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      08-30-2019, 08:51 AM   #1
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M340i xDrive from Switzerland

Hi fellas! Just took delivery of my Dravit Grey M340i with extended Merino leather Tartufo/Black interior yesterday.

Very sunny today so here I am sharing some quick phone snaps. It's not easy to capture the color of this stunning paintwork.

I hope these pictures help those are undecided whether to go with this exterior-interior color combo. Personally I feel it looks great.
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Looks great! Lucky that you already get your, I still need to wait mine a month or who knows how much...

When did you order and what production/delivery time they gave you?
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Looks great! Lucky that you already get your, I still need to wait mine a month or who knows how much...

When did you order and what production/delivery time they gave you?
I ordered on 9 May and the production was done in Week 32 and delivery in Week 34.

Which country are you in? It does help to have a good friend as a dealer.
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I am from Slovenia, but here was possible to order only after 15. June (maybe was before, but I don’t know anybody at dealership). I just want to check if production is faster then delivery time which they gave me at order.

They gave me good 3 months.
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I am from Slovenia, but here was possible to order only after 15. June (maybe was before, but I don’t know anybody at dealership). I just want to check if production is faster then delivery time which they gave me at order.

They gave me good 3 months.
3 months sounds about right. I know someone who is still waiting to order the M340i Touring. Seems like this is still not possible.
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      08-30-2019, 02:39 PM   #6
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3 months sounds about right. I know someone who is still waiting to order the M340i Touring. Seems like this is still not possible.
Really ? You know someone who's waiting for months the start of the ordering process ? Give me his name

I don't know what you dealer did on your paint but it's shining a lot !!! Good to see pictures on the computer and not only via Whatsapp Next step is the film to protect the car!
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      08-30-2019, 02:43 PM   #7
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By the way, what are your first impression about the driving ? How does the car behaves compared to your old M3 ?
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Really ? You know someone who's waiting for months the start of the ordering process ? Give me his name

I don't know what you dealer did on your paint but it's shining a lot !!! Good to see pictures on the computer and not only via Whatsapp Next step is the film to protect the car!
I believe that person has just made himself known. I think every new car looks like this on delivery. Don't forget I only just picked it up yesterday. Yeah i have to contact Car Spa to fix an appointment.
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By the way, what are your first impression about the driving ? How does the car behaves compared to your old M3 ?
I've never driven BMW's xDrive cars before and I'm pleasantly surprised that the M340i still drives very much like a RWD. I remember reading somewhere that the differential is still rear-biased and the 4 wheels are activated when there is slippage detected.

Haven't pushed the car hard for obvious reasons but the engine is really responsive in Sport mode and turbo lag is hardly discernible. The car really moves even in higher gears. I had a run on the Autobahn and it was effortless to overtake and switch lanes.

The chassis and suspension is very much improved over the F30. The car really turns where it's pointed, not any worse than my F80 M3. I can't say with regards to power without being able to push the car harder. But it's by no means a slow poke.

I think I would be more than happy having this as my daily driver, with the instant tap of fun whenever needed.
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Good to read -I'll share my thought after my ride tomorrow !
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Good to read -I'll share my thought after my ride tomorrow !
And since it's a test car give a good push.
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Love it looks amazing congrats!

How do you like the Tartufo seats? Really thinking about getting those as well!

I assume you've got the Sensatec covered top dashboard since the lower part is black?
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Love it looks amazing congrats!

How do you like the Tartufo seats? Really thinking about getting those as well!

I assume you've got the Sensatec covered top dashboard since the lower part is black?
On configurator does not show black lower part if you choose Cognac leather or any other like beige, oyster,... even if you choose option Sensatec cover
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Love it looks amazing congrats!

How do you like the Tartufo seats? Really thinking about getting those as well!

I assume you've got the Sensatec covered top dashboard since the lower part is black?
Thanks!

Zero regrets getting the Tartufo extended merino leather. The Mocha Vernasca leather was very stiff and I'm not sure it would be comfortable after a long drive.

Yup got the Sensatec dash as well to soften up the hard plastics.
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On configurator does not show black lower part if you choose Cognac leather or any other like beige, oyster,... even if you choose option Sensatec cover
There is the full leather option where everything is covered by leather of the chosen color. I did not go for that. I only chose the extended leather option which has leather the doors and the seats. Don't need the bottom part of my dash to be covered as well.
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Congrats Rodney! Great car.
I like a lot the instant torque of the B58 which surely makes this M340i a better and more relaxing daily than F80s!
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That looks fantastic mate!
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There is the full leather option where everything is covered by leather of the chosen color. I did not go for that. I only chose the extended leather option which has leather the doors and the seats. Don't need the bottom part of my dash to be covered as well.
I take same as you only top Sensatec, but this option is not just esthetic. I have same on my Mercedes covered by Artico leather and is very good when sun is strong and you leave car park for longer time, the dashboard does not accumulate so much heat, so when you sit in a hot car you don’t have that feel that hot come from dashboard. Is a must take option
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beatifull combination. I chose for the black exterior this makes me almost regret this decision
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This is a nice m340 ! Good choices ! I am still waiting for the Touring version to be « orderable » ! Enjoy
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Dammit, Back to the drawing board. I initially talked myself out of this color because my wife did not like it. Not her car anyway, I purchased a 335I for her a couple of years ago so whatever.
Beautiful car and great color choice.👍
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Congrats Rodney! Great car.
I like a lot the instant torque of the B58 which surely makes this M340i a better and more relaxing daily than F80s!
Enjoy
Hey my friend! Thanks! I see that you are surfing the Bimmerpost forums. The B58 is indeed a very good engine and the G20 chassis is amazing. The F80 is a superb car but it is a M after all and still best suited for weekends or on the track.
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