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      08-04-2006, 01:30 PM   #1
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European/Can. only options avail. for USA via ED order?

Hey Guys,

I am planning on ordering a 335i (possibly 328i, but most likely a 335i), and
several of the options I want don't seem to be available for U.S. buyers.

However, I think I've read that there are some options, that while not 'officially' available to American buyers, can be had if you are placing a ED order.

I would appreciate it if someone more knowledgeable than myself could tell me if there is a way for my ED order to be accepted with the following options:

Anthracite headliner
Piano trim (looks like smooth black)
Jade Gray leather interior
Aluminum trim on bottom portion of steering wheel (that's if I decide to go with aluminum trim)

And if at all possible, I would love to know the part numbers so I could help out my SA (don't have one yet) and most importantly the ED invoice cost of
each of the above. (Though I already know how much the leather seats cost -- and don't know if Europeans have to pay extra for the 'Piano' trim.)

Really can't imagine getting 335i with a mostly black interior that doesn't have the anthracite headliner -- and Jade Gray is my first choice if I choose either Space Gray or Mont. Blue as my exterior colors.

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Sorry, you only get US specs and options for ED cars...no ifs and buts. Its like buying locally, the only difference is the initial pick up location...
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Doesn't make any sense - no 'anthracite headliner' for USA even via ED

This is very disappointing news.
Are you absolutely certain that there is no way around this nonsense?

I thought I read about someone getting 'Lemon' interior (via ED) as a so-called 'Priority One' option.
Though, maybe this was for an E90(?)

Really like that Jade Gray and definitely want the anthracite headliner -- without having to do it in some VERY expensive way (i.e., aftermarket).

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there is no way around that. Sorry
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Originally Posted by BimmerDreamerFL
This is very disappointing news.
Are you absolutely certain that there is no way around this nonsense?

I thought I read about someone getting 'Lemon' interior (via ED) as a so-called 'Priority One' option.
Though, maybe this was for an E90(?)

Really like that Jade Gray and definitely want the anthracite headliner -- without having to do it in some VERY expensive way (i.e., aftermarket).

-BimmerDreamerFL
My understanding is Lemon will be available to all US cars, not just ED.
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Lemon Interior is a new priority one option (only one opened up for MY2007) e90/91s (not sure e92). Its a BMW NA sanctioned option not a euro option etc.

P-1 option (sometimes referred to secret options etc) basically is an option that your CA can only order/configure/add on (in the system) for a customer-sold car. That means he is not able to order cars with p-1 option for inventory (I forgot what the priority code is for inventory cars).

I know it sucks but that is as mandated by BMW NA...
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This is very disappointing news.
Are you absolutely certain that there is no way around this nonsense?
Well nothing is enitrely impossible...if you have contacts with BMW NA or if your dealer is connected they might be able to lobby for an exclusion for you but I hear it takes months of paperwork, phonecalls etc. I've seen cases where people were able to order their e46's with cloth interior and BMW Individual paint etc....I just say that its extremely difficult and unlikely. GL if you decide to proceed.
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I would have loved to have ordered cloth interior for my car.... it looked like it would be months of difficulty to make it happen.. I was thinking it would most likely be best to order USA spec and then look into buying parts to modify if it is a possibility...

I have to do a search and see if anyone has ever swapped out seats.....

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I thought that the piano trim was only offered on BMW individual cars?
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