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      11-01-2008, 10:47 PM   #1
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Finally picked'er up: Space Gray 2009 E90 M3 (F. Red/Al. Trim/6 Spd/18s)

I finally picked up my 2009 E90 M3 today. What a great day. I feel like a kid and cannot wipe the smile off my face even though I am still jet lagged from my return from France yesterday.

Here are the high level specs:
- Space Gray
- Fox Red interior with Brushed Aluminum trim
- 6 Speed
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- 18s
- No iDrive

I have put about 90 miles on the car today (almost half the tank is gone, ouch) and I still need to got thru the manual to get all the details straight. Initial impressions are:
1. That V8 sound under acceleration is intoxicating, hence the poor gas mileage. I am going to have to let it off a bit if I can ;-)
2. I am very happy with the color choice combination. Looks great
3. Didn't know much about the bluetooth phone integration but I am quite amazed with it. I made a bunch of calls from the car today. It works seamlessly and renders my bluetooth headset useless.
4. iPod interface via the BMW Professional radio works really well too. I am impressed with it.
5. Automatic headlight feature is quite useful. I think I am going to get used to not worrying about turning the headlights on and off very quickly.

Here are a couple of shots from today. I will try to add more later. Thanks again to this Forum for the invaluable info that led me to order this car.


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      11-01-2008, 11:08 PM   #2
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man, i am liking those rear tailights better than an 08 model. But looks stunning those color combos. Congrats
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      11-01-2008, 11:12 PM   #3
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Congrats !!
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      11-01-2008, 11:15 PM   #4
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love the color ... !
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      11-01-2008, 11:29 PM   #5
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Beautiful color combo!
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      11-02-2008, 02:47 AM   #6
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nice. 18" look real good. great choice!
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      11-02-2008, 04:24 AM   #8
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The facelifted taillights are so much better than the old ones!!
Also love the combo you have chosen!
And eventho I kinda hate the 18's, they go well on your car!!

Enjoy it and drive safe mate
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      11-02-2008, 09:02 AM   #9
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love your color combo.great looking car.
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      11-02-2008, 10:10 AM   #10
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COngrats! One of my fav colours. Why no idrive?
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Looks great! Love the face lift taillights.
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      11-02-2008, 10:44 AM   #12
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Congrats, and your color is all that!
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      11-02-2008, 11:12 AM   #13
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      11-02-2008, 11:13 AM   #14
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COngrats! One of my fav colours. Why no idrive?
The only reason to get iDrive in my mind is for Navigation. My commute is 3 miles each way on city streets. I rarely have a need for traffic info or navigation. In the few times that I need them, I just use Google maps/traffic on my cell phone. Not worth the extra $2250 for me.

Plus, I think the dash looks cleaner without iDrive. The second hump seems like an afterthought to me and is too much of a focus point in the dash. I think it is much better integrated in the X6 for instance.

Personal choice I guess.

On similar note, I picked up the French brochure for the M3 while in France and apparently, the M3 cannot be ordered without iDrive in France. Weird. I am happy I had the choice.

Hopes this helps.
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      11-02-2008, 11:55 AM   #15
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Congrats... another single humper..... Cheers
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      11-02-2008, 01:12 PM   #16
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congrats on the m3 it looks really sweet in space gray. i wonder what kind of mods can aftermarket company's can come up with.
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      11-02-2008, 01:47 PM   #17
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looks great very happy for you enjoy the car...brake her in nicely!
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by far my favorite new color available for the E90s. so glad they put this on the sedan. Beautiful car and good luck with it!
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Gosh, I love those M3 sedans! I'm a coupe guy, but the sedan version of this car looks so aggressive from the back!


Congragulations, and enjoy!
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Quote:
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The only reason to get iDrive in my mind is for Navigation. My commute is 3 miles each way on city streets. I rarely have a need for traffic info or navigation. In the few times that I need them, I just use Google maps/traffic on my cell phone. Not worth the extra $2250 for me.

Plus, I think the dash looks cleaner without iDrive. The second hump seems like an afterthought to me and is too much of a focus point in the dash. I think it is much better integrated in the X6 for instance.

Personal choice I guess.

On similar note, I picked up the French brochure for the M3 while in France and apparently, the M3 cannot be ordered without iDrive in France. Weird. I am happy I had the choice.

Hopes this helps.
oh you need the nav; coming out of your driveway!
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      11-02-2008, 04:51 PM   #22
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Congrats! My best friend just picked up his Space Grey coupe on Friday.

Eatrach, it looks like you have until tomorrow to purchase a car with the 0.9% financing. Slacker, get over to Shelly BMW asap.
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