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      04-23-2019, 03:50 PM   #1
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Ordered one of the first G20 330d to be produced

After a frustrating experience with delays on a new X3 due to Brexit, I cancelled the order and put the feelers out for any new stock vehicles needing a new owner. TRL Berry came out trumps and offered me his personal ordered demo which is the following:

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I've been told it will be one of the first 330d in the country. None have been tested and there isn't anything anywhere that i can find with regards to a road test. I'm sure it will be amazing. It has landed in the UK this weekend and I should be getting it in the next few weeks.

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What delays due to Brexit? Is the UK X3 not made in Spartanburg USA?
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      04-24-2019, 02:16 AM   #3
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Hi, made there and South Africa.
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      04-24-2019, 02:41 PM   #4
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Ordered one here in Ireland also-being told mid - June delivery. Similar spec - Portimao blue, Tech pack, M-Sport plus pack.
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After a frustrating experience with delays on a new X3 due to Brexit, I cancelled the order and put the feelers out for any new stock vehicles needing a new owner. TRL Berry came out trumps and offered me his personal ordered demo which is the following:

3SMJ *G20 330d M Sport Saloon B57O 3.0d
C31 * Portimao Blue *Metallic
MAOI *Oyster with grey contrast stitching V
1PL * 19" Bicolour Jet Black 791 M light Do
2VF * Adaptive M Sport suspension
5DN * Parking Assistant Plus
688 HK Surround Sound Package
ZMS * M Sport Plus package
Z0J * Technology package

I've been told it will be one of the first 330d in the country. None have been tested and there isn't anything anywhere that i can find with regards to a road test. I'm sure it will be amazing. It has landed in the UK this weekend and I should be getting it in the next few weeks.
Do you have the car yet? Interested when the 330ds will start appearing in showrooms.
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      05-10-2019, 07:28 AM   #6
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Do you have the car yet? Interested when the 330ds will start appearing in showrooms.
Picking it up tomorrow. Currently having a new car detail and ceramic coat.
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      05-10-2019, 10:27 AM   #7
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It is somewhat bizarre that the G20 330d has not only begun production but will apparently be in customers' hands before BMW has published a press release covering it (nor even mentioned it at all, for that matter).
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      05-10-2019, 10:32 AM   #8
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I've ordered this car without seeing one in the flesh, test driving, no reviews on the engine. I'm sure it will be fine.

From what TRL@Berry BMW has told me, this is the only 330d in the country. It's not been tested by anyone yet.
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It is somewhat bizarre that the G20 330d has not only begun production but will apparently be in customers' hands before BMW has published a press release covering it (nor even mentioned it at all, for that matter).
It was part of (at least) the german press release when the G20 was first presented. BMW added it to the german configurator pretty soon after the G20 was up.

There's people in germany that had theirs delivers for a couple of days (or maybe up to two weeks) now. The people who took delivery say the engine is awesome, but no thorough reviews yet.

But yeah, it's weird that there's apparently absolutely no press coverage/reviews as of yet.
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It was part of (at least) the german press release when the G20 was first presented. BMW added it to the german configurator pretty soon after the G20 was up.
Wow, that is genuinely surprising.

I had seen absolutely no coverage of that. And to the best of my recollection, every configurator I'd looked at from various countries around the world showed, at most, the 320i, 320d, and 330i (of course, the M340i has been added to most of them as well now).

Additionally, I had Googled "G20 330d" a number of times with no results. But I now see that if I use "2019 330d" there are some hits. I hadn't tried that until now - a clear oversight on my part.

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But yeah, it's weird that there's apparently absolutely no press coverage/reviews as of yet.
Yes, still something of an abnormal level of silence about this model.

Is the 318d also being produced now, or is that not coming until July or November?
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Is the 318d also being produced now, or is that not coming until July or November?
Yes, the 318d is being delivered as well. Here's somebody who got it since mid/late April (but is now on vacation for some time, so no real review either):

https://www.motor-talk.de/forum/ist-...l#post56196381
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Wow, that is genuinely surprising.

I had seen absolutely no coverage of that. And to the best of my recollection, every configurator I'd looked at from various countries around the world showed, at most, the 320i, 320d, and 330i (of course, the M340i has been added to most of them as well now).

Additionally, I had Googled "G20 330d" a number of times with no results. But I now see that if I use "2019 330d" there are some hits. I hadn't tried that until now - a clear oversight on my part.



Yes, still something of an abnormal level of silence about this model.

Is the 318d also being produced now, or is that not coming until July or November?
I ordered my 318d in the last week of April. It's scheduled for production in last week of May with expected delivery in the middle of June. Can't wait.

I didn't see any tests, and I haven't been able to test drive a G20 318d, but I've recently took a long road trip with a 2018 F30 318d and was perfectly satisfied with the engine power for my needs which is dominantly highway, and the rest a mix of city and B-roads. I don't have any doubt that G20 318d will be powerful enough for decent overtaking performance on B-roads and multi-hour 150km/h autobahn cruising. That's all I need performance wise.
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Is an M340d available yet?
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Is an M340d available yet?
I haven't seen it yet in EU configurators.
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I ordered my 318d in the last week of April. It's scheduled for production in last week of May with expected delivery in the middle of June. Can't wait.

I didn't see any tests, and I haven't been able to test drive a G20 318d, but I've recently took a long road trip with a 2018 F30 318d and was perfectly satisfied with the engine power for my needs which is dominantly highway, and the rest a mix of city and B-roads. I don't have any doubt that G20 318d will be powerful enough for decent overtaking performance on B-roads and multi-hour 150km/h autobahn cruising. That's all I need performance wise.
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Thanks. I also think so.

I'll be happy to share my impressions after the car is delivered if someone is interested.

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I think I'm more excited than him!

How has your experience been so far with the car?
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My mate who is not on forums just ordered one for pick up in approx 2 weeks...

Sapphire Black
Sunroof
Sun protection glass
Visibility Package
Technology Package
Comfort Package
Premium Package

I think I'm more excited than him!

How has your experience been so far with the car?
Very impressed with the car, so refined and quick when you need it to be. 50mpg.

Glad he has comfort pack. Mine does not and it's shocking you don't have elec seats and power bootlid as standard at this price.
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After a frustrating experience with delays on a new X3 due to Brexit, I cancelled the order and put the feelers out for any new stock vehicles needing a new owner. TRL Berry came out trumps and offered me his personal ordered demo which is the following:

3SMJ *G20 330d M Sport Saloon B57O 3.0d
C31 * Portimao Blue *Metallic
MAOI *Oyster with grey contrast stitching V
1PL * 19" Bicolour Jet Black 791 M light Do
2VF * Adaptive M Sport suspension
5DN * Parking Assistant Plus
688 HK Surround Sound Package
ZMS * M Sport Plus package
Z0J * Technology package

I've been told it will be one of the first 330d in the country. None have been tested and there isn't anything anywhere that i can find with regards to a road test. I'm sure it will be amazing. It has landed in the UK this weekend and I should be getting it in the next few weeks.
Just ordered my G20 330 xdrive M-sport today, tech pack and M-sport + package, in the metallic grey. This is replace my 335d xdrive M-sport 2017 as it’s just turning 100k and been advised there is no plans for them to release a 340d x-drive so down grading on the engine power, which sucks!
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The 330d is so torquey. It's a replacement for the 335d. I loved driving my E90 335d. However, after 6 years I had to ditch it. The carbon build up situation in that engine was untenable. I know all direct injection engines have that issue but in the 335d it was compounded by the EGR system. It was also substantially more difficult and expensive to clean that similar petrol CBU on the intake.

In the F30 generation we only got the wimpy diesel (320d rebadged as 328d) and I haven't heard of any plans for a diesel G20 for the US market.

Hopefully BMW has improved the CBU problem in the 330d.
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