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      07-10-2012, 09:05 AM   #331
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one year with the 1coupéM:

- a few roadtrips showed it is perfect to bring me&mountainbike to...the mountains
- Nm>>>>>Hp
- snappy
- pagids/akra: certainly the pagid brakepads are a serious improvement
- 23865km
- 11,8l/100km
for me: best car on the Mountainpasses
and that is what I bought it for

only one BIG regret: Black, I should have taken V-Orange
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      07-10-2012, 10:29 AM   #332
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one year with the 1M:
[...] - 23865km
[...] only one BIG regret: Black, I should have taken V-Orange
13100 km since Sep 2011 with my VO.

De gustibus et coloribus non est disputandum. However, why are you convinced that, with what you know now, you would have opted for VO instead of BSM ?

Personally I never hesitated about my color choice - intentionally ordered VO:
  • first and foremost, I liked the VO color on the 1M ever since I saw it in 1M pictures/videos; to my taste, it suited/suits the 1M well, underlining the car's special and sportive nature (I doubt whether I would opt for VO on an ordinary family car; VO on F20 1er and X1 does not evoke the same special vibe);
  • general good feedback VO got in the early press (specifying that it was even better in real life than in pictures, which is true); more likes than dislikes;
  • VO was, is and will always be the benchmark color for the 1M; spot a 1er in the streets in VO and you know straightaway that it's a 1M; IMHO even over a couple of decades car enthusiasts will refer to "that small orange M classic"; BMW may offer VO on as many models as it deems commercially appropriate, the 1M will always remain the first: Charles Lindbergh was the first to cross the Atlantic in a solo non-stop flight; many after him emulated his feat in a faster time ...but everyone only remembers Lindbergh.
So during the ordering process, I crossed my fingers that VO would live up to my expectations.

Recently had the opportunity to see ruf's BSM up close and got to say that I really liked it. BSM is more "beasty" and "threathening" on the 1M than VO. On the basis of that experience, if I could turn back the clock with what I know now, I think I would hesitate between VO and BSM for a few minutes, but in the end would decide to have a go at VO anyway. AW 1M is another story: not my cup of tea (I do not want to offend anyone, it's just personal taste).

Strangely, if the 1M would have been offered in Inka Orange (M3 GTS benchmark color) instead of Valencia Orange, I think I would have opted for BSM. VO is undoubtedly an eye-catching, punchy color, but less "flashy" or "screaming" than Inka Orange. To me VO has more grace. It attracts attention in a good way. Inka Orange has a higher "showing off" factor.

But, as I already posted in previous comments, if BMW M really would have liked to make a statement with the 1M, it should have made the 1M available in the three colors of the ///M logo only (as you might recall, in the early stages, before testing by car journalists, there was the fear at BMW that the 1M would be rejected by the car community, and especially by the BMW fanbase and M enthusiasts, as being not a "real M car", that is was not "M pure" etc.; all scepticism was rapidy brushed away after the first raving reviews in May 2011; anno 2012 no decent car journalist will pretend that the 1M is actually not worthy to get the ///M badge).
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      07-11-2012, 08:06 AM   #333
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advantage of the black one:
some people think you are a police 1series
and move more quickly to the right lane
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      07-11-2012, 08:39 AM   #334
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advantage of the black one:
some people think you are a police 1series
and move more quickly to the right lane
Don't you need an AW doors, trunk and hood to look the part (and make it even faster)? Unfortunately the reverse makes much less sense, thus I'm certainly not volunteering a swap. Black police version (like the transformers Mustang) would be cool though, who's first?
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advantage of the black one:
some people think you are a police 1series
and move more quickly to the right lane
Personal experience: lots of BMW's move over upon approach (they notice you in their rear view mirror and most of them know that VO = 1M) ...and subsequently move in again behind you to start tailgating you.
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      07-12-2012, 08:48 AM   #336
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Personal experience: lots of BMW's move over upon approach (they notice you in their rear view mirror and most of them know that VO = 1M) ...and subsequently move in again behind you to start tailgating you.
yep, but I found that worse with my mini cooper s
that is the advantage of the Morgans: people don't annoy you that way
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      07-13-2012, 07:23 AM   #337
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Let's make one more registry, I got my 1M last month from the dealer, it's just had it's first service yesterday.

Colour: BSM
Region: Roeselare (west flanders)

By the way, I still know one VO who's looking for a new owner at the dealership ;-)

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      07-13-2012, 07:39 AM   #338
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Let's make one more registry, I got my 1M last month from the dealer, it's just had it's first service.

Colour: BSM
Region: Roeselare (west flanders)

By the way, I still know one VO who's looking for a new owner at the dealership ;-)




Nice & welcome..... great color choice
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      07-13-2012, 08:19 AM   #339
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Let's make one more registry, I got my 1M last month from the dealer, it's just had it's first service yesterday.
Colour: BSM
Region: Roeselare (west flanders)
By the way, I still know one VO who's looking for a new owner at the dealership ;-)


Welcome Belgica ! I updated the list.
I deleted lists in older posts to avoid confusion (replaced those old lists with a cross-reference so that all info is centralised in one post per list for future updates).
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      07-13-2012, 09:04 AM   #340
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Thx,

Mine is the 9-DKO-002 plate ;-)

By the way just passed by the dealer and saw a BSM M1 second hand up for sale next to the VO one.
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      07-13-2012, 09:14 AM   #341
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Thx,
Mine is the 9-DKO-002 plate ;-)
By the way just passed by the dealer and saw a BSM M1 second hand up for sale next to the VO one.
Was already on the list.

Here it is (10 shots): http://www.autogespot.com/bmw-1-seri...e-2/2012/06/10
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      07-22-2012, 12:38 PM   #342
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Three brand new 1M BSM's on their way to the dealership(s):
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=16

Maybe for someone over here, if delivered in Belgium.
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      10-12-2012, 04:26 PM   #343
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Anyone plans to go over there ?

http://www.bmwfanday.be/
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      10-13-2012, 05:03 AM   #344
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I am. Hope to see you guys there

Licence plate : 1 DOG 443

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      10-13-2012, 06:05 AM   #345
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Anyone plans to go over there ?
http://www.bmwfanday.be/
Cannot attend as I am abroad that weekend.

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You were already included in the list of 113 1M cars with Belgian license plates (status to date):
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...&postcount=259
As well as in the list of 22 1M forum fellows over here:
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...&postcount=263

Was already caught twice by the Autogespot folks.
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      10-15-2012, 08:00 AM   #346
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Saw an AW 1M last friday round 21:00-21:15 before Waterloo exit, license plate
1-CFA-xxx, he slowed down and light his warnings at me.
Anybody here ???

Anyway, it seems that 242 1M's are registred in Belgium....in place of 40 (hum)
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Saw an AW 1M last friday round 21:00-21:15 before Waterloo exit, license plate 1-CFA-xxx, he slowed down and light his warnings at me.
Anybody here ???

Anyway, it seems that 242 1M's are registred in Belgium....in place of 40 (hum)
Must have been this one: http://www.autogespot.com/bmw-1-seri...e-3/2012/09/04 (already featured in this list: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...&postcount=259)

214 1M cars for Belgium + Luxembourg. Yup, not 41 as I was told when I ordered mine.
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214 1M cars for Belgium + Luxembourg. Yup, not 41 as I was told when I ordered mine.
makes me feeling betrayed too
but not bad
car = great
next car = another brand that doesn't treat customers like that
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makes me feeling betrayed too
but not bad
car = great
next car = another brand that doesn't treat customers like that
Hm, it's all about opportunities. Milking the cow till the last drop. A car manufacturer is no charity institution.

Oh, and if your dealership would not have awarded a reduction (less than MSRP) because "Hey, only 41 are made available", then you're entitled to be angry. But I have not heard that reason and I guess you too paid less than MSRP, no ?

In the meantime, enjoy the car.
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      11-22-2012, 05:17 AM   #350
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As I'm considering bringing my car to Belgium, hoping you guys can help me beef up my knowledge on cost of living in the low lands:

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The German Datenbestaetigung (=German COC), issued at the European Delivery when a US car is put on temporary German tourist plates is causing some frowns upfront the Belgium registration.

Can somebody with a Belgium 1M please post a picture their 'Type plaatje' (with blurred VIN of course)?

I'm after the all the Ex*xx/xx*xxxx*xx of Exx*xxxx/xx*xxxx*xx numbers indicating the Belgium 1M's type certifications.

And Yes, I'm sorry about further increasing the number of 1M's in Belgium. Still there fewer than the US
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Actually equally interesting would be if somebody with a Belgium 1M please post or PM their Certificate of conformity 'COC' (with VIN masked).

The German Datenbestaetigung is attached, comparison will probably yield an equal set of technical specs, but let's find out!
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123 Belgian 1M cars identified so far (except for possible overlap due to sale, resale and/or license plate replacement):
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...&postcount=259

Feel free to drop a line if you know of 1M's not featuring yet on that list or of any changes.

List of Belgian 1M forum fellows:
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...&postcount=263
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