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      06-26-2016, 08:09 PM   #1
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My F31 320d Luxury

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I've always loved BMW's and now I got a F31 320d for a great price. I couldn't lose the deal so I had to skip some extras I'd like to have in my car. It's the Luxury version and the option chosen by the previous owner are listed bellow:

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XE7 IND.INTERIEUR T.PIANO FINISH, BLACK 
1CA SELECTION COP RELEVANT VEHICLES 
2H2 18"A. WHEELS MULTI-SPOKE STYLE 416 
2PA LOCKING WHEEL BOLTS 
2TB SPORT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 
216 SERVOTRONIC 
230 EU SPECIFIC ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT 
249 MULTI-FUNCTION FOR STEERING WHEEL 
258 RUNFLAT TYRES 
3AA ROOF RAILS BLACK 
302 ALARM SYSTEM 
320 MODEL DESIGNATION, DELETION 
4AE ARMREST FRONT RETRACTABLE 
4DM HIGH.TRIM FIN. PEARL GLOSS CHROME 
423 FLOOR MATS, VELOUR 
428 WARNING TRIANGLE 
430 INT/EXT RR VW MIRROR W AUT ANTI-DAZZLE 
431 INTERIOR RR VW MIRROR W AUT ANTI-D 
465 THROUGH-LOAD SYSTEM 
488 LUMBAR SUPPORT DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER 
493 STORAGE COMPARTMENT PACKAGE 
494 SEAT HEATING F DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER 
5DC FOLDING REAR-SEAT HEADRESTS 
502 HEADLIGHT WASHER SYSTEM 
508 PARK DISTANCE CONTROL (PDC) 
520 FOGLIGHTS 
521 RAIN SENSOR 
522 XENON LIGHT 
534 AUTOMATIC AIR CONDITIONING 
544 CRUISE CONTROL WITH BRAKING FUNCTION 
563 LIGHTS PACKAGE 
6AA BMW TELESERVICES 
6AB CONTROL TELESERVICES 
6NH HANDS-FREE FACILITY W. USB INTERFAC 
6S3 LANGUAGE VERSION PORTUGESE 
6WA INSTRUMENT CLUSTER W. EXTENDED CONT 
606 NAVIGATION SYSTEM BUSINESS 
676 HIFI LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM 
698 AREA-CODE 2 
7NH SERVICE INCLUSIVE 5/100 
7S2 LUXURY LINE 
710 M LEATHER STEERING WHEEL 
760 INDIVIDUAL HIGH-GLOSS SATIN CHROME 
775 INDIVIDUAL ROOF-LINING ANTHRACITE 
8KA OELSERVICE INT. 30.000 KM/24 MONTHS 
8SC COUNTRY SPEC. RELEASE OF TELESERVICE 
8SM VIN, VISIBLE FROM OUTSIDE 
8S3 AUTOMATIC LOCK WHEN DRIVING AWAY 
8V6 STICKER NCAP SPAN/PORTU/FRANZ 
889 PORTUGUESE / ON-BOARD DOCUMENTATION

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I really would love that the car had the full M package (exterior and interior trim, sport seats, M suspension and M brakes. For now, I only have the M steering wheel with the automatic sport transmission.

All of these M options are possible to retrofit right?

I think I have the standard suspension I have. My doubt on this subject is because when you go the to Portuguese BMW car configurator, when you choose the Luxury package, the only thing I'm asked is if I'd like to add the M adaptive suspension, the M suspension or to "remove the sport suspension". Does it comes with some kind of sport suspension? Is there anyway I can confirm this? Because the list taken from the VIN above doens't mention any kind of suspension in the options.

What about the professional iDrive, rear camera with parking assist and sport seats? Can these be retrofitted too?
The seats is what I miss the most. I tend to slip a little bit on these ones making faster rides a little more uncomfortable.

As for problems I notice in the car, I can only feel a slight vibration on the wheel when I'm driving above a certain speed and my hood is slightly misaligned. It looks like it a bit high on the left side (as it is possible to see in the last picture).
Are these common problems?

The car has only 29000 km's and I still have 2 years of the BMW Inclusive service (5 years or 100000 km's).

As for the rest, I'm loving the car.
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Congrats on a beautiful wagon!

You've got the nice M Sport steering wheel and the SAT.

It's possible to retrofit the exterior M Sport packages and the wheel suspension, but it will be expensive.

Maybe a better option to go aftermarket, at least with the suspension and fit some coilovers if you decide to spend the money.
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      06-27-2016, 09:38 AM   #3
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Congrats on a beautiful wagon!

You've got the nice M Sport steering wheel and the SAT.

It's possible to retrofit the exterior M Sport packages and the wheel suspension, but it will be expensive.

Maybe a better option to go aftermarket, at least with the suspension and fit some coilovers if you decide to spend the money.
Although I know the aftermarket solutions are good, I really only like to use OEM material. Makes the car more valuable when re-selling after a couple of years. That's why I prefer the M suspension.
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      06-27-2016, 09:52 AM   #4
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Although I know the aftermarket solutions are good, I really only like to use OEM material. Makes the car more valuable when re-selling after a couple of years.
I understand that.

The static M Sport suspension is probably not that expensive to retrofit. But only lower the car by 10mm so the difference might be hard to even notice.

The M Performance suspension is an additional 10mm lower if I remember correctly.
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      06-27-2016, 09:57 AM   #5
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I understand that.

The static M Sport suspension is probably not that expensive to retrofit. But only lower the car by 10mm so the difference might be hard to even notice.

The M Performance suspension is an additional 10mm lower if I remember correctly.
I was talking about the static one. The M Performance is too expensive and I think that it would be a overkill in a 320d.

Between the M static and the adaptive one I'd like to have the adaptive but I know that it's almost impossible to fit it after buying the car. That's why I would be happy with the M standard suspension. Does it only get the car lower or also stiffer? Because I think the standard suspension is a little too much soft. But I wonder, how bad is it actually?
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Does it only get the car lower or also stiffer? Because I think the standard suspension is a little too much soft. But I wonder, how bad is it actually?
Will be slightly stiffer.

The total amount of travel is reduced by 10mm, therefore the stiffness of the springs needs to be increased.

I had static M Sport suspension on my previous F31, I think it provides good comfort combined with the 10mm drop in ride height.
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      06-27-2016, 11:25 AM   #7
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Will be slightly stiffer.

The total amount of travel is reduced by 10mm, therefore the stiffness of the springs needs to be increased.

I had static M Sport suspension on my previous F31, I think it provides good comfort combined with the 10mm drop in ride height.
I'm pretty confident that I can retrofit every BMW M mechanical component. The biggest problem will be the seats. Does anyone have the idea of the retail price over BMW parts?
If they're too expensive, I'll have to look into totaled cars. But it will still be difficult because my Dakota Leather is like brand new and I don't want to add 2 seats where the wear is noticeable.
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Does anyone have the idea of the retail price over BMW parts?
This is a great site to find prices in euro: leebmann24.de
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This is a great site to find prices in euro: leebmann24.de
Awesome site. Unfortunately there are no F31 sport seats available.
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Awesome site. Unfortunately there are no F31 sport seats available.
f31 will use the f30 seats.
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f31 will use the f30 seats.
Yes I know. But I can't find sport seats for the F30 too.

In another subject, I'm totally lost regarding a retrofit of my iDrive.
I've read this thread and understood the differences of both system. Since my car is from 2013 I guess I already have the NBT.
Can I retrofit the professional NBT on my car? Is there a thread where it details the process or is there some place to buy the whole retrofit "package"?
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