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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Mon, May-08-2017, 08:26:07 PM   #21
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He's right, that is a Rover branded unit. BMW would never sell a radio with an M badge on it (well maybe in today's world they would) but not stick a badge on it, in this orientatation.

An infamous Ebay seller, sold these all over Ebay as genuine BMW units. Technically this is correct as BMW owned the Rover brand, but of course, is very misleading. Action was never taken though.

I did this pic years ago to point out the subtle differences between the units.




p.s. The CD43 was immensely popular 5-10 years ago. It's funny as the pure OEM/OEM+ has become so dominant now, specially in Germany, now everybody just doesn't want OEM(+) but all the high-end versions of what was available.

In case of the headunits, the never popular BMW Professional RDS (aka BE2450/BE2455), demand now has suddenly skyrocketed, with insane prices asked and paid. It's made my Becker and the only modern "Professional" unit (there is the older BMW Professional Bavaria C (RDS)) version, but this system needs multiple components and more suitable for the E30/E34/E32 crowd.

These units are the only models to feature a double FM tuner, which makes for some cool options. Like displaying all stations in reach, while tuned in to one and the BE2455 lets you select a traffic announcement station, independently from the station you are tuned in to, or while browsing.
It was by far the most expensive radio BMW offered during E36 production and now everybody wants one.
I'm not even sure it was offered in the US. I have not seen a single US car with this unit on the option list.

Pic of a German acquaintance who is also deep intp the OEM(+) stuff, showing the BE2455 with selected station in upper row, stations within reception range on bottom line.

I saw one of these radios for $750 on eBay. But not in perfect shape, I should note.


(yes that is an OEM in-dash navi system under the OBC).
Until I find a nice oem one.

For now.. I'm stuck with this.

New OEM emblem installed. .

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Nothing wrong with yours. Unless you're really oem anal like some.

Me included.
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Old Tue, May-09-2017, 12:43:22 AM   #23
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Like M Parallel said theres nothing wrong and your screen is clean and non pixelated so I would rock it unless you find the Business setup if you really want. Unfortunately your not the only one who fell for this and won't be the last.
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Old Tue, May-09-2017, 02:59:32 AM   #24
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Can you at least turn the M badge horizontal, it looks like it would fit? The fact that it's positioned vertical is a dead giveaway that it's a coverup- one of those things that would bother me every time.

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Can you at least turn the M badge horizontal, it looks like it would fit? The fact that it's positioned vertical is a dead giveaway that it's a coverup- one of those things that would bother me every time.
Does not fit that way. Otherwise the one who originally started selling them like so, would have done so.

I personally would've had a small sticker made, that duplicates the original "BMW Business CD".
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Great work! The interior looks amazing!!


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Very clean. That head unit blends in great.
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very nice
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