THE LARGEST BMW 2-SERIES FORUM ON THE PLANET
2Addicts
2Addicts
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
2Addicts | BMW 2-Series forum BMW 2 Series (F22) Forum BMW 2 Series Coupe and Cabriolet (F22/F23) General Forum My M235i Performance Center Delivery

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-01-2014, 03:17 PM   #1
abirmaher
Captain
 
abirmaher's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 M235i Coupé (BSM/CR)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Orlando, Florida

Posts: 937
iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2014 BMW M235i  [0.00]
My M235i Performance Center Delivery

BIMMERPOST
     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
Hi Fellow 2Addicts,

So heres a little background on me and my history with BMW. I got my first BMW just over 4 years ago. I ordered a Jet Black on Coral Red 2011 BMW 135i with DCT which was pretty much fully loaded shy of the variable steering option. I loved that car and had it for 4 years and 1 month until I traded it in this past weekend in anticipation for my 2 series which I ordered a few months ago.

I'd also like to make a shout out to Hugh Hencken at Fields BMW in Winter Park, FL. He made the experience of ordering and everything leading up to delivery an outstanding and seamless experience. Always willing to answer questions and change my order with no issue. If your looking to order in the Central Florida area, look no further than Hugh!

Heres the build for my M235i:
Black Sapphire Metallic
Leather Dakota Coral Red/ Black highlight
Driver Assistance Package
Driver Assistance Plus
Premium Package
Technology Package
Anti- Theft Alarm System
Heated Front Seats
Harman/Kardon Premium Sound
Manual Transmission

PIA (Port Installed BMW M Performance Parts):
Black Kidney Grilles
Stainless Steel Pedals
BMW Electronic Steering Wheel
Carbon Fiber & Alcantara Trim
Carbon Fiber Brake Handle

I already have many other parts and plans waiting and/ or planned for the next few months which you can follow in this thread: http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showt...6#post16122886

My dad and I shall be flying up to South Carolina on Thursday June 5th and will be picking up the car on the 6th. Very excited and will be taking lots of pictures and videos, which I will start posting here when I have them.

June 5th:
My dad and I arrived into Greenville/ Spartanburg airport at 6:30 PM and we called the Marriot like we were instructed to upon arrival and we were told that Mike would be by to pick us up in a silver X5. When we got out to the car it a really nice fully loaded brand new X5 3.5 diesel.







When we got to the hotel we were told to book a time slot for dinner at the in house restaurant. After dropping off our bags in the room we came back down and had a great dinner, on BMW's dime. We were told to be downstairs the following morning for an included breakfast at the same restaurant, we would be departing for the Performance Center at 7:45 with our bags after eating and checking out.

June 6th:
The morning of the 6th we ate breakfast and at 7:45 AM headed off to the Performance Center on a bus with other fellow "deliveriers". After about 10 minutes on the road we arrived and as we pulled in I got the first glimpse of my baby.



Upon arrival we went into the lobby with everyone else where we were greeted by the staff of the Performance Center





At this point after being welcomed and a roll call we were led to a room where we were told what we would be doing throughout the day and were briefed on the some of the safety features of our new cars. Then we were escorted outside to get into our track cars for the day. Everyone got a car "like" the one that they had come to pick up but not their actual car.













We were the led out to our first activity, the Skid Pad.

For this the three cars that were in the group with our instructor took turns going in the instructor's 335i with him and going not the skid pad (which can be seen in my video below). On the skid pad we were to turn off the traction control and basically give the car full throttle and spin out the car. Then we would switch traction control back on and give it another go, which would of course prevent us from spinning, which it did.












Setting up the Go Pro for the next event

Next we all got back in our cars and went over to do an Emergency Braking/ ABS test/ showcase. Basically we would line up at the start line and one at a time accelerate to a certain speed that we were told and basically were told to stop as hard as we could to trigger ABS when we reached these 2 cones at the end of the straight. Pretty basic and self explanatory, but still fun.

After this we headed to a short track where all 3 cars in our group were sent out on to the track evenly spaced and basically we drove around the track for about 4-5 laps. Didn't really take any pics here but did get some cool video, which again is included in the video below!

Next we went for a fast lap with an instructor driving an M5 which was pretty damn awesome! Definitely check this out in the video as well.









At this point the group was split in two. The first group, which we were a part of was to go take delivery of their cars, which the other group would head over to the off road course in the X5's and then to check out the museum which is located down the road, on property at the factors.

We were taken by our delivery specialist who was very helpful and walked me through the ins and outs of my new car!

Here we also dropped all of our bags in the car and of course my radar was the first thing I put in place for the drive back down













After this guided tour of the car and sorting things out such as setting up the satellite radio and calling BMW assist to set up my BMW assist account I was told to please move the car outside and park it up front so that they could get the next vehicle for delivery in that bay, for someone from the other group who would be picking up after lunch.

















After heading back inside we went and grabbed some lunch, which was included as well.

Around 12:45 PM we were asked to head to the lobby where our group would meet to head out to get the X5's from the back to head over to the off road course. Much more than this one picture can be seen in the video. Its hard to see in the vid but these X5's are very capable compared at least to what I expected.



After this off road excursion we were directed out front to all jump in our cars and drive down the road lead by an X1 over to the museum located at the factory. The museum pretty cool. Lots of cool cars in there.



























































After finishing off in the museum we proceeded outside to head out but before leaving took advantage of where we were to get some cool shots of the car while it was still shiny and clean.



















After heading out we drove down to Beaufort, South Carolina where we spent the night.

June 7th:
Saturday morning we left Beaufort and headed south towards Savannah where we stopped for lunch and then took a straight shot from there down to Orlando.

Overall we had an awesome experience and will for sure be doing this again on the next BMW. For no additional charge this is an amazing experience and a lot of fun. I urge any enthusiast out there to give this a try when they have a chance!

Video of the Weekend:
Attached Images
 
__________________

Last edited by abirmaher; 06-13-2014 at 06:38 PM.
abirmaher is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-08-2014, 06:36 PM   #2
ZachP51
Private First Class
 
ZachP51's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335i E92 2013 135is
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Orlando, Fl

Posts: 197
iTrader: (3)

Very nice M235i, love the video and write up.
Makes me miss my perf delivery!
ZachP51 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-08-2014, 06:45 PM   #3
Lynn_228i
AW BMW 228i with Black Dakota Leather Seats
 
Lynn_228i's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 228i
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NJ

Posts: 220
iTrader: (0)

What a wonderful bonding experience with your father. I wish I had a father like that growing up.

Congratulations on your beautiful new BMW that is gorgeous and you will enjoy driving it as well as feeling safe in it.

Thanks for sharing. I love the color combination!
Lynn_228i is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-08-2014, 07:54 PM   #4
disco4me
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: M235i
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: USA

Posts: 311
iTrader: (0)

With performance center delivery is the payment for the car handled at the dealer prior to going to the performance center?
disco4me is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-08-2014, 08:11 PM   #5
oscr972
Private First Class
 
Drives: M235i 4/16/14 ED AW/Terra
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Miami, FL

Posts: 150
iTrader: (2)

Congrats on your new car! The write up and photo/video editing looks like it was a lot of work....thanks for sharing your experiences.
oscr972 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-08-2014, 08:34 PM   #6
2+3=5
Private First Class
 
2+3=5's Avatar
 
Drives: M235i
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Toronto

Posts: 162
iTrader: (0)

wow what an adventure! Thanks for posting!
2+3=5 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      06-08-2014, 08:53 PM   #7
abirmaher
Captain
 
abirmaher's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 M235i Coupé (BSM/CR)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Orlando, Florida

Posts: 937
iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2014 BMW M235i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by disco4me
With performance center delivery is the payment for the car handled at the dealer prior to going to the performance center?
Yes we took care of everything about 2 weeks ago at the dealership and basically you leave there with tag and registration which you take with you when you pick up the car.
__________________
abirmaher is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-08-2014, 09:09 PM   #8
disco4me
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: M235i
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: USA

Posts: 311
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by abirmaher View Post
Yes we took care of everything about 2 weeks ago at the dealership and basically you leave there with tag and registration which you take with you when you pick up the car.
Thanks. Sounds like a great experience. Looking forward to it myself. Any idea if there is any way 2 bring 2 extra people with me and both be able to participate?
disco4me is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-08-2014, 09:40 PM   #9
abirmaher
Captain
 
abirmaher's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 M235i Coupé (BSM/CR)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Orlando, Florida

Posts: 937
iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2014 BMW M235i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by disco4me
Quote:
Originally Posted by abirmaher View Post
Yes we took care of everything about 2 weeks ago at the dealership and basically you leave there with tag and registration which you take with you when you pick up the car.
Thanks. Sounds like a great experience. Looking forward to it myself. Any idea if there is any way 2 bring 2 extra people with me and both be able to participate?
Only one additional person. They don't allow extra unfortunately.
__________________
abirmaher is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2014, 08:21 AM   #10
Sean@PSI
 
Drives: 2015 Sakhir Orange M4
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Winter Park, FL

Posts: 1,315
iTrader: (0)

Awesome, I hope to see it sometime soon in person!!

Congrats.
__________________

Sean | Precision Sport Industries (PSI) | Sean@precision-sport.com | www.precision-sport.com | FACEBOOK | 407.617.0372
Sean@PSI is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2014, 08:41 AM   #11
one1er
Private
 
one1er's Avatar
 
Drives: M235i (Yet to come)
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Portugal

Posts: 81
iTrader: (0)

Congratulations on your new car, and congrats also for going manual!!
one1er is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-11-2014, 08:03 AM   #12
GOLFFRR
 
GOLFFRR's Avatar
 
Drives: Golf Cart
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Solvang, CA/Camarillo, CA

Posts: 15,978
iTrader: (4)

very very cool. Congrats!
__________________

BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR NEXT BMW, EMAIL US FIRST WE CAN HOOK YOU UP!
Need a quote or assistance from David? GO HERE-->http://www.bimmerdavid.com/#!blank/c1r1e
Davids current ED Special M235/228--> http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1013211
GOLFFRR is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-11-2014, 08:17 AM   #13
dumpnchase
Registered
 
Drives: 09 335i
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NY

Posts: 2
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GOLFFRR
very very cool. Congrats!
I agree. Very cool. A question, will they ship the car to your dealership of you don't want to drive it home from SC?
dumpnchase is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-11-2014, 08:21 AM   #14
mathis.
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 235
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NJ

Posts: 36
iTrader: (0)

wow, minus the PIA stuff this is basically my car. got me so much more excited man, awesome
__________________
Current: 235i Black Sapphire/Coral Red. 6SP. Tech, Premium

Previous: E38 740il, E66 745li, E46 M3 TiSi/Imola, E39 M5 CB/Caramel
mathis. is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-11-2014, 08:27 AM   #15
e92stance
Banned
 
Drives: e92 LCI 335 msport
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: MD

Posts: 969
iTrader: (0)

Pretty nice.....great pics. Not sure if I would keep the M badge on the back or the Audi S silver mirrors. That's the only things on the fence about with the 2'er
e92stance is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-11-2014, 08:28 AM   #16
abirmaher
Captain
 
abirmaher's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 M235i Coupé (BSM/CR)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Orlando, Florida

Posts: 937
iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2014 BMW M235i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by dumpnchase
Quote:
Originally Posted by GOLFFRR
very very cool. Congrats!
I agree. Very cool. A question, will they ship the car to your dealership of you don't want to drive it home from SC?
I think you need to drive it away. You could I guess ship it with a car shipping company but enjoy it and drive. It's awesome plus by the time your home you have a nice dent in your break in. :-p
__________________
abirmaher is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-11-2014, 08:53 AM   #17
brio
Second Lieutenant
 
brio's Avatar
 
Drives: e90 330i, '09 e92 M3
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central FL

Posts: 289
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2009 BMW M3  [0.00]
2006 BMW 330i  [0.00]
Beautiful car bro!
brio is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-11-2014, 09:04 AM   #18
Ringtaxi
New Member
 
Drives: e92 335i n55 m-sport
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Long Island, NY

Posts: 17
iTrader: (0)

This car looks awesome in black

enjoy!
Ringtaxi is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-11-2014, 09:07 AM   #19
abirmaher
Captain
 
abirmaher's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 M235i Coupé (BSM/CR)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Orlando, Florida

Posts: 937
iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2014 BMW M235i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by e92stance
Pretty nice.....great pics. Not sure if I would keep the M badge on the back or the Audi S silver mirrors. That's the only things on the fence about with the 2'er
It's not an M. It's an M performance model. So I'm okay with the M on there. Not claiming to be an M2, just an m perf model.

And yeah don't love the mirror caps. Not sure what to do about it yet.
__________________
abirmaher is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-11-2014, 09:32 AM   #20
bimmerbuff
Slightly Obsessed
 
bimmerbuff's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 F22 228i
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: New York

Posts: 231
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by abirmaher View Post
I think you need to drive it away. You could I guess ship it with a car shipping company but enjoy it and drive. It's awesome plus by the time your home you have a nice dent in your break in. :-p
I believe the PC will arrange shipping if you want (for a fee). Driving it home is a good way to get to know the car and get a chunk of the break-in period done, but I would be super OCD about the paint getting chipped. I saw photos of someone who did a PCD and tapped up the front of the car before driving home so he wouldn't have any chips before getting to apply paint protection film.
bimmerbuff is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-11-2014, 09:34 AM   #21
flyga3
Geboren zu Fahren!
 
flyga3's Avatar
 
Drives: F25 X3
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Posts: 347
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Beautiful! Congrats on the 6MT!!
__________________
2011 F25 X3 2.8 (in service)
2009 E90 328i (retired)
2007 E92 335i (retired)
2005 R53 MINI Cooper S (retired)
2002 E53 X5 3.0 (retired), 1999 E46 328i (retired)
flyga3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-11-2014, 09:35 AM   #22
abirmaher
Captain
 
abirmaher's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 M235i Coupé (BSM/CR)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Orlando, Florida

Posts: 937
iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2014 BMW M235i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by bimmerbuff
Quote:
Originally Posted by abirmaher View Post
I think you need to drive it away. You could I guess ship it with a car shipping company but enjoy it and drive. It's awesome plus by the time your home you have a nice dent in your break in. :-p
I believe the PC will arrange shipping if you want (for a fee). Driving it home is a good way to get to know the car and get a chunk of the break-in period done, but I would be super OCD about the paint getting chipped. I saw photos of someone who did a PCD and tapped up the front of the car before driving home so he wouldn't have any chips before getting to apply paint protection film.
Could always clear bra or something before driving down.
__________________
abirmaher is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post 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 01:23 PM.




2addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, 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