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I asked BMW in the UK about this...(long) (archive)

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Posted by James on October 25, 1999 at 03:07:04:

In Reply to: Can Earlier 328CI add software for "Park Assist" posted by MARK on October 24, 1999 at 23:31:58:

I got my dealer to fax BMW in Germany to ask if there was a retro-fit kit to upgrade the software to provide mirror memory/park assist for my pre 9/99 produced 328Ci, and the response from BMW was "not at the moment".

This to me means "it's not worth the overhead of producing the upgrade/kit/part no. unless there is sufficient demand".

I therefore suggest faxing the hell out of BMW asking why they have upgraded a car that had only been in production for 3 months (I think a year is acceptable, but 3 months is ridiculous in the case of the Ci).

Therefore fax your local/regional/national BMW office requesting that they produce an upgrade for this, quoting as many reasons as possible (inc. the above) why they should, and that you'd be willing to buy one. It would also help if non-Ci owners faxed requesting this (even though it's more than 3 months since production started), as the more demand for this upgrade there is the better, and the more likely it is that they will produce it.

It would help if you could indicate in this thread that you'd like this kit, so I can follow up with a ' demand' figure that I can quote them as an indication of interest in the retro-fit.


: Does anyone know if earlier built 328CI can add software to engage the passenger side mirror to lower when parallel parking in reverse? Later models added this feature.
: This would certainly ease the parking process. Thank you in advance...

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