Thread: Final options!
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      07-21-2012, 04:46 PM   #2
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Drives: AMG GTS + 640d GC + 330d T
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Warwickshire, England

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Garage List
Options List 101

Absolute Must Haves for safety, comfort and strong residuals
Auto transmission
Driver Comfort Pack (cruise control, servotronic power assist, Rear PDC)
Visibility Pack (xenons, LED corona DRL and rear lights, cornering function, headlamp assist, rain/light sensors)
DAB radio
Bluetooth and Telephone USB connectivity
Sliding armrest in ES models

Highly Recommended
Professional Media and SatNav
Front PDC
Electric wing mirrors, reverse dipping and anti glare
Sun protection pack (cheaper than Independant dealer fit)

Can reduce insurance premiums in UK by upto 25% in UK from 2013
City Collision Avoidance system
Lane Assist
Blind Spot Sensor

Suits some folks very well if you can spare the cash
Reverse camera
Park Assist
Comfort Access
Extended Storage
Extended Lighting
Head Up Display
Harmon Kardon audio upgrade

Absolute Waste of Money
Night Vision and Pedestrian Recognition
Internet / Apps / BMW Live
TV function
Grey shade band on windscreen as standalone option

Future Proof your car: rubbish today but will be important in a few years with bmw upgrades
DAB radio
Voice Control
Connected Drive Apps

Deliberately avoiding comment on exterior colours, models, wheels, interior trims and seat upholstery as hey are very personal: one man's fruit is another's poison though we all know BMW crs re often sensitive to th right spec.