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      03-13-2013, 04:52 PM   #34
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Drives: 2018 X3 M40i
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Originally Posted by Blubaron79 View Post
Awesome... When I was going to oder a 2012 E92 it wasn't an option. One of the reasons I kept my 2009.
This changed during the E9x->F30 transition.

Originally Posted by alexmtl_135i View Post
I think for once the packages are nicely made. They kind of make sense and you don't have to take a whole package to get one of the things really needed.

1. Navigation should be standard on any BMW nowadays
2. So should the heated front seats and alarm.

Negative. People are cheap. Even when spending $40K on a car, some people get really annoyed that a $2K navigation is more expensive and has less features than their $200 smart phone. So they refuse to pay. And BMW can't give away Nav "for free" on a $40K car, so they let people pay the premium. When you get into the $70K base price, then there is enough margin to include it for free.
2018 X3 M40i - current
2016 M3 - sold
2013 ActiveHybrid 3 - sold
2012 M3 coupe - sold