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      01-20-2021, 07:00 AM   #1
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Hi all, just arriving in this forum. Owned plenty of BMWs and regular contributor on the others. I've been in an Audi A6 for the last three years but coming back to the fold now with an order of a G21 330i M-Sport in Mineral Grey with Mocha leather. First job will be removal of chrome grill surround...
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Hi all, just arriving in this forum. Owned plenty of BMWs and regular contributor on the others. I've been in an Audi A6 for the last three years but coming back to the fold now with an order of a G21 330i M-Sport in Mineral Grey with Mocha leather. First job will be removal of chrome grill surround...
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Hi all, just arriving in this forum. Owned plenty of BMWs and regular contributor on the others. I've been in an Audi A6 for the last three years but coming back to the fold now with an order of a G21 330i M-Sport in Mineral Grey with Mocha leather. First job will be removal of chrome grill surround...
Welcome back to the fold and yes, a good place to start with the car.
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Hi all, just arriving in this forum. Owned plenty of BMWs and regular contributor on the others. I've been in an Audi A6 for the last three years but coming back to the fold now with an order of a G21 330i M-Sport in Mineral Grey with Mocha leather. First job will be removal of chrome grill surround...
Welcome and great choice.
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      01-20-2021, 11:10 AM   #5
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Thanks.

First question: I have Amazon Prime music subscription which integrates seamlessly (if a little clunky sometimes) in the Audi MMI. As I understand it, the inbuilt BMW app is Spotify. Nevertheless, because of Apple Carplay (about which I know little) can I use that to stream music from Amazon Prime and play it in the car? If so, can I leave phone in pocket and control from iDrive?
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Hi all, just arriving in this forum. Owned plenty of BMWs and regular contributor on the others. I've been in an Audi A6 for the last three years but coming back to the fold now with an order of a G21 330i M-Sport in Mineral Grey with Mocha leather. First job will be removal of chrome grill surround...
Welcome aboard I'm taking delivery of a mineral grey g20 330e m sport with mocha interior in March. I received my replacement black grill this morning. Just need the car to put it on
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Welcome back Xenon. I remember you from the BMW Car Magazine forum!

I too left the BMW fold, but rejoined a few years ago with 4 series Gran coupe. Itís going soon when the 4 year lease ends and is being replaced with a g20 (330i M sport).
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Thanks.

First question: I have Amazon Prime music subscription which integrates seamlessly (if a little clunky sometimes) in the Audi MMI. As I understand it, the inbuilt BMW app is Spotify. Nevertheless, because of Apple Carplay (about which I know little) can I use that to stream music from Amazon Prime and play it in the car? If so, can I leave phone in pocket and control from iDrive?
Yes, you can stream Amazon music via CarPlay which is wireless. CarPlay is excellent and essentially mimics popular apps from your iPhone onto the idrive screen.

As for the black grill. Your dealer will fit this for you prior to collection. Expect to pay circa £140

They'll also remove the model number from the tailgate if you wish.
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Welcome aboard I'm taking delivery of a mineral grey g20 330e m sport with mocha interior in March. I received my replacement black grill this morning. Just need the car to put it on
Cool. The 330e was just out of reach unfortunately but at least we got the same colours! Where did you get the grill?
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Yes, you can stream Amazon music via CarPlay which is wireless. CarPlay is excellent and essentially mimics popular apps from your iPhone onto the idrive screen.

As for the black grill. Your dealer will fit this for you prior to collection. Expect to pay circa £140

They'll also remove the model number from the tailgate if you wish.
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Welcome back Xenon. I remember you from the BMW Car Magazine forum!

I too left the BMW fold, but rejoined a few years ago with 4 series Gran coupe. Itís going soon when the 4 year lease ends and is being replaced with a g20 (330i M sport).
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Welcome aboard I'm taking delivery of a mineral grey g20 330e m sport with mocha interior in March. I received my replacement black grill this morning. Just need the car to put it on
Cool. The 330e was just out of reach unfortunately but at least we got the same colours! Where did you get the grill?
eBay £59. Delivered within 2 days 15 minutes to fit

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/For-BMW-G....m46890.l49292
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Thanks jasperistops, quality look OK?
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Next question: on the standard M-Sport 18" wheels have they ditched the hated run-flats now? Brochure suggests yes but not conclusive.
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Next question: on the standard M-Sport 18" wheels have they ditched the hated run-flats now? Brochure suggests yes but not conclusive.
I asked the same question. You’re right, according to the brochure, certain alloys (including the standard 18” M Sport wheels) don’t come with runflats. The configurator also suggests this.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Also I couldn’t find any info on the Advanced Audio sound system that 330i/340i/d receive.

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Next question: on the standard M-Sport 18" wheels have they ditched the hated run-flats now? Brochure suggests yes but not conclusive.
As matter of interest, whats wrong with run-flats? (not had a car with them on before)

And if you dont like them but like the 19" alloys, do you not just swap out for normals when they next need replacing?
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Welcome from me too. Intrigued and jealous that you’re getting Mocha interior, as that was my first choice for my G21, arriving Feb/March,but it was deleted for the 2021MY. Went for Cognac Vernasca which looks fine but I quite fancied the Merino.
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Welcome from me too. Intrigued and jealous that youíre getting Mocha interior, as that was my first choice for my G21, arriving Feb/March,but it was deleted for the 2021MY. Went for Cognac Vernasca which looks fine but I quite fancied the Merino.
I just placed the order yesterday and Mocha was accepted in the configurator and by the dealer so that's odd...
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As matter of interest, whats wrong with run-flats? (not had a car with them on before)

And if you dont like them but like the 19" alloys, do you not just swap out for normals when they next need replacing?
Yes you can swap them for normal and get a mobility kit. My gripe with run-flats is that they can be noisy, they're expensive and if you do get a dreaded nail in the tyre nobody will repair them. This happened to me on my F10 with a £200 Dunlop Sport Maxx which had less than fifty miles on it

That said, having RFT saved me on a grimy winter evening, suited and booted, travelling to an evening wedding reception in the middle of nowhere. Picked up a puncture but was able to safely get to the venue and change the wheel in the safety of the hotel carpark the following day.

Overall though, I'd prefer to take my chances with conventional rubber.
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Also I couldnít find any info on the Advanced Audio sound system that 330i/340i/d receive.
I don't think it's anything to get excited about. I can only find this: HiFi has 10 speakers/205W, base stereo has 6 speakers/100-150W.

It won't be HK and will be a million miles away from the Bang & Olufsen system in the Audi Comfort and Sound pack. Not much of an issue to me as I usually just listen to TalkSport.
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Thanks jasperistops, quality look OK?
Get a genuine one. £120. It's really a no-brainer on a £40k car.
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Thanks jasperistops, quality look OK?
Quality is superb. Why pay £120 when you can get the same quality for half the price. No brainer really
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