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Old 10-02-2012, 02:15 PM
FastMarkA FastMarkA is offline
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I just had some fun with this since it's been a while since I priced out a car, not to mention the option packages are quite different from when I ordered in 2011. This is what I would get, based on my experience with having my 535xi:

Jet Black (I don't mind taking care of my car, I really don't like sparkly paint. Personal preference.)
Black Dakota Leather
Aluminum Trim
Cold Weather Package
Driver Assistance Package
M Sport Package (Really prefer the "regular" sport pkg from '11 and '12, but this is next best. Not a fan of the ricey look of the M, but it's still much better than non-M.)
Sport automatic transmission with shift paddles (Best value EVER!)
Multi-contour seats (Had these in my E60 as well, once you've had hard to go without.)
Navigation system (For cursory reasons)
Real Time Traffic Information
Smartphone Integration
BMW Apps
Premium hi-fi system (This is a must.)
Online Information Services
Destination & Handling:

As cool as the HUD is, I was trying to keep the price below $67K. I have the sunshades now and never use them -- I feel it blocks the rear window too much. Would maybe get those auto hi-beams for $250. I did not order Comfort Access for $1K, and I've driven tons of cars with it, and still am not a fan. Same with Sirius.

2008 535xi 6-sp - Blk Sph, Blk Dkta,---2011 535xi - Jet Blk, Blk Dkta, Alum----2014 535xi - Jet Blk, Blk Dkta, Alum Hex
Bamboo | Prem | Cold | Sprt Pkg | Nav -Prem | Prem 2 | Cold | Sport | SAT ---- Cold | DA & DA+ | LED | M-Sprt | SAT | Multi
iPod/USB | Sat | Fld Dwn Seats --- ----Fld Dwn Seats | Side/Top Cameras -- ---HK Audio
Htd Rear Seats | PDC | 18" | Logic7 -- ---
(Good riddance!)
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