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      04-29-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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I placed my order towards the end of January, and finally after three months of waiting (which is the longest i have ever waited for a new BMW, and i have had a few over the years!) my car has finally arrived.

This is car No5 with this dealer and they were excellent, from the moment i ordered the car they kept me updated every couple of weeks and once the car went into production they provided a daily update and screen dumps of the status.

The only minor negative was my car was not ready in March as promised when i ordered the car, however this was due to factory scheduling which the dealer could not control. With my previous purchases the dealer was able to request a pull forward order, However on this occasion this method was not effective due to the promotion BMW UK ran during Q1 for 6 series model. I understand the popularity of this specific deal meant BMW could not fulfil the orders within the normal timescales, thus the delay.

I still went ahead and sold my 535d M Sport in March, and my dealer very kindly provided me with a loan car (320d M Sport Coupe and F30 320d Sport)for the last 6 weeks.

My new car is still awaiting PDI etc... but i visited the dealer yesterday to take a look. Delivery will be later this week, i can't wait....

I will post a further update once i take delivery.

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      04-29-2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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Congrats!
I must say it's looking good in white, especially with the M sport styling
Please more photos and major options
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      04-29-2012, 05:29 PM   #3
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Looks great! Can't wait to see it cleaned up and hear what you think about the diesel. Congratulations!
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      04-30-2012, 12:40 PM   #4
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Looks fantastic I’m very envious! Let’s have a review and some more photos once she’s yours. I see you are a beemer fan my last BMW was an X5 Le Mans a few years ago now as I see in your past list a great car at the time. I’m coming back to BMW after 3 years with Jaguar.
Ours (a coupe and vert) where ordered as company cars at the end of Jan and the latest is that coupe was built last week and should be with UK dealer end of this week and (mine) the vert not being built till later in May hoping for delivery earlier June!
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      05-01-2012, 06:25 PM   #5
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great combo, congrats! m-sport ftmfw!!!!!
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      05-01-2012, 09:09 PM   #6
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Are the full LED headlights an option on the 640d (or the UK market on any of the 6ers)? I could be mistaken, but I don't recall seeing one fitted with the LEDs. Just curious...
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      05-01-2012, 09:48 PM   #7
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      05-02-2012, 03:23 AM   #8
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Excellent car! Your ex-535D is also nice!
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      05-02-2012, 09:16 AM   #9
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I placed my order towards the end of January, and finally after three months of waiting (which is the longest i have ever waited for a new BMW, and i have had a few over the years!) my car has finally arrived.

This is car No5 with this dealer and they were excellent, from the moment i ordered the car they kept me updated every couple of weeks and once the car went into production they provided a daily update and screen dumps of the status.

The only minor negative was my car was not ready in March as promised when i ordered the car, however this was due to factory scheduling which the dealer could not control. With my previous purchases the dealer was able to request a pull forward order, However on this occasion this method was not effective due to the promotion BMW UK ran during Q1 for 6 series model. I understand the popularity of this specific deal meant BMW could not fulfil the orders within the normal timescales, thus the delay.

I still went ahead and sold my 535d M Sport in March, and my dealer very kindly provided me with a loan car (320d M Sport Coupe and F30 320d Sport)for the last 6 weeks.

My new car is still awaiting PDI etc... but i visited the dealer yesterday to take a look. Delivery will be later this week, i can't wait....

I will post a further update once i take delivery.

Goodbye to the 535d
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Hello to my 640d M Sport vert
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The car is sick I just got my 650 with m package ... I know m6 is sick but with the m package and already 400 hp our car look sick man congrats
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      05-02-2012, 12:26 PM   #10
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finally after three months...Delivery

thank you for the responses to my previous thread.

RPB1 - A huge beemer fan indeed, infact maybe a little obsessive

Every time i change cars i look at other brands however i still end up buying another BMW. When i purchased by 535d i seriously considered a Jag, as lovely as they are it was no match for the 535. Not long before your cars arrive, there is nothing like taking delivery of a brand new car its very addictive but i love it!

le-Mans was my first X5, I'm now onto my 5th currently driving 4.0d MSport which is an amazing piece of kit.

Back to the 6series....I finally took delivery yesterday, not the best day as the weather was appalling

I absolutely adore the white and black contrast it looks amazing, my 40mile detour home was through country roads and what amazed me the most was how refined the car felt, the engine sounded more like a petrol car than a diesel especially in the sports setting. I was expecting it to be very similar to my 535d in terms of performance and handling but its completely different. I will post some more photos once the sun comes out

Compared to some of the US spec cars, i have gone with only the bare minimum options. 20" wheels was a must have as it completes the look of the car, Comfort access should be standard on a 70k+ car but it was a 700 option, Reverse assist camera worth every penny... and thats about it. In fairness the M Sport comes with very good standard spec. Ideally i would have liked LED lights 1,600 and the leather dash 1,000 but i just could not justify spending that sort of money as its very unlikely i will keep the car for more than 18mths
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      05-02-2012, 02:25 PM   #11
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It looks fantastic, what a great combo. You must be delighted. Just heard from the dealer that my 640d M Sport CB vert is ready for collection on Friday, just in time for the Bank Holiday weekend. Can't wait.
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      05-03-2012, 09:08 AM   #12
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Congrats on your purchase, please post details once you take delivery. It would appear BMW have addressed potential delays due to the popularity of the Q1 promotion! I'm very happy with the 6series we got some sun yesterday, and like a little boy with a new toy I took the car out for a drive with the roof down. It was amazing it completely transforms the car and the exhaust note above 2k rpm is very addictive.
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      05-03-2012, 01:44 PM   #13
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      05-03-2012, 03:35 PM   #14
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It looks fantastic, what a great combo. You must be delighted. Just heard from the dealer that my 640d M Sport CB vert is ready for collection on Friday, just in time for the Bank Holiday weekend. Can't wait.
Hi congrats on your new car tomorrow still waiting for news on mine been told early june late May when did you order yours? What are getting spec colour? Enjoy the day tomorrow! Do share your experience of the day/car with us thanks
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To be honest I can't remember exactly, maybe three months ago. We ordered two, collect one tomorrow but the other has been delayed, no eta yet?

Both are Carbon black with ivory. Mine has American oak, nappa with contrast stitching, DAB. Both with 19" wheels. We do high miles so ride quality is v important.

Will post some pics tomorrow if I can figure out how to do it.
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