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      01-21-2021, 05:49 AM   #23
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Quality is superb. Why pay £120 when you can get the same quality for half the price. No brainer really
agreed - it's molded ABS plastic, how much different can it be?
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Quality is superb. Why pay £120 when you can get the same quality for half the price. No brainer really
agreed - it's molded ABS plastic, how much different can it be?
It's not as if it has moving parts and precision cut to microns. Your purely paying an extra £60 for the BMW brand
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Be interesting to see how that diamond pattern looks on the car. I was going to get the straight slats, as fitted, but I do like the look of that pattern.
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Be interesting to see how that diamond pattern looks on the car. I was going to get the straight slats, as fitted, but I do like the look of that pattern.
It compliments the mesh below the bumper nicely. There's another thread on here with some great pictures although the car is blue.
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      01-21-2021, 06:11 AM   #27
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I just placed the order yesterday and Mocha was accepted in the configurator and by the dealer so that's odd...
My mistake, it was the Mocha extended Merino leather they deleted, I see the Vernasca is still there.
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My mistake, it was the Mocha extended Merino leather they deleted, I see the Vernasca is still there.
Ah right, I just have the standard leather.
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      01-21-2021, 06:55 AM   #29
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Also I couldn’t 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.
Yep that's right - BMW advanced system has more speakers and a 205W amp. Won't be HK standard, but will still be a fair bit better than the base system.
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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.
My 330e is on 18Ē wheels, is there any way of identifying if my Pirelli P7s are run flats e.g. marked on the tyre?
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      01-21-2021, 11:35 AM   #31
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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.
My 330e is on 18” wheels, is there any way of identifying if my Pirelli P7s are run flats e.g. marked on the tyre?
Each tyre manufacturer has a different name or way of identifying Runflats.

Pirelli will say Runflat or RSC on the sidewall.

Many now show the size as 225/40RF18 instead of the normal 225/40R18 way
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      01-21-2021, 11:43 AM   #32
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Also RFT often have a star mark, but most will have RSC on the sidewall as Don says.
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The star mark denotes BMW homologation. It's not a given that star = Runflat as there are cases where they have OE tyres that are non Runflat.

Mercedes have MO, Porsche have N.

If you take a 225/40R18 Pirelli as an example, they'll make a tyre with each of these markings (and many others)

It's driven by what the car maker wants to achieve.
Benz probably want to waft in comfort whereas Porsche likely want max grip. Same tyre size, same tread patterns, very different behaviours.


Can you tell I've spent 25yrs in the tyre trade? 😁
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      01-21-2021, 12:21 PM   #34
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Ah ok. Same as ďAOĒ on my Audi tyres. I thought the star was RFT but makes sense as a BMW designation. Be interested to know if car comes without RFT though.
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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).
Incidentally, what sort of deal did you get? Are you leasing?
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      01-21-2021, 03:23 PM   #36
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Incidentally, what sort of deal did you get? Are you leasing?
Yes, leasing again. It was cheaper to get a ready built 330i M Sport compared to a factory build 318i SE! The only condition is that it has to be registered before the end of March.

The only option above the standard M Sport spec is sun protection glass. Thereís a batch of them that have been built in a variety of colours apart from sunset orange, all with black leather.

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My dealer had a similar story but with cars that were not yet built. He offered the 330i M-Sport at £400 pcm on 3+47 as a factory order with colour and interior available to pick and again with sun protection glass. Build slots in week 6 for delivery first week in March. Donít know how that compares Iím guessing you did much better if less than a 318i factory order.
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Iíve got £335 pcm on a 9+47 basis (8k miles/year).

I was originally looking at a 320i M Sport, but then this deal popped up.
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Good deal. The deal I mentioned was 10k miles so itís probably similar.
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Third question: with having exhausts either side does it still have the flap on one side which only opens in sport mode and / or WOT?
If it does, can it be frigged to keep both open?
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Looking at the tyres I canít see Runflat or RSC on the sidewall. they are 225/45/18 and 255/40/18 Pirelli P7 Cinturato rated at 95Y. They do say extra load on the sidewall but I canít decide if thereís any way to know they are runflats? Just checked and the rims are 790M and I have a tyre repair kit if that makes any difference.
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Looking at the tyres I canít see Runflat or RSC on the sidewall. they are 225/45/18 and 255/40/18 Pirelli P7 Cinturato rated at 95Y. They do say extra load on the sidewall but I canít decide if thereís any way to know they are runflats?
Theyíre not. The markings are obvious if theyíre there and the mobility kit confirms it. Iím pleased to hear it anyway.
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Looking at the tyres I canít see Runflat or RSC on the sidewall. they are 225/45/18 and 255/40/18 Pirelli P7 Cinturato rated at 95Y. They do say extra load on the sidewall but I canít decide if thereís any way to know they are runflats?
I think cars fitted with non-run-flats have a mobilisation kit.
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I think cars fitted with non-run-flats have a mobilisation kit.
Agree. Mine came (unexpectedly) with non run flat tyres. It was only when I discovered the puncture repair kit (mobilisation ) in the boot and then phoned the dealer to have it confirmed.
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