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I've been mostly active over in the delivery sub forum for the past six months waiting for my car.

After six months of waiting, yesterday was my delivery day at the Performance Center in Greenville. I'll start this whole post with these words. I love this car.

And now - for the rest of the story. I've been in the BMW family since 2013. I left for a while last year for my second P car (a 992S). I pretty much was ridiculed by the rennlist community when I posted in March that I just didn't find the 992S very exciting. Life's too short and so in May I posted that car for sale and it was gone three days later. At the time I decided to take a break from high end cars for a bit and just drive my wife's Tesla (long range model Y). The Tesla is a nice car and all (for what it is) but by July the itch hit again and I realized my brand loyalty really is with BMW and so, after an M550, a 550, a F80 M3C, the time came for an M5C.

I worked with Next Level Auto Brokers in early July and we found a dealer with an allocation willing to take the deal we wanted. Given the market, I'm pleased with the financial arrangements we were able to come to. By July 15 we had a deal and an allocation number. I've participated in a bunch of the delivery delay threads and so won't repeat that content here.

During the B&W issue, I was told B&W was removed from my build. I ended up adding a few other options to make me happy (and in the end I'm really glad I did).

My spec:

2022 M5C - Marina Bay Blue over silverstone full leather. Exec, Drivers assistance pro, carbon ceramic brakes, M performance exhaust.

I'm not going to do a full "review" of the driving experience - I've only had the car for a day. However. I can say with certainty - while I found the 992S boring, this car is rowdy. I love it.

I took delivery at the performance center - Mike and Clint were our driving instructors and Rafael did my delivery. The whole experience was really well done - from the planning, pickup at GSP, the stay, the meals, etc. BMW really goes out of their way to make PCD customers feel special. Since I was buying a M5 - the track session was a mini M school. Nothing like hoping in a school car at 39 degrees on cold tires and your instructor saying - you seem like you know your way around, let's have some fun and less than 30 seconds after getting in the car he has us throwing the thing sideways. Great lessons in car control and definitely gave me an appreciation just how high the limits are in these cars. Best part? Got to take my 74 year old dad as my guest and he got to experience it as well (he's also a previous BMW owner).

The actual car delivery was great as well, of course the car looked amazing under the lights in the delivery center.

We ended up doing a bit of a cannon ball run from Greenville back to my home in central FL as the weather on the whole east coast wasn't great for a "fun" over night in Savanah.

A special shout out to a feature. As I mentioned my wife has a model Y with auto-steer and we've taken the full autopilot subscription as well to try it. I had no idea how good BMW's Drivers Assistance Pro would work. Auto-steer is great and when you get stuck in traffic it will let you go full hands free. Yeah yeah, I know we buy these to be drivers cars (and it is an incredible drivers car) but when you're trying to cover 540 miles in 7 hours, a little bit of auto-steer provided a much needed break (especially since we had rain for most of the drive).

My son (who's 8) is also a BMW fan and when I took him to karate camp this morning in the new car he said Dad - i like this a lot better than the porsche we had. The kid is a car guy already and can pick out most exotics by their exhaust note alone.

I know many of you are anxiously waiting for your delivery. Yes the delays suck. My CA was incredible throughout the entire process and I never felt like I was in the dark about where and when my car was. But most importantly, this car is worth the wait!

And finally - a few pictures from the delivery experience.
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I've been mostly active over in the delivery sub forum for the past six months waiting for my car.

After six months of waiting, yesterday was my delivery day at the Performance Center in Greenville. I'll start this whole post with these words. I love this car.

And now - for the rest of the story. I've been in the BMW family since 2013. I left for a while last year for my second P car (a 992S). I pretty much was ridiculed by the rennlist community when I posted in March that I just didn't find the 992S very exciting. Life's too short and so in May I posted that car for sale and it was gone three days later. At the time I decided to take a break from high end cars for a bit and just drive my wife's Tesla (long range model Y). The Tesla is a nice car and all (for what it is) but by July the itch hit again and I realized my brand loyalty really is with BMW and so, after an M550, a 550, a F80 M3C, the time came for an M5C.

I worked with Next Level Auto Brokers in early July and we found a dealer with an allocation willing to take the deal we wanted. Given the market, I'm pleased with the financial arrangements we were able to come to. By July 15 we had a deal and an allocation number. I've participated in a bunch of the delivery delay threads and so won't repeat that content here.

During the B&W issue, I was told B&W was removed from my build. I ended up adding a few other options to make me happy (and in the end I'm really glad I did).

My spec:

2022 M5C - Marina Bay Blue over silverstone full leather. Exec, Drivers assistance pro, carbon ceramic brakes, M performance exhaust.

I'm not going to do a full "review" of the driving experience - I've only had the car for a day. However. I can say with certainty - while I found the 992S boring, this car is rowdy. I love it.

I took delivery at the performance center - Mike and Clint were our driving instructors and Rafael did my delivery. The whole experience was really well done - from the planning, pickup at GSP, the stay, the meals, etc. BMW really goes out of their way to make PCD customers feel special. Since I was buying a M5 - the track session was a mini M school. Nothing like hoping in a school car at 39 degrees on cold tires and your instructor saying - you seem like you know your way around, let's have some fun and less than 30 seconds after getting in the car he has us throwing the thing sideways. Great lessons in car control and definitely gave me an appreciation just how high the limits are in these cars. Best part? Got to take my 74 year old dad as my guest and he got to experience it as well (he's also a previous BMW owner).

The actual car delivery was great as well, of course the car looked amazing under the lights in the delivery center.

We ended up doing a bit of a cannon ball run from Greenville back to my home in central FL as the weather on the whole east coast wasn't great for a "fun" over night in Savanah.

A special shout out to a feature. As I mentioned my wife has a model Y with auto-steer and we've taken the full autopilot subscription as well to try it. I had no idea how good BMW's Drivers Assistance Pro would work. Auto-steer is great and when you get stuck in traffic it will let you go full hands free. Yeah yeah, I know we buy these to be drivers cars (and it is an incredible drivers car) but when you're trying to cover 540 miles in 7 hours, a little bit of auto-steer provided a much needed break (especially since we had rain for most of the drive).

My son (who's 8) is also a BMW fan and when I took him to karate camp this morning in the new car he said Dad - i like this a lot better than the porsche we had. The kid is a car guy already and can pick out most exotics by their exhaust note alone.

I know many of you are anxiously waiting for your delivery. Yes the delays suck. My CA was incredible throughout the entire process and I never felt like I was in the dark about where and when my car was. But most importantly, this car is worth the wait!

And finally - a few pictures from the delivery experience.
Congrats! Performance Center Delivery is such a great way to take delivery. Enjoy!
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Awesome, congrats! And how great it was that you got to share it with your dad. Keep us posted with driving impressions as it gets broken in. Mine is at the port in Galveston waiting for the RAM module and this post got me all excited again.

I sold my CTS-V back in June and have been driving my old Volvo (and my wife's F-Pace) since then. I'd imagine the M5C is going to be a huge upgrade over the Caddy.
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Beautiful car!

Enjoy in good health.
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Gorgeous color! Enjoy!

I'll be interested to know your thoughts on the exhaust. I'm considering it as well since the stock components just seem too muted.
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Gorgeous color! Enjoy!

I'll be interested to know your thoughts on the exhaust. I'm considering it as well since the stock components just seem too muted.
To be honest, I was worried about it being too muted even WITH the MPE. I've watched so many reviews of the car on YouTube, many of which are EU cars - and they sound completely terrible. The EU noise regulations took out all the pops and bangs and the car sounds completely flat, so it was a bit of a gamble to spend 7k on MPE and it possibly be flat.

It is NOT flat. The car sounds amazing, like a proper V8 should but also a bit exotic. Quite a bit of turbo spool too. Not flat plane crank exotic (but sort of). Keep in mind, no valves on MPE so it's always loud. The pops and bangs (if that's your thing - I happen to like them) great. Just enough and when you catch it just right you get a hell of a bang.

Not a cheap option - but it certainly has made up for not being able to get B&W.
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Congrats! I have almost this exact build due in Feb and I canít wait. At what point in the process did you select PCD? My CA hasnít been great and I feel like things slip through the cracks if I donít ask. Hoping this option comes later in the process.
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Congrats! I have almost this exact build due in Feb and I canít wait. At what point in the process did you select PCD? My CA hasnít been great and I feel like things slip through the cracks if I donít ask. Hoping this option comes later in the process.
I guess I was really lucky to have a great CA. Since mine was a brokered deal, it was suggested I do PCD at the point we ordered the car. I think he told me that PCD can be added at any point before the boat docks in the US, so you should be able to call your dealer and add it now (especially with you being in Charleston - that seems like a no brainer, considering PCD is a no cost option).
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Great spec and an awesome delivery experience…a big congrats! It’s so great your son can share the excitement with you! That’s always a huge plus.
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Beautiful car and how nice to be able to share the experience with your dad!! Enjoy in good health brother!
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Congrats!! PCD is absolutely fantastic and did the same with my M5C. I actually just did it again last Thursday picking up my 2022 X3MC

Agree on DAP, it’s great for rush hour and long road trips. I utilize it frequently.

And you will love the MPE. I have it and I love the sound, grunts and of course the pops and bangs. When you get it just right it just sounds beautiful.

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I guess I was really lucky to have a great CA. Since mine was a brokered deal, it was suggested I do PCD at the point we ordered the car. I think he told me that PCD can be added at any point before the boat docks in the US, so you should be able to call your dealer and add it now (especially with you being in Charleston - that seems like a no brainer, considering PCD is a no cost option).
Great news, thanks! Definitely an easy one for me without making a huge trip out of it.
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I've been mostly active over in the delivery sub forum for the past six months waiting for my car.

After six months of waiting, yesterday was my delivery day at the Performance Center in Greenville. I'll start this whole post with these words. I love this car.

And now - for the rest of the story. I've been in the BMW family since 2013. I left for a while last year for my second P car (a 992S). I pretty much was ridiculed by the rennlist community when I posted in March that I just didn't find the 992S very exciting. Life's too short and so in May I posted that car for sale and it was gone three days later. At the time I decided to take a break from high end cars for a bit and just drive my wife's Tesla (long range model Y). The Tesla is a nice car and all (for what it is) but by July the itch hit again and I realized my brand loyalty really is with BMW and so, after an M550, a 550, a F80 M3C, the time came for an M5C.

I worked with Next Level Auto Brokers in early July and we found a dealer with an allocation willing to take the deal we wanted. Given the market, I'm pleased with the financial arrangements we were able to come to. By July 15 we had a deal and an allocation number. I've participated in a bunch of the delivery delay threads and so won't repeat that content here.

During the B&W issue, I was told B&W was removed from my build. I ended up adding a few other options to make me happy (and in the end I'm really glad I did).

My spec:

2022 M5C - Marina Bay Blue over silverstone full leather. Exec, Drivers assistance pro, carbon ceramic brakes, M performance exhaust.

I'm not going to do a full "review" of the driving experience - I've only had the car for a day. However. I can say with certainty - while I found the 992S boring, this car is rowdy. I love it.

I took delivery at the performance center - Mike and Clint were our driving instructors and Rafael did my delivery. The whole experience was really well done - from the planning, pickup at GSP, the stay, the meals, etc. BMW really goes out of their way to make PCD customers feel special. Since I was buying a M5 - the track session was a mini M school. Nothing like hoping in a school car at 39 degrees on cold tires and your instructor saying - you seem like you know your way around, let's have some fun and less than 30 seconds after getting in the car he has us throwing the thing sideways. Great lessons in car control and definitely gave me an appreciation just how high the limits are in these cars. Best part? Got to take my 74 year old dad as my guest and he got to experience it as well (he's also a previous BMW owner).

The actual car delivery was great as well, of course the car looked amazing under the lights in the delivery center.

We ended up doing a bit of a cannon ball run from Greenville back to my home in central FL as the weather on the whole east coast wasn't great for a "fun" over night in Savanah.

A special shout out to a feature. As I mentioned my wife has a model Y with auto-steer and we've taken the full autopilot subscription as well to try it. I had no idea how good BMW's Drivers Assistance Pro would work. Auto-steer is great and when you get stuck in traffic it will let you go full hands free. Yeah yeah, I know we buy these to be drivers cars (and it is an incredible drivers car) but when you're trying to cover 540 miles in 7 hours, a little bit of auto-steer provided a much needed break (especially since we had rain for most of the drive).

My son (who's 8) is also a BMW fan and when I took him to karate camp this morning in the new car he said Dad - i like this a lot better than the porsche we had. The kid is a car guy already and can pick out most exotics by their exhaust note alone.

I know many of you are anxiously waiting for your delivery. Yes the delays suck. My CA was incredible throughout the entire process and I never felt like I was in the dark about where and when my car was. But most importantly, this car is worth the wait!

And finally - a few pictures from the delivery experience.
Beautiful spec!

Crazy coincidence, I took delivery of my m3c in the same pcd room earlier this year. Worked with Next Level Auto Brokers as well.

Congrats and enjoy in good health!
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Congrats!

I have the same colour combo inside-out

Please tell me more about 992S, why do you find it boring?
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Congratulations! Beautiful car! That's the best thing about it, it's great in everything! I'm picking up my M3C next Thursday from Greenville as well and taking my dad with me!
Can't wait!
Looking forward to the drive back not as long though, but hopefully it's not raining 😆
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I have the same colour combo inside-out

Please tell me more about 992S, why do you find it boring?
The 992 was just too put together for me. I can't explain it well. Every time I drove the car, I'd put my foot into it, take some high speed corners and say to myself - that wasn't that fun. Then I'd think back to my F80 and say - wait, I had way more fun in that car (for less money too). Of course say this with Porsche purists and your blaspheming Ferdinand Porsche himself.

The thing is - on paper my 992S WAS faster than my F80 (except in a straight line). Never once felt faster. Now in my F90? Sure the 992 felt more nimble, dimensionally smaller, more prone to change direction quickly - it should, it weighs over 1,000 pounds less. I still like my F90 better (and I've got more $$$ tied up in the F90 than I did the 992).

There's a whole thread on it over at renn list if you'd like to read. All 26 pages of it. I started the thread and made a few comments along the way - but it definitely went off the rails. (hope we're allowed to cross post).

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