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      03-08-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
simianspeedster
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Drives: 2016 435i Gran Coupe
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Ordered my 128i Coupe!

After lots of research, I ordered my next car this week. Thanks to everyone who chipped in with advice along the way. Here are the specs:
  • 2013 128i Coupe (duh)
  • Manual Transmission (!!!)
  • Vermilion Red Metallic
  • Taupe Leather (I know it will take some effort to keep clean, but I sat in a Taupe 128i on two occasions and it just felt right)
  • Anthracite Wood Trim
  • Premium Package
  • Lighting Package
  • Technology Package
  • Alarm System
  • Sport Seats
  • Heated Seats
  • Park Distance Control
  • Harman Kardon Stereo

Once it arrives, I'll swap out the stock suspension, wheels and tires. I'm almost certainly going with the BMW Performance Suspension, and I'm definitely going with Apex Aero 7 wheels (18x8 all around) with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires (225/40-18 all around).

I'm incredibly excited about this car because it represents the blend of all the things I like most about a traditional BMW (relatively light weight, naturally aspirated I-6, manual transmission, hydraulic steering, etc.) along with some fun new features. It'll kind of be my new old school car!

Now I just have to be patient...