F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > Regional Forums > UK > My Blue Hera Mica 440i
European Auto Source
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-18-2018, 12:14 PM   #1
Isakdan
Enlisted Member
33
Rep
31
Posts

Drives: 320d Coupe
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Herts

iTrader: (0)

Hi guys, long time lurker on the the forums but thought I might as well post the recent purchase.

Due to getting a new job which meant I no longer had to get the train and would also be getting a car allowance, I set upon finding the replacement to my E92 320d. Thought about getting either an A5 or TT but my mind had always been pretty set on a 4 series.

So started speccing my ideal 4 series, either coupe or GC in Tanzanite over Ivory White with a few toys. Would be doing a 60 mile round trip to work and annually around 20k so the obvious choice was a 430d; wanted something faster than the 20d and couldn't live with the arch gap on the 35d (wouldn't want to have to change springs).

Went for a test drive in the 430d and it proved to be plenty quick enough for me. My head was always wondering what the 440 would be like and after a talk with my stepdad who commutes in his Cayman S I arranged a test drive for the following week.

The noise! After the drive in the 440 I knew that was what I had to have. The 430 would have felt probably just as quick to me to be honest but after 5 years in diesels it was going to be nice to jump into a petrol straight 6. So I convinced myself the difference in fuel costs between the two would minor on a monthly basis and asked my salesman to transfer my spec onto a 440i instead.

Was set on going for a factory build but searching through BMW AUC I managed to find a lovely 2017 440i in Blue Hera Mica with the Opal White Merino leather with less than 3k on the clock. Only "issue" was it was over 400 miles away from St Albans in Dundee.

So after ringing up the dealership and being sent though a video and pics of the car I decided to go for it! Totally unseen!
So on the weekend, got a train to Luton, flight from Luton to Edinburgh, train from Edinburgh to Dundee and a final cab to the dealership.

I wasn't disappointed when I got there! Was set on Tanzanite having seen it in the flesh, knowing it looks quite dull out of direct sunlight. I had never seen a Blue Hera Mica but I'm so glad I went for it, it truly is an amazing colour! Similar to Tanzanite in sunlight but stays more blue rather than navy out of it.

Anyways enough talk, here she is:

2017 440i
Blue Hera Mica Individual
Individual Opal White Merino Leather
Individual Piano Black Trim

M Sport Plus pack
Innovation Pack
Adaptive Icon LED Lights
Extended Storage
And probably a couple extra bits

On the drive back last week managed to get an average of 38mpg over 500 miles and since picking it up have averaged just under 37. The daily M25 route to Heathrow helps no doubt but I have definitely still been having fun!
Attached Images
     
Appreciate 14
      08-18-2018, 12:17 PM   #2
pdk42
Eh? Team member
pdk42's Avatar
United Kingdom
302
Rep
960
Posts

Drives: F31 335i
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Leamington Spa

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Sounds great - we need pics!
Appreciate 0
      08-18-2018, 12:23 PM   #3
Isakdan
Enlisted Member
33
Rep
31
Posts

Drives: 320d Coupe
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Herts

iTrader: (0)

Sorry stupid phone managed to post before I had finished! Will finish off OP!
Appreciate 0
      08-18-2018, 12:40 PM   #4
JustChris
Professor of Man Maths
JustChris's Avatar
United Kingdom
5961
Rep
14,582
Posts

Drives: M3CP Individual Azurite Black
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: North West UK

iTrader: (0)

Dundee! My wife is from there, some trip! Will be worth it though, congrats.
__________________
Chris
Appreciate 0
      08-18-2018, 12:50 PM   #5
Isakdan
Enlisted Member
33
Rep
31
Posts

Drives: 320d Coupe
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Herts

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JustChris View Post
Dundee! My wife is from there, some trip! Will be worth it though, congrats.
Yeah it was a great trip if not a bit tiring! Stopped of in Manchester for the night then did the rest back the following day. Definitely was good to find out a bit about the car
Appreciate 1
JustChris5961.00

      08-18-2018, 12:54 PM   #6
Isakdan
Enlisted Member
33
Rep
31
Posts

Drives: 320d Coupe
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Herts

iTrader: (0)

On picking up the car though there were a a couple of paint chips not mentioned and not seen in the videos beforehand. The dealership have said I should get a quote to repair and send through to them, it's a shame that it will have to be respected already but trying not to let that dampen the car!
Attached Images
  
Appreciate 1
JustChris5961.00

      08-18-2018, 02:13 PM   #7
pdk42
Eh? Team member
pdk42's Avatar
United Kingdom
302
Rep
960
Posts

Drives: F31 335i
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Leamington Spa

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Fantastic looking car. 440i is imho the finest f3x. Don't let the paint chips spoil the new car experience. They'll be gone once a decent body shop gets to it.
Appreciate 1
Isakdan33.00

      08-18-2018, 02:17 PM   #8
Tengocity
Lieutenant General
Tengocity's Avatar
Scotland
4387
Rep
16,215
Posts

Drives: M4 CP/330e/Boxster S
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Oxfordshire and Scotland sometimes

iTrader: (0)

Looks great. A long journey to collect a new car adds the anticipation and enjoyment.
__________________
Current: 2018 M4 CP daily driver, 2016 F30 330e company motor, Porsche Boxster S (987) weekend toy
Gone...F31 335d, Mini Cooper SD, E89 Z4, E90 330d 320d, E60 520d, E46 330d 320d, MX5s, E30 325i
Appreciate 1
Isakdan33.00

      08-18-2018, 03:34 PM   #9
goodbyalfa
Major
goodbyalfa's Avatar
United Kingdom
481
Rep
1,254
Posts

Drives: 440i GC M Sport +
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Suffolk

iTrader: (0)

Awesome colour scheme. Great choice
__________________
2018 440i GC in MG
MS plus pack others etc....
Previously: 2015 330D F30 MSport EBII
Plus pack, Pro Media, Visibility pack, comfort pack.
Appreciate 1
Isakdan33.00

      08-18-2018, 03:43 PM   #10
TW666
Enlisted Member
4
Rep
30
Posts

Drives: 435d
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: North Hampshire UK

iTrader: (0)

Great colour. Yes Tanzanite can look dull in normal lighting.
Appreciate 1
Isakdan33.00

      08-18-2018, 03:44 PM   #11
Rbrown
Colonel
Scotland
1230
Rep
2,935
Posts

Drives: X3 M40i
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Glasgow

iTrader: (0)

Lovely. Enjoy!
Appreciate 1
Isakdan33.00

      08-18-2018, 04:04 PM   #12
MarkG_M3CP
Supreme Being
MarkG_M3CP's Avatar
United Kingdom
1684
Rep
5,339
Posts

Drives: M3 CP
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Hampshire, UK

iTrader: (0)

Congrats - and welcome to the (small) Blue Hera Mica club!
__________________
Current: F80 M3 Competition Pack
Gone: M135i / F15 X5 M50d / Saab 9-5 Aero HOT / F30 335d xDrive M Sport / E92 LCI 320d M Sport / E46 320d M Sport Touring / E46 318i Touring
Appreciate 1
Isakdan33.00

      08-18-2018, 04:07 PM   #13
teaston
The Trotter Spotter
teaston's Avatar
United Kingdom
6679
Rep
25,315
Posts

Drives: 335d M Sport Plus
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Norfolk 'n' Good

iTrader: (1)

Looks great, is it similar to Mediterranean Blue?
__________________
Current: LCI F30 335d M Sport Plus in BSM/CR
Appreciate 1
Isakdan33.00

      08-18-2018, 04:14 PM   #14
JustChris
Professor of Man Maths
JustChris's Avatar
United Kingdom
5961
Rep
14,582
Posts

Drives: M3CP Individual Azurite Black
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: North West UK

iTrader: (0)

Great write up OP Mica on OP. Is delicious!!
__________________
Chris
Appreciate 1
Isakdan33.00

      08-18-2018, 04:48 PM   #15
Southern Jay
Captain
Southern Jay's Avatar
United Kingdom
509
Rep
636
Posts

Drives: F36 440i MSport GC
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Reading

iTrader: (0)

Congrats on the new car I also moved from a 320D to a 440. Great colour choice.
__________________
Current mods: Mperformance rear spoiler, diffuser, side vinyls and front grille, non OEM carbon mirror caps, Remus cat back exhaust, Eibach springs, TPI spacers 15mm rear and 12mm front, Maxton side blades and v2 front splitter, Pipercross direct replacement air filter, Remus Powerizer.

Current:
F36 440i M Sport GC STORMTROOPER

Previous:
F30 320d M Sport Xdrive STORMTROOPER
Appreciate 1
Isakdan33.00

      08-18-2018, 05:12 PM   #16
Quantox
First Lieutenant
139
Rep
362
Posts

Drives: 440iGC, CQ, Ivory White, MPPSK
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Keswick

iTrader: (0)

Great looking car. I think I had it on my radar a few weeks ago but decided to go for the GC.
Looks better in your pics than in the dealer photos.

Super colour.

Cheers

Q
__________________
2018 440i Gran Coupe, Champagne Quartz, Ivory White, Adaptive Susp., Sunroof, Active Security, MPPSK and a few other bits.
Appreciate 1
Isakdan33.00

      08-18-2018, 05:15 PM   #17
kylemacca01
Major
331
Rep
1,274
Posts

Drives: 340i touring - incoming
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Leicestershire UK

iTrader: (0)

Black grills and mppsk and you will be set!
Appreciate 1
Isakdan33.00

      08-18-2018, 05:44 PM   #18
hudson012003
Second Lieutenant
hudson012003's Avatar
United Kingdom
147
Rep
259
Posts

Drives: 340i Msport Tanzanite blue
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Cheshire

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Isakdan View Post
Hi guys, long time lurker on the the forums but thought I might as well post the recent purchase.

Due to getting a new job which meant I no longer had to get the train and would also be getting a car allowance, I set upon finding the replacement to my E92 320d. Thought about getting either an A5 or TT but my mind had always been pretty set on a 4 series.

So started speccing my ideal 4 series, either coupe or GC in Tanzanite over Ivory White with a few toys. Would be doing a 60 mile round trip to work and annually around 20k so the obvious choice was a 430d; wanted something faster than the 20d and couldn't live with the arch gap on the 35d (wouldn't want to have to change springs).

Went for a test drive in the 430d and it proved to be plenty quick enough for me. My head was always wondering what the 440 would be like and after a talk with my stepdad who commutes in his Cayman S I arranged a test drive for the following week.

The noise! After the drive in the 440 I knew that was what I had to have. The 430 would have felt probably just as quick to me to be honest but after 5 years in diesels it was going to be nice to jump into a petrol straight 6. So I convinced myself the difference in fuel costs between the two would minor on a monthly basis and asked my salesman to transfer my spec onto a 440i instead.

Was set on going for a factory build but searching through BMW AUC I managed to find a lovely 2017 440i in Blue Hera Mica with the Opal White Merino leather with less than 3k on the clock. Only "issue" was it was over 400 miles away from St Albans in Dundee.

So after ringing up the dealership and being sent though a video and pics of the car I decided to go for it! Totally unseen!
So on the weekend, got a train to Luton, flight from Luton to Edinburgh, train from Edinburgh to Dundee and a final cab to the dealership.

I wasn't disappointed when I got there! Was set on Tanzanite having seen it in the flesh, knowing it looks quite dull out of direct sunlight. I had never seen a Blue Hera Mica but I'm so glad I went for it, it truly is an amazing colour! Similar to Tanzanite in sunlight but stays more blue rather than navy out of it.

Anyways enough talk, here she is:

2017 440i
Blue Hera Mica Individual
Individual Opal White Merino Leather
Individual Piano Black Trim

M Sport Plus pack
Innovation Pack
Adaptive Icon LED Lights
Extended Storage
And probably a couple extra bits

On the drive back last week managed to get an average of 38mpg over 500 miles and since picking it up have averaged just under 37. The daily M25 route to Heathrow helps no doubt but I have definitely still been having fun!
She's a beauty, well done!

The Tanzanite can be a bit dull at times (when unwashed ) so think you've picked the best Blue shade

Just need ACS springs, spacers, & either the MSPPK or REMUS exhaust,
Appreciate 1
Isakdan33.00

      08-18-2018, 05:45 PM   #19
Ss66
Captain
280
Rep
768
Posts

Drives: F32 440i
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Warwickshire

iTrader: (0)

Very nice. Love the colour combo.
__________________
2014 f330d
2015 f335d
2016 f32 440i tanzanite/white merino
2008 Toyota Yaris sr
2005 e46 320d. 1996 316i.
Appreciate 1
Isakdan33.00

      08-18-2018, 06:21 PM   #20
RobUK
Colonel
RobUK's Avatar
United Kingdom
784
Rep
2,824
Posts

Drives: 340i MPPSK
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sussex, UK

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
That's a sweet looking car you have there

I know we don't get diesel levels of mpg out of the B58 but I've always been pleasantly surprised what you can quite easily get. And that exhaust note - it's like a fine wine. Gets better with age!!
__________________
340i +MPPSK EBII
Appreciate 1
Isakdan33.00

      08-19-2018, 03:21 AM   #21
SkyJawa
Major General
SkyJawa's Avatar
England
1880
Rep
6,257
Posts

Drives: 335d
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Hampshire

iTrader: (1)

Very nice, don’t worry about the chips, get them done and you’ll never know they were there
Appreciate 1
Isakdan33.00

      08-19-2018, 06:09 AM   #22
Isakdan
Enlisted Member
33
Rep
31
Posts

Drives: 320d Coupe
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Herts

iTrader: (0)

Thanks guys! Absolutely in love with it!

I'm actually surprised at the amount of looks it gets ask would have thought to most people it's just another blue 4 series!
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:04 PM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST