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BMW and M Power Owners

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

  1. cadmunkey

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Sep 2014

    Posts: 1,708

    Location: West Yorkshire

    BMW 'red' leather really is awful. More like a shade of manky orange... Seems to get specced loads though.
     
  2. Imy

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Nov 2005

    Posts: 2,771

    Location: Nuneaton, UK

    Anyone know who the OE supplier is for front brake discs and pads on a 2006 BMW E63 630i?

    Also, any other brand recommendations?

    ECP currently coming up as around half the price of what the dealer quoted me for what sound like decent brands (ATE, Brembo).
     
  3. MoRT489

    Soldato

    Joined: 21 Aug 2006

    Posts: 7,153

    Mineral grey with red leather is the perfect combo, go for it.
     
  4. Dis86

    Caporegime

    Joined: 23 Dec 2011

    Posts: 27,206

    Location: Northern England

    Generally ATE or Pagid.
     
  5. DustyMiller

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,853

    Location: Swindon

    Thought I'd pop back in here, as I've just order the replacement to my F30, 325d.

    Found I didn't need the space anymore, so asked the nice salesman to order me an M140i SE Auto instead. Mineral Grey with White leather plus some other bits and pieces.

    http://mybmw.co.uk/o1e5r5d2

    Did I do right ??
     
  6. Gaygle

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

    Posts: 15,318

    Location: East of England

    ATE, Textar, Fritz Winter or Jurid. Never known BMW to use Pagid branded items, even if they are a TMD friction company.

    I'd recommend using ATE or Brembo discs. I have used both and hammered both on several cars and they have never given any sort of judder or other issues. I have used Pagid discs/pads before on two different cars and both have given judder after a couple of months - therefore I would recommend avoiding them.
     
  7. chanjy

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Dec 2003

    Posts: 4,764

    Lovely car, not sure about jet black wheels but never seen them in person to be fair. Maybe they look great irl?
     
  8. Imy

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Nov 2005

    Posts: 2,771

    Location: Nuneaton, UK

    Thanks guys. Decided to go with ATE discs/pads/sensor. Also, garage told me today it's ATE on the car at the moment (serviced by main dealer previously).
     
  9. Dis86

    Caporegime

    Joined: 23 Dec 2011

    Posts: 27,206

    Location: Northern England

    Looks good to me mate. Black wheels might not be my preference but quite frankly I have to stfu as mine are black! :p
     
  10. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 157,614

    Nice week long trip around the New Forest area completed in the 530d. 2 years old now and I can't remember the last time I was this satisfied with a car. It's brilliant :)
     
  11. cadmunkey

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Sep 2014

    Posts: 1,708

    Location: West Yorkshire

    I think you'll love it. M140 is a superb car for the money, just sold mine but enjoyed every minute of it.
     
  12. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Aug 2007

    Posts: 18,850

    Too much black on that black edition black pack M140i black pack edition.
     
  13. Le Clandestin Brun

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Sep 2007

    Posts: 8,922

    An M... SE? I'm confused
     
  14. Lakeland

    Soldato

    Joined: 1 Nov 2005

    Posts: 5,676

    Considering a 2010 Z4 3.0 sDrive, are there any issues to look out for?
     
  15. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    It's the Shadow Edition :(
     
  16. Le Clandestin Brun

    Sgarrista

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    Ooooh I see. BMW are completely different to what they used to be.
     
  17. Scrutinize

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 4 Apr 2003

    Posts: 7,685

    As a quick update, after some enquiries yesterday & today, AUC 530d even F10 that fit my criteria cost more to buy pm than the new ones.

    I am getting some progress on a new 530d M Sport though due to the strong current residuals and I haven't discounted a lease.

    My first preference would still be a Mercedes E350d but I still can't get close to a sensible deal on new, lease or auc so it's off the radar for now. I would take a 335d or even 330d over a E220d or 520d though. They don't offer enough over my current car otherwise.

    Some great drives in the NF. Best time of year now when you get a dry day as you don't tend to get the volume tourists or cyclists.
     
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  18. NeilMick

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 May 2003

    Posts: 1,023

    Location: UK

    There are G30 520i M Sport available for £288 on a 6+23, 0-60 is only 7.6 but it's a hell of a lot of car for that money! Trying to resist..
     
  19. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

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    That's because finance on used sucks. Pay cash instead, use a bank loan if you need to borrow. PCP on used always ends up looking ridiculous IMHO. Mine was 10k less than the cheapest carwow deal on a new one (this was before the g30 came out).
     
  20. Scrutinize

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 4 Apr 2003

    Posts: 7,685

    Used prices aren't looking very competitive at the moment and auc F10 in my criteria are too close to G30 pricing.

    I don't mind looking at independent PCP finance if there are any suitable brokers?, but my car is essentially a business function (commuting, client visits, client transport etc) not an asset I need to or want to own so I don't want to take out a personal loan.

    I take a CA in lieu of company car and BIK on a cc for me on this sort of car is uneconomical really.

    I keep compromising on performance for the sake of saving a few ££ on the pm. But don't want to this time.

    A 335d xdrive shadow edition (if only for the pro nav) new in stock is working out at around £400pm.
     
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