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Old 01-19-2012, 08:17 PM
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Place an order?????

Bought my first BMW 328i in February of 2010 and other than a few problems with the music gadgets I have loved it. Had to have my Satelite radio reprogramed and a new USB port installed. I guess I have definitely caught the fever. I am seriously thinking of placing an order for Z4 35i, Crimson, Black or Beige Kansas Leather, Brushed Aluminum, Premium Sound Package, Sport Package, and Premium Package. I have been back and forth for a few months on a 6 speed manual or the 7 speed auto with paddles. At this moment I am leaning towards the auto. It appears to me that this years paddles are longer and are up(right) and down(left) shifting as opposed to the short stubby paddles that work in unison. I would make sure of this and a few other things before I placed an order. I drove a 28i that had the up/down paddles and the car was wonderful, I have driven probably 4 different Z4s, including an M and I loved each one of them. Think I would go with the 35i for more HP/Torque. Would love the 35is but thats a little out of my price range. Decisions decisions.
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:41 AM
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You're correct on the paddle shifters. The DCT is an awesome tranny,if it's an automatic that you want.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:39 PM
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In the UK market, 2012 cars with the M-Sport package and the 35is get 7XA and non M-Sport Z4s get 2XA.

7XA -- M-Sport leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles.
2XA -- Sport leather steering wheel with uni-directional gearshift paddles.

7XA has the + on the right and - on the left. I haven't seen a 2XA car with automatic but I thought it has the other type of paddles. 2XA is listed as a no charge option on the US price list.

7XA is the steering wheel to get. I've tried both with MT cars. The M-Sport wheel is option code 710 in a manual transmission car. Same wheel but no paddles.

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Old 01-25-2012, 02:44 PM
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Thumbs down No deal

Met with the dealer today but was unable to agree on a price to place an order for a 35i. Dont know if its against Forum rules or in poor taste to mention dollar figures so I wont do that here. PM me for more info if it would help anybody in their own negotiations.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:59 PM
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Try a forum sponsor. Most of them will quote you a invoice +$xxx price. We bought our X3 from Adrian Avila at BMW of South Atlanta.



Here in the UK, where everything is different, people are getting up to 8000 off of MSRP.

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Old 01-25-2012, 03:09 PM
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Thanks for the info. Good to know that.
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:44 PM
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Reached an agreement!

Was able to agree on a price today with Bluegrass BMW of Paducah, KY. My order has been placed for a Z4 35i, Crimson, Beige Kansas, Brushed Aluminum, Premium Pkg, Premium Sound Pkg, Sport Pkg, BMW Assist/Bluetooth/ Sat radio with 2 clutch automatic. Was told 6-8weeks. Needless to say I am excited.

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Old 01-27-2012, 02:51 PM
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:08 PM
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Be sure to post photos when the car comes in!


6-8 weeks? Dealer must have had a production slot that was days away from start of production.

We live a lot closer to Regensburg and we ordered our e89 last week. We probably won't see ours until late March.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:28 AM
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Will definitely post some pics. I was told 6-8 weeks by the dealer, time will tell on that.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:36 AM
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6-8 Weeks is about right for a car staring production within a few days of placing the order.


Our car is scheduled for assembly on week 9 and delivery on week 12. This is the end of week 4, so you will probably get your Z just before we do.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:20 AM
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Spoke with my Client Advisor yesterday and he said my car would be finished being built on March 2. So it will definitely not make it in the "6-8 week" time frame I was given. Not a big surprise but of course Im a little dissapointed. He said the goal would be to have my car by April 1. So I am looking at a period of 9-10 weeks. I hope. So Andrew you will probably be in your car before I am in mine. Good Luck.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:29 AM
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Well that's just a few days longer than 8 weeks. Not too bad. I had my ED on 2/25 and the car should be either on a ship that left yesterday or on 3/8. Shipping info on the web usually lags behind real life a little bit, so I can't tell if it's on yesterday's ship yet. It's a 2 week trip, then it stays at the finishing facility in NJ for a couple of days, then it's shipped to your dealer. The wait is killer!
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:49 AM
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Yes JP the wait is starting to get to me. But I know its coming eventually
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:36 AM
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:36 PM
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Spoke with my Client Advisor yesterday and he said my car would be finished being built on March 2. S... He said the goal would be to have my car by April 1....So Andrew you will probably be in your car before I am in mine. Good Luck.

March 2 was the end of week 9. Our cars may have been right next to each other on the assembly line.

3 weeks to the UK. It takes a dealer here about 5 days for the delivery check and to get number plates and a tax disk. . . . We should take delivery just a few days ahead of you. . .
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:15 AM
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So Andrew you will probably be in your car before I am in mine. Good Luck.
Our Z4 arrived at the dealer this morning. They will have it ready for collection on the 15th, but we won't able to go get it until sometime after the 18th.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:24 AM
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Congratulations, almost.

Ten more days, definitely sooner than I'll get mine. A long ten days but I'm sure it will be well worth it!
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:48 PM
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Car at the dealer.

My car is in and is at the dealership. I plan on picking it up on Thursday if my schedule permits.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:32 AM
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collinite 845 for the wheels...two coats 12 hours apart.....spray/wipe with alcohol/water first to get a clean surface so the collinite can cross-link...
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collinite 845 for the wheels...two coats 12 hours apart.....spray/wipe with alcohol/water first to get a clean surface so the collinite can cross-link...
Collinite 845 is a great wax, but the problem with it and all carnauba waxes is that they don't hold up in heat heat applications, such as car wheels. They just melt off. That's why synthetics are more long-lasting. At least that's been my experience and what I've read. I know everyone has there favorite things when it comes to detailing; I've had a lot of success with Klasse products, particularly Klasse SG for wheels.
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I don't see a wheel really getting hot , collonite worked for me for years . I suggested it as its more well known.however a better choice recently seems to be polymers. The two that I really like are ultimate paint guard or Rejex.


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Old 03-28-2012, 11:33 AM
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Thanks for all the input. Will definitely look into this in the next few days.
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Congrats on your new Z4. I have 2 2011 BMWs and brake dust is no longer a problem, haven't seen any. It used to be a nightmare. I think they went to a ceramic pad or something.
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