Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current)

F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current)
The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-05-2010, 11:43 PM
Runon MD1 Runon MD1 is offline
Runon MD1
Location: Rancho Santa Fe, CA
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 455
Send a message via AIM to Runon MD1
Mein Auto: 335i Sedan
'mon back!

So...

Will the 3 series ever be offered with a back-up camera? My neck is somewhat restricted in terms of rotation, and while I know that seeing is believing, I sure would like to have a back-up camera, as in many BMW models (and the competition!).

Any news on this?

Thanks.

Richard
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 04-06-2010, 04:27 AM
HueyG HueyG is offline
Registered User
Location: Mid Atlantic
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 20
Mein Auto: 3 Series
+1.

I just think they look cool...
__________________
Premium-fueled fun!

2007 335i Sedan | Titanium Silver Metallic | Beige Dakota Leather | Wood Trim | Premium | Active Steering | Cold Weather | Steptronic | Active Cruise | Navigation | Comfort Access | Parking Distance | iPod | Sat Radio
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-28-2010, 08:36 PM
energetik9's Avatar
energetik9 energetik9 is offline
energetik9
Location: Chicago, IL
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,320
Mein Auto: 911 Carrera 4S
Too soon to say. For what it's worth, BMW is beginning to add cameras to some models. It's on the new 7.

The best indicator is whether or not a camera is on the new 5 series and I can't answer that.
__________________
Current - 2009 Carrera 4S
Current - 2010 128i convertible (wife's car)
Previous - 2009 M-sport 335i coupe
Previous - X5 3.0i with prem/sport
Previous - 2000 ///M roadster
----------------------------
Someone should invent a sarcasm font...

"In car rock, paper, scissors 911 beats Prius everytime."
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-28-2010, 11:48 PM
kontir's Avatar
kontir kontir is offline
Tirona
Location: NYC
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 604
Mein Auto: 750Li
Quote:
Originally Posted by energetik9 View Post
Too soon to say. For what it's worth, BMW is beginning to add cameras to some models. It's on the new 7.

The best indicator is whether or not a camera is on the new 5 series and I can't answer that.
Yes it is. And probably the new 3 will have it too.
__________________
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=2137&pictureid=8922
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-30-2010, 07:48 PM
brkf's Avatar
brkf brkf is online now
Not Wearing Pants
Location: Earth
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 13,464
Mein Auto: Moped
As long as they leave it an option like the silly laser cruise and active steering...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-19-2010, 08:46 PM
Newmanium Newmanium is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Portland, OR
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 865
Mein Auto: Zipcars
Quote:
Originally Posted by energetik9 View Post
Too soon to say. For what it's worth, BMW is beginning to add cameras to some models. It's on the new 7.

The best indicator is whether or not a camera is on the new 5 series and I can't answer that.
The 5, X5, X6, and 7 all have top view and side view camera options. It sounds like these will also be offered on the new X3, seems likely to be on the F30.
__________________
Past: 2011 X5 35d .... 2007 530i ..... 2002 530i ..... 1999 Honda Civic ..... 1990 Honda Accord ..... 2008 TSX
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-19-2010, 03:23 PM
mike in texas's Avatar
mike in texas mike in texas is offline
Mike in Texas
Location: Rosenberg, Texas
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 232
Mein Auto: 2007 328i coupe
I don't think it will get cam but I heard it was getting a sign added to visor that states "turn and look back when driving in reverse".
__________________

07 - 328i Coupe
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-08-2010, 01:50 PM
adgrant adgrant is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: New York, NY
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,165
Mein Auto: 2011 X5 5.0
Quote:
Originally Posted by mike in texas View Post
I don't think it will get cam but I heard it was getting a sign added to visor that states "turn and look back when driving in reverse".
That won't help with blind spots.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-07-2011, 06:42 PM
ProRail ProRail is offline
"Clunker" *****
Location: Columbia MD
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,599
Mein Auto: 1999 BMW 528A--165K
Quote:
Originally Posted by Runon MD1 View Post
So...

Will the 3 series ever be offered with a back-up camera? My neck is somewhat restricted in terms of rotation, and while I know that seeing is believing, I sure would like to have a back-up camera, as in many BMW models (and the competition!).

Any news on this?

Thanks.

Richard
Cameras? We don't need no stinken cameras. (Apologies to Sierra Madre.)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-07-2011, 07:16 PM
Runon MD1 Runon MD1 is offline
Runon MD1
Location: Rancho Santa Fe, CA
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 455
Send a message via AIM to Runon MD1
Mein Auto: 335i Sedan
Rear View Camera on 3-series?

Thanks for the serious responses.

As to the jokers, well, I wish them more things to do to fill up the extra time they have on their hands.

As to the responder who suggested I turn my head, I, too, took driver training in high school.

However, my neck is several score older (he can look it up), and its flexibility is compromised, hence my question and post.

Apart from that, such a camera adds an additional safety measure, at least in my opinion.

So...I welcome additional responses. The frustrated comedians can read on and go elsewhere, as far as I am concerned.

Richard
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-10-2011, 03:49 PM
swood02's Avatar
swood02 swood02 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Maryland
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 207
Mein Auto: 2015 X35D M-Sport
Backup cameras are available as standard equipment on quite inexpensive cars now. It is silly that BMW still considers this commodity item as an option. I am insulted by this perversity.
__________________
2015 X35D M-sport





2011 335d: sold
2008 535xi: in lease heaven
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms