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      05-07-2014, 01:25 PM   #1
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M235i PCD (Performance Center Delivery) Photos

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I took delivery of my M235i last Friday at PCD and wanted to share some photos from that amazing experience. I'll save you the details on everything you do that day since it has been discussed ad nauseam on these forums. I will say however for anyone who has not done it, this is a must do experience for any BMW fan. It is awesome! Also, one other thing I would mention which I haven't read on the forums before is to schedule yourself some time to explore Greenville, SC. I found Greenville to be a very charming town with lots to see in and around their downtown, make sure you save some time to check it out!

These photos were taken with an iPhone so I am apologizing in advance if the quality leaves something to be desired. Thanks for looking.

Welcome Center at BMW PCD

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My car parked right at the entrace of the welcome center

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Heading back to the classroom for some quick instructions

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Waiting for the driving instructors

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Line up of cars to be taken on the track.

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You can never have too many M3's with competition packages.

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Car parked outside PCD building after delivery.

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Second half of the day was the off road course, got a chance to see what the X5's are made of!

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Please exit through the gift shop . I couldn't leave without a souvenir!

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Off to the BMW Zentrum!

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Lots of cool BMW's to be found inside the Zentrum.

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Photo op with a 228i Msport someone was taking delivery of on the same day!

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Parked outside entrance to the Zentrum

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      05-07-2014, 02:43 PM   #2
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Awesome.. how was your timeline for PCD? i.e., how long after your car arrived at port were you able to pick up? how far in advance did you know your exact date, etc?
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It was about 2 1/2 months from ordering the car to taking delivery at PCD. My car sat at port for a few weeks before going to PCD so it added only a few weeks to the total timeline.

I knew the date of PCD approximately 2 months in advance but you aren't officially secured until like 3 weeks out.
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      05-07-2014, 04:13 PM   #4
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So excited! I'm picking mine up there June 6th.
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Awesome.. how was your timeline for PCD? i.e., how long after your car arrived at port were you able to pick up? how far in advance did you know your exact date, etc?
You have to schedule ahead of time so in theory if you set it for right after your car arrived you wouldn't have to wait much.
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Congrats and beautiful car. Perfect M color.
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wow that is awesome, i wish my delivery would has been like that.
congrats on the car
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So nice
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Great photos

Do you have more pics of the 228i M sport?
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Sorry I don't, but it was nice looking, it was a 6-speed as well!
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Congrats! Looking forward to my experience
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I'm doing PCD on my m235 in a few months. What did they have you drive in the morning? M3?
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Fantastic car ! Congrats.
How much did it cost you ? Just trying to compare the pricing when this car becomes available in New Zealand.
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Congrats!! I did the PCD when I picked up my 135i 5-years ago. It was an amazing experience. I definitely want to do it in the future.
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Fantastic car ! Congrats.
How much did it cost you ? Just trying to compare the pricing when this car becomes available in New Zealand.
Doesn't cost you anything. BMW pays for your hotel stay and a meal for the day. You also get special PCD pricing. You just have to pay frontier ticket or car rental to get there.
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Very very cool! PCD is def one of the coolest delivery option you can do! that place rocks!

congrats on the new car its a beauty and as Im sure your finding out its a beast as well!
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I'm doing PCD on my m235 in a few months. What did they have you drive in the morning? M3?
Doppler,

You get to drive the same model you are taking delivery of.

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Doesn't cost you anything. BMW pays for your hotel stay and a meal for the day. You also get special PCD pricing. You just have to pay frontier ticket or car rental to get there.
Bennu,

You are correct that BMW comps your hotel and food but there is no special PCD pricing, I think you are confusing that with European Delivery pricing.
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I'm doing PCD on my m235 in a few months. What did they have you drive in the morning? M3?
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You get to drive the same model you are taking delivery of.

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Doesn't cost you anything. BMW pays for your hotel stay and a meal for the day. You also get special PCD pricing. You just have to pay frontier ticket or car rental to get there.
Bennu,

You are correct that BMW comps your hotel and food but there is no special PCD pricing, I think you are confusing that with European Delivery pricing.
Yes you are right I must have been sleepy still lol
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Thanks for the pictures! Awesome. I'm doing this myself for my EB M235i in just 20 days (May 29). I've worked some time in for Greenville. Is there anything else that you wish you had known before or that you recommend? Would love more insider suggestions before I go.
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Have they started giving plant tours again? I was told they were canceled due to the plant expansion.....
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Have they started giving plant tours again? I was told they were canceled due to the plant expansion.....
That is true. They give you a certificate to come back when the plant tours reopen...

Guess I will just have to do PCD again....
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That is true. They give you a certificate to come back when the plant tours reopen...

Guess I will just have to do PCD again....
Sweet...you go boy! This new BMW is a one shot deal for me.....but I only live a couple of hrs away

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