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Old 29th August 2012, 14:38   #61
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Congrats Karan!You have a mean masculine beast.The corona rings take it to a different level.I love the color and the red interiors.
Is the ground clearance low when compared to Mumbai potholes?
Can you Pm me the landed cost including the discounts?
Happy motoring pal and drive safe.

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Hi Karan

I am too a proud owner of 328i. however my dealer didn't not give any freebies

can u e mail me your number please so i can twist my dealer in giving me atleast few. my mail is drmilind@gmail.com
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The Car arrives.

Again we set off after the quick photoshoot for registration there we got a bad patch of road ( aprox 3-4 kms )

The car performed badly here, even after dropping to < 5 km/h i could feel every peddle ( May be the tyre pressure was too high )
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Congrats Karan!You have a mean masculine beast.The corona rings take it to a different level.I love the color and the red interiors.
Is the ground clearance low when compared to Mumbai potholes?
Can you Pm me the landed cost including the discounts?
Happy motoring pal and drive safe.
Thanks a lot.

Yes the new age corona rings are extremely bright and attractive.

Ground clearance is never a problem over pot holes if you are slow and attentive my concern is for those badly built speed breakers (though i havent scraped the belly yet with 4 passengers on board - i have a feeling the 5th one may cause trouble over that odd speedbreaker)

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I am too a proud owner of 328i. however my dealer didn't not give any freebies

can u e mail me your number please so i can twist my dealer in giving me atleast few. my mail is drmilind@gmail.com
Thanks



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Congratulations on your buy

Regarding the Freebies, I would like to thank the dealership for being so generous.

I suppose they equally were excited that a customer from Mumbai had specially come for this purchase, so may be in their excitement i got lucky
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Congratulation and very good initial review. Totally love the new 3! So how much it costed totally OTR?

Do keep updating with more details as you gather more kms and here's wishing very happy motoring.
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Congratulation and very good initial review. Totally love the new 3! So how much it costed totally OTR?

Do keep updating with more details as you gather more kms and here's wishing very happy motoring.
Thanks Sir

Have sent a PM regarding OTR pricing
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Congrats on this acquisition at a time petrol prices are going mostly one way! One question - Do you use regular RON91 petrol or Speed 97? Have you tried the higher octane variety and any noticeable difference?
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Congrats on this acquisition at a time petrol prices are going mostly one way! One question - Do you use regular RON91 petrol or Speed 97? Have you tried the higher octane variety and any noticeable difference?
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I am using regular petrol till now ( had confirmed the usage of same during the delivery and also confirmed with senior officials at the launch event of the car )

Havent tried any high octane fuel yet.

But im sure the usage of 97 will quicken the 0-100 timing & other performance figures also with a marginal > in FE

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Good buy there. Alpine white with red inside initially looks like a lot to handle for the eyes but I feel it's perfect for a bimmer's image.

The 3 has fans spanning all the generations, right from the 1st to this 6th. It all depends on how much you use it and cherish the rides. The truck for transporting the beauty was scary looking though I'm sure you ate his head to drive slow.

Anyways, good write-up and keep posting images after regular usage and ownership.Enjoyy..

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Good buy there. Alpine white with red inside initially looks like a lot to handle for the eyes but I feel it's perfect for a bimmer's image.

The 3 has fans spanning all the generations, right from the 1st to this 6th. It all depends on how much you use it and cherish the rides. The truck for transporting the beauty was scary looking though I'm sure you ate his head to drive slow.

Anyways, good write-up and keep posting images after regular usage and ownership.Enjoyy..

pEaCe
Thanks !

Regarding the truck , the exterior looked shabby & unsafe for the job, but i would have felt unsafe to send my car even if the truck would be modified by DC for this purpose

But jokes apart , this truck / logistic company was suggested by Infinity Mumbai & was doing BMW's, Rolls Royce on a regular basis.
The car had'nt moved an inch when i received it on NH8

Also it is very important to have the transit insurance in place which i had.

PS - More Pics coming up by tonight
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Congratulations Karan. Fantastic choice. The F30 is just all-drool and looks absolutely wicked in white. And a petrol at that!

Btw we're also steadily locking down on the 328i and can completely understand your quandary mate. The price tag runs perilously close to the 5's territory. Would you mind sharing (or PMing) your OTR?

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More detailed pics of interior & around, small but noticeable points;

The Light switches are of immaculate quality & a joy to use;

Also the storage compartment below is handy

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

Seats with 2 memory (M) function , can adjust ;

- Travel
- Height
- Seat Angle
- Backrest angle
- Side Bolstering ( Lateral Support )

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

Thigh Support Adjustment

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Thigh Support IN ( As pointed the Adjust Lever - Manual )

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-seat-1.jpg

Thigh Support OUT (to max)

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Just love the ORGAN Type Accelerator pedal - Was missing it ( had it in my Laura L&K )

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

Finally found the Boot release button

Need to pull the hood release 2x times to open ( love the way the hydraulic release makes pop the hood )

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

Note : Speaker location on the dashboard behind i-drive screen

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

& the Subwoofer under front seats

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View from the REAR PASSENGER seat ( Believe it or not this was actually the 1st time i sat on the rear seat of the 3, din bother even to try before the buy , ha ha )

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-rear-3.jpg

Twin Cup holders on rear center arm rest;

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

Rear Window sun blinds pretty effective ;

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

Cabin Lights : Now present for the rear passengers as well , i think it wasnt there in the E90
Note : Lights are LED's ( soft white tone )

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

The HUD Projector screen ( Apology for the glare , will upload better a pic later )

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

Entire Owners Manual is incorporated in the i-Drive;

1) Pictorial Explanations of the Owners Manual

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Or Manually Search any query by keyword

Note : If u type say HU , the i-drive will predict you are searching for HUD and open that link , SMART !!

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Owners manual in the I-Drive Covers mostly everything for eg. like here the Data like max load, boot capacity etc is shown;

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The queries regarding FUEL TYPE etc are solved here ;

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Park Distance Control / Rear Camera

- Turning Circle Lines ( They do turn on steering movement & then project a trajectory )

- Obstacle Marking - ( Confusing tool )

^ You can turn off the two if they hamper vision

Note - Still the most useful are the Audio Beeps - you trust them

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Rear Camera : Located in the handle strip of the boot lid.
Negative - After coming back from the Pune drive , dirt had impaired the quality of vision / picture ( i.e. in Monsoons )

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

Notice the well designed Weights used for " Balancing "

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

^ RIMS Gather Dirt very easily and difficult to maintain

Note : Recommended TYRE PRESSURE ;

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^ Currently I'm running 30 psi in all 4

Boot has decent storage space nothing much to write about
Note : The Plastic Covering on the boot opening mechanicals a neat touch & move forward in premium feel.

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

Power Socket provided in Boot ;

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

Battery located in the BOOT ( to perfect 50:50 Weight Distribution ? )

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On Board Tool Kit neatly placed ( can be covered )

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The Number plate has arrived , finally

The ULTIMAT3 - F30 BMW 328i. EDIT: Upgraded with ///M Exhaust & Injen Intake!-no-plate.jpg

^ Will get it fixed tomorrow & upload pictures shortly after

PS - Also a night photoshoot is pending , will be done by the weekend.

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RUNNING IN GUIDELINES PROVIDED;

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^ A little over 1000 kms remaining for me

Similar info has been provided for the Brakes & Tyres as well ;

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^ 300 Kms Running in for the Tyres & 500 Kms for Brakes to work their best

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Some more pictures with the Number Plate Fixed ;

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Congrats again Karan. Snaps #2 and #4 showing the three quarter views of the car look simply magnificent. Oh man, those alloys are to die for!

Btw are these taken in Oshiwara by any chance? The surroundings look vaguely familiar.

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Congrats again Karan. Snaps #2 and #4 showing the three quarter views of the car look simply magnificent. Oh man, those alloys are to die for!

Btw are these taken in Oshiwara by any chance? The surroundings look vaguely familiar.
Thanks !!

Yea i feel the same espescially pic #4 (rear 3/4 angle) is where the car looks the muscular (lean) best.

These pics are taken @ my residence (Mulund)
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