BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW M5 F90 (2018+) General Forums F90 M5 General Forum    Pics Attached To My 2019 M5 Competition European Delivery Journal

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-22-2018, 08:29 PM   #1
Greer
Captain
Greer's Avatar
215
Rep
691
Posts

Drives: 2019 M5 Competition
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (0)

Pics Attached To My 2019 M5 Competition European Delivery Journal

BIMMERPOST
     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
Hi Guys,

My M5 competition is arriving in a few days and now is the time to post details of my trip. Here's a very short version of what happened:

It started with an easy flight to Munich and early check-in at a lovely hotel in residential area of Munich. The BMW limo picked us up at the airport.

Name:  1.jpg
Views: 6109
Size:  51.7 KB

Name:  2.jpg
Views: 6099
Size:  28.0 KB

Name:  3.jpg
Views: 6124
Size:  48.0 KB


After a quick nap, Sara and I headed to Octoberfest. Much fun, though resembled the LA County fair in some ways. But, you don’t find the singing and cheering, lederhosen, dirndl skirts, and German-accented singing of country and western music at the LA County Fair. And no cows at Oktoberfest.

Name:  4.jpg
Views: 6007
Size:  78.5 KB

Name:  5.jpg
Views: 6034
Size:  92.4 KB


Woke up early the next day and headed to the Welt in the rain. The car is everything I hoped for. So was the information and insights provided by Adam of BMW. After more than an hour with Adam, we said goodbye to the people we met at breakfast who picked up an M2 and live about 20 miles from us. I parked my car in a very tight garage at the Munich hotel three floors down for the night. Next, some shopping in Munich and gathered with 100s of others at Marienplatz for the glockenspiel to play as the rain had become a drizzle. The great thing about dinner at an Italian restaurant in Munich, you can understand the menu of Italian food in German.


Name:  7.jpg
Views: 6026
Size:  30.9 KB

Name:  8.jpg
Views: 6012
Size:  42.4 KB

Name:  9.jpg
Views: 5999
Size:  39.0 KB

Name:  10.jpg
Views: 5982
Size:  32.3 KB

Name:  11.jpg
Views: 5969
Size:  41.6 KB

Name:  12.jpg
Views: 5950
Size:  48.9 KB


Tuesday morning, a nice drive on the autobahn and we crossed the border to Austria. Due to snow reports on the Glossglockner Pass, we took the beautiful and more direct route to our hotel overlooking the Grossglockner Mountain itself—the highest mountain in Austria. This route offered amazing vistas of the Austrian Alps’ mountains and towns, and no better place to see it from than a 2019 M5 competition package car. The handling could not be better, while the ride is amazingly smooth. As great as the car’s nav is, the last few blocks to the hotel we were on our own. It seems few Americans stay at the Gradonna Mountain Resort in Kals de Grossglockner, Austria, though if you go to the area I suggest you do, five-course dinner and breakfast included. The views from our room were breathtaking as is the entire area. Seems to be a great ski spot in the winter. Big plus, a nice large parking lot with plenty of spaces.



Name:  13.jpg
Views: 5951
Size:  45.0 KB

Name:  14.jpg
Views: 5941
Size:  46.6 KB

Name:  15.jpg
Views: 5954
Size:  37.5 KB



Our longest drive came next, 310 kms, and only stopped for gas. The views down the hill from Kals is even better than the views there. The creek along the route as we approached Lienz is what you would expect an Alpine creek to look like, blue and clear. The towns we passed look out of a storybook. I have never seen so many pine trees. The roads are great. The car even better, in every way. Comfort, pick-up, appearance and even gas mileage.



Name:  16.jpg
Views: 5969
Size:  51.6 KB




I hesitantly let someone who works at our hotel in Graz park the car. Old city, small parking lots, and no insurance if I park it. A rare Austrian SUV was parked there later. I knew my car is fine. Walked around the historic part of city, did some shopping, and had great Austrian food and wine for dinner.

The car, Sara and I headed to Maribor, Slovenia, about 70 kms south from Graz the following day. Another lovely drive and another border crossing, but this time with close attention to whether we had a Slovenian highway toll sticker. We did. We bought it at a Rastplatz on the Austrian A9 highway and it became third vignettes on the windshield. Maribor is a charming undiscovered city, very welcoming and relaxed. Street signs had seven and eight letter words and places with one vowel, and streets had lots of traffic circles. A mall that could be nearly anywhere in the US was a short walk from the historic city center. After lunch, some sightseeing and shopping, we headed back to Graz. Stopped at the Austrian border where police took our passports for a couple of minutes before wishing us a good trip. On the way back, I realized the car was getting the best mileage I have had on an M3 or M5, by far. Makes the great ride, pick-up, and beauty even more exciting. Back in Graz, the car took an elevator to its parking spot for the night.

Up early the next morning, Friday, to head to the appointment for hand wash in Vienna. What a great job. If you ever need a car wash in Vienna, this is the place to go. Name of the place is below. A quick 6 km drive and we were at the drop-off spot. Things there could not have gone more smoothly. Car heads to Germany from there on a car carrier and then to the port. Next, a 20 minutes taxi ride to the heart of historic Vienna, and the adventure continued.



Name:  17.jpg
Views: 5972
Size:  110.8 KB

Name:  18.jpg
Views: 5949
Size:  60.7 KB

Name:  19.jpg
Views: 5961
Size:  100.3 KB



After an hour and breakfast down the street later, with a surprisingly good chai latter, the car was washed, dried, sparkling clean and ready for its trip home. A quick 6 km drive and we were at the drop-off spot.



Name:  20.jpg
Views: 5933
Size:  94.0 KB



Dropping the car off in Vienna Austria to be delivered to Los Angeles.



Name:  21.jpg
Views: 5935
Size:  62.9 KB
__________________
2019 F90 M5 Competition
2017 F80 M3 Competition
2014 F10 M5 Competition
2003 E39 M5

Last edited by Greer; 11-27-2018 at 12:45 PM.
Appreciate 20
      11-26-2018, 11:56 AM   #2
CA dreaming
New Member
2
Rep
9
Posts

Drives: 2019 M5 Comp
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (0)

What date was your European Delivery? Mine was Oct 11th just a few days after Octoberfest ended. I'm guessing from your description we missed one another by a day or so. Awesome experience!! I'm waiting on the Tugela to arrive in port tomorrow and then patience as they bring her down to San Diego - Is your's on the Tugela as well?
Appreciate 1
VGM624.50

      11-27-2018, 12:46 PM   #3
Greer
Captain
Greer's Avatar
215
Rep
691
Posts

Drives: 2019 M5 Competition
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (0)

The photos are now attached.
__________________
2019 F90 M5 Competition
2017 F80 M3 Competition
2014 F10 M5 Competition
2003 E39 M5
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2018, 12:48 PM   #4
Greer
Captain
Greer's Avatar
215
Rep
691
Posts

Drives: 2019 M5 Competition
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by CA dreaming View Post
What date was your European Delivery? Mine was Oct 11th just a few days after Octoberfest ended. I'm guessing from your description we missed one another by a day or so. Awesome experience!! I'm waiting on the Tugela to arrive in port tomorrow and then patience as they bring her down to San Diego - Is your's on the Tugela as well?
We were there on 10/1.
__________________
2019 F90 M5 Competition
2017 F80 M3 Competition
2014 F10 M5 Competition
2003 E39 M5
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2018, 12:53 PM   #5
tcw495
Captain
tcw495's Avatar
221
Rep
609
Posts

Drives: F90 M5
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Newport Beach, CA

iTrader: (0)

Awesome pics!
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2018, 01:17 PM   #6
ghaffari46
Private First Class
91
Rep
146
Posts

Drives: bmw m3 e90
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: us

iTrader: (0)

Best color for m5 competition, great choice
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2018, 01:45 PM   #7
psuibmw
Major
psuibmw's Avatar
United_States
692
Rep
1,379
Posts

Drives: 2017 F15/2011 F10/2008 E90
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Baltimore, MD

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 BMW F10 535  [4.00]
2008 BMW E90  [0.00]
That pic where the car is captured from top is priceless nice ride
Appreciate 2
F32Fleet1096.50
VGM624.50

      11-27-2018, 01:50 PM   #8
tcw495
Captain
tcw495's Avatar
221
Rep
609
Posts

Drives: F90 M5
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Newport Beach, CA

iTrader: (0)

Where'd you get the hat?
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2018, 02:11 PM   #9
daffyduck
Private First Class
daffyduck's Avatar
36
Rep
104
Posts

Drives: F80
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Germany

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ghaffari46 View Post
Best color for m5 competition, great choice
It truely looks awesome. Is it Donington?
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2018, 02:18 PM   #10
omegatlc
Private First Class
omegatlc's Avatar
United_States
14
Rep
181
Posts

Drives: 2017 Mineral Grey M4 Convertib
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Richmond

iTrader: (1)

Really nice!
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2018, 02:28 PM   #11
Kwando
Major
Kwando's Avatar
Canada
386
Rep
1,413
Posts

Drives: 2018 340i xDrive
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Canada

iTrader: (1)

Phenomenal! I did my delivery in June and we were fortunate to drive the High Alpine Pass on the Grossglockner.
__________________

Check out my European Delivery Journal!
European Delivery June 2018 Germany / Austria / Italy / Switzerland
2018 340i xDrive / Alpine White / Coral Red / 704M / MPPSK / Gloss Black Kidney Grille
Appreciate 1
Flying Ace3430.00

      11-27-2018, 02:46 PM   #12
windtendo
Captain
windtendo's Avatar
217
Rep
725
Posts

Drives: 19 Nardo M5
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Houston, TX

iTrader: (1)

What an adventure that was! Now the wait begins back in the states... Congrats on the beautiful ride!
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2018, 03:02 PM   #13
KevinM
Colonel
KevinM's Avatar
1552
Rep
2,509
Posts

Drives: 2002 M5; 2007 M Coupe; 2016 M3
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tucson

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2016 BMW M3  [0.00]
2007 E86 M coupe  [4.50]
2002 E39 M5  [5.00]
Greer, congratulations! European Delivery is so much fun. The car looks great as well.
__________________
2016 F80 M3 ZCP MG/Golden Brown/6MT
European Delivery thread:http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1291837
2002 E39 M5 Sterling Gray/Caramel
2007 E86 Z4M Coupe Silver Gray/Black
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2018, 03:05 PM   #14
F32Fleet
Major General
F32Fleet's Avatar
United_States
1097
Rep
7,389
Posts

Drives: 2015 435i
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Southeastern US

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by psuibmw View Post
That pic where the car is captured from top is priceless nice ride
+1.
__________________
"Drive more, worry less. "

435i, MPPK, MPE, M-Sport Line
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2018, 03:14 PM   #15
Greer
Captain
Greer's Avatar
215
Rep
691
Posts

Drives: 2019 M5 Competition
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (0)

Where'd you get the hat: We have an M5 group of owners that meets once a quarter in Los Angeles and one of the guys has a custom clothing connection.


It truly looks awesome. Is it Donington? Yes, it's the Donnington.
__________________
2019 F90 M5 Competition
2017 F80 M3 Competition
2014 F10 M5 Competition
2003 E39 M5
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2018, 03:19 PM   #16
zuschnell
Lieutenant
zuschnell's Avatar
230
Rep
492
Posts

Drives: '11 m3, '17 x5m, '19 m5
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: chicago

iTrader: (0)

Thanks for sharing!! Congrats on the car and trip. I hope the wait isn't too long for redelivery!
__________________
Gone but not forgotten: '10 X5M, '14 550ix, '17 M3
Current: '11 E90 M3 ZCP AW on FR
'17 X5M DG on MR
'19 F90 Comp MBB on SS
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2018, 03:33 PM   #17
RPiM5
Major General
RPiM5's Avatar
2142
Rep
7,708
Posts

Drives: Mexico Blue F10 M5(Mika)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Sunny San Diego

iTrader: (0)

Glad to see you make the front page buddy! Very nice!
__________________
This isn't where I parked my car.

Appreciate 0
      11-27-2018, 03:51 PM   #18
Greer
Captain
Greer's Avatar
215
Rep
691
Posts

Drives: 2019 M5 Competition
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by KevinM View Post
Greer, congratulations! European Delivery is so much fun. The car looks great as well.
Kevin, Thanks for the kind words. Your write up about your European Delivery is the gold standard on how to journal a European delivery.
__________________
2019 F90 M5 Competition
2017 F80 M3 Competition
2014 F10 M5 Competition
2003 E39 M5
Appreciate 2
KevinM1552.00
GERMAN M3563.50

      11-27-2018, 04:29 PM   #19
MCOMP
Private
MCOMP's Avatar
21
Rep
61
Posts

Drives: 19' M5 Comp.
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Pembroke Pines Florida

iTrader: (0)

Congrats on the European delivery, great photos, thanks for sharing.
__________________

2019 MBB Aragon M5 Competition/2017 Model X 90D
Instagram #m5comp
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2018, 11:25 PM   #20
john_luvbimmer
Private
john_luvbimmer's Avatar
China
27
Rep
71
Posts

Drives: 520i (F10)
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Shanghai, China

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 BMW 520i  [0.00]
2014 BMW 520i  [0.00]
2014 BMW 520i  [0.00]
Beautiful car!
Do Americans trip to Germany to claim their bimmers?
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2018, 11:42 PM   #21
.BMW.
Brigadier General
.BMW.'s Avatar
Sweden
1536
Rep
4,880
Posts

Drives: BMW F11/F31
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Sweden

iTrader: (0)

Congrats on the beautiful car!

Thanks for sharing all photos.
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2018, 11:57 PM   #22
Greer
Captain
Greer's Avatar
215
Rep
691
Posts

Drives: 2019 M5 Competition
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by john_luvbimmer View Post
Beautiful car!
Do Americans trip to Germany to claim their bimmers?
Yes, going to Germany to pick up a new M5 is one of the best vacations you can take. You also get a nice discount on the price of the car!
__________________
2019 F90 M5 Competition
2017 F80 M3 Competition
2014 F10 M5 Competition
2003 E39 M5
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:45 PM.




m5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST