Unreal, so sorry to hear Dan. BMW is so blind that they don't realize how much of a brand ambassador you are. Makes me sick. I had my old R53 MINI's motor detonate a few years back after a friend borrowed it for a DE. Fortunately I had a close tie with my service advisor who was able to pass it under warranty. From what I'm hearing with your case, I don't see how mine passed.
'11 BMW 1M | '89 BMW M3 | '12 MINI JCW | '01 Toyota 4Runner SR5 | '89 325i Chumpcar