Add cruise control, adaptive headlights
, climate control and reversing sensors, run-flat tyres and air suspension and just about everything heated and electrically powered and you get some idea of what is on offer for your money.
Mazda are also rolling out things like adaptive headlights
and hill start assist on the new model which is due on sale in the spring.
Those suppliers who are working on lane-departure warning systems, lane-keeping assistance systems, adaptive cruise control, forward crash mitigation, and/or adaptive headlights
(and nowadays, it is difficult to find a systems supplier that isn't involved in at least one of these) should take note of a CMOS image sensor from Micron Technology (www.micron.com).
Other extra-cost hightech gizmos include adaptive cruise control, a rear parking camera and adaptive headlights
which help you see round bends.
But popular options like sports seats, adaptive headlights
, satellite navigation, folding door mirrors and premium CD sound system hike up the price considerably.
During the tests, IIHS experts check the effective range and brightness of the headlamps, the distribution of the light beam, the operation of the adaptive headlights
and the automatic headlights.
In some cars, the blind spot alert comes on too late, or the lane keeping is too strong, or the adaptive headlights
have drivers coming in the oppsite direction flashing you for having on your full beam.
Grade 4 adds bi-xenon adaptive headlights
with automatic levelling and washers, front parking sensors, smart key entry and engine start/ stop, a panoramic sunroof, 10-way power adjustable driver and eight-way adjustable front passenger ventilated seats, heated steering wheel, autonomous emergency braking and blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert.
Both models feature Active M differential, M compound brakes, tyre pressure monitor, driving assistant, rear park distance control, rear view camera, carbon fibre interior trim and Dakota leather upholstery, seven-speed DCT, Comfort Access System, adaptive headlights
, BMW Selective Beam, power heated front seats with lumbar adjustment, alarm and a premium Harman/Kardon surround sound system.
It boasts a sloping roofline, twin tailpipes, the bold kidney grille, 20in alloys, four large air scoops, body-coloured door mirrors and door handles, sweeping light clusters with adaptive headlights
and high-beam assistant, sunprotection glass and an electric glass sunroof.
Upgrades: 7 Speed DCT automatic gearbox, 19" M double spoke forged and polished alloy wheels - style 220, comfort access, climate comfort windscreen, heated seats, front armrest with sliding adjustment, high beam assist, park distance control front and rear, adaptive headlights
, BMW assist and online portal, voice control, Bluetooth, DAB digital CD changer, professional loudspeaker system, sun protection glass, USB audio interface, navigation system and 8.8" monitor, professional navigation system and BMW professional radio with CD, automatic air conditioning with anti-fogging sensor, Xenon headlights, cruise control, graphite grey with full novilo black extended leather PS21,995 10 60 MERCEDES CL500 CGI 4.7 Blueefficency Coupe automatic (Facelift).
The Mini's range of high-quality equipment offered as standard also includes Xenon Adaptive Headlights
, Park Distance Control, automatic air conditioning, an onboard computer and the Radio Mini Visual Boost audio system, which includes the Harman Kardon speaker system.