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      03-29-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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My 2013 Santorini Blue Individual BMW M3 ZCP European Delivery Journal

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Ok, finally had a little time to upload the pictures and do a write up. I took a ton of pics while in Germany and Austria of BMWs on the street, the BMW Museum, BMW Welt, and interesting cars/architecture etc. and still need to do writeups for that, but I figured everyone would find my European Delivery at BMW Welt the most interesting. I'll update this thread once I get the other stuff online so please check back!

If you follow my blog you will probably already know that my 2011 Alpine White E92 M3 (along with my 1999 Estoril Blue M3) was destroyed by the storm surged caused by Superstorm Sandy in October of 2012. If not, you can read about it HERE.

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. A hurricane destroys my cars? Well, I certainly wasn't about to take that lying down. Before my now totaled E92 M3 was towed from my driveway I was already planning my next automotive aquisition. I was embroiled in a fight with the insurance company that covered my E36 M3, so unfortunately that car had to wait. The E92 M3 was settled in days, and the search for my next car began...

Having recently spent some seat time in a modified 2009 Nissan R35 GTR, I short listed that. After experiencing the chest crushing torque that its twin turbo power plant produced, I didn't think I could go back to BMW in the foreseeable future. I mean, come on, who doesn't want their lungs collapsed upon applying full throttle at 60 MPH? So I began researching the Nissan and another twin turbo 6 cylinder car, the Porsche 997 Turbo. Back and forth I went, I loved my E92, but I was smitten with power. I finally came to the realization, that neither turbo car was right for me, and perhaps a forcefed S65B40 would be more appropriate.

Knowing that the E92 M3 was going out of production shortly, and its replacement was not immediately on the horizon, I rushed to place my order. Much to my relief, Flemington BMW was able to secure an allocation and my order was put in. BMW not only extended a loyalty credit, but also a Sandy credit as well. Those two alone added up to $1,500.00 off of the price of the car, along with the Holiday Rebate that was running, a nice $3,000.00 was knocked off of the sticker. Unfortunately for me, this meant that I had to take delivery ASAP or lose the incentives. Now my last European Delivery was in late December in 2010. The German winter kept me from actually driving my car, but the trip still ranked as one of the best experiences of my life. I had vowed that my next ED would be during the spring or summer months so I could experience Europe from behind the windscreen of one of the best cars on the planet. Sadly, due to my time constraints, I was forced to pick the car up in March. So before you expect to see pictures of my drive though Germany, nope, foul weather kept me from driving the car again. Perhaps next time...

As much as I loved my previous car, I didn't want to try to rebuild it verbatim. While I had previously relegated white paint as a color for refrigerators, I loved it on the E92. This car had to be different though, it was to have the last of the "true" M motors, and I had to go big. BMW Individual was going to have to be involved with this build. I had first considered Monte Carlo Blue, but that color could be had on quite a few models, and I wanted this car to stand out on its own. A while back I recalled seeing a special edition E92 M3 produced by BMW for the UK market, available with a color Santorini Blue. I had to have it. My dealership submitted Santorini as a first choice and MCB as a back up incase Santorini wasn't approved.

With the paint color set, it was time for options. I wound up optioning it almost identically to my Alpine White car. I think the only difference was the addition of the rear sunshade.
  • Santorini Blue Individual paint over Palladium Silver/Black/Black leather and Carbon Leather Trim
  • Carbon Fiber Roof
  • Competition Package
  • Dynamic Damper Control
  • 19" Light alloy Y-spoke wheels style 359M-with performance tires
  • M Double-clutch Transmission with Drivelogic
  • Premium Package
  • Park Distance Control (rear only)
  • Rear Sunshade
  • BMW Apps
  • Interior mirror with compass
  • Comfort Access keyless entry
  • Power front seats with driver seat memory
  • Universal garage-door opener
  • Power folding auto dimming mirrors
  • Navigation, BMW Assist w/enhanced BT & USB
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Enhanced Premium Sound

Booked my flight and hotel stay and off to Germany I went...



I stayed at the Munich City Hilton due to its great location, Rosenheimer Platz station is located just under the hotel lobby. I took the S to the U3 and off to BMW Welt. (this is a shot of Marienplatz, not Rosenhiemer)



I got off at Marienplatz and hopped onto the U3.







Up the steps and right up to BMW Welt, the BMW Museum, Plant, and Headquarters.



I remember seeing this same 1 Series hatch parked here when I picked my last car up 2 years ago. Bring these to the US BMW, thanks.



BMW Welt!



I had checked in earlier in the week, so I headed straight into the elevator and up to the Premium Lounge.







Before proceeding any further I had to take a seat for a few minutes before filling out some paperwork. I thought it would be a good time to check out the site using BMW's iPad.



Shameless plug for the next user of the iPad...



Paperwork time...



These are the cards that can be used in the BMW Store in Welt (They put 10 Euros credit on them), and they are also used as your tickets to the BMW Museum, and Plant Tour.



Canon 60D and Canon 5D Mk II. I think I took most of the pictures with the 5D2 using both the 70-200 F4 L, and the 16-35 F2.8 L II. A few shots here were taken with an iPhone 4S as well.



So I had just come back from my customer tour of BMW Welt as seen HERE, and decided to put my gear down and hit up the buffet. I certainly wasn't expecting to catch this out of the corner of my eye. The color literally stopped me in my tracks. In fact, I took this pic while still transfixed, mid-step... Unfortunately the iPhone's camera cannot capture the true color of the car, especially when shooting through glass.



Ok, enough of of staring at the car, I still have a few hours before my delivery time. Sup food?





This was round 1, I probably went back up at least 4 times, trying just about everything they had to offer. That sparkling apple juice was seriously banging.



Still nowhere near my delivery time, more food is in order.



Apple Strudle with Vanilla Sauce? Obv!





And back to the window to stare at my car for a little more. This was seriously torture, barely tempered by stuffing myself with delicious German carbohydrates.









Today the delivery floor of BMW Welt was home to a few BMW Safety Cars. M550D, Touring (OMFG Want!), F10 M5, F12 M6, and a Frozen Black E92 M3.



The long staircase down to the delivery floor as shot from the Premium Lounge's balcony. Naturally, my car could not be seen from this vantage point...








BMW Welt's famous Double Cone.





A couple taking delivery of their new BMW. The BMW Welt employees use iPads to control the rotation of the platforms, as well as the lighting above them. This trio is clearly visually impaired, hello, Santorini Blue M3 to your left...



The newest BMW Safety Cars, with BMW Headquarters and the Museum seen in the background.



Please excuse the music, my delivery guys kept talking during the vid, and I sound like a complete dork going on about carbon fiber this, and titanium that... Trust me, I did you a favor.



I originally tried to shoot this with my GoPro, but it refused to work even after testing it minutes before. Used my iPhone instead, and really wish I had it in landscape. Sorry...



Needs gloss black hood vents from IND, good thing I have them waiting at home.



Palladium/Black/Black interior with carbon leather trim, just like my previous E92 M3.



I'll be replacing the steering wheel with the BMW Performance flat-bottomed Alcantara one upon the car's arrival at my dealership. Still undecided on the carbon fiber center console and mirrors.





My previous car had 0.1 miles on it at pick up, clearly this car saw some joyriding all over the autobahn.



The reason why I had to have another one, the superlative S65B40.





BMW Individual Santorini Blue paint. I had dreamt of a BMW Individual car since I got into the marquee, it was finally a reality.



Yeah, I know, the reflectors will be replaced with IND colormatched pieces before it even leaves the dealership lot.



Obligatory ricer/myspace angle.









IND gloss black side gills will replace these.























I cannot wait to get my Vanguard Performance titanium cat back, AE Performance X-pipe with HJS HFCs and Vorsteiner Type II rear diffuser on this. I opted for the deletion of the factory spolier to make installation of the BMW Performance carbon fiber spoiler a little easier.









The M6 safety car looked amazing...









M6 Gran Coupe Safety Car.



F11 M550d Touring Safety Car.





Frozen Black E92 M3 Safety car looking absolutely menacing.









Way larger pics on my site if anyone wants them. I didn't want to post up huge pics here.
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Very....very nice,and i wish you more luck with the Santorini blue ///M3
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Catherine...i see ...you love also ....Santorini blue ?
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Catherine...i see ...you love also ....Santorini blue ?
Yes, it is absolutely beautiful!
If I do get an M4, I would most likely chose this colour
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Amazing!!!
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Congratulations! That is a head turner for sure
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Gorgeous, thanks for sharing, made my day!
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If I do get an M4, I would most likely chose this colour
100 % agreed, i can not wait to order one (///M4)
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What an amazing color!!! Let me know when you get bored and want to sell it
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Thanks for all the great photos of Santorini Blue. My car is in production and these will have to hold me over until it arrives.

We'll have to get IND to do one set for each of us of the front reflectors. Let me know when you're going to approach them.

Congrats!
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nice...congrats!
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I flew into Munich on a Thursday morning and couldn't wait to go back to BMW Welt after a 2 year hiatus. I had a 11:30am reservation for the English speaking factory tour, so I didn't waste any time heading over from my hotel. Unfortunately photography was not permitted in the plant tour, so I only have pictures from BMW Welt itself and in a later post, the BMW Museum.



Delivery of a Frozen Bronze F06 6-Series Gran Coupe.*



BMW i3





The beautiful ceiling of BMW Welt.



Frozen Bronze F06 640i Gran Coupe



F06 M6 Gran Coupe





Dem M6 Carbon Ceramic brakes, hhhnnnnnggggg…



Frozen Silver (Silverstone?) E92 M3



1M Safety Car



1M Akrapovic Exhaust with Carbon Fiber Tips



Alpine White X6M











Alpine White E92 M3 European Delivery in progress! Anyone here?























BMW Headquarters as seen from BMW Welt.















X6M interior, subtle…



























Any idea what color this is?





And back to the lounge…











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Very nice blog & pictures thanks for sharing.
Thank you, had a good time taking them!

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Very....very nice,and i wish you more luck with the Santorini blue ///M3
Thanks, I can't wait to get it home and get some wax on it.

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Hehe likewise!

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Awesome color choice!
It wasn't easy considering I had never seen it in person. Thank you!

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Says the owner of a supercharged yellow M3...

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Gorgeous, thanks for sharing, made my day!
I bet! Trust me, these pics are nothing... wait until you see your car in person. The color is unbelievable!

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I'll be sure to keep you in mind!

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Thanks for all the great photos of Santorini Blue. My car is in production and these will have to hold me over until it arrives.

We'll have to get IND to do one set for each of us of the front reflectors. Let me know when you're going to approach them.

Congrats!
That's a great idea. I'll let them know there are two more cars that will need them when I place my order next week. You made a great choice, you'll love it!

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Thanks for the pics. Congrats.

Thank you again everyone! I'm working on getting the museum pics up now. I need to get ready for the NY Auto Show tomorrow, so I need to get my gear ready, and get to sleep. I'll most likely post the museum shots tomorrow night.
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Love the color!
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That Santorini is beautiful. Loved your commentary as well. Congrats and enjoy!
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Awesome pic and stories.Glad everything worked regards to timing and getting the new car. really sorry for your losses from the storm. hope to see you and more importantly your car at the bmw meets.
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that color is beautiful.. congrats on that!!


....too bad its not a sedan though
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