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      11-19-2010, 02:23 PM   #10
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Drives: '11 e90 ///M3
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Denver, CO

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Thank you...

The base Qi45 is $699 installed (at Murray Motors BMW), the laser shifters are $299 more, installed. All in...the Qi45 w/ shifters is a minimum of $1,000 less than the 9500ci (closer to $2,000 as 9500 installs typically take >8 hours, versus a few +/- (incl. fabrication time) for the Qi. The downside is that the Qi shifters are front only. This didn't matter a ton to me as the only LIDAR I have personally experienced seems to be a head on (frontal) assault, so the notion of a single rear shifter on my license plate seems a waste of $.

I personally (opinion) don't think that the 9500ci is going to provide me with $1,000+ extra performance or benefit, so I went with the Qi45 instead.

Originally Posted by ColoCane View Post
QI45 with Laser Shifters? Why not just get the 9500ci then? Only difference stock is that that QI45 does not come with the laser shifters, correct?

Nice job on install. Nice touch with the carbon fiber look.
2011.5 e90 M3 ZCP {Space Gray / 1/2 Fox Red & Blk / 6MT / ZCV / ZCW / ZP2 / EP Sound}
Former BMW's: '08 335i sil/blk (6sp) / '03 M3 sil/red (SMG) / '98 540i sil/blk (6sp)