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      10-01-2012, 05:09 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by VMcV3y View Post
At Spartanburg's Performance Delivery Centre they have a couple of gift shops, and I saw a metallic blue "official" BMW drink container that was (as expected) a little pricey, but it was almost the same color as LeMans Blue Metallic. Bought it, placed it in a plastic bag, and began the drive home. After a few hundred miles, I rinsed it via the hotel sink, and then filled-it with my favorite soda for an early-morning caffeine boost.

Nope... It does not fit. The BMW cup does not fit into the BMW cup holder. The diameter is about 2mm larger than the holder.

(It does look nice, though, resting unused on my kitchen counter.)

I've found that pretty much every container-BMW manufactured included-is either 4mm too narrow or 4mm too wide for the cup holders. They either won't fit at all, or fit with enough slop to tip over and fall out at the first corner.