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      11-24-2021, 05:45 PM   #1
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Owning an M3 has been a 20 year dream in the making for me with it all starting around the time the E46 was released. Sure, I knew of the E30 & E36 but those just didn't speak to me like the E46 did, especially when I'd come across an E46 in Laguna Seca Blue.

I've had a fair amount of cars over the years (11 prior to this car) but the M3 still remained my one true love and desire for a vehicle. I was so close to getting an F80 at launch but as life would have it, it wasn't in the plans at the time. Instead, it was my wife getting pregnant with our first daughter, which meant daycare costs were going to be coming ahead of any additional increases in car payment by picking up an F80! As time progressed and better promotions at work came about I was again close to picking up an F80 when low and behold, my wife was pregnant with our second daughter! That of course meant daycare payments times 2 for the time being so again I held off on picking up my first M car.

Fast forward to this year with a few more promotions over the years, one kid out of daycare and the other one finishing up in the next year, I could finally start looking towards getting my dream car.

I've always followed the M3 news and have been an active reader of Bimmerpost for a long time. When the leaks first appeared about the G80 and G82 I was a bit thrown back by the design direction BMW was headed in but kept an open mind to it all. As the official launch got closer, more leaks occurred, and then official photos and reviews started to come out I began to fall in love with the looks and the performance. I just knew this generation was the one I finally had to jump onboard with my first M car.

I initially placed my order back in March of this year with Chapman BMW in Chandler, Arizona. I obtained an allocation for a May build within a week or so of sending my initial specs over to my CA. I initially chose Sao Paulo Yellow over Yas Marina Blue full leather with carbon buckets. Not long after getting my allocation I started to think about how I wanted this car to be more special and began going down all the list of individual colors I jotted down over the years. I eventually landed on Twilight Purple and chose to go with a Silverstone interior since Tartufo wasn't available in the carbon bucket seats. My CA sent the individual request over to BMW and we obtained approval for the color about a week later, however, with the caveat that I would push my car out to be a 2022 model. I was bummed I was going to have to delay to being a July build at first but happily accepted as it meant I was going to get the color that I really wanted.

The agonizing wait for the July build allocations to release was really only the start start of what turned out to be rather lengthy ordeal for getting this car in Twilight Purple. As promised by my CA we secured a July build slot and resubmitted the paperwork for the individual color and thought all was good, however, the MyBMW site never seemed to update to the "Special Color" denoting that I had an individual order. As we got closer and closer to the production week started to stress quite a bit and my CA was frantically trying to figure out what was wrong with the allocation. Unfortunately we couldn't get the color issue resolved prior to that allocation going into production and getting built to my full specs except for in Alpine White. My CA and the dealership scramble and immediately began pressuring BMW NA to secure another allocation for me. After what felt like an eternity, we were able to get me an allocation in Twilight Purple for a week 35 build. As time went by my build ended up getting bumped out to be a week 39 build and eventually stuck there without any further delays.

Fast forward from week 39 to this past week and I was finally able to take delivery. Walking into the dealership and seeing the G80 in Twilight Purple for the first time in person just blew me away. I was speechless and in awe to see not only my dream of owning an M3 coming true but just how much this color pops under the right lighting! So many of the guys that worked at the dealership were coming up to me and complimenting the color and said that it was definitely one of the best colors they'd seen come through there in a long time. Of course I would have to agree with them, but I am a bit biased after all!

For those that read my little story, I appreciate it. For those that didn't and just scrolled down for the photos, I don't blame and you!

Timeline:
7/13/21 - Obtained production order
7/13/21 - Order received
8/4/21 - Scheduled for production
9/16/21 - Production begins
9/27/21 - Exterior Body Assembly Begins
9/28/21 - In The Paint Booth
9/29/21 - Entering Assembly Line
9/29/21 - Assembly In Progress
9/30/21 - Quality Check
10/1/21 - Final Assembly
10/1/21 - Ready For Transport
10/1/21 - Awaiting Carrier Assignment
10/1/21 - Dispatched From Factory
10/5/21 - At The Port
10/8/21 - In Transit
11/5/21 - At The Port
11/17/21 - RAM Stop Sale Closed
11/19/21 - In Transit
11/22 - At The Dealership

Specs:
M3 Competition
P28 Twilight Purple
X3IA Silverstone/Black Full Merino Leather
ZPK Parking Assistance Package
ZPX Executive Package
1MB M Drive Professional
1U0 19"/20" M Double-Spoke Black Wheels, Style 826M, w/Performance Non-Run Flat Tires
3M5 M Compound Brakes with Red Calipers
3MF M Shadowline Lights
4MC Carbon Fiber Trim
5AZ Icon Adaptive LED Headlights with Laserlight
48C M Carbon Bucket Seats
71C M Carbon Exterior Package

Parts: (Massive shout out to Ryan with IND-Distribution . Always amazing to work with!)
IND Painted Rear Reflectors
IND Painted Front Reflectors
IND Painted Side Marker Set
IND Painted Hood Roundel
IND Painted Trunk Roundel
IND Painted License Plate Frame
IND Painted Engine Cover
Downstar purple dress up kit
Fall-Line Motorsports Front Tow Strap & IND Painted Cover
BMW Floating Wheel Center Cap Set
BMW LED Door Projector Light Kit 50mm
Goldenwrench Blackline Performance Fuel Cap - Edition Red
BMW M Performance Carbon Front Lip
BMW M Performance Carbon Door Sill Set
BMW M Performance Carbon Rocker Blade Set
BMW M Performance Carbon Rear Winglet Set

All of the photos below were taken today at some different time intervals in the morning. Some are before I had any of the IND parts or M performance parts installed and others are after they were installed. I tried to ensure that these photos are the best representation of Twilight Purple and stuck with only some minor edits. No filters have been applied to any of the photos.

12/6/21:Edited post to include additional photos during various part installations the week of delivery as well as photos taken after PPF, ceramic, and tint were completed. Also adding to the first post a YouTube video of a brief walk-around I did this past weekend.


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Wow, nice...are the neighbors calling the HOA since car color wasn't approved for the hood by the board? Hahaha
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That really looks nice and unique and stands out...maybe your wife should be worried about attention you will be getting?!

PS, what does family think of it?

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Wow!!!!

Amazing dude! I love it!!

Congratulations to you owning your dream car. That color is perfection!

Also- I hate you bc I've been on the fence about the M Performance side skirts and rear winglets (I wasn't sure about the little blades that stick out) but these photos have sold me! Fuck. Here goes another several thousand in MP oem carbon. 🤦🏻*♂️

I can't wait to see more photos as you post more. Very, very beautiful car!
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Congrats on your new car. Very nice color combo. Very unique and flashy
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I thoroughly enjoyed your story and truly enjoyed the pick you posted also. Awesome color choice and mods and I am sure that won't be the last of them. My M3 will be my first M car and first new BMW and I can't wait until it gets here. Happy motoring and more pics when you come down off of your M high.
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That really looks nice and unique and stands out...maybe your wife should be worried about attention you will be getting?!

PS, what does family think of it?
Yes, definitely won't be flying under the radar with this color. Although so far it hasn't brought too much attention (which I'm more than OK with). Definitely had a few complements from the neighbors and in the parking lot a couple of stores.

My daughters have loved it so far, especially my youngest as purple is her favorite color. Although I did get complaints from both kids that it is now harder to get in and out of with the CF side sills installed. 😂

My wife hasn't said too much about it so far. She has been under the weather this past week so I don't think she's really felt well enough to care all that much. 😬 Although I think she is definitely happy that it is finally here and I'll stop talking about it as much!
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Wow!!!!

Amazing dude! I love it!!

Congratulations to you owning your dream car. That color is perfection!

Also- I hate you bc I've been on the fence about the M Performance side skirts and rear winglets (I wasn't sure about the little blades that stick out) but these photos have sold me! Fuck. Here goes another several thousand in MP oem carbon. 🤦🏻*♂️

I can't wait to see more photos as you post more. Very, very beautiful car!
Thanks! I always like the side skirts and was really unsure about the rear winglets for a while but the Studie AG video showing them getting installed is what sold me. Getting to see them on a video versus photos helped a lot. Now that they are both on the car, I love them! The CF really goes well with this color.

There was a bit of a parts mix up on the rear winglets so I actually only have the passenger side installed at the moment but even then, still looks good! A new one should be on its way soon.

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Congrats on your new car. Very nice color combo. Very unique and flashy
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I thoroughly enjoyed your story and truly enjoyed the pick you posted also. Awesome color choice and mods and I am sure that won't be the last of them. My M3 will be my first M car and first new BMW and I can't wait until it gets here. Happy motoring and more pics when you come down off of your M high.
Thank you! Congrats on your first incoming M as well. I'm over the moon with it so far and just itching to get through those break-in miles now. Looking for all kinds of reasons to leave the house.

Definitely will have more photos. Especially after PPF and ceramic is done next week as well as once I'm able to get the front lip installed.
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I'm glad you finally got the car! It's beautiful how you did everything, the side skirts aren't for me but they look great with the TP exterior.
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I'm glad you finally got the car! It's beautiful how you did everything, the side skirts aren't for me but they look great with the TP exterior.
Thanks!

The CF parts really do stand out with this color. Very happy with how those turned out.
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Finally.. the pic dump. Congrats A, seems like it wasn't too long ago that you were posting pics of your E92 on the Fest. Now, get some mikes behind you so you can get the break-in service done and really drive it!
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congrats on getting the car dude!
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Congrats and thanks for the background. Amazing spec and that color just pops! Can't wait to see it against a sunset and maybe lowered?
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Bravo Sir! Those shots certainly did not disappoint! Thank you for sharing your story as well, happy for you to have reached that goal!

Seeing all your IND painted and M performance parts installed really makes me want to do some early Christmas shopping too! keep the pics coming, cause I'll be living vicariously through you until January (mine's at the port in Germany).

enjoy those break in miles, you only get them once!
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Massive congratulations, impressive build. It's certainly worth the wait (once it arrives)!
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Finally.. the pic dump. Congrats A, seems like it wasn't too long ago that you were posting pics of your E92 on the Fest. Now, get some mikes behind you so you can get the break-in service done and really drive it!
Thanks B!

Ah, the good old days of the 'Fest!

These break-in miles are taking forever. Funny thing is, I finally have the car I've dreamed of and over the last 1.5 years I've driven less miles on a regular basis than I ever have in my whole driving life. I'm sure once we start to return to the office, etc. I'll get back to putting more miles on a regular basis. For now, I'll find creative ways to needing to get out of the house more.

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Congrats and thanks for the background. Amazing spec and that color just pops! Can't wait to see it against a sunset and maybe lowered?
Thanks! Never lowered any of my cars before but have given it some thoughts with this car after seeing some others on here. One of these days I hope to get out around sunset time and get some good photos.

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Bravo Sir! Those shots certainly did not disappoint! Thank you for sharing your story as well, happy for you to have reached that goal!

Seeing all your IND painted and M performance parts installed really makes me want to do some early Christmas shopping too! keep the pics coming, cause I'll be living vicariously through you until January (mine's at the port in Germany).

enjoy those break in miles, you only get them once!
Thanks!

The long wait for this car had me hitting up IND all the time. 😂 I see they are having a Black Friday sale on their site right now…perhaps you should take a look around!

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Congrats! This color is stunning, looks great! Finally see more pics :-)
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Congrats! This color is stunning, looks great! Finally see more pics :-)
Thanks!
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congrats on the car look absolutely amazing
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Killer combo, congrats absolutely glorious, thanks for sharing
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Yo, hearty congratulations man, that is a sick build. Finally the drooling pics of one of my favorite colors.

Wheres the front-page post yet? I demand this to be on front-page!
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