One thing I noted was just how close the brake caliper is to the rim. Downsizing to 16 inchers and higher profile tyres is not an option.
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Today afternoon, my SA at the dealership called me and said that my Z4 was here, would I care to see it? Of course I would. Finally!!
So here’s my first sighting of the beast surrounded by its kin, and a lone RediGo. There was another Z4 in red, all others were Z8L ATs, judging by the 18 inch wheels. It seems there is no waiting period any more for Z8L. You can just walk in and buy one. In fact, my dealer has ready stock of Z8L in black, white, gold, green etc.
I think it looked very rugged and purposeful with the chunky tyres on steel wheels, and no side step. It was completely dusty inside and out, and it gave me a realistic idea of what it would look like during the weekdays in our dusty city. Not too bad.
As I had taken an hour off from work and it was getting late, I didn’t have time to do a full PDI. But from what it looked like, it starts, everything seems to work including the AC, headlamps, drive and reverse, and the MID and music system. I plan on doing a full PDI tomorrow, as they said the dealership would be open tomorrow for the sales staff. I did manage to take some pics and videos.
The key: (Only one remote key, the other one is a standard flip key without a remote)
The tyres are Bridgestone Ecopia. Seems all the 17 inchers in this batch came with Bridgestones. The SA was saying that I got lucky. One thing I noted was just how close the brake caliper is to the rim. Downsizing to 16 inchers and higher profile tyres is not an option. There’s less than an inch of clearance between the wheel and the brakes from what I saw:
I’m still looking for good alloys in the 5×139.7 PCD in 17 inch.
I asked when I can take her home, and it seems that due to the revised rules about number plates having to be fitted by dealer before releasing the vehicle to customer, the whole procedure not takes 5-8 days, and even more if you opt for a custom “fancy” number. I think I’ll forego the fancy numbering this time around, as I am planning to switch to BH registration and get the “excess” road tax back as soon as possible.
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