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      04-09-2012, 10:18 AM   #1
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The 2012 NYIAS press days wrapped up last week and the public days opened this past weekend. Hopefully our NY area members have gotten (or will get) a chance to attend. Those of you who did attend this past weekend, what did you think? Any favorites?

The video below shows the press conference highlights from the press days, featuring the stars of this year's display - the M6 Coupe and Convertible, the X1, and the 6 Series Gran Coupe.

And if you missed our coverage from last week, also see:

X1: Valencia Orange xDrive28i
X1: xDrive35i M Sport
X1: Our Interview on X1 and F30 3 Series with Juergen Urban and Oliver Ganser
M6: 2012 M6 Convertible World Premiere and 2013 M6 Coupe
M5: Frozen Silver BMW M5 F10 Ushers In U.S. Pricing and Ordering Info
M5/M6: We Discuss M5, M6, M3 and M Performance Automobiles with BMW M
M3: Frozen Blue Metallic M3 Coupe
F30: 2013 328i xDrive Debut




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The auto show this weekend was great and the 328i xdrive was a hit. i didnt get a chance to sit in it but it was my first time seeing it in person and it looks just like the pictures. i feel like the front end is narrow idk im going in for service on wednesday so ill look closer at it then. I also have a friend in the market for a small car and we looked at the nissan juke and the deal breaker... THERE ARE NO ARMRESTS for the front seats... how do u design a car offer it in stick and not have an armrest. People blow my mind but anyway AUTOSHOW was great if u get a chance go look at the flying car :-D
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Orange m6 all the way! And the gran coupe.
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can't wait for the grancoupe.
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M6 coupe by far. I love that new orange colour but it would need to be in San Marino blue! One of the best blues I've ever seen.
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Went there on Easter. Wasn't packed, just BMW because it's close to the entrance. Don't have much to share, these pictures were taken on my phone.
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The auto show this weekend was great and the 328i xdrive was a hit. i didnt get a chance to sit in it but it was my first time seeing it in person and it looks just like the pictures. i feel like the front end is narrow idk im going in for service on wednesday so ill look closer at it then. I also have a friend in the market for a small car and we looked at the nissan juke and the deal breaker... THERE ARE NO ARMRESTS for the front seats... how do u design a car offer it in stick and not have an armrest. People blow my mind but anyway AUTOSHOW was great if u get a chance go look at the flying car :-D
Do you mean there are no armrests in the doors either? FYI BMW has made numerous models with no center armrest. My 2002 M Coupe had nothing but hard plastic between the seats. There is a company called LeatherZ that made armrests you could add in aftermarket. My 2007 Z4 Coupe had a quarter inch thick pad on top of the center console that you could kind of call an armrest I think. Both stick shift BMWs with no center armrest. My current 135i has a wonderful armrest though.
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M6 coupe by far. I love that new orange colour but it would need to be in San Marino blue! One of the best blues I've ever seen.
A San Marino blue coupe would have taken top place for sure. Amazing color. Completely new BMW color right?
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Can some one tell me if you can go in the x1 with the m pack on it. Because if i go that's the reson why i am going there... thank u
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I got in early with the BMW CCA on Saturday... Here are my pics:

http://mfatuation.blogspot.com/2012/...-autoshow.html
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can some on tell me if that x1 is blocked off or can u go in it
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will the i3 and i8 be coming to the show this week?
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can some on tell me if that x1 is blocked off or can u go in it
I know the X1 was on the floor and not roped off. I can't remember if it was unlocked though. The BMW's around it weren't locked.
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will the i3 and i8 be coming to the show this week?
i3, i8, and Active E were there. I took quite a few pics of the i8. Beautiful machine...
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Both X1s were locked, but at least you get near the blue one. It is a theme of the NY show I guess, easily 50% on average of all cars on exhibit were locked. This is becoming a trend at autoshows and I think the organizers need to address it via rules. If you can only view the car from the outside with most roped off or locked, what's the point of making the trip to a show?
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I got in early with the BMW CCA on Saturday... Here are my pics:

http://mfatuation.blogspot.com/2012/...-autoshow.html
Great pictures. I see myself in one of them..
Tell us more about the cars and coffee meets in Red Bank?
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I know the X1 was on the floor and not roped off. I can't remember if it was unlocked though. The BMW's around it weren't locked.
Thank u so much it means alot
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Great pictures. I see myself in one of them..
Tell us more about the cars and coffee meets in Red Bank?
Thank you! I picked up a new lens specifically to shoot the show, loved it... Hopefully you are not the guy holding up the iPad to take pics.

As for Red Bank, we typically meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month at The Grove on Rt. 35. People usually start arriving around 8:30 and it goes until about 11am or so. Lots of Porsches, and a decent number of Ferraris usually show up. Stole this from an older thread:

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Time: 8:30AM - 10:30AM
Date: Saturday July 9th
Place: The Grove in Shrewsbury (there is a Starbucks)
Address: 597 Route 35 Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

We had a nice showing last time with some new faces from here on FChat as well as from the Jersey Shore PCA. Let's keep growing...

A few requests:
1) We park in the row of parking spaces which runs alongside Hwy 35N. By parking further away from the Starbucks we won't mix as easily with wide car drivin', SUV luvin' shoppers and coffee seekers. Added potential bonus - folks driving past in nice cars should see us more easily and stop. Hello Gallardo and 599GTB drivers!
2) Please obey all posted speed, traffic and parking signs.

Let's try to make this gathering a little less random - still very casual but less random. The second Saturday of every month has been suggested, with the third Saturday a "rain date" of sorts.

Spread the word! I look forward to seeing the normal crew again and hopefully some new faces and neat cars.

Check out our Facebook site - Red Bank Cars & Coffee (https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk...12747978815355)

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