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Old 07-14-2010, 11:29 AM
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From what I have heard, they downgraded the base system from what it was in the past - so it's markedly worse than normal. I'm no audiophile, but I enjoy music, and have always been disappointed by the base BMW stereos - upgrading was a must for me. The difference is *huge*.

You might try to go to your dealer to try one of each, and see for yourself. If you can, try to listen while driving on the freeway. The 328i loaner I had sounded reasonable when parked, but was awful when driving.
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