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      08-24-2013, 04:23 AM   #1
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Hi All,

There's probably a thread about this already but I thought it would be great to see what people currently driving 1 series thought would be mandatory optional extras?

I'm going next week Saturday to my local BMW dealership to build and sign the paperwork for a new 118i. What is everyone's thoughts and opinions on the optionals you've got on your BMW's?
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I think what you are asking is what are the best options to have fitted when ordering a new car.

Depends on your budget and needs really as well as which variant, Sport, Urban, M Sport but many people like:-

Full Black Display
Extended Bluetooth
Xenon headlights or Visibility pack if you want adaptive
Adaptive suspension
Full leather
Speaker upgrade

Plenty of other things to throw money at but if you intend to keep the car only a few years, probably not worth it as they won't add value although very few options do really.
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      08-24-2013, 05:48 AM   #3
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I personally wouldn't own a F2x without Xenon's and M Sport..
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M sport brake
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Yeah i was definitely going to go for M-Sport with the Standard M-Sport interior.

Definitely:
M-Sport brakes
Xenons
HK Sound system
Professional Navigation
PDC Front & Rear

Not to sure:
Adaptive suspension
Speed Limit info (I'm a speed freak)
Automatic air-con
Rear Parking Camera
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I can't live without cruise control, even in the suburbs.
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I can't live without cruise control, even in the suburbs.
Okay that seems like a good optional for the long journeys I'll go on... Once in a while
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      08-24-2013, 07:06 AM   #8
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Upgrade the audio, it is shockingly bad. Normally, I don't care about the speakers as I can't really tell the difference but the first thing I noticed about my F20 were the speakers as they were beyond terrible.
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Upgrade the audio, it is shockingly bad. Normally, I don't care about the speakers as I can't really tell the difference but the first thing I noticed about my F20 were the speakers as they were beyond terrible.
I'm definitely going to get the Harman Kardon Sound System. I love my music it is without any hesitation one of the first optionals I'm putting on
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You should add automatic air-con, it's more practical in sunny days and the dash looks better too
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You should add automatic air-con, it's more practical in sunny days and the dash looks better too
I'll keep considering it but it's quiet an expensive option here in South Africa.
It's R6 600 which i think is around 2 134 RON in Romania.
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In my country automatic air con is included in some packages, I don't think you can see a new BMW with manual air con. I guess it's related to the main dealer politics to preselect or not some options...
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In my country automatic air con is included in some packages, I don't think you can see a new BMW with manual air con. I guess it's related to the main dealer politics to preselect or not some options...
True. Is there any other optionals you think I should definitely select?
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1. Xenon Lights
2. Auto Air-Con
3. Sport or M Steering
4. Light Package
5. Storage Package
6. Sport, Urban or M-Sport Pack
7. Hi-Fi of HK System
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Thanks for all the help everyone. One last question. Will my BMW come with iDrive touch?
I am ordering the professional navigation.
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Thanks for all the help everyone. One last question. Will my BMW come with iDrive touch?
I am ordering the professional navigation.
Yup
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Yeah i was definitely going to go for M-Sport with the Standard M-Sport interior.

Definitely:
M-Sport brakes
Xenons
HK Sound system
Professional Navigation
PDC Front & Rear

Not to sure:
Adaptive suspension
Speed Limit info (I'm a speed freak)
Automatic air-con
Rear Parking Camera
That's quite a nicely spec'd 118i. You should consider a sunroof especially considering SA weather. I love having the light stream through my roof while I'm driving. It also looks really cool tilted up while driving!

I think you should definitely go with the speed limit info. It really sucks sometimes when you don't know the speed limit on the road. Next time for me...

Are you going with manual/auto/sport auto?
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Here's a summary of the options I have or had:


Mandatory options

- Rain and Light sensor. The rain sensor isn't perfect though so you might sometimes have to control the wipers manually.

- The console display. My first F20 came without it and the empty space in the center just gave the car an unfinished feel. The E87 had a nice storage compartment instead, I guess this is one of BMW's tricks to encourage you to get either the radio upgrade or one of the navigation systems.

- Cruisecontrol is definitely a no brainer if you spend a lot of time on the highway.

- Rear parking sensor. It shows fairly accurate radar image on the console screen of how much space you have left.

- Fog Lights. I don't care about the Fog Lights but they are the minimum requirement for heated rear view mirrors. Condensed rear view mirrors are just a big safety hazard when going up the highway :/

- Sport Seats. Comfortable and better support.


Nice to have

- Sensatec aka leatherette seats. Fairly low cost option and makes the car a nicer place to be in. Might not be the best thing in SA climate as it can get very warm.

- Servotronic steering feels more precise and more consistent in how much assistance it provides.

- Variable sport steering : actually a combination of 2 options : the variable part increases the effect of the steering wheel beyond 90 degrees, the sport part increases the resistance in sport mode. Very odd combination as you'll find most use of the variable part when parking or making slow sharp turns. Those are times where you don't want heavy steering.

- Business Navigation : poor interface compared to Google Maps, but it's nicely integrated

- Professional Navigation : bigger screen and shows a direction arrow and distance next to the map. With business you can only have either one but not the 2 at the same time.


Conditional options

- Harman Kardon if you have your own collection of mp3s. You'll hear every imperfection very clearly so low quality mp3s will be unsatisfying and radio noise just plain annoying. The radio reception in the F20 is the poorest of any car I've ever been in by the way.

- Auto aircon is dual zone and has 2 temperature knobs. If you find yourself changing the temperature often (like me), having to change 2 knobs is actually more annoying than the single knob on the manual aircon.

- Sport steering wheel if you spec variable sport steering. The increased steering weight in sport mode makes you want to grab the steering wheel more firmly, the basic steering wheel is too thin to do this.


Unnecessary

- Rear view camera. I don't have it but I don't see it giving any benefit over the radar image on the display.

- Leather seats. The leather is heavily processed to make it more durable, but this also gives it a more synthetic feel. It isn't much different from Sensatec and the increased cost isn't worth it. Only necessary if you want seats in a color other than black as Sensatec only comes in that color. The oyster seats don't get as hot as the darker colors so it might be a good option in a warm environment if you want leather.


Nice, but beware:

- Sport Line. Although it includes useful options such as sport seats and a sport steering wheel, you're probably cheaper off if you spec those individually. If you really want the red stitching on the steering wheel and the chrome on the console then go for it. The sport line or the M Sport pack gives you the torque/BHP screen on the display though.
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- Sport Line. Although it includes useful options such as sport seats and a sport steering wheel, you're probably cheaper off if you spec those individually. If you really want the red stitching on the steering wheel and the chrome on the console then go for it. The sport line or the M Sport pack gives you the torque/BHP screen on the display though.
How do I access torque/BHP on the display on my sportline?
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Xenons are a must for me. It improves visibility no end, and even if you were not concerned with visibility (but who wouldn't be?) then it improves the look of the vehicle considerably.

Also HK audio i wouldn't have suggested, however, having a hire car without HK audio just makes me realise how good HK audio is , so thumbs up for this too
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How do I access torque/BHP on the display on my sportline?
When you put the car into Sport mode you should see on the display an option for 'Sport Display' or something similar, select this and the dials appear.

I'm not sure if this available without Prof Media though. Someone else may be able to confirm

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How do I access torque/BHP on the display on my sportline?
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I'm not sure if this available without Prof Media though. Someone else may be able to confirm
As you said, only available if you have the Professional Navi.

One other thing, at least in Greece, if you spec the option of the sport line seperetaly (as individual extras), they they will cost more (around 150 Euro more).
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