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      03-06-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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My 335i Luxury Line Mineral Grey has arrived

Some of you may have read my posts in the tracking forum, but last night my CA called to tell me they were able to get me 335i ready the day it arrived from the port. Of course I raced to the dealer to pick it up so I could drive it to work today one last time before my weekend (I'm off Wed/Thurs).

I just got around to doing a bit of a photo shoot outside in the afternoon sun. Excuse the fingerprints on the instrument panel glass. They must be from dealer prep guys as I haven't touched it yet, and they didn't become visbible until the sun hit the glass.
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      03-06-2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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Congratulations sir, that is one good looking car! Nice surprise that you got it early too!!

Will be great to hear more about it if you get time to post a review.
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BEAUTIFUL AWESOMENESS!





and nice cat by the way...
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and nice cat by the way...
LOL. The cat is cute though.

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      03-06-2012, 06:21 PM   #5
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nice ride, you are close to the NE Philly Airport? I know your 335i came with an alarm, but you may want to put the club on the steering wheel in that area.
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      03-06-2012, 06:32 PM   #6
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First questions for you!

How are the front seats? any support?
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who put on the wheels anti-theft lock? you or the dealer (bonus or standard)?
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Congrats...looks great!
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      03-06-2012, 07:54 PM   #8
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nice ride, you are close to the NE Philly Airport? I know your 335i came with an alarm, but you may want to put the club on the steering wheel in that area.
I'm a few miles from the airport, close to Abington. My area isn't bad at all, but it will be parked in a driveway/garage the vast majority of the time. I just brought it out to the street for good lighting for the photos. Besides, I've seen a few Cadillacs and Mercedes start showing up on my block recently.


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First questions for you!

How are the front seats? any support?
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who put on the wheels anti-theft lock? you or the dealer (bonus or standard)?
I think the front seats are great, but my previous car was a Chevy Malibu and I absolutely hated the driver's seat. After more than 30-60 minutes of driving my back was killing me. Those of you more accustomed to luxury car seats may have a different opinion.

I didn't put the anti-theft lock on the wheels, so the dealer must have. I assume its a standard feature they do as I've had locks on wheels for years on Chevys and didn't think anything of it.

Oh, and the cat is a stray that wanders around this general vicinity of my block. I guess he liked my new ride.
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How'd you get those non-Luxury line wheels?
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      03-06-2012, 08:38 PM   #10
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How'd you get those non-Luxury line wheels?
They're the Style 401 19" wheels with the staggered 225 front/255 rear setup. The Style 401s are an option ($950) on all lines.

My main reason for getting them was not liking the Luxury Line turbine wheels, but I like having the extra grip on the road too.
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They're the Style 401 19" wheels with the staggered 225 front/255 rear setup. The Style 401s are an option ($950) on all lines.

My main reason for getting them was not liking the Luxury Line turbine wheels, but I like having the extra grip on the road too.
nice choice, looks much better on the Lux line with the 19s. enjoy!
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      03-06-2012, 11:05 PM   #12
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I thought the extra passenger-side radiator was supposed to be a sport-line only feature.

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=637828
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      03-06-2012, 11:41 PM   #13
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They're the Style 401 19" wheels with the staggered 225 front/255 rear setup. The Style 401s are an option ($950) on all lines.

My main reason for getting them was not liking the Luxury Line turbine wheels, but I like having the extra grip on the road too.
Well then! If the BMWusa website wasn't such a pile of s**t and my CA borderline mentally handicapped, I'd have known about these and ordered them. But I guess BMW hates money.

Wait, actually it looks like they're listed for the 335 and not the 328. So you can't get them on the 328?
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Some of you may have read my posts in the tracking forum, but last night my CA called to tell me they were able to get me 335i ready the day it arrived from the port. Of course I raced to the dealer to pick it up so I could drive it to work today one last time before my weekend (I'm off Wed/Thurs).

I just got around to doing a bit of a photo shoot outside in the afternoon sun. Excuse the fingerprints on the instrument panel glass. They must be from dealer prep guys as I haven't touched it yet, and they didn't become visbible until the sun hit the glass.
Nice car! I love the wood grain trim and black leather. Enjoy it!
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      03-07-2012, 05:06 AM   #15
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Nice car congrats I have ordered a similar spec. Are you happy with the standard seats?
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      03-07-2012, 09:10 AM   #16
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Who was your salesman? I was working with david over there but I feel I can get better deals elsewhere.
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      03-07-2012, 09:26 AM   #17
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Wow MG Luxury plus the 401s, a very nice combo. Congrats. I'm not a big fan of the wood in the interior but that's just me. Congrats!
Do you have the sports suspension?

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I thought the extra passenger-side radiator was supposed to be a sport-line only feature.

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=637828
AFAIK any 335i has it.
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      03-07-2012, 09:37 AM   #18
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Thumbs up

Please review the 335i auto! must be leaps and bounds above the malibu

I love thos rims too, i have been waiting for my car since last November
i am now a bit over month time of wait for a similar car as yours!


You (and the cat) 've got good taste!
and stay safe out there!
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      03-07-2012, 11:14 AM   #19
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I'll try my best at a review, but bad traffic on I-95 both ways to and from work yesterday hampered my ability to get a decent feel for the car. In the afternoon it was on to photos and then playing with the EQ for the Harmon sound system.

The 8 speed auto is quite nice. I've driven only in Comfort mode so far (mainly because I forgot about Sport mode for some reason). I will say that in Comfort mode it felt like there was a bit of lag or unresponsiveness in first gear when accelerating from a stop. At second gear and on acceleration was swift and immediate when hitting the pedal. I'll have to try Sport Mode this afternoon and see if there's an appreciable difference. I only used DS once as well during my "test drive" when I picked it up from the dealer. I'm still getting used to the odd (to me) way the transmission knob works and the triple turn signals.

I had the Auto Stop/Start off most of the time, but decided to try it out a couple miles from yesterday. Only experienced it twice, but both times it worked flawlessly and the engine was ready before my foot moved from the brake to the gas. The whole car does shake a bit though during shutdown and startup.

I plugged my iPhone in to the car through an Apple cable (I have Nav and BMW assist so that works for me) and cranked some classic rock on way home from work yesterday. At that point, I hadn't touched the EQ for the Harmon system yet, only bumped the Treble up, and bass down a hair. Even then I was blown away by the sound quality (320kbps MP3s ripped from high fidelity remaster CDs of my favorite artist). Every instrument was clear and distinct amongst all the others at the same time, and once I thought the singer in a song was istting in the car with me! I'll have to give the new EQ settings a good workout this afternoon, but I liked what I heard briefly before finishing up. I switched back to FM before I shut the car off and even my standard FM radio station sounded much better than I'm used to.

Heads up display is really fun to have. Speedometer text is white during day, and red at night. I found I hardly looked at the dash at all, except to check the clock on the instrument panel. There is a rotary knob/button on the steering wheel that allows you to scroll through various entertainment lists depending on what mode you are on. If you're in the preset radio stations list on the idrive, then it scrolls through your presets. If you're just on the FM radio, it allows to go through a list of all FM stations as opposed to scanning. While my iPhone was connected it went through the entire playlist that was currently playing. I only played my iPhone through a playlist so far, but I assume if you search by artist etc, then I assume that context list would change appropriately.

I like the standard seats just fine, but like I said before they're a huge improvement over the seats in my Malibu (I actually have a headrest that is functional now and positioned correctly!). I've sat in the sport seats in a co-worker's 2011 328i and a friend's M3, and they definitely had more support, but I have no major complaints with the standard seats so far.

I hope that was a helpful review. If anyone else wants to know anything specific let me know.
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Thanks for posting a review so quickly. Seems HUD and Harmon Kardon are going down a storm with those that have it!

Couple of questions:

What suspension do you have and how have you found it so far?

How does the anthracite wood trim shape up alongside an all-black leather interior?!

Will be great to hear whether sports mode makes a noticeable difference to your shifts with the std auto box.

Gotta say, it's a great looking car you have there! More pics please!
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Congrats, she's a real beauty!
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