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      02-29-2008, 12:24 AM   #1
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What is this option code?

Hey guys, just got offered a car by a dealer, and in the Vehicle Inquiry Report it states that the car comes with some option called the LAUNCH SUPPLY, code #999. Does anyone know what this means/includes Is this something that other non-launch vehicles wont have?
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      02-29-2008, 01:16 AM   #2
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I am getting a launch vehicle too. I just checked my spec sheet and there is the same option listed. I really dont know what that means and would really help if someone explained. It says its a no cost option.
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I just checked the specs of another car (ordered). It didnt have that option. It also didnt have "Training/Service Fee" of $180 for the dealer but no cost for the customer. This was there in the launch car.
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I'm not entirely sure, but I reckon that is comparable to the German HEA cars, which means no more than this car is originally meant to be a dealer launch car. For the european cars the production of these HEA started three months before the first customer cars were produced. Some say the HEA cars may be of a lesser built quality, but that doesn't have to be true for the US cars either (given the fact that the M3 per se is being built since June '07).


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I'm not entirely sure, but I reckon that is comparable to the German HEA cars, which means no more than this car is originally meant to be a dealer launch car. For the european cars the production of these HEA started three months before the first customer cars were produced. Some say the HEA cars may be of a lesser built quality, but that doesn't have to be true for the US cars either (given the fact that the M3 per se is being built since June '07).


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I didnt know there were build quality levels for each car. Thats horrible. I am getting a launch car in about 2 weeks. Do you think I should take it?
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I didnt know there were build quality levels for each car. Thats horrible. I am getting a launch car in about 2 weeks. Do you think I should take it?
There should be no difference in build quality. I think South was referring to worries that the production line might not be dialed in for the very first Euro cars.
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There should be no difference in build quality. I think South was referring to worries that the production line might not be dialed in for the very first Euro cars.
Yep, that's what I meant, not an intentional difference in build quality. Thanks for clarifying!


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I thought launch code 999 meant that the vehicle was equiped with certain options for launch. Porsche did this with the 997S it came with chrono package PCCB and a slew of other options meant for launch. Dont know if this is how bmw does it?
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