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Old 07-07-2012, 01:42 PM
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My first PCD Experience

A few weeks ago, when I did Performance Center Delivery, I documented every step with photos. This of course meant it would take a while to sort through 2500 + photos and, of course, to write the article about PCD.

PCD was a fantastic experience. It's very different from European Factory Delivery but it's equally fun.

Make sure you make it to page four of my article - there are 7 multimedia shows documenting everything.

Finally, my thanks to Jonathan Stribble and everyone in Spartanburg for such a great experience.

BMW Factory Delivery at the Spartanburg Performance Center: 2012 BMW X5 xDrive35d

by Jonathan Spira

It’s been a tradition in my family that we go to the factory to take delivery of our cars. Even when I was a lad, I remember going to the local Mercedes-Benz car dealership for my parents to arrange picking up our next car in Germany.

So when it came to picking out a car – even a car for The Diesel Driver’s long-term fleet – one important criterion was the availability of Factory Delivery.

While this usually translates into European Delivery, that doesn’t always have to be the case. Two automakers offer factory delivery in the U.S.: Chevrolet, for the Corvette, and BMW, for all models sold...

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Old 07-07-2012, 04:04 PM
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Great write-up...thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:31 AM
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Thanks for the fantastic write up! Can't wait for my PCD pickup later this year!
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:18 PM
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Nice Article Jonathan !

....can't wait to go back again just as soon as my new X5 is built

My 4th and last E70 - getting an F15 Fter this one.....just to think a few short years ago I met you at the BMW meet in Long Island....

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Old 07-09-2012, 06:56 AM
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Great article! Thanks for sharing.

It was a pleasure to meet you and deliver your new BMW X5. I'm glad you had a great time and was able to carry on your family tradition!
Jonathan Stribble
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