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Old 12-04-2003, 02:35 PM   #1
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Question What does the "Business" mean in BMW Business CD player?

I know that our cd player's (stock), if you have the option, come with the BMW Business CD player. This seems like an odd name to me, so I wanted to ask what the "Business" refers to or how that name came about? Sorry if this is a dumb question but I can't figure it out? (BTW I already tried doing a search).
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Old 12-04-2003, 11:11 PM   #2
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Good question! I guess you can use this CD player while you're making business.
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Old 12-05-2003, 08:34 AM   #3
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I've always wondered the same thing. Everytime someone gets in my car who's never been in a BMW they ask "What does business CD player mean?". I don't know what to tell them.
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Old 12-05-2003, 01:05 PM   #4
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more like a marketing scheme...that's my guess...
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Old 12-06-2003, 12:29 PM   #5
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overseas a professional model is offered, which is sourced by - I think - becker
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Old 12-06-2003, 09:05 PM   #6
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Old 12-07-2003, 12:03 PM   #7
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I think it means it is pre-wired for the disk changer.
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Old 12-07-2003, 01:26 PM   #8
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There are 3 different radios that I know of. Reverse (tape deck?), business and Professional. I have the Professional tape deck.

The business and professional are ready for CD changer.
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Old 12-07-2003, 03:10 PM   #9
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I beleive that one of them has twin tuners so it can find the best FM signal as you drive between counties etc. so when using RDS you dont get a gap in sound as it re tunes to the better signal.
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Old 12-07-2003, 03:13 PM   #10
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Hmm interesting. Thanks to those who replied with useful information. Is it not possible for US-Spec cars to get the Professional head unit?
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it means you'll want to make it your business to replace this soon
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Haha wow nobody knows the answer to this. I think this is the first question I've asked about my car that no one has been able to answer!

BTW, since I've never replaced my head unit, I don't know much about it...which is why I wanted to ask why every installation kit places the aftermarket head unit towards the left. Is there anyway to center it?
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Old 12-11-2003, 03:10 PM   #14
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overseas a professional model is offered, which is sourced by - I think - becker
you can put in the professional model but the wiring harnesses will be different
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How many watts is the standard BMW Business CD?

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While I applaud your searching, you revived a 13 YO thread for that question? (I don't know the answer)
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Quick question....I have a 00' 323i equipped with the business tape player. No CD. Can I swap in a business CD off a 02' 330i?
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hahaha brilliant question. i have no idea. probably something got to do with some marketing scheme targeting traders - listening to business stations. lol
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