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Old 02-03-2011, 04:47 PM
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M-sport package question

I just noticed that the rear end for the 35i with M-sport looked pretty bad - is it actually like this or is it actually painted? Attached is a pic of the 35i with the m-sport and the 35is which always has that package.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:56 PM
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The front M bumper I like - never been a fan of the rear M bumper either painted or unpainted. But if that's what the configurator is showing - your seeing what you get.
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:39 PM
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Take it from a guy who has the ///M package:
a. the front bumper is so beautiful that you'll get over it, and
b. depending on the color you choose for your car, you may not even notice it.
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:56 PM
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I do love the front bumper. I also love that the m shifter has a shorter throw than the default one (and is black). The default wheels are also nicer. Steering wheel - don't really care. But the rear diffuser is killing me!!! (I'm pretty much set on the blue) Gaah!!! What to do!
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:11 AM
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I just saw a new white 35i with the "M sport package" this week. Personally I don't really like of the look of the black rear end, but with a blue car there wouldn't be as much contrast. You could also have it painted to match like the 35is.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:33 AM
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I do love the front bumper. I also love that the m shifter has a shorter throw than the default one (and is black). The default wheels are also nicer. Steering wheel - don't really care. But the rear diffuser is killing me!!! (I'm pretty much set on the blue) Gaah!!! What to do!
vivek_v_rane, When I was shopping for my car, I wasn't sure I wanted the M steering wheel that came on the 35is. You'll love it!
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:14 PM
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vivek_v_rane, When I was shopping for my car, I wasn't sure I wanted the M steering wheel that came on the 35is. You'll love it!
Right! In fact, I'm not sure I can go back to a non-///M steering wheel.
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Old 02-07-2011, 02:32 AM
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vivek_v_rane, When I was shopping for my car, I wasn't sure I wanted the M steering wheel that came on the 35is. You'll love it!
Yes/no same as M3?
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:47 PM
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vivek_v_rane, When I was shopping for my car, I wasn't sure I wanted the M steering wheel that came on the 35is. You'll love it!
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Right! In fact, I'm not sure I can go back to a non-///M steering wheel.
Sure hope so, coz I've decided to go with the M-sport

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Sure hope so, coz I've decided to go with the M-sport

Thanks for the inputs guys!
Cool, did you order it?
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:09 PM
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Cool, did you order it?
Yup! EDing in July
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:27 PM
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Congratulations on your order. Now the torture of waiting begins.
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:34 PM
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On the contrary, I still have to plan my trip, find good airfare, book hotels, budget for the trip, convert currency and plenty more to do before the pickup! The actual torture will be the redelivery...
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:45 PM
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Congrats Vivek! Did you go through Phillipe? When you get the car, COFFEE!
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:24 PM
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Yes/no same as M3?
They look the same, however there are some design differences I can see. Not sure about the feel or thickness, but I'm guessing they're similar.

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Yup! EDing in July
Congratulations on the ED! Make sure to take plenty of pictures!
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:32 AM
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I agonized over that rear for a long time and was so very relieved when I finally saw her in person. You hardly notice with dark colors..., to the point that I can honestly say that my baby's got a sweet arse! Here she is in Black Sapphire:
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:37 AM
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I agonized over that rear for a long time and was so very relieved when I finally saw her in person. You hardly notice with dark colors..., to the point that I can honestly say that my baby's got a sweet arse! Here she is in Black Sapphire:
Wraith, the rear end on the 35i with M sports package isn't the same as the 35is.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:21 AM
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Ahhh, but they are both camouflaged with dark colors... b'sides I was just looking for an excuse to show off the "Assets".
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:37 PM
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Congrats Vivek! Did you go through Phillipe? When you get the car, COFFEE!
For sure! Maybe even a (super-tiny) convoy around Tahoe?

I would've liked to go through Phillipe (more so after watching some of his ED-in-129-steps videos) but since BMW of Roseville was offering the same deal I went through them.
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:44 PM
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Wraith, the rear end on the 35i with M sports package isn't the same as the 35is.
Yeah, see the pics from my first post. However, I decided that the sweet front splitter and the ///M shifter and steering were worth it.

Besides, I disliked the default 18" wheel design on the 35i sports pkg, so I would've had to go with the 19"s, but then that would lead to greater vulnerability to rash. Since I liked the 18"s on the M-sport, I don't need to "upgrade". All that taken into account, the cost ends up being the same

(am I being too analytic about this? )
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:05 AM
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Personally, i don't like the front or rear of either....too pointy for my liking!!
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:23 AM
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Personally, i don't like the front or rear of either....too pointy for my liking!!
Too pointy?
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:27 AM
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actually pointy makes sense to me.. it def doesn't follow the organic lines of the rest of the car. I'm fairly certain they didn't consult the original design team when adding the rear diffuser.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:41 AM
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Wraith, did you swap your grills for black ones or did you paint them? They look good on your black car.
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I had the dealer swap them at redelivery. I also had them install the painted side markers, stubby antenna and window tints.
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