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Old 10-05-2012, 11:10 AM
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Here is my detailed trip report with many photos:
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:11 AM
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What can I say that you don't know. This rocked! It was awesome! If you did this, you know. If you didn't YOU HAVE TO EXPERIENCE IT!

Munich to Switzerland to Como Italy to Venice Italy to Vienna Austria to Prague to Wroclaw Poland ... all the way to the northern tip by the Baltic sea (Gdansk Poland) to Berlin.... Drop in Hamburg!

12 days 6 countries
Awesome pics, awesome car, awesome experience!
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:28 AM
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A quick shout out to my new friend Greg Poland from Pacific BMW in Glendale, CA...greetings from Belgiium!
We live in Philadelphia, PA and we have had a superlative experience with Greg- much different from when we purchased our new E46 from a local dealer in 2000.
more pix and stories to follow when we return, but this f30 Msport is just a total gas to drive-I'm having a hard time staying within the 'break-in' recommendations . If it weren't for the HUD I'd be driving way faster than intended
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:01 AM
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The best trip and a new car!!

I picked my new BMW on 10-10-12 and had a wonderful time touring Germany, France and Austria. Loved the Autobahn!!!.....would recomend this for all BMW buyers. It not only saves you some money, but allows you to see a part of the world that is beautiful.
And thanks to Beewang for the rental of the GPS, it saved my butt many times.....
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:08 PM
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Light on the story, but here are some photos.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=656361

(starts at post #9)
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:11 AM
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My Trip Report - http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=663595

I need to look into 2 year leases for next time so that I can do these more frequently.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:09 PM
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I took a very quick trip to Bavaria over Thanksgiving for ED. It was a really terrific time made better by my three German guides! A little light on the ED details, but here's the post for those interested: http://www.guidezwirek.com/2012/11/a...ng-week-3.html
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:24 AM
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Nice car! Glad to know someone live in the same area. Will definitely try St. James soon.

A quick question here. I am doing a ED this May and plan to drop the car in France, but my CA told me I should expect up to a month's delay if I drop it outside Germany, which means, as long as 10 + 4 weeks to the west coast...

May I know after how long you finally got the car from the local dealer?

Thanks!

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My wife and I recently returned from ED of our new 2012 E92 M3 Coupe - the last of the V8 M3's. We toured Europe for 2 weeks, riding in style, and she wrote a fairly extensive blog of our experiences here --> http://ingagreg.wordpress.com/

First introduction to my new car @ The Welt.



Gotta love the rear of the M3 with those EU plates.





140mph on the Autobahn was awesome, and easily possible in only 300hp mode

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Old 02-26-2013, 01:28 AM
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What can I say that you don't know. This rocked! It was awesome! If you did this, you know. If you didn't YOU HAVE TO EXPERIENCE IT!

Munich to Switzerland to Como Italy to Venice Italy to Vienna Austria to Prague to Wroclaw Poland ... all the way to the northern tip by the Baltic sea (Gdansk Poland) to Berlin.... Drop in Hamburg!

12 days 6 countries
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:48 AM
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Nice car! Glad to know someone live in the same area. Will definitely try St. James soon.

A quick question here. I am doing a ED this May and plan to drop the car in France, but my CA told me I should expect up to a month's delay if I drop it outside Germany, which means, as long as 10 + 4 weeks to the west coast...

May I know after how long you finally got the car from the local dealer?

Thanks!
We dropped the car in Amsterdam on Thurs July 5th and picked it up at BMW Seattle on Sat August 25th, just about exactly 7 weeks. I don't remember all the specifics, but it took over 2 weeks for it to get on the ship headed for the US.

Good luck and have fun. It's an absolutely amazing experience taking delivery at the Welt and driving on the Autobahn.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:35 PM
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:49 PM
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X1 ED story

here is my write up and trip details.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=690762
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:58 AM
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Hello, I read some of your excellent trips. I thought of ED but I was told it was going to take 4 months total from ordering from the dealer to delivery to the dealer. How about your experience? How many months did you have to wait or how long was the process? I was told like this...

Order car from dealer - it will take two months to process then dealer will call me to pay then wait another one month to hear from BMW HQ then plan trip to drive car in Germany then another 4-6 weeks to deliver car to the US dealer.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:22 PM
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Hello, I read some of your excellent trips. I thought of ED but I was told it was going to take 4 months total from ordering from the dealer to delivery to the dealer.
Really depends on the order, but 4 months sounds like a reasonably padded expectation where you might get the car a little sooner, but probably not longer than 4 months for an east coast redelivery. Although if you're in NC you may also want to consider the PCD for your US delivery to round out the overall experience. Go VIP all the way!

I'm in the waiting period now after dropping of the car, but can say that ED is absolutely worth it for the experience.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:48 PM
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Really depends on the order, but 4 months sounds like a reasonably padded expectation where you might get the car a little sooner, but probably not longer than 4 months for an east coast redelivery. Although if you're in NC you may also want to consider the PCD for your US delivery to round out the overall experience. Go VIP all the way!

I'm in the waiting period now after dropping of the car, but can say that ED is absolutely worth it for the experience.
Just ordered our X1 SUV two weeks ago so too late now for us to do ED but I will ask our dealer if they can have the car deliver to PCD...
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:30 AM
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No its not, I switched my E92 M3 order 3 weeks after setting up for local delivery (just call them and ask to switch to ED and they will give you a date)
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:53 PM
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Post your ED photo & Story here!

Not a total trip report but just picked it up... http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...64#post7587064


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Old 05-26-2013, 07:23 AM
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Just got back last night. Haven't worked through the pics yet; over 1000 of them to sort through.

Here is the link to my journal: http://matthewandangelas2013adventure.blogspot.com/ . Pics will come over time.

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Old 06-02-2013, 07:10 PM
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That was an awesome trip. A MILLION thanks to all the 'Festers who put together the ED wiki, provided information, reviewed my itinerary, or just over the years posted something useful.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=699814
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:11 PM
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Thanks goodness there was no compliance rules on ED write-ups or I'd be over a month late...
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:13 AM
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:01 PM
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Finally worked through all the pics we took. Pared it down from over 1300 to less than 300.

Pics: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjF5v1K5
Journal: http://matthewandangelas2013adventure.blogspot.com

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Old 06-20-2013, 06:09 PM
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Finally worked through all the pics we took. Pared it down from over 1300 to less than 300.

Pics: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjF5v1K5
Journal: http://matthewandangelas2013adventure.blogspot.com

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Beautiful pictures and write-up. Congrats!!
Definitely gave me some ideas for my next ED.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:18 PM
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Beautiful pictures and write-up. Congrats!!
Definitely gave me some ideas for my next ED.
Thanks. It was a fantastic trip. Lots of driving; probably more than I would have liked, but Amalfi is a pretty long way from Munich.

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Old 06-20-2013, 09:21 PM
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Thanks. It was a fantastic trip. Lots of driving; probably more than I would have liked, but Amalfi is a pretty long way from Munich.

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Lots of driving is great especially in Europe
Look at my write-up in my signature. I just did ED last May and already preparing for the next one.
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