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      11-10-2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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F30 Interior Lighting Demo

I've always been impressed by the interior lighting in the F30. The colour is nice, the cabin is well lit up and the ambient lighting at night time with the lights on is gorgeous. I have mine in "Mode Luxury" so it's white.

Anyway, there have been many threads on the night time ambient lighting - on the doors, pillars, roof, etc...

However, I don't recall anything on what I've spotted!

The main lights in the roof are also very clever. Unlock the car and they all come on (that's centre, right & left individual lights, both front and back as you will know). But here's the nice touch, if you open the drivers door (or passenger doors, but we'll use the driver as an example for now) the relevant individual light/reading light will illuminate further whilst the rest of the cabin is dulled, highlighting the driver compartment only. When you're in and the door is shut, the footwell lights that were activated shut off and the rest of the interior is once again illuminated.

It's just the little things like that which make you smile, so I thought a video was in order!
I've even made it 1080p for you

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pretty sweet, the lights outside under the handles of the doors. is that a standard feature? i have it and love it but not sure if i paid extra for it or not...
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pretty sweet, the lights outside under the handles of the doors. is that a standard feature? i have it and love it but not sure if i paid extra for it or not...
I think it is either a Line only feature (Sport, Modern, Luxury, M Sport) or high engine as standard feature (28i, 30d, 35i) but I couldn't be sure. Think I've seen a 320d EfficientDynamics with them on though, unless they are an optional extra on that.
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I feel quiet comfortable with the all-over software logic. The way the interior and exterior lighting behaves is one example. Discrete but very functional.
Other example is the logic behand the High Beam assist combined with adaptive Xenons; really impressiv and state of the art (see other threads).
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pretty sweet, the lights outside under the handles of the doors. is that a standard feature? i have it and love it but not sure if i paid extra for it or not...
Only on the Line series...not standard on ES or SE....but is on ED
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I feel quiet comfortable with the all-over software logic. The way the interior and exterior lighting behaves is one example. Discrete but very functional.
Other example is the logic behand the High Beam assist combined with adaptive Xenons; really impressiv and state of the art (see other threads).
Indeed! Nice isn't it.
Funny you should mention High Beam Assist, I just added a video of that (with Adaptive Xenon's obviously) to my High Beam Assistant thread:
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Indeed! Nice isn't it.
Funny you should mention High Beam Assist, I just added a video of that (with Adaptive Xenon's obviously) to my High Beam Assistant thread:
Cool !! Indeed impressive
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pretty sweet, the lights outside under the handles of the doors. is that a standard feature? i have it and love it but not sure if i paid extra for it or not...
Only on the Line series...not standard on ES or SE....but is on ED
What do you mean by ES SE and ED?
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It's the Extended Interior Lighting Package you're speaking of. (563) which is standard on most 3 series but "line" specific. Can't remember quite what model you need to order to get it but it's on most

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Extended lighting. Door handle lighting, LED reading lights at the front and rear with ambient lighting, front footwell lights, vanity mirror lighting for driver and front passenger, and LED luggage compartment light.
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What do you mean by ES SE and ED?
These are trim levels.
In UK hierarchy, it looks likes this for the 3 Series range:
ES (Poverty Spec) - do not buy this
ED (EfficientDynamics Edition 320d), SE (This is where you should start and then move further on if your budget allows)
Sport Line (max. 320i/d)
Modern Line
Luxury Line, M Sport

This differs for the US and other continents.
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These are trim levels.
In UK hierarchy, it looks likes this for the 3 Series range:
ES (Poverty Spec) - do not buy this
ED (EfficientDynamics Edition 320d), SE (This is where you should start and then move further on if your budget allows)
Sport Line (max. 320i/d)
Modern Line
Luxury Line, M Sport

This differs for the US and other continents.
ok thanks. I understand it now. I live in the US never seen those, thats why I was wondering. Thanks again though!
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i just love the lighting under the door handles
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I noticed that your "armed" light flashes under the mirror upon locking the vehicle. I don't think mine does. Is that part of your premium package? Also, since getting the dealer to permanently disable the A.S.S., i've noticed two things:

1. It doesn't matter weather the A.S.S. button is lit or not. It does not activate at all after this modification.
2. All of my exterior door lights illuminate when putting the vehicle in reverse.

Just thought i'd add my $.02 to the discussion. Ha!
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The lights on the door handles come with the "light package", its not line specific (the interiors are) but how/when/with what you can get the package depends on your location.
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pretty sweet, the lights outside under the handles of the doors. is that a standard feature? i have it and love it but not sure if i paid extra for it or not...
it is a standard feature for 328i
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I noticed that your "armed" light flashes under the mirror upon locking the vehicle. I don't think mine does. Is that part of your premium package? Also, since getting the dealer to permanently disable the A.S.S., i've noticed two things:

1. It doesn't matter weather the A.S.S. button is lit or not. It does not activate at all after this modification.
2. All of my exterior door lights illuminate when putting the vehicle in reverse.

Just thought i'd add my $.02 to the discussion. Ha!
We don't have "Premium Package" here in the UK.

But, if you're referring to the alarm system, it is fitted as standard on all BMW models at no extra cost.
My 2006 520d, 2009 330d and 2012 328i have all exhibited this behaviour upon locking.
Every BMW I've seen does the same.
If the car alarm has been activated or tampered, the light will flash rapidly upon vehicle entrance. An iDrive message may be displayed but I'm not sure - haven't set it off in my 328i.

Can't help you with your ASS , but you should still be able to activate it.
Interesting on the exterior lights in reverse. I haven't noticed this but I shall take note next time I hit R in the dark. May not be applicable here in the UK for law differences.
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Is lighting on the pillar standard on a sport line 328?
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