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      10-05-2014, 12:38 PM   #1
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2015 Melbourne Red M235i Finally Arrives to My Dealer!

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I am coming from a 2001 BMW 330xi and I have been waiting for such a long time for this very moment. I will still keep my e46 because it dominates the winter season. The M235i is the absolute perfect car for me as it does so many things so well. I will update this thread overtime because unfortunately, I won't be able to pick her up for another 2 weeks due to work and school conflicts. In the meantime these are the pictures sent from my salesman/good friend, Tony from Westmont BMW. I ordered the car on 8/15/14 and it arrived on 10/4/14, which surprised me how quickly the ordering and production process was.

I had such a hard time choosing the color for this car. I was fighting between glacier silver, estoril blue, and melbourne red. I decided with MR because of the pictures that I have seen online have looked so rich filled with gloss and depth. I also, saw a MR 4er and it just took my breath away. Also because BMW present this car in MR, which says something about how fitting the color is for this particular car. I also chose this color because this car reminded me of the old red classic e30's and I feel like this car's philosophy is based on that same notion.

Does anyone here have any good recommendation on the modifications for my car? I do plan on getting painted reflectors and possibly tinting the windows to 35% all around.

Xdrive never crossed my mind because I felt like this car was design to be a fun RWD car. In addition, if I do plan on driving during the winter season, I will put on winter wheels.

I chose to buy this car instead of waiting for the M2 because I rather not buy a first production model from BMW. If the M2 ever lives up to it's hype then I might consider it sometime in the future.

Options on the car includes:

-Heated front seats
-Brush aluminum trim
-Black Dakota Leather
-H/K premium sound
-Moonroof deletion
-Manual Transmission







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      10-05-2014, 01:23 PM   #2
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Congrats! It looks great in red
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Congratulations! I love the Melbourne Red for this BMW model! I can't wait to see more pictures and here about your first experience driving your beautiful car home!
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      10-05-2014, 08:11 PM   #5
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Congratulations! I love the Melbourne Red for this BMW model! I can't wait to see more pictures and here about your first experience driving your beautiful car home!
Thanks! I will surely keep you updated
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Looks stunning, congrats op!

I think the only cosmetic mod id consider for mine would be the carbon wing mirrors, but its probably a bit pricy as a retrofit for what its worth.

Are the reflectors on the front flanks a US law requirement? Don't have them in the UK. Noticed that US spec minis have them too on the wheel arches.
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Looks stunning, congrats op!

I think the only cosmetic mod id consider for mine would be the carbon wing mirrors, but its probably a bit pricy as a retrofit for what its worth.

Are the reflectors on the front flanks a US law requirement? Don't have them in the UK. Noticed that US spec minis have them too on the wheel arches.
Yes they are... but you can replace them with painted ones

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At the dealer now, will update pics when arrive home

Edit: just noticed that i too dont have the auto folded mirror option ... Thought it was standard
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Finally home but now the e46 has to sit outside unfortunately.
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At the dealer now, will update pics when arrive home

Edit: just noticed that i too dont have the auto folded mirror option ... Thought it was standard
I thought it was standard too but I don't have it either. I kinda wish I did but it's not a deal breaker for me just a little something that I thought I would have and am kinda disappointed I don't have
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