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D.J@RichmondBMW
04-10-2008, 10:50 PM
Just got home 20 minutes ago.....

Man oh Man, Drove the M3's, 1's, X6's and Diesels!!

Loads of fun! If you have questions please ask...

Diesels will be out Fall 2008-
The 335d was awesome, it was so quiet unlike any other diesel out there, and the performance....you couldn't tell if you were driving a 335d or 335i. If felt great!!

I took some photos while I was at the performance center.

I will post them up in bits.

Pay attention to the last photo in this post X Drive 50i - Twin Turbo V8 shot with the cover off - Notice the turbos are on top. (Also same engine that will be in the next Gen 7 Series)

Enjoy!

More to come......

D.J@RichmondBMW
04-10-2008, 10:54 PM
Here's some more....

All the diesel models were Euro Spec, gauges were in Kilometers.

D.J@RichmondBMW
04-10-2008, 11:00 PM
Random Shots -

Enjoy!

D.J@RichmondBMW
04-10-2008, 11:21 PM
More Random Shots...

Malfatto
04-11-2008, 06:32 AM
That's fantastic! Thanks so much for posting pics. Glad you had a great time.

Really like some of the details on the new models. The X6 continues to grow on me! Especially the orange/red one pictured in the showroom with the awesome wheels!

Can you comment a little more on the performance of the diesels, in particular the X5 35d. Especially the power, driving impressions, feel compared to 3.0i. I've heard a lot about the 335d, not too much on the X5. Thanks again! :thumbup:

D.J@RichmondBMW
04-11-2008, 07:51 PM
I been asked lately how the bamboo beige looks, how dark is it??, etc.

I took a few shots of bamboo beige in a Jerez Black M3 Coupe.

wdgiles
04-11-2008, 08:03 PM
What's with the electrical taped yellow jumper cable routed under the fan shroud on that coverless engine pic?

Juris335
04-11-2008, 08:08 PM
Do you have any new info on when the 535d will be available in the USA? Also, any info on the changes for 09 on the 535? Thanks.

5er Sport
04-11-2008, 08:27 PM
Thank you for sharing these cool pics! :thumbup: Just recently got a chance to see the X6 5Oi in person @ the VDC tour in NJ, Very cool :D

D.J@RichmondBMW
04-11-2008, 09:12 PM
What's with the electrical taped yellow jumper cable routed under the fan shroud on that coverless engine pic?

They had it hooked up to a charger.


Do you have any new info on when the 535d will be available in the USA? Also, any info on the changes for 09 on the 535? Thanks.

They will not offer a 5 series diesel until the body style changes.

Vitacura
04-13-2008, 01:37 PM
Wow.. some great pics! Thanks for sharing.

jeffng65
04-14-2008, 07:03 PM
Nice pics, thanks!

Did they happen to have a 1-er with Savannah Beige interior? I'm trying to confirm whether this is a two-tone interior or not. Thanks!

D.J@RichmondBMW
04-15-2008, 09:39 AM
I think they did have it in a Platinum Bronze 135i Coupe, but I didnt stare hard enough to see if it was paired up with the black.

Come to think of it, our 1st sold 135i had the beige interior and from the looks of picture it is straight up Beige. Check it out.

AEC
04-15-2008, 12:37 PM
I think they did have it in a Platinum Bronze 135i Coupe, but I didnt stare hard enough to see if it was paired up with the black.

Come to think of it, our 1st sold 135i had the beige interior and from the looks of picture it is straight up Beige. Check it out.


That looks like the Taupe interior. I think the Savannah Beige is a two-tone interior with black doors, console and dash.

D.J@RichmondBMW
04-19-2008, 02:38 PM
My buddy came to the dealership today with his J Black M3 Coupe and parked behind a matching sedan, and I just shot some quick pics, looks neat comparing the 2.

Very similar yet very different.