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      02-25-2021, 10:39 PM   #1
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What are the must have packages on the F31 Sport Wagon ?

Shopping for an F31 328i sport wagon. M sport is a must as far as Im concerned. Any other must have packages ? The one Im looking into in particular has m sport, cold weather, driver assist, driver assist plus, lighting, premium, tech. I wish it had harmon kardon, but oh well. Any particular m performance options its missing ?

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The one thing I wish mine had was the msport brakes. Even if you don't need the performance, the aesthetics are worth it and it's costly to swap later
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With the packages I noted above, does the car still have the option to change driving modes ? (sport, comfort, etc) Or is that something on an optional package like the Dynamic Handling Package. From what I can tell, the only package missing on this particular car is the DHP. Does the DHP make a big difference ?

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With the packages I noted above, does the car still have the option to change driving modes ? (sport, comfort, etc) Or is that something on an optional package like the Dynamic Handling Package. From what I can tell, the only package missing on this particular car is the DHP. Does the DHP make a big difference ?
They all have the different driving modes.

I don't have the DHP, so can't comment.
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With the packages I noted above, does the car still have the option to change driving modes ? (sport, comfort, etc) Or is that something on an optional package like the Dynamic Handling Package. From what I can tell, the only package missing on this particular car is the DHP. Does the DHP make a big difference ?
AFAIK, they like damack said they all have the different driving modes but the cars equipped with Adaptive M suspension and makes the greatest difference.

DHP, if the same as Track Handling Package (ZTR in BMW code) in the later cars makes a big difference visually and functionally imo. For the LCI cars optioned with THP, you get:


-18" V-spoke Orbit Grey wheel, style 398 (23N), with staggered Michelin Super Sport Tires
-M Sport Blue Brembo Brakes (2NH)
-Adaptive M Suspension (2VF)
-Variable Sport Steering aka VSS (2VL)

The 328i F31 you're looking at looks heavily optioned already. The DHP/THP optioned wagons are quite rare. The HK option is decent but shouldn't be a deal breaker imo. I have it and don't find it that impressive. I forget what each package entails but must have options for me are:

-heated steering wheel for those chilly mornings
-auto high beams for convenience and safety
-adaptive LED headlights for safety
-heads up display (HUD) also for safety/convenience
-rear seat roll-up blinds for a bit of privacy and protecting your kids from the sun
-heated seats (rears are optional and a plus)
-the other stuff is not as important but niceties to have in the grand scheme. Just some food for thought mayn!
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From what I can tell, the only package missing on this particular car is the DHP. Does the DHP make a big difference ?
It's missing executive package but then again I'm not sure if it was available on the pre-LCI models.

For LCI models executive pack consisted of:


-adaptive full LED headlights
-automatic high beams
-side and top view cameras
-parking assistant
-dynamic digital instrument cluster (6WB)
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The one thing I wish I had on mine that would be VERY difficult/costly to retrofit is the leather package (leather wrapped dash, doors, etc).
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There are a handful with full leather doors and dash from BMW individual.

I tried to get full individual interior on my build but BMW said no dice. I was able to spec the full individual leather dashboard on mine, however. Well worth it for $950.
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