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      05-02-2021, 01:12 PM   #1
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2021 M240i ordered

I'm very fortunate to have found a still customizable allocation for an M240i. Just locked in a deal this morning.

Time will tell, but reading the tea leaves indicates little chance that anything but the M2 version of the revised 2 series will be offered with a manual transmission.

IMO, the M240 is the best daily/street driver's car in the range while the M2 is best for those who like to track their cars. Given this view, decided to pull the trigger for what I believe will be one of the last non-full m-cars BMW sells in the US with a manual trans.

My spec is:

Alpine White
Coral Leather
Wood trim
Premium Package
Adaptive LED
Cerium wheels with performance non-run flat
and of course, a manual trans

Considered doing LBB with Congac interior but in the end felt that AW with Coral is a more classic look.

Also debated wireless charging and HK sound but forum comments were negative on both. Wanted black kidney grills but they were not available.
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      05-02-2021, 05:39 PM   #2
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Congratulations! Looks like an awesome build!!
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      05-02-2021, 10:14 PM   #3
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I'm very fortunate to have found a still customizable allocation for an M240i. Just locked in a deal this morning.

Time will tell, but reading the tea leaves indicates little chance that anything but the M2 version of the revised 2 series will be offered with a manual transmission.

IMO, the M240 is the best daily/street driver's car in the range while the M2 is best for those who like to track their cars. Given this view, decided to pull the trigger for what I believe will be one of the last non-full m-cars BMW sells in the US with a manual trans.

My spec is:

Alpine White
Coral Leather
Wood trim
Premium Package
Adaptive LED
Cerium wheels with performance non-run flat
and of course, a manual trans

Considered doing LBB with Congac interior but in the end felt that AW with Coral is a more classic look.

Also debated wireless charging and HK sound but forum comments were negative on both. Wanted black kidney grills but they were not available.
Congratulations! I want one too!
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      05-03-2021, 11:39 PM   #4
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Just went scheduled for production the day after customizing and pulling the trigger!
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      05-05-2021, 09:56 PM   #5
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I'm very fortunate to have found a still customizable allocation for an M240i. Just locked in a deal this morning.

Time will tell, but reading the tea leaves indicates little chance that anything but the M2 version of the revised 2 series will be offered with a manual transmission.

IMO, the M240 is the best daily/street driver's car in the range while the M2 is best for those who like to track their cars. Given this view, decided to pull the trigger for what I believe will be one of the last non-full m-cars BMW sells in the US with a manual trans.

My spec is:

Alpine White
Coral Leather
Wood trim
Premium Package
Adaptive LED
Cerium wheels with performance non-run flat
and of course, a manual trans

Considered doing LBB with Congac interior but in the end felt that AW with Coral is a more classic look.

Also debated wireless charging and HK sound but forum comments were negative on both. Wanted black kidney grills but they were not available.
Wireless charging does add several features beyond wireless charging. No GPS disables many other features. I really think you will get the black kidney grills when it comes. There is nothing "of course" about a manual trans....purely personal preference.

It will be an exciting time when it comes....pure hell waiting.
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      05-07-2021, 12:07 PM   #6
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The wait is indeed going to be hell. While I've had a number cars over the years, this is my second time speccing out a car and my first doing so for an enthusiast car.

I spent some time reviewing the pricing and order guides before putting in the order. Admittedly, they are not anywhere near as detailed as the collective knowledge from the forum.

Nav for me was a must, because of the larger screen and added services. Premium package includes NAV so I shouldn't be impacted by GPS related features. From what I understood, skipping the wireless charging drops USB extra port, the wireless charger and mount, reduces power in the USB connection that remains, and limits the car to a single phone connection at a time (though multiple phones can still be paired). Since Apple Car play is now standard, I thought wireless the streaming to the car would for one paired device still work, as well as through the single USB port. BMW Connected is also standard.

I don't really care to sign up for hot-spot data services as I have unlimited data on my mobile plan and view the extra data service as redundant. Do I understand things correctly? Is there any other functionality that I lose by not having wireless charging?

My only point of the fence right now is not doing the HK sound, which likely would be dropped by BMW if ordered anyway given chip shortages. I've had several S2000s (including 2000 model year) in the past so have been able to deal with the most terrible of OEM sound systems. I prefer better sound but not sure that it's a big enough lift in this car (or for me personally) to make it worth it.

thanks.
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      05-07-2021, 08:53 PM   #7
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Congratulations! Looks like a fantastic build.

When I ordered mine, I had to check a box to get the black grills, otherwise I think they have the Cerium finish which should actually match well w your wheels.

The NAV is a good upgrade, IMHO, because the non-NAV screen is punishingly small.

If HK can't get added, tons of aftermarket support to fix that problem.

Can't wait to see the finished result 💪
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Is there any other functionality that I lose by not having wireless charging?
Probably not since you have Apple. If you have Android it is another story. I spend the better part of a month trying to get a simple text message on my display only to find out it was linked to wireless charging. It seems like there was another thing or two but not as many as the missing features from no Nav.
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