Griffs M140i LCI2 Shadow Edition Sunset Orange

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Griffs M140i LCI2 Shadow Edition Sunset Orange

Post by .Griff. » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:51 pm

So hopefully I'll use this thread to document my ownership of my new M140i Shadow Edition.

Already posted in the status thread but I'll post it here for future reference and updates.

Ordered 25th August, collected 2nd October.

Like many, I did all the usual research on Carwow and spoke to TRL quite a few times. Unfortunately Tony was unable to provide a car until later in the year so I placed an order with Arden BMW in Maidstone achieving a discount of just over 20%.

Unfortunately, it meant a 400+ mile round trip so yesterday was a long and anxious day!

I was originally a member of the "week 39 club" but my collection slipped to week 40. As a result, I'd sold my existing car and had to hire a car for a few days. Fortunately, I was able to hire it locally and drop it off at their Maidstone branch where the Damian from Arden was waiting to collect me.

Here is the beast of a car I drove down in!!! Easily the slowest and most uncomfortable car I've ever drive. And this from someone who used to own a Nova 1.2 Merit back in the day!

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A quick 10-minute drive later Damian arrived at the dealership and I was pleased to see that my new car was waiting in the handover area.

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Naturally, there were a few bits of paperwork to sign but we were told to take all the time we needed and supplied with drinks. Damian was more than happy to leave us to look over the car (and check the rear wheels, inflation kit etc) as well as take all the photos we wanted. No gifts as such but a couple of keyrings. Asked how much fuel they'd put in, FULL. Literally.

All the paperwork was signed in the handover area and Damian was happy to show me a few things I wanted to know about Pro-Nav. He was more than aware I'd come from a 135i so didn't lecture me what all the controls did. He was very much happy to let me take the who handover process at my own pace. I never felt rushed or compelled to drive off until I was completely satisfied.

The 200 mile journey back was interesting. The Mrs wanted a break and some food at the services so naturally, I parked half a mile away in a deserted part of the car park!

As it was a long journey back it gave us plenty of time to get to know the car. We initiated the Connectedservices and slowly but surely the various apps installed themselves. The new dash and dials look amazing and it's the first time I've seen them in the flesh so to speak.

HK - Having read a bit on here I was quite apprehensive but to me, it sounds great. No complaints at all.

Keys - So obviously you get two keys but me being an idiot this confused me slightly. You see I unlocked the car and drove away, setting up the various options as we went along. Then we stopped at the services. When I returned to the car and unlocked it again I must have used the other key and couldn't understand why all the settings were different. Then it became apparent. The settings are mapped to the key so individual drivers settings are stored.

All in a great day out. Couldn't be more happy with Arden and would recomend them to all.
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Re: Griffs M140i LCI2 Shadow Edition Sunset Orange

Post by Gary_LB » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:54 pm

Congrats on the purchase your car looks amazing in SO.

Nova 1.2 Merit. Legend of a car :-)
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Then - M235i, M135i, 120d M Sport Coupe, Subaru Impreza, Toyota Celica T Sport 190, VW Golf GTi Mk4, Saxo VTR

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Post by Ukreddevil » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:55 pm

Nice car, that orange is growing on me!


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Post by .Griff. » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:58 pm

Gary_LB wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:54 pm
Congrats on the purchase your car looks amazing in SO.

Nova 1.2 Merit. Legend of a car :-)
Thanks :)
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Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:55 pm
Nice car, that orange is growing on me!


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I actually ordered SO without seeing it in person. Relieved when I saw it up close and personal yesterday. Really does look good in person.
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Post by .Griff. » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:38 pm

So 72 hours in and I'm at just under 600 miles. It's now gone from Maidstone in the south to the Lake District in the north in a few days :D

Slowly getting used to all the toys inside the car and loving every second of driving it.

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Post by chris_135i » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:28 pm

Nice read up buddy and some great pictures.

My M240i also came from Arden Maidstone. Who did you deal with?
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Post by .Griff. » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:30 pm

chris_135i wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:28 pm
Nice read up buddy and some great pictures.

My M240i also came from Arden Maidstone. Who did you deal with?
Cheers Buddy. I dealt with Damian.
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Post by Major_Sarcasm » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:08 pm

Loving that colour. I bet it really comes alive in the sunshine.
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Post by .Griff. » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:52 pm

First wash in a few weeks -

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Post by stuart_75 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:22 pm

Cracking colour that, really suits the car.

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Post by pavatotti » Fri May 11, 2018 12:20 pm

Lush looking motor! I wish I'd held out and got mine in orange rather than grey! :(

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Post by .Griff. » Fri May 11, 2018 12:22 pm

pavatotti wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 12:20 pm
Lush looking motor! I wish I'd held out and got mine in orange rather than grey! :(
Very kind of you to say so :)

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Post by Roonerspism » Mon May 14, 2018 6:03 pm

When i saw SO in the dealership on a 240 i didn't really dig it, but much like the VO it looks much better out in the sunlight. Lovely car bud!

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