. on the other hand 18's are just about small enough to be on a wheelbarrow
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There were two M3s there - E90 and E92. Both were just being used by Joey Hand and Bill Auberlin to take folks out for some hotlaps on Laguna Seca.

Ah, thanks! Wish I could have been there.

Launch here at Santa Land (at least with my dealer) is in just about a week.
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Now we are talking my kind of colors.
The white 328i sport manual would make a nice economical daily driver. Red interior is working on me though...maybe one day I will cave for the enthusiast statement and heck of it.
Now how do I get an invite to one of these events??
The last time a got to belt someone else's car on a track was in 2008...
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Yeah, Jason, I was just having tough a time telling the difference with the cars in the pics. Thought maybe you knew off the top of your head.

Looking a little closer, it appears to me like this:

AW 328i Sport = 18s
GS 335i Sport = 18s
MR 335i Sport #1 = 18s
MR 335i Sport #2 = 19s

Edit: Upon further examination it appears there are two different GS cars too - one with the 18s and one with the 19s.

Anyone else agree with my list, or am I off?
Bang on!
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