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      10-07-2012, 05:26 PM   #23
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SO SICK! congrats!
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Looks nice in the Blue and should think it's fun to Drive although think I'll prefer my RS3 if we have a bad winter enjoy
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Liking the look of that. In fact so much I've spec'd one up and have a demo soon, as a possible replacement for my wife's ED35
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Liking the look of that. In fact so much I've spec'd one up and have a demo soon, as a possible replacement for my wife's ED35
My local dealer isn't getting a demonstrator (I have asked).
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      10-08-2012, 03:37 PM   #28
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Cheers guys for the great comments.

Piling on the miles, and had a good spirited drive today. Flipping in heck it moves, and havent even gone past 5k revs or 3/4 throttle. Handles soooo well in sport mode. I can see why all the Magazine reviews are 5*. Think this little car will be able to keep up with much more exotica on the twisties!

The new gearbox is really up there with the DCT i tried in the M3 as well.

As for 4wd comments, the Mich Pilots seem super sticky...dont think you need 4wd plus it would ruin the way it pushes out of corners
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      10-08-2012, 03:39 PM   #29
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Liking the look of that. In fact so much I've spec'd one up and have a demo soon, as a possible replacement for my wife's ED35
How much did it come to?

As much as I like GTi's this car is in a different league when pushed.
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      10-08-2012, 03:41 PM   #30
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On paper the spec of this car looks ace and it certainly sounds like it will live up to the promising reviews, potentially a legendary BMW in years to come. Looks great imho, although the 1 series will never regarded as a stunner. I don't think is even has any competition at 30k - and it makes an RS3 look so outdated. Enjoy.
Yeap, it's not a pretty car is it....say like a coupe. But is growing on me!

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What is the touring mate?
This one is all show, and not much go (520d) - but perfect for the family and Wifey loves it!

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I love it and I want one (oh no!)

Regarding going PCP. BMW are doing good deals at the moment. 1 month payment as deposit and doing these at 4.9% or 3.9% on other models. Giving those who try hard up to around 9% discount. They are also quoting the GFVs conservatively so there should be equity at the end. The contract hire deals are more monthly with bigger deposits and heehaw at the end so a no brainier really.
Bingo, but managed to get a bit more discount as well

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Great additional pics.
Not bad for the iphone huh!
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      10-08-2012, 06:32 PM   #31
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Pistonheads get 1 today for the week should be a good review as they love the 1M:
http://www.pistonheads.com/news/defa...?storyId=26480
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      10-08-2012, 11:29 PM   #32
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Good spot!

That 1M does look fab in black though
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      10-09-2012, 01:55 AM   #33
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You know that feeling

when you meet someone again for the first time in 30 years? You'd hardly have recognized them on the street yet there's still the snotty nosed kid in there somewhere.
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      10-09-2012, 05:02 PM   #34
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Nice motor Tim - how's the MPG looking?!?

I've got a drive booked in one after my hols - really looking forward to it!

Does it give you the 'James-May-Fizz'? I know it's quick but does it feel 'special' too? I had a drive in an X6Md not too long ago which was quick but I didn't get the all important fizz!!
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Very nice !!
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How much did it come to?

As much as I like GTi's this car is in a different league when pushed.
Just under 34 k inc service package. Fully loaded
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      10-10-2012, 03:06 PM   #37
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My local dealer has a pre-reg one, same colour as the OP's car.
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      10-11-2012, 04:29 AM   #38
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Hmmmm, very nice.

Defo the best looking (and sounding) new style 1er I've seen.

As dxb says, "all show AND all go" for a change.
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Looks awesome!!

Might have to go and see if my local dealer have a demonstrator
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Nice motor Tim - how's the MPG looking?!?

I've got a drive booked in one after my hols - really looking forward to it!

Does it give you the 'James-May-Fizz'? I know it's quick but does it feel 'special' too? I had a drive in an X6Md not too long ago which was quick but I didn't get the all important fizz!!
lol, yes MPG is taking a bit of getting used to after the 330d, but you know what...its pretty good imo. averaging 32mpg at the moment.

In EcoPro mode, i absolutely hated the car, so only ever using that mode on the mway. no wonder it squeezes 36-37 mpg out, it dulls the throttle so much.

Everything else, yes I think this car has the 'Fizz'. It just feels so perfectly balanced (even the front and back tyres are the same pressure). In comfort (default) mode it is effortless to press on and gives a lovely composed ride. I think the adaptive dampers must also stop body roll around corners.

In sport everything seems to stiffen up perfectly and it transforms the car into a precision weapon. It just feels so right and connected..kind of like the reviews said - this feels more like a M car than it should!

oh and the noise......mmmm

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Just under 34 k inc service package. Fully loaded
Service pack for 300 is just a no brainer! Mine was a bit more expensive list

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when you meet someone again for the first time in 30 years? You'd hardly have recognized them on the street yet there's still the snotty nosed kid in there somewhere.
Love it, and yeah there is a resemblance!

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Hmmmm, very nice.

Defo the best looking (and sounding) new style 1er I've seen.

As dxb says, "all show AND all go" for a change.


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Might have to go and see if my local dealer have a demonstrator
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      10-11-2012, 01:58 PM   #41
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This car isn't in America is it? Looks interesting. Congrats.
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      10-12-2012, 03:05 PM   #42
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A impromptu vid, taken by RogerXP Not a bad sound

The ZF 8at is so quick at upshifting




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This car isn't in America is it? Looks interesting. Congrats.
Yes, a shame - but you guys will get the M235i
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Wow - those shifts are amazing for torque convertor auto.

I can see why evo mag said

a) the box makes you question the need for heavy costly double clutchers

b) it makes a better noise than many of the real M motors!
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The more I think about it

You know, the more I think about this car, the more sense it makes.

Dial in sport handling or economical cruising comfort, so no big compromise either way.

Kick-ass performance

Quite reasonable economy on long trips and not punitively bad around town.

Plenty of storage capacity and 4 good seats

An affordable price tag with really attractive financing and super economical service packs

And it does sound amazing

Hmmmmm
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