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      06-19-2018, 10:33 AM   #1
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New member - awaiting my my 540i

Hi, this is my first post here.

As per my location, I am from South Africa, and have ordered a Bluestone 540i on the 30th of May. I hope to take delivery of it towards the end of July, beginning of September.

This will be my 2nd BMW, the first being a E90 335i.

I have read a few posts here, and look forward to be a part of this dynamic forum.
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Hi, this is my first post here.

As per my location, I am from South Africa, and have ordered a Bluestone 540i on the 30th of May. I hope to take delivery of it towards the end of July, beginning of September.

This will be my 2nd BMW, the first being a E90 335i.

I have read a few posts here, and look forward to be a part of this dynamic forum.
Congrats

Waiting game is HARDEST PART!

I too am waiting on my first custom build g30 m sport alpine white 540i

Order placed may 4th
Completion may 30th
Released to carrier June 1st
That was last update
I'm hoping I receive by July 4th
NYC is my location
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      06-19-2018, 01:26 PM   #3
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Hi, this is my first post here.

As per my location, I am from South Africa, and have ordered a Bluestone 540i on the 30th of May. I hope to take delivery of it towards the end of July, beginning of September.

This will be my 2nd BMW, the first being a E90 335i.

I have read a few posts here, and look forward to be a part of this dynamic forum.
Happy waiting. I watched far too many G30 videos and read the whole manual front to back and back to front
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      06-19-2018, 01:39 PM   #4
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Happy waiting. I watched far too many G30 videos and read the whole manual front to back and back to front
LOL

I have just about watched every G30 540i video there is on Youtube.

Really looking forward to taking delivery.
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      06-19-2018, 04:58 PM   #5
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Happy waiting. I watched far too many G30 videos and read the whole manual front to back and back to front
LOL

I have just about watched every G30 540i video there is on Youtube.

Really looking forward to taking delivery.
Well, it'll be worth the wait.
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In the same boat here. What options did you go for, anything nice?
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      07-08-2018, 01:29 AM   #7
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In the same boat here. What options did you go for, anything nice?
I chose the following package options

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5DN Parking Assist Plus 0.00
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And these options:
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      07-17-2018, 12:36 AM   #8
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In the same boat here. What options did you go for, anything nice?
I chose the following package options

7S9 Package: ConnectedDrive services package 0.00
6AK ConnectedDrive Services 0.00
6AM Real Time Traffic Information 0.00
6AN Concierge Services 0.00
6AP Remote Services 0.00

Z1B Package: Comfort Package 0.00
316 Automatic tailgate operation 0.00
323 Soft close automatic system for doors 0.00
552 Adaptive LED headlights 0.00
5AC High Beam Assist 0.00

Z1N Package: Navigation Package 0.00
610 Head-up display (not with grey shade band windscreen) 0.00
676 Hi-Fi loudspeaker system 0.00
6AN Concierge Services 0.00
6AP Remote Services 0.00
6CP Preparation for Apple CarPlay 0.00
6U8 BMW Gesture Control 0.00

ZOI Package: Innovation Package 0.00
322 Comfort Access 0.00
3DS BMW display key 0.00
5AS Driving Assist 0.00
5DN Parking Assist Plus 0.00
5DV Remote Control Parking

And these options:
Door sill strips with BMW Individual lettering
4HA Seat heating front and rear
248 Steering wheel heating
4NB Automatic air conditioning with 4-zone control
710 Steering wheel M Leather
3AC Trailer tow hitch, fully electrically operated
Nice spec - got my 540i from stock and missing out on towbar but the 20% discount and 0% APR have limited the blow
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      07-17-2018, 02:10 AM   #9
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Nice spec - got my 540i from stock and missing out on towbar but the 20% discount and 0% APR have limited the blow
Yeah, that is unheard of here in South Africa. I am getting around 6% off, and even that is very good.
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Hi Mk1-fan

I'm also South African and last week I ordered a 540i. Production is scheduled for September and I have been told that I will probably take delivery at the end of November or sometime in December.

Only 2 units were allocated for the second half of the year for the whole of the country!

So I anticipate that we won't see many other 540i's on the road.

I will be interested to hear how long it takes you to get yours!

Funnily enough, I also ordered mine in Bluestone.
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Hi Mk1-fan

I'm also South African and last week I ordered a 540i. Production is scheduled for September and I have been told that I will probably take delivery at the end of November or sometime in December.

Only 2 units were allocated for the second half of the year for the whole of the country!

So I anticipate that we won't see many other 540i's on the road.

I will be interested to hear how long it takes you to get yours!

Funnily enough, I also ordered mine in Bluestone.
Yeah, 540i are very scarce here. I very rarely see a G30, never mind a 540i.

I spoke to my sales guy today, and he said my car is due at the harbour on the 26th of this month. He reckons I should get it within 2 weeks after that.

Where in SA are you?
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Yeah, 540i are very scarce here. I very rarely see a G30, never mind a 540i.

I spoke to my sales guy today, and he said my car is due at the harbour on the 26th of this month. He reckons I should get it within 2 weeks after that.

Where in SA are you?
I'm in Durban (the harbour to which you have referred), so maybe I won't have to wait two weeks for my car to be delivered after it's offloaded from the ship!
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I'm in Durban (the harbour to which you have referred), so maybe I won't have to wait two weeks for my car to be delivered after it's offloaded from the ship!
Cool.

I am in Vanderbijlpark.

Sales guy told me about a week from harbour to here. Will wait and see...
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Dealer phoned me today, car car is in the country as of yesterday.

According to him I will have the car in about 2 weeks.
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Dealer phoned me today, car car is in the country as of yesterday.

According to him I will have the car in about 2 weeks.
The last days of waiting...
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Pics of the car at the dealer. Will take some better photos in the sun tomorrow.
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Pics of the car at the dealer. Will take some better photos in the sun tomorrow.
Looks awesome
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Pics of the car at the dealer. Will take some better photos in the sun tomorrow.
Looks awesome
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