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      08-30-2012, 07:54 AM   #1
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Driver Assistance Package

Anybody think the Driver's Assistance Package is worth adding on? Thanks.

Consists of the following for 2013 model:
Active Blind Spot Detection
Side and Top View Cameras
Speed Limit Info
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      08-30-2012, 09:03 AM   #2
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Depends on what you mean by adding on.

I love the camera system. I think it's saved a scrape or two already and makes parking this large girl simple.
speed limit info not that helpful, in my opinion. I don't have it now and don't miss it. I think this is more important when speed cameras are in abundance. I try to stay below 85mph on the interstate, and when I'm not, I know I'm not.
The head up display is the bomb. You can follow the nav directions without it interrupting your MOG stream. Lane departure warning I turn off- the warning is the same as the blind spot, and constant warnings desensitize your brain to the real threat, which is someone hiding in the blind spot, not drifting 2 cm over the dotted line.
So I'd order the package. But it would be ridiculous to add that stuff onto an exisiting 2013 that was ordered without it.
I would order BMW apps. The streaming MOG service has become a "must have" for any car I would consider in the future and is my favorite feature.
I would skip the butt massager- if it did the back as well might be worth it but I find it annoying and never use it. I could take or leave ventilated seats too- not THAT effective, and decreases the cleanability/usability of the leather.
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      08-30-2012, 09:29 AM   #3
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I agree on the above points. The blind spot warning is nice, and the lane departure is good if you're constantly falling asleep at the wheel or distracted by kids in the back seat, lol, but kind of annoying in all honesty. The heads up display, i think, is a must have. I also have night vision, which is the biggest waste of time in terms of use, but is a cool thing to show your friends that your car has.
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      08-30-2012, 09:31 AM   #4
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sorry, forgot, camera, imho, are a must have on this car. they come in handy to use. my thoughts on the cameras are that there are so many other cars out there that are not as nice and come standard with these, so i think they should be standard.
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      08-30-2012, 04:07 PM   #5
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Awesome thanks for the insight and replies.

As for the HUD, I've been debating either the Executive Package that comes with it, or the rear entertainment package.

From what it sounds like, I should just go with the Executive and scrap the rear ent package?
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      08-30-2012, 09:02 PM   #6
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I have both, and the rear net comes in handy for them, but if I did not have a need for rear ent, I would choose HUD if I had to pick
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      08-31-2012, 12:40 AM   #7
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The rearview camera is standard. I read speed limit info does not work outside of EU...however, if I lived in Germany I'd get it because sometimes you are not sure if you are in an unlimited area or not if a truck blocks the sign...
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      09-03-2012, 01:28 AM   #8
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I personally like the blind spot detection, and the side cameras. I am finding I'm using both all the time.

The HUD is simply a MUST, in my opinion. I would actually go as far as saying if it was not for it I would not have gotten the 750. It is really really useful, the tech that actually works.
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      09-03-2012, 05:56 PM   #9
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the package in question is self explanatory; driver "assistance" package. it comes down to personal taste and preference - as to which extent you want to be "assisted."

much more importantly, in my honest, opinion,

ACTIVE ROLL STABILIZATION. that is the one most option i cannot live without in any f01/f02.
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