E90Post
 


Sparta Evolution
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > New 320D M-Sport Le Mans Blue



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-08-2009, 09:57 AM   #1
Penyfan1960
Trooper
Penyfan1960's Avatar
United Kingdom
4
Rep
174
Posts

Drives: 320D M-Sport Le Mans Blue
Join Date: May 2009
Location: S E London

iTrader: (0)

New 320D M-Sport Le Mans Blue

Due to collect my new motor this coming Thursday

320D M-Sport Le Mans Blue
Media Package inc Prof Sat Nav
Visibility Package inc Xenon headlights
Beige Leather
Seat heating
Servotronic steering
Split rear seats
Lumbar support (essential for me, as I donít like the numb bum!)
Business HiFi
USB interface
Red Brown Fig Eucalyptus dash board (Wife hates brushed Ali)
Extended storage
Head restraints rear & folding
Ext mirrors folding+ auto dimming

Well thatís about it. The budget couldnít go for much else, but it includes an Auto gearbox as most of my driving is between traffic lights London & motorway driving. Nice twisty B class roads are exceedingly rare, unless itís around the local housing estate.

As a matter of interest placed the order 13 weeks ago. But I did change the colour a couple of weeks into the order. Seems along time!
Previously had a 320i SE, so it will be interesting to compare the difference.
Will post some pics soon!
Cheers!
Appreciate 0
      09-08-2009, 10:06 AM   #2
rogerxp
Major General
rogerxp's Avatar
United Kingdom
77
Rep
5,945
Posts

Drives: M3 Comp Pack / QQ+2 Tekna
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Stockport, Cheshire

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Sounds like a lovely motor. Bet you'll be well chuffed with it. Nice spec too (can't beleive more people don't spec the split/fold rear seats - a godsend in an E90 - should be standard imo).
__________________
Current -: MW E92 M3 Competition Pack / Qashqai+2 Tekna 1.6dci
Gone -: 370Z GT Roadster; BMW X3 3.0d xdrive M Sport; E46 330i M Sport Coupe; Mazda RX8 231; Nissan 350Z GT Roadster; BMW E90 330d M Sport; BMW E92 335i SE; Maserati 4200; Nissan 350Z; Honda S2000; Astra Coupe Turbo; Ford Probe
Appreciate 0
      09-08-2009, 10:55 AM   #3
Oil Burner
Captain
Oil Burner's Avatar
7
Rep
615
Posts

Drives: E93 330d SE Auto
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Wilts

iTrader: (0)

sounds nice, look forward to seeing the pics
Appreciate 0
      09-08-2009, 11:02 AM   #4
kceire
Private
kceire's Avatar
Ireland
1
Rep
97
Posts

Drives: 2007 E90 318d
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Dublin, Ireland

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penyfan1960 View Post
Due to collect my new motor this coming Thursday

320D M-Sport Le Mans Blue
Media Package inc Prof Sat Nav
Visibility Package inc Xenon headlights
Beige Leather
Seat heating
Servotronic steering
Split rear seats
Lumbar support (essential for me, as I donít like the numb bum!)
Business HiFi
USB interface
Red Brown Fig Eucalyptus dash board (Wife hates brushed Ali)
Extended storage
Head restraints rear & folding
Ext mirrors folding+ auto dimming

Well thatís about it. The budget couldnít go for much else, but it includes an Auto gearbox as most of my driving is between traffic lights London & motorway driving. Nice twisty B class roads are exceedingly rare, unless itís around the local housing estate.

As a matter of interest placed the order 13 weeks ago. But I did change the colour a couple of weeks into the order. Seems along time!
Previously had a 320i SE, so it will be interesting to compare the difference.
Will post some pics soon!
Cheers!
could you of specced anything else you've ticked the boxes on the right options though. best of luck when it comes, and get some pics up.
__________________
2007 E90 Titanium Silver BMW 318d M-Sport
2008 E60 LCI Alpine White BMW 520d M-Sport
Appreciate 0
      09-10-2009, 11:52 AM   #5
Penyfan1960
Trooper
Penyfan1960's Avatar
United Kingdom
4
Rep
174
Posts

Drives: 320D M-Sport Le Mans Blue
Join Date: May 2009
Location: S E London

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penyfan1960 View Post
Due to collect my new motor this coming Thursday

320D M-Sport Le Mans Blue
Media Package inc Prof Sat Nav
Visibility Package inc Xenon headlights
Beige Leather
Seat heating
Servotronic steering
Split rear seats
Lumbar support (essential for me, as I donít like the numb bum!)
Business HiFi
USB interface
Red Brown Fig Eucalyptus dash board (Wife hates brushed Ali)
Extended storage
Head restraints rear & folding
Ext mirrors folding+ auto dimming

Well thatís about it. The budget couldnít go for much else, but it includes an Auto gearbox as most of my driving is between traffic lights London & motorway driving. Nice twisty B class roads are exceedingly rare, unless itís around the local housing estate.

As a matter of interest placed the order 13 weeks ago. But I did change the colour a couple of weeks into the order. Seems along time!
Previously had a 320i SE, so it will be interesting to compare the difference.
Will post some pics soon!
Cheers!
Thought I was going to collect my new motor today but no! B....... Bank put the wrong account number on the electronic transfer docs,
so the money went in too late They are abosolute piecans. You just wouldn't believe what else went on. Such as, they wouln't correct their error by 'phone, I had to go back to the High Street to correct their error! Believe me, I could go on! So collection of the motor will be tomorrow. Next week I will be going elsewhere for my banking. Be very wary of B....... Bank
PS I understand that all their Branches will no longer be open on Saturdays. I fear they are going down the tubes!
Appreciate 0
      09-10-2009, 12:31 PM   #6
ElegantSpoon
There I was balls deep in a...
ElegantSpoon's Avatar
19
Rep
1,470
Posts

Drives: BMW E90 320D
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Devon, UK

iTrader: (0)

Remember to take some pics
__________________
BMW E90 320D Sapphire Black, Angel Eyes, BMW Performance Extras, Carbon Fabric Trim
Appreciate 0
      09-11-2009, 02:58 AM   #7
bob mushroom
Second Lieutenant
bob mushroom's Avatar
2
Rep
239
Posts

Drives: e90 320d MSport
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: a muddy patch in Yorkshire, UK

iTrader: (0)

A good choice there nd hopefully a good price. Look forward to the pics
__________________
Le Mans Blue 320D Blacklines MSport 18"193's /Black Dakota Heated leather/Auto Rain & Light Sensors/Comfort Access/Xenon Lights/6FL USB Port/Bluetooth/Sun Protection Glass/Park Distance Control
Appreciate 0
      09-11-2009, 03:00 AM   #8
JLR1969
Brigadier General
United Kingdom
37
Rep
3,398
Posts

Drives: 2014 520d M Sport
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Somerset

iTrader: (1)

Come on lets see some pics
Appreciate 0
      09-11-2009, 05:24 AM   #9
dxb335d
The Tarmac Terrorist
dxb335d's Avatar
England
391
Rep
29,297
Posts

Drives: E46 M3 CS
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: ''Fandango Towers''

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
Very happy for you, i think you will find this car will have ''more go'' than your previous one!

Looking forward to the pics.
__________________
997.2 GT3
Appreciate 0
      09-13-2009, 12:07 PM   #10
Penyfan1960
Trooper
Penyfan1960's Avatar
United Kingdom
4
Rep
174
Posts

Drives: 320D M-Sport Le Mans Blue
Join Date: May 2009
Location: S E London

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penyfan1960 View Post
Due to collect my new motor this coming Thursday

320D M-Sport Le Mans Blue
Media Package inc Prof Sat Nav
Visibility Package inc Xenon headlights
Beige Leather
Seat heating
Servotronic steering
Split rear seats
Lumbar support (essential for me, as I donít like the numb bum!)
Business HiFi
USB interface
Red Brown Fig Eucalyptus dash board (Wife hates brushed Ali)
Extended storage
Head restraints rear & folding
Ext mirrors folding+ auto dimming

Well thatís about it. The budget couldnít go for much else, but it includes an Auto gearbox as most of my driving is between traffic lights London & motorway driving. Nice twisty B class roads are exceedingly rare, unless itís around the local housing estate.

As a matter of interest placed the order 13 weeks ago. But I did change the colour a couple of weeks into the order. Seems along time!
Previously had a 320i SE, so it will be interesting to compare the difference.
Will post some pics soon!
Cheers!
Well, picked up the new motor two days ago. Very nice it is too. Well worth waiting for.
Have posted a few pics. The interior Ďwoodworkí might not suit all, but with the Beige leather it looks better that the pics would have you believe. Brushed ali is very nondescript in comparison. (In my opinion)
The Le Mans Blue is an outstanding colour. When we collected the car, it literally stood out amongst the rest in the Dealers car park.
The car drives and rides beautifully. It rides the potholes and manhole covers smoothly, sufficient for my Wife to make comment, undoubtedly better than the 320i SE. The cornering is very flat, again better than the 320i SE. Cannot understand how the Motoring Press say the M-Sport gives a hard ride. I believe it could be in their imagination!
There is a slight diesel noise on tick over, but nothing like a London black cab!
Possibly on some motorway surfaces there appears to be a little more tyre noise. Due no doubt to the larger tyres compared with the 320i SE.
The Xenon headlights give a fantastic spread, left, right and distance, of white light. I just hope they are aligned correctly! Am now looking forward (almost) to a good spell of night time driving!
The Servotronic steering has made a real difference. Parking now is almost pleasant! Definitely worth having.
Yes, all-in-all the M-Sport was a good decision to make. I think we ticked the right box.
When collecting the car, my wife & I received top class attention from the BMW Sales Exec, who carefully and unhurriedly, went over all the controls and aspects of the car. Nothing was too much trouble. Never had such treatment before, and I have had a few new motors in my time and what with the discount I am
Get one soon!
Cheers!
PS Any ideas on some 'extras' that would be worth considering?
Attached Images
     
Appreciate 0
      09-13-2009, 12:14 PM   #11
SiKkBaSs
GTR'in it
United Kingdom
68
Rep
4,428
Posts

Drives: Nissan GTR Black Edition
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Kensington, London

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 325i  [0.00]
Very nice LCI.
Appreciate 0
      09-13-2009, 12:40 PM   #12
omaragha
Lieutenant Colonel
United Kingdom
22
Rep
1,893
Posts

Drives: 335i DCT E93
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Windsor, UK

iTrader: (4)

Nice colour !!!!!!
__________________
Engine Mods: JB4 G5 ISO, Wedge Flash, BMS DCI, ETS FMIC, ER CP, AR Catless DP's, BMS OCC, BMS Cowel filters & Forge DV's.
Running Gear Mods: Graphite Atomic CSL's, Birds B3 Suspension, Stoptech Grooved Rotors & Yellow Stuff pads.
Cosmetic: Performance Grill and Diffuser, Carbon Badges, Carbon Interior
Appreciate 0
      09-13-2009, 12:46 PM   #13
ElegantSpoon
There I was balls deep in a...
ElegantSpoon's Avatar
19
Rep
1,470
Posts

Drives: BMW E90 320D
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Devon, UK

iTrader: (0)

Looks great but not 100% sure on the wood. Piano black would look lovely in there!

Next step is a remap?
__________________
BMW E90 320D Sapphire Black, Angel Eyes, BMW Performance Extras, Carbon Fabric Trim
Appreciate 0
      09-13-2009, 01:07 PM   #14
Penyfan1960
Trooper
Penyfan1960's Avatar
United Kingdom
4
Rep
174
Posts

Drives: 320D M-Sport Le Mans Blue
Join Date: May 2009
Location: S E London

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ElegantSpoon View Post
Looks great but not 100% sure on the wood. Piano black would look lovely in there!

Next step is a remap?
Piano black? Yes, that was put up as a possible option but did not go down too well with my 'commitments indoors' unfortunatly. I would have quite liked an all black interior. To me black is quite smart and would, I think, have gone quite well with the Le Mans Blue. But a bright interior won the day.
A remap could be a possibility at the end of the warranty period.
Cheers!
Appreciate 0
      09-13-2009, 01:10 PM   #15
ElegantSpoon
There I was balls deep in a...
ElegantSpoon's Avatar
19
Rep
1,470
Posts

Drives: BMW E90 320D
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Devon, UK

iTrader: (0)

It might be called something else on the E90 but on the Z4 it was called piano black. Its basically highly polished black trim instead of wood/aluminium etc.
__________________
BMW E90 320D Sapphire Black, Angel Eyes, BMW Performance Extras, Carbon Fabric Trim
Appreciate 0
      09-13-2009, 01:12 PM   #16
M3-FAST
Defected to the dark side.....
M3-FAST's Avatar
England
84
Rep
5,791
Posts

Drives: BMW M5 LCi
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Stafford, UK

iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Looks lovely but 'sporty' and 'wood' don't belong in the same sentence, lol

I really like LMB and I think it suits M-sport E90's really well
Appreciate 0
      09-13-2009, 01:15 PM   #17
Oil Burner
Captain
Oil Burner's Avatar
7
Rep
615
Posts

Drives: E93 330d SE Auto
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Wilts

iTrader: (0)

mine has the beige leather and the piano black trim, and it does look good. Piano black seems to attract the dust though

anyway far more importantly your car looks great
Appreciate 0
      09-13-2009, 04:01 PM   #18
Nickleback
Private First Class
Nickleback's Avatar
United Kingdom
2
Rep
118
Posts

Drives: E92 335D M Sport
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Down South

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by M3-FAST View Post
Looks lovely but 'sporty' and 'wood' don't belong in the same sentence, lol

I really like LMB and I think it suits M-sport E90's really well
+1
Great colour & leather combo, not feelin the wood tho !!
__________________
I am their leader, which way did they go ?
Appreciate 0
      09-13-2009, 06:58 PM   #19
AlanQS
Colonel
AlanQS's Avatar
Scotland
25
Rep
2,533
Posts

Drives: 320d SE Coupe
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Glasgow

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
How accurate are your interior photos in terms of the trim's colour? I suspect it is looking a little brighter and redder than in real life.

I would agree with you that the metal trims don't sit well with that colour of interior and I don't think piano black would go well with beige.

Lovely car and colour scheme.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      09-14-2009, 03:29 AM   #20
335diesel
Brigadier General
335diesel's Avatar
United Kingdom
57
Rep
4,009
Posts

Drives: 335d Touring
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cornwall

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
That's so shiney it hurts my eyes! Look at those tyres!

Another non wood fan (inlaws X5 has the equivalent wood/leather colours) but it looks high quality and you mentioned your missus not liking aluminium?

Also my Terra leather looks too red in pics (and I have a decent camera) as well - I suspect it's more subtle in real life?
__________________


E91 335d SE Touring

Also Land Rover Puma Defender 110 XS station wagon
Appreciate 0
      09-14-2009, 03:46 AM   #21
dxb335d
The Tarmac Terrorist
dxb335d's Avatar
England
391
Rep
29,297
Posts

Drives: E46 M3 CS
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: ''Fandango Towers''

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
Car looks ace mate congrats
__________________
997.2 GT3
Appreciate 0
      09-14-2009, 05:41 AM   #22
magic77
Colonel
magic77's Avatar
United Kingdom
43
Rep
2,891
Posts

Drives: 335i
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Surrey

iTrader: (1)

Looks really good makes me second guess now I think I should have ordered my LCI Msport with this color instead of the silver, but hey its done now,

Just stick some bmw performance black kidney grills on and you have a complete look
__________________
F30 335i M Sport
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:13 AM.




e90post
e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST