A couple more questions...
...as an American expat in London, the move home likely is a permanent one so i'm afraid the one-year option won't work. While my final US destination isn't determined, i suspect somewhere on the west coast, although i would happily ship to the east coast and fly out to collect when the conversion is complete. While it does't look promising, can anyone recommend a trustworthy US importer (i assume i'm allowed to ask this??)?
As an aside, is there a way to repost this thread on the UK forum? I'm afraid i may miss some valuable insight parked under the global Preowned M3 Pricing, Ordering, etc....
Thank you all again for your help and insight. Very, very much appreciated.