Order Placed F20 M140i

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Order Placed F20 M140i

Post by Mike140i » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:37 pm

Evening All,
Took my F56 JCW into Mini on Wednesday to fix a heated seat pad issue under warranty and ended up chopping it in against an F20 M410i already at port unallocated while waiting :lol: (Apparently lucky to find)
I only had my Mini 18 Months but wanted something a little bigger so with a great discount, 0% APR and the car being delivered within 10 day I signed for the F20 based on the same terms as the JCW.

As it was already at Port I didn’t get to select the Spec however it’s close to what I would have gone for;

F20 M140i 5-door Sports Hatch B58 3.0i
Black Sapphire
Black Dakota leather
Driver comfort package
507 Park Distance Control (PDC), rear
544 Cruise control with brake function
Media package - Professional
609 Navigation system-BMW Professional Multimedia
6AP Remote Services
6FV Online Entertainment
Sport automatic transmission
Reversing Assist camera
Sun protection glass
Seat heating, front
High-gloss Black interior trim with Oxide Silver finisher
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Hopefully I will collect next week.

I’m looking to change the Kidney Grills for the black MP option. Looking into this I notice the forum gets great discounts from Cotswold as I did over on the Mini Forum. These Guys always seem to come up trumps.

Are there any nice little subtle additional MP options for the interior?

This is the first time I’ve owned an Auto but after the Demo drive I’m surprisingly (being a manual head in the past) looking forward to having a lazy left foot and flapping the paddles :spotman:

Awaits the JB,Lows & Decat Kings or exhaust rattle :lol:

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Post by sootyvrs » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:16 pm

Welcome and enjoy the new car when it arrives.. I come from a MCS myself :D

Good to see a non shadow edition for a change as most are getting shadows these days..

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Post by game_over » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:20 pm

Congratulations at least you wont have to wait long for it!

I fitted the carbon mp interior tims and steering wheel to mine, not cheap at all but a nice improvement. I liked the high gloss black but it is a mega dust and fingerprint magnet not to mention it marks incredibly easily. In the end my ocd took over and I had to change it (after two weeks) :lol:

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Post by Mike140i » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:05 pm

MP parts seem to be of great quality! Likely the dash inserts will be on the cards in the very near future. :)

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Post by weebo15 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:24 am

Hi Mike, congratulations,

I found myself in exactly the same boat. My 21 month old JCW was taken in for a M140 Shadow Edition, on the 0% APR deal on terms that were better than I had on the JCW. I too only waited 10 days, getting one from stock, but it felt like I was a kid approaching Christmas time thats for sure!

Its a completely different animal to the MINI, and gives some practicality I was lacking too - I'm sure you'll love it!

I don't know what spec you had in your MINi, but a couple of things that are slightly different have caught me out. I have the auto dimming and folding mirrors, but the passenger side mirror doesn't dim unlike the JCW. Also I cant see text messages on the car on the M140 like I did in the MINI- but I think that may be an iPhone issue.
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Post by Billy1mate » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:49 am

I went in to check the finance cost when my 3 year deal finishes on my 120d M Sport and the cost of buying an extended warranty as it is nearly 3 years old. It was a little bit more per month for a new M140i Shadow Edition on 0% plus a selection of M Performance goodies. It was rude not to.


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Post by Mike140i » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:49 am

weebo15 wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:24 am
Hi Mike, congratulations,
Thanks, I’m sure I will and the partiality will be a huge benefit.
My Mini wasn’t speced too high just a few driving options and the iconic seats and wheels.
I’m basically doing a drive in drive out with any effect to payments like many others.

Hopefully I will get some good new this week and have a delivery date for Christmas.

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Post by G1_rpc » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:31 pm

Congrats mate. I think I looked at your car briefly when I was choosing mine on the BMW Group stock portal. Looks like a lovely spec. Have they given you an ETA yet?

I've gone for a Mineral Grey Shadow Ed with some nice extras and was told it had just been shipped to the UK, so hopefully should be ready for collection during week 52.

Did you test drive an m140i before buying? Thoughts compared to the Mini?
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Post by Harvey321 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:11 pm

Went into dick lovett bath yesterday to look at specing a new 140, ended up getting one that just so happend to be at port in soton, got a phone call today saying it"ll be ready friday for pick up.
Merry Christmas to me haha
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Re: Order Placed F20 M140i

Post by Mike140i » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:28 pm

G1_rpc wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:31 pm
Did you test drive an m140i before buying? Thoughts compared to the Mini?
Yes, they had an Auto Demo that I was able to take out for 20 Minutes. I was pretty much sold within the first 30 seconds to be honest.
I managed to drive on a mix of dual carriageway, town and beaten track... so pushed the car pretty far. It’s a comfy yet powerful car that can offer a fun or sensible drive which suits me well at the moment.

You can’t really compare the JCW to the M140, two very different cars. The JCW if driven hard is a monster on a straight or bend....I’ve not had a rear wheel driven car for 8 years so I think I need to regain my confidence and learn the 140 limits before commenting further. :lol:

Car arrived this morning so picking it up on Saturday afternoon :spotman:

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Re: Order Placed F20 M140i

Post by Mike140i » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:29 pm

Harvey321 wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:11 pm
Went into dick lovett bath yesterday to look at specing a new 140, ended up getting one that just so happend to be at port in soton, got a phone call today saying it"ll be ready friday for pick up.
Merry Christmas to me haha
Nice work... I think if they can get port cars and make a quick buck then they are happy to!
I managed to get 21% discount.

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Post by Mike140i » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:11 pm

Yes, managed to drive a manual and Auto prior to placing the order. Can’t compare it to the JCW, such a different animal.
Picked up the Car yesterday! Really enjoying it.

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Re: Order Placed F20 M140i

Post by Mike140i » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:33 pm

Just hit the 1000 Mile mark and have been enjoying the car to both commute and having a blast :mrgreen:

Had it first clean today after installing Carbon MP cabin trims & Chrome MPE thanks to BMW UK complaining about "La Rattle"

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Next on the list is Sports Cat, JB4 & LCI2 Centre Console :spotman:

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Post by Monkeyjm22 » Fri May 11, 2018 1:29 pm

Mike140i wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:33 pm
Just hit the 1000 Mile mark and have been enjoying the car to both commute and having a blast :mrgreen:

Had it first clean today after installing Carbon MP cabin trims & Chrome MPE thanks to BMW UK complaining about "La Rattle"

Imagefile1-6 by Mike Dean, on Flickr
Imagefile2-4 by Mike Dean, on Flickr
Imagefile3-4 by Mike Dean, on Flickr
Imagefile-14 by Mike Dean, on Flickr

Next on the list is Sports Cat, JB4 & LCI2 Centre Console :spotman:
Fabulous looking car Mike! Recently placed an order for a Black 5dr Shadow myself and that has made the upcoming wait a lot more difficult! :x :lol:

How are you finding the colour, is it difficult to keep clean? Any tips? haha

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