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18 Mar 2011 15:00 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

BMW service inclusive 400
Five-year/60,000-mile service package. 'A no-brainer,' say dealers.
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Dynamic Pack 2880
Content: 19-inch alloy wheels, Anthracite headlining, Exterior trim, Sport leather steering wheel, Sport seats.

This makes the SE version look sportier, but you dont get the suspension changes or full bodykit that M Sport models do, so the M Sport makes more financial sense and, crucially, retains a better residual value.
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Media package - Business Advanced Navigation System 1565
Content: Bluetooth, BMW Assist, navigation, and voice control.

Sat-nav is essential in a car of this calibre. You get a seven-inch screen, full postcode search, a 2D and perspective map, dynamic route planning and BMW Assist a telematic emergency service.
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Media package - Professional Multimedia Navigation System 2000
ContentBuilds on the lesser Nav System with a useful 10.2in split display screen, hard-disc music storage, DVD drive and 3D map. It is becoming increasingly popular among business buyers.
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Visibility Pack 1235
Content: Adaptive xenon headlights, washers and high beam assistant.

Around 3540% of buyers opt for this package. High-mileage drivers will benefit, but it's not essential for bolstering resale values.
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