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      08-18-2020, 09:03 AM   #1
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Like so many others on here I was waiting for my ordered vehicle to arrive and I was going to post a quick picture or two when it did, but I thought my weird pickup experience warranted a bit more.

In a nutshell BMW lost the vehicle after it left the factory for over a week and no one knew where it was located . It showed that it was delivered to the dealership in BMW's system (as confirmed by multiple BMW geniuses and a supervisor), the transport company confirmed it was delivered to the dealership, and the dealership confirmed acceptance of the vehicle to the transport company… yet the vehicle wasn’t on the dealership’s lot. I found this out after 5 days of waiting (2 of those days I was in a hotel waiting to pickup the car that supposedly arrived 3 days before) when I randomly called LMR trucking with my VIN and figured out they were the transport company. When I initially questioned all three parties, they all pointed fingers at one of the other two or both. I convinced an awesome girl that worked at LMR that everyone was wrong and pleaded with her to look beyond the clearly botched paperwork so that we could find the vehicle. She thankfully called the truck driver directly to find out what was actually going on.

The truck driver confirmed that the vehicle was safely on his truck and that the truck broke down just after it left the factory . There was no way to switch out the load due to what broke in the truck so he had to just wait on parts to arrive. Hence, it was still in South Carolina one week after it “left” . Don't ask me why all the paperwork went through as if it was delivered that is a mystery I will never solve. The truck driver said his truck was being fixed that day (Monday) and he would do a straight drive starting Monday evening to get it to me the next day (Tuesday). Yayyyy!!!….then Hurricane Isaias made landfall that Monday night in the Carolinas!! I didn’t know if the vehicle was in the hurricane, ahead of the hurricane or behind it so needless to say I didn’t sleep well that Monday night. The next morning the hurricane had traveled up the coast and basically passed right over where I was staying so that was also an interesting experience to say the least

Day 3 of my hotel stay (Tuesday) and the vehicle still doesn’t arrive before COB as promised. I called for updates during the day but due to all the hurricane issues we could not get a hold of the driver for an ETA or to figure out if everything was OK. Pictures of an overturned semi with my car attached floated through my head . Now I am really concerned, and another night of wondering and speculation goes by .

Day 4, Wednesday, the hurricane had passed and the weather was perfectly beautiful. I finally got confirmation that the truck sheltered during the hurricane and the vehicle was fine and it was on its way for delivery finally. The awesome girl at the trucking company literally called me every hour to update me on the miles left for it to arrive. It finally did arrive that afternoon and I took delivery of it and just like the weather after the storm it has been beautiful so far.

to Skyrider and Bemagrp for your help along the way!

So the details of my X7 M50i...basically everything...but the details are below if you care to read it:
MSRP: $125,245
Exterior Color: C3Z (Tanzanite Blue II Metallic)
Interior Trim: ZBEW (Ivory White Full Merino Leather)
0ZCW COLD WEATHER PACKAGE
5-zone auto climate control
Front and Rear Heated Seats
Heated Front Seats Armrests / Steering Wheel
0ZDH DYNAMIC HANDLING PACKAGE
Active Comfort Drive with Preview
Integral Active Steering
0ZDY DRIVERS ASSISTANCE PRO PKG
Active Driving Assistant Pro
Extended Traffic Jam Assistant
0ZLS LUXURY SEATING PACKAGE
Front massaging seats
Front ventilated seats
0ZPX EXECUTIVE PACKAGE
Glass Controls
Heated and Cooled Cupholders
Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof
01CR Remote Engine Start
02VB Tire pressure monitor
0300 Space-saver spare
0319 Universal garage-door opener
0322 Comfort Access keyless entry
0323 Soft-close automatic doors
03AC Trailer Hitch - 7500 lb
03DZ Without Lines designation
03MC Roof rails in High-gloss
0417 Rear electric side window shades
0418 Luggage-compartment package
0420 Privacy glass
0456 Multi-contour seats
04KU Ash Grain Bronze Matte Wood Tr
04M5 Leather Dashboard
04NM Ambient Air Package
04U5 Second-Row Captain's Chair
05AP Decoding for no-dazzle high beam
05AZ Icon Adaptive LED w/Laser light
05DN Parking Assistant Plus
0610 Head-up Display
0655 SiriusXM Radio w/ 1 year sub.
06AK ConnectedDrive Services
06C4 Connected Package Pro
06CP Apple CarPlay Compatibility
06DR Drive Recorder
06F1 Bowers & Wilkins sound system
06FH Rear-seat entertainment
06NW Wireless Charging
06U8 Gesture Control
06UK Night Vision w/pedestrian detection
06WD WiFi Hotspot with comp 3 M
07M9 Extended Shadow line Trim
08KL Oil Change 10,000 miles/12 months
08TN Daytime driving lights
09AA Transport protection
0ZN1 Active Blind Spot Detection
0ZN3 Front Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation
0ZN4 Lane Departure Warning
0ZTM Tier 2
0ZWH 21" Double-spoke 754M All Season Run Flat
0ZX2 Rear view camera
0ZX3 Surround View with 3D View
0ZX7 Park Distance Control

Now for the good stuff, the pictures, so this thread isn't worthless


The delivery picture. I had them only remove the white film on the hood since it was going straight to detailing etc. many miles away:
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The first sighting of the beast below the hood:
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On my way to the detailing shop. Sun was coming up and I had already done over 250 miles:
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First gas stop:
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After paint correction, tinting, PPF, and ceramic inside and out. XPEL Prime XR Plus tint, XPEL Ultimate Plus PPF, Modesta ceramic. Done at Chicago Auto Pros
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First outside photos. Sorry it was a very overcast day but you can see how the color moves from black to purplish to dark blue to sparkly blue:
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And finally a close up shot to see the true beauty of TB II, the fleck in the paint that is really hard to capture in photos but very easy to see in person:
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      08-18-2020, 09:22 AM   #2
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Congrats!! Awesome color combo. I take it that it is a 20 because it has the RSE. Enjoy!!
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Congrats!! Awesome color combo. I take it that it is a 20 because it has the RSE. Enjoy!!
Correct!! Thanks covid Week 30 2020!
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      08-18-2020, 09:35 AM   #4
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Wow, what a story. And I love your new X7 M50i. The Ivory leather interior goes beautifully with Tanzanite Blue. In fact, I like it so much I'll take it. P.M. me and I'll give you my address where you can drop it off.

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In a nutshell, BMW didn't loose your vehicle except the transport broke down.

Excellent coverage and photos! Congratulations on the new ride!
Nah I would say they lost it after everyone (5 people) at BMW tried to convince me for 3 days that the dealership had it and that it was the dealers fault for now finding it on the lot. Then the transport company also tried to convince me it was at the dealership. Basically multiple people signed paperwork that they should not have which made the car appear to be where it was not.... I would call that lost : the fact I had to track it down myself was the frustrating part. BMW is paying for my expenses and hotel though so all's well that ends well
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Finally! You have her! Unicorn build. Beautiful color. I'm so glad I went with TBII too, can't wait to see the color in person. Pics look amazing. IMO, this color is perfect on the X7. Good job getting ppf, ceramic, and tint. Not complete till you have all that.

Not that it matters but have you checked for Digital Car Key yet?

Best of luck with the Ivory seats! So hot. I went Tartufo bench just to kick my anxiety down a notch.

Can you post more of the matte wood? I went with the same and also can't wait to see that in person either. Can't wait to see more pics!!!
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Congrats buddy. I love it. Welcome to the club. It's beautiful. Enjoy in good health.

Glad I could help.

Now we are officially unicorn owners.
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Congrats! I love the TB II. It is so dynamic. I picked mine up on Saturday. Bottom shot is inside while I looked the car over at delivery. It is almost black in that low light. And then top shot is outside in my driveway in medium light. The extended shadow line is a must have compliment to TB II in my opinion.
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Beautiful build! What an epic story!
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Did you tint the whole car or just the two front windows?
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Awesome story. Perfect spec. My next one is going to be TB II.
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Finally! You have her! Unicorn build. Beautiful color. I'm so glad I went with TBII too, can't wait to see the color in person. Pics look amazing. IMO, this color is perfect on the X7. Good job getting ppf, ceramic, and tint. Not complete till you have all that.

Not that it matters but have you checked for Digital Car Key yet?

Best of luck with the Ivory seats! So hot. I went Tartufo bench just to kick my anxiety down a notch.

Can you post more of the matte wood? I went with the same and also can't wait to see that in person either. Can't wait to see more pics!!!
I absolutely love the color combo including the matte trim on the X7. I haven't seen the combo in person so their was a lot of anxiety over if it would all work together. You will love your TBII... zero regrets.

I don't think I have digital car key. I read somewhere if you did it would show up in the connected app under the vehicle tab but it doesn't in my case. To be honest there's a lot to go through and get familiar with and test out which I will start doing over the next few weeks.

I'll grab some more pics of the matte trim and post them for you.
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Congrats buddy. I love it. Welcome to the club. It's beautiful. Enjoy in good health.

Glad I could help.

No we are officially unicorn owners.
Thanks brother! I am so glad we pushed through that crazy to build the fully loaded unicorn 2020s.

My kids used the RES on the way back from Chicago playing thorough the Bowers and Wilkins while my wife watched the same movie on the front screen as I had quickly done the VIM coding before we left. I was driving and using the HUD only to navigate while in autonomous mode with the seat massager on ....it was surreal, everyone was quietly enjoying the vehicle in their own way...made it all worth it
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Congrats! I love the TB II. It is so dynamic. I picked mine up on Saturday. Bottom shot is inside while I looked the car over at delivery. It is almost black in that low light. And then top shot is outside in my driveway in medium light. The extended shadow line is a must have compliment to TB II in my opinion.
Agreed... the shadowline is a must have for TBII to look complete and the color change of TBII is spectacular.
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Did you tint the whole car or just the two front windows?
Whole car....all sunroofs, all side glasses, and front and rear windshields.
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Congrats buddy. I love it. Welcome to the club. It's beautiful. Enjoy in good health.

Glad I could help.

No we are officially unicorn owners.
Thanks brother! I am so glad we pushed through that crazy to build the fully loaded unicorn 2020s.

My kids used the RES on the way back from Chicago playing thorough the Bowers and Wilkins while my wife watched the same movie on the front screen as I had quickly done the VIM coding before we left. I was driving and using the HUD only to navigate while in autonomous mode with the seat massager on ....it was surreal, everyone was quietly enjoying the vehicle in their own way...made it all worth it
I hear you brother. My family and I took a few short road trips and we had the same exact experience. I got my kids the BMW wireless headphones and now my wife and I can finally enjoy adult tunes or watch a real tv show or movie. Got a fire stick and chromecast hooked up and it's like being at home watching tv using the vehicle's WiFi hotspot. Amazing vehicle. You should try the back seat at night with the shades up and watching a movie. It's like being on a plane. I love this car.
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Did you tint the whole car or just the two front windows?
Whole car....all sunroofs, all side glasses, and front and rear windshields.
Nice, I'm thinking of the same. What % was everything? How much dimmer is the sky lounge with the tint? Thanks!
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Did you tint the whole car or just the two front windows?
Whole car....all sunroofs, all side glasses, and front and rear windshields.
Nice, I'm thinking of the same. What % was everything? How much dimmer is the sky lounge with the tint? Thanks!
55% on sunroofs and front windshield, 5% on front two and 20% on all backs. It's a little bit dimmer as expected but not significant enough to care. Anything darker would be too much.
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Looks amazing! Congratulations! What are you going to name her after all of that? ������
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mmmmmm.... how about that 718 Spyder.


Nice X7 as well man. Beauty.
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