In Reply to: Question for Jon Shafer about changes for all 2001 posted by 5 Series. Tim C. on July 09, 2000 at 17:20:15:
: 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.
Wouldn't count on 'zero' price increase - but hopefully low. Sounds like cold weather package on 540i/6 or iA sport (minus htd steering wheel) really only provides htd seats and headlight washers. Htd seats were already an option so looks like cold weather package really only adds benefit of headlight washers - if I understand correctly.