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      02-26-2014, 05:37 AM   #45
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yeah i have no idea what BMW was thinking when they made a Beige steering, maybe you should try the M performance steering?. and where did u get all the M performance stuff, from the dealers? I'm in sydney waiting on my 435i one more month to go, then few more months before we see any M performance accessories for 4 series in Aus (dealers have no clue).
Yep, the beige steering wheel looks out of place because the steering column is black and the wheel is beige. Going to change to a M Performance Steering wheel to complete the M Performance look. I got most of my parts from BMRautowerkes and Pasco-hk.com/ . I saw a 435i in Estoril Blue the other day at work and it looks magnificent, congrats on your new purchase.
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Yep, the beige steering wheel looks out of place because the steering column is black and the wheel is beige. Going to change to a M Performance Steering wheel to complete the M Performance look. I got most of my parts from BMRautowerkes and Pasco-hk.com/ . I saw a 435i in Estoril Blue the other day at work and it looks magnificent, congrats on your new purchase.
Estoril blue is nice but it gets a bit bright in sunlight, so ended up ordering MG, i haven't seen any 4 series on road so far. thanks mate.
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if you didn't mind me asking what did the conversion kit run you exactly with paint and installation ?
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if you didn't mind me asking what did the conversion kit run you exactly with paint and installation ?
Around $3300 painted & fitted with the kit.

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Added M Performance Floor Mats

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      02-28-2014, 10:09 PM   #50
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Amazing interior !!
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Amazing interior !!
Thanks.

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Ordered M Performance side sills

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Looks nice but after all that wouldn't of been more logical to just purchase an M3/4??
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Looks nice but after all that wouldn't of been more logical to just purchase an M3/4??
Hmm, maybe in the US. The pricing of a e92/93 brand new is around $170,000 AUD or $155,000 USD for a base model M3. I'm speculating the new M3 & M4 would be upwards of $180,000 AUD to $200,000 AUD roughly $180,000 USD.

Logically it would make sense to get a M3 or M4 in the US but in Australia where a F30 328i modded would put you around $90,000 AUD or $80,000 USD.

If the prices of M3/M4 was the same as the US, I would get one in a heartbeat. The high prices are due to various taxes imposed on luxury imported vehicles to protect the local car industry.
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don't want to be a party pooper but ........why not get the 335 m sport ? It would of cost you less money ?
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don't want to be a party pooper but ........why not get the 335 m sport ? It would of cost you less money ?
True, a 335i M Sport without mods would have been a better choice.
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don't want to be a party pooper but ........why not get the 335 m sport ? It would of cost you less money ?
If Australia is anything like HK, which I would assume pricing is similar, here's the breakdown for an 335i vs a 328i.

335i M-Sport, is 800,000HKD, which is 103K USD.
328i, is 520,000HKD, which is 67K USD.

So, I mean, if you're not after the power, per say. The MSport Brakes are Cheap, the MSport Kit is also cheap, lets say you spend $10,000.00 on everything, including thesteering wheel and all, which is over-quoting anyways.

The Trim/Interior Seats and all that jazz doesn't comew ith the MSport anyways.

You're still, coming in a fair amount under the price of a 335i!
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Hmm, maybe in the US. The pricing of a e92/93 brand new is around $170,000 AUD or $155,000 USD for a base model M3. I'm speculating the new M3 & M4 would be upwards of $180,000 AUD to $200,000 AUD roughly $180,000 USD.

Logically it would make sense to get a M3 or M4 in the US but in Australia where a F30 328i modded would put you around $90,000 AUD or $80,000 USD.

If the prices of M3/M4 was the same as the US, I would get one in a heartbeat. The high prices are due to various taxes imposed on luxury imported vehicles to protect the local car industry.
Oh man i'm really sorry I missed you're location!! You are so correct and i like an idiot!! Man those are some rough prices down under
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If Australia is anything like HK, which I would assume pricing is similar, here's the breakdown for an 335i vs a 328i.

335i M-Sport, is 800,000HKD, which is 103K USD.
328i, is 520,000HKD, which is 67K USD.

So, I mean, if you're not after the power, per say. The MSport Brakes are Cheap, the MSport Kit is also cheap, lets say you spend $10,000.00 on everything, including thesteering wheel and all, which is over-quoting anyways.

The Trim/Interior Seats and all that jazz doesn't comew ith the MSport anyways.

You're still, coming in a fair amount under the price of a 335i!
Spot on, there's a $20,000 USD Difference between a 328 and 335i. Installing all the M Performance parts will definitely put you over $10,000 as these parts need to be shipped from the HK or US as AUS either don't have it or overcharge for it.

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Oh man i'm really sorry I missed you're location!! You are so correct and i like an idiot!! Man those are some rough prices down under
That's understandable. I can only dream of the prices & bargains in the US.

--- Example of AUS Prices for the same car
Porsche 911 Carrera - Same car but overpriced.
US: $ 84,300 USD
AUS: $ 203,209.86 USD
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Spot on, there's a $20,000 USD Difference between a 328 and 335i. Installing all the M Performance parts will definitely put you over $10,000 as these parts need to be shipped from the HK or US as AUS either don't have it or overcharge for it.



That's understandable. I can only dream of the prices & bargains in the US.

--- Example of AUS Prices for the same car
Porsche 911 Carrera - Same car but overpriced.
US: $ 84,300 USD
AUS: $ 203,209.86 USD
Seems like HK has an even bigger price difference than you do with the 328 or 335, haha.

I'm lucky I managed to get a 335i, Non-MSport for a hell of a price, and now im doing my own conversion, and still coming it WAY under.

I'm factorying about $20,000USD in terms of all mods/wheels and everything for my car, and I'll have a better than "Factory" 335i already brand new, not even M-Sport.

For that price, I could probably get an "M3" conversion when it comes out truthfully.
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Retrofitted NBT iDrive Navigation.

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I noticed you changed the silver part that goes around the shifter stick to carbon that matches the m-performance trim kit. Is that a vinyl wrap or a replacement part? I don't mean the shifter itself but the somewhat square piece at the bottom.
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I noticed you changed the silver part that goes around the shifter stick to carbon that matches the m-performance trim kit. Is that a vinyl wrap or a replacement part? I don't mean the shifter itself but the somewhat square piece at the bottom.
The M Performance CF Gear surround is a one piece replacement part.

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Hi
The retrofit of the NBT iDrive & Touch Controller, was plug and play?
Or was it required some kind of adaptation?
Is very complicated installation?
The bluetooth works?

thanks!
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The retrofit of the NBT iDrive & Touch Controller, was plug and play?
Or was it required some kind of adaptation?
Is very complicated installation?
The bluetooth works?

thanks!
The NBT iDrive & Touch Controller was plug & play to a point but did require some adaptation eg. I had to splice some cables to enable sound. Remove incompatible pins & Replace them with CANBUS pins.
Installation isn't simple at first but once you get the hang of it, should be quite easy. Routing cables discretely takes some time & is a little difficult.

Yes. Bluetooth, GPS, Everything works.

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Got the airbag cover painted, Ordered the M-Performance Steering Wheel & M6 Paddle Shifters. Can't wait to get it installed.

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