|08-27-2012, 07:29 PM||#1|
Drives: '13 F30 Estoril M-Sport 335i
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Miami, FL
When Dreams Come True: US-Spec M-Sport F30 335i European Delivery on August 13th!
Hey everyone, Sorry for taking so long to post this, after being gone for 10 days and the fall semester starting again it's taken me a while to be able to get to this!
Anyways, So I ordered the car from Vista BMW in Pompano Beach, FL. Special thanks to Omar Acosta and Sal Bromberg there for providing me with a great opportunity to take european delivery of such a great car and pricepoint!
I ordered the car back in June, when the M-sport ordering guide had just been released here on the forum. When I went to the dealer I printed out the ordering guide from F30post, and took it with me to the dealer, since they had not yet received any information on the M-Sport line.
2013 BMW F30 M-Sport Line
8Spd AT W/Paddle Shifters
Alum. Hex trim with Estoril Blue highlight
Driver Assist Pack (Not Plus)
Heated Front Seats
Harman Kardon Sound
BMW Assist w/Enhanced BT
After a couple of weeks, I received an Email from BMW Special Sales with a confirmed ED date of August 13th at 9:00AM.
So in the meantime i was stuck to the computer screen looking for the best flight deal, hotels, where to go, the best roads to drive on, etc... Needless to say I spent countless hours reading other peoples' euro delivery threads as well!
Here's the route we decided to take:
First off, getting to munich ended up being a mission... Our trip was supposed to be MIA->ATL->DUS->MUC, however due to a delayed flight and missed connection, it ended up being MIA->ATL->JFK->AMS->DUS and then a 6 hour train ride to Munich in order to make it on time to take delivery of the car!
My check in Time at the BMW Welt was 7:30, however they don't open the building until 8:00, so we spent about 30 minutes outside waiting to be the first people into the BMW Welt that day!
Leaving the Hotel, 2 miles away from the Welt
In the Taxi
Outside the Welt
My Girlfriend Vanessa
Checking In at 8:00
Just a rolling Chassis
When Dreams Come true Elevator
Getting all the "Boring Stuff done" as she called it
First Glimpse of the car!!!
And her sister!
We left our mark!
After waiting about 30 Minutes in the waiting area with all the food and drinks, which by the way is AWESOME! all the food was great! It was Finally time to take delivery!
After walking down the stairs, there was a laptop about 1/2 way down with which the BMW Colleague uses to "initiaite" the car to start spinning and lighting, etc...
Now talk about weird... My Favorite Number has always been 11, When I raced cars for 9 years, my number was 11...
And my car just so happened to be in space number 11!!
After taking Delivery, we hooked up the GOPRO HD Hero2 to the roof of the car for the "Victory lap" around the Welt! and then Valet parked the car to return inside the Welt for my Keychain and to do some shopping in the store!
Placing the GoPro again
Now we leave the BMW Welt and head southwest towards the Neuschwanstein Castle, what inspired Walt Disney's architecture for Cinderella's castle!
Happened to stumble upon this beautiful lake!
My Cousin, Adam who also came along for the trip!
super clear water!
And.... It's under construction!!!
Saw this E46 in the parking lot....
Using Top View for the first time!
Beer O' Clock!
We stopped at the Holiday Inn Express that night in Singen, Germany. In the morning, we continued our trip to Fallanden, Switzerland. The location of Swissvax Headquarters and their Detailing center! I had an appointment at 9AM for a full Exterior Paintwork treatment using Crystal Rock wax!
On the road again!
We stopped at the Rhine Falls on the way to Zurich!
Next Stop, Swissvax!
Pulling in to the washing area
While the car was being treated at Swissvax, We were given a loaner car (Mercedez E55!) to travel to Zurich for the day.
Back at Swissvax
Swissvax Factory Tour!
This is how the waxes used to be made!
Map of all Swissvax Locations in the world!
The Bottling Room
All bottles are filled by hand to exact weight!
Leather Dye mixing room
Products waiting to be shipped
Back at the detailing center, they were finishing up!
Paul Dalton's Crystal Rock Wax applied by Hand
The Interior (Not Detailed)
Now we leave Switzerland and drive through the Alps to Como, Italy, where we spent the night.
We took a tram up to this hill top for dinner
Our hotel for the night!
View from the Hotel
The tram up the mountain
The next morning we set out for the town of Bellagio on Lake Como.
Now we took a ferry to the other side of the lake to Varenna
After spending some time in Varenna, We set out for Genoa. There isn't much to see or do in Genoa, and It's a rather dirty place, however we were just staying there because we figured it as a good mid-way point on the way to Monaco.
The next day we got an early start and drove along the coastline to Monaco.
Unfortunately the pics from Monaco were all downloaded to my cousin's computer rather than mine, so you can see them if you look at my facebook, but otherwise I don't have the pictures...
Here's the view from our hotel the next morning before heading out to head back north. (Hotel Les Terrace D' Eze)
On the road towards Via Gran San Bernardo!
SO MANY TUNNELS!
Top view again! We stopped to eat lunch at this mountainside villiage. We ate at Hotel Suisse, which dated back to the 1600's!!! Insane!
The hotel served water from the stream behind it!
Rickety wood bridge we had to cross to the parking
now this was impressive! this guy made it all the way up to the summit!
Swiss border patrol didn't like the GoPro we had mounted to the roof, and almost tried to take it from me! I finally was able to negotiate with them that I would delete the footage... I acted like I pushed some buttons (turned it off and back on so it would beep) and made the guy believe I had erased the data
Passing by Lake Evian
That night we stayed in a family friends' house near Pforzheim, Germany, Just north of the Black forest.
In the morning we continued on to the Nurburgring Nordschliefe!
Giving the car a quick pressure-cleaning to remove the tremendous amount of bugs that had accumulated!
Now she was thirsty... 95 Octane... 1.77 Euro/L.... 102 Octane the same price.... Nurburgring in a couple hours.... I'll take 102!
Here's all the cars that were there for Tourist Rides
RHD M3's and Mclaren
For only 260 Euro/Lap take a ride in the ring taxi!
I bought 4 laps... I did the first 2, and my cousin did the other 2. Here's a Video of my 2nd lap!
After spending the afternoon at the Green Hell, We headed out towards Amsterdam, Where we would spend the weekend and I would return the car on Monday.
Bicycles everywhere! I had never seen so many!!
We rented Bikes
Don't get run over by the tram now!
The Dutchmasters, "May We Introduce Ourselves"
After all was said and done and having spent 2 days in Amsterdam, We set off to drop off the car Monday morning at the Port. Here's the last two pics i took of the car! The wait for her is going to absolutely kill me! It's only been a week (when I posted this) since I dropped it off and with 5-7 weeks to go it's horrible!
But worth every minute! one of those moments where you want to cry because you are leaving your car for so long, but you are happy that you got to do what you did!
Well that's all for the trip writeup! After dropping off the car we took a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf, where our return flight was from.
NOW THE WAIT!!!!
Last edited by ScheerSpeed; 01-29-2013 at 11:41 AM.
|08-27-2012, 07:47 PM||#2|
Private First Class
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
your thread just crashed my computer. no joke.
got a low memory warning and then a few minutes later my screen went black.
just came back in using Chrome and so far no crash.
i think you should resize the photos. lol.
|08-27-2012, 08:26 PM||#3|
Drives: AW '13 335i M Sport
Join Date: Mar 2012
Congrats to the OP-- I'm envious, still kicking myself for cutting my ED trip so short.
08/20/12 Euro Delivery (Re-delivered in U.S. 09/29/12): 2013 335i M Sport | 6MT | Alpine White | Coral Red | Tech | Cold Weather | Dynamic Handling | Rearview Camera | Park Distance Control | M Perf. Power Kit | M Perf. Brakes (red) | M Perf. Exhaust | M Perf. grilles | H&R Sport springs | 19" AG M510s | BMS clutch stop | Matched reflectors
|08-27-2012, 10:01 PM||#7|
Awesome writeup mate! Thanks for sharing.
2012 328i Luxury Line | Imperial Blue Metallic | Saddle Brown Leather | Premium Package | 19" 343M Reps
Thread w/pics here: http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=703355
|08-28-2012, 01:12 AM||#9|
Drives: '12 F30 Lux 335i 6MT
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: OC - SoCal
LOL !!! I now feel the pain that others had to go through when going over my thread a few months back...
Your's only one page so far, but was enough to make my finger tired from clicking endlessly...
and it was frustrating to never see the end of it LOL ...
Thanks for posting!!! AWEsoME trip that you were able to share with your GF and cousin!
I am very curious as to why the Swiss border patrol didn't like your GoPro on your car ???
I just saw your post just now it took me over half a hour to get through all the pics!!
I know it's not easy and very time consuming to resize all the photos!
Congrats on your Trip! now the wait LOL
but this community is here for you buddy!
(edit: you've been here longer than i am, so i didn't need to tell you that 0
Last edited by DrivenByE30; 08-28-2012 at 10:11 AM.
|08-28-2012, 01:44 AM||#10|
Drives: 2013 EBII 328i M Sport
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
thanks I feel like Ive been on a Europeans vacation now in my new car. BTW your car is sweet and I dont want to say ugly but that new body style and front end on the 1 series is very strange looking.
It's not illegal. It's frowned upon, like masturbating on an airplane.
|08-28-2012, 04:21 AM||#11|
Expect the Unusual
Drives: 2013 ActiveHybrid 3
Join Date: Jun 2007
That said, don't sweat it. AWESOME photos. Cannot wait to get my EBII M Sport ActiveHybrid 3!
2013 ActiveHybrid 3 Estoril Blue | Coral Red Leather | Aluminum Hexagon Trim w/Blue Highlight
M Sport Package | M Brakes | Technology Package | Premium Package | Dynamic Handling Package | Driver Assistance Package | Sport AT | Harman Kardon Surround Sound | Automatic High Beams | Parking Assistant
Ordered: July 3, 2012 | Production Start: TBD | Delivered: TBD
|08-28-2012, 07:29 AM||#14|
Drives: AW 1M + N55 mids
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: The Netherlands, Europe
Thanx for sharing.
Were you stoned on this pic or what?It's not very clear
This is were I met my wife for the first time some years ago already. Dam square.
You see two trees in front of the Bijenkorf , @ the left tree I met her for the first time(exit/entrance Bijenkorf) LOL , I'm not kidding.
|08-28-2012, 08:38 AM||#15|
Drives: Z4 35is
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Westchester, NY
Awesome ED! And the car looks great!
2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is- Atacama Yellow over Black Alcantara/Leather - Euro Delivery on 7/19/2011! - Write-Up/Pictures!
2011 BMW X6 xDrive35i - Sold on 4/19/12 - Alpine White over Saddle Brown Nevada Leather -PCD on 8/5/2010! -
2005 BMW Competition M3 - Sold on 12/11/10 - Silver Gray Metallic over Black Nappa Leather
|08-28-2012, 11:34 AM||#18|
Drives: 2013 335i aka Kal-El
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lake Forest, CA
I think you used my entire data plan loading those pics on my smartphone. J/K. Your trip seem legen- wait for it..... dary!!! Congrats and hopefully the time will pass by like nothing until your car gets here.
2013 335i Estoril Blue M Sport/ Coral Red Interior/ M Performance Red Brakes/ Enhanced Bluetooth/ Premium Audio/Performance Grills/BBS CX-R
|08-28-2012, 11:41 AM||#19|
Drives: '13 F30 Estoril M-Sport 335i
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Miami, FL
Tämperlistrasse 3, 8117 Fällanden, Switzerland
the paintwork treatment is 590 Swiss Franks.
|08-28-2012, 12:00 PM||#20|
Awesome post! I'll be going to some of the same places for my ED in less than two weeks!
2013 328xi Melbourne Red Metallic/Black Dakota Leather/Red Highlights Anthracite Wood Trim
Retired:2009 328ixi Sedan Montego Blue Metallic/Saddle Brown Dakota Leather Aluminum Trim
Retired: 2006 325xi Monaco Blue Metallic/Gray Dakota Leather Dark Burl Walnut Wood Trim
Retired: 2003 325xi Steel Grey Metallic/Black Leather Wood Trim
|08-28-2012, 03:17 PM||#21|
Excellent thread. Congrats on a fun trip and your new F30.
2013 F30 335i Estoril Blue II ///M Sport
2008 E92 ///M3 Interlagos Blue
2007 E92 335i Montego Blue Sport
|08-28-2012, 03:50 PM||#22|
Thank you so sharing so many pics of your amazing Euro-delivery experience and your journey through Europe. Your images have brought back many good memories !
You also clearly have some decent photography talent that I hope you will have the opportunity to develop.
Thanks again and congrats on your stunning new M Sport !!
2013-335i M Sport, 8 spd, Glacier silver, adaptive M suspension, variable sport steering, 18" style 400 staggered wheels/tires, M Sport brakes,
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