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      03-21-2014, 03:37 AM   #1
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What can I say about the car.

Wow, is much better in real life than in the pictures, the front is hugely aggressive and more like E92 than E46. In fact with the exception of the boot spoiler its more E92 than E46 in my view. Austin Yellow is Phoenix Yellow in my view. The blue is dreadful it is LSB which I didn't like either, I can't see why anyone would order that!

The black/silver wheels are ALOT nicer in person.

Finally the one option I've added to my order since seeing it in person is full leather. Without it the car feels ordinary and in my view lower quality than the E92 and F10 closer to the 1 series., with it it feels lux - worth consdering

the seats, where do I start, easily the best seats in an M car, or a BMW car for that matter.

no running so verdict still in deliberation, but from a looks, comfort POV its a winner for me.


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      03-21-2014, 04:29 AM   #2
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Pretty cool. Is that at a dealer?
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      03-21-2014, 06:12 AM   #3
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yup, Park Lane BMW which is owned by BMW and my dealer. Great guys
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nice, thank you for sharing
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thanks for the pictures! any more from the M3? the fourth but last picture looks like carbon black. how many M3s M4s were there?
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1 of each, i was focused on the M4 so thats all I got I am afraid, it was pretty busy.
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Some singer from boy zone was at the launch and one of the sales guys introduced Max Chilton to me. I replied with though your name was Max Chilton Last which went down like a lead balloon LOL

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Great pic’s – Thanks Neil!

Quick question..

Do you (or anyone in the UK on here) know if the white/grey contrast stitching displayed on all M4’s with black interiors (both LKSW & X3SW) at the various global motor shows (including this event) + every interior imagine on the BMW.CO.UK and BMW.COM, is standard in the UK with both black leather interiors (LKSW & X3SW) + does not come under the future 2015 “Sakhir Orange, Silverstone, Yellow or Blue Individual” contrasting stitching option?

I’m struggling to get confirmation from my dealer or BMW UK.

I've ordered standard "Black Extended Merino Leather - Code: LKSW" on my M4 and I'm really hoping the white/grey contrast stitching is standard otherwise I fear the interior will be too dark/black with no relief (especially as I've spec'd the Carbon trim as well).

Many thanks,
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joe, you mean this:



I'd be amazed if that wasn't standard Joe - it would cause chaos for BMW if it wasn't.
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We really need the answer to this, I've ordered the full merino and that spec is always showing contrast on the cars we've seen so far.

I've just read your post at the top, just concentrated on the pictures before, love the sound of your findings, so excited.

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joe, you mean this:



I'd be amazed if that wasn't standard Joe - it would cause chaos for BMW if it wasn't.
Thanks Neil - Yeah that’s it.

The confusion has come from the fact that the only reference BMW have made to contrast stitching so far is the 2015 “Individual” option below:

The BMW.com website quotes:
http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicle...idual.html#t=l
“Colourful accents you can see and feel. The contrasting stitching from BMW Individual is the highest expression of elegance, impressively accentuating the full fine-grain Merino leather in Black. There are four colours to choose from: Sakhir Orange, Silverstone, Yellow or Blue. (Expected to be available from 2015.)”

This is consistent with the German M4 brochure – re “Individual” contrast stitching – Page 24 “Für das BMW M4 Coupé voraussichtlich verfügbar ab 2015” or translated “For the BMW M4 Coupe expected to be available from 2015”.

Yet every M3/M4 that BMW has displayed to the public (including this event/picture and all BMW website images) show white/grey contrast stitching on both black interior options (i.e. LKSW “Extended” & X3SW “Full”).

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We really need the answer to this, I've ordered the full merino and that spec is always showing contrast on the cars we've seen so far.
I now have a case reference open with BMW UK customer services – I’ll post as soon as I hear anything back.


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I now have a case reference open with BMW UK customer services – I’ll post as soon as I hear anything back.


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Superb, thanks very much
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Great pic’s – Thanks Neil!

Quick question..

Do you (or anyone in the UK on here) know if the white/grey contrast stitching displayed on all M4’s with black interiors (both LKSW & X3SW) at the various global motor shows (including this event) + every interior imagine on the BMW.CO.UK and BMW.COM, is standard in the UK with both black leather interiors (LKSW & X3SW) + does not come under the future 2015 “Sakhir Orange, Silverstone, Yellow or Blue Individual” contrasting stitching option?

I’m struggling to get confirmation from my dealer or BMW UK.

I've ordered standard "Black Extended Merino Leather - Code: LKSW" on my M4 and I'm really hoping the white/grey contrast stitching is standard otherwise I fear the interior will be too dark/black with no relief (especially as I've spec'd the Carbon trim as well).

Many thanks,
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100% sure the grey contrast stitching is standard if you chose the black full leather option. Don't worry
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The front of the saloon is not as nice as the coupe.
Isn't front design same for both M4 and M3? (other than slightly different roof height).
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OP, so YMB looks just like LSB? Is it lighter in person or no? Because I rather like LSB actually.
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100% sure the grey contrast stitching is standard if you chose the black full leather option. Don't worry
This contrast stitching is standard. The individual coloring stitching is only for the seats (as explained in brochure) and we all can see on the pics that this contrast stitching is not only on the seats.

At first I was excited about the color stitching, but then I realized it will look pretty weird when not all stitches are in the same color...
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OP, so YMB looks just like LSB? Is it lighter in person or no? Because I rather like LSB actually.
its not quite as deep a blue as LSB but its very similar.

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Isn't front design same for both M4 and M3? (other than slightly different roof height).
This. What the hell is OP talking about?!? If the sedan was sporting the sunroof, then I would say the view from the front would look weird compared to the coupe with the carbon roof.
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Isn't front design same for both M4 and M3? (other than slightly different roof height).
after you posted this I had another look and you are correct, must have been the different colours. the coupe in the yellow looks better than the saloon in the blue.
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This. What the hell is OP talking about?!? If the sedan was sporting the sunroof, then I would say the view from the front would look weird compared to the coupe with the carbon roof.
see above stand by the that coupe looked better in the yellow from the front than the saloon in the blue but I agree they are identical in design.
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I really don't like the two tone wheels. Yuck. Is it an option to get all black or all silver in the UK?

USA will only get two tone, correct??
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