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      02-09-2012, 01:06 PM   #1
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2012 BMW 3 Series arrives in Markham, Ontario.

Yup, we now have the new F30 Sedans at our dealership as well. Can't put them in the showroom or PDI until Feb 11

The new 3er's is fantastic! Absolutely love it!









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      02-09-2012, 01:13 PM   #2
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At last, some pictures of a sapphireblack 335i Sportline.
Just like the one I ordered except for the wheels, the red strip on the dash(mine is black) and the headliner. And the autobox LOL.

Anyway, is this car still on the shipping blocks?

Thanx for sharing.
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      02-09-2012, 03:07 PM   #3
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Yup, the car is still in Shipping blocks the first batch coming to Canada are all Automatics, the 6-Spd is coming to us in a bit.
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Hey Kv12, I live in Ottawa, our dealers aren't getting any yet. Can I buy from you? or are all your first shipments spoken for?
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Can't put them in the showroom or PDI until Feb 11

Why?

The others dealers in the GTA that have their allocation have vehicles on the showroom already
Saw a 328 in Thornhill
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Can't put them in the showroom or PDI until Feb 11

Why?

The others dealers in the GTA that have their allocation have vehicles on the showroom already
Saw a 328 in Thornhill
Where I live, tomorrow is feb 11th.
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      02-10-2012, 02:05 PM   #7
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Can't put them in the showroom or PDI until Feb 11 Why? The others dealers in the GTA that have their allocation have vehicles on the showroom already Saw a 328 in Thornhill

Dealers in Canada is individually owned, I am guessing they wanted to show it early. But we are getting ours ready now and hopefully it is in the showroom soon. If it is not in the show room I will be happy to bring anyone outside to see the car.

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      02-13-2012, 07:33 PM   #8
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It is now in the showroom!



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      02-13-2012, 11:14 PM   #9
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It is now in the showroom!



Hi Is this jet black or saphire?
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      02-14-2012, 12:44 AM   #10
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Hi Is this jet black or saphire?
Saphire, check hood. You can see metallic in it. Jet Black isn't being build until March.
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      02-15-2012, 02:33 PM   #12
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It is now in the showroom!



Hey KV12

Can you give the inside scoop on 320i? When approx will it arrive at your dealership? Ive leased a 323i 2010 from your dealership. I'm looking to get a 320i maxed out with options but it just burns to have to fork out $1600 for auto transmission. Hopefully repeat customers get something thrown in...
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Hey KV12

Can you give the inside scoop on 320i? When approx will it arrive at your dealership? Ive leased a 323i 2010 from your dealership. I'm looking to get a 320i maxed out with options but it just burns to have to fork out $1600 for auto transmission. Hopefully repeat customers get something thrown in...
I didn't know you have to put down $1600 for auto transmission? I thought 8 speed auto was standard or at least just the plain auto was standard! Then what's the point of getting a 320i when it's going to come up to something close to the 328i? Might as well go for the extra HP and get a 328i...

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      02-15-2012, 06:24 PM   #14
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I didn't know you have to put down $1600 for auto transmission? I thought 8 speed auto was standard or at least just the plain auto was standard! Then what's the point of getting a 320i when it's going to come up to something close to the 328i? Might as well go for the extra HP and get a 328i...

Well I think thats what they want you to do but I know for sure they will have a year end event where they will thrown in the auto tranny for free.

Here's a link to packages and pricing for canada http://tcbmw.blogspot.com/2012/01/pa...012-bmw-3.html
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Hey KV12

Can you give the inside scoop on 320i? When approx will it arrive at your dealership? Ive leased a 323i 2010 from your dealership. I'm looking to get a 320i maxed out with options but it just burns to have to fork out $1600 for auto transmission. Hopefully repeat customers get something thrown in...
Hi Bosz, all I can say is that the 320i and 320i xDrive will be out somewhere between May to July... I can't be too specific.

Auto is no charge for 328i and 335i... it will be $1600 more for those who wanted it in a 320i... also there will be no lines for the 320i.

I have seen it in person already (The 6-Speed version) it actually looks great for a no lines (lineless) car looks quite premium. The 6-Speed has slightly shorter throws compared with the E90.

I drove the F30 335i press car and it is exactly as great as the reviews say it is, the interior is a perfect blend of sporty and upscale fit and finish and materials. The N55 performs just as good as it does in the E90 and perhaps even better... it consumes less gas. Overall I was extremely impressed with the car

Maz335i: I agree with you, if you are looking for 8-spd Auto might as well do a 328i... And Bosz is right, there could be some "free automatic" incentive in the future, I predict this incentive won't come until mid to end of 2013.
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Hi Bosz, all I can say is that the 320i and 320i xDrive will be out somewhere between May to July... I can't be too specific.

Auto is no charge for 328i and 335i... it will be $1600 more for those who wanted it in a 320i... also there will be no lines for the 320i.

I have seen it in person already (The 6-Speed version) it actually looks great for a no lines (lineless) car looks quite premium. The 6-Speed has slightly shorter throws compared with the E90.

I drove the F30 335i press car and it is exactly as great as the reviews say it is, the interior is a perfect blend of sporty and upscale fit and finish and materials. The N55 performs just as good as it does in the E90 and perhaps even better... it consumes less gas. Overall I was extremely impressed with the car

Maz335i: I agree with you, if you are looking for 8-spd Auto might as well do a 328i... And Bosz is right, there could be some "free automatic" incentive in the future, I predict this incentive won't come until mid to end of 2013.
Since you've seen the lineless 320i, can you tell me if the steering wheel has any buttons on it? Bc according to the configurator, the interior picture that pops up has no buttons on the steering wheel! Like volume control etc

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Since you've seen the lineless 320i, can you tell me if the steering wheel has any buttons on it? Bc according to the configurator, the interior picture that pops up has no buttons on the steering wheel! Like volume control etc

Thnx
That's really strange that the 320i has no lines and limited options. In South Africa, the 320i can be specced with any of the available options, just as the 328i and 335i. It also has all lines and the standard spec of the 320i is exactly the same as the 328i and 335i (they all have quite generous standard spec too), with the exception of having different standard wheels.
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Since you've seen the lineless 320i, can you tell me if the steering wheel has any buttons on it? Bc according to the configurator, the interior picture that pops up has no buttons on the steering wheel! Like volume control etc

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The pre-production one had buttons on the wheel but the production one won't have it.
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That's really strange that the 320i has no lines and limited options. In South Africa, the 320i can be specced with any of the available options, just as the 328i and 335i. It also has all lines and the standard spec of the 320i is exactly the same as the 328i and 335i (they all have quite generous standard spec too), with the exception of having different standard wheels.
Yeah, in Canada the 320i is offered as an entry level model... it is basically the same N20 engine but detuned for better fuel economy rather then performance.

I haven't driven the 320i yet but I'd imagine to the everyday consumer they may not notice the difference but will welcome the improved fuel consumption.

With this in mind since the theme is simplicity and fuel economy here in Canada for the 320i only the lineless is offered.
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Yeah, in Canada the 320i is offered as an entry level model... it is basically the same N20 engine but detuned for better fuel economy rather then performance.
Not quite
The 320i has a different head for higher compression and different turbos.

Apart from the engine it also has a different gearbox, drive shafts and brakes to the 328i
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Not quite
The 320i has a different head for higher compression and different turbos.

Apart from the engine it also has a different gearbox, drive shafts and brakes to the 328i
Thanks for clarifying!
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