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      11-29-2007, 03:46 PM   #1
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Talking New M3 Coupé owner

Well... Not just jet!

I suppose I should start with saying Hello since I just registred here. Allthough I've been thoroughly been somewhat investigating this forum and all it's post since the middle of September when I placed my order. This is most certainly a good forum and I'm here to give back some crumbs to the community!

Today I received a mail from my dealer asking "How would you feel about getting your new car on wendsday?". What a silly question? He told me that today he received my car and it will take aproximitly one week to get it ready, it really kills me to know that my dear car is only a 20 minute drive away from me, still I have to wait until 5th of December.

Oh well, since from my 2 months of "investigation" I'm well aware that you are all interested in pictures and specifications, and I will for now satisfy the specifications.

Vehicle configuration Option code Price
M3 Coupé £50,625.00
Colour, interior and alloy wheels
Extended leather trim Novillo black NDSW £750.00
Silverstone II A29 £0.00
19" M Double-spoke alloy wheel 2MT £1,265.00
Optional equipment
Electronic Damper Control 223 £1,295.00
M Drive 2MD Standard
Remote Control Alarm 302 Standard
Elec Fold Exterior Mirrors 313 £255.00
Comfort Access 322 £430.00
Climate Comfort Screen 358 £115.00
Floor Mats 423 £75.00
First Aid Kit & Triangle 428 Standard
Auto-Dim Interior Mirror 431 Standard
Smoker Package 441 Standard
Elec Fr Seats + Driver Memory 459 Standard
Through Load System 465 Standard
ISOFIX Child Seat System 470 £65.00
Backrest width adjustment 490 Standard
Storage Compartment Pack 493 £45.00
Front Seat Heating 494 £260.00
Sliding Front Armrest 4AE £110.00
Black Carbon-look leather interior trim 4MY £335.00
Headlamp Washer System 502 Standard
Park Distance Control 508 £285.00
Rain Sensor + Auto Light Activation 521 Standard
Xenon Headlamps 522 Standard
Adaptive Headlights 524 £245.00
Automatic Air Conditioning 534 Standard
Cruise Control 540 Standard
Extended Interior Light Package 563 Standard
High beam assistant 5AC £95.00
Navigation-system Professional 609 Standard
BMW ConnectedDrive-Assist 612 £0.00
BMW ConnectedDrive-Online 616 £0.00
Voice Control System 620 £0.00
Bluetooth phone prep + telematics 633 £535.00
BMW Business CD Radio 662 Standard
CD Preparation 694 Standard
USB/audio interface 6FL £205.00
BMW Individual audio system 752 £1,435.00
High Gloss Shadow Line 760 £350.00
Sun Protection Glass 761 £195.00
Anthracite Headlining 775 Standard
White Indicator Lenses 785 Standard


Price information Total price
Total £58,970.00
Net £50,187.23
VAT 17.5% £8,782.77

The prices are in £ since I got the whole list from BMW UK site, but I'm from Sweden.

What interesting is how you all whine about the M3 being too pricey if it goes over $68k... In USD I've payed rougly $130 730 USD and that does not include the winter tiers + rims that I've bought on the side. The base price from SEK (Swedish currency) to USD is $103 308.

Oh well, like so many others before me... A couple of sleepless nights awaits and as soon as I get it I will upload some pictures of it

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      11-29-2007, 03:50 PM   #2
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Congrats and wish you not too many sleepless nights!

As a high-ranking member here would say: anticipation is the best part!



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      11-29-2007, 03:54 PM   #3
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Should be an interesting transformation indeed from Volvo S70 1999 to BMW M3 2007(or is it 2008?).
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      11-29-2007, 03:57 PM   #4
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Should be an interesting transformation indeed from Volvo S70 1999 to BMW M3 2007(or is it 2008?).
Oh yeah.
Since your car is built after Sep it's a 2008 model year. So you can call it a 2008 M3 (which isn't quite common in Europe though).

What I forgot: Welcome to m3post.


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      11-29-2007, 04:11 PM   #5
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congrats~ post up some pics!
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      11-29-2007, 04:13 PM   #6
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welcome to M3 community
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      11-29-2007, 04:13 PM   #7
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Congrats. I can tell you have been perusing the forum.

You will cherish these nights of anticipation. You will be giddy like a young lad waiting for his new Tonka. <-------not sure if Tonka is known world wide.
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      11-29-2007, 04:53 PM   #8
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I find it really interesting to see how no one even noticed the Swedish pricing of the BMW M3 while whining over the < $68 USD...

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      11-29-2007, 05:02 PM   #9
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Congrats on your new ride.....I wonder why it takes a week to prepare the car? And I did notice the price. I don't think we've been whining as much as speculating how much it's going to cost over here. Again, congrats on your new ride and I'm sure we're all looking forward to some pics.
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      11-29-2007, 05:03 PM   #10
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Welcome to the forums!

Can't wait to see your pictures once you've taken delivery on her.

And all of us over in the States know we are spoiled to have a ~$60k price tag. But like it's been said, you can't directly compare the prices with currency values since its more of a market share thing. So its all relative.
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      11-29-2007, 05:21 PM   #11
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Congrats, I'm so jealous having just placed an order this week and probably having to wait until May at best
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      11-29-2007, 06:04 PM   #12
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Excellent decision but pricey. Anyway, it should exceed expectations.
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      11-29-2007, 09:08 PM   #13
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I find it really interesting to see how no one even noticed the Swedish pricing of the BMW M3 while whining over the < $68 USD...
That's all relative. Your purchasing power should be higher in Sweden. When you convert Euros to Dollars for pricing the M3, things look strange, but the same applies to your salary. (I have a cousin who lives in Norway, and the man lives like a king with his engineer's salary whenever he leaves Norway). Plus, you don't pay out of your pocket for education, health care, retirement funds, and other similar things. You pay for those through taxes on the M3, a pint of beer in a pub, etc! So, we can whine all we want in the US.
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      11-30-2007, 11:23 AM   #14
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That's all relative. Your purchasing power should be higher in Sweden. When you convert Euros to Dollars for pricing the M3, things look strange, but the same applies to your salary. (I have a cousin who lives in Norway, and the man lives like a king with his engineer's salary whenever he leaves Norway). Plus, you don't pay out of your pocket for education, health care, retirement funds, and other similar things. You pay for those through taxes on the M3, a pint of beer in a pub, etc! So, we can whine all we want in the US.
Good call...those Euro-Dollar comparisons do get tiresome
Make that "Foreign Currency" to US Dollar comparisons...
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      11-30-2007, 12:06 PM   #15
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Congratulations you've spec-ed the car very similar to what I'm looking to get. Can't wait to see pics.

I'd be concerned that you have to wait until 12/5 to get the car if it is already at the dealer. Its not like the car came unassembled : and they have to put it together. Hope the dealer isn't breaking it in and: for you.
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      11-30-2007, 03:07 PM   #16
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I'd be concerned that you have to wait until 12/5 to get the car if it is already at the dealer. Its not like the car came unassembled : and they have to put it together. Hope the dealer isn't breaking it in and: for you.
HAHAHAHA... Actually... Since I'm only a little kid who's dying for my new toy... I'd be glad if they'd been breaking it in haha since there's still warranty and I could max it out earlier

On a more serious note: That was really an interesting notice... But what I figure is... Since I know that they probably received like 3 M3's at that day (mine included) I guess that they need to prep them all and in the order of ordering. My dealer said something like this translated

"We received it today and with the planning with the (workshop/service/maintance? The place where they repair cars, whatever ;-) ) we should be able to deliver it at 5/12.
Get back to me if it works for you!"

Now... There will also be an weekend between now and delivery... Which would add 2 days I guess, but I know that they are also open on saturdays and sundays, but that may not be true for the "car-repair/service-place".

I will most certainly check the meter for how far the car has been driven when I finally get to see it.

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      11-30-2007, 04:16 PM   #17
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I'd call the dealer and lat them know that you don't want them driving your new car. When I picked up my Z4 it had almost 20 miles on it. I ordered from new so clearly someone at BMW went for a joy ride before they got it in my hands.

You definitely don;t want some sales guy red-lining the car on its first kilometer.

But anyways, I'm probably just being paranoid. best of luck and enjoy the car
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      11-30-2007, 04:34 PM   #18
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Let me just ask you then... What would be an reasonable amount of miles/km when delivered?
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      11-30-2007, 04:57 PM   #19
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Assuming its delivered via truck i would say less than 5km max.

What do others think.

My two cars before the Z had ~2 miles upon delivery.
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Assuming its delivered via truck i would say less than 5km max.

What do others think.

My two cars before the Z had ~2 miles upon delivery.
I don't think you are being paranoid at all. We've seen many videos on Utube where M3s were getting abused in BMW dealerships.

There was some discussion around this a while back. Someone said that he delivers the sales manager a written in person, stating that his "property" should only be driven by the service manager for transport, and that it should not be revved high, or driven on public roads.

I think it is resonable to tell them that the car should not have more than 5kms on it. I don't see how the dealership can justify having more kms on it.
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      11-30-2007, 06:13 PM   #21
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I don't think you are being paranoid at all. We've seen many videos on Utube where M3s were getting abused in BMW dealerships.

There was some discussion around this a while back. Someone said that he delivers the sales manager a written in person, stating that his "property" should only be driven by the service manager for transport, and that it should not be revved high, or driven on public roads.

I think it is resonable to tell them that the car should not have more than 5kms on it. I don't see how the dealership can justify having more kms on it.
That's true... But those where like the first ones to come out... I know that at least my dealership has it's own M3 demo car (which I testdrove 2½ months ago...) so I can only hope that they won't get that aroused to punish my baby.
Is there like an total engine run time meter in iDrive or somewhere? Because that would actually be more interesting in regards to engine revving.
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That's true... But those where like the first ones to come out... I know that at least my dealership has it's own M3 demo car (which I testdrove 2½ months ago...) so I can only hope that they won't get that aroused to punish my baby.
Is there like an total engine run time meter in iDrive or somewhere? Because that would actually be more interesting in regards to engine revving.
You are right. The excitement should have peaked by now, but as Gadget was saying, there are always people around looking for a joy ride.

I don't think there is any engine performance history that is displayed to the user via iDrive. I think the best you can do is to limit the kms driven, and in the process, get your message across to the sales manager. If they know you are serious about this stuff, they might treat your car differently, or they might not.

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