From March 2004 many BMW models will receive significant enhancements
- All BMW 3 Series and BMW X5 models will include a CD player as standard equipment, as already featured on BMW 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series and Z4 models.
- BMW’s previously optional Tyre Pressure Warning system becomes standard on BMW 3 Series Coupé and Convertible models (currently standard on BMW 5 Series, 6 Series and Z4 models).
- A third, three-point rear seatbelt becomes standard on all BMW 3 Series models (except Convertible).
- All manual BMW 3 Series and 5 Series diesel models will be EU4 compliant, thanks to engine modifications on the 2.0d cars and the fitment of a maintenance-free particulate filter on 3.0d models.
- BMW 7 Series models will feature a new 8J x 17" alloy wheel as standard.
Revised on-the-road prices for March 2004
BMW has confirmed that the price of on-the-road charges has increased by £100.00 on all BMW cars registered after 1 January 2004. All MINI models receive the same increase from 1 February 2004.
BMW has announced the company’s first across-the-board price increase since the mid-1990s. The average retail price increases by just 1.4 per cent on all BMW models (except BMW 6 Series Coupé and Convertible models) built after 1 March 2004.
However, customers holding orders placed before 18 December 2003 will pay the current price (plus the £100.00 on-the-road increase), providing the car is registered before 30 June 2004.Published 24 January 2004