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      10-14-2019, 10:20 AM   #1
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Looking at an in stock M340 at a local dealer and it doesn't the Premium package so no HUD. It does have heated seats and the heated wheel as an option so I'd only be missing out on the HUD.

Is the HUD a must have? If the car didn't have the live cockpit I'd say yes but just wanted to get everyone else's thoughts. Thanks!

EDIT: Other dealer got back to me about the car I originally wanted which includes HUD so consider this post null and void! Keeping it up for other people to see though
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Looking at an in stock M340 at a local dealer and it doesn't the Premium package so no HUD. It does have heated seats and the heated wheel as an option so I'd only be missing out on the HUD.

Is the HUD a must have? If the car didn't have the live cockpit I'd say yes but just wanted to get everyone else's thoughts. Thanks!
In my opinion, yes, the HUD is great. I use it all the time, and it's actually my girlfriends favorite feature of the car when she drives. I wouldn't have the car without it.
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Looking at an in stock M340 at a local dealer and it doesn't the Premium package so no HUD. It does have heated seats and the heated wheel as an option so I'd only be missing out on the HUD.

Is the HUD a must have? If the car didn't have the live cockpit I'd say yes but just wanted to get everyone else's thoughts. Thanks!
In my opinion, yes, the HUD is great. I use it all the time, and it's actually my girlfriends favorite feature of the car when she drives. I wouldn't have the car without it.
Yeah I figured that'd be the case haha. My wife has it in her X1 and its great, but I figured it might be different with live cockpit pro showing nav etc.

Quick question - does Carplay extend to the cockpit pro and the HUD?
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It's just another one of those things that once you have it you will never want to not have it again.
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It's just another one of those things that once you have it you will never want to not have it again.
Yeah you're right. Looks like I'm back to the drawing board haha
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For me, it is. For me, I want every option.
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This is why I ended up special ordering
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This is why I ended up special ordering
Can't wait that long unfortunately, I need my new car before 11/13
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I have it... first time.

It is good but with the live cockpit it is possible to live without it.

As said, if you like all the toys, itís good to have and probably safer.

Really comes down to cost/availability
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Is the HUD a must have? If the car didn't have the live cockpit I'd say yes but just wanted to get everyone else's thoughts.
It is for me, even thought I didn't expect to use it much at first. I loved it for not having to look down just to check my speed.

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Quick question - does Carplay extend to the cockpit pro and the HUD?
Not at this point, CarPlay received such a feature very recently only, it remains to be seen if BMW adapts it.
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I don't think it's a must have especially with the live cockpit but like the others said, once you have it you will never get another car without it.

Before I got my first car with HUD I thought it'll be a gimmick and distracting but I quickly realized how great it is. Being able to always see your speed saved me from a couple of speeding tickets on long trips. Also seeing your media info and navigation without looking down is great.
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I don't think it's a must have especially with the live cockpit but like the others said, once you have it you will never get another car without it.

Before I got my first car with HUD I thought it'll be a gimmick and distracting but I quickly realized how great it is. Being able to always see your speed saved me from a couple of speeding tickets on long trips. Also seeing your media info and navigation without looking down is great.
Seems to be the general consensus for sure. Can you tell me if carplay extends to the HUD or live cockpit?
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I have hud in my g20 but have a g20 loaner without hud at the moment. Now, I notice how nice/handy it is to have your eyes on the road al the time.

I think especially with the live cockpit, the hud is needed. There is a lot of information in the cockpit and the hud shows the high needs. Especially on busy/fast roads the cockpit can have to much info. Although this is also just a case of getting used to it off course.
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Got some good news, the dealer that I was originally working with on an in stock build that includes Premium has gotten back to me. Looks like I no longer need to decide!

Thanks all, looking forward to the HUD
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once you have HUD its very hard to go back IMO
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Looking at an in stock M340 at a local dealer and it doesn't the Premium package so no HUD. It does have heated seats and the heated wheel as an option so I'd only be missing out on the HUD.

Is the HUD a must have? If the car didn't have the live cockpit I'd say yes but just wanted to get everyone else's thoughts. Thanks!
In my opinion, yes, the HUD is great. I use it all the time, and it's actually my girlfriends favorite feature of the car when she drives. I wouldn't have the car without it.
Yeah I figured that'd be the case haha. My wife has it in her X1 and its great, but I figured it might be different with live cockpit pro showing nav etc.

Quick question - does Carplay extend to the cockpit pro and the HUD?
I don't think CarPlay extends to HUD, but I do not use CarPlay, so I'm not sure.
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Looking at an in stock M340 at a local dealer and it doesn't the Premium package so no HUD. It does have heated seats and the heated wheel as an option so I'd only be missing out on the HUD.

Is the HUD a must have? If the car didn't have the live cockpit I'd say yes but just wanted to get everyone else's thoughts. Thanks!
In my opinion, yes, the HUD is great. I use it all the time, and it's actually my girlfriends favorite feature of the car when she drives. I wouldn't have the car without it.
Yeah I figured that'd be the case haha. My wife has it in her X1 and its great, but I figured it might be different with live cockpit pro showing nav etc.

Quick question - does Carplay extend to the cockpit pro and the HUD?
I don't think CarPlay extends to HUD, but I do not use CarPlay, so I'm not sure.
No worries appreciate the response. Going tk try to search the rest of Bimmerpost to see if thats been answered
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I've never had HUD in any of my previous cars and I always figured it's something I could live without and I'd hardly use it. Now that I have it in my G20 I find myself always using it and would never want to go back to not having it.
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I have two requirements for any future purchase: a HUD and adaptive cruise control. IMHO there is a huge difference between glancing down at your control display and seeing the same info through the windshield.

But...everyone is different and my priorities aren't necessarily yours. I have seen some posts where folks complain that they find the HUD distracting. So, as always, different strokes for different folks.
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CarPlay does not extend to HUD/live cockpit. Can tell you whatís playing in CarPlay (like the song/track) but Waze, google maps etc donít work in HUD or live cockpit. You can still use bmw nav with HUD while youíre audio is from CarPlay, though (which is what I do).
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To me, yes!
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CarPlay does not extend to HUD/live cockpit. Can tell you what’s playing in CarPlay (like the song/track) but Waze, google maps etc don’t work in HUD or live cockpit. You can still use bmw nav with HUD while you’re audio is from CarPlay, though (which is what I do).
Awesome thats good to know. Realistically only cared about the music aspect so thats perfect
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