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SD Z4MR 01-03-2012 12:07 PM

Official NAIAS F30 Photo/Info Thread
 
Who's going to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit for the official US unveiling of the new F30? The Press Preview is January 9-10, Industry Preview is January 11-12, Charity Preview is January 13, and the Public Show is January 14-22.

BMW is on the Press Conference Schedule for 11:40 AM - 12:05 PM ET on January 9. Official website: http://www.naias.com/

Please post your photos, information, and comments from the NAIAS in this thread.

I'm heading for Detroit on Saturday, January 14, with family stuff on Sunday. I'll probably be at the show on Monday, January 16. I'll probably be late to the party, but I'll be taking pictures and posting them ASAP.

Bimmerfest Coverage of the Detroit Auto Show NAIAS -> http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=592814

Bimmerfest Detroit Auto Show NAIAS Photo Gallery -> http://www.bimmerfest.com/bmw-photos...IAS-Auto-Show/

tturedraider 01-03-2012 12:38 PM

hmmm.....it comes to Chicago in February, but Detroit is only a short train ride from Chicago. I'll have to think about that. It would be kinda cool to be there for the U.S. debut. I'm glad you posted this.

justinnum1 01-03-2012 12:45 PM

can we assume the car will be certified by this point? my car is done with production tomorrow and just going to wait at the port till the ecar and emissions and epa stuff is done

LS2 MN6 01-03-2012 02:33 PM

I'll be at Industry Days on the 11th (@ noon when the show opens).

Usually those days aren't as crowded so if there's anything particular you want please let me know.

pix335i 01-04-2012 07:42 AM

We will be there on January 9th for the press day and unveiling of the F30. Lots of content to come as it happens!

:thumbup:

Michael Schott 01-04-2012 08:26 AM

I'll be attending. I don't know the specific date yet.

tim330i 01-04-2012 10:53 AM

I hope Paula Patton is there to show off the BMW i8 :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcVthiuEtl0
(video from LA Auto Show)

CE750Jockey 01-05-2012 09:39 AM

I'll be driving in from Cleveland on the 17th. Question for you guys: The F30 is going to be in Detroit, but not at the Cleveland show a month later, forcing me to drive 3 hours to see it. One of the CAs at a Cleveland dealer says it WON'T be at the Cleveland show. Any ideas why? The only thing I can figure is that obviously BMW is an official sponsor for the Detroit show, but maybe only local dealerships at Cleveland. Yes? No?

SD Z4MR 01-05-2012 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CE750Jockey (Post 6542973)
I'll be driving in from Cleveland on the 17th. Question for you guys: The F30 is going to be in Detroit, but not at the Cleveland show a month later, forcing me to drive 3 hours to see it. One of the CAs at a Cleveland dealer says it WON'T be at the Cleveland show. Any ideas why? The only thing I can figure is that obviously BMW is an official sponsor for the Detroit show, but maybe only local dealerships at Cleveland. Yes? No?

At the LA Auto Show BMW showed the i8 and i3, the M5, and a Frozen Silver E92 M3 (but no F30 of course) which leads me to believe that BMW NA was the official exhibitor. At the San Diego Auto Show, none of these were there so it was just cars from local dealers.

I think that Cleveland has the same status as San Diego in the national auto shows. They're just not top tier! I would think that if local dealers have F30s they would have them at the show, but they may only have the initial three that they will be allocated, two 328i in the Modern and Luxury Lines, and a 335i in the Sport Line, and those may already be sold.

LS2 MN6 01-11-2012 05:47 PM

I got some pics of the 3. I'm too lazy to post them but I can Zip them up and shoot them over to someone if they want.

tim330i 01-11-2012 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LS2 MN6 (Post 6555977)
I got some pics of the 3. I'm too lazy to post them but I can Zip them up and shoot them over to someone if they want.

We got a ton but I'd like to see what you got. Please email them to me at tim@Bimmerfest.com.

Thanks,
Tim

LS2 MN6 01-12-2012 03:41 PM

I'll see if I can, I just Zipped them up (14 pictures) and the zip is 64 MB. I might have to shrink them from 4-5 MB a file...

EDIT: I uploaded them to Picasa.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1106248...eat=directlink

SD Z4MR 01-16-2012 08:12 PM

I just got back from the NAIAS a little while ago. I'll put my pictures up on Picasa and post the link tonight or tomorrow. Edit: Ok, here's the link to the Picasa album: https://picasaweb.google.com/Tom.Fot...eat=directlink.

Some things I noticed looking at the new F30:
Oh, the Estoril Blue II on the 335i with the M Sport Package is gorgeous!
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P...0/IMG_0580.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-P...0/IMG_0729.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-O...0/IMG_0730.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-L...0/IMG_0581.JPG[/IMG]

There was lots and lots of interest in this 335i with the M Sport Package. Everybody loved the color. There was also a 335is Convertible in Le Mans Blue to the right of the F30 and everyone loved that too, probably mostly because it was a convertible. It was a very popular for posed pictures. I doubt that most people knew they were looking at two different generations of the 3 Series.

SD Z4MR 01-18-2012 08:21 AM

For anyone that is still planning to go, there is an Owner's Lounge at the BMW display. Just show your key or BMW CCA membership card (I showed my BMW Welt Premium Lounge card) for admittance. A nice, relatively quiet place to relax with free soda (or pop as it's called in Detroit) and water.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-y...0/IMG_0747.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-w...0/IMG_0742.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-P...0/IMG_0745.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-K...0/IMG_0744.JPG

tturedraider 01-19-2012 12:59 PM

Tom, I'm pissed off. Why do they not mark things like this, the Owner's Lounge, more prominently? I'm here right this minute and just read your post. It's almost 3:00 and it doesn't open until 4:00 and I have to head back to Chicago in a few minutes. I was here all afternoon yesterday, but I hadn't read your post. I saw the room but had no idea it was for us and all they have is this dinky little sign and not one product "specialist" mentioned it to me. People are numb nuts. :(

SD Z4MR 01-19-2012 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tturedraider (Post 6573389)
Tom, I'm pissed off. Why do they not mark things like this, the Owner's Lounge, more prominently? I'm here right this minute and just read your post. It's almost 3:00 and it doesn't open until 4:00 and I have to head back to Chicago in a few minutes. I was here all afternoon yesterday, but I hadn't read your post. I saw the room but had no idea it was for us and all they have is this dinky little sign and not one product "specialist" mentioned it to me. People are numb nuts. :(

Bummer! I apologize for not mentioning that it opened at 4:00 PM. I also should have posted the pictures a day earlier. :(

I got to the show about 10:30 AM. I went over to that desk to ask a question and noticed the lounge and was told it didn't open 'til 4:00 PM. I decided to leave for lunch, ate a Coney at American Coney Island, took the People Mover to the Ren Cen, walked around and took pictures, then back to Cobo Center, walked around the show some more, and I still had to wait 1/2 hour for the lounge to open. I was the first one that day in though!

Sorry that you missed it!

Michael Schott 01-19-2012 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SD 335is (Post 6570220)
For anyone that is still planning to go, there is an Owner's Lounge at the BMW display. Just show your key or BMW CCA membership card (I showed my BMW Welt Premium Lounge card) for admittance. A nice, relatively quiet place to relax with free soda (or pop as it's called in Detroit) and water.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-y...0/IMG_0747.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-w...0/IMG_0742.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-P...0/IMG_0745.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-K...0/IMG_0744.JPG

That's good to know. I will be there tonight and will take advantage of the lounge. I'll see if I can get some good pictures as well and post them here soon.

Michael Schott 01-19-2012 08:34 PM

I was at the NAIAS tonight but apparently the hours for the lounge are very limited. I was there at 7:45 and it was already closed after only opening at 4pm. Kind of disappointing.


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