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Old 03-20-2013, 07:59 AM
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Looking at a 328i - questions about VIN option

Thanks in advance!

I'm looking at a very base model 2010 328i (mfr date: 10/28/2009) and did a VIN decode, and had a couple of questions:

1. It says xenon adaptive headlights as standard. Did xenon become standard equipment? (my current BMW is a 2007 Z4, so I've been out of touch on upgrades to std equipment).

2. It shows S704A M Sport suspension as an option. Doesn't that seem like an odd option to take when the car doesn't even have the sport package or premium package?

Also, I read that the latest LCI was implemented in 2011 models. The pics that Carmax is showing me for this car are definitely what Wikipedia is showing as the 2011 LCI (new rocker panels, longer orange reflector on edge of front wheel wells, "smoothed/straightened" upper edge of headlights). Since this car was produced in late 2009 as a 2010 model, does it make sense it'd be the latest LCI?

Really appreciate any insight.

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Old 03-20-2013, 08:06 AM
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see attached for standard options
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:29 AM
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Xenons aren't standard on 328s, try this VIN decoder:

http://www.rubmw.ru/vincode/eng/
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:51 AM
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Xenons aren't standard on 328s, try this VIN decoder:
Here's what that one shows...pretty much the same as the one I used. I've attached a screenshot of the Russian vin decode site you referenced. It also shows xenon as standard?!
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It's because you're looking at an E92. And it is pre-lci for the coupe.
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Here's what that one shows...pretty much the same as the one I used. I've attached a screenshot of the Russian vin decode site you referenced. It also shows xenon as standard?!
Link to car?
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It's because your looking at an E92. And it is pre-lci for the coupe.
Thanks...just stumbled across this in looking for more info: "E92s also have more features such as standard Xenon HID headlights."

It also explains the styling differences as well.

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http://www.carmax.com/enus/transfers...P&loc_num=7152
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