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Was this even available on the E92? I think it only appeared around the time production ended. Before that there was the Professional audio I think.

Dunno about non M3 but HK is available on the E92 M3

Available on the LCI E92, not sure about earlier.
HK was an option, at least on the LCI cars that I am considering. I see even a heated steering wheel was an option - I would love one of those for cold winter mornings!

E92 LCI brochure

I'm interested in the two red E92 LCI 335i on Autotrader. Each has their pros and cons.
 
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So I am now the proud owner of a 2017 M240i in red. £23k.

Dealer photo for now, until I get it valeted. I will get it detailed and ceramic coated in a few months.

Sunroof, adaptive suspension, pro nav, HK speakers, M performance styling, 48k miles, 2 previous owners.

What's the best F22 UK forum to join?








Did a rinseless wash today and installed my dashcam although it isn't quite finished yet as I quite can't hide all the cables over the rear windows.

In the next couple of months, plans are to read thre manual, install mat black side skirt extensions to match the front spoiler and diffuser, get some chipex to touch up a few chips, and will get it detailed in a couple of months (including a Stage 1 or 2 machine polish) with a ceramic coating applied. Once I join a forum, I'll see what easy quality of life mods are recommended.

Not a huge fan of the grey wingmirrors but I can live with them, although will see if they can be wrapped in black or something.
 
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Anyone use WAZE and Android auto.
Everytime i switch the engine off I have to go through the routine of opening waze on my phone. Closing it. Going to option under apps in iDrive. Reinstall apps etc then do a headunit reset (hold power off for 30 secs) in order for waze to appear again.. Bit of a pain
 

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went to my local woolwich dealer for a 235i GC. Could not even get a test drive as no GC avaliable. order now but won't be avaliable until March next year. Was offered a new M240i with options tech, comfort. pano, adaptive, grey. told ready within months by July , not sure how accurate this is. 6k down, monthlies around £600 over 4 years , no discounts offered, Apr is 4.9% on 240i but 6.9% on 235i GC. No great deals avaliable anymore .
 
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The M240i is a much better car as well - it's actually completely different to the M235i. It's a small 4 Series, whereas the M235i is a 1 Series really.
 
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went to my local woolwich dealer for a 235i GC. Could not even get a test drive as no GC avaliable. order now but won't be avaliable until March next year. Was offered a new M240i with options tech, comfort. pano, adaptive, grey. told ready within months by July , not sure how accurate this is. 6k down, monthlies around £600 over 4 years , no discounts offered, Apr is 4.9% on 240i but 6.9% on 235i GC. No great deals avaliable anymore .
They have no stock as you've found and BMW and Mercedes have both said they're not chasing sales numbers after Covid. Available discounts normally come from the top and everything they've sold is in delay or a year out for delivery.
 

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The M240i is a much better car as well - it's actually completely different to the M235i. It's a small 4 Series, whereas the M235i is a 1 Series really.
not much difference overall on monthlies, much more of a driver's car , but where do I put the family :D
 

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They have no stock as you've found and BMW and Mercedes have both said they're not chasing sales numbers after Covid. Available discounts normally come from the top and everything they've sold is in delay or a year out for delivery.
interest rate will most likely go up again. So lock in now for an order or wait and be hit by the price and interest rate increase.
 

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any new M240i owners in here ? considering one for next year a better option than the 235i GC

 
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Back from the detailers. Full decontamination, polish and ceramic coating.

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went to my local woolwich dealer for a 235i GC. Could not even get a test drive as no GC avaliable. order now but won't be avaliable until March next year. Was offered a new M240i with options tech, comfort. pano, adaptive, grey. told ready within months by July , not sure how accurate this is. 6k down, monthlies around £600 over 4 years , no discounts offered, Apr is 4.9% on 240i but 6.9% on 235i GC. No great deals avaliable anymore .
Damn that's expensive. End of 2019 my friend picked up the x4m for 549 deposit, 549 a month, my m4 was slightly more expensive but both with an apr of 2.9%...
 
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I cannot imagine paying £35,000 to drive a 2 Series for 4 years no matter how good it is to drive, which it seems it is.

They must have very low final value expectations for it to be that expensive? You'd think that with used car values being what they are it would be reducing the cost of financing new cars, not increasing it...
 
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Thanks for this - M4. Sytner denies touching the door panel or even noticing that it came off and haven't replied to my emails. What I do know is that when it went it the trim was still there. Worth escalating this to BMW UK?

Car seems to be falling apart. I'm not in the country for about half the year so it's spends 6 month's garaged up. I'm really not impressed with the leather quality in the car, and have already noticed this weird cracking of the leather steering wheel too

 
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Something has rubbed against that, likely someone with a ring or something.

I've found the M4 leather quality to be good, but it's not particularly durable compared to the dakota leather.
 
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The steering wheel leather isn't very good - I have the same wheel - but it doesn't generally do that.

The issue I find with it is that it goes all shiny after about 10,000 miles :rolleyes:

It looks great but in terms of quality it's probably the worst steering wheel I've ever used in any BMW product.
 
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Yes, the wheel leather is nice when it's new, but it goes shiny faster than any other steering wheel leather I've seen.

You have to give it a scrub down with a leather brush and some good cleaner once a month and that helps, but it can't be avoided, sadly.

The smoother leather on the M4 seats/armrest is nice, but it does seem more prone to wear than it should be. Although I've seen similar on Audi RS cars, I think the finer leathers are just less hard-wearing. :(
 
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Some leathers are just poor quality, the rest is down to wear and tear. Finger nails, rings, high heels and fat arses being the major culprits. At least steering wheels can be recovered/replaced. I’m a bit OCD and thus i’m always careful getting in/out of the car, trying not to crush the seat bolsters.

On a different note, as posted in the other thread, my car is finally clean and coated…





 
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The GMC leather in my dad's Vauxhall or my Charger (on which I've whacked on some serious KMs) is on much better shape than that of the BM. Sigh. Since I've returned I've had some poor luck with the car (did I mention someone reversed into the front at the lights trying to give way to a police car and then drove off ??) :confused::mad::(
 
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