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Old 19th February 2015, 12:54   #331
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There was an all German car meet organised by our DDT group this weekend & heres a group shot from that;

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1424709647.790914.jpg

^ The line up from L to R - BMW e60 525d > Audi A4 3L Tdi > BMW F30 320d > BMW F30 320d > BMW e90 320d > BMW F30 328i > BMW F10 530d > BMW e93 330d > BMW F30 320d > BMW 640d

More than 2500 hp on Display

Most of the cars from the above line up are our fellow BHPians

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Wow !! Awesome. Was this in Mumbai?
I wish we do something like this in Bangalore.
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Wow !! Awesome. Was this in Mumbai?
I wish we do something like this in Bangalore.
Yes this was in Mumbai & was a good turnout indeed.

We do organize such meets / drives on an monthly basis here

I have seen many people start off such drives & after 1-2 drive / meets the turnout starts decreasing, but thankfully our group is a bunch of dedicated BHPians who love to drive & thats whats kept our passion going & on an average we still manage to have 5-6 cars/meet or a drive

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I like her dirty

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1425144955.700501.jpgThe ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1425144970.373824.jpg

^ Thanks to non seasonal rains in Mumbai
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There was an all German car meet organised by our DDT group this weekend & heres a group shot from that;
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Wow !! Awesome. Was this in Mumbai?
I wish we do something like this in Bangalore.
Another pic of the meet, shot from an different angle;

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-11034181_10204828117395532_5135171806489036514_n.jpg


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2nd service @ 18,0xx kms;

Its been approx 33 months of ownership of my BMW and finally it was time for the 2nd service.

The service was majorly called for brake pads (rear) replacement, brake fluid change & rest was just normal vehice check up & wash / cleaning etc

The service cost was aprox 22k INR (incl. all taxes & labor)

Here are some pics of the WIP;

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1431148753.782306.jpg

Fresh brake pads & sensors - CHECK;

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1431148778.107222.jpg

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1431148831.250980.jpg

Finally Installed "GERMAN PLATES" which i had ordered from www.germanplates.com

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1431148862.287992.jpg

Much needed wash in these H-O-T Summer conditions, note the F30's sly grin, haha

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1431148885.894804.jpg

Happy !

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1431148907.906039.jpg

The entire service took approx 5.5 hrz to complete & I was personally present throughout the process

The service was done @ Navnit Motors Chakala workshop.

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Got the opportunity to track the M4 yesterday;

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-11224636_10152995193297762_4156015374158547074_n.jpg

This car is a beast and loved every bit of oversteery action i had in the car.

The car was set up in M1 mode with the gearbox in the most aggressive setting (also full manual mode).

The thrust from the 6 cyl engine was surreal & no complaints there (sure some old gens 8 cyl purists will not agree). On the other hand the exhaust note was aggressive enough for any enthusiasts heart to go thumping, right amount of burbles & crackles.

The braking was spot on too & there was no hint of any dead spot. Also point to be noted was the brake pedal travel was short.

The DCT though i was driving in manual mode was brutally quick shifting & coping up with not hitting the limiter & maneuvering the car through the track was getting difficult for me hence i put her back in Auto mode.

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Keep the volume max to hear the glorious exhaust note & the tyres screeching

Overall i had immense fun & would love to own one someday. But for me to enjoy this id stick with the 3 pedal config M/T only.

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The German plates before installation;

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1431596236.902805.jpg

Note: These are originals & not fake.

I ordered them from www.germanplates.com & the landed cost was approx $ 88 (2 plates + 2 holders & a bag of screws)

Extremely satisfied with the quality, finish & the fit

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Default The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i Sportline (Alpine White/Coral Red)

A long shot of my car from the recent BMW event last week @ Thane

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1431675624.948343.jpg
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woah! Awesome.
Do you guys do thane pretty often? It's my hometown by the way but I am now in BLR. I do road trips to My home town once in a year at least.
When I come next time, I would really like to join your meet with my X3.


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woah! Awesome.
Do you guys do thane pretty often? It's my hometown by the way but I am now in BLR. I do road trips to My home town once in a year at least.
When I come next time, I would really like to join your meet with my X3.
Sure, we keep organizing drives as we have a German Car Group called 'Deutsche Dash Touring'.

This was one of the meets, another coming up tomorrow

I have PM'd you my no. so you can let me know when you are here
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The line up from L to R - BMW e60 525d > Audi A4 3L Tdi > BMW F30 320d > BMW F30 320d > BMW e90 320d > BMW F30 328i > BMW F10 530d > BMW e93 330d > BMW F30 320d > BMW 640d
Yeah right. What was the line up?

BMW e60 525d > Audi A4 3L Tdi > BMW F30 320d > BMW F30 320d > BMW e90 320d > BMW F30 328i > BMW F10 530d > BMW e93 330d > BMW F30 320d > BMW 640d

Yeah right.

Where are 'em Mercs?


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Nice car of yours- of course! Service expenditures are in check- Great. In the pic while the car is getting serviced; with the bonnet open- I do notice a certain red car.

A certain red car.


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Your car is beau.......Okay- As it is a BMW I refuse to comment on it.

No comments. Absolutely none.

(I'm a Mercedes fanboy- after all)

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Audi's are blown up VWs. BMW's are nigglesome. A (recent) Merc will properly reliable. Frankly speaking; MB is back in the reliability game. They made excellent cars upto the 'Nineties. A late '70s/early 80's American spec W123 300D Automatic could do 20,00,000 kilometers without the engine head being taken off.

Yeah. 20 lakh kilometers. The W124's were equally as reliable. The W210 (1995-2002) spoilt the game though. The Mercs of that generation were umm....extremely unreliable. However; online- and offline I've come across instances of 2010 and onwards Mercs of being reliable- and hardly nigglesome.

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Patek Phillipe, A. Lange and Sohne, Ulysse Nardin, etc. etc., whatever and how much ever exotics exist, a Rolex is a Rolex.

Similarly- A Merc is a Merc.

Nothing can beat a Merc in terms of.....well; in terms of everything.

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Pardon me for trolling your thread. Nice car- I'm tuned to this thread. Beemer's are also quite good- but you know.

Everything pales in comparision with a Merc.
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Audi's are blown up VWs. BMW's are nigglesome. A (recent) Merc will properly reliable. Frankly speaking; MB is back in the reliability game. They made excellent cars upto the 'Nineties. A late '70s/early 80's American spec W123 300D Automatic could do 20,00,000 kilometers without the engine head being taken off.

Yeah. 20 lakh kilometers. The W124's were equally as reliable. The W210 (1995-2002) spoilt the game though. The Mercs of that generation were umm....extremely unreliable. However; online- and offline I've come across instances of 2010 and onwards Mercs of being reliable- and hardly nigglesome.

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Patek Phillipe, A. Lange and Sohne, Ulysse Nardin, etc. etc., whatever and how much ever exotics exist, a Rolex is a Rolex.

Similarly- A Merc is a Merc.

Nothing can beat a Merc in terms of.....well; in terms of everything.

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Pardon me for trolling your thread. Nice car- I'm tuned to this thread. Beemer's are also quite good- but you know.

Everything pales in comparision with a Merc.
Well you certainly are trolling That too on a thread full on BMW fanboys.

To counter some of your points, it needs to be proven whether recent Mercs are reliable. The 212 has definitely upped the game from the 211, but in my opinion still not close to the BMWs in terms of overall reliability. The Mercs nowadays are giving niggles, even though the overall reliability is certainly up from the 210, 211, 220, 221, 203, 204. But the new gen Mercs have not aged enough for us to come to a conclusion on their reliability.

And when it comes to driving experience, of course you know the Merc doesn't come anywhere close to a BMW (I'm trolling back haha)
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While I have nothing against Mercedes and they seem to be entering the market at all levels of the game, the problem with Mercedes is that they are mostly boring to drive and many models for India are quite under powered as well. I remember a few years back in Germany my rental was a C class estate (a practically new car with about 1,200 km on the odo) and boy was that really a terrible car to drive. Nothing much by way of power, I had to wrestle with the steering on every curve/exit, too much body roll. In comparison when I had a Peugot 206 or maybe 207 it was less luxurious but a lot more fun to drive. No wonder there are no Mercs in the German car group.

The AMGs are a different matter but then you have to compare them to the BMW M or the Audi S.

Mercedes have improved but their market is more the non-enthusiasts' one looking for bling/comfort. BMW is quite driver oriented, the 320d is so nimble - almost Mini-like and Audi seem to be somewhere in the middle.
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