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    M635csi Options or Standard Equipment

    Hi,
    I'm new here, I have a 1970 2800cs coupe and am dipping my toes into the E24 world. I had a few questions concerning 1986 M635csi Euro Non Kat spec;
    Were these items options or standard equipment?

    - headlight wipers
    - M labels on the seats
    - Air conditioning
    - cruise control

    Many thanks and looking forward to learning more!
    Brett

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    Welcome! I don't have a real answer for you. If I had to guess, I'd say only the seat labels were standard. The rest would have been options, but the Euro markets were totally different when it came to marketing.

    The BMW VIN lookup might give you a hint, just enter the last seven digits of your VIN in a decoder like this one, and see what's listed in the options section of the build sheet.
    Save the manuals!
    1986 635CSi
    1991 318i

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    Option on some- headlight wipers
    Option, mainly m5- M labels on the seats
    Option on most not all- Air conditioning
    Option on some- cruise control

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettsul View Post
    Hi,
    I'm new here, I have a 1970 2800cs coupe and am dipping my toes into the E24 world. I had a few questions concerning 1986 M635csi Euro Non Kat spec;
    Were these items options or standard equipment?

    - headlight wipers
    - M labels on the seats
    - Air conditioning
    - cruise control

    Many thanks and looking forward to learning more!
    Brett
    For Euro models, AC and Cruise were definitely options. I can't recall seeing ///M labels on E24's - only E28 M5's (and NA-spec for that matter). I'm not sure about the wipers. Somewhere I have an options catalog - will try to find it this weekend.

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    I have pristine 628/635 brochure and it mentions some optional equipment. It lacks a table with standard and optional trim however, and, this is a British brochure making the whole deal different again. I believe US-spec cars were better off option-wise considered to their European counterparts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nullified View Post
    I have pristine 628/635 brochure and it mentions some optional equipment. It lacks a table with standard and optional trim however, and, this is a British brochure making the whole deal different again. I believe US-spec cars were better off option-wise considered to their European counterparts.

    IMG_20190315_162045.jpgIMG_20190315_162054.jpgIMG_20190315_162255.jpg
    What I have (somewhere) is a brochure or a card specifically about options. US cars had more standard equipment, but far fewer factory options (in addition to far fewer paint colors, interiors, etc.).

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    I's like to see that list, I know for sure my car was pretty empty. I have a German delivered car with very little options and I'd like to see if they were options at all. In other words, not only the TS is interested in the option list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nullified View Post
    I's like to see that list, I know for sure my car was pretty empty. I have a German delivered car with very little options and I'd like to see if they were options at all. In other words, not only the TS is interested in the option list.
    Have you ever looked beind the back seats (I mean unscrewing them and tipping them away)? There's supposed to be a build sheet there, though mine didn't have one (at least by the time I got it).

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    I've done that twice now, when I changed the brown cloth comfort interior with a beige sports leather interior, and some time ago whilst dismantling the car. Can't remember seeing a build sheet though.

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    Build Sheet

    If members are not familiar with the build sheet, it's a relatively small piece of paper. This is from my US 1989 635, build date 11/88. Located behind passages rear seat, folded and taped to the seat. 1989 BMW Original Build.pdfThe sheet had not been previously removed, I'm the 3rd owner.

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    Last edited by roger hanley; 03-16-2019 at 05:15 PM.

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    Owned my 86 for 31 yrs. No build sheet behind rear seats.

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