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      07-12-2008, 07:14 AM   #1
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Hey everybody,

today, it is my great pleasure to share with you my wonderful experience at the BMW World, and finally receiving my new car. I had my downpayment down for over two years, and the time of anticipation has been a time of joy.

Before I start talking about the car, I would like to recommend the European Delivery at the Center in Munich to all of you. It's fantastic to see where the cars are coming from, to be toured around to see different things, and to then "be on stage" for some time. It starts out in 3rd floor in the lounge, where one can enjoy snacks and drinks for free. Then you take the elevator in the basement and go through a simulator that explores the car and some of the features it has. Afterwards, back upstairs and you walk down the stairs to greet your new baby. I received 10 Euros in the gift shop and 15 Euros in the restaurants with it. Also, you have free entrance to the museum and the factory tour. It's truly a wonderful deal, and anybody who loves BMW will enjoy that day.

As for the car, we all know how beautiful it is. In my opinion, it is not as aggressive as the e46 when it comes to looks, but simply more elegant and sleek. I like the design a lot, and little things like the mirrors simply took some time getting used to. Now I think, just about everything is perfect (-exhaust showing).

My car came with Technology Package, Cold Weather Package, Premium Package, 19", M-DCT, USB, Premium Sound, HD radio. It's full leather black inside with Carbon Leather, and Jerez Black outside. We have all seen the thousands of pictures of all the combinations, so I shall spare you my opinion. But in terms of the DCT, I must say I love it. I think it suits the V8 really, really well, I love the way it shifts and the sound with it. But, perhaps it's just me, it appears as if it is a little bit more complicated to use than the SMG. After turning on the engine, I always have to fiddle a little bit before I get it in first, and sometimes I am unsure about what to do next. I love it once it goes, but it is more complicated than the SMG.

I have yet to go above 5,000 rpm really, and I am driving really conservatively. Averaging about 90-100 mph on the way home, I achieved 19.2 mpg. It has almost 300 miles on the clock now, and I was reassured several times that the cost for the break-in inspection after 1200 miles will be reimbursed by BMW USA, so I am trying to find places to go to and get that over with (anybody want to meet up?).

Another thing I would like to mention is that the painted reflectors look great on the car, and I would like to sincerely thank Longtran for his excellent work. I am impressed and thankful for everything he does for the forum.

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      07-12-2008, 07:15 AM   #2
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      07-12-2008, 07:21 AM   #3
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Congrats just like mine
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Damn, looks so nice and clean. and oh, CF!!!!
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Welcome to the ED family. I was wondering if you've got any discount for doing ED or you just pay MSRP.

I am going back to Munich in November for the third time. This opportunity will bring a M3 DCT E92. Can wait to hit the autobahn again.

Congratulations!! Now the the 5 week wait.
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      07-12-2008, 09:05 AM   #9
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Gorgeous pics! Congrats!
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beautiful pics and car...enjoy CONGRATS!!!
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Only 2 miles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NICE....
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Talking Congrats on your M3 Perfect picks outstanding

Jerez Black great color I have the same color on my M3 Enjoy your time in Germany get that 1200 mile break in out the way fast. The gas prices should be murder over there for you, they pay by the liter and the Euro is killing the dollar so you got to be paying something like $10 per. gallon if not more no joke, but if you can afford this car gas should be just a drop in the bucket for you. If you want to knock out some miles take a drive to Berlin you will knock out a few more hundred miles there and a few more hundred back. All I can say is when you get back to the states and take a look at your bank account it will be smoking from the Euro to dollar rate. enjoy your M3
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Welcome to the ED family. I was wondering if you've got any discount for doing ED or you just pay MSRP.

I am going back to Munich in November for the third time. This opportunity will bring a M3 DCT E92. Can wait to hit the autobahn again.

Congratulations!! Now the the 5 week wait.
Essentially I paid MSRP, but the dealer gave me a few items with the car, and a $300 discount...
I actually debated whether or not a 335i would be a good deal, just for the fact that you save money by doing ED, but the M3 is what I really wanted.

Thank you for all the nice comments,
I'll keep you updated,

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Jerez Black great color I have the same color on my M3 Enjoy your time in Germany get that 1200 mile break in out the way fast. The gas prices should be murder over there for you, they pay by the liter and the Euro is killing the dollar so you got to be paying something like $10 per. gallon if not more no joke, but if you can afford this car gas should be just a drop in the bucket for you. If you want to knock out some miles take a drive to Berlin you will knock out a few more hundred miles there and a few more hundred back. All I can say is when you get back to the states and take a look at your bank account it will be smoking from the Euro to dollar rate. enjoy your M3
LOL, I actually figured the biggest expense in Europe would be gas, and put aside some money just for that. Berlin is on my list, and the Nurburgring, and then I should be close to break-in. But you are right, I calculated around $10,30 a gallon!
It's alright though, the drive, the country, and the quality of the road makes up for it.

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      07-13-2008, 04:03 AM   #16
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Great photo's and I love the right up. If you're looking to put ur foot down then of course the autobahn makes sense. But if you're looking for interesting roads to challenge ur driving skills then you really need to come to the Swiss Alps, try the Gotthard Pass for example...

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LOL, I actually figured the biggest expense in Europe would be gas, and put aside some money just for that. Berlin is on my list, and the Nurburgring, and then I should be close to break-in. But you are right, I calculated around $10,30 a gallon!
It's alright though, the drive, the country, and the quality of the road makes up for it.

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Damn that was a pretty good guess on fuel cost , You can still take a drive to Frankfurt and I am sure you will have your 1200 miles by then. Go and get your service then you can drive it like you stole it on the Autobahn. When you drive to Berlin and you are on the A9 it will be very hard not to open the car up because there are allot of straight aways on that Autobahn trust me I done it plenty of times on the A9 when I was in Germany Enjoy your trip and have fun. I wish I was back there.
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Great looking car! Congrats and enjoy the European Vacation!!
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Hey CSL,
You're in Boulder? Did you do this through Gebhardt or Cos, or schomp...? I'm planning almost the same car and ED wondering how it went for you?
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