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      10-24-2012, 03:47 PM   #1
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Little button above bonnet pull opener

Saw a pic earlier and just wanted to know what it does? Any ideas?
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      10-24-2012, 03:55 PM   #2
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Boot opening switch.

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      10-24-2012, 04:19 PM   #3
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Thanks Pete, didn't know the car had one! Hopefully standard on my f31 msport!
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      10-24-2012, 05:37 PM   #4
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Not standard on my 'Luxury' line... all I have there is a blanking plate
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      10-25-2012, 03:38 AM   #5
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Not standard on my 'Luxury' line... all I have there is a blanking plate
Thats funny on this loaner (328i touring luxury) it has it., must be on the option list somewhere.
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      10-25-2012, 04:15 AM   #6
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It is on all the tourers but not the saloons.
I think you need comfort access on saloons to have it.
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      10-25-2012, 04:44 AM   #7
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The usual thing of trying to justify the extra price of the tourer - by throwing a few free extras on. By the sounds of it.
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      10-25-2012, 04:57 AM   #8
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S'funny, you have to pay extra for features that make the 'Luxury' Line a luxury car

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      10-25-2012, 08:12 AM   #9
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Hence the options list Rob! My understanding was that BMW was a 'luxury' brand until I saw what's missing unless you pay the extra!

Still......Only having until Wednesday for my new baby to arrive now......
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BMW is a luxury brand but the 3 series isn't a luxury car ... unless you pay shed loads of money for extra toys
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      10-25-2012, 09:30 AM   #11
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Mmm, I think they should rename the 'Luxury' Line to the 'SE-Plus-One-Or-Two-Bits-But-Be-Prepared-To-Plunder-The-Options-List-If-You-Want-Luxury' Line
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      10-25-2012, 12:05 PM   #12
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It is on all the tourers but not the saloons.
I think you need comfort access on saloons to have it.
I have comfort access on my saloon.
Don't have that button.

Guess it's touring only.
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      10-25-2012, 01:17 PM   #13
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Could be a slight security issue ie if someone broke in and pushed the release button they would then have access to boot. My dad loved Hondas because they had a lockable internal boot release with a key. Is it integrated into deadlocking?
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      10-25-2012, 03:08 PM   #14
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Could be a slight security issue ie if someone broke in and pushed the release button they would then have access to boot. My dad loved Hondas because they had a lockable internal boot release with a key. Is it integrated into deadlocking?
My f10 saloon has this so wasn't a problem when they designed this in 2010
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My F10 520d has this button too.
I have been looking more closely at the 3 vs 5 now that I am moving to one and have noticed that the 3 misses a few small bits that the 5 has as standard.
That internal boot release button, speed limiter on cruise control, heated semi electric seats,enhanced bluetooth/usb compatibility, hill hold assist, electric parking brake, storage compartments and seat back pockets are just a few I have noticed.
The 520d really is a great spec for the money but I am looking forward to the handling/performance of the 330d and suppose the 3 series is built down to a lower price point.
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      10-25-2012, 05:06 PM   #16
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Unfortunately it has to be built to the 316d price point so it's not surprising really.
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      10-26-2012, 08:44 AM   #17
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Just to add I have a F31 and I have the button. It open / closes the electric tailgate.
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