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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 10-25-2012, 04:04 AM
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I'm custom ordering 328i and am unsure about a few options. The initial order I made didn't include the Lighting Package but I will correct that. What I'm undecided on is rather or not to get the upgraded audio system and what's the best color combination. Right now I'm thinking Red exterior with black interior with the red stitching. What are your thoughts? I know the color is something I have to like because it's my car but I'm partial to multiple colors and want other opinions. Here's what my order currently looks like.

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Rear View Camera
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Park Distance Control
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:44 AM
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I'm custom ordering 328i and am unsure about a few options. The initial order I made didn't include the Lighting Package but I will correct that. What I'm undecided on is rather or not to get the upgraded audio system and what's the best color combination. Right now I'm thinking Red exterior with black interior with the red stitching. What are your thoughts? I know the color is something I have to like because it's my car but I'm partial to multiple colors and want other opinions. Here's what my order currently looks like.

328i Melbourne Red
Sports line
Premium Package
Technology Package
Rear View Camera
Heated Front Seats
Park Distance Control
Parking Assistant
High Beam Assistant
Lighting Package
Looks great! I have black leatherette and black exterior. love it!

I also love the melbourne red, but the wife would not go for it. Titanium and glacier silver are awesome colors with the F30. I would definitely consider those as well. You can still get the aluminum with black stripe inside, which would nicely contrast the exterior.

You have to be careful matching the exterior to the interior. For example, If you get the dark blue color, you are stuck with the red lines inside, which would look a little weird.

My next car will be Estoril Blue II. It wasn't available when I ordered my car. Right now I am curious about the 4 series coupe and if it will be available when my lease is up. I might consider it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:45 AM
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I've seen the combo first hand and think it looks great, very "sporty." This combination is on my short list for our ED next April. My wife puts it #1 on her list.

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Old 10-25-2012, 06:47 AM
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I say go for the HK option. It doesn't seem like you are skimping on options so there is no reason to start doing so with sound. Unless of course you only listen to talk radio then the stock sound system is perfectly fine.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:58 AM
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You have to be careful matching the exterior to the interior. For example, If you get the dark blue color, you are stuck with the red lines inside, which would look a little weird.
I believe this is false, even if you stay within the parameters of the sport line. You can still get the black accent stripe with the brushed aluminum trim. That aside, I actually like the Imperial Blue exterior with the red accent stripe on the interior. To me the combination is "Classic" and "sophisticated" on the outside, "sporty" on the inside. I've got no problem with that.

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Old 10-25-2012, 07:12 AM
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I believe this is false, even if you stay within the parameters of the sport line. You can still get the black accent stripe with the brushed aluminum trim. That aside, I actually like the Imperial Blue exterior with the red accent stripe on the interior. To me the combination is "Classic" and "sophisticated" on the outside, "sporty" on the inside. I've got no problem with that.

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Yeah, you are correct about the black stripe, but then you still have the red stitching or piping. It may not be horrible, but just something that I would be nervous to risk.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:57 AM
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I'm custom ordering 328i and am unsure about a few options. The initial order I made didn't include the Lighting Package but I will correct that. What I'm undecided on is rather or not to get the upgraded audio system and what's the best color combination. Right now I'm thinking Red exterior with black interior with the red stitching. What are your thoughts? I know the color is something I have to like because it's my car but I'm partial to multiple colors and want other opinions. Here's what my order currently looks like.

328i Melbourne Red
Sports line
Premium Package
Technology Package
Rear View Camera
Heated Front Seats
Park Distance Control
Parking Assistant
High Beam Assistant
Lighting Package
Upgraded audio depends solely on your driving (& radio listening) habits/preferences. I notice you added the rear view camera and PDC. I assume you live/work in an area where parking on the street and in tight spaces is a daily issue? I've opted to skip these options since that does not apply to me and it's simply not worth the extra $$. Interestingly, it's almost the same cost for the upgraded audio which to me is worth it (based on my preferences).
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:27 AM
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I'd drop pdc and lighting and add the m sport package. That's just me though. Also add hk.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:39 AM
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How much are you paying for it?
I mean wow much above invoice? Also does the chart that you have posted show the invoice price?

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Old 10-25-2012, 11:56 AM
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328i Melbourne Red
Sports line
Premium Package
Technology Package
Rear View Camera
Heated Front Seats
Park Distance Control
Parking Assistant
High Beam Assistant
Lighting Package
I will be ordering mine tomorrow!

328i Mineral Gray
Sports Line
Premium Package
Tech Package
Lighting Package
Front Seat Heater
Park Distance Control
HK Radio.......

I am pretty damn excited! This wll be my first BMW I hope I didnt make a mistake lol.

I personally got the PDC living in Germany I have to do a lot of parralel parking in my neighborhood and just in general. I know its not that useful in the states but when parking slots are smaller than cars its kidna useful.

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Old 10-25-2012, 12:21 PM
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:29 PM
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I will be ordering mine tomorrow!

328i Mineral Gray
Sports Line
Premium Package
Tech Package
Lighting Package
Front Seat Heater
Park Distance Control
HK Radio.......

I am pretty damn excited! This wll be my first BMW I hope I didnt make a mistake lol.

I personally got the PDC living in Germany I have to do a lot of parralel parking in my neighborhood and just in general. I know its not that useful in the states but when parking slots are smaller than cars its kidna useful.
Congrats! I'm ordering tomorrow also!
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:36 PM
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Yeah, you are correct about the black stripe, but then you still have the red stitching or piping. It may not be horrible, but just something that I would be nervous to risk.
Right. All the more reason to go with the red stripe, to coordinate with the stitching and piping. Or, go with the Everest Gray interior and black stripe if the red stripe offends.

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Upgraded audio depends solely on your driving (& radio listening) habits/preferences. I notice you added the rear view camera and PDC. I assume you live/work in an area where parking on the street and in tight spaces is a daily issue? I've opted to skip these options since that does not apply to me and it's simply not worth the extra $$. Interestingly, it's almost the same cost for the upgraded audio which to me is worth it (based on my preferences).

i live in germany and yes there are many times when i have to park in tight places
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:08 PM
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How much are you paying for it?
I mean wow much above invoice? Also does the chart that you have posted show the invoice price?
I'm buying mine, through the BMW Military Sales Program so I'm getting a decent discount. I built it on bmwusa.com and it came up to $49,945. I'm not sure what invoice price is.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:43 AM
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Ok, so my final specs are

328i Sedan

Ext - Melbourne Red
Int - Black/Red Highlight
Lighting Package
Premium Package
Sport Line
Technology Package
Alarm System
Rear-view Camera
Heated Front Seats
Park Distance Control
High Beam Assistant
Harma Kardon Surround

I'll be picking it up from BMW Welt in Munich
Invoice price is $46,785 I'm paying $45,985 tax free
I will find out on Monday when I can get a production slot and I was told it only takes a week to actually build. So if I can get one of the November slots I should be able to pick it up in December. That day can't get here soon enough.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:48 AM
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Pretty cool Shady.... I opted to have it brought to me, the Munic thing does sound awesome. Did you use Pentagon? So far I've had a great experience with them.
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Pretty cool Shady.... I opted to have it brought to me, the Munic thing does sound awesome. Did you use Pentagon? So far I've had a great experience with them.
Yeah, I used Pentagon. I've been in contact with someone from there for a few years now. The last thing I'm going to try to do if get free car washes lol. Where do you take yours to get serviced? Just a local BMW dealer? From what I've heard about picking it up in Munich is it's an unbelievable experience.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:07 AM
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I just ordered mine Friday. I am not sure ill be here long enough to get serviced but the local dealer I guess is really good.

As far as the washes, yeah even in the states that's not gonna happen lol.

Congrats on ur order, we got just about the same car!
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I just ordered mine Friday. I am not sure ill be here long enough to get serviced but the local dealer I guess is really good.

As far as the washes, yeah even in the states that's not gonna happen lol.

Congrats on ur order, we got just about the same car!

What did they tell you as far as production date wise?
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:19 AM
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Said I should have those dates early next week but Mid Dec delivery. What about you??
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:21 AM
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Said I should have those dates early next week but Mid Dec delivery. What about you??
I dont officially make my order until Monday but in my paperwork it says December 10th but I was told it all depends on if there are any production slots available.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:23 AM
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Yes, that's a huge factor. I know just the other day it still said available.

Get that order in and we will see soon huh
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Yes, that's a huge factor. I know just the other day it still said available.

Get that order in and we will see soon huh
Yeah I'm hoping I make the cut, thats when I should be arriving from Afghanistan. I'd rather not drive the loaner vehicle.
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