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Old 07-19-2012, 11:01 PM
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what option you wish you had order for your 7?

I selected certain packages and options for the new 750li xdrive. I found out that on first patch of new 7, which will arrive us shore on the 22nd and on the way to local dealer around mid august, there is one car meeting 90% of my selection and i go for it. But now I get worry about if there are certain nice features that i miss. I havent signed any paper so technically i can still wait for another car.
what this 7 doesnt have and why i didnt choose these features:
luxury seat: as i need 3 seats on the back and luxury seat have 2 only
full led light: the only different is headlight will be led which i can live w/ xenon light.
active roll stabilization: last feature that i want but the car doesnt have. I wonder if it matter that much??
rear seat entertainment: replace by ipad
bang olufsen : i hear the BO set in a 650 and try on 2012 750 li standard sound system and i feel no different - as i dont listen to orchestra but hiphop, pop music. ( i tried the burmester in porsche before and wow, it sounded so great and much better than both of these)

so should i stay w the car or bear all the complains from my wife to wait for another one that really load up?? ( she is so waiting for it and i probably wont be in the country for its delivery)

any suggestion?

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Old 07-19-2012, 11:57 PM
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If I were you, I would at least get ARS ( huge difference in handling if you like attacking corners once in a while), LED headlights ( one of the most attractive exterior change from LCI ). I think you will regret not getting the led the most.

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Old 07-20-2012, 05:49 AM
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Go with this car. If you're like most folks, patience is likely not a usual trait.

ARS - that is the one thing I don't have that I thought I would miss. I had it on 3 of my E60 5 series cars. But after moving to Dallas, where there aren't many on ramps, and roads are very straight, I honestly have never missed it. So a lot of it depends on the types of roads you drive, and how aggressively you do (less so for me in the 7 series given it's width and length).

LEDs? Do you drive a lot at night? I'm still not sold so much on the benefit of LEDs over Xenons. I think it is more cosmetic than any other trait. I would personally spring for nicer rims over the LEDs if needed to make a choice.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:55 PM
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lol i hit turns pretty damn hard with ARS because of the hybrid, and it drives well, just throw out the back end a little! ....hehe.....I do recommend the leather instrument panel...i cant believe how many people skip this option.....you are driving a flagship bmw....make it look like one!
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:21 PM
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the leather instrument is included in executive package, isnt it?.
i have the similar thoughts going throught my head. i will go with LED and ARS if i still live in CA or going to move back there.
i do not drive at night in MN as much as i would in CA, + 4 winter months = no led
i used to drive aggressive. but in MN, speed limit is low as 55-60 and folks drive slow,very slow. before the car start showing usefulness of ARS, i have already stepped on the brake.
pick these options for my next bmw i guess.
thanks guys and gals. once it here, ill post some pics.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:46 AM
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I would really recommend the Integral Active Steering option, which changes the steering ratio and turns the rear wheels. It really improves the handling, especially on a big car like the 7. Only problem is you cannot order it with xDrive models.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:34 PM
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never though of that but i prefer xdrive , my wife will need that on snowy day.
all the 7 coming the first batch for penske bmw dont have full LED and ARS
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:32 AM
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The only thing I would have done differently is upgrade the sound system.
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