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      07-20-2011, 10:14 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by martin mustang View Post
I did that with my ex E60, it was a SE model with Monaco Blue, 2 years down the line got my dealer to install the M package, the final job was an SE comfort for our Irish roads with the looks of an M, the original order was with the sport steering wheel, got to change the manual gear handle to the M one. The difference in price was not a big deal more than the price new, and to me it felt like a new car. attached a picture of it being sold after I collected my F10 M sport 520d.
I'm not sure what an SE model is. Is that the same as the Sport Package in the USA ? Your car certainly looks like an M Sport model, albeit with chrome around the windows instead of shadowline trim. But in the US you could have ordered a Monaco Blue E60 with the M Sport (or the DSB with M-Sport) so could you please help me understand what you achieved by doing what you did ? The suspension is the same on the M Sport as the non-M-Sport in the US, so that's why I'm confused.