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Old 07-15-2008, 05:04 PM
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Front Parking Assist Cameras

Hello all. Recently took delivery of my new almost fully loaded X5 3.0 (US Specs). I love the ride and enjoy driving it as much as I can- even with the gas prices here in Spain being about $8.35 per gallon. The one down side of driving such a large vehicle in Spain is the size of the X5- many (if not most) of the roads here in Spain were not built with larger sized vehicles in mind. The size of the roads combined with the size of the X5 combined with the less than stellar visibility to the to front right of the vehicle combined with the Spanish habit of parking where ever and however they like has made for some very close calls while trying to navigate around town (Valencia). Today someone told me that BMW offers the option of a front camera on European models at a cost of about 2000 Euros (more or less $3000) and that it can be added to an American specs vehicle. Does anyone know anything about this? I would certainly spend the money for this feature if the statement is accurate. As it is right now, to get in and out of the my driveway's gate, I must line myself up as best as I can and then get out of the X5 and check each side to make sure that I have clearance as there is only about a 10 inch difference between the width of the vehicle and the width of the gate (which for unknown Spanish engineering marvel reasons was installed at an angle to the road and to the drive). Thanks!

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Old 07-15-2008, 05:17 PM
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I've no idea about the camera, but I'm coming to your home town in about a month's time fro the Grand Prix. I'll look out for your gate
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:23 PM
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Yes, there is, it gives you a split screen view of your front right and left. I've seen it on the Accessories Catalog, but I haven't seen it on any BMW Accessories sites.
Your best bet with regards to pricing and what it actually looks like is to go to your nearest dealership and grab the accessories catalog.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:37 AM
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i contacted my uk dealers parts department for the front view camera and they said they have no such part available. it sounds like a great idea to have one, so could you please let me know where it is available from?
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Let me talk to my service center here in Korea and see if it's a something that's 'globally' available. I'll also see if I can get a part number and installation instructions.

Wish me luck.
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:36 AM
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my service rep here in Indonesia was asking me if I want to retrofit front and rear camera. I am not sure if they are available though.
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