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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 12-22-2011, 07:20 PM
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Question Informal Survey: How many 'Fester either already have one on order (or will soon)?

PLEASE chime in if you don't mind. I'd love to get an idea...

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Old 12-22-2011, 07:47 PM
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:09 PM
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I'm a definite for a 328xi with ED and possible PDC when they open it for orders. Will report color/option combo when settled.

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Old 12-23-2011, 04:41 AM
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:44 AM
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:59 AM
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:28 AM
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:14 AM
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:53 PM
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335i soon to be on ED order. This time, went very deep into the options list. Buying sport package just to get paddles. How lame is that?
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:56 PM
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335i soon to be on ED order. This time, went very deep into the options list. Buying sport package just to get paddles. How lame is that?
You dont need sport package to get paddles(99% sure)
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:58 PM
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:43 PM
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Forgot to add another important question:

What color?

Stick or automatic??



This has the makings of an epic thread. Let's give it a proper start. Also chime in with your exact specification/option list. Believe it or not the data will be helpful for me to create a profile of what I used to call the "Bimmerfest Spec.". With E46 it was manual transmission, sport, premium, xenon, and Harman Kardon. Titanium Silver was by far the most popular color. I also ask that once you start taking delivery of your cars, let's assemble a gallery of all the possible color combination -- especially the most rare/uncommon/exotic.

When I first took over Cutter BMW in late 1997, it was sort of like what you see today. 80% of all 3 series were Jet Black, Titanium Silver Metallic, or Alpine White.

As as artist, I think it is cool to let the creative juices flow. I began experimenting with exotic E36 color/interior combinations, and came up with one that initially sounded disgusting. Well, I ordered it anyway. The owner (Mr. Cutter) when he saw it on the availability report threatened me with, "If you don't sell it, you own it Shafer!"



Anyway, we sold the first one the first day it hit the showroom floor. After that, I made sure to order at least one with every allocation.

I present you Techno Violet Metallic with Modena Natur leather interior...
Sorry for the poor image quality. Digital cameras were pretty weak back in those days...




What do you predict will be the hot new color for F30? With E46 Steel Blue Metallic was probably the most popular overall, next to Silver and Black...


If you are still planning your purchase, what color do you plan on ordering?

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Old 12-24-2011, 07:08 AM
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You dont need sport package to get paddles(99% sure)
Yup, you sure do. The sport AT -- option 2TB -- can only be added if you also order ZSL -- Sport line.

Trust me, I had two dealers confirm this. I also wish it weren't so.

It's also consistent with E90 configurations, at least as long as I was tracking E90s closely (until about MY2008). You had to buy the sport package on an E90 as well to get paddle shifters.

One big difference between the sport packages on the E90 and F30 -- and the reason I was willing to buy $2500 worth of pack to get paddles -- is that ZSL on the F30 offers four same-size tires. I suspect they are summer performance tires, but here in New England, nothing is more expensive than maintaining run-flat tires of different sizes; sometimes you can even get winter run-flats in the larger sizes.

(And, yes, I know many people hate run-flats and change them out for regular tires. Those are also crushingly expensive on BMWs.)
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:30 AM
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that sucks...i got the sport auto, more for the performace than the paddles...i actually prefer the old style paddle from my 335's where each paddle does up and down,,,pull to upshift and thumb push to downshift.. I had it down to a science...but i am exciting about the improved shift times over the ZF 6
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:14 AM
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Will be waiting for the release of the coupe. Not sure what color I will order but it will definitely have the manual tranny and most likely the m-sport package.
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Jon, if I don't wait for Msport, I'd do this. I would try to get saddle added as a special order, get black high gloss trim finishers, and delete the black door mirror caps.

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4AT High-Gloss Black trim w ZSL
704 Sport suspension w ZSL
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7AC Sport Line w ZSL
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2VF Adaptive M Suspension
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688 Harman Kardon surround sound system w ZPS

ZTP Technology Package
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6WA Instrument cluster with extended contents w ZTP

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So, for anyone who's thinking of ordering ZSL and specifying 4AD/4DL (aluminum and black trim), you should know that the dealer I am working with cannot figure out how to order this combo and is insisting it cannot be ordered on a US-spec car.

Anyone else heard this?
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So, for anyone who's thinking of ordering ZSL and specifying 4AD/4DL (aluminum and black trim), you should know that the dealer I am working with cannot figure out how to order this combo and is insisting it cannot be ordered on a US-spec car.

Anyone else heard this?
I was able to get it...my dealer had to make me get fold down seats
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:38 PM
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So, for anyone who's thinking of ordering ZSL and specifying 4AD/4DL (aluminum and black trim), you should know that the dealer I am working with cannot figure out how to order this combo and is insisting it cannot be ordered on a US-spec car.

Anyone else heard this?
It is definitely possible. Mine is on order that way. Don't know why your dealer is telling you otherwise.
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Jon, if I don't wait for Msport, I'd do this. I would try to get saddle added as a special order, get black high gloss trim finishers, and delete the black door mirror caps.

Euro Delivery Munich Pick Up

Base Vehicle
A89 Imperial Blue Metallic
4AT High-Gloss Black trim
LCLX Leather Dakota Saddle Brown exclusive stitching (Special Order)
2A5 18" light alloy wheels Double-spoke style 397
3DZ Without Lines designation outside

ZPP Premium Package
319 Universal Garage Door Opener w ZPP
322 Comfort Access system w ZPP
403 Moonroof w ZPP
430 Auto-dimming mirrors w ZPP
431 Auto-dimming rearview mirror w ZPP
459 Power front seats w ZPP
488 Lumbar support w ZPP
LC Dakota Leather w ZPP

ZSL Sport Line
255 Sports leather steering wheel w ZSL
2A5 18" light alloy wheels Double-spoke style 397 w ZSL
3BE Door mirror caps in black w ZSL (Delete: Would prefer matching color, but not a dealbreaker)
481 Sport seats w ZSL
4AT High-Gloss Black trim w ZSL
704 Sport suspension w ZSL
775 Anthracite headliner w ZSL
7AC Sport Line w ZSL
840 Increased top speed limiter w ZSL
4DN Highlight trim finishers Coral Red matt w ZSL
4DL Highlight trim finishers Black high-gloss (Delete Coral Red)

2VF Adaptive M Suspension
2TB Sport automatic transmission

ZPS Premium Sound Package
655 Sirius Satelite radio with 1 year subscription w ZPS
688 Harman Kardon surround sound system w ZPS

ZTP Technology Package
609 Navigation system w ZTP
610 Head-up Display w ZTP
6UH Real Time Traffic Information w ZTP
6WA Instrument cluster with extended contents w ZTP

522 Xenon headlights
524 Adaptive light control w 522
5AC High Beam Assistant w 522

3AG Rear-view camera
302 Anti-theft alarm system
465 Split fold-down-rear seat
494 Heated front seats
I like it.



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It is definitely possible. Mine is on order that way. Don't know why your dealer is telling you otherwise.
Originally a few weeks ago when the first F30 328i sedans were allocated there was at least one glitch identified in the online ordering
system that was corrected.
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