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      06-08-2019, 03:36 PM   #1
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Picked up my M40i this morning. Loving it so far!
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Picked up my M40i this morning. Loving it so far!
That's bad ass. Those are definitely my favorite wheels available, maybe out of any bmw model.
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Enjoy! Picking up mine next Thursday. Same interior color!
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That's bad ass. Those are definitely my favorite wheels available, maybe out of any bmw model.
I honestly think the wheels are my favorite part of the car. I absolutely love them.
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Love it. Enjoy.
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Congratulations! Alpine or Mineral? Can't really tell from the photo
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      06-08-2019, 05:41 PM   #7
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1 week into delivery on mine!

I am 1 week and 1 day into my Z4 M40i adventure. I feel like I’m finally home. Had a 2018 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS for less than a year - just couldn’t get comfortable. Just wasn’t ‘right’. I am extremely pleased 1 week and 600 miles into my Z4. More comfortable, enough power w/o being excessive, fantastic technology, and no buffeting with the top down. Plus the matte paint is superb. Congratulations to both of us!

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Congratulations! Alpine or Mineral? Can't really tell from the photo
Alpine - in the US you can't get an M40i with mineral white. I also noticed the US cars don't have the M badges on the side or the M striped seatbelts.
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      06-08-2019, 05:52 PM   #9
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Picked up my M40i this morning. Loving it so far!
Love that white with black rims!!! If I can figure out how to get a photo to upload I will put on there

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Love that white with black rims!!! If I can figure out how to get a photo to upload I will put on there

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Thanks!

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Ohhh, you were brave enough to get one with frozen metallic! Congratulations!

Ok, sorry, but the cerium grey mirrors don't work on the car, at least in the pictures. Should be an option to have them in body color (would look stunning I bet) or black.

Did you get the regular black top or the silver/black top?
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car looks great! enjoy
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I am 1 week and 1 day into my Z4 M40i adventure. I feel like I'm finally home. Had a 2018 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS for less than a year - just couldn't get comfortable. Just wasn't 'right'. I am extremely pleased 1 week and 600 miles into my Z4. More comfortable, enough power w/o being excessive, fantastic technology, and no buffeting with the top down. Plus the matte paint is superb. Congratulations to both of us!
Interesting about the Targa because I am thinking about on instead of the Z4. Did you have the standard seats?

I found the visibility with the top up in the Z4 to be really poor.

I only driven the Z4 3.0 so far and it was totally underwhelming.
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Interesting about the Targa because I am thinking about on instead of the Z4. Did you have the standard seats?

I found the visibility with the top up in the Z4 to be really poor.

I only driven the Z4 3.0 so far and it was totally underwhelming.
They were the alcantara seats that the GTS has standard. Visibility was fine with the top up in the Targa I'd say, but the wind noise was higher, and the buffeting was terrible with the windows up - I had to keep playing with differing levels of lowering the windows on both sides to keep it at bay. No matter what position I had the seats, they never felt quite 'right'.

I didn't have the adaptive steering for low speed soft touch, and after rotator cuff surgery found parking lots to be a bit cumbersome. Plus, at 2500 miles the water pump cracked due to a manufacturer defect and they had to flat bed her 2 hours away for repair. They didn't have the part anywhere in the US and had to order it from Germany. When things like that happen in a $168k car with low mileage and only local roads/highway driving, I couldn't prevent my disappointment from rising up. I decided the cost of insurance, yearly maintenance, and interest on the loan added up to a poor experience after that issue, plus the comfort, and parted with her.

That's not to say it was a bad car (maintenance issue aside). Fantastic power in the GTS. The (I feel) awesome looks of that bubble glass back. The AWD hookups around bends, etc...a blast in so many ways, and I'm thankful I had one for a year. I'm sure whomever purchased her next is loving her - just wasn't for me in the end - but may be perfect for you depending on what you are looking for!

Overall I find the M40i Z4 is more comfortable of a ride, more comfortable yet supportive seats, and has plenty of power for my use. Plus the technology/infotainment unit is much superior. It will never have the cornering performance of the 911, it will never beat it on a track day - but she's no slouch and I am enjoying the Z4 much much more. Plus I can finally drive with the top down and my wife in the vehicle - she never let me drive the Targa open due to wind hitting her and the noise. Realistically the Z4 is more poised to go against a Cayman/Boxter anyways - which likely it'd also lose to on track day - but still fits me better as it feels like a bigger car inside and again - I wanted more comfortable performance. Plus I'm not going to a track day - Maybe autocross Solo II at most.

But, just an opinion I'd recommend if you haven't getting as long of a test drive on the Targa as you can, then go back after the honeymoon drive.
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Ohhh, you were brave enough to get one with frozen metallic! Congratulations!

Ok, sorry, but the cerium grey mirrors don't work on the car, at least in the pictures. Should be an option to have them in body color (would look stunning I bet) or black.

Did you get the regular black top or the silver/black top?

Silver black roof. I agree - wish I could have had the mirrors different - but in person it's better.

My first Matte finish car - will see how this goes! Brand new it's great lol. I have the 'special soap' and no wax planned in the future
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Ohhh, you were brave enough to get one with frozen metallic! Congratulations!

Ok, sorry, but the cerium grey mirrors don't work on the car, at least in the pictures. Should be an option to have them in body color (would look stunning I bet) or black.

Did you get the regular black top or the silver/black top?

Silver black roof. I agree - wish I could have had the mirrors different - but in person it's better.

My first Matte finish car - will see how this goes! Brand new it's great lol. I have the 'special soap' and no wax planned in the future
It looks great! I bet you get a lot of stares and compliments.
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Beautiful car null! White never looked better...I’d say.

Jerfish, first thing I notice is frozen grey....then the cerium enhancements. I can’t decide if its ‘off’ or just interesting though ��. I see you have some washing by hand chores in your future, regardless! Best of luck...

The cerium mirrors on the white and red don’t stand out near as much as your grey....and I’d have guessed the opposite.
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beautiful! getting same wheels and leather. gotta say it looks amazing in white with that combo. have fun and enjoy!
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cerium gray accents i generally hate, but they work on white. nice car.
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Enjoy! Picking up mine next Thursday. Same interior color!
So, today is the big day! Did you sleep any?
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