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Old 10-04-2012, 09:56 AM
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The simple fact is, overall and generally, and not just E39 specific, but BMW and perhaps similar Mercedes, there just isn't the demand for the premium brands to make custom fit/look versions that look like oem units. Although it appears there's many people wanting a head unit upgrade here on forums, I'd hazard a guess a maximum of 10% of total BMW ownership out there are those using forums and/or are enthusiasts. So why would premium brands spend all that money in tooling and development only to have a very limited number of purchasers?

Currently, you need to decide on what you want to have in regards to your audio and then either choose a cheap chinese unit, or a premiium brand double DIN. Here's what my interior/dash currently looks like;

Cheers, Dennis!
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