Hello Guys,

My name is Vasilis and I am from SE Coast near Herne Bay.

New to the world of BMW my self, never had one ...(no offence) as I never liked the little ones (ie 3 series) not my cup of tea in driving experience.
Had most Mercedes and some other cars in my life (a few actually).

Now the garage concists of:
Mercedes 300SL-24 (1992)
Lexus GS300 SE Navigator (1998) with a few minor mods
Mazda RX8 231 (2003)
Renault Vel Satis 3.5 V6 (2003)

and just got yesterday (not picked it up yet) a BMW 735i Auto X Reg (2000) with 142.000 miles on the clock. Got it very cheap so trying to make up my mind shall I keep it or not ... lol if I keep it one of the others will have to go and might be the Vel Satis.

I found a BMW VIN decoder online as there are many options on the car I have no clue what is standard or optional.
I put the list below.

My problem is the SatNav does not come up on the menu? the battery was disconnected on the car, do I need to put a code on the SatNav? it is the Alpine unit I think (half screen and the other half is cassete player with buttons).
The CD, or DVD unit in the boot cannot remember does not have a disc in. And the power light flashes. I did try to see if the loading mechanism is working by putting any music CD in and it loaded, and ejected on the press of the button so at least it is working on that aspect.

Code Standard Equipment
S202A Steptronic
S210A Dynamic stability control
S853A Language version English

Code Optional Equipment
S245A Steering wheel column adjustment,electr.
S302A Alarm system
P337A M Sports package
S339A Shadow-Line
S341A Bumpers completely in body colour
S401A Lift-up-and-slide-back sunroof, electric
S416A Roller sun vizor, rear lateral
S428A Warning triangle and first aid kit
S431A Interior mirror with automatic-dip
S438A Fine wood trim
S441A Smoker package
S457A Contour seat, front, electr. with memory
S494A Seat heating driver/passenger
S495A 3-point belt and headrest, center rear
S500A Headlight wipe/wash/Intensive cleaning
S508A Park Distance Control (PDC)
S549A Exclusive Clock
S609A Navigation system Professional
S627A Prepartation BMW Handy (Nokia)
S672A CD changer for 6 CDs
S676A HiFi speaker system
S704A M Sports suspension
S710A M leather steering wheel
S775A Headlining anthracite
S780A BMW LA wheel, M parallel spoke
S785A White direction indicator lights
S850A Additional Export tank filling
S863A Retailer Directory Europe
S877A Delete cross-pattern operation
S880A On-board vehicle literature English
S459A Seat adjuster, electric, with memory
S473A Armrest front
S488A Lumbar support, driver and passenger
S602A On-board monitor with TV
S694A Provisions for BMW 6 CD changer

---- Control Individual
Sign BMW Individual
- 0490 paint
Special paint "avusblau metallic" as Schl.Nr. 276
- Z1XX cushion
Individual Collection: nappa leather Individual Collection colors
- Interior nappa leather champagne (No. 2237193)
Extent N6 plus Sitzlehnenrueckwand
- The following scope is in nappa leather champagne (No. 2237193)
- Sorties door center (with handle)
- Quilting thread champagne (No. 2237192), color no. 0671 Z
- Sewing thread in champagne (No. 2237191), color no. 0671 Z
- Piping in soft navy blue (No. 8174059), arrangement, such as serial
- Seam of the front and rear seats as P4/P5
- Seat trim in navy blue
- Remaining interior like leather Montana navy blue,
Schl.Nr. N6DL