In Reply to: Can 540i MID/OBC be special ordered on 528i? posted by TSB on August 12, 1999 at 06:11:45:
: I'm getting ready to order a 528i but want to get the same Multi Information Display (MID) as available on the 540i without Nav system. It should have all the same functions - distance, ETA, fuel consumption 1&2, etc - as what comes with the Nav system, but I don't want the nav system. Its amazing to me that on a $45,000 car this is not already standard. Also any idea what I would pay for this?
I agree - I have no idea why they cheaped-out and didn't just include the full OBC w/Check Control on the 528i.
In Germany, the full OBC w/Check Control is available on any 5er as an additional cost option. So, this is definately doable from the factory.
However, BMW NA is sure to refuse any request by you to specify it on your car. I can get you the BMW option code, if you'd like. I would recommend discussing the special order issue with Steve Diamond (www.eurobuyers.com).