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BMWTX
10-18-2010, 10:37 AM
Why do most windshields on luxury cars have a tinted upper edge whereas the F10 does not? My former car, a Cadillac DTS, offered better sun protection to front seat occupants. Will probably have to add a tinted strip to alleviate the problem on my F10.

AzNMpower32
10-18-2010, 02:17 PM
There are two optional windshields offered on vehicles sold in other countries. BMW probably installs the standard windshield on US-spec cars to reduce costs, since most Americans don't notice or care anyway. Just because 50 people on Bimmerfest notice doesn't mean it matters.

Options
Windshield with gray-band SA 03AP
Climate Comfort windshield SA 358

richschneid
10-18-2010, 05:12 PM
Why do most windshields on luxury cars have a tinted upper edge whereas the F10 does not? My former car, a Cadillac DTS, offered better sun protection to front seat occupants. Will probably have to add a tinted strip to alleviate the problem on my F10.

Also, on my 650i the HUD was not compatible with a tinted windshield.