Great story thank you.
I was in similar situation. It took an act of faith and immense trust on BMW to buy this car sight unseen. BMW brand would have been hurt if they didnt deliver on this one. Test drive? No way! Not sure many even saw the car first. I was adamant about ED and MSRP, no higher.
I gave up, M3Adjuster to the rescue. Did ED Sept 2011 because of him. He has earned massive karma credit!
Fear not though, Germany is not going anywhere, ED program is robust, BMW M will always have a kickass car on the horizon (looking forward to the M2)
“Balancing this thing on the steering and throttle is pretty much the crack cocaine of the car world.”
Top Gear Magazine - Jason Barlow about the 1M