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      08-31-2014, 12:10 PM   #199
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Is that Amaro brown with the new SSII pics?
No. I think it's Brick Red?

Gruss Gott, is this your car?
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      08-31-2014, 12:58 PM   #200
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Looks good in Silver. Almost makes the chrome parts not seems so out of place.
Well, with the exception of the gold calipers, that is. WTF???
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      08-31-2014, 01:17 PM   #201
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Gruss Gott, is this your car?
No, but it explains some weirdness with my order ... about a week ago my car leaped ahead 4 weeks in the queue and went into a "production pack" which nobody has ever heard of. Then on Friday after some telephonic gymnastics and research on their part, a BMWNA rep gave me an exact time my car went into production - 5:33am EDT. I've never had anyone give me an exact to-the-minute time for production.

I'm guessing they built a few of them (or at least one) ahead of mine to set up the line or something, but I'm totally speculating.
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This is deff one of the hottest looking vert I have ever seen! Can't wait to get our launch cars in!
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I don't think there is any technology limit, to make the roof parts of Carbon Fiber, even the convertible system internal parts of CF. This would make the Convertible more attractive Weight wise.
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      09-01-2014, 01:40 PM   #205
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I'm also curious if the throttle is restricted while the top is retracting - now that it can be lowered while the vehicle is in motion.
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No, but it explains some weirdness with my order ... about a week ago my car leaped ahead 4 weeks in the queue and went into a "production pack" which nobody has ever heard of. Then on Friday after some telephonic gymnastics and research on their part, a BMWNA rep gave me an exact time my car went into production - 5:33am EDT. I've never had anyone give me an exact to-the-minute time for production.

I'm guessing they built a few of them (or at least one) ahead of mine to set up the line or something, but I'm totally speculating.
Nice! Well, at least you won't have to look at the configurator pics of your car any longer to see what it's going to look like!
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I like the look of the top when it's up, but it's not for me.

Pretty heavy compared to the regular M3/M4, and I would like to know if it handles any worse then the non convertible cars.
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      09-04-2014, 02:55 AM   #208
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Was surprised the neck warmers don't also cool (or maybe I was wrong during the demo). Drove it at 100 degrees outside and all I could feel was hot air.
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Yep, no "cool" air. Just heated. Same with the heated seats. No venting or cooling.
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I like the look of the top when it's up, but it's not for me.

Pretty heavy compared to the regular M3/M4, and I would like to know if it handles any worse then the non convertible cars.
It handles better than an X5M, but it's larger than a 235, although faster than a 128. One thing is certain: it's no x3! BUT. it's got more open air space than the 7 series, that's the real win. It's subtle, but it's there if you look for it
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Yep, no "cool" air. Just heated. Same with the heated seats. No venting or cooling.
i think that's what the button that lowers the top is for ... at least that's how I use it
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      09-04-2014, 11:22 PM   #212
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It handles better than an X5M, but it's larger than a 235, although faster than a 128. One thing is certain: it's no x3! BUT. it's got more open air space than the 7 series, that's the real win. It's subtle, but it's there if you look for it
+1 on open air > 7 series

I should have said that if I lived somewhere with better weather I would consider one.
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      09-05-2014, 01:00 AM   #213
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+1 on open air > 7 series

I should have said that if I lived somewhere with better weather I would consider one.
yeah, it's definitely a specialty car - apparently BMW sells about 15,000 per generation consistently ... I'd love to know what the demos of the product are.

There are pretty much no other 4 seat hard top sport convertibles. You can compare it to roadsters but BMW has the z4 for that ... so it probably best compares to the Audi RS5 cab and the upcoming c-class AMG.

If you're willing to make every compromise then the boxster wins for sport, but you pay a pretty steep premium for it not to mention lose 2 seats and the hard top.
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i think that's what button that lowers the top is for ... at least that's how I use it
My thoughts exactly. I have a 335is cabrio now and have been seriously considering an M4 cabrio.
There are some better cars out there in regards to performance, handling and "bang for your buck"
But, none of them are hardtop convertibles. This is specifically what I'm after...

I've already done my test drives in an 6MT and 7DCT. I'm just waiting
for the M4 cabrio to hit the dealerships so I can see it in person.
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This is deff one of the hottest looking vert I have ever seen! Can't wait to get our launch cars in!
When will u guys be getting the conv, would love to see it.
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This is deff one of the hottest looking vert I have ever seen! Can't wait to get our launch cars in!
When will u guys be getting the conv, would love to see it.
Should be here in 2 weeks.
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      09-16-2014, 05:35 PM   #217
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almost here....

Just sitting here waiting for the news that mine has been released and is on it way to the dealership. Has anyone actually got theirs yet?
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      09-16-2014, 06:12 PM   #218
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We got our's last Wednesday. Got all the IND goodies on it, actually not all. Just ordered two more parts from them. What a blast of a car! Actually drove it for the first time today, after getting it home last week. Everyone that saw it wanted pictures and one guy actually ask me to sit in the car. We're getting tint this Saturday, and just loving it. Congrats on the car, we ended up sitting the the darn VDC for almost two weeks? All good now. Enjoy yours.

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We got our's last Wednesday. Got all the IND goodies on it, actually not all. Just ordered two more parts from them. What a blast of a car! Actually drove it for the first time today, after getting it home last week. Everyone that saw it wanted pictures and one guy actually ask me to sit in the car. We're getting tint this Saturday, and just loving it. Congrats on the car, we ended up sitting the the darn VDC for almost two weeks? All good now. Enjoy yours.

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Thanks Kingsley

Excited to get it, any pics of of it? I was checking out the IND goodies... I think I'll be making some extra purchases shortly.
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      09-17-2014, 03:02 PM   #220
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Couple pics here. http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1034713

Been raining almost every day since these were taken. We've only driven it a few miles since then, damn rain. We'll be going out this weekend, for window tinting, what ever the weather is doing. I'll get some pic's of the dark glass then. Really happy with the IND parts. Just ordered the tri color stitching and alcantara shifter and E brake boot set. They were kind of bland looking. The color will add some spark to that area.

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