08-02-2011, 02:57 PM
Drives: Z4 35is
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Westchester, NY
My Z4 35is European Delivery and Automotive Vacation (tons of pics!)
I returned last week from an amazing trip to Europe to pick up my new weekend toy … I figured I would post ~80 pictures to walk you through some notable parts of my vacation (most of them are from my friend’s DSLR but a few are from my Blackberry).
So my friend and I flew Lufthansa from JFK to Frankfurt … very nice airline!
We were greeted by a Z4 and an M3 in the airport …
We picked up our Audi A3 1.6 Diesel and began our 2 hour drive to The Nurburgring …
After walking around a little bit we crashed early because we had to wake up early for our 8 AM Ring “race-car” rental … it was a 130hp FWD Suzuki Swift Sport prepped for The Ring (roll-cage, tires, brakes, etc.) … what an amazing experience! … I almost went deaf when a GT2RS blew by me at WOT … it didn’t help that it was raining on some parts of the track but we decided to hire an instructor for the first couple laps to help speed up the learning curve … overall it was a ton of fun!
Some more awesome Ring pics …
After each doing 4 laps on The Ring we drove ~6 hours in the Audi to Munich and checked in at the Sofitel (beautiful hotel!) …
We spent the whole next day exploring Munich …
The next morning we hopped in a pervious-generation S-Class Taxi to head the <15 minutes to BMW Welt for my European Delivery …
This was the start of the most exciting part of the trip!
The whole delivery process was top-notch … they treat you like a king the entire time … when you arrive you first do some paperwork and then they let you hang out in the lounge with tons of free food and drinks …
Once it was my time (8:50 AM), a European Delivery specialist greeted me and took me to a technology room for an info session about the car I was about to take delivery of … they walk you through the design, performance, safety, etc … BTW, the E89 Z4 was designed by 2 women …
After all of that was over it was time for the actual delivery … I began walking down the “stairway to Heaven” and peered over the side and spotted my new Z4 (it wasn’t hard to pick out) … the European Delivery Specialist then pulls out a handheld device that made the floor underneath the car start spinning allowing me to see her from every angle …
When I made it to the bottom, the European Delivery Specialist showed me all the features of the car …
Then I had a chance to do a couple victory laps inside BMW Welt while visitors watched from above before proceeding to exit in my new car …
After giving my car to the valet at BMW welt with less than 1 mile on it, we hit the gift shop and then took a walk over to the BMW Museum … some of the museum was closed due to water damage from a recent storm, but we were able to see a decent amount of it ..
View of the BMW Headquarters from BMW Welt …
2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is - Sold on 10/09/13 - Atacama Yellow over Black Alcantara/Leather - Euro Delivery on 7/19/2011! - Write-Up/Pictures!
2011 BMW X6 xDrive35i - Sold on 4/19/12 - Alpine White over Saddle Brown Nevada Leather -PCD on 8/5/2010! -
2005 BMW Competition M3 - Sold on 12/11/10 - Silver Gray Metallic over Black Nappa Leather
Last edited by Rac10000; 08-09-2011 at 01:13 PM.