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Old 12-13-2011, 01:38 PM   #1
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F30Driver Project Car BMW F30 328i is a go!

The F30Driver Project Car, a 2012 BMW 3 Series 328i in Melbourne Red Metallic, is on order and getting ready to go into production in Munich! We have some big plans for the launch of the car including planning some meets around the time the car is being delivered at the Performance Delivery Center in South Carolina this spring.

2012 BMW 3 Series F30 328i

The full option list is extensive but the most important option is listed in bold below:
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • ZMT - Manual Transmission
  • ZSL - Sport Line Trim
  • 4AD - Brushed Aluminum Trim
  • 4DN - Matte Coral Red Highlight Trim
  • LCL3 - Black Dakota Leather with Red Highlight
  • 2VF - Adaptive Suspension
  • ZDA - Driver Assistance Package
  • ZPK - Parking Package
  • ZPP - Premium Package
  • ZTP - Technology Package
  • 2VL - Variable Sport Steering
  • 465 - Split Fold-Down Rear Seats
  • 522 - Xenon Headlights
  • 6NL - BMW Assist
  • 6NR - BMW Apps
  • 8TH - Speed Limit Information

We are still formulating plans but expect the F30Driver project car to be modded right out of the gate ... we want to show just how amazing the F30 can look with some tweaks.

A special thank you goes out to Jon Shafer and BMW Santa Barbara for working with us to ensure an extremely early delivery to the Performance Delivery Center in South Carolina!

Stay tuned to F30Driver and Bimmerfest for details leading up to delivery and throughout the development of the car. You don't want to miss out on what we are going to do!
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:20 AM   #2
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:16 AM   #3
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Iím a big manual fan, but that 8 speed auto is pretty impressive. Iím interested to see a comparison between the two.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:26 AM   #4
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The stats don't lie ... the 8 speed auto is a very efficient piece of engineering on paper. There is still just something about being able to drive a manual transmission and know that you are in control.

At some point it will become just plain stubborn behavior to keep driving a manual, especially with technologies like BMW's DCT......but as long as they offer a manual, that is what gets ordered!
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:59 AM   #5
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I'll be interested in reading your feedback on the Melbourne Red Metallic.
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I'm certainly hoping it looks good in person!
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:35 PM   #7
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Iím a big manual fan, but that 8 speed auto is pretty impressive. Iím interested to see a comparison between the two.
This was the first automatic that I couldn't dismiss for performance reasons right off the bat. The reviews of the 328i with auto have been very positive so far. For non-manual drives I know this doesn't make any sense but I love the idea that driving a manual is complicated and requires my involvement. No simple lever to flick, no button to push. You have to know what you're doing or it won't work. It is stupid but I like that it is a skill you have to know just to drive a car.

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Old 12-15-2011, 06:29 PM   #8
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Nice.

So aside from cosmetics, what are the differences between the 3 lines?
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:41 PM   #10
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What is this option?

8TH - Speed Limit Information
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What is this option?

8TH - Speed Limit Information
See this post:

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=10777506

I understand that as part of the mid-model cycle tweaks, the Speed Limit Information module will be upgraded to alert local law enforcement whenever you exceed the speed limit.
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http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=10777506

I understand that as part of the mid-model cycle tweaks, the Speed Limit Information module will be upgraded to alert local law enforcement whenever you exceed the speed limit.
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:24 AM   #13
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Status 150 for the F30 Project Car

The project car has now gone into status 150 and the VIN has been produced! Starting to get excited about getting the car to drive.
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:43 PM   #14
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F30Driver Project Car BMW F30 328i is a go!

The F30Driver Project Car, a 2012 BMW 3 Series 328i in Melbourne Red Metallic, is on order and getting ready to go into production in Munich! We have some big plans for the launch of the car including planning some meets around the time the car is being delivered at the Performance Delivery Center in South Carolina this spring.

2012 BMW 3 Series F30 328i

The full option list is extensive but the most important option is listed in bold below:
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • ZMT - Manual Transmission
  • ZSL - Sport Line Trim
  • 4AD - Brushed Aluminum Trim
  • 4DN - Matte Coral Red Highlight Trim
  • LCL3 - Black Dakota Leather with Red Highlight
  • 2VF - Adaptive Suspension
  • ZDA - Driver Assistance Package
  • ZPK - Parking Package
  • ZPP - Premium Package
  • ZTP - Technology Package
  • 2VL - Variable Sport Steering
  • 465 - Split Fold-Down Rear Seats
  • 522 - Xenon Headlights
  • 6NL - BMW Assist
  • 6NR - BMW Apps
  • 8TH - Speed Limit Information

We are still formulating plans but expect the F30Driver project car to be modded right out of the gate ... we want to show just how amazing the F30 can look with some tweaks.

A special thank you goes out to Jon Shafer and BMW Santa Barbara for working with us to ensure an extremely early delivery to the Performance Delivery Center in South Carolina!

Stay tuned to F30Driver and Bimmerfest for details leading up to delivery and throughout the development of the car. You don't want to miss out on what we are going to do!
Looking forward to the new 328i!
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:57 PM   #15
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We basically were able to check out nearly the exact car in Detroit yesterday and I am psyched about getting one to spend more time with. The Melbourne Red color really is a great color for the car.

This wait is now just flat out killing me!
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It seems that the new 328i (F30) will be in the same price bracket as the current 330i (E90). Any comments?
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The 2012 F30 3 series sedan base pricing is about $1000 up on the 2011 E90 328i. A modest price bump for the new chassis.

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I just bought a F30 335i (pick it up in Munich June 15) and i want to know if the center bore is the same measurement as the E90. I been looking for rims (Black w/ 3in lip). can anyone help me out before i buy rims that dont fit??
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I don't think anyone knows for sure, but its a good guess it will be the same as the E90. We should have the info confirmed in a couple weeks. What wheels are you thinking about?

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I don't think anyone knows for sure, but its a good guess it will be the same as the E90. We should have the info confirmed in a couple weeks. What wheels are you thinking about?

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I want some Black rims with a White lip, because the car is white. I some but they are for E90. I have a E46 with Rims for a E90, i hope its the same for the new car
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