Originally Posted by martinf79
Checking this w/ my head office contact in Canada ...
Just checked w/ head office in Canada - new iDrive is definitely (100%) not going to be released on MY2013 F30s other than AH3. BMW (as w/ most smart organizations) hold off on rolling out new-news all at once. This way they can maintain steady customer interest (as sales would slowly die off if they launched w/ all models and options in year 1 - ie. launch base F30, M Sport, M3, Coupe, Wagon, new iDrive, 335M, 335is, 340i, etc). What would sales figures look like for the next 5 years of the products lifecycle? This way there is constant flow of new enhancements and value add being funnelled into the marketing engine.
I personally would like to get the most bang for my buck and get a model early in its lifecycle (year 1 is usually buggy, but year 2 most bugs worked out) and your car still looks like the new 2017 model 5 years from now)... as opposed to buying the decked out, fully updated, fastest version of a soon to be obsolete model the year before the new gen version is launched.
Also confirmed that M Sport Suspension and M Sport Adaptive Suspension are both droped by the same height - 10mm (as we suspected)...