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Old 01-16-2013, 03:47 PM   #1
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Estoril f30 335xi and 993

There's no "showroom" section on f30driver, so I figured it fit under "off topic".

I've been a member here for 10+ years and had a 2001 e46 330 supercharged, then mb c300 sport, and just picked up an f30.

Picked it up about a month ago... it's a 2013 335xi M-Sport in Estoril Blue over black with tech package, heated seats, sport transmission, rear sunshades, harman kardon, black kidney grilles and carbon fiber m-performance shifter... all it has on it are tints, painted front reflectors and an xpel clear bra... intending to put a dinan or bmw power kit on it once either is released.

overall it's really fast and smooth, the transmission is like nothing i've ever seen. lots of gadgets is almost an understatement... ok enough talking, pictures are below














edit:: gonna throw one of my e46 on the end for fun
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:57 PM   #2
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Clean man, whats the process for getting that Yankee plate? Do you have to have the car registered in NY or does NJ count?
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:58 PM   #3
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:59 PM   #4
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Probably one of the better looking F30's I've seen. That front end is still yet to grow on me fully, but I'm sure I'll accept it (not like it) in due time, maybe with the forthcoming LCI.

That Xdrive badge looks like it was randomly thrown on the decklid by a midget....I'd debadge at least that particular badge.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:01 PM   #5
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Clean man, whats the process for getting that Yankee plate? Do you have to have the car registered in NY or does NJ count?
thanks! I've got NY plates. check the NJ dmv website, but it's prob just NY.

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not in the 335, the 993 is manual.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:03 PM   #6
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Probably one of the better looking F30's I've seen. That front end is still yet to grow on me fully, but I'm sure I'll accept it (not like it) in due time, maybe with the forthcoming LCI.

That Xdrive badge looks like it was randomly thrown on the decklid by a midget....I'd debadge at least that particular badge.
thanks i agree… i didn't like the f30 til i saw the m-sport and fell in love.

the badge I haven't decided what to do yet, but it does look out of place
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Just did! Have a few options!

http://www.nj.gov/mvc/Vehicle/order_specialty.htm

EDIT: I also debadged the x-drive...always looked weird to me. But I kept my 535i.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:11 PM   #8
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Needs to sit about an inch lower. Then it would look pretty good.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:18 PM   #11
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Damn dude that f30 is pretty.
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I've been considering that color. Though do you think the Estroil color is too attention grabbing?

I have a mystic blue right now and like it's subtle look.
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First F30 I saw on the road was a Estroil Blue Msport like yours. Beautiful color and the car looks great with Msport. No manual though :thumbsdown:.
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What about the trans impressed you so much?
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I'm going through the decision process now, but my upcoming car is basically this exact car but a 328i. Very beautiful car. How is the suspension on the car w/ the xDrive?

Amoeba- Estorilblau is a visible color, but it's not obnoxiously visible. It's not like Leguna Seca Blue or Phoenix Gold. People notice Estoril because it's a beautiful color, especially in direct sunlight. They don't notice it because in-your-face bright like a roadworker vest, because it's not.
Obviously it's not black, silver, gray where it blends in. Just my $0.02. I had a 1999 M Coupe in Estoril, and I had a lot of people come up to me in parking lots and compliment me on the color.

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Needs to sit about an inch lower. Then it would look pretty good.
The downside of the xDrive is that you don't get the sport suspension. You have to get the RWD model for the sport suspension, which sits 0.4" lower.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:14 AM   #18
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I Agree with reedo on the color analysis.

The transmission is just so smooth and it shifts so fast. There are buttloads of low end power and the transmission always has you in the power band with its 8 gears. Plus the transmission and car each have sport modes that make things very responsive. The paddles really allow instant shifts
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Very nice. Xi wouldn't be my choice, but they are leagues above the Xi system of the E46, thats for sure.

Shifter in the leather weave is is that standard with the M Sport pack, and that trim selection?

Edit: just realized u may have used DiNoc or whatever?
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