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      11-17-2012, 07:12 PM   #16
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Drives: BMW M2 (MG 6MT)
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Originally Posted by ozinaldo View Post
[...] all 1Ms in all markets came with standard Xenons, including Germany [...]
The only options depending on market were adaptive lights, headlight assist (option 5AC) and headlight washer system (I was forced to opt and pay for that last one due to market obligations, and I tried hard not to have them).
German pricelists of 2011 and 2012 mention Xenons + jetwashers as standard on the 1M's sold in Germany, and adaptive headlights as optional (same applies to Belgium and Luxembourg) (
"SERIENAUSSTATUNGEN (= stock/standard)

Licht und Sicht
  • Heckleuchten mit Leuchtkörper in LED-Technik
  • Xenon-Licht für Abblend- und Fernlicht
    mit Akzentleuchte vorn und 3D-Leuchtkörper in LED-Technik hinten
    inkl. Scheinwerfer-Waschanlage, automatische Leuchtweitenregulierung, vier Standlichtringen und Tagfahrlicht
  • Scheibenwischer mit einstellbarem Intervallschalter
    in 4 Stufen einstellbar mit zusätzlicher Tippfunktion"

Licht und Sicht
  • Adaptives Kurvenlicht (Adaptive Headlights - option 524)
    inkl. Abbiegelicht
    Nur in Verbindung mit Xenon-Licht und Regensensor
  • Fernlichtassistent (High Beam Assist - option 5AC)
    Nur in Verbindung mit Innenspiegel automatisch abblendend bzw. Innen- und Außenspiegel, automatisch abblendend
    und Regensensor
  • Lichtpaket (Lights Package - option 563)
    inkl. Innenleuchten hinten mittig mit Leseleuchte, Leseleuchten vorn, Make-Up-Spiegelbeleuchtung für
    Fahrer und Beifahrer, Ambientelicht, Fußraumleuchten vorn und Vorfeldbeleuchtung in den Türgriffen
  • Regensensor mit automatischer Fahrlichtsteuerung (Rain and light sensor - option 521)
As far as I know it was simply impossible to opt out of headlight jet washers ("Scheinwerfer-Waschanlage") for the 1M. I have not seen one single picture yet of a stock 1M without Xenons and jet washers. I guess that jet washers are mandatory with Xenons for safety reasons: Xenons automatically position themselves to avoid becoming a 'blinding' nuisance for oncoming traffic; however, a very dirty headlight cover might eventually 'divert' rays of light in a 'blinding' way, and car manufacturers are not allowed to assume that every car is regularly washed.

The High Beam Assist (HBA) messes up the OBC presentation: due to the place reserved for the HBA icon, mileage and odometer are no longer permanently shown on the second line when checking speed, range, average fuel consumption or average speed, regardless whether you activated HBA or not; quite annoying... (

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Last edited by Artemis; 11-17-2012 at 07:19 PM.