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      09-01-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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My Tanzanite Blue F30 M Sport

Got to the dealership this morning at about 9:15 and finally took it home at about 11:45. A great deal to learn about this new toy!

First impressions are that the paint is incredible! It's a colour that looks incredible when you see it. The paint is full of flake and glistens giving off different hues of blue. My car was parked in the showroom and as I was going through all the paperwork there were plenty of admirers

Inside the merino leather is beautiful. It's so soft and comfortable. The combination of new car smell and leather is worth bottling, that way I'd be able to buy all the BMWs I wanted The idrive is actually very straightforward and fairly intuitive. It will take some getting used to where all the different things are and how to work it all but that's half the fun.

VSS is great, the adaptive suspension is great, the surround view cameras are a bit weird to look at first of all, the comfort access is possibly my favourite and I have even managed to successfully open the boot (trunk) on all times I've tried. HUD is superb, that is also competing for favourite toy. The HK system blew me away, the sound that was pumping out of that was so much better than I've been used to.

I've got a few photos from when I got home and then a few more before I took it for a proper drive. Unfortunately the sun went in so they may not fully show the potential but there will be another day to take some more

Anyway, loads of photos of the exterior and interior to enjoy
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      09-01-2012, 02:05 PM   #2
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Really really really great looking! Very unique interior colors, good job! This is the first BMW Individual F30 I have seen... that leather does look incredibly soft. Always thought the Dakota leather was a bit rough but it is durable...
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      09-01-2012, 02:07 PM   #3
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That colour is awesome! Congrats
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      09-01-2012, 02:13 PM   #4
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Ooooh man that color is so sexy. I never really saw one that close up. I think you hit a home run with that interior combo. One of the sexiest f30's yet imo.
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Thanks for the pictures, this is without doubt the best color for F30/F31. I have ordered a F31 in Tanzanite blue. Can't get it fast enough
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      09-01-2012, 02:45 PM   #6
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Yup - best looking example of an F30 I've seen yet


Nice to see yours turned up with the Bridgestone Potenzas, too. I hope my 19s have the same tyres
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      09-01-2012, 05:13 PM   #7
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WOW. Gorgeous. I think you've convinced me to go Individual!
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      09-01-2012, 05:15 PM   #8
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Ummmmm HOLY CRAP that's nice!
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awesome color combo
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Wow that's gorgeous, congrats!!
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Got to the dealership this morning at about 9:15 and finally took it home at about 11:45.
Congratulations! Glad to see you were finally able to pick it up. The color is sweet and and that 2nd shot of the fender really shows some of the fire and difference from Imperial Blue. LOVE the burgundy piping on the seats.

Sooo... how long before you tell the missus how much it all really cost?

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Wow that is a great colour

Just one question...how do you specify the 19" alloys in silver only? I can only see the two tone option M403.
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Did going "Individual" make the build take considerably longer?
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Did going "Individual" make the build take considerably longer?
Adds about 2 weeks, so I'm told.
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Another question......are there any options you DIDN'T go for?
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Wow.. love the interior

The whole package just oozes awesomeness
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very nice, enjoy the car!
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Very classy and elegant looking. Great choice man.
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Very nice looking car. Everything goes together perfectly!
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Congratulations! Glad to see you were finally able to pick it up. The color is sweet and and that 2nd shot of the fender really shows some of the fire and difference from Imperial Blue. LOVE the burgundy piping on the seats.
It definitely is a colour that has plenty of fire in it

The piping sets off the colour of the seats beautifully. If it had all been beige it may not have looked as good.

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Sooo... how long before you tell the missus how much it all really cost?
I think the cost is very much on a need to know basis and I'm not sure even I want to know the final total

Definitely worth it though, everything is better than expected
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I think the cost is very much on a need to know basis and I'm not sure even I want to know the final total
LOL... totally awesome! "I'm sorry dear, but that information is classified and you don't have sufficient clearance to view the contract details." I'm sure that would go over well.

Of course, what's most important is that you're happy with the purchase!
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Thanks for all the comments, it really is better than the photos can really show. Everything goes together perfectly which is a nice relief after ordering it based upon how the configurator showed it and not based on colour or fabric charts at the dealers.

I've never had a car I want to just keep going back out to look at but this one...
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