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      02-21-2006, 09:57 AM   #1
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do all the e90's have the "sharkfin"...

or do you get this with a specific package? thanks
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All E90's in the US have the sharkfin. Not sure about worldwide.
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or do you get this with a specific package? thanks
If the car is ordered with Bluetooth, BMW Assist, Satellite Radio, phone prep - yes.

Otherwise, it may not be present.
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Worldwide : No

USA: as far as I remember, Yes
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There was a Hong Kong e90post member who was disappointed he didn't get the shark fin.
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i dont have the shark fin on mine cos i didnt get the blue tooth or sat nav
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There was a Hong Kong e90post member who was disappointed he didn't get the shark fin.
True, we don't have sharkfin for all E90 in HK...
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only in america...

i wonder why there are so many differences between all the different e90's depending on what part of the world they goto, must be a bitch trying to keep track of that at the factories
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      02-21-2006, 11:20 AM   #9
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only in america...

i wonder why there are so many differences between all the different e90's depending on what part of the world they goto, must be a bitch trying to keep track of that at the factories

Not really, mostly done by computer and the computer knows what is needed for each option (must have taken a whil to programme )

Suppliers deliver most parts in a specific order according to what car it will go into.

Like the trolly with suspension will arrive from the supplier packed in the correct order for how the cars will be built, with the cars VIN number on the parts. Another example is the healiner, they get a troley from the supplier with the correct colors packed in the order the cars will be built in.


Roof is easy
Factory gets 2 types, 1 for sunroof, 1 without.
If the computer sees the car needs one with a Fin, its selects the correct roof from the 2 available, then punches a hole in it before placing it on the car.
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e90, do you know why alllll us e90s have the fin? even ones with no options that require it? does it have something to do with george bush spying on us, or some other big brother thing?
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e90, do you know why alllll us e90s have the fin? even ones with no options that require it? does it have something to do with george bush spying on us, or some other big brother thing?


here you go again. Take your BS political views to eLiberalpost.com, not e90post.com.

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haha. you are an idiot. no seriously. there has to be a reason why only US e90's get the sharkfin. its perfectly on topic. pay attention
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here you go again. Take your BS political views to eLiberalpost.com, not e90post.com.

I have a liberal friend who won't get GPS because she thinks they'll be tracked by the government (doesn't stop her from covering the entire back of her car with activist bumper stickers), though paranoia about government is shared by both left and right fringes, I think.

My guess:
BMWNA recognizes the abundance of attorneys in the USA and thought the dorsal fin would appeal to them.

Yes, I'm off topic.
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I have a liberal friend who won't get GPS because she thinks they'll be tracked by the government (doesn't stop her from covering the entire back of her car with activist bumper stickers), though paranoia about government is shared by both left and right fringes, I think.

My guess:
BMWNA recognizes the abundance of attorneys in the USA and thought the dorsal fin would appeal to them.

Yes, I'm off topic.
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Exclamation Shark fin Conspiracy !!!

Anyone in Europe want to trade a SHARK FIN for clear headlights. I will throw in the George bush tracking network for free.

Damn the American government ... they have always been so keen on working with the German's.
It totally caught me off guard, I was watching for the Ford stock to sky rocket after the government subsidized Shark fin became mandatory across the Ford product line.

After some diging I found It was actually wire tapped around congress by Wal-Mart in an effort to track everyone shopping at target. It was called operation "See Spot Save China”

I tried to verify by speaking with a rep thru the BMW assist and that "prat" just pretended like he had no clue what the hell I was talking about.

I know I could not resist
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e90, do you know why alllll us e90s have the fin? even ones with no options that require it? does it have something to do with george bush spying on us, or some other big brother thing?
I believe all USA cars have Satelite radio preparation, thus the fin
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If the car is ordered with Bluetooth, BMW Assist, Satellite Radio, phone prep - yes.

Otherwise, it may not be present.


I do not have any of the above mentioned options and still have the Sharkfin.

As espro90 stated, All US E90s have the sharkfin.


Fleet, the Sat Prep is still an option in the US. Not std. yet.
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I believe all USA cars have Satelite radio preparation, thus the fin
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every e90 ive seen in the US so far has the sharkfin.
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I have to disagree. It is still a $75.00 option for Sat. Prep. (Optional, not Standard).
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I have to disagree. It is still a $75.00 option for Sat. Prep. (Optional, not Standard).
Ok, didnt look at USA option list

Could it be telephone preparation then ? Especially for Assist
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