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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
BMWs throw back to the iconic 2002, with a renewed form and function. The smallest car in BMW's line up but still packs a punch. Available in coupe or convertible, powered by either an inline 6 in the 128 or the twin turbo rocket sled 135.

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Old 09-01-2010, 08:32 PM
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Hey everyone.

Just traded in my '03 525i today for a brand-new 128i (6MT).
Picked it up at VOB BMW in Rockville, MD this afternoon.

I test drove it last night - literally on a whim - and feel very lucky that they basically had exactly what I wanted on the lot: a crimson red, bare-bones 128i with a manual trans., and moonroof.

I jumped on it.

I can't wait until the engine is broken in!
What a blast!

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Old 09-07-2010, 08:05 PM
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Congrats. I just bought a 128 last night in Annapolis, MD area. It's on order and should be here in the next few weeks. Do you know how long the break-in period is?
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:49 AM
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Congrats to both of you. I did Euro Delivery on August 2 - now, I'm just waiting for the car to reach me in Arlington, VA. We'll have to do a meetup sometime.

BTW: Mine's a SGM 135i vert w/Savannah Beige, loaded. Had a blast driving it on the Autobahn. Break-in is about 1200 miles, so I couldn't really run it flat-out, but 100 mph was pretty cool.

The break-in time varies for various components (engine, tires, brakes). There's a list somewhere in the owner's manual.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:22 AM
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I did an ED too - and I was told, 1200 miles, keep it under 4000 RPM, and below 100mph...

It was tough, specially the 4000 RPM... going up and down the Austrian/Italian Alps. The 100 MPH was OK... straight line speeding is less exciting.

But I did eventually pass the break in while I was still in Europe. My top speed was a little over 125 MPH (200 KMPH) as indicated by my GPS. The speedo showed something in excess of 130... so I guess, that is the fastest that this car will see.
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:27 PM
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Hey Guys,

Congrats on the new 1ers! I did my ED on August 12th and was able to get plenty fast on the autobahns without breaking any limits (I think). Although I was told 4500rpm and 100mph. May have approached 4000rpm trying to pass a super slow truck in the unrestricted zone.

Should be going through customs now in Newark -- PCD next month maybe?

Looks like I'm still the only Blue Water in the District.

--John
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:45 PM
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Hey Guys,

Congrats on the new 1ers! I did my ED on August 12th and was able to get plenty fast on the autobahns without breaking any limits (I think). Although I was told 4500rpm and 100mph. May have approached 4000rpm trying to pass a super slow truck in the unrestricted zone.

Should be going through customs now in Newark -- PCD next month maybe?

Looks like I'm still the only Blue Water in the District.

--John
Blue Water is sweet. Very unusual color.

My car hit NJ last Wednesday. When I spoke to my salesman yesterday, he said it was flagged as "hold" by Customs. So who knows when I'll see it.

When did you take delivery in Munich? My delivery was August 2.
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Congrats! I did ED in July on 128i 6mt and took redelivery last week. I've been driving it for a week and it's amazing. So happy with the car!
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Love everything about the car, except the (base) stereo. I think the Honda Fit has a nicer stereo than this!
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Blue Water is sweet. Very unusual color.

My car hit NJ last Wednesday. When I spoke to my salesman yesterday, he said it was flagged as "hold" by Customs. So who knows when I'll see it.

When did you take delivery in Munich? My delivery was August 2.
Delivery was August 12th. The Toreador off-loaded on Tuesday, Sept 7th. Now it is in the big black hole of information (Customs and VDC). My CA hasn't spoken to me about any issues, so I hope there aren't any.

From what I've read on here and the wiki, Customs has to treat ED cars as special since they've already been driven and used and gosh knows, there could be contra-band in them there cars! Oh well. I've heard they can take 2 days to 3 weeks, but I have no idea how to check up on that.

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Old 09-10-2010, 11:22 AM
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Delivery was August 12th. The Toreador off-loaded on Tuesday, Sept 7th. Now it is in the big black hole of information (Customs and VDC). My CA hasn't spoken to me about any issues, so I hope there aren't any.

From what I've read on here and the wiki, Customs has to treat ED cars as special since they've already been driven and used and gosh knows, there could be contra-band in them there cars! Oh well. I've heard they can take 2 days to 3 weeks, but I have no idea how to check up on that.

--john
You can call BMW NA and ask, or your CA should be able to tell you the status. Blue water is a nice color, my 1 is le mans but had a 325i before that was arctic silver, very similar. Enjoy the new 1.
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