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F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current)
BMW's entrance into the 4 door coupe segment to go head to head with the Audi A7 and MB CLS

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Old 09-12-2012, 09:05 AM
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Also, the Canyon Brown interior moved the production back to week 44, so the best estimate is for a late November to mid December delivery.
Hmm...I wonder if I will have the same issue with the Canyon Brown interior.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:07 AM
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Hmm...I wonder if I will have the same issue with the Canyon Brown interior.
I will be curious to hear what you're told, although my dealership is pretty reliable when it comes to information like this.
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I have to say the ordering process is quite different with bmw than it is with range rover. When I ordered a range rover sport when they came out in 06 the sales guy pretty much said it will be here in about 4 months and I am not even sure if it will have the options you ordered. He seriously didn't know anything until the car arrived on the lot, although he was right about the 4 months.
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I have to say the ordering process is quite different with bmw than it is with range rover. When I ordered a range rover sport when they came out in 06 the sales guy pretty much said it will be here in about 4 months and I am not even sure if it will have the options you ordered. He seriously didn't know anything until the car arrived on the lot, although he was right about the 4 months.
Yeah, I've always been impressed with the BMW ordering process and have never had a problem. Can't imagine just buying a car off the lot anymore.
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It seems like production date has gotten pushed back on mine as well, but since my sales guy isn't at work today he wont know more until tomorrow. The bright side is that there are usually better incentives in late November or December so it could possibly be $1000-$2000 cheaper.

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Old 09-12-2012, 12:40 PM
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It seems like production date has gotten pushed back on mine as well, but since my sales guy isn't at work today he wont know more until tomorrow. The bright side is that there are usually better incentives in late November or December so it could possibly be $1000-$2000 cheaper.
Exactly right. I'm not complaining. I just want it in 2012, so I can use my CCA rebate for the year.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:08 PM
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Just out of curiosity, did you ever debate about getting a m5 instead of the gc
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Just out of curiosity, did you ever debate about getting a m5 instead of the gc
No, not even for a moment. The 650xiGC has more than enough power (especially with the updated engine) and loads more style, IMO. Plus, I really wanted xDrive.

I guess I'm just not an M-guy.
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Did you choose xdrive for the weather or are there other reasons. With my build xdrive was only 1000 more, but I thought ias sounded like it would be fun. Do you think there are more benefits to xdrive outside of needing it for snow or ice? Seems like I still have some time to change.
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Did you choose xdrive for the weather or are there other reasons. With my build xdrive was only 1000 more, but I thought ias sounded like it would be fun. Do you think there are more benefits to xdrive outside of needing it for snow or ice? Seems like I still have some time to change.
Yes, the weather was the major consideration, even though we barely had winter last year. Aside from that, though, I think xDrive makes a difference with the steering feel, due to it having hydraulic steering instead of the electric steering that BMW now puts on RWD cars. It might be anecdotal, but I think xDrive cars are a bit quicker off the line, too.
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Thanks. I'm excited. (And I have to make a decision about the wood today!)

Are Canyon and Cohiba the same color, just different names?
Yes they are the same and I don't know why BMW call it Canyon in the US and Cohiba over here. Regarding the wood choice I tend to like having the different colors flow nicely in my car and always try to make it easy for the eye to look at things without getting distracted.

The Fine line oak trim is nice but since the AC/Radio console will always come in black I tend to go with black wood trim .

I attached 2 pictures to show the difference between Fine Line Oak and Piano Black just in case you wanted to see how they look.

Please forgive me for intruding as I get excited when I see people order a new car but did you think about going with Vermillion red with Titanium Silver? because that is a killer combo an can be spotted easily?
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Yes they are the same and I don't know why BMW call it Canyon in the US and Cohiba over here. Regarding the wood choice I tend to like having the different colors flow nicely in my car and always try to make it easy for the eye to look at things without getting distracted.

The Fine line oak trim is nice but since the AC/Radio console will always come in black I tend to go with black wood trim .

I attached 2 pictures to show the difference between Fine Line Oak and Piano Black just in case you wanted to see how they look.

Please forgive me for intruding as I get excited when I see people order a new car but did you think about going with Vermillion red with Titanium Silver? because that is a killer combo an can be spotted easily?
Not intruding at all! I appreciate the input.

The more I see pictures like you posted, the more I feel confident that the Fine Line Oak just isn't the right choice for me. I do understand what you mean about the Piano Black blending with the black panels of the controls, too. Still, I think I'm leaning toward the Gray Poplar, because it has the right darker tones, but still offers some pattern.

In every BMW I have ever driven, I've had black interior. Getting something different this time, even if it's only as different as dark brown, is a huge step. I just don't have it in me to go for the red leather! Ha.

Thanks again for your input. Much appreciated.
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I'm sure your car will be a looker , btw have they clarified if your are getting alcantara roofline or not ?
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I'm sure your car will be a looker , btw have they clarified if your are getting alcantara roofline or not ?
Anthractite Headliner only, not Alcantara, unless I order the "full Individual package."
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I am still thinking about changing to piano black, probably need to decide today. I really like how it looks in the center, but I think it looks a little off on the doors. The Piano black right next to the brown seems a little off to me. Here are some good pictures of it http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=687915
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Thanks for sharing that link of pictures! Exciting...
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Just got word that my car has been pushed back to week 44 as well, I was really excited about week 39. XZLR8, it looks like we will get our cars the same week.
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Just got word that my car has been pushed back to week 44 as well, I was really excited about week 39. XZLR8, it looks like we will get our cars the same week.
Must be a Canyon thing! It can't come soon enough...
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What wheel option did you choose? I choose the 373m because I got the m sport package, but I am starting to feel like the 423 wheels suite the frozen bronze better.
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What wheel option did you choose? I choose the 373m because I got the m sport package, but I am starting to feel like the 423 wheels suite the frozen bronze better.
I'm getting the 19" Style 423 wheels, pictured below:
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Yeah, in my opinion those are the best looking ones for the gran coupe, I just wish they had a 20" option. I think the 373m fits the coupe and convertible better.
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Yeah, in my opinion those are the best looking ones for the gran coupe, I just wish they had a 20" option. I think the 373m fits the coupe and convertible better.
I agree. Of course, I'm not a great fan of the M-Sport package on any of the 6ers, especially the GC. On some BMWs, I love the M-Sport packages (like our 5 or the 7), while on others I just don't like it at all. The good thing is that anymore the M-Sport package is all aesthetics, so you're not really giving up anything by skipping it.
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I'm getting the 19" Style 423 wheels, pictured below:
Yeah those are the best looking rims on the GC.
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After going over the car again with my wife, we decided the m sport package really didn't make the car look any better. I am going to change to the individual package with black wood and black wood inlay steering wheel. XZLR8, I am actually going to do the opposite of what you did and try to get them to take off the shadowline option on the individual package, I like the contrast of the bronze and chrome.

I also went ahead and opted for the 20 inch individual wheels, if I don't like them I will ask the dealer to try to switch to the 423 19's.

So now back to the 75 day or so wait.

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