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BMW and M Power Owners

Discussion in 'Motors' started by panthro, 12 Apr 2012.

  1. Stephen B

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    my dealer had a configurable build slot on 140i for end of March delivery when I ordered my M3 [M140i was my fall back if I couldn't get a deal on a MY18 M3]

    you might be lucky if you try a few, but admittedly a week ago is probably a lifetime right now
     
  2. Havana_UK

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    Maccy, for what it's worth my M135i LCI, which I did order brand new and took delivery of within 2 weeks of the LCI becoming available, has a similar spec (though mine has a few things the car you've been offered doesn't have) was £38K list, and £32K after all the discounts (you won't get that spec anywhere near £28K, despite what Fox says).
    /edit I just checked and the deals now seem a bit better than when I got mine. You can now expect somewhere around £6.5-7K off list.

    The GMFV was £12k with 100K miles on it at 4 years old. I bought it outright after the first 14 months of ownership.

    I would say it's not a brilliant deal, but it's also not terrible. Anyway, I don't think the list price would exceed £40k, so from a VED standpoint you'd actually be better of waiting until after April because then the VED will be £140 / year instead of £205 / year (or whatever it's gone up to now, maybe £210).
     
  3. [TW]Fox

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    Oh really?

    Just specced one up on Coast2Coast cars. Same spec - £28572 OTR.
     
  4. Maccy

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    Coast2Coast is similar prices to TRL on babybmw, although you have to pay a fee of around £350 now when going via C2C.
     
  5. [TW]Fox

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    You've always had to but that price includes it.
     
  6. Vigoro

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    Not if you ask your dealer to match/beat the quote without the £350 fee.
     
  7. Maccy

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    True, although when I tried it last the dealer (BMW Gatwick) wouldn't budge and said it had to be done properly through C2C.
     
  8. degen

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    Hmm maybe I'm doing something wrong but when I spec a 5 door auto with that spec as 29,491 with 7,459 saving.
     
  9. Scottland

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    For what it's worth I think the deal you posted would be maybe £10 p/m cheaper via TRL, but it's pretty close. If I recall there's a dealer (Bath I think) doing slightly better than TRL if you check the deals thread on babybmw.
     
  10. degen

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    I ended up buying local. My dealer were £12 a month more than Tony but gave me a service plan to close it up a bit more.

    In the end I went with my local dealer as they were more than helpful in letting me test a car etc.
     
  11. wingman

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  12. pepp77

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  13. wingman

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    I came to that conclusion but just left of the steering wheel looks like headlamp height adjusters, not sure about the E39 but the E46 you couldn't adjust xenon headlights.
     
  14. [TW]Fox

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  15. [TW]Fox

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    All of the E39 Sports had washers.
     
  16. OllyM

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    The standard lights aren't the ones they show on all the press shots unfortunately.

    The standard lights have fairly square DRL's and halogen indicator bulbs. If you want the nice looking lights with the current BMW family look you have to add the Icon Adaptive LED Headlamps which are over 1000GBP.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. [TW]Fox

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    So they'll be the lights 99% of them come with as nobody ever specs upgraded lights once you get either LED or Xenon as standard :(
     
  18. VTR

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    Having owned my 2008 630i Convertible for just over 2 years I'm now considering changing.

    An M6 convertible has caught my eye.

    What would the increased running costs be?

    http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/bmw/m6/bmw-m6-5-0-v10-smg-convertible/5750107

    So far my 630i has cost me £800 a time for tyres, £300-£400 servicing at an independent specialist, average MPG of 27.

    Mileage is around 12k a year.

    Also looking at E400's although I think they may feel a step down. Pay has increased around £6k in the last few years so got a few quid extra to spend :)
     
  19. OllyM

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    Certainly in the UK that'll be the case. Thankfully in the US they're part of the Premium pack which lots of people spec as it's the only way to get SiriusXM.
     
  20. VTR

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    Any major concerns for the engines?