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Old 12-24-2011, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by justinnum1 View Post
You dont need sport package to get paddles(99% sure)
Yup, you sure do. The sport AT -- option 2TB -- can only be added if you also order ZSL -- Sport line.

Trust me, I had two dealers confirm this. I also wish it weren't so.

It's also consistent with E90 configurations, at least as long as I was tracking E90s closely (until about MY2008). You had to buy the sport package on an E90 as well to get paddle shifters.

One big difference between the sport packages on the E90 and F30 -- and the reason I was willing to buy $2500 worth of pack to get paddles -- is that ZSL on the F30 offers four same-size tires. I suspect they are summer performance tires, but here in New England, nothing is more expensive than maintaining run-flat tires of different sizes; sometimes you can even get winter run-flats in the larger sizes.

(And, yes, I know many people hate run-flats and change them out for regular tires. Those are also crushingly expensive on BMWs.)
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