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      09-23-2015, 07:25 PM   #1
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Introducing Rapunzel (AY F80) Home ED

***BACKGROUND***

I knew I wanted a car that was lighter and nimbler than my 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8, which performed well on the Nürburgring and Hockenheimring. So, I looked at the C63, '16 Audi TT-S, P-Cars and a few others. I test drove the F80 and I was blown away by how neutral it felt in the corners and how easy it was to maneuver about. Such an incredible feeling. The local BMW dealer here in Bavaria that sells to Americans here on the SOFA agreement offered me an incredibly generous trade-in for my SRT ($30,500 w/ 48k mi). So, I was absolutely sold I opted to take in-country Welt delivery, which was an additional $200. My CA told me she would split the cost with me, which seemed nice.

***ORDERING***

I knew I wanted a car I would frequent at the track, while serving as my daily for my 1 mile commute to work. The F80 also gave me the flexibility to bring the whole family if need be. I figured a well-optioned stripper would suffice. Here's the build:

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Black Extended Leather
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19" Black Wheels

I was fitted with an F30 328i loaner with only 50 miles- brand new '15 MY. I had no real complaints besides the annoying engine ticking when cold-starting. I would remain in this loaner from June through September. Some time in July, I pointed out a YMB F80 to my wife. She said it looked "just like" my previous '13 Grabber Blue 5.0... I told her they were actually different, but she vehemently protested my color choice. So, decided to change my color choice to SO. Well, I was at another BMW dealer and saw SO in low-light. It really looked more burgundy than the bright orange-red I saw in pictures on here, so I wasn't completely sold on SO now. I mulled over AY for a few days and decided the best bet would be leaving the choice to chance. I cut the M colors into little pieces, put them into a hat and let my oldest daughter pick the color- AY it is! She decided to name the unborn child "Rapunzel". So, I made the walk of shame to my CA and told her I wanted to change my color, AGAIN. She just laughed and I made the change just in time, as I got my VIN # just days later in August.

***DELIVERY***

Fast forwarding to 16 Sep, I already returned my loaner, wife was in vacation in Charleston. I came back home early for delivery
I got to the Bahnhof in Mittelfranken and it was empty at 0530
A few hours later I reached the Hauptbahnhof in München, which is a MASSIVE train station with a store for any possible gift or cuisine you may desire prior to em/debarking

I took the U2/U8 metro from Hauptbahnhof to Olympia Zentrum (I believe). I came out of the escalator and saw this sign

I was directed by the info desk lady to take the elevator to the third floor, which brought me here

while waiting for an associate to take my plates, registration, etc. I met another member on here who was visiting from Chicago. We got to chat about cars, economics and work. Great guy. I also noticed a standard poodle, who was patiently waiting, which looked much like my mother's

After I completed the admin portion, I was informed my delivery time was pushed to the left from 1140 to 1110, which did not give me much time to wander, which I obliged, having been to the Welt several times prior. I decided to go to the dining/lounge area and scarf down a few bratwursts and musli cups


The staff there was very polite and even charged my phone, which died from the excessive browsing on the 3.5 hour ride down (sleep, heh, yeah right). I decided to buy a few trinkets. I was given the obligatory 10 Euro credit and free BMW key chain w/ engraving. I ended up getting a second, for which the lady at the register didn't charge me I later realized. I took some GoPro footage of the Welt, too. Upon return to the staging area, I noticed someone else getting an F80 delivered

It was finally 1110! I met a gent named Reinhold (Werner, I believe). I spoke German to him and he replied in English (as always in Germany). As we went down the escalator, there she was. I knew instantly fate did me right- the color was perfect!

I explained to Reinhold I previously owned an F30 335i, so he didn't waste our time explaining every feature. Instead, he showed me some of the advanced configurations of the nav and choice commands, which was very beneficial. My car was fitted with Contis :-( Reinhold explained all '16 F8Xs will be fitted with Contis, as they allegedly perform better in the rain.

The car came with a half tank of gas (that's a first for a new delivery) and 4 KM on the dash

Reinhold gave me the peremptory HK Bluetooth Speaker, photo w/ thumb drive and eventually sent me on my way. I took a couple victory laps with the GoPro and went outside for a quick photoshoot





I drove back home, taking backroads. I can't say enough about this car. It is loud, stiff, agile, yet comfortable. Rapunzel sure is a dream to drive. Of course, here is the obgatory exhaust note on a cold start-up



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      09-23-2015, 07:42 PM   #2
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Great looking car. Thanks for sharing!
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Half a tank? What's normal? I got a full tank...

Congrats nice f80.
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Congrats! Great color and write up! I did that same kind of "ED" when stationed in Germany with my e90 335 in 2009. Your post brought back some great memories!
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I've been reading Ed posts for so long that I can't believe this is me in less than 2 weeks. I haven't even done it yet and I love this program.
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Awesome, and congrats!! Takes me back to last year

I do agree that SO looks too red on the F80 and AY is simply stunning, but that's just me. I do like SO on the M6 though!
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Awesome, and congrats!! Takes me back to last year

I do agree that SO looks too red on the F80 and AY is simply stunning, but that's just me. I do like SO on the M6 though!
Agreed with all.
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Thanks for Posting! Looks great.
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She's a beauty congrats
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car looks awesome mate, congrats!
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