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      10-12-2012, 05:03 AM   #1
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WA Alpine White 328i M-Sport has arrived!

At 11:00 am I took delivery of my first BMW 328i M-Sport!! I was told that it was the first one to be registered on road in WA!! There was another mineral grey one for delivery at 2pm (looked very nice). Got a few nice gifts from BMW on delivery which was nice. Driving the car was amazing and had more power than I thought (coming from an Evo I'm used to a bit of power). I've got much to learn being my first BMW so more of my thoughts will come as I get used to the car.

Here's a few photos to start with. I will upload more over the weekend.
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      10-12-2012, 05:10 AM   #2
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Congratulations Mike. The F30 really does look great in M-Sport, no matter what colour.
Nice presents. Hey J1n, did you receive any gifts from your dealership?

Well, I'm picking mine up tomorrow, so it will be great to see at least 3 M-Sport in 3 different colours to start with on the Aussie section. More to follow soon no doubt.

Nice pics, nice car drive it well. Cheers.
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      10-12-2012, 05:17 AM   #3
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Congrats.. looking good there mate!!.. David they gave me a 200 dollar gift voucher no Moet lol

Mike: Feels like it's got a whole heap of power doesnt it. I'm loving the white ! I woulda love to get a 335, perhaps next time around =)

As I was the first black m sport delivered in Australia , I believe David will be the first EBII > .. More pics!!
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      10-12-2012, 04:50 PM   #4
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Looks great~! Congrats mike, love the M-sport look and AW deifinitely looks very nice in the M-sport kit . . . wonder if i'll get any presents from my dealer when i finally end up picking mine up?...
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      10-12-2012, 05:19 PM   #5
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I reckon the M-sport rims have a good design. Almost as good as the Sport line
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Congrats Mike, she looks a treat. Enjoy
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      10-12-2012, 10:30 PM   #7
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Gorgeous car Mike, did you get adaptive suspension? Curious as to how soft the car feels with the low profile wheels.
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      10-13-2012, 10:32 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone.

So far I've had limited time driving the car and unfortunately I've been summoned to Sydney for work next week In the driving time I've had the car has been a pleasure to drive. In comparison to my Evo the ride is so smooth and refined. In my Evo I could feel every bump and crack on the road and it was a raw machine that pumped out approximately 350 HP. So I guess almost any ride is going to feel like smooth and comfortable compared to that. I still can't get over how much grunt it has on sports mode. This is such a pleasant surprise as I was expecting for a huge drop in power coming from the Evo. One thing I would say is that I would definitely trade the horse power for the comfort of owning a luxury car.

I'm loving the interior. My favorite part of the interior is that steering wheel. I cannot believe how good it is. Has a really good feel to it and just looks amazing. I do love my Recaro bucket seats in my Evo but now I don't really need them and the sport seats in my car are just fine. Even all the simple things all BMW drivers are used to by now is just so amusing to me. The Bluetooth connectivity to my mobile phone which plays all my music (no more fumbling around with CD's or connecting mp3 players etc) and the ability to make and receive phone calls is just so convenient. The beautiful color of the dash and speedo is so pleasant to look at night.

The exterior...well I can say I've never bought a car without seeing how it looks in the flesh and let me assure you guys I was not disappointed. I had the car parked outside my office and it was attracting a lot of attention. People would walk past and either stop and gawk or keep walking but their heads and eyes would just focus on the car I've only ever bought white cars as IMHO it shows off the chunkiness of the car in turn makes it looks much more aggressive. Alpine white in the M-Sport was no different. I will also be looking into the M-Aerodynamics kit and rear spoiler in carbon and I think carbon on white is probably one of the best matches. I'm not going to lie I was very tempted by the Estoril Blue (that EB is soo sweet).

I haven't noticed any rust on my seats or any steering vibration (and I hope I never do). I haven't really noticed anything wrong with the car at all and so far it has been a real treat to drive. The only complaint if anything is that I need to set the car to sports mode every time I drive it and also turn off the fuel saving functionality where it shuts down the engine at the traffic lights (don't want to have it on until I get used to the car).

All in all I love the car... I don't think I could go back to a Evo on a full time basis but it has crossed my mind get back in one on a part time basis as a second car. For those that are still waiting for delivery I hope it comes soon but its definitely worth waiting for.
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Sounds like another very satisfied BWM owner~! I hope all of us with upcoming orders/deliveries share the same positive experience I for one can not wait~!
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Sounds like another very satisfied BWM owner~! I hope all of us with upcoming orders/deliveries share the same positive experience I for one can not wait~!
When is delivery happening?
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When is delivery happening?
sometime mid Nov at this stage... I'll start me thread when I get a firm date
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