Originally Posted by jrstech
My '13 just started production and the build sheet make mention of paddle's, not sure what to expect.
The build sheet is, unfortunately, not authoritative, as both the dealer and BMW can change it.
If it went into production, there will be a VIN. Either get it from your dealer, or by logging in to "my bmw", call up the tracking page for the car, and look at the source. If the VIN has been assigned, the last seven characters will be in a hidden field there. Search for VIN_7 in the HTML source.
Armed with the VIN, go to http://bmwvin.com
and enter it.
If your M-Sport has the paddle shifters, there will be a line saying:
S7XAA M LEDERLENK.+SCHALTWIP.+MULTIF. M Leathr. wheel+shift paddle+multifunc.
If not, you will see:
S710A M LEDERLENKRAD M leather steering wheel
(You'll also get the full VIN on the result page - useful if you want to get an insurance quote.)