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      03-27-2013, 04:03 AM   #45
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You helped run in that white demonstrator when we drove it lol. Red lined it a few times up and down south melb as I recall it. Lol
That's my point. My Dad's had a couple of demonstrator Porsches and others brand new, I can't say that there's been any noticeable in wear--that I've noticed anyway.

George had no end of problems with his demonstrator 323i. I bought one at the same time brand new and no problems at all. But they were electronic more than anything and I can't see how that's related to breaking in procedure.

So, I think it's just BMW being over-cautious.
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      03-27-2013, 04:10 AM   #46
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I don't know if I have the discipline to drive under 4500rpm for 2000km! I will try. 1 more sleep till delivery!
I am pretty sure the BMW engineers would not give the advice if it didn't matter. But it is just a guideline. If you let it slip over 4500 RPM or into full throttle a few times, it does not ruin the engine. Be extra careful the first 15 minutes of driving after cold starts.
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That's my point. My Dad's had a couple of demonstrator Porsches and others brand new, I can't say that there's been any noticeable in wear--that I've noticed anyway.

George had no end of problems with his demonstrator 323i. I bought one at the same time brand new and no problems at all. But they were electronic more than anything and I can't see how that's related to breaking in procedure.

So, I think it's just BMW being over-cautious.
Didn't I see your dad's Porsche on the back of the tow truck the other day? Lol

It's not just BMW. Every car has a breaking in recommendation. Even GT3s. Most important thing is to remember that the tyres are green, and all the other mechanical parts are still tight. But engine? I would not worry too much about that given the tight manufacturing tolerances these days! They bench test them anyway and yes they redline it on the bench test.
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      03-27-2013, 04:29 AM   #48
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Good work ttimbo!

Out of curiosity (if you don't mind!) what are you paying for the window tint? I agreed to pay $860 for the dealer to fit the darkest Cancer Council tint. Feels like an huge amount to pay to me, but didn't want the hassle of taking it elsewhere..
$300, according to the invoice. I asked for darkest legal, didn't hassle about price, but I imagine it'll be a quality job, given it's a BMW dealer.

$860 is somewhat excessive , by any measure
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Good work ttimbo!

Out of curiosity (if you don't mind!) what are you paying for the window tint? I agreed to pay $860 for the dealer to fit the darkest Cancer Council tint. Feels like an huge amount to pay to me, but didn't want the hassle of taking it elsewhere..
$860?! What a joke. If you're in Melbourne I can highly recommend guy I know called Savet. I spoke with him yesterday to book in my M135i for tinting, and he said he was actually on his way to a BMW dealership to tint a 3 series.

He quoted me a third of what the dealerships will, yet he's still the guy that does the job, and he comes to you! Just goes to show the ridiculous profits dealers are making off us.

If you're keen on contacting Savet, his number is 0401 723 561. Mention that you got his details from me.
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Look forward to seeing pics Corey! Maybe we can all go for a run like we did a few years back in our old 1ers!
You know I'm always up for a drive day, Way! And there will definitely be some decent photos posted once I've had the car for a week or so.

Counting down the days now!
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Picked up my 125i M-Sport on the weekend... I love it!!!!

Took 10 or so business days from port to me driving away in it.
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dealer called this morning to say my car that was meant to be ready today wont be delivered until next week!

on the flip side, they said i can borrow their m135i for the full week!
at least i can get all my hooning out of the way early!
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dealer called this morning to say my car that was meant to be ready today wont be delivered until next week!

on the flip side, they said i can borrow their m135i for the full week!
at least i can get all my hooning out of the way early!
Ah, that is frustrating mate.

I will be collecting mine in 2 hours from now. Giddyup.
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dealer called this morning to say my car that was meant to be ready today wont be delivered until next week!

on the flip side, they said i can borrow their m135i for the full week!
at least i can get all my hooning out of the way early!
That's painful. Which dealer are you going through?
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Hi all
Good to see some more F20/F21 pocket rockets arriving in OZ
I have not seen too many 125i or 135i on the road
Post your pics for all to see and for those who are contemplating a 1er to drool over.
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That's painful. Which dealer are you going through?
im getting mine from brighton bmw. but my original dealer moved to prahran and he said that another white one they were expecting there has been delayed too!
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Picked up my 125i M-Sport on the weekend... I love it!!!!

Took 10 or so business days from port to me driving away in it.
Congrats. Look forward to the detailed review.
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im getting mine from brighton bmw. but my original dealer moved to prahran and he said that another white one they were expecting there has been delayed too!
Yep, that'd be mine, and they told me they could loan me their demo... if they hadn't given it to you already!!

Ah well, mine will (hopefully) be ready on Tuesday now.
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dealer called this morning to say my car that was meant to be ready today wont be delivered until next week!

on the flip side, they said i can borrow their m135i for the full week!
at least i can get all my hooning out of the way early!
That's good service...a reminder not to buy that demo, though
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Yep, that'd be mine, and they told me they could loan me their demo... if they hadn't given it to you already!!

Ah well, mine will (hopefully) be ready on Tuesday now.
oooh sorry mate.
ive got the grey one from brighton.
im sure ive test driven a black one in prahran though?
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oooh sorry mate.
ive got the grey one from brighton.
im sure ive test driven a black one in prahran though?
Hmm, perhaps they've gotten their wires crossed then. My dealer told me they'd given you the black one (from Prahran). I'll be hitting them up for it on Saturday!

Did they tell you what the delay was with yours? When do you take delivery?
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Hi all
Good to see some more F20/F21 pocket rockets arriving in OZ
I have not seen too many 125i or 135i on the road
Post your pics for all to see and for those who are contemplating a 1er to drool over.
You will see a blue one hooning in Brisbane sometime in June when I have my car delivered
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You will see a blue one hooning in Brisbane sometime in June when I have my car delivered
Estoril Blue? It is the M colour
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Did they tell you what the delay was with yours? When do you take delivery?
they said that the cars are stuck in the clayton depot or something.
mine will be ready by wednesday

meanwhile i have been hooning around in the loan one and let me tell you, it will be well worth the wait. what an amazing car. the acceleration is phenomenal and that roar from the 6 is addictive. took some bends around Kew lookout and it handles like a go kart but feels amazingly solid. those rear wheels let go just enough to make it a bit scary but you never feel like your going to spin out. epic car
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I was sorted out with a loaner today, although it's not an M135i. They've given me a 125i M Sport for the weekend, which I've gotta say, is a fantastic car. I had the E82 125i a few years ago, which had a NA 3 litre straight 6, and I thought the F20 would be noticeably different in performance since it's a 4 cylinder, but it's brilliant. Sadly though, it doesn't have that lovely exhaust note that the E82 had.
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I was sorted out with a loaner today, although it's not an M135i. They've given me a 125i M Sport for the weekend, which I've gotta say, is a fantastic car. I had the E82 125i a few years ago, which had a NA 3 litre straight 6, and I thought the F20 would be noticeably different in performance since it's a 4 cylinder, but it's brilliant. Sadly though, it doesn't have that lovely exhaust note that the E82 had.
good to hear they sorted you out with something
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