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      04-01-2013, 06:16 PM   #1
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MY 2013 Space Grey E92 M3 delivered

WITH UPDATE REGARDING SHIPPING - HELP/OPINION NEEDED Ė POST #54

Hi all,
First off, thank you all for the breadth of information and knowledge that you all provide and share on this forum. I felt this time around I was a better and savvier buyer Ė both on pricing and technical knowledge.

I had a MY 2011 E93 M3 JZB a couple of years ago, but had to pass the lease along due to life circumstances. I fought back and now I came back with an E92 to try a different flavor.

I have to say, I love them both equally!
Here is my build:
- SGM, black extended leather, carbon leather trim
- ZCP, ZCW, ZPP
- DCT + Moonroof (both wife compromise, but no regrets with either)
- EPS
- High beam assistant, sat radio, BMW apps

I took delivery at the Performance Center in SC. What an experience! If you havenít done it before and have the opportunity, I highly recommend. Bucket list type of experience. Total automotive bliss. Also, took the chance to buy some ///M goodies.

Then I drove back to CT via Tail of the Dragon (Blue Ridge Parkway was mostly closed due to weather) and managed to put 1,150 miles in 1.5 days.
Next day I had the 1,200 mile service done and M Performance Exhaust installed Ė thatís it in terms of mods for me. Iíll try my best to avoid the "amber-reflectors-slippery-slope".

Now some pics. God bless all M3s!!

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Hi all,
First off, thank you all for the breadth of information and knowledge that you all provide and share on this forum. I felt this time around I was a better and savvier buyer Ė both on pricing and technical knowledge.

I had a MY 2011 E93 M3 JZB a couple of years ago, but had to pass the lease along due to life circumstances. I fought back and now I came back with an E92 to try a different flavor.

I have to say, I love them both equally!
Here is my build:
- SGM, black extended leather, carbon leather trim
- ZCP, ZCW, ZPP
- DCT + Moonroof (both wife compromise, but no regrets with either)
- EPS
- High beam assistant, sat radio, BMW apps

I took delivery at the Performance Center in SC. What an experience! If you havenít done it before and have the opportunity, I highly recommend. Bucket list type of experience. Total automotive bliss. Also, took the chance to buy some ///M goodies.

Then I drove back to CT via Tail of the Dragon (Blue Ridge Parkway was mostly closed due to weather) and managed to put 1,150 miles in 1.5 days.
Next day I had the 1,200 mile service done and M Performance Exhaust installed Ė thatís it in terms of mods for me. Iíll try my best to avoid the "amber-reflectors-slippery-slope".

Now some pics. God bless all M3s!!
Why are the pics PDF files?
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      04-01-2013, 06:20 PM   #3
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      04-01-2013, 06:22 PM   #4
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Obviously I am not very good at this. I'll try to edit.
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      04-01-2013, 06:47 PM   #5
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Et viola' !
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Congrats and let the mod bugs begin. I know the feeling about not getting carbon fiber moon roof and I had to compromise with the fiance as well
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Painted reflectors and call it good. Those damn orange eye sore's are the only thing that bugs me...and the weak exhaust. You've got the exhaust covered, nice choice! Congrats!
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      04-02-2013, 06:06 AM   #9
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Very nice,Congrats !
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Congrats and let the mod bugs begin. I know the feeling about not getting carbon fiber moon roof and I had to compromise with the fiance as well
Thanks. I tend to be conservative with mods, but never say never, right? At least our compromises are moonroof or DCT and NOT a Prius.

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Painted reflectors and call it good. Those damn orange eye sore's are the only thing that bugs me...and the weak exhaust. You've got the exhaust covered, nice choice! Congrats!
Thanks. I plan to give it some time, enjoy the car the way it sounds and looks now. If in 6 months I realize the amber reflectors bother me, then I'll do something about it. For now, I am too excited about the car and nothing bothers me.

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Congrat space gray is one of the best color on BMW line up.
True, I would agree with that. Even though SG is not ///M specific, it's one of the best colors for the M3. It shows more lines, designs and muscles compared to my previous JZB.

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Very nice,Congrats !
Thanks. That means something coming from the guy with the ESS VT3 super blower. Nice vid btw.
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      04-02-2013, 12:38 PM   #13
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Good times man!!!

Just order the reflectors, it takes 10 minutes to swap! Then you're good to go!
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congrats
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Very nice Nelson!
Glad you like, if the south CT meet doesn't work this time around, I'm sure it will work sometime in the spring/summer.
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very nice. congrats!
Appreciate it.
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Just order the reflectors, it takes 10 minutes to swap! Then you're good to go!
Not sure about the reflectors yet, some say if I keep it stock it will be worth millions in the future.
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Anyone else feel like this car is sitting way too high in the front? Possibly still on those shipping blocks?
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Well, good fighting back, and congrats. Looks good buddy.
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Anyone else feel like this car is sitting way too high in the front? Possibly still on those shipping blocks?
Interesting that you mention that. I did notice it on delivery day, but did not think much of it. I think I might need to take it to the dealership to have it checked. Thanks for the hawk-eye observation.
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