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      11-08-2006, 01:45 AM   #1
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USA e92 feautures us Canadians don't have!!??

Hi guys,
Well as some of you might know from my posts I am patiently awaiting delivery for my Alpine White on Coral Red 335i coupe. It should be arriving in January.
So what better to do while waiting then browsing these forums and learning a little about the car i will be getting.
So i came across a couple of options that our American friends seem to have on their e92's that we don't seem to have.
First off the illuminated door handles. Basically the little lights that light up under the door handle.
Secondly the HEATED/COOLED cupholder in the armrest.
Can anyone who owns a e92 in Canada confirm whether we do or don't have these options...
I looked on the bmw canada website and could not find any mention of these feautures.
That would really suck if we don't.
It's these little things that add to the overall experience of a vehicule in my opinion.

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      11-08-2006, 02:22 AM   #2
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Hi guys,
Well as some of you might know from my posts I am patiently awaiting delivery for my Alpine White on Coral Red 335i coupe. It should be arriving in January.
So what better to do while waiting then browsing these forums and learning a little about the car i will be getting.
So i came across a couple of options that our Americans seem to have on their e92's that we don't seem to have.
First off the illuminated door handles. Basically the little lights that light up under the door handle.
Secondly the HEATED/COOLED cupholder in the armrest.
Can anyone who owns a e92 in Canada confirm whether we do or don't have these options...
I looked on the bmw canada website and could not find any mention of these feautures.
That would really suck if we don't.
It's these little things that add to the overall experience of a vehicule in my opinion.
we have the lights under the door handle.
we have the heated/cooled cupholder

they have the trunk nets standard and we don't - i had to pay over $200 to get the trunk floor with the hooks + the netting.
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      11-08-2006, 08:41 AM   #3
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they also have built in wheel TPS... ...canadians dont extra stuff is not necessarily good
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      11-08-2006, 12:54 PM   #4
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I will be going to the dealer today and will definitely look into it...
Do these items require a specific package or are they standard?
Because again as noted when i read the standard feautures list on the bmw canada website their was no mention of either one...
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The other thing I could not find on the Canadian site ar ethe Headlight washers
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Well i just went into the dealer and sure enough we have both these options.
As for headlight washers unfortunately no we don't have them here...
As well as real time traffic information for Nav owners and Satelite Radio.
Which really sucks to be honest... I would love to have both these options.
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      11-08-2006, 04:59 PM   #7
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Well i just went into the dealer and sure enough we have both these options.
As for headlight washers unfortunately no we don't have them here...
As well as real time traffic information for Nav owners and Satelite Radio.
Which really sucks to be honest... I would love to have both these options.
You do get the headlight washers with the 328xi coupe

I'd like the RTTI too. It's possible this will become available for the GTA and the island of Montreal in the future (since its only available in a few US cities so far) but in the meantime, stick the following text onto your iDrive:

GTA: DVP experiencing backup. Gardiner experiencing heartburn. 401 experiencing cardiac arrest. 400 north is beyond help.
Montreal: Who cares about RTTI just don't stop under any bridges!
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GTA: DVP experiencing backup. Gardiner experiencing heartburn. 401 experiencing cardiac arrest. 400 north is beyond help.


I can totally relate. Fortunately, I no longer need to drive anywhere close to the 400 or the Gardiner during peak hours.
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Well i just went into the dealer and sure enough we have both these options.
As for headlight washers unfortunately no we don't have them here...
As well as real time traffic information for Nav owners and Satelite Radio.
Which really sucks to be honest... I would love to have both these options.

That's odd. I do have the cutouts for the headlight washers. I'm sure they are operational.
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Ya that is odd because your picture clearly shows them...
Who knows maybe it is part of a package
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      11-09-2006, 10:31 PM   #11
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I am gonna try mine to see if they work;
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Hey Canuck i see that you have Sirius satelite radio and you are in Montreal.
How did you get that?
Is it controlled via the original bmw radio or do you have a seperate unit?
I heard somewhere that bmw's are prewired for satelite radio...
I'm only getting mine in January and would love to have satelite radio...
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Are the headlight washer caps recessed into it's groove and flush with the bumper on the E92? I think they sit ontop with my E90.
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Hey Canuck i see that you have Sirius satelite radio and you are in Montreal.
How did you get that?
Is it controlled via the original bmw radio or do you have a seperate unit?
I heard somewhere that bmw's are prewired for satelite radio...
I'm only getting mine in January and would love to have satelite radio...
I have a separate unit installed on the roof console and connected to the aux, so I can only control volume, to change channels I raise my arm a bit, I know its hard but I train a little bit...
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Are the headlight washer caps recessed into it's groove and flush with the bumper on the E92? I think they sit ontop with my E90.
yes they are recessed, flush.
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Wow tha kinda sucks ( no offense) but i was sure even though it wasn't an option yet in Canada our cars were still prewired for satelite radio.

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Wow tha kinda sucks ( no offense) but i was sure even though it wasn't an option yet in Canada our cars were still prewired for satelite radio.
well my car IS prewired for sat radio, but I already had the radio before the car and like its functionality so I use it this way
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Oh ok good to know...
So at least i will be able to install it in my coupe when it comes...
Any chance of getting xm in the car as well? Is the car prewired for both or just Sirius...
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sorry, no idea, well I think it is only Sirius but could be 100% wrong...
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I am gonna try mine to see if they work;
so how was it?
working? or no?
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My car has the cutouts too, but they are not functional headlamp washers, in canada only the xi versions get the washers. This has been the case since the e90s were first released and has not changed for the coupe. BMW.ca under comparisons lists the washer feature only for the 328xi coupe and sedan. 328i and 335i don't have them.
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so how was it?
working? or no?
I did not check yet, I just came back from the Dominican Republic today
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