New Melbourne Red M140i arrived

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Re: New Melbourne Red M140i arrived

Post by jonny5 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:55 am

Jpick11 wrote:Looks lovely! if the colour had been available on the M135i i may have gone for it and i've never liked red cars! haha

Welcom to the forum also :)

Thanks mate! You got an LCI 135i?

I'm thinking the MR colour is only on M140 or 16 plate 135i's?
Arrived: BMW M140i 5 Door - Melbourne Red / Sport Auto / Comfort Pack / Pro Nav / HK Audio / SP Glass / Heated Front Seats
Gone: 15' Seat Ibiza FR 1.4 EcoTSI

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Re: New Melbourne Red M140i arrived

Post by proftinkerpot » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:06 am

Looks really fantastic. In strong light red really comes to life. Enjoy the new car.

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Re: New Melbourne Red M140i arrived

Post by dannyvdberg » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:42 am

Looks awesome! Enjoy it!

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Re: New Melbourne Red M140i arrived

Post by Jpick11 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:13 am

jonny5 wrote:
Jpick11 wrote:Looks lovely! if the colour had been available on the M135i i may have gone for it and i've never liked red cars! haha

Welcom to the forum also :)

Thanks mate! You got an LCI 135i?

I'm thinking the MR colour is only on M140 or 16 plate 135i's?

Mine is a June 2016 M135i LCI (yes, only missed out on M140 by about 2 months ;) )

it's only the M140 you can get it on... and the M2xx i think.
M135i Arrived Mid June.... and loving it!

Mineral Grey, Red Leather, Heated seats, Manual, 5 door

Check out my Youtube Channel here :) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5F7pO ... wkk3QLqibQ

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Re: New Melbourne Red M140i arrived

Post by Petewolfgang » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:29 pm

Don't see many in MR, looks the nuts mate! Quality reflection too
2016 3dr M135i LCI- Alpine White, Coral leather, Auto, HK, Sun Protection, M Performance Exhaust. Mods To Come Soon!

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Re: New Melbourne Red M140i arrived

Post by nb67 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:35 pm

That looks lovely, we so nearly went for this colour but the Boss opted for EB as there was a 4 series in the dealership in EB but no sign of a Melbourne Red car anywhere to see the colour in real life.
EB 240i Convertible.

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Re: New Melbourne Red M140i arrived

Post by RickN55 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:37 pm

Lovely colour this new red..
Now - F21 2013 Alpine White M135i Auto (Sun protection package, Driver comfort package, Bum Warmers, Black Panel, HK, High Gloss shadowline Finish, M Performance grills, rear spoiler and fins)
Before - Focus ST Stage 1, Astra 1.8 SRi, Clio 1.2

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Re: New Melbourne Red M140i arrived

Post by Fhussin » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:36 pm

gotta love that colour. Enjoy buddy

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Re: New Melbourne Red M140i arrived

Post by jonny5 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:20 pm

Cheers everyone for the nice feedback on the car!

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Arrived: BMW M140i 5 Door - Melbourne Red / Sport Auto / Comfort Pack / Pro Nav / HK Audio / SP Glass / Heated Front Seats
Gone: 15' Seat Ibiza FR 1.4 EcoTSI

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Re: New Melbourne Red M140i arrived

Post by telboy5 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:24 pm

:thumbs:

Lovely colour and motor there mate, especially after the detail,...

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Re: New Melbourne Red M140i arrived

Post by Rhysmcgill » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:00 am

jonny5 wrote:Cheers everyone for the nice feedback on the car!

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Looks niceeee!! If u dont mind me asking how much was the detail?
VO M140i auto owner :lol:

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Re: New Melbourne Red M140i arrived

Post by Mr.Vertigo » Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:17 pm

I have an MR 140i on order. Should be an early March pickup from TRL. Matt is booked in to detail the car and I have to say that those pictures are now making me really excited. I wasn't absolutely sure about MR but your pics have removed all doubt that I've made the right choice.

Enjoy the new car. Very jealous. But in a couple of months I'll be smiling. :mrgreen:
M140i Melbourne Red with shiny wheels and chrome bits. Lots of toys and a permanent grin. :drive:

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Re: New Melbourne Red M140i arrived

Post by Gorgerak » Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:23 pm

Forgive me for being thick but why get a detail - didnt it get cleaned at the dealership before you picked it up? What does the detail do?

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Re: New Melbourne Red M140i arrived

Post by jonny5 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:39 pm

Rhysmcgill wrote:
jonny5 wrote:Cheers everyone for the nice feedback on the car!

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Looks niceeee!! If u dont mind me asking how much was the detail?
Was £350. I'd say well worth it.

Washed it earlier and the water just runs off it, dirt came off the car easily and the wheels had no effort required to clean. It just sprayed off. Normally I'd be using alloy wheel cleaner and other products.

Obviously I'll give it proper cleans but nice to know that Richards work clearly worked.
Arrived: BMW M140i 5 Door - Melbourne Red / Sport Auto / Comfort Pack / Pro Nav / HK Audio / SP Glass / Heated Front Seats
Gone: 15' Seat Ibiza FR 1.4 EcoTSI

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Re: New Melbourne Red M140i arrived

Post by jonny5 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:42 pm

Gorgerak wrote:Forgive me for being thick but why get a detail - didnt it get cleaned at the dealership before you picked it up? What does the detail do?

It does get a clean but generally dealership staff don't have the skill or time allowed to do a job like you can see in the pictures.

Richard spent at least 15 hours on mine over 2 days, cleaning the interior and exterior. Gave it a light machine polish, wax and ceramic clearcoat was applied to lock in the finish.

It also means washing the car is much easier now as the good work of the detailed is effectively protected behind the clearcoat.

Eventually it would need redone to keep the protection and the shine.

He also applied glass protection product so at 70mph the rain just bounces off the windscreen.
Arrived: BMW M140i 5 Door - Melbourne Red / Sport Auto / Comfort Pack / Pro Nav / HK Audio / SP Glass / Heated Front Seats
Gone: 15' Seat Ibiza FR 1.4 EcoTSI

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