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      10-16-2012, 03:15 AM   #1
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New Owner...need help/suggestions/color:Mineral Grey

Good early morning everyone,

I am new at this forum and i am glad to have found it. I have ordered a 2013 X1 sdrive28i with an XLine option, Mineral Grey Metallic for the exterior and Oyster Leather interior. Chrome Line exterior trim and aluminum Satin roof rails. Got the ultimate package. My first car ever ( my own name and credit line) hehehe... and has been my life long dream to own one.

Placed the order on the 8th of October and went on production October 13. I am super excited and yes the wait is killing me..... I have two concerns and i am sure that most of ya'll in here have some good advice and answers for me.

1. Does anyone of ya'll got a picture of an X1 with a Mineral Grey Metallic (it's not that it's going to change the order coz its been started already.) Initially, i wanted the mineral white metallic but my husband wanted the mineral grey instead. I thought it was a bit too dark but upon looking at some pictures of what a mineral Grey looks like,... i was fine with it... i just wanted to see it on an X1. I am nervous about the color.

2. I live in Texas and what are the guidelines for tinting and any suggestions.
3. How long did it take for ya'll to get your car once ordered? Sales guy said 6-8 weeks.. i'm wondering if some have gotten it earlier..

Thank you for your time.
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      10-17-2012, 03:59 AM   #2
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I similarly just ordered a sapphire black with rear tinted windows (mainly for my dog), was a little concerned, as like you was going to go for white but was convinced by my partner to go for black. How do I track progress of my BMW as I am in UK and donthave a vin
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      10-17-2012, 04:28 AM   #3
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I similarly just ordered a sapphire black with rear tinted windows (mainly for my dog), was a little concerned, as like you was going to go for white but was convinced by my partner to go for black. How do I track progress of my BMW as I am in UK and donthave a vin
That i do not know. Unlike here in the states, we can go to www.bmwusa.com and sign in on MYBMW and then enter the production number and so on... once they started working on it then they will assign you the VIN number. the waiting is killing me. but i am excited .... will you please post pictures when you get your X1?... i would love to see it.
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      10-17-2012, 08:48 AM   #4
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I just took delivery of my mineral grey xLine and really like the color. I'll post some pix later this morning. I think you'll be quite happy with your color choice.
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      10-17-2012, 10:36 AM   #5
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Here's some shots of our mineral grey. You'll love yours.
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      10-17-2012, 04:21 PM   #6
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I just took delivery of my mineral grey xLine and really like the color. I'll post some pix later this morning. I think you'll be quite happy with your color choice.


:dance :Congratulations!!!!


now i am even more excited. i got the oyster/black interior although i was was contemplating on the Terra Leather. But then thought, the lighter the interior the more "bigger or spacious" it appears in the eye. Are you planning on putting a tint on the windows... and how dark? ..... BTW, happy dance for you for getting your car. How long did it take?

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      10-17-2012, 05:12 PM   #7
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Thanks! Oyster was my second choice. Looks so nice. Very hip.

I'm a tinting virgin, but I may take the plunge.

My order was placed Sept. 3, went into production Sept. 5, arrived at dealer Oct. 10, and took delivery after final prep on the 15th. Quicker than I expected, which was a nice treat.
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      10-19-2012, 02:09 PM   #8
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Interior pix

For those who care...

The materials quality is quite good, in my humble opinion. Most of the textures are pretty rich and the details are in line with the price point.
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      10-19-2012, 08:30 PM   #9
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      10-19-2012, 09:12 PM   #10
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      10-20-2012, 12:31 AM   #11
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For those who care...

The materials quality is quite good, in my humble opinion. Most of the textures are pretty rich and the details are in line with the price point.



Looks great.. btw, thats the Terra leather right? Congrats again!
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      10-21-2012, 02:39 AM   #12
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Here's some shots of our mineral grey. You'll love yours.


ScottE,

can you please post some pictures taken at night time. Thanks!!! BTW, i found out today that production is finished and that the vehicle or shall i say my baby is ready and waiting to be shipped...

Thanks Again!!!
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      10-21-2012, 06:24 PM   #13
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You asked about delivery time.
Ours ordered Sep.11 and is on the KLine ship Florida Highway due into Brunswick on Oct.31. Inspection at arrival port and truck transport should have it at our Texas dealer about a week later.

Tracked the Florida Highway off the Cork/Kerry coast in southwest Ireland yesterday at a steady 16.6 knots, until it got out of tracking range at the start of the transatlantic crossing.
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      10-22-2012, 09:20 AM   #14
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Here's some shots of our mineral grey. You'll love yours.
can you please post some pictures taken at night time. Thanks!!! BTW, i found out today that production is finished and that the vehicle or shall i say my baby is ready and waiting to be shipped...




Glad to hear your carbaby is moving along... I'll try to snap some nighttime shots in the next day or so.
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You asked about delivery time.
Ours ordered Sep.11 and is on the KLine ship Florida Highway due into Brunswick on Oct.31. Inspection at arrival port and truck transport should have it at our Texas dealer about a week later.

Tracked the Florida Highway off the Cork/Kerry coast in southwest Ireland yesterday at a steady 16.6 knots, until it got out of tracking range at the start of the transatlantic crossing.


How do i track it. so far, it has not left Germany yet. What do i do or which website do i go to track it once they ship it. Thanks for your help.
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can you please post some pictures taken at night time. Thanks!!! BTW, i found out today that production is finished and that the vehicle or shall i say my baby is ready and waiting to be shipped...




Glad to hear your carbaby is moving along... I'll try to snap some nighttime shots in the next day or so.


Thanks ScottE.... i'm so excited and at the same time frustrated from all the waiting... i've just been starring at your photos...
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How do i track it. so far, it has not left Germany yet. What do i do or which website do i go to track it once they ship it. Thanks for your help.
The topic linked below is useful as it has numerous links to help follow your vehicle and it's progress.

http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthr...kline+tracking
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The topic linked below is useful as it has numerous links to help follow your vehicle and it's progress.

http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthr...kline+tracking


Thanks
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You asked about delivery time.
Ours ordered Sep.11 and is on the KLine ship Florida Highway due into Brunswick on Oct.31. Inspection at arrival port and truck transport should have it at our Texas dealer about a week later.

Tracked the Florida Highway off the Cork/Kerry coast in southwest Ireland yesterday at a steady 16.6 knots, until it got out of tracking range at the start of the transatlantic crossing.


I think you maybe able to help me.... anyhow, BMW status online says "En Route to the U.S " this was 11-2-2012 @ 22:24. Now, i called and spoke with our sales rep and he gave me the VIN number and said that it should be heading towards Georgia... (so, i'm thinking Port would be Brunswick)...i tried to enter the VIN number on the W&W and it said "NO RECORD FOUND"...so which leaves me to think that my car is in one of the KLine Ship.... i dunno
... confused and very impatient at this point . how did you know it was on the KLINE ship?

Thanks
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I think you maybe able to help me.... anyhow, BMW status online says "En Route to the U.S " this was 11-2-2012 @ 22:24. Now, i called and spoke with our sales rep and he gave me the VIN number and said that it should be heading towards Georgia... (so, i'm thinking Port would be Brunswick)...i tried to enter the VIN number on the W&W and it said "NO RECORD FOUND"...so which leaves me to think that my car is in one of the KLine Ship.... i dunno
... confused and very impatient at this point . how did you know it was on the KLINE ship?

Thanks
I too was waiting to see ours appear on the W&W site after seeing the same "En Route" message , and called my dealer to see if they had more specific details. SA was able to check for me while I waited on the phone, and let me know it was not with W&W, but on K-Line vessel Florida Highway, journey #44a. Tracked the ship to the west of Ireland, then it appeared off Long Island a week later (just in time to get stuck off the Jersey Shore for 3 days waiting to dock in Baltimore after Sandy).
Link below will allow you to search for your ship and will show location, speed and track if it's "within range".
http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/
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ScottE, great pics. Thanks for sharing them. I've been them every few days! Have you had a chance to do the night time pics?
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I'll try to snap a few nighttime pix tomorrow. Stay tuned...
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