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Old 05-21-2016, 12:23 PM
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My "European Delivery"

Today I embark my journey of European delivery. Flying from Seattle to Frankfurt (stopover), en route to Munich Monday. I put quotes around my European delivery because....I am not taking my delivery at Welt. Due to me insisting over the leather dash, my 340i wont be made as MY 2016.

Long story short, my CA David Padgalskas worked with BMW Welt and got me a BMW rental to help my family travel as planned. I had planned this trip more than a year ago, as I use my miles on flights for family of three, with stopover and open jaw, taking advantage of BMW drop off point at Zurich. Therefore it's a big win for me to have a car to carry out my itinerary, Thanks David!

Also thanks to all festerís wisdom, as I bimmerfest-evernote planned my trip as far out as I can, with great detail and suggestion from this board. Hope my trip report can offer data point and insight for future fester that hope to accomplish what I did.

Currently typing this in Seattle Centurion Studio, enjoy comp drink and snacks with family.
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Old 05-22-2016, 09:03 PM
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Is the BMW rental BMW Welt Munich to Zurich? Or pickup and return at the Welt? Or at the airport?

BMW does rent cars from the Welt.
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:06 AM
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BMW gave me a loaner 535xi to drive around. I partei the delivery experience just like normal ED folks would. Tour factory and dine in premium lounge. The delivery specialist even swivel the platform has my loaner on it, for dramatic effect. My family was treated very nicely, and we even got the key chain!

I would drop off the loaner at zurich like I originally planned.

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Old 05-24-2016, 09:21 PM
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Since I am traveling with family (2yr old and wife due in September), we primarily travel using limo service to/from airport/hotel. We stayed at Westin Grand Frankfurt, and the car service MySixt I used was no more expensive than taxi, while having a driver wait and help you all the way from exit of baggage claim to car (I picked executive class, was Ä48.3 from FRA to Westin). Driver hit 160kph in with full load in an Audi A7. If you have family, many bags or want to travel in style, not a bad choice compare to taxi.

I also find it beneficial to have Frankfurt as my buffer city. There isnt a ton to see in Frankfurt and I was glad to check it off the list while family adjusting to jet lag. for you SPG loyalist, if you are gold card member or above, you get to use Westin Executive Club, which serves breakfast, light lunch, and easy dinner. In Europe, buying water seems to be common, as in there are few water fountain to be found. Having access to club like amenity save us time to look for water, especially when we landed on a Sunday, no supermarket was opened for business.
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:07 PM
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Hope u enjoy ur vacation! Very nice that BMW provided you a rental car.

So your car will be MY17? If so the maintenance place will no longer cover wear and tear items and will be reduced from 4 years to 3 years.
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:38 PM
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Hope u enjoy ur vacation! Very nice that BMW provided you a rental car.

So your car will be MY17? If so the maintenance place will no longer cover wear and tear items and will be reduced from 4 years to 3 years.
I am fully aware of that. I am taking a gamble on that MY2017 improvement will outweighs the maintenance.

This thread might be less emotional than other excitement brought by delivery experience, but my long journal might provide an otherwise rare case for future reference. I was def. surprised by the warm welcome at check-in, despite I am not taking an official delivery. The receptionist knew me by name (hopefully not because my case being a headcase for them).

The other interesting tidbit being my loaner is a brand new car with ED plate. I speculate that this might be an ED delivery felt through. When I took wheel it has 0.4 miles on it. That's after being drove from delivery floor to garage and back. Equip with all the driving assistant package as well as tech package. I wish it was MSport but for a complimentary loaner I am not complaining.
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Long story short, my CA David Padgalskas worked with BMW Welt and got me a BMW rental to help my family travel as planned. I had planned this trip more than a year ago, as I use my miles on flights for family of three, with stopover and open jaw, taking advantage of BMW drop off point at Zurich. Therefore it's a big win for me to have a car to carry out my itinerary, Thanks David!
That's what I would call first class service on the part of your experienced client advisor, a Bimmerfest sponsor, as well as BMW! Will you be driving down to Portland to pick up your car once it's back over here and ready for redelivery?

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Old 05-25-2016, 08:57 AM
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So your car will be MY17? If so the maintenance place will no longer cover wear and tear items and will be reduced from 4 years to 3 years.
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I am fully aware of that. I am taking a gamble on that MY2017 improvement will outweighs the maintenance.
Don't forget that you can still get full maintenance for 48/50,000 miles if you want it. Just consider it an extra cost option like all the other options you select on your car. Or you could just upgrade the 36/36,000 miles to full maintenance, including brakes and the other items they no longer include in the complimentary maintenance. Even the complimentary maintenance is better than most of the competition.

Want longer full maintenance coverage? How about 60/75,000 miles? You can get longer coverage than that if you know you're going to keep the car and want to cover it for six or seven years and all the way up to 125,000 miles but obviously those last two options will be pricey. The 60/75,000 miles should meet the needs of most customers.
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Old 05-25-2016, 12:50 PM
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were there any ED festers attending todayís M-Day? I went pick up my car in garage and sneak in to premium lounge to snap some photos. roughly 45 M4GTS were delivered today, out of 60 Ms.
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That's so weird...When we did our EDs a few years back in February there were 6 total deliveries and 3 total the next time on our pickup days. Things get much busier in the Spring and Summer!
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Old 05-25-2016, 02:58 PM
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the M day seems to be a coordinated event that set way early than regular joe like me can imagine. In January, I wanted to set my delivery date on 5/24 or 5/25, but was told those days are full.

I saw a new M4GTS owner put Canadian flag and likely his last name on his new car this event on A95, I try to refrain myself not to glue my eye on his car (was backup due to accident, bumper to bumper for 2km)
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