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      07-08-2014, 09:41 AM   #1
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Intro Thread - New E90 Owner

Hi Folks,

I will be a new E90 owner on Friday 7-11. I figured I'd start an introduction thread and post some pictures of the car as I get her. It's a Carmax car so going to get either the 75k or 100k maxcare warranty (any comments on this?) Car currently has 29k miles, Florida car, but sold out of Carmax IL for some reason.

After riding in Bond_007's E90 I finally pulled the trigger myself.

Would love to know about some of the options I found from the Vin Decoder on the car and if I'm upgradable to BMW Apps.

I'm excited to be a part of this very helpful community and contribute back!



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2011 Alpine White E90 (build Date is 3/23/11, does that make it a 11.5?)
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Selektion COP relevanter Fahrzeuge Selection of COP relevant vehicles
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Auto Start Stop Funktion Auto start/stop function
S223A
Elektronische Dämpfer Control (EDC) Electronic Damper Control (EDC)
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M Drive M Drive
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M Doppelkupplungsgetriebe mit Drivelogic M double-clutch transmiss. w/Drivelogic
S2VBA
Reifendruckanzeige Tyre pressure control (TPC)
S302A
Alarmanlage Alarm system
S313A
Aussenspiegel Anklappfunktion Fold-in outside mirror
S319A
Integrierte Universal-Fernbedienung Integrated universal remote control
S322A
Komfortzugang Comfort access
S415A
Sonnenschutzrollo hinten Sun-blind, rear
S417A
Sonnenschutzrollo Tür hinten Roller sun vizor, rear door
S441A
Raucherpaket Smoker package
S459A
Sitzverstellung elektrisch mit Memory Seat adjuster, electric, with memory
S465A
Durchladesystem Through-loading system
S490A
Verstellung Sitzlehnenbreite Adjuster, backrest width
S494A
Sitzheizung Fahrer/Beifahrer Seat heating driver/passenger
S497A
Mittelarmlehne im Fond Centre armrest, rear
S4AEA
Armauflage vorn verschiebbar Armrest front, retractable
S4MYA
Interieurl. Leder Carbonstruktur schwarz Int.trim,leather,carbon struct.,black
S4NAA
Innenspiegel mit digitalem Kompass Interior mirror with digital compass
S502A
Scheinwerferreinigungsanlage Headlight cleaning system
S507A
Park Distance Control hinten (PDC) Park Distance Control (PDC), rear
S521A
Regensensor Rain sensor
S563A
Lichtpaket Light package
S609A
Navigationssystem Professional Navigation system Professional
S615A
Erweiterte BMW Online Information Expanded BMW Online Information
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BMW Online BMW Online
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S639A
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S693A
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S697A
Area-Code 1 für DVD Area-Code 1 for DVD
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BMW TeleServices BMW TeleServices
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S6FLA
USB-/Audio-Schnittstelle USB/Audio interface
S6UHA
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S6VCA
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S752A
Individual Audiosystem Individual audio system
S760A
Hochglanz Shadow-Line High gloss shadow line
S8SCA Freischaltung Telematik länderspez.
Telematics access request,country-spec.
S8SPA Steuerung COP Control unit COP
S8TLA Tagfahrlicht Front und Hech aktiv
S8TNA Tagfahrlicht über Lichtmenü
S925A Transport protection package

Looks pretty well spec'd?

I'm excited to be a part of this very helpful community and contribute back!
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      07-08-2014, 09:50 AM   #2
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Nice, perfect specs
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      07-08-2014, 09:59 AM   #3
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Nice ride You'll spend so much money on this forum...
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      07-08-2014, 10:06 AM   #4
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Well specced. Looks like previous owner added black kidneys too.

Btw, there's some great support in NC/SC. We are also planning on going on a drive soon too. Congrats on the car!
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      07-08-2014, 10:46 AM   #6
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Great color, love the ZCP package it was just a bit outside of my budget. Enjoy!
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      07-08-2014, 11:08 AM   #7
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Thanks Everyone! I've been doing some reading, and before acquiring the car, is there an easy way to tell based on build date if I can 'upgrade' to the BMW apps functionality?
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      07-08-2014, 11:35 AM   #8
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Thanks Everyone! I've been doing some reading, and before acquiring the car, is there an easy way to tell based on build date if I can 'upgrade' to the BMW apps functionality?
AFAIK, BMW Apps was a hardware implementation, not an unlockable thing via coding, etc.
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      07-08-2014, 11:38 AM   #9
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Based on the build date, it seems you should have Connected Drive and BMW apps
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...1&postcount=25

you can also go to bmwarchive.org to check what options your car has.
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Very nice and looks to be completely loaded...including the rear sun shade The Headlight cleaning system option is the only one I would not have wanted but that's pretty minor. Enjoy!!!
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      07-08-2014, 11:39 AM   #11
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wow white sedan with comp... looks amazing congrats!
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I just got mine as well. Your car is perfect and very clean. Congratulations!

I hope you enjoy it to the fullest.
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(build Date is 3/23/11, does that make it a 11.5?)
Yes.
Very nice car.
What is it about four doors...?
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      07-08-2014, 07:05 PM   #14
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The CarMax warranty by the warranty group is comprehensive and covers all the parts if u get the best plan. It covers everything EasyCare/CPO would cover if u just got the power train.
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Hi Folks,

I will be a new E90 owner on Friday 7-11. I figured I'd start an introduction thread and post some pictures of the car as I get her. It's a Carmax car so going to get either the 75k or 100k maxcare warranty (any comments on this?) Car currently has 29k miles, Florida car, but sold out of Carmax IL for some reason.

After riding in Bond_007's E90 I finally pulled the trigger myself.

Would love to know about some of the options I found from the Vin Decoder on the car and if I'm upgradable to BMW Apps.

I'm excited to be a part of this very helpful community and contribute back!



Car is as follows
2011 Alpine White E90 (build Date is 3/23/11, does that make it a 11.5?)
DCT
Bamboo Beige Interior
Competition (ZCP?) Package
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      07-09-2014, 12:31 AM   #15
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Welcome! Always nice to see a fellow 2011 AW E90.
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      07-09-2014, 06:27 AM   #16
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The CarMax warranty by the warranty group is comprehensive and covers all the parts if u get the best plan. It covers everything EasyCare/CPO would cover if u just got the power train.
Thanks, it looks like they've got just one level. The only option is mileage. Durations are all the same. Factory warranty should be good until 5/2015 or 50k too.

Really appreciate the responses and links from everyone, very helpful! 2 more days and counting until I get to park it in the drive way!
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      07-09-2014, 06:29 AM   #17
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I just got mine as well. Your car is perfect and very clean. Congratulations!

I hope you enjoy it to the fullest.
thanks!
I really like the CF splitters and mirrors on your car. I hope to do the same as I sell off some goodies from the old ride!
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      07-09-2014, 06:36 AM   #18
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Nice congrats. Black kidney grills and looks like you have black gills too. I might be mistaken. ZCP package lucky I wish I had it on mine.
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Hi Folks,

I will be a new E90 owner on Friday 7-11. I figured I'd start an introduction thread and post some pictures of the car as I get her. It's a Carmax car so going to get either the 75k or 100k maxcare warranty (any comments on this?)
Early congratulations.

I bought my E90M3 from Carmax a little over a year ago and had a great experience.

My comments on the warranty are:
1. Where will you have the car serviced? Put a call into them. My independent has a lot of experience with Carmax's maxcare and recommended it.
2. I bought the maxcare 100,000 mile warranty with mine. I bumped up the deductible (realistically when something breaks on these cars, it's going to be very expensive) and have peace of mind for a virtual bumper to bumper and 4 years and effectively 60,000 miles. If you're going to keep this car things are going to break. I'm sorry, I love my BMW but my Porsche, Audi and BMW ownership experience is that these cars aren't as reliable as the Japanese competition. Flame me all you want but that's my actual ownership experience. Sadly, most of the Japanese brands don't drive as well... but that's for another thread.
3. When I bought mine, Carmax would finance the warranty too. I got financing under 2.0% which prompted me to not use my cash.

Good luck, lots of happy, safe miles.
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Early congratulations.

I bought my E90M3 from Carmax a little over a year ago and had a great experience.

My comments on the warranty are:
1. Where will you have the car serviced? Put a call into them. My independent has a lot of experience with Carmax's maxcare and recommended it.
2. I bought the maxcare 100,000 mile warranty with mine. I bumped up the deductible (realistically when something breaks on these cars, it's going to be very expensive) and have peace of mind for a virtual bumper to bumper and 4 years and effectively 60,000 miles. If you're going to keep this car things are going to break. I'm sorry, I love my BMW but my Porsche, Audi and BMW ownership experience is that these cars aren't as reliable as the Japanese competition. Flame me all you want but that's my actual ownership experience. Sadly, most of the Japanese brands don't drive as well... but that's for another thread.
3. When I bought mine, Carmax would finance the warranty too. I got financing under 2.0% which prompted me to not use my cash.

Good luck, lots of happy, safe miles.
Which deductible did you go with? the $200 100k/mike 5 years seems reasonable to me for $2595
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Congrats! I just got mine 2 months ago from Carmax in FL as well. Mine is also a ZCP sedan. I opted for the 100k warranty just in case I kept it over 75k miles (bought it with 22k). From what they said it's also transferable so worst case it could be a selling point if I sell later on.

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      07-09-2014, 02:40 PM   #22
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Hey, congrats to a great choice - enjoy!

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