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      11-13-2011, 11:50 AM   #23
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I need to stop coming to this board. I'm getting impatient now and its only been a week since I dropped it off. Maybe its a good thing that I have some time though. I was worried about it fitting into my garage. I measured it tonight and discovered I'm 7" too short. That's kind of a problem. I'm putting a new roof and garage door on next month anyways but now I think I need a full on extension. We'll see, I don't exactly have the room to add on but maybe that will give me something to do while I wait for this to be re-delivered.
I feel your pain, the wait is excruciating. Just keep yourself busy--it will be there soon enough. Good luck with the garage issues.
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      11-13-2011, 03:39 PM   #24
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Congratulations! Hopefully, I will going through the same process in may!
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      11-21-2011, 02:55 PM   #25
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So... what do you think about 528i, TimeFor? How is fuel consumption?
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      11-21-2011, 07:00 PM   #26
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So... what do you think about 528i, TimeFor? How is fuel consumption?
To be honest I don't think I had enough time to gauge fuel consumption. I filled it up when leaving the Welt. Drove to Neuschwanstein Castle and back and about 20km around town with a more than 1/2 a tank left.

That's about 81 miles each way so round trip plus around town was about 170 miles on 1/2 a tank. So with a full tank equal to 18.5 Gallons, I got roughly 19 MPG.

But, I did sit in lots of traffic leaving with the auto stop off and I was driving pretty aggressively in Sport + coming home. Basically... I wasn't trying to save any fuel. So for 19 MPG? I'm not sure what that really tells us but I'm not ashamed of that number for the drive. I'll have to let you know what the real economy is like after a drive it a bit more.

As for for power though. I was pretty impressed by the the pickup of the 4 banger. Its a shockingly small motor when you open the hood though. I won't be showing my friends that part when the car arrives. It didn't have the "push you back in the seat feeling" my 330 ZHP had but neither did the i6 528. I did think it had a little more get up than the 2011 i6 I drove so it is an improvment even if we can't show the engine to anyone.

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      11-23-2011, 03:13 AM   #27
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She's on the water. Found the ship and the dealer confirmed.

LOADED ON VESSEL BREMERHAVEN 19-11-2011 13:12:22 1
RECEIVED AT TERMINAL BREMERHAVEN 18-11-2011 12:01:39 1
BOOKED BREMERHAVEN 08-11-2011 18:45:35 1

Today she's stopping in the UNITED KINGDOM and then makes stops in PANAMA and finally PORT HUENEME, CA on Dec 13th.

I'm guessing two weeks after that to get the dealer (about 120 miles away) so its look like the first week of the new year. The sad thing is that Port Hueneme is closer to me and my dealer. Its a shame I can't just pick it up there. I'm only about 60 miles from the port.
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      11-23-2011, 08:06 PM   #28
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Woohoo! New year with a "new" car Congratz again!
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      12-17-2011, 01:12 PM   #29
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So the ship was a few days late into port. She arrived yesterday and tracking confirms the ship sailed this morning. The means the car is in Port Hueneme, CA. I called the 1800 number but tracking still says in transit. I'm assuming I'll get an update when it arrives at the vehicle prep center. When does the dealer usually know the actual delivery date? I would love to have it by Christmas but I don't think thats realistic based on the times people have been telling me.
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      01-04-2012, 01:18 PM   #30
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It's Here. The process at the dealer took 5 minutes. I showed up, they handed me the keys. Done.

I love it. It's amazing but as I told the dealer, I'll be back in about 33 months for the 640i Grand Coupe. This time I'll be ordering well before giving up my car.

I'm now 1 of 8 F10's in the parking structure at work and I've received many compliments.

I'll post more photos and complete review after I've had it for a few weeks.

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