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      03-07-2008, 05:37 PM   #1
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Just came back from seeing M3's live, SS2/FR sedan & MR/BB coupe

Yes, I know it's worthless without pics. My iPhone only takes blur shots of late, however.

SS2/FR sedan: Polished, prepped and on the showroom floor. No test drive, but I could start the engine. Didn't rev it, idle sounds tasteful. SS2 didn't have as much blue as I would have liked. Wife -> "I thought you said there was blue in it." "No pop" I said and the sales manager agreed. Sedan shape is great in RL. The car looks "meaner" than the old E46. The FR was extended and all I can say is it is more brick red then almost any of the amateur photos we have seen -- on my monitor, the dark BMWUSA configurator pics have it dead-on. It looks nothing like Cinnamon or Coral as some pics have made it. Wife -> "That's like a brick." The Novillo leather is noticeably better than the regular 3 serious leather and my old M's leather. Wife -> "Ooo this leather is nice and soft." Carbon leather trim looks great as others have said. Steering wheel is slightly smaller, feels nice. Sedan lacked tech package for some reason but had every other option + Nav. Wish I could have driven it and the coupe to compare EDC/nonEDC. Premium sound seemed good, didn't play with the bass much.


MR/BB coupe: Just off the truck, no PDI. Color was very dull because of this. Wife -> "Plenty of orange in that red" and I concurred. Dealer got sunroof for himself, this car was not being sold. Beige looks beige, got the official "ugh no" from the wife. Backseat room grudgingly earned acceptance for carseats. Wife -> "Boy that M5 is roomy." Me -> "Be careful what you say around me."

Good trip overall. Plus, finally, my order is in! Status 111: May Production: IB/Silver Extended Coupe, ZPP, ZTP, DCT, 19's, PDC, sunshade, Sat, USB, Premium sound.

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      03-07-2008, 06:06 PM   #2
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Yes, I know it's worthless without pics. My iPhone only takes blur shots of late, however.

Backseat room grudgingly earned acceptance for carseats. Wife -> "Boy that M5 is roomy." Me -> "Be careful what you say around me."

Good trip overall. Plus, finally, my order is in! Status 111: May Production: IB/Silver Extended Coupe, ZPP, ZTP, DCT, 19's, PDC, sunshade, Sat, USB, Premium sound.
My wife liked the M5's size for a "family car". That is, until she saw the sticker price.....
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Excellent, good to hear more clarification on FR as it still remains a mystery to me while my car sits lonely at the docks. Wife's comments are very much appreciated - everyone here is so desensitized to the car I don't trust anyone - need an objective outsider's view

Thanks a lot and congrats - love the IB/Silver
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My dealer just called me and told me he has a coupe in Red and a sedan in silver. I'm going tomorrow to take pictures and to get the test drive he promised me. Gosh I'm so excited to finally see it in person and drive it.
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Yes, I know it's worthless without pics. My iPhone only takes blur shots of late, however.

SS2/FR sedan: Polished, prepped and on the showroom floor. No test drive, but I could start the engine. Didn't rev it, idle sounds tasteful. SS2 didn't have as much blue as I would have liked. Wife -> "I thought you said there was blue in it." "No pop" I said and the sales manager agreed. Sedan shape is great in RL. The car looks "meaner" than the old E46. The FR was extended and all I can say is it is more brick red then almost any of the amateur photos we have seen -- on my monitor, the dark BMWUSA configurator pics have it dead-on. It looks nothing like Cinnamon or Coral as some pics have made it. Wife -> "That's like a brick." The Novillo leather is noticeably better than the regular 3 serious leather and my old M's leather. Wife -> "Ooo this leather is nice and soft." Carbon leather trim looks great as others have said. Steering wheel is slightly smaller, feels nice. Sedan lacked tech package for some reason but had every other option + Nav. Wish I could have driven it and the coupe to compare EDC/nonEDC. Premium sound seemed good, didn't play with the bass much.


MR/BB coupe: Just off the truck, no PDI. Color was very dull because of this. Wife -> "Plenty of orange in that red" and I concurred. Dealer got sunroof for himself, this car was not being sold. Beige looks beige, got the official "ugh no" from the wife. Backseat room grudgingly earned acceptance for carseats. Wife -> "Boy that M5 is roomy." Me -> "Be careful what you say around me."

Good trip overall. Plus, finally, my order is in! Status 111: May Production: IB/Silver Extended Coupe, ZPP, ZTP, DCT, 19's, PDC, sunshade, Sat, USB, Premium sound.
Love the quotes from the wife
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