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      04-04-2013, 06:11 PM   #45
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Thanks Jayakrisnan and Cozza! I'm in two minds now if I should get the side skirt decal. You see, my car is Estoril so not sure if it will look any good with it. Never seen a photo of a car with one. On white though its stunning and a must have mod!
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      04-04-2013, 06:49 PM   #47
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Thanks Jayakrisnan and Cozza! I'm in two minds now if I should get the side skirt decal. You see, my car is Estoril so not sure if it will look any good with it. Never seen a photo of a car with one. On white though its stunning and a must have mod!
I've seen one in person with the side skirts and it looks great. In addition to the photo above, check out this thread which is a 118i but shows the side skirts as well as the rear spoiler and fins.

When do you take delivery?
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      04-05-2013, 09:13 AM   #48
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A few quick pics after getting the windows tinted
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      04-05-2013, 09:33 AM   #49
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*2. Can't believe how good it looks.

I would haven't thought a red interior would look that good, but I'm surprised and impressed. You clearly know what you are doing, hahaha.

Also, great to see someone talking good pics instead of the shit that Wayne normally serves up, lol.

Finally, camera and lens details please. My guess is a Canon 5D MkIII with 85mm at 1.2 (Just checked: 1D-X at 50mm at 1.4--close!)

Those are actually the best pics I've seen of this car to date--including the press pics. Well done.
Thanks mate. I have an 85mm f/1.2 and will definitely take some pics of the car with that soon. It's my favourite lens!
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      04-05-2013, 09:51 AM   #50
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Thanks mate. I have an 85mm f/1.2 and will definitely take some pics of the car with that soon. It's my favourite lens!
Who needs a flash when you've got an 85mm 1.2.
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      04-05-2013, 10:18 AM   #51
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Hi i got a message from Cozza that side skirt decals he cant find the old purchases of his ebay id as its more than a month...but have found that this is the one which we are talking about?

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Original-BMW-...item2c67a9a230
They won't send to Australia. Did you use a freight forwarder Cozza?

Also, beware that the carbon kit appears to differ from LHD to RHD, so make sure you order the right one.
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      04-05-2013, 12:21 PM   #52
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Nice shots... Are you into photography ?
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      04-05-2013, 05:36 PM   #53
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They won't send to Australia. Did you use a freight forwarder?
Yeah they will mate. Email and ask him and he'll give you a shipping quote.
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      04-05-2013, 05:37 PM   #54
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Nice shots... Are you into photography ?
Thanks mate, yes, I'm a photographer. Am waiting for the right opportunity to do a proper shoot though.
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      04-05-2013, 06:17 PM   #55
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Stunning pics, cozza
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      04-05-2013, 08:57 PM   #56
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Thanks mate, yes, I'm a photographer. Am waiting for the right opportunity to do a proper shoot though.
Interested to doing a shoot with my car aswell?
2x AW M135i's are better than 1
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      04-07-2013, 06:53 AM   #57
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Awesome car and great photos. First photo's I've seen that make me really glad I opted for Coral Red.
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      04-08-2013, 06:34 AM   #58
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This afternoon I finally took delivery of my Alpine White / Coral Red 8 Speed Auto M135i. Haven't had much of a chance to drive due to picking her up at peak hour, but wow!!

Absolutely love it. Amazing little car.

Here's a few quick photos I took tonight. Will do a proper shoot once the windows are tinted.
Cozza,

That's NICE!!! Agree with others on the Coral Red - makes the interior really standout too.
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      04-08-2013, 09:44 AM   #59
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      04-08-2013, 11:13 AM   #60
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Best looking 5 door M135i on the forum. You've chosen your M Performance extra's very nicely.
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      04-08-2013, 06:36 PM   #61
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Interested to doing a shoot with my car aswell?
2x AW M135i's are better than 1
Indeed, and a dozen are better than two! Let's wait for a few more members to take delivery, run them in, and organise a drive day out to the Black Spur, Reefton run, Lake Mountain, Kinglake. Twisty roads are what this car was made for. We'll take photo and video. Did a few of these with some of the "founding members" of the forum back in 2008/2009 when we all first got our E82 coupes.
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Stunning pics, cozza
Thanks mate.

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Awesome car and great photos. First photo's I've seen that make me really glad I opted for Coral Red.
Cheers! Black is boring! (sorry to those who opted for black)

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Cozza,

That's NICE!!! Agree with others on the Coral Red - makes the interior really standout too.
Sure does, although without a tint it's too much. Really needs the tint to bring it down a notch.

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Best looking 5 door M135i on the forum. You've chosen your M Performance extra's very nicely.
Wow, thanks for the compliment
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Amazing beast!

Which % are those windows tinted? The OEM are darker.



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A few quick pics after getting the windows tinted
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      04-15-2013, 03:05 AM   #64
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Wight is right where the Sun in bright

For countries/states like Australia, South Africa or California, where the Sun shines and the roads are usually clean and dry.

The AW Coral does look amazing but its totally impractical here in the UK, where our roads are mainly wet and dirty and the sun rarely shines. For the UK, EB is way more practical in that it looks good for longer after a clean. It also looks pretty damned good with the sun protection windows and black Dakota.

The other disadvantage with white is you cannot see where you've applied polish until it cures . Not a problem in warm places, where it cures in 2 minutes. We often have to wait half an hour, unless the wind is blowing

I agree that the tasteful application of M performance parts looks awesome. Really finishes off the car nicely without overstepping the mark into bling.
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Very very nice. I ordered mine last week, going white as well, but with black wheels (standard ones are getting painted by dealer before delivery) and also want to add a carbon front splitter and mirrors.

Went auto, nav professional, park sensors front and rear, reverse camera, adaptive M suspension, and a few other little things.

Can't wait! I'm from WA and we don't get many build slots...so mine doesn't land until September!

Does anyone know of places to get matching carbon mirrors (or mirror caps) and a full carbon front splitter?
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Very very nice. I ordered mine last week, going white as well, but with black wheels (standard ones are getting painted by dealer before delivery) and also want to add a carbon front splitter and mirrors.

Went auto, nav professional, park sensors front and rear, reverse camera, adaptive M suspension, and a few other little things.

Can't wait! I'm from WA and we don't get many build slots...so mine doesn't land until September!

Does anyone know of places to get matching carbon mirrors (or mirror caps) and a full carbon front splitter?
Congratulations. September....wow. Does it come standard with Xenons and adaptive headlights? If not I strongly advise their addition. This car accelerates so quickly you'll actually catch up and run over the feeble beam thrown by standard BMW quartz halogens!
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