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      12-15-2011, 08:01 PM   #1
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Wink Imperial F30 335i MT / April 2012 ED



Yo Peeps

For the past few weeks, i have been in contacts with my BMW dealership
and i have furnished them with the detail list for my F30 pre-order with ED

And finally we have reached a point where everyone is now on the same page :

I am currently at order status 047.
and just a few days ago, i also received the production number!

so Here is my configuration:

2012
F30 335i Sedan MT
Imperial Blue
with Tan/Beige Dakota Leather Interior
Luxury Line
19inch rims style 401
Premium Pack

Cold Weather Pack
Premium Sound Pack
Xenon is included



DID NOT order the following:
- No Driver Assistance Package
- No Parking Package
- No Technology Package
- No Automatic/Paddle



Now i am waiting on hearing back from BMW
with a confirmed ED date.

I will most likely get it on April 12th, 2012 as requested per my schedule and availability.


In the meantime, i am trying to plan my ED trip, which
would include dropping by the Nurb for a few laps in the F30.

the other Desired drives are:
- Switzerland
- Italy (Stevio Pass and Milan)
- France (French Riviera, and Monaco, Monte Carlo, and Paris)
- Germany
- Luxemburg
- (Belgium)







I can't wait for the order to move forward ...

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      12-15-2011, 09:05 PM   #2
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Should be a great trip, have fun!
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Congratulations. Enjoy Europe for us!
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Congrats! Love Imperial Blue!
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Looks awesome! Congratulations mine is also Imperial Blue but on Sport Line.
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too funny. I may get the same car (black int) same day ;-) LOL
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too funny. I may get the same car (black int) same day ;-) LOL
I will get the same on october, EP delivery as well... Please post ur pics the soon u get it and ping me :-)
Congrats!!!
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congrats!! great looking car!
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      01-29-2012, 11:12 AM   #9
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Cool latest update:

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too funny. I may get the same car (black int) same day ;-) LOL
Has your car gone into production?


Mine has not yet as can be seen by the screen shot below.
I just visited BMW NA website, and my status has not changed for close to two months now...




My guess is that it wont go to the next step until February, or at least for two weeks... because of my delivery date of April 12th, the car wont need to be produced until 2 months before it.


Actually since the car doesnt have to be shipped to the US, and since a car typically is built in about 10 days, then therefore a production date could very well be in late March... to avoid stocking up on car space...

I will just have to continue being patient and looking at this screen for the next month and a 1/2 until Mid March!


before then, 45 days upfront the ED date, i will probably have to sit down with my ED coordinator or bmw sales rep to do finalize the paper work and give the down-payment for the final price. At this point, i still dont know how much my car will cost.... (well i know, but i just dont have a confirmation on their end) ...

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Real nice configuration, super duper happy for you! Can't wait to get some real life pics!
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You might like these pics from the Washington DC Auto Show. I'm waiting on a mineral gray/black luxury line that should arrive around launch time. Had to go see it in person. Not disappointed!
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      01-30-2012, 03:00 AM   #12
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Thanks RobertB! for the group support! The color is beautiful with a regular camera... helps me visualize it in real life... with no enhancement!

which confirms, comfort, and reassure my choice! I have been wanting a dark blue 3 series since the E36 from back when i was 14 in 1994!

soon a dream coming true finally! ( i dont need much )

easy to please relatively...
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Thanks RobertB! for the group support! The color is beautiful with a regular camera... helps me visualize it in real life... with no enhancement!

which confirms, comfort, and reassure my choice! I have been wanting a dark blue 3 series since the E36 from back when i was 14 in 1994!

soon a dream coming true finally! ( i dont need much )

easy to please relatively...
The pictures of the press drive show the exact combo you're getting. Awesome. http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=642186
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Practically the same car that i will be getting, except for a few options lacking or added...



http://www.f30post.com/goodiesforyou...0/IMG_6624.jpg
























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Wink Just in case you missed it...

I love the drive runs by Joey and Bill so much, 328i and 335i in Laguna Seca
that i have to put those vids here for my friends to enjoy and to try to comprehend what sickness i am have been inflicted since 3





Joey Hand on F30 335i Laguna




that's how you properly and fully enjoy your car.

and this is what boys like to do to their cars when they have time to kill:


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Looks like a great config. Congrats! Look forward to seeing actual photos.
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I love the drive runs by Joey and Bill so much, 328i and 335i in Laguna Seca
that i have to put those vids here for my friends to enjoy and to try to comprehend what sickness i am have been inflicted since 3


that's how you properly and fully enjoy your car.

and this is what boys like to do to their cars when they have time to kill:
Glad you enjoyed the videos!

We had a blast making them.

Going to be a few months until your ED, so hopefully we'll keep getting some fun stuff posted up to help you pass the time until delivery.
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      02-07-2012, 02:43 PM   #18
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Smile ED trip plan

Tentatively, this is going to be my round trip during those free 14 days of insurance... dropping the car in Paris.



I will not deviate too much from the plan... roughtly that much mileage will be done... expected to be at least 2500 miles...


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Wow that is one sweet trip you're going to have! So jealous now!
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Very Similar to Monaco blue. Just a few shades lighter very nice,
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Great, I will be going on my 3rd ED for the F30 in April 17... Make sure you get toll pass when driving in Switzerland, also a lot of Italy and France highway require credit card with CHIP, otherwise you have to bring cash...

You are going a lot of places but you will have fun...
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Thanks for the tips wmo168!

I am currently spooling up my preparations for the trip, it's practically a month away...

tomorrow i have the appointment with my local BMW CA/ED specialist to go over the final paperwork: read PO (purchase Order) signed
and for her to get my passport, DL, and insurance cards...

I got my production number back in December already
but i guess the VIN number wont come until the paper work are signs.

Since i chose April 12th, and it has now been confirmed with me of the specific schedule time of delivery, my guess is that the car wont be manufactured/produced until sometimes on the last week of march or first week of April, 10 days before the desired date of delivery.

i wish i could be choosing when to receive the car... I would have prefered taking delivery of it early afternoon, living time in the morning for me to visite the Welt, and tour the factory/production lines...



I just checked out your first delivery back in 2009! and
(You went to Bale (Basel) huh!?!, what a beautiful charming little town, i love it)
The amount the pictures you had!! But i will not be beat!
Do expect a lot of photos from me once back.

I am planning to bring two of my DSLRs on hand, one of them with HD video capabilities, car mounting props, and a Go-Pro cam.

I am trying to finalize my route for each day, and to reserve the hotels.
I am also making a list of all the photos spot i must do...
Next week, i will try to gather all of my music/mp3 in one compact USB
and Because i skip the Nav option, I will have a GPS to use once there (Thanks Dad).
I wonder if i shouldnt get a Valentine1 radar detector over there?? (probably not, since i am not planning to push the car too much, It's impossible in France with all the Police check)

What else am i missing?
Until then, i am enjoying and studying very closely and picking ideas from all the ED threads on BimmerPost and the other "BMW Fiesta" website!


Hopefully by Thursday, my case will be confirmed along with the Financing!


This is going to be my very first time buying a brand new car.
This is going to be my very first time buying a brand new BMW.
This is going to be my very first time doing the European Delivery.

I have been wanting to buy my brand new BMW through the ED program since i was in college, if not high school...

All this time waiting patiently!! Hopefully it wont be the last time!
Looking forward to this experience with much impatience!


With "SoonerJohnInDallas" and "Entropy" done with their delivery, it would seem that i will be the next one in line, with KY_Soldier on the same day!

Can't wait to report further update/info to you guys and gals!
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