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      05-07-2010, 08:34 PM   #1
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European Delivery in a Month

Greetings,

Picking up my '11 E90 328i one month from today

Following Configuration:

Manual,M-Sports package (18" 193M Wheels), Le Mans Blue
Harman Kardon sound,
Xenons, fold down rear seats

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Congrats! You have to be really excited!!
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Thanks

Great forum by the way!
Learned a lot about E90s over the last few months.
Can't wait to get my new toy.

Excite...
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What are you going to drive while you wait for your car to come stateside after the ED?
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Excellent choice. I have seen the reports of several that have done the euro delivery and they all seem to have a great time. In a couple of years when I get a new car I plan on doing the same.
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I've never heard of anyone being disappointed, even if the weather was bad.
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How does the European Delivery program work? Cost savings? More choices?
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Greetings,

Picking up my '11 E90 328i one month from today

Following Configuration:

Manual,M-Sports package (18" 193M Wheels), Le Mans Blue
Harman Kardon sound,
Xenons, fold down rear seats

Cheers,
Just curious, what interior color did you get. Congrats on the new car coming in a month. It would be a long wait still
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      05-08-2010, 03:28 AM   #9
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Congrats man! Where in the Bay are you?
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Congrats man! Where in the Bay are you?
Fremont...not too far from you

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Just curious, what interior color did you get. Congrats on the new car coming in a month. It would be a long wait still
I got the black dakota leather with the dark burl walnut trim.
From what I heard it is the longest 8-10 weeks (if you live on the west coast) of your life after you drop your car off to be shipped here.

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How does the European Delivery program work? Cost savings? More choices?
I got quite a bit of savings doing the ED. Honestly if you like to travel it is the best thing to do. I don't think you get more options which is a shame considering how customizable these cars for the European market are.

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Excellent choice. I have seen the reports of several that have done the euro delivery and they all seem to have a great time. In a couple of years when I get a new car I plan on doing the same.
A friend of mine did his a couple of years ago and had a blast. I'll keep you guys posted on how mine goes.

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What are you going to drive while you wait for your car to come stateside after the ED?
I'll keep my E46 pretty much until my new car arrives around the end of August if everything goes smoothly.
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      05-08-2010, 12:59 PM   #11
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How does the European Delivery program work? Cost savings? More choices?
See my article for details..

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Travelers, when visiting interesting destinations, frequently bring home a souvenir or two for friends and family members. This past December I was finally able to bring home a diesel-powered automobile, namely a BMW 335d, Until …
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      07-19-2010, 09:31 PM   #12
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Alright,

Finally added some pics of my ED. Dropped the car off on June 15th in Munich and am still waiting for it. Visited following places during the two week stay:
Munich (obviously), Fussen (Neuschwanstein Castle), Garmisch Parten-Kirchen (Zugspitze), Bolzano in Italy, Stelvio Pass, Davos in Switzerland, Possibly Lichtenstein...took a little detour, Freiburg in Germany, Back to Munich to drop the car off, Flew to Paris

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Nav of some sort is an absolute must!!! Figured that I'd be able to navigate easily...yeah right! The damn street signs are so tiny...especially when you're used to the billboard-sized ones in U.S.
Got to Bolzano and was so fed up that I bought a portable Tom Tom.

BMW Welt as viewed from the Museum.
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One my favorite sightings at the museum. M3, CSL...remember when Jeremy from Top Gear test drove it?
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Our #328 locker at BMW welt
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The big moment
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And off we go...
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Another european delivery parked next to me at the Neuschwanstein castle parking lot
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View of Alps from Zugspitze
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Going up Stelvio Pass
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Hairpin turns...
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More hairpin turns
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Enjoying the view
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Random bachelors party in Freiburg. There is a keg on there with a designated 'driver'...everyone else is sh** faced. Guess who the bachelor is?
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Schwarzwald!
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Back in Munich...last car wash before drop off.
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Spotted a Alpina B7 at drop off...very nice ride
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Saying bye bye to the car
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Enjoying a last heff at Hacker Pschorr Brauhaus in Munich before flying out to Paris
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No pix of Paris since I dropped the car off beforehand...no one wants to see my ugly face in front of the Eiffel tower
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Many Congratulations!

Seems like the longest wait ever to lay your hands back on the car!
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      07-19-2010, 10:20 PM   #14
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Very cool pics, even cooler car. Congrats! It probably feels amazing to take part in european delivery... puts a lot of sentimental value on your car too!
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congrats man. hope you enjoy your car
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I'm glad you enjoyed Germany
Such a beautiful country and just so different from the U.S.
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Thanks for sharing.......Great pics I wish I could do a ED......
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      07-20-2010, 03:49 PM   #20
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Thanks.

I was trying not to go too crazy during the break in period.
The fasted I got was 130 mph for a brief period on the autobahn going from Freiburg to Munich.

Even at that I was slowing down this 318i behind me
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Now that is a TRIP!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!
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