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SARAFIL
12-14-2003, 10:03 AM
Disclaimer: I have not actually verified if any of these options are actually "orderable", since the DCS system appears to be down at the moment. I will do so as soon as possible and post some form of verification.

However, looking at a newly updated Ordering Guide (Dec. 8 revision), I see a bunch of new options specified as "Priority 1" options-- meaning that these are newly available options that are only available when ordering a car "Priority 1" (Customer Sold). Some of these are newly available options, and some are options that have been availalble, but were rarely ordered (less than 10%).

What are we talking about? Look at some of this stuff:
M3:
F2AT-- M Texture Alcantara/Black Leather (coupe only)
N5LS-- Laguna Seca Blue Nappa Leather
N5OV-- Kiwi Nappa Leather

0760-- High Gloss Shadowline Trim
0774-- Eucalyptus Malt Wood Trim
0415-- Rear Sunshade

Non-M E46:
0415-- Rear Sunshade
0431-- Auto-Dim Mirror
0438-- Myrtle Wood Trim
0481-- Sport Seats
0488-- Lumbar Support

X5:
0216-- Servotronic
0456-- Comfort Seats (3.0 only, standard option on 4.4)
0494-- Heated Front Seats (otherwise only available as part of ZCW)

This looks like a very nice change of procedure that will be beneficial to people looking to special order a car to more exact specs. Maybe we'll see some more special interiors and trim spread to the rest of the line-up!

Anyways, I have not yet verified this info by actually trying to build a car with any of these special options, so this info is unconfirmed as of now. However, I am reading it off of the official Ordering Guide, so I'm sure it'll be fairly accurate. I'll let you know once I check it out!

jw
12-14-2003, 10:10 AM
Sport seats option on a E46... Cuánto, por favor?

SARAFIL
12-14-2003, 10:11 AM
Sport seats option on a E46... Cuánto, por favor?
No prices on the ordering guide. Let me see if they've posted an updated pricing sheet, too.

Edit: Pricing sheets have been changed to reflect the January price increase, but no mention of any of these options. :dunno:

Bobby 325i
12-14-2003, 10:12 AM
Oh how I would love to have a '04 M3 in Pheonix Yellow with Kiwi Nappa leather or even better, a Laguna Seca Blue M3 with Laguna Seca Nappa leather:yumyum::wow:

SARAFIL
12-14-2003, 10:14 AM
Oh how I would love to have a '04 M3 in Pheonix Yellow with Kiwi Nappa leather or even better, a Laguna Seca Blue M3 with Laguna Seca Nappa leather:yumyum::wow:
Anyone with pics of the Eucalyptus Malt Wood trim? Herr Baumann? Anyone?? If it looks good, I might put it on a car to see how it looks. :bigpimp:

:D

Nick325xiT 5spd
12-14-2003, 10:18 AM
What's this high glass shadowline trim? :dunno:

Nick325xiT 5spd
12-14-2003, 10:20 AM
Oh, n/m. :p (I ASSume it's an exterior option.)

Sean
12-14-2003, 10:35 AM
Nice! :thumbup:

SARAFIL
12-14-2003, 11:10 AM
What's this high glass shadowline trim? :dunno:

:confused:

:flipoff:

:p

oh, and ;)

Mr. The Edge
12-14-2003, 11:16 AM
Anyone with pics of the Eucalyptus Malt Wood trim? Herr Baumann? Anyone?? If it looks good, I might put it on a car to see how it looks. :bigpimp:

:D


A guy here in Austin has it in his M3. I'll try to track down pics.

SARAFIL
12-14-2003, 11:17 AM
A guy here in Austin retrofitted some into his M3

Have you seen it in person? How does it look?

Any pics? :angel:

Mr. The Edge
12-14-2003, 11:18 AM
http://www.foamcow.net/cabby/pics/eucalyptus.jpg

The HACK
12-14-2003, 11:22 AM
Do they even make E46 M3s without the SMG anymore? I've never seen an E46 M3 with the traditional manual transmission in person...Heck, every single E46 M3 at the last Bimmerfest I saw were SMGs.

It's a great myth I think that the E46 M3s come with manuals.

Mr. The Edge
12-14-2003, 11:27 AM
Do they even make E46 M3s without the SMG anymore? I've never seen an E46 M3 with the traditional manual transmission in person...Heck, every single E46 M3 at the last Bimmerfest I saw were SMGs.

It's a great myth I think that the E46 M3s come with manuals.

mine does :hi:

ObD
12-14-2003, 11:27 AM
0488-- Lumbar Support


:clap:

Alex Baumann
12-14-2003, 11:31 AM
I saw the eucalyptus trim in person. It's looking much darker than in the photo above that aty posted. It is looking very much like birch anthracite, but with a greenish tint.

SARAFIL
12-14-2003, 11:37 AM
Do they even make E46 M3s without the SMG anymore? I've never seen an E46 M3 with the traditional manual transmission in person...Heck, every single E46 M3 at the last Bimmerfest I saw were SMGs.

It's a great myth I think that the E46 M3s come with manuals.

We order most of our M3s with the manual, and very few with SMG. So, they do exist!

SARAFIL
12-14-2003, 11:38 AM
I saw the eucalyptus trim in person. It's looking much darker than in the photo above that aty posted. It is looking very much like birch anthracite, but with a greenish tint.

Hmmm.... In that case, I wonder what color interior/exterior it would best compliment (if any)? Any tips?

SpaceMonkey
12-14-2003, 11:39 AM
Hmmm.... In that case, I wonder what color interior/exterior it would best compliment (if any)? Any tips?
Carbon black/kiwi/eucalyptus

SARAFIL
12-14-2003, 11:43 AM
Carbon black/kiwi/eucalyptus

Wow... that'll make a statement.

JFS
12-14-2003, 11:54 AM
Edit: Pricing sheets have been changed to reflect the January price increase, but no mention of any of these options. :dunno:SARAFIL, can you please post the updated E46 "Pricing sheets"?

Thanks in advance.

SpaceMonkey
12-14-2003, 11:57 AM
Wow... that'll make a statement.
http://www.m3supercar.com/e46interiorb.html

Mr. The Edge
12-14-2003, 12:01 PM
http://www.m3supercar.com/e46interiorb.html

most of those are P-shops

SpaceMonkey
12-14-2003, 12:10 PM
most of those are P-shops
That makes sense. I certainly hope the Phoenix/Laguna Seca is.

Mr. The Edge
12-14-2003, 12:11 PM
That makes sense. I certainly hope the Phoenix/Laguna Seca is.


that one's not :rofl:

http://www.foamcow.net/cabby/pics/pylsbint.jpg

SpaceMonkey
12-14-2003, 12:19 PM
that one's not :rofl:

I was afraid of that. :rofl: :eek:

: puke:

SARAFIL
12-14-2003, 12:40 PM
I was afraid of that. :rofl: :eek:

: puke:
Throw some Eucalyptus wood in that car, and you'll definately have a : puke: reaction.

RST
12-14-2003, 02:28 PM
I'm about to order a new car and my dealer said this is a no cost option.. :D

SARAFIL
12-14-2003, 02:47 PM
Sport seats option on a E46... Cuánto, por favor?

$550

SARAFIL
12-14-2003, 03:03 PM
$550

Also interesting: Imola Red, Estoril Blue and Carbon Black are available as special order on X5. MSRP is $2500.

TGray5
12-14-2003, 03:11 PM
Of course you may have a difficult time convincing a dealer to order a M3 with those options, especially in states such as California where deposits are 100% refundable.

Kaz
12-14-2003, 03:23 PM
Hasn't Myrtle always been a separate option?

Aside from the seat option, I've seen all the E46/E46M3 stuff before (I have one). Is this a sign that BMWNA will offer more a-la-carte stuff in the future?

SARAFIL
12-14-2003, 03:31 PM
Hasn't Myrtle always been a separate option?

Aside from the seat option, I've seen all the E46/E46M3 stuff before (I have one). Is this a sign that BMWNA will offer more a-la-carte stuff in the future?

Wood trim was eliminated as a "stand-alone" option, coming only with the Premium Package. If the car is a sold order, though, we can now order it as a stand-alone once again.

Lumbar, Auto-Dim Mirror, and Rear Sunshade have been "secretly available" for a while, but required a bit more effort than what is currently necessitated. It's now really simple-- no special procedures required. You just have to mark the car as "Priority 1", and then those extra options become available to choose from.

Sport Seats and Headlight Washers have not been normal stand-alone options, and have up until now been available only with their required packages.

jw
12-14-2003, 04:51 PM
$550
Excellent!!

AegeanM3
12-14-2003, 04:53 PM
Carbon black/kiwi/eucalyptus

Here is a REAL pic...
http://members.roadfly.com/tailback2/Kiwi_Eucalyptus.jpg

SARAFIL
12-14-2003, 05:56 PM
Here is a REAL pic...
http://members.roadfly.com/tailback2/Kiwi_Eucalyptus.jpg

Wow.... Neither the leather nor the wood look particularly attractive in that pic. :thumbdwn:

I'd really like to see them offer a dark, anthracite colored wood, or possibly maple. This stuff doesn't looks so good. I don't like the finish on it either.

Too bad...

Kaz
12-14-2003, 06:09 PM
I've seen Kiwi twice. Once on a PY M3C at a dealer, and once on a Dakar coupe at a local M3 meet (I've posted pics of both here). I actually like unusual color when used correctly, and I think it works well with Phoenix. I don't know if it'll go with anything else, though.

AegeanM3
12-14-2003, 06:42 PM
I've seen Kiwi twice. Once on a PY M3C at a dealer, and once on a Dakar coupe at a local M3 meet (I've posted pics of both here). I actually like unusual color when used correctly, and I think it works well with Phoenix. I don't know if it'll go with anything else, though.

Well it seems to go pretty well with Aegean Blue. :thumbup: I'll let you decide... :D
http://members.roadfly.com/tailback2/Mountain_Winery_1.jpg

bten
12-14-2003, 08:13 PM
X5:
0216-- Servotronic
0456-- Comfort Seats (3.0 only, standard option on 4.4)
0494-- Heated Front Seats (otherwise only available as part of ZCW)



What is Servotronic?

Terry Kennedy
12-14-2003, 08:23 PM
I'd really like to see them offer a dark, anthracite colored wood, or possibly maple. Hey! That'll reduce the exclusivity of my Individual Birch Anthracite. Don't do that! :D

http://www.tmk.com/bmw/6F5S1904-s.jpg

http://www.tmk.com/bmw/6F5S1727-s.jpg

http://www.tmk.com/bmw/6F5S1921-s.jpg

http://www.tmk.com/bmw/6F5S1914-s.jpg

More here (http://www.tmk.com/bmw).

bmw325
12-14-2003, 09:50 PM
0488-- Lumbar Support


:clap:

:clap: :clap:

:thumbup:

Its about freakin' time. I'd like to think that it was our constant :nono::nono::nono::nono::nono:ing about this that led to the availability of this-- but whatever the reason, better late than never. I still think it should be standard--but this is much better than reserving it for premium pkg 330s only.

Chemical7
12-15-2003, 12:44 AM
What's this high glass shadowline trim? :dunno:

It's the black trim around the windows, like the ZHP. I ordered my 04 M3 with this option.

BlackChrome
12-15-2003, 02:31 AM
What is Servotronic?
Servotronic (vehicle-speed sensitive) power assist steering.

I got that info from an e34, hopefully it's the same for the X5.

cenotaph
12-15-2003, 09:49 AM
Non-M E46:
0415-- Rear Sunshade


Is this the power version?

Kaz
12-15-2003, 10:51 AM
Servotronic is the real variable assist that's been available on 5s and 7s for a decade now, and is also an integral part of Active Steering in the E60/63.

And 0415 is the code people used to get the power shade back in the day.

bbkat
12-15-2003, 04:41 PM
I like the LSB interior :eeps:

Swing
12-21-2003, 10:34 AM
Hi, I have a question:

Is the Kiwi leather a no-cost option or does the consumers have to pay an extra $1000 for it?

philippek
12-21-2003, 11:21 AM
SARAFIL, Can we get Laguna Seca Blue Nappa Leather on a 760?

Seriously, thanks for the info...I know a coupla people who'll be wanting lumbar support on their 325s and 330 ZHPs.

SARAFIL
12-21-2003, 12:10 PM
SARAFIL, Can we get Laguna Seca Blue Nappa Leather on a 760?

Only in combination with Kalahari Beige exterior. :D

Alex Baumann
12-21-2003, 02:55 PM
Only in combination with Kalahari Beige exterior. :D

:eek: Now that would be a weird combination

andy_thomas
12-21-2003, 03:47 PM
Is this the power version?

Yes. Up/down switch on the dash, next to the DSC button.

stevenh7
12-24-2003, 03:58 PM
Sarafil,

I'm not sure what the Non-M E46 means but I really would like to get a 325CI with the lumbar support. Does the 12/8 Guide indicate that is possible? Do you know if anyone has been able to order it? Also, what does priority 1 - Customer ordered mean?

BlackChrome
12-24-2003, 04:35 PM
Sarafil,

I'm not sure what the Non-M E46 means but I really would like to get a 325CI with the lumbar support...
Non-M E46 means any 3 that's not a M3. So a 325Ci would be a non-M E46.

Kit Kat
12-24-2003, 04:47 PM
Do they even make E46 M3s without the SMG anymore? I've never seen an E46 M3 with the traditional manual transmission in person...Heck, every single E46 M3 at the last Bimmerfest I saw were SMGs.

It's a great myth I think that the E46 M3s come with manuals.

Dan Tackett's M3 is MT, and my student on Saturday at Laguna Seca had a MT M3.

EDIT: Damn cookies, I posted this from Kit Kat's house...

Raffi :angel:

SARAFIL
12-24-2003, 07:05 PM
Sarafil,

I'm not sure what the Non-M E46 means but I really would like to get a 325CI with the lumbar support. Does the 12/8 Guide indicate that is possible? Do you know if anyone has been able to order it? Also, what does priority 1 - Customer ordered mean?

(1) non-M = not an ///M version.

(2) Priority 1- Customer Sold
Priority 2- Dealer Use
Priority 3- Priority Stock
Priority 4- Stock
Priority 5- Non Priority Stock (a.k.a. "someone take this thing off our hands")

Those are the common ones.... there are some other special ones, like Priority "0" (Tourist Delivery/ED)

stevenh7
12-24-2003, 07:10 PM
(1) non-M = not an ///M version.

(2) Priority 1- Customer Sold
Priority 2- Dealer Use
Priority 3- Priority Stock
Priority 4- Stock
Priority 5- Non Priority Stock (a.k.a. "someone take this thing off our hands")

Those are the common ones.... there are some other special ones, like Priority "0" (Tourist Delivery/ED)

Thanks. So these new options would probably not be available with ED?

SARAFIL
12-24-2003, 07:15 PM
Thanks. So these new options would probably not be available with ED?

I would likely agree with that statement. These are still considered "special orders", and all they've done is made them much easier to do. That still doesn't change BMW's policy on ED and Special Orders.

routesixtysixer
12-25-2003, 08:23 AM
Is it possible, in any way, to get Alcantara seats in a non-ZHP 330i in the U.S.? I love this stuff, but don't necessarily want the ZHP package...

dfpardo
01-12-2004, 07:39 PM
Could you post the pricing on the Non-M E46 options:

0415-- Rear Sunshade
0431-- Auto-Dim Mirror
0438-- Myrtle Wood Trim
0481-- Sport Seats
0488-- Lumbar Support

Thanks!