BimmerFest BMW Forum banner

Can i Adding new options on BMW 325i 2012?

1244 8
I was just wondering can I add new options for my BMW?. I was thinking to put iDrive and paddle shift. I just have the base model.
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
No, especially not iDrive. Entirely different wiring harness.

Paddle shifters require a new steering wheel and re-programming. Might be doable, but it's probably going to cost over $500.
but I was reading that I need to change the whole dash bored to put the i drive
Yes, and the worst job in these cars is changing or disassembling the dashboard (usually to replace parts of the a/c and heater). But the wiring harness is even worse.
but I was reading that I need to change the whole dash bored to put the i drive
about 4000 in parts alone.

about 4000 in parts alone.(thats just for the idrive)

A guy in Europe did this recently .

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=728890&highlight=retrofit
Why didnt you just get a car from the start with Idrive and paddle shifters?
Danm 4000....because I didn't think I would need it but now I know for next time ;(
That's just for parts figure 10 to 40 hours labor

That's just for parts figure 10 to 40 hours labor

The guy that did this was skilled and also skilled at sourcing parts.
Think what it would cost if you had to pay BMW to do this
my guess is over 10k.
Paddles are easy. Between $400-1000, and about 2 hours tops.
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top