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      08-31-2019, 04:19 PM   #1
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M550i Options - keep / regret / wishlist

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For M550i owners, which options do you:

1. Regret purchasing
2. Wish you purchased
3. Definitely plan to keep next BMW

I'm particularly interested in:

- Premium package
- non run-flat tires
- Merino leather
- B&W Sound
- Ceramic controls
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      09-03-2019, 11:38 AM   #2
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FYI, my comments refer to 2019 build, packages may have changed...

- Premium package

Yes, would get again for HUD and 3D surround view

- non run-flat tires

Yes, no question. better ride, less $$ to replace, and I like having a spare available

- Merino leather

didn't get only for the reason that you have to get with ventilated seats. Might get in future for extended leather coverage if could get w/o ventilation. However, nappa is great and I dont really mind not having merino

- B&W Sound

didn't get, no regrets. Way too much $$ for me and HK is fine for a car.

- Ceramic controls

Yes, would get again. small cost in the overall price and I like the feel/quality vs. plastic
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      09-14-2019, 11:19 PM   #3
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Avoid the standard leather at all cost. Get Nappa at the least.
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      09-15-2019, 12:18 AM   #4
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Mine is a 2019 540i.

Absolutely love the Tartufo Merino Leather and leather dash. Would definitely get again.

I didn't get the 3D camera because I thought it was In premium pkg but it was move to parking pkg. I really miss it.

I could do without lane assist because it doesn't work all the time. If it worked like Tesla I couldn't do without it.

I almost got the ceramic knobs and B&W but I really don't miss either. Love messaging seats for trips.

I got the spare tire even thought I got run flats. I would always get this option for $150. I can replace run flats with non or sell it for 3x price.
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      09-16-2019, 02:47 PM   #5
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Thanks, I think I'm going with all of those except for B&W.

Any thoughts on Dynamic Handling Package as well?
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      09-18-2019, 10:30 AM   #6
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There are other posts that talk about the DHP in more detail. For me, it is a must have. the anti roll feature works extremely well - changes the whole nature of the car when cornering at speed. I also like the rear wheel steering (IAS) which makes a huge difference when parking (I park in very narrow parking garages). I dont know if I've pushed the car enough to see the benefits of the active M suspensions vs. normal on m550, but the difference between comfort and sport is significant. I mainly drive in sport mode and enjoy the car's handling.
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      09-20-2019, 03:41 PM   #7
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I went mostly all in except for the B&W system. See the main options in my sig. Much the same opinions as others.
I did end up with RFTs to get the rims I wanted but now I have non-RFTs for the better ride. I have the active suspension and can now drive in adaptive mode on any back road without it being harsh.

The heads up is great once you're used to it. I miss it in my other car.
One downside to the massage function is firmer seats due to the mechanism. I wonder if some of the areas don't fully deflate when off.
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