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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 05-17-2012, 08:31 AM
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Just picked up '12 328i imperial blue sedan

Loving it! I went to the Performance Center for delivery. Very impressive facility and day long course and tour. Then driving my new car home through the mountains of NC and TN was unbelievable. Did the Tail of the Dragon in some rain/mist and the car handled beautifully. 6 speed manual with a sport line is a great combination in my opinion. I kind of wanted the M sport (mainly to get the estoril blue) but the imperial blue is fine. It's dark. Coming off my '09 montego blue I do miss that blue that stands out, but no big deal. It's how the car drives that matters. I got a whopping 36 mpg on the drive home. It was 630 miles door to door from Greer, SC to my house in Zionsville, IN and that wasn't on all highways. Took a lot of back roads with curves on purpose to test out the car.

I'll post pics soon. Speaking of that...I assume you have to still go to a website and get an address and then link that here. I just don't host pics much anymore as I usually just post my pics on facebook anymore.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:42 AM
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:11 AM
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:54 AM
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Pics, where are they?
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:56 AM
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Congrats! I love that color and am seriously torn between it and black sapphire...
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:16 PM
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Congratulations. We can feel your joy and would love to see some pictures.
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:52 PM
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Sounds sweet 'doc. Enjoy the new bimmer, and post those pics soon!
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:58 PM
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I'll post pics soon. Speaking of that...I assume you have to still go to a website and get an address and then link that here. I just don't host pics much anymore as I usually just post my pics on facebook anymore.
Congrats on the car. You can use the attachments feature when posting to host pictures directly here.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:15 PM
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ok...I just got it tinted. Going out to put on my bimmerfest stickers and I'll take some pics and try to post them here. Stand by...
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:08 PM
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Ok...I figured out the posting pics. Here are my first pics of the new car. Some are of the new tint just done 2 hours ago.
I did 35% on front and 20% on the back. I forgot to do the front windshield bar at the top that BMW now doesn't include. I'll have him come back and do that.

The one in the mountains is on 276 on the way from Zentrum to Waynesville. One is at Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg KY on my way home. A few of the tint pics from tonight.
Not the best lighting as it was obviously in my garage around sunset. I'll get more up in better lighting.







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Old 05-17-2012, 06:15 PM
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Nice. Congratulations
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:19 PM
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Nice pics and a really beautiful car. I think you're going to love it!
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:21 PM
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I drove a sport with manuel and thought it light years ahead of the modern or lux line. I question did the manuel and sport seats just lead me to think there was a big difference or is there a big difference? The car was black on black and I am not sure how that would be in summer. For sure if it had tech package I would have had a hard time turning it down.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:53 PM
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Ok...I figured out the posting pics. Here are my first pics of the new car. Some are of the new tint just done 2 hours ago.
I did 35% on front and 20% on the back. I forgot to do the front windshield bar at the top that BMW now doesn't include. I'll have him come back and do that.

The one in the mountains is on 276 on the way from Zentrum to Waynesville. One is at Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg KY on my way home. A few of the tint pics from tonight.
Not the best lighting as it was obviously in my garage around sunset. I'll get more up in better lighting.
Congrats from a fellow Hoosier.
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:39 AM
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I drove a sport with manuel and thought it light years ahead of the modern or lux line. I question did the manuel and sport seats just lead me to think there was a big difference or is there a big difference? The car was black on black and I am not sure how that would be in summer. For sure if it had tech package I would have had a hard time turning it down.
that's why I tinted the windows. Plus this car has a feature where you can program it to start the fans 5,10, 15 minutes or so before you anticipate coming back into the car so it will be cool for your arrival.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:20 AM
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Looks great, just like mine on the outside and MT too!

Dropped off in Munich this past Tuesday and waiting (impatiently) for PCD re-delivery.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:23 AM
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Looks great, just like mine on the outside and MT too!

Dropped off in Munich this past Tuesday and waiting (impatiently) for PCD re-delivery.
Sweet! got any pics of your car in europe?
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:40 PM
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Congrats - the blue is nice.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:52 PM
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Sweet! got any pics of your car in europe?
Link to my ED pickup thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=620251
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:05 AM
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Congrats, beautiful car, I know the spot pictured in the mountains well, it's a great drive. N4S
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:25 AM
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Nice ED write up.
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:22 PM
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Loving it! I went to the Performance Center for delivery. Very impressive facility and day long course and tour. Then driving my new car home through the mountains of NC and TN was unbelievable. Did the Tail of the Dragon in some rain/mist and the car handled beautifully. 6 speed manual with a sport line is a great combination in my opinion. I kind of wanted the M sport (mainly to get the estoril blue) but the imperial blue is fine. It's dark. Coming off my '09 montego blue I do miss that blue that stands out, but no big deal. It's how the car drives that matters. I got a whopping 36 mpg on the drive home. It was 630 miles door to door from Greer, SC to my house in Zionsville, IN and that wasn't on all highways. Took a lot of back roads with curves on purpose to test out the car.

I'll post pics soon. Speaking of that...I assume you have to still go to a website and get an address and then link that here. I just don't host pics much anymore as I usually just post my pics on facebook anymore.
holy cow!!!! That's awesome.

I babied my M3 home on the highway at around 70 mph.....23 mpg at best...

Been driving to and from work.....16 mpg

I wish I could have gone with you through the mountains...that would have been spectacular...

Maybe the next cars we buy
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