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Old 04-22-2013, 10:27 AM
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The excitement is building. I'll do ED in two weeks.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:32 AM
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congrats.... Mine is too in a few weeks...
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:55 AM
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My new 535i///M 6spd is being built now, there is no turning back.

Nice !! But there's always a way to turn back. Also don't rely on that tracking system. I've been driving my car for almost a month now and when I go back and track my car it shows that it's still on transit to my dealership. It will get stuck at waiting to be ship for awhile. The best way to track your car is to bother the **** out of your sales rep. Congrats and enjoy !!!
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:54 PM
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im picking up my car on the 10th of may where do you plan on going on your trip
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:51 AM
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im picking up my car on the 10th of may where do you plan on going on your trip
I pick up the 8th, then Stuttgart (family), Nurburgring, Bastogne (WWII Battle of the Bulge), Longeville (WWI The Somme battlefields), Paris, Grenoble, Route Napeleon, Monte Carlo, Pisa, San Gimigiano and drop of in Nice, France.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:31 PM
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Mine is on a boat steaming towards the Panama Canal, disembarking in Oxnard, CA on the 24th of May, then being trucked to the Santa Fe, NM dealer. I'm watching the boat progress on the web & hope to get webcam shots of the boat going through the canal. Sweet anticipation.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:10 AM
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Mine is on a boat steaming towards the Panama Canal, disembarking in Oxnard, CA on the 24th of May, then being trucked to the Santa Fe, NM dealer. I'm watching the boat progress on the web & hope to get webcam shots of the boat going through the canal. Sweet anticipation.
Very cool, I'm signing for mine today. I'll be in Munich in a week to pick it up.

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Old 04-30-2013, 06:21 AM
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Very cool, I'm signing for mine today. I'll be in Munich in a week to pick it up.

Bruce
Congratulations on your purchase. It's somewhat mind-boggling how one can spec a vehicle and have it manufactured in such a short time. I ordered my '13 535i on 4/8, production started 4/10, production completed 4/19, vehicle transport to port 4/20, at port awaiting shipping vessel 4/22, on "Chronus Leader" Port Bremerhave 4/25, en route to U.S. 4/26. For many reasons I believe 6 MT is the way to go... I have a '11 535i currently with 6 MT. BTW what "Special Order Color" have you chosen?

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Old 04-30-2013, 07:22 PM
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Congratulations on your purchase. It's somewhat mind-boggling how one can spec a vehicle and have it manufactured in such a short time. I ordered my '13 535i on 4/8, production started 4/10, production completed 4/19, vehicle transport to port 4/20, at port awaiting shipping vessel 4/22, on "Chronus Leader" Port Bremerhave 4/25, en route to U.S. 4/26. For many reasons I believe 6 MT is the way to go... I have a '11 535i currently with 6 MT. BTW what "Special Order Color" have you chosen?
My journey begins next week, I've chosen Santorini Blue for my F10. (as seen on a 3 below)
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:50 PM
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My journey begins next week, I've chosen Santorini Blue for my F10. (as seen on a 3 below)
Very cool, sporty color that accentuates the blue shade of the BMW "Roundel" badges. I hope you'll share pictures from Germany of the new car.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:03 AM
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I hope you'll share pictures from Germany of the new car.
Will do & thanks!
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:41 AM
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You should make sure you have the black Bmw Performance grill and carbonfiber trunk spoil when you do your ED. With that color you need to replace anything that is silver/chrome with black asap!

Can't wait to see this.... Any plans for aftermarket wheels?

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Old 05-01-2013, 08:18 AM
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You should make sure you have the black Bmw Performance grill and carbonfiber trunk spoil when you do your ED. With that color you need to replace anything that is silver/chrome with black asap!

Can't wait to see this.... Any plans for aftermarket wheels?

Alan
Wow a santorini blue Msport 535
Oh snap can't wait

Ps is the adaptive drive standard on the Msport once again like in 2011?
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:02 AM
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You should make sure you have the black Bmw Performance grill and carbonfiber trunk spoil when you do your ED. With that color you need to replace anything that is silver/chrome with black asap!

Can't wait to see this.... Any plans for aftermarket wheels?

Alan
No plans, maybe BBS in the future.

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Wow a santorini blue Msport 535
Oh snap can't wait

Ps is the adaptive drive standard on the Msport once again like in 2011?
Thanks, nope the M Sport suspension is all analog in 2013 (I did not add the Dynamic Package) I wanted all analog, 6spd with M Sport springs.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:17 AM
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Thanks, nope the M Sport suspension is all analog in 2013 (I did not add the Dynamic Package) I wanted all analog, 6spd with M Sport springs.
Adaptive drive is in ur build order that u posted in the first post
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Adaptive drive is in ur build order that u posted in the first post
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FYI, the "Track My 2013 535i Sedan" for my 535i listed adaptive drive and other options although I never ordered them, which disagreed with the factory build sheet. Conclusion "Track My 2013 535i Sedan" of "My BMW" from BMW website which Bruce917 initially showed us may not be accurate at all & he may, indead, be getting a 535i without adaptive drive, as he desired.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:44 PM
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:37 PM
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You should make sure you have the black Bmw Performance grill and carbonfiber trunk spoil when you do your ED. With that color you need to replace anything that is silver/chrome with black asap!


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The black grills will be fitted at the VDC, what chrome will remain? The "535i" badge?
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:23 AM
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Fender light trim as well. You should either switch those out to body color or gloss black. You can get gloss black from any vendor but Santorini will have to be done custom. I would contact IND for that.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:55 AM
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Fender light trim as well. You should either switch those out to body color or gloss black. You can get gloss black from any vendor but Santorini will have to be done custom. I would contact IND for that.
Hey Al, I contacted IND about the amber indicator lights - they will do custom Santorini ones, I'll enquire about fender light trim too. I'm pumped. Thanks.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:22 AM
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:13 AM
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Santorini blue M5

Not bad (I have ordered the Black Grills too)
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Mine is on a boat steaming towards the Panama Canal, disembarking in Oxnard, CA on the 24th of May, then being trucked to the Santa Fe, NM dealer. I'm watching the boat progress on the web & hope to get webcam shots of the boat going through the canal. Sweet anticipation.
My car is on the same boat!
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