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      10-18-2013, 10:20 PM   #1
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2011 Model Year M3 question

Looking at a 2011 e92 as an upgrade. Few questions for the model year experts out there.

The car was first sold in Jan-Feb of 2011. Does that mean it should be a 2011.5 model with combox, Bluetooth streaming and album cover info? It has nav.

If the car has EDC button that means it should have competition package? I know the wheels would also give it sea but I'm wondering if EDC only came with the Competition Package for 2011MY.

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      10-18-2013, 10:25 PM   #2
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Looking at a 2011 e92 as an upgrade. Few questions for the model year experts out there.

The car was first sold in Jan-Feb of 2011. Does that mean it should be a 2011.5 model with combox, Bluetooth streaming and album cover info? It has nav.

If the car has EDC button that means it should have competition package? I know the wheels would also give it sea but I'm wondering if EDC only came with the Competition Package for 2011MY.

Thanks.
No, EDC was available on ZCP and non-ZCP cars. I'm not sure as to the first question.
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      10-18-2013, 10:26 PM   #3
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Yes, Jan-Feb 2011 build is a 2011.5. The infamous 2011.5 began with Sept 2010 production and went until March (I think) 2011 when the 2011.75 with BMW Apps began production.

I think the EDC or at least some version of it was available on non-competition pkg cars. But I can't recall for sure, search or someone else will have to confirm.

Edit: The 2011.5 w/ Competition pkg has three modes for EDC; Comfort, Normal and Sport. The previous EDC only offered two modes as I recall. On my car with Comp. pkg., no lights on the button = Comfort mode, one light = Normal mode and two lights = Sport mode.
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No, EDC was available on ZCP and non-ZCP cars. I'm not sure as to the first question.
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As mentioned the EDC was included in the Comp package or as a stand-alone option (that is how I ordered mine).

When it was first sold does not indicate the actual production date, other than obviously it wasn't built after that date but it could have been built a few months prior to first sold or in service date. You really need to know the date of production and if you have the VIN, I think a dealer can tell you what came on the car originally.
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      10-18-2013, 11:54 PM   #5
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Good point! I simply read first sold as the build date. You need to know the actual build date. There is a small plate inside the drivers door which shows the build date....
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read this:
2011 ordering guide and brochure.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=345646
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Looking at a 2011 e92 as an upgrade. Few questions for the model year experts out there.

The car was first sold in Jan-Feb of 2011. Does that mean it should be a 2011.5 model with combox, Bluetooth streaming and album cover info? It has nav.

If the car has EDC button that means it should have competition package? I know the wheels would also give it sea but I'm wondering if EDC only came with the Competition Package for 2011MY.

Thanks.
You can see the build sheet here. It will show if it has the combox http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html
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Edit: The 2011.5 w/ Competition pkg has three modes for EDC; Comfort, Normal and Sport. The previous EDC only offered two modes as I recall. On my car with Comp. pkg., no lights on the button = Comfort mode, one light = Normal mode and two lights = Sport mode.
Both Comp and non-comp cars have all 3 modes. EDC could be equiped on non-comp cars. The only difference is that Competition package EDC is fully adaptive in all three modes whereas the non-comp is only adaptive in standard and comfort, Sport is a fixed value.
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^^ Thanks for correcting me! Just couldn't recall the details on the non-ZCP EDC...
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