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September 13, 2020 at 4:52 pm #123762Jan Atkinson-Carr
I know a few of us have ordered or are looking at ordering the 2 GC.
This thread is to monitor delivery times and specs.
Please comment if you have ordered one, with which spec and your lead times.
November 20, 2020 at 12:11 pm #129904Atiq Urrehman
Lord muc do you know what the top speed is on the motability modelNovember 20, 2020 at 5:22 pm #129969Lord Muc
Atiq, the quoted top speed is 133, I believe it can easily do that, in its stride. A friend told me, his was coasting at near 100. 😉November 20, 2020 at 8:54 pm #129987Atiq Urrehman
Lord Muc that is quite good, probaby will do even more if you got the stage 1 remap which get you an extra 30 or so bhpNovember 20, 2020 at 9:50 pm #129998Brad
I don’t think you’re allowed to remap a motability car. Correct me if I’m wrong?November 21, 2020 at 6:16 am #130005Atiq Urrehman
Probably not but they would never knowNovember 21, 2020 at 8:10 am #130006Lord Muc
Atiq, true, but you may run into an insurance issue, if there is a claim. It is not your car, just be wary, of any performance enhancements or mods.November 21, 2020 at 11:57 am #130026ajnParticipant
@Jan seem you girls too are loving these BMW’s, my Daughter sent a pic saying she’s spoiling herself..November 21, 2020 at 1:01 pm #130041Footloose
Atiq a Motability vehicle is not a vehicle I would remap and to be honest I feel it is wrong to do so considering it’s use is not for racing but being mobile and enjoying without the need for breaking speed limits and puting both yourself and others at risk.November 21, 2020 at 1:31 pm #130049Jan
Congrats to your daughter @ajn. She’s going to love it.
I agree with you Footloose, Motability cars shouldn’t be used to drive like a maniac, we’re very lucky to have the scheme to keep us mobile and even luckier if we can afford the APs on BMWs etc.November 21, 2020 at 2:03 pm #130054ajn
@Atiq, some good advice there from the members,
let’s stay safe out there….
qoute from which TV show..November 21, 2020 at 2:10 pm #130056file28Participant
Hill Street blues, I believe
"the world is full of kings and queens who blind your eyes and steal your dreams-its heaven and hell "(RJD)
Seat Ateca FR Black Edition 2.0tsi 190 dsg 4drive Nevada WhiteNovember 21, 2020 at 3:13 pm #130061ajnParticipantNovember 22, 2020 at 12:46 am #130098ElliotParticipant
@Atiq, just be careful as they can tell when you get it serviced. The only way if you want to take a risk is to fit a tuning box but if you get caught with it be prepared to be thrown off the scheme or if you have an accident and it gets discovered just remember you won’t be covered by insurance.November 22, 2020 at 1:39 am #130099Brad
I believe even modded exhaust are against motability rules. I believe the class a dash cam as a mod and Audi told me a few year back you have to ask motability if you want a dash cam fittedDecember 6, 2020 at 12:44 pm #131399Lord Muc
The gc, is getting a special edition in some markets, the “Black Shadow”.
New spoiler, black grill, extra flood light on wing mirror, maybe upgrade to ambient lighting.December 6, 2020 at 8:38 pm #131439Footloose
Hi all I hope your well,had a call from dealer the other day to say I may have my car (GC m sport/Misano blue)for Xmas if not by the 30th December …that was great news given the year it has been for many 🤞December 6, 2020 at 10:54 pm #131455Lord Muc
Thats brilliant. 👏December 8, 2020 at 10:57 am #131564Carl
How is everyone getting along with their 2 series GC?
Hiw is the drive? Any little surprises you’ve discovered??
Any issues that you have discovered???December 8, 2020 at 12:05 pm #131575LDC7080
I would be happy to know what the power is like. at only 220mn torque i dont get the impression overtaking will be a common practice.December 8, 2020 at 9:18 pm #131623Lord Muc
Ldc, its not a problem. The car sounds good, its not a car imho, that you thrash around corners, but its absolutely beautiful on a motorway, swift, silent and comfortable.December 8, 2020 at 9:23 pm #131624Lord Muc
Carl, the only issue, I can think of is the steering wheel could be smaller, I know its the same as in other BMW’s, but compared to my msport x1, its just seems larger! Lovely so far, so comfortable and stylish.December 9, 2020 at 1:41 pm #131664Jan
<p style=”text-align: left;”>I’m loving mine. So smooth to drive and the tech is great. The only thing I’d say is it’s a little thirsty around town.</p>December 9, 2020 at 7:11 pm #131717Carl
Nice to hear your experiences.
I ordered my M sport gc in july for a mid december date. Had an email yesterday to say that the sales exec I ordered car with has left the company, hadn’t order the vehicle correctly and another order will have to be processed with another 3 months wait.
I’m fuming, does this warrant a complaint to bmw??December 10, 2020 at 8:27 am #131743Lord Muc
Carl, thats awful, yes, in the first place, I would complain to motorbility, the order must have been placed as you would have some paperwork and authorisation from motobility, this sounds like an excuse from the dealer to move your ordered car to a private sale, however, if you are not used to dealing with car sales, staff change all the time, and that is why you need to build a dialogue with the salesman, and keep a close eye, on the cars journey, by emailing or preferably phoning for regular updates, so if someone leaves, you know the name of the individual who has taken responsibility for the orders. It also stresses the importance of a decent deposit, IMHO, so you have shown commitment to the the sale. If motobility accepted the order, and after taking advice from them, at the earliest opportunity, you should also make an appointment with the new motorbility guy, and the dealer principal, to discuss options, on sourcing a stock car, and some form of compensation, like a reduction in AP, or some free or at cost extras. This close to Q4 and he uncertainty over brexit, I would be inclined to look at the audi Q3, which is a cracker of the car. Good luck.December 10, 2020 at 10:28 am #131749Carl
Thanks for your advice Lord muc, funnily enough I had the order print out from bmw detailing the car that I ordered but I have never recieved any paperwork from mobility – this is going to be my first car so I don’t really know the process.
Can I assume that the original sales exec ordered a car but not through mobility?? Disappointed by the whole experience tbh.