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      04-19-2012, 10:14 AM   #23
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Nor does mine and I have the same packages. I was wondering where the b pillar lighting was and why I don't have it. Guess I'm not the only one.
Keep in mind my car is a base Canadian spec 328 ... I just compared the Canadian and US BMW websites and couldn't find any details about the ambient lighting.

I did notice that on the 320 offered here, there is a "lighting package" but it only talks about the lights under the exterior handles.

For those of you that don't have the footwell/airbag lights, do you have lights under all the door handles as well as lights on the underside of each door (aka door exit lights)?
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      04-19-2012, 11:30 AM   #24
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Keep in mind my car is a base Canadian spec 328 ... I just compared the Canadian and US BMW websites and couldn't find any details about the ambient lighting.

I did notice that on the 320 offered here, there is a "lighting package" but it only talks about the lights under the exterior handles.

For those of you that don't have the footwell/airbag lights, do you have lights under all the door handles as well as lights on the underside of each door (aka door exit lights)?
yes
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      04-19-2012, 01:56 PM   #25
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Keep in mind my car is a base Canadian spec 328 ... I just compared the Canadian and US BMW websites and couldn't find any details about the ambient lighting.

I did notice that on the 320 offered here, there is a "lighting package" but it only talks about the lights under the exterior handles.

For those of you that don't have the footwell/airbag lights, do you have lights under all the door handles as well as lights on the underside of each door (aka door exit lights)?
That's a yes for me too.
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I wish my dealership was open at night so that I could have test drove it with all the night time illumination.
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I wish my dealership was open at night so that I could have test drove it with all the night time illumination.
Dont worry my friend....Your F30 will arrive in no time!
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      04-20-2012, 08:34 PM   #28
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is the LCD screen on the extended gauges really that outlined and defined at night? or is that just a product of the camera?
it is clearly defined, the photo does make it look a bit worse
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      04-20-2012, 08:37 PM   #29
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Is there any ambient lighting at the feet of the rear passengers too?
nope, nothing there. they have ambient lights along the doors and from above...
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      04-20-2012, 08:42 PM   #30
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That's a yes for me too.
here are the options in the iDrive screen. I'm guessing these are not available for you guys. The ambient choices I have are Classic (orange) and Modern (white). I wonder if the Sport and Luxury trims with these lights have different colour options.
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In my Luxury, from Idrive, i have the option to choose either classic or white luxury ambient light...

the camera exposure makes this seem brighter than it really is:


in reality, and at the full brightness of the strips, this is what i see in my Luxury:




I will try to get the white light tonight...
... but personally, i prefer the orange hue... no other cars has that... as opposed to the while lite.... (as far as i know)
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      04-21-2012, 01:55 AM   #32
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in reality, and at the full brightness of the strips, this is what i see in my Luxury:
Exactly the same here on full brightness, bright enough for my taste.. I actually turned the brightness a bit down lol

I also have it on the orange/amber hue.. while I don't mind the white in the lines, I do think it's nicer to have it amber colored as everything else has that color in the car. That, plus the lights on the pillars are way too light when it is bright white lol
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here are the options in the iDrive screen. I'm guessing these are not available for you guys. The ambient choices I have are Classic (orange) and Modern (white). I wonder if the Sport and Luxury trims with these lights have different colour options.
Can you please post pictures of what it looks like with Modern (white) selected? Do all the gauges and buttons change from orange to white?
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Dont worry my friend....Your F30 will arrive in no time!
Yea I guess that gives me plenty to play with!!! Three days!
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Can you please post pictures of what it looks like with Modern (white) selected? Do all the gauges and buttons change from orange to white?
The gauges stay orange, only the ambient lights change colour.
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Didn't think I had this feature until I read this post. This was because the brightness setting of the ambient lighting was not high enough. Just cranked it up and there it is. Looking forward to some night driving now.
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Yea I guess that gives me plenty to play with!!! Three days!
+1 In three days I expect an SCBimmerKid F30 photo thread!
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That's a yes for me too.
here are the options in the iDrive screen. I'm guessing these are not available for you guys. The ambient choices I have are Classic (orange) and Modern (white). I wonder if the Sport and Luxury trims with these lights have different colour options.
Same as my Idrive. Still no b pillar lights - it seems they are not part of the sport line. No real loss IMO.
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+1 In three days I expect an SCBimmerKid F30 photo thread!
haha you bet! I'm doing the Performance Center Delivery, so there will be plenty of pictures of all kinds of different things!
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Did anyone confirm that these exist in the 335?
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Thanks for posting this just considering all the things i would like when i come to change current car, takes me nearly a year to decide all what i want and like and will be good come resale. Will this be standard on uk cars?
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hey guys i know this is a liitle off topic but does anyone have night shots of an f30 with out xenons
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under different light conditions, with the same white balance..









I put the white "luxury" light on... but didn't like as much as the amber hue...

I will do the white light once i get the car back in the States...
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love the lighting around airbag badges
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