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Looked BMW ferric grey up and it looks close to the black chrome they have in their showroom

There are two ferric greys (I and II) and they are almost impossible to get a colour match on. I had my GT wheels painted by McLaren in Ferric Grey II and they ended up just buying the paint from BMW as their paint system couldn't match it. The BMW paint code is B55 if that helps you!
 
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There are two ferric greys (I and II) and they are almost impossible to get a colour match on. I had my GT wheels painted by McLaren in Ferric Grey II and they ended up just buying the paint from BMW as their paint system couldn't match it. The BMW paint code is B55 if that helps you!
Thanks for info :)
 
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Lots of issues with the V1 MPE's being prone to cracking, pretty common and getting a replacement shouldn't be difficult.

Lots of dealers have refused to honour warranties on genuine BMW MPE's not fitted by dealers, makes no sense trying to class genuine parts as modifications?...
I thought it was a V2 as I’ve read about the cracking issues so I checked. Guess I was wrong!

And yes that was the service departments take on it, it’s an official BMW part so why is it excluded. I have the car back now while the dealer talks to BMW UK for find a way forward. Should know more today or early next week, then it’s a 5-7 working day wait apparently for it to arrive from Germany.
 
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It's not an M3 rival at all - it is over 100bhp less than the M3 and costs £20,000 less.

It's an M340i competitor - similar power, similar performance.
 
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Ah well he got us all to read some more drivel so job done.

More to the point apparently any future C63 is also going to be a 4 pot plug in hybrid…
 
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if the 48V/Li-on in mb is unlocking electric superchargers with a torque curve and sonality that may approach an inline 6 then BMW need to catch-up
 
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if the 48V/Li-on in mb is unlocking electric superchargers with a torque curve and sonality that may approach an inline 6 then BMW need to catch-up
What a load of nonsense.

Check the specs, this downgrade from 6 cyl to 4 cyl is producing.... 31mpg

M3 Competition with S58 6 cyl... 28.8mpg

Why would BMW feel threatened :D
 
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Check the specs, this downgrade from 6 cyl to 4 cyl is producing.... 31mpg

M3 Competition with S58 6 cyl... 28.8mpg

Why would BMW feel threatened

think bigger - of their application across all their 4 cyclinder turbo cars , if you can remove lag and make more power earlier in rpm, you are getting characteristics more like a bigger capacity i6 ;
sonality there?
an i6 sounds nice , if the induction noise with an electric turbo gives similar aural satisfaction then bring it on;
i6 noise is addictive but you pay at the pumps.
 
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think bigger - of their application across all their 4 cyclinder turbo cars , if you can remove lag and make more power earlier in rpm, you are getting characteristics more like a bigger capacity i6 ;
Electric supercharging is not new and not exclusive to Merc
 
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BMW UK have agreed to replace the exhaust with a brand new (revised version 2) one, which has been ordered from Germany. They won't however cover the labour to fit which I think is fair enough so for £200 or so I have a brand new M Performance Exhaust plus 2 year warranty. :D
 
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BMW UK have agreed to replace the exhaust with a brand new (revised version 2) one, which has been ordered from Germany. They won't however cover the labour to fit which I think is fair enough so for £200 or so I have a brand new M Performance Exhaust plus 2 year warranty. :D
I'd say that's a pretty good (and mostly fair) result. It's what, £2.5-3k normally?
 
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