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      12-23-2007, 02:02 PM   #23
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Do you still have the allocation available? Can I set up for Euro Delivery?
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      12-24-2007, 10:58 AM   #24
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What made it, Epacy? BB?
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Epacy, you got one of the earlier spots? If so congrats! Tell me the specs you went for!
Yes, people dropped off the list and I moved up.
Here are the initial specs. You better be right about the PS South.
Would like to see the BB in person first.

Interlagos Blue
Extended Silver Novillo Leather
Carbon Leather Interior Trim
Cold Weather Package
Premium Package
Technology Package
iPod and USB adapter
Enhanced Premium Sound
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Yes, people dropped off the list and I moved up.
Here are the initial specs. You better be right about the PS South.
Would like to see the BB in person first.

Interlagos Blue
Extended Silver Novillo Leather
Carbon Leather Interior Trim
Cold Weather Package
Premium Package
Technology Package
iPod and USB adapter
Enhanced Premium Sound
Congrats E. Your car sounds loaded!
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      12-24-2007, 11:25 AM   #26
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Congrats E. Your car sounds loaded!
Thanks.
The Cold Weather might go in favor of just the heated seats. Extended leather might be scratched as well.
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The Cold Weather might go in favor of just the heated seats. Extended leather might be scratched as well.
My line of thinking exactly on the cold weather and extended leather options. I really would like to see extended leather in person before making a call.
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      12-24-2007, 12:00 PM   #28
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My line of thinking exactly on the cold weather and extended leather options. I really would like to see extended leather in person before making a call.
I'm glad I moved to where I don't need cold weather pkg As for extended leather - think I'd rather use those $$ for EDC
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      12-25-2007, 01:30 PM   #29
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I'm glad I moved to where I don't need cold weather pkg As for extended leather - think I'd rather use those $$ for EDC
yup. i won't get either. first of all, i don't drive the car in the winter (have the ix and x5 for the wife). secondly, i'm mostly interested in performance and driving satisfaction, so extended leather is not of interest to me. actually i'd be happier if they offered a cloth sport interior but alas. i would drop the idrive/nav too but i'm planning to get m-drive/edc and it seems like one cannot fully make use of the adjustability without the idrive.
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      12-25-2007, 03:40 PM   #30
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actually i'd be happier if they offered a cloth sport interior but alas.
They do. Have you read up on the car?
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Yes, people dropped off the list and I moved up.
Here are the initial specs. You better be right about the PS South.
Would like to see the BB in person first.

Interlagos Blue
Extended Silver Novillo Leather
Carbon Leather Interior Trim
Cold Weather Package
Premium Package
Technology Package
iPod and USB adapter
Enhanced Premium Sound
Although not willing to talk you into anything all I can say is: Great choice!
What changed your mind?


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They do. Have you read up on the car?
In the US? I didnt see it on the ordering guide my sa sent me..
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In the US? I didnt see it on the ordering guide my sa sent me..
nevermind. i see the cloth option now.
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      12-26-2007, 01:10 PM   #34
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Thanks.
The Cold Weather might go in favor of just the heated seats. Extended leather might be scratched as well.
Something to keep in mind (and that I just realized after reading your post). I opted for Heated Seats vs. Cold Weather package becasue I don't want the washers.

However since the car has Xenons & Washers standard in Europe, I doubt there will be a European bumper available without the washers cutouts. So if you plan on swapping out the US bumper for the European one, you may want to keep that in mind, I may switch my order to Cold Weather Package to avoid this issue since I plan on installing a Euro bumper.

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      12-26-2007, 01:24 PM   #35
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Something to keep in mind (and that I just realized after reading your post). I opted for Heated Seats vs. Cold Weather package becasue I don't want the washers.

However since the car has Xenons & Washers standard in Europe, I doubt there will be a European bumper available without the washers cutouts. So if you plan on swapping out the US bumper for the European one, you may want to keep that in mind, I may switch my order to Cold Weather Package to avoid this issue since I plan on installing a Euro bumper.

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Not sure about that but the parts catalogue seems to have a Euro version front bumper without headlight washers:
http://bmwfans.info/original/E92/Cou...1/ill-51_6721/

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Not sure about that but the parts catalogue seems to have a Euro version front bumper without headlight washers:
http://bmwfans.info/original/E92/Cou...1/ill-51_6721/

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Interesting. I had checked realeom.com prior to posting but they haven't added the E92 M3 yet.

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What is the difference between the Euro and US spec bumpers?
Probably only the reflector!?


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Probably only the reflector!?


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If that's the only difference, a pro body shop should be able to make all that go away relatively inexpensively. I would assume swapping the entire bumper would cost more?
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I can see ordering a Euro front bumper easily exceeding $600. Plus paint. So if you look at it from another perspective... would you pick a $600 reflector delete option? I wouldn't, while it might be annoying it certainly isn't such a bain that I'd shell out that kind of money to fix it.

Just paint the reflectors and tell people its front PDC!
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If that's the only difference, a pro body shop should be able to make all that go away relatively inexpensively. I would assume swapping the entire bumper would cost more?
The only difference is the reflector. A bodyshop could modify the bumper but it would cost more than you might think (~$200-300) and would never be the same as a factory part.


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I can see ordering a Euro front bumper easily exceeding $600. Plus paint. So if you look at it from another perspective... would you pick a $600 reflector delete option? I wouldn't, while it might be annoying it certainly isn't such a bain that I'd shell out that kind of money to fix it.

Just paint the reflectors and tell people its front PDC!
European bumpers can be ordered painted. I don't recall the exact price for the E46. $600 +/- $150 sounds about right. The factory bumper can be resold for a few hundred most likely reducing the net cost.

In terms of the more general question of why, my response is: different strokes for different folks.

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The only difference is the reflector. A bodyshop could modify the bumper but it would cost more than you might think (~$200-300) and would never be the same as a factory part.

European bumpers can be ordered painted. I don't recall the exact price for the E46. $600 +/- $150 sounds about right. The factory bumper can be resold for a few hundred most likely reducing the net cost.
I didn't know you could order factory bumpers painted. A good body shop can match the paint well in a small area provided it's not something unusual like Jerez. But I agree that that's subjective.
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