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post #11 of 18 Old 06-10-2014, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Dropped in to the dealer on the way home on Sunday, they said BMW Australia have my car and are holding it until model launch approx 17/6. Soon! Ish!
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post #12 of 18 Old 06-17-2014, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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Delivery booked for monday morning 23/6!
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post #13 of 18 Old 06-17-2014, 02:46 PM
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in for pics first one on the boards
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post #14 of 18 Old 06-23-2014, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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It's here! Pics first: (including one of a black 4gc that was bought as soon as it landed on the showroom floor)













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post #15 of 18 Old 06-23-2014, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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Impressions in chronological order:

- such a cosy place to be, cockpit just wraps around you and the seat is super adjustable, although I would like a little bit more tilt in the base. Still, very comfortable

- more than enough room in all 3 back seats (i'm 5'9"). middle seat very usable

- steering is nice and light in comfort mode - wouldn't change it. weights up in sport mode a little bit. i have variable ratio depending on amount of lock ("variable sport steering") and it's taking a while to get used to

- rear view mirror is stupidly positioned quite low so it blocks out a large portion of the forward visibility. adding insult to this is the small rear window which looks out at the tops of the cars behind you

- car is so quiet. thought i was doing 30kph, look at the head-up display and it says 70kph!! ride is nice, lets me know where bumps are but doesn't shout about it. a bit of road noise to let me know i'm moving. not as quiet as a lexus, but if i wanted that, i would have bought a lexus.

- engine has a good amount of power, much more responsive and lag-free than my golf R.

- comfort access, love being able to leave the key in my pocket!

etc etc. love this car.
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post #16 of 18 Old 06-24-2014, 10:24 AM
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Love the pics and love the car. Thank you so much for posting! Keep us updated with more feedback if you can. I'm dying to get mine!
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post #17 of 18 Old 06-24-2014, 11:29 AM
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The interior is stunning Chylld, although I'm having trouble discerning if its red leather or a burnt orange....

Congrats on the new GC, I think you might be the first on the site
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It is red leather, the colour temperature on my camera may have been wrong Also the leather is the same brightness of red as the lower dash, but the interior lights make the seats look brighter in photos.

Played with the interior ambient lights - the 'white' light is a bit orange so I got a bit of a shock when I changed it to actual orange! Same colour as the instruments which is not my thing, but at least you have a choice Really happy with the ambient lighting.

Need to shop for non-polarised sunglasses as my current sunnies are vertically polarised, and make the HUD disappear. If I rotate them 90 degrees, the HUD is clear but the nav screen / instrument cluster display disappear. So it will have to be non-polarised
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