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hayden
07-01-2009, 01:33 PM
Can anyone tell me what option adds power side window shades?

Everything I've read only describes options for a power sunshade for the rear window, and manual sunshades for the rear side windows. The Luxury Seating Package claims to add the power and manual combo, while the Luxury Rear Seating Package mentions nothing about sunshades.

Yet during my test drive I noticed the rear side window sunshades are electronic, and all 3 (2 side + 1 rear) can be controlled from the drivers seat (as well as the individual rear seats).

Spiroman
07-01-2009, 02:07 PM
I'd really be surprised if any 7 sold in North America came with manual shades - maybe a few of the European offerings like the 730d would come with them, but not the models sold in US/Canada - too downmarket I would have thought.

Best regards.

Spiroman

chrischeung
07-01-2009, 02:10 PM
Everything I've read only describes options for a power sunshade for the rear window, and manual sunshades for the rear side windows. The Luxury Seating Package claims to add the power and manual combo, while the Luxury Rear Seating Package mentions nothing about sunshades.

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Vehicles/2009/7/750LiSedan/Features_and_Specs/750LiSedanPkgsandOptions.aspx

- Power rear window and rear side window sun shades
- Luxury seating pacakge

It's clearly electric (switch = electric operation).

hayden
07-01-2009, 02:27 PM
Interesting, because this is how its listed in the catalog:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=191708&stc=1&d=1246483471

Notice is specifically states "manual rear-side-window sunshades". I wonder if they changed this mid-year?

Anyway, you're right that its the Luxury Seating Package that adds the feature. The detailed hover-over description online now show it to be all electronic:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=191711&stc=1&d=1246483769

advocado
07-02-2009, 04:10 PM
I've got an F02. The rear sunshades are all electric. I was also confused by the website. It's only "manual" to the extent you need to push a little button with your finger. ;)