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Old 3rd October 2013, 11:15   #16
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Excellent report Karan

It's amazing coincidence that the same was featured on this weeks Car and Bike show on NDTV as well. Needless to say their report wasn't half as exhaustive!

Thanks for the report it helped me add another item to my bucket list!
Thanks for the kind words miharbe.

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Excellent Photos

I have tried twice to squeeze in some time to visit the BMW Factory, but couldn't.

These photos are making me determined to visit next year.

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If you do try to scoop out one full day at-least, as you'l take 2-3 hrz to complete both BMW & RR Museums , 3 hrz for the plant visit & atleast 1.5 hrz at the WELT.

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Thanks a lot for the virtual tour Karan . Indeed the M6 has become my favourite too!

Looking forward for an extensive shoot(with camera of course) of your beemer in the next Powai drive/meet, if you don't mind . Waiting since long!
Hey Viper,

Sure lets catch up @ the Fortnightly

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Karan, did you see some cars that are not yet launched in India, like the 5 series LCI, X3 LCI and the new X5. Saw the 4 though. Couldn't find the others.
Hi Swapnil,

I saw the 5'er Lci, Z4 Lci & the new X5 as well, sadly no pics of these spottings.


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Here is the new Beemer 4-er...parked at Frankfurt Airport as part of a Beemer publicity exercise. Lovely car indeed, with its Red toned interiors!
Great !

Thanks for the spotting & uploading the pic
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Old 3rd October 2013, 12:02   #17
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The Z4 LCI is already here since a long time. Saw the yellow one on 1st October at NCPA Apts, Nariman Point.

And at this time I'm staring at the 5 LCI.
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Hey Karan! Nice to see you visiting the birth place of your car. And then knowing all the heritage makes you feel so special! You seem to have thoroughly enjoyed your visit.

Last year when I visited the BMW Welt, I dont remember seeing the Rolls Royce Museum. If it was inside the "double inverted cone" then its a new display area, because back then there was some renovation work there although the 6er GC was on display there.

Also, I did not know about your travel and sorry for not sharing my experience. I had rented an M3 from BMW on demand. I paid 120 Euro for 5 Hrs as it was already booked for the rest of the day.

The biggest thing with M3 is that you have to book it 1 full month in advance! In-fact its more like our Tatkal booking. Lets say you want to book an M3 for 20 December. The bookings open 1 month in advance. So what you do is, you log on to the "BMW on Demand" website at 0.00 Hrs on 20 Nov (in the midnight) and quickly book it for 20 Dec. Only then you have a possibility for getting it for a full day! Also the Welt guys need 2 Hrs for routine checkup and cleaning. So if some one has booked the car form 9 am to 12 pm, the system blocks the car from 7 am to 2 pm. In that case you are left for being able to rent it only form 2pm to 6pm (4 hrs only) at the price for 3 Hrs.

Basically its a lot of effort for M3. Other cars are available much more readily and some cars like X5M or others are not sold out at all. But still M3 experience is worth all the pain! I first booked the M3 and then planned my holidays accordingly!

As I say,
You can't book an M3, you have to earn it!

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Hey Karan! Nice to see you visiting the birth place of your car. And then knowing all the heritage makes you feel so special! You seem to have thoroughly enjoyed your visit.
Hey thanks LP 640.

Sure enjoyed every moment of it

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Last year when I visited the BMW Welt, I dont remember seeing the Rolls Royce Museum. If it was inside the "double inverted cone" then its a new display area, because back then there was some renovation work there although the 6er GC was on display there.
Yes, the RR museum is new and opened up in March 2013.

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Also, I did not know about your travel and sorry for not sharing my experience. I had rented an M3 from BMW on demand. I paid 120 Euro for 5 Hrs as it was already booked for the rest of the day.

The biggest thing with M3 is that you have to book it 1 full month in advance! In-fact its more like our Tatkal booking. Lets say you want to book an M3 for 20 December. The bookings open 1 month in advance. So what you do is, you log on to the "BMW on Demand" website at 0.00 Hrs on 20 Nov (in the midnight) and quickly book it for 20 Dec. Only then you have a possibility for getting it for a full day! Also the Welt guys need 2 Hrs for routine checkup and cleaning. So if some one has booked the car form 9 am to 12 pm, the system blocks the car from 7 am to 2 pm. In that case you are left for being able to rent it only form 2pm to 6pm (4 hrs only) at the price for 3 Hrs.

Basically its a lot of effort for M3. Other cars are available much more readily and some cars like X5M or others are not sold out at all. But still M3 experience is worth all the pain! I first booked the M3 and then planned my holidays accordingly!

As I say,
You can't book an M3, you have to earn it!
Yea you are right, its really over booked specifically the M3's with a M/T.

But glad you could get hold of one

Also plz feel free to share pics & report of your M3 experience here.

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BMW M4 concept is now on display at BMW WELT;

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^ Missed seeing this by a margin

Also now the M cars on display at the M exhibition have had a new arrival in form of M5 LCI

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Great Photos Karan, i also visited Munich last month for a holiday and loved every moment of visiting the BMW Welt and Museum. Was planning to post the Photos in the Travelogue section but are very similar to yours,
I'll post on my visit to the Porsche Museum at Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart instead.
I'll add to your post with a Photo of my favorite car at the Museum and special one for us 3 series owners, Cheers.
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Great Photos Karan, i also visited Munich last month for a holiday and loved every moment of visiting the BMW Welt and Museum. Was planning to post the Photos in the Travelogue section but are very similar to yours,
I'll post on my visit to the Porsche Museum at Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart instead.
I'll add to your post with a Photo of my favorite car at the Museum and special one for us 3 series owners, Cheers.
Hey Golf Pro,

Thanks for sharing your experience, please feel free to add any more pics you have from the WELT visit in this thread.

In the meanwhile shall await your Stuttgart report
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Here's the Porsche Museum and Factory Showroom visit,
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...stuttgart.html (A visit to the Porsche Museum @ Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart)

Will post some more Beemer Pics soon,
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This 3 Series Car is special for me as my Dad was in the official BMW Rally Team for the Himalayan Rally in 1984 using a similar model.
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Great report Karan. After seeing your travelogue, I regret missing the BMW Welt and BMW Museum. About 3-4 years back,I and my friends had been to Munich from Stuttgart for a 1-day trip. We visited most of the tourist attractions in Munich except the BMW Welt and Museum. Wish we had visited it that day.

I remember seeing the BMW Stadium from "Oylmpic Stadia" and I believe it is at a walkable distance from the Olympic Stadia.
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This 3 Series Car is special for me as my Dad was in the official BMW Rally Team for the Himalayan Rally in 1984 using a similar model.
Thanks for sharing these lovely pics, quite refreshing to see BMW in a rally enviorenment

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Great report Karan. After seeing your travelogue, I regret missing the BMW Welt and BMW Museum. About 3-4 years back,I and my friends had been to Munich from Stuttgart for a 1-day trip. We visited most of the tourist attractions in Munich except the BMW Welt and Museum. Wish we had visited it that day.

I remember seeing the BMW Stadium from "Oylmpic Stadia" and I believe it is at a walkable distance from the Olympic Stadia.
Hey thanks

Yes the WELT is walking distance from "Oylmpic Stadia".
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Whenever I click pics of interesting automobiles, I think of sharing them here, but one of the things I am very good at is procrastinating! Some of these pics are as old as 4 years.

Here are a few Bimmers...

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Above is a BMW R 25/3. Doesn't the engine look similar to that of Enfield Bullets?

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Another reminder of aircraft manufacturing legacy

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More of BMW pictures, from BMW Museum.

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I was amazed to see an old couple who travelled all the way from UK to Germany in this Austin Seven. Looked like the couple and the car are in fierce competition with each other in defying their age!
It's my car next to it.

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Thats all for now! :-)
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