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      12-30-2012, 02:44 AM   #1
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Dumb Question: Nav/Media Screen

Hey, all. Contemplating ditching my MCS for a X1 and had a question that I probably just overlooked the answer to. Aside from getting Nav, is there any other option/package that gets one the screen in lieu of the storage box? I don't care for nav, but it'd be nice to have the screen for mp3 tags and such.
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      12-30-2012, 02:51 AM   #2
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Nope...the X3 does but not the X1.
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      12-30-2012, 07:54 AM   #3
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There are no maps for my country, so I have the screen with 8TL option (removing navigation, but keep screen).
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      12-30-2012, 10:40 AM   #4
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Nope...the X3 does but not the X1.
Erg.....that sucks. Do the tags scroll along on the radio screen?

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There are no maps for my country, so I have the screen with 8TL option (removing navigation, but keep screen).
Interesting. Wish that option was available here. I guess they were kidding about this being a parts bin vehicle. I think that's basically how the Z4M went.
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      12-30-2012, 02:01 PM   #5
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My suggestion is to get the BMW Assist w/Enhanced Bluetooth. Then get a ProClip mount for your smartphone or iPod. This is the setup we have in our 128i.

www.proclipusa.com
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      12-30-2012, 02:05 PM   #6
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The business radio. Does show tag info with USB iPod/iPhone connection. The navigation however leaves much to be desired vs iDrive or the phone screen.
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The business radio. Does show tag info with USB iPod/iPhone connection. The navigation however leaves much to be desired vs iDrive or the phone screen.
Thanks, nospam. Are you implying that iDrive,phone screen, and nav are not one and the same (option wise)? [This is 'hope' talking]. I know in other models, in the US, you can have the screen w/o nav. It sounded like it was all or nothing, though, for the X1. I currently have E46-era nav so I'm used to being disappointed. j/k It's not that bad, just dated.

I'm fine w/ the storage box, but it would have been nice to have the screen and not fork out for nav. Google maps on my phone is hard to beat. Currently debating a Sport vs M-sport line X1....for the money, it seems the latter is the better option. Aside from the larger/thicker side and thigh bolsters, my only other requirement is heated seats and, in lieu of a 6-sp manual, paddle shifters. It sounds like the paddle shifters would require a custom build w/ careful attention to what is optioned out. Conversely, it seems that they (the paddles) can be retrofitted fairly easily for a couple hundred bucks.
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As I believe you know, you must get Nav to get the screen and iDrive on the X1. I believe this is the case with any Exx series. The Fxx have a screen and iDrive even without Nav. The business radio can support iPod USB control but the interface is clunky and downright dangerous to use while driving.

ProClip and Bluetooth is the best way to go if you don't want Nav.
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      12-30-2012, 02:35 PM   #9
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You get sport seats with either Sport or MSport lines. Both also have options for paddle shifters. The Sport line has an advantage of supporting heated steering wheel while the M Sport steering wheel is thicker.
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Yeah, that's what I gathered, but I was still holding out on hope. Thanks for crushing it. j/k One of the local dealerships had a X5 courtesy vehicle that had no nav, but the screen. Different beast, but I clung to that. I would probably just do what I do now w/ my MCS and keep a compact thumbdrive dedicated for mp3's and keep it plugged into the USB port. That's what I currently use for playing mp3 in the car. I keep a mp3 disc in the car with the mark-IV nav.

My coupe came with the thicker steering wheel and oh is it nice. Other steering wheels feel anemic compared to it. Not having ever had a heated steering wheel before, I wouldn't miss it. The M-sport line seems to have the better price since you at least get a differently tuned suspension (maybe a few different bits? probably not). As much as I like the front bumper/fascia, paying for aesthetics doesn't interest me. I'm a bit disappointed that the Sport Line doesn't have a different suspension setup.

Thanks for the inputs, btw.
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      12-30-2012, 02:49 PM   #11
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I'm not sure the business radio supports USB thumb drives, I've only used this feature with iDrive. iPod input with this radio requires Y-Cable (analog audio input).

Make sure you order BMW Assist to get Enhanced Bluetooth.

I ordered the M Sport package myself. I didn't get it in our 328i or 128i and regretted it specifically for the steering wheel.

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It looks like you have to have iDrive for bluetooth streaming:
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As far as I can tell, there is nothing enhanced with the enhanced Bluetooth option. I ordered it on my X1 without navigation hoping to get streaming Bluetooth. Picked up my car last Saturday but there does not appear to be any Bluetooth streaming. However , my iPhone 5 connects with the lightning cable which did not work on the base car so not a complete waste. Love the car though and glad I choose it.
Bummer!

I think iDrive is worth it, but that's just me.
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Thread jacking my own thread. Do the stock halogens not have angel eyes/corona rings? I'm guessing not. If it matter, I ask wrt a 28, not the 35 (if it matters).
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Thread jacking my own thread. Do the stock halogens not have angel eyes/corona rings? I'm guessing not. If it matter, I ask wrt a 28, not the 35 (if it matters).

Halogens DON'T have angel eyes, only the hid's come with it. The lighting pkg. is a must imho.
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Saw my first X1 with halogens last night. Did not look right to me in the rearview when I passed it.

...,but I'm a Xenon snob.
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Halogens DON'T have angel eyes, only the hid's come with it. The lighting pkg. is a must imho.
That's what I figured. So much for holding out on hope! This package stuff is bs. Premium pkg required just for xenons (from another package)?!

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...,but I'm a Xenon snob.
Me, too. Soooo much better than halogens.
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