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Question for Jon Shafer about changes for all 2001 (archive)

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Posted by 5 Series. Tim C. on July 09, 2000 at 17:20:15:

In Reply to: Specific MY 2001 540i/6 changes posted by Jon Shafer on July 09, 2000 at 15:00:45:

: 1) A chrome strip on the body side strips will differentiate the 540i from the 6-cylinder models.
: 2) The Cold Weather Package can now be added to the 540i 6-speed. However, the heated steering wheel option continues to be unavailable on this model due to it's standard sport steering wheel.
: 3) For added value the universal garage transmitter is now standard on all 540 models with no price increase.
: These changes are in addition to the other changes that apply to all 5 Series models for MY 2001.

Will the sport and sport premium packages be available with the cold weather package on models other than the 540i 6-speed (namely the 540i Auto, 525i and 530i)? I sure hope so. If I do buy a 2001 5 Series, it will be the 540i Auto with sport package. I would think that if the 540i 6-speed (where sport package is standard) will be available with the cold weather package (sans heated steering wheel, of course), it would be available on all 2001 5 Series cars (where sport and sport/premium packages (the latter on the 6 cylinder models only) would be available with the cold weather package (again, sans heated steering wheel). But I don't know for sure. This is why I am asking. I am also asking because I love the high-pressure headlight washing system (enhances already stylish apperance as well as visibility). Could you please tell me if this is the case, Jon? Thanks a million! BTW, BMW making the garage door opener standard on all 540i models with no price increase is pretty cool.


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