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hey,
picking up a 330ci on May 30th and gonna be driving it for about 10 days and am wondering if anyone has any tips. Im gonna be driving through;, Munich, Frankfurt, Geneva, Milan, Saltzburg, Innsbruck and Vienna. Curious on parking situations, gas prices etc... Also, how bad is it for the car to drive faster than recommended during break-in? Got the autobahn at my disposal and wanna take advantage of it. The only other option, if this is pretty bad for the car, is to rent a 911 or something for the day...anyone know how much this would run?
 

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Gas is expensive, parking usually sucks, but hotels have lots...

You have to see downtown Salzburg, it is incredibly gorgeus. I was there last winter when it started snowing, Chistmas decorations still out. Most beautyful city that I have been to.
 

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As everyone says, gas is expensive. I've found that cash is sometimes the faster way to pay for gas at some of the more rural stations which are occasionally on the low-tech side.

A couple non-driving tips:

In Salzburg, try the great beer at the Augustinerbrau.
For sightseeing, the best deal is the SalzburgCard.
http://www.salzburginfo.or.at/card/card_e.htm

If you want to see Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper" in Milan, call them in advance to make a reservation. They only let a few people in at a time.
 

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Hofbrau house, Munich. Ten Days there would make a fine Vacation!!:D :D
Take the Factory tour, It is well worth the time. Don't even bother with making reservations with BMWNA, just tell the receptionist at the ED delivery center to make them when you arrive to get your car.
We stayed at the Hilton City and they have their own parking garage, But the spots are small and tight at all the garages in europe. You can also park on the street, but after you see how they street park, you will want a garage.
Gas is expensive, but once you are on the autobon you won't care!:thumb:
 

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yeah i know gas is EXPENSIVE, anyone have any prices. I'm assuming 91 will be 3.50 to 4.00 USD a gallon. But not too worried about that, doesn't BMW provide you will a full tank on pickup? Just worried about parking, and the fact that this is my first manual car.
 

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myqhenry said:
yeah i know gas is EXPENSIVE, anyone have any prices. I'm assuming 91 will be 3.50 to 4.00 USD a gallon. But not too worried about that, doesn't BMW provide you will a full tank on pickup? Just worried about parking, and the fact that this is my first manual car.
Super Plus (Euro 98-99 octane) in Germany about 1.10 EURO/ Liter (~ $ 0.99)

Try to fill up in the cities. It's cheaper than on the Autobahn.
 

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wow, thats much much cheaper than i expected. Whats the lowest octane they got over there? Oh, and what octane do u recommend for break-in?
 

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wow, thats much much cheaper than i expected. Whats the lowest octane they got over there? Oh, and what octane do u recommend for break-in?
BMW recommends Super Plus. (you can find it in every gas station, so no worries).

You can use Super too. It won't harm the engine or anything else.
 
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