F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > General F30 Sedan / F32 Coupe / F36 Gran Coupe Forum > Must-have features?
MINHS Auto Care Center
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-11-2012, 08:05 AM   #23
CKau
First Lieutenant
7
Rep
387
Posts

 
Drives: F30 328i
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: sydney, australia

iTrader: (0)

If you want a sporty drive then definitely
1. Adaptive m suspension (minimise body roll w max comfort)
2. Sports seats (or opt for sportsline which has these). You will need the bolster support

My personal preferences
1. Sunroof - brightens up the cabin and adds the feeling of luxury. It is practical in warm climates as a fast way of cooling without aircon. I dont like winding windows all the way down as the buffeting is too noisy and dries my eyes
2. Park assist - in case someone else other than me is driving the car such as gf, parents. Mitigates against kerb scraping.

I have chosen the heated seats but now debating their worth. Thoughts?
Appreciate 0
      11-11-2012, 09:17 AM   #24
jzcrna
Captain
31
Rep
904
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 BMW 335i Sedan
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Florida

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JMAX
335
xDrive
Xenons (though included with 335)
Sunroof (though included with 335)
Navigation
Seated Heats
Harman Kardon
Enhanced Bluetooth
M Package Steering Wheel (any wheel but the standard one!)

Satellite Radio (despite its increasing decay in fidelity, and as much as I hate to admit it, I have to have it.)-
Sport auto transmission
Xenons
USB with enhanced Bluetooth
Satellite radio
Sport seats with lumbar support and side bolsters (the standard 335i sportline seats)

I agree with the satellite radio. It's terrible, but a necessary evil. The sound quality is dreadful. Remember when they were marketing it as "CD quality" when it first came out. HD radio is awesome if only satellite could do this somehow.
Appreciate 0
      11-11-2012, 02:34 PM   #25
webdither
Lieutenant
United_States
18
Rep
578
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i M Sport
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron Scott View Post
In the end its all personal, but here's my list. I'm forgetting about package-budnles here and just putting down what I found compelling. Its in order but not perfectly so.

1. 335
2. xDrive
3. VSS
3. Navigation
4. Xenon/adaptive headlights/auto brights
5. All iPhone stuff
6. Heated front seats
7. M Steering wheel
8. Wood on dash
9. no-Leather
Is it an automatic? If so you're missing the Sport Auto! Must-have option.
__________________
2014 M235i | July 2nd Euro Delivery | Manual | Estoril Blue / Terra | Tech, Premium, HK Audio, & Driver Assist | M Performance Exhaust, Stainless Steel Pedals, Black Kidney Grilles

Euro Delivery Trip Report
Appreciate 0
      11-11-2012, 09:52 PM   #26
Jackson743
Lieutenant
9
Rep
475
Posts

 
Drives: 335i M-Sport/EBII/ED 12/5
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA

iTrader: (0)

Options

335i
M-Sport in EBII
M5 Replica Wheels (I know it is not OEM)
M-Performance Brakes
Dynamic Suspension
H&R Sport Springs
Sport AT with Floppy Paddles
Venetian Beige Leather
Bluetooth
Appreciate 0
      11-11-2012, 10:09 PM   #27
hans007
First Lieutenant
3
Rep
302
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 328i estoril blue
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: culver city, ca

iTrader: (0)

this is all i thought was essential when i ordered my 328i , didn't think anything else was really worth spending money that could be spent on other things non car related

m-sport
sport auto
xenons
estoril blue paint (ok maybe this one is not a must have...)
and i'll activate sirius since i probably couldn't drive a car without it at this point (i've had XM or sirius since 2005...)

i actually want leatherette (leather in my audi is kind of warped after 3 years, and itll be similar quality "dakota" in the 3) , i never use a sunroof (had it in my last 2 cars), dont care about adaptive suspension since im fine with sport all the time, dont care about nav (android phone is probably better at entering destination to begin with), dont care about all the tech doodads like parking / rear view. didnt think h&k sounded much better than stock (and i listen to mostly sirius anyway which is low bitrate..)

i did sort of want the HUD just for the cool factor, but can't get it seperate from nav... so that was the one thing
Appreciate 0
      11-11-2012, 11:14 PM   #28
Sharp_Cai
Lieutenant
Sharp_Cai's Avatar
7
Rep
532
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 BMW 335i
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Fremont, CA

iTrader: (0)

Must Have
1. Tech package
2. Sports Auto
3. M sport 19 inch wheel
4. DHP

I didn't get the third and fourth, cuz my wife wants the back up camera and PDC.
__________________
2013 BMW 335i EBII ///M Sport MPPK MPE 405M
Appreciate 0
      11-11-2012, 11:32 PM   #29
Digtlartst
Second Lieutenant
Digtlartst's Avatar
United_States
2
Rep
282
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90x 6MT Alpinweiss
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Inside The Beltway

iTrader: (0)

1 - 6MT
2 - X-Drive
3 - Sunroof
4 - Heated seats
5 - Leather
6 - Satellite radio
Appreciate 0
      11-12-2012, 07:26 AM   #30
Ron Scott
Captain
30
Rep
631
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335 M Sport
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Long Island

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by webdither View Post
Is it an automatic? If so you're missing the Sport Auto! Must-have option.
Right, missed it above but not on the order!
Appreciate 0
      11-12-2012, 08:11 AM   #31
MaestroAl
Major
United Kingdom
13
Rep
1,196
Posts

 
Drives: Superman 330D M Sport
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Xenons
Lumbar
Heated Seats
Harmon Kardon
Auto
Diesel
__________________
"Sleeper 335D xDrive M Sport" Glacier Silver / Black
ZMS | ZNP | ZVI | 2VF | 2VL | 3AG | 494 | 6NS | 8TH
Appreciate 0
      11-12-2012, 10:08 AM   #32
BMoutlaW
Team Blop
BMoutlaW's Avatar
United_States
14
Rep
253
Posts

 
Drives: F30 328i M-sport
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Renton, Washington

iTrader: (0)

1. M sport line +
2. 6 speed +
3. Lighting package +
4. Track package +

= GAMEOVER
__________________
Finally Famous!
Appreciate 0
      11-12-2012, 10:58 AM   #33
sean10mm
Private First Class
sean10mm's Avatar
United_States
1
Rep
195
Posts

 
Drives: '13 335i xDrive 6MT ZDH
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

335 - Got to have the straight 6 in my BMW.
xDrive - I love AWD, I'll never do without it again.
DHP - If you care about handling and are getting an xDrive this is a must-buy. Reminder: your xDrive Sport or M Sport doesn't get the sport suspension! And it's only $1,000.
6MT - I do not like automatics at all.
Appreciate 0
      11-12-2012, 11:06 AM   #34
MaestroAl
Major
United Kingdom
13
Rep
1,196
Posts

 
Drives: Superman 330D M Sport
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

I'm soooo jealous that you guys get xDrive over there. Woulda bought it in a second if it was any other engine than the 320i. I mean which idiot at BMW headquarters said English people who want 4WD want crappy, wheezy little engines?
__________________
"Sleeper 335D xDrive M Sport" Glacier Silver / Black
ZMS | ZNP | ZVI | 2VF | 2VL | 3AG | 494 | 6NS | 8TH
Appreciate 0
      11-12-2012, 11:40 AM   #35
sean10mm
Private First Class
sean10mm's Avatar
United_States
1
Rep
195
Posts

 
Drives: '13 335i xDrive 6MT ZDH
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaestroAl View Post
I'm soooo jealous that you guys get xDrive over there. Woulda bought it in a second if it was any other engine than the 320i. I mean which idiot at BMW headquarters said English people who want 4WD want crappy, wheezy little engines?
Yeah, but we're also denied other random options other markets get like M Sport brakes. There seems to be no pattern to it.
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2012, 02:51 PM   #36
EB_F30
Second Lieutenant
5
Rep
298
Posts

 
Drives: 13' M Sport 335 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Italy

iTrader: (0)

Hello everyone, new guy here, about to place my order next week. Looking for a little advice.

1. On the Dynamic Handling Pkg, what is this? What all does it do. I'm already getting the M Sport Line, and handling is a must for me. I don't mind dropping another 1k...I push my cars hard and want everything I can get out of them.

2. I'm also getting the Harman Kardon upgrade. I love a good stereo, for those that have it would you agree it is truly a great upgrade? I've only heard the stock on the 335 I test drove - which sounded fantastic!

3. The Navi upgrade, I'm going back and forth on this. Also back and fourht on the Tech pkg cause the HUD is a nice feature. Why they hell would they not just make the HUD a separate option...? I'd get it if it was. I want the Navi it but at $2150, that's just ridiculous. From what I've read above seems like a nice thing to have but most really don't even use it. I'm in Italy so I use GPS when I travel and would prefer to not have my Tom Tom mounted on my new 335 but again...the $2150 would be cash flow on some M Performance upgrades.

Thanks and can't wait to get my 335.
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2012, 03:30 PM   #37
webdither
Lieutenant
United_States
18
Rep
578
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i M Sport
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by EB_F30 View Post
1. On the Dynamic Handling Pkg, what is this? What all does it do. I'm already getting the M Sport Line, and handling is a must for me. I don't mind dropping another 1k...I push my cars hard and want everything I can get out of them.
In the US it is Adaptive Suspension and Variable Sport Steering. I can just barely notice the adaptive suspension and how it gets firmer in sport mode and softer in comfort. It's a pretty subtle difference really. The real star of this package is the Variable Sport Steering which really makes the steering feel dramatically better than the standard steering in Sport Mode. Makes the package worth it. If you're getting an Automatic make sure to also add on the Sport Auto.

Quote:
Originally Posted by EB_F30 View Post
2. I'm also getting the Harman Kardon upgrade. I love a good stereo, for those that have it would you agree it is truly a great upgrade? I've only heard the stock on the 335 I test drove - which sounded fantastic!
I found the HK to be a big improvement. But then I didn't find the stock system to be anywhere close to fantastic sounding so if you think the stock system sounds good then you might be fine with that.

Quote:
Originally Posted by EB_F30 View Post
3. The Navi upgrade, I'm going back and forth on this. Also back and fourht on the Tech pkg cause the HUD is a nice feature. Why they hell would they not just make the HUD a separate option...? I'd get it if it was. I want the Navi it but at $2150, that's just ridiculous. From what I've read above seems like a nice thing to have but most really don't even use it. I'm in Italy so I use GPS when I travel and would prefer to not have my Tom Tom mounted on my new 335 but again...the $2150 would be cash flow on some M Performance upgrades.
The screen that comes with the Nav really makes the car look a lot better. I was not a fan of the screen that comes with the car, was kinda cheap looking IMO. The Navi is very nice to have built into the car and combined with the HUD it's a nice option, overpriced probably, but right at what Navigation systems have cost in cars for eternity basically.
__________________
2014 M235i | July 2nd Euro Delivery | Manual | Estoril Blue / Terra | Tech, Premium, HK Audio, & Driver Assist | M Performance Exhaust, Stainless Steel Pedals, Black Kidney Grilles

Euro Delivery Trip Report
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2012, 03:54 PM   #38
Roki_014
Major
33
Rep
1,231
Posts

 
Drives: 2014 335i
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: chicago

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by EB_F30 View Post
Hello everyone, new guy here, about to place my order next week. Looking for a little advice.

1. On the Dynamic Handling Pkg, what is this? What all does it do. I'm already getting the M Sport Line, and handling is a must for me. I don't mind dropping another 1k...I push my cars hard and want everything I can get out of them.

2. I'm also getting the Harman Kardon upgrade. I love a good stereo, for those that have it would you agree it is truly a great upgrade? I've only heard the stock on the 335 I test drove - which sounded fantastic!

3. The Navi upgrade, I'm going back and forth on this. Also back and fourht on the Tech pkg cause the HUD is a nice feature. Why they hell would they not just make the HUD a separate option...? I'd get it if it was. I want the Navi it but at $2150, that's just ridiculous. From what I've read above seems like a nice thing to have but most really don't even use it. I'm in Italy so I use GPS when I travel and would prefer to not have my Tom Tom mounted on my new 335 but again...the $2150 would be cash flow on some M Performance upgrades.

Thanks and can't wait to get my 335.
I have numbers 2 and 3 and they are really good, the sound system is really good very loude, any louder than HK and i think you would need hearing aid in a year, the tech package is cool, it really sets the car a part, it makes it look fancy, the non nav screen looks like it came from honda plus the bottom of your gauges for fuel will be analog without the tech package, i do agree with you that the hud is a really cool feature and i like it a lot. The car would look better without the non-nav screen than with it
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2012, 03:56 PM   #39
EB_F30
Second Lieutenant
5
Rep
298
Posts

 
Drives: 13' M Sport 335 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Italy

iTrader: (0)

All great info, thanks. I'm going to do some more reading/research on the DH pkg but it sounds like a must for someone like me that really loves the performance aspect of these cars. I'd be getting a US spec car too, I'm Air Force stationed here. I've been in Italy about 7 months and there are some awesome roads here also just got back from Germany and I can't wait to take the 335 through those roads!

No auto for me but thanks for the heads up and thanks again for the good info.
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2012, 03:57 PM   #40
MaestroAl
Major
United Kingdom
13
Rep
1,196
Posts

 
Drives: Superman 330D M Sport
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by webdither View Post
The real star of this package is the Variable Sport Steering which really makes the steering feel dramatically better than the standard steering in Sport Mode.
I thought it was fairly well established that VSS does nothing to the steering that servotronic doesn't do in terms of "feel" and weight. And since servotronic is standard on nearly every model then VSS becomes irrelevant and a bit of a gay option for men to choose since it's just to help women park is all - nothing to do with driving at normal speeds. I wonder how many men would have chosen it if they'd known it was just a faster steering rack over 100* of lock to help parking?
__________________
"Sleeper 335D xDrive M Sport" Glacier Silver / Black
ZMS | ZNP | ZVI | 2VF | 2VL | 3AG | 494 | 6NS | 8TH
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2012, 04:12 PM   #41
EB_F30
Second Lieutenant
5
Rep
298
Posts

 
Drives: 13' M Sport 335 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Italy

iTrader: (0)

yup...I definitely have some reading to do. I don't need a fancy parking assist deal.
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2012, 04:15 PM   #42
MaestroAl
Major
United Kingdom
13
Rep
1,196
Posts

 
Drives: Superman 330D M Sport
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Talk to your dealer. there's a lot of conflicting info on this forum about VSS. It took me about two weeks before I finally decided I understood what it was and I asked two dealers. In the end, I opted for the adaptive suspension but not the VSS But find out for yourself exactly what the options do because the website is crap and tells you nothing and many dealers know less than your average enthusiast. Did anyone know how amazing the high beam assistant is before someone posted "OMG it's epic!"? I never read any literature that told you how clever it was and how it's revolutionary compared to previous high beam assists. I'm only lucky I got that because I added the visibility pack and it's part of it. had I not ordered it and then found out what it did, I'd have been pissed
__________________
"Sleeper 335D xDrive M Sport" Glacier Silver / Black
ZMS | ZNP | ZVI | 2VF | 2VL | 3AG | 494 | 6NS | 8TH
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2012, 04:22 PM   #43
sean10mm
Private First Class
sean10mm's Avatar
United_States
1
Rep
195
Posts

 
Drives: '13 335i xDrive 6MT ZDH
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

If it's a US spec car you can't get the Adaptive M suspension separately. You have to get the Dynamic Handling Package which includes the Variable Sport Steering.

And it's "gay"? Seriously? What are you, 13 years old?
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2012, 04:22 PM   #44
jsedlak
Lieutenant
jsedlak's Avatar
5
Rep
410
Posts

 
Drives: F30 335i 6spd
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Morristown, NJ

iTrader: (0)

All of them!
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:27 PM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST