I actually live in Asia. I think cars here follow the Euro specs more closely than US specs though. We have the rear (red) fog lights here, and I know US does not have that as standard.
I used to live in the Us when the E46 M3 first came out, and they do have folding mirros, I assumed they were automatic, but now, I am not sure.
I think what everyone is talking about is parking lights...when you switch off the engine on my car, you can move the signal light lever to the left or right side depending on where you are parked, and the brake light and the front signal light will turn on without blinking, just to make your car more visible.
Getting back to topic...I finally got the M3 look mirror, with the folding mechanism. The problem is, the socket to the motor of the mirror does not match the socket of the original mirror I have.
ghead the electrician I got to install it would not find a by-pass way to make it work. AS of the moment we are still doing research on how it can work...and hopefully still retain the seat momory function, and the function where the right side mirror points down when in reverse!
The folding thing works, I just installed a separate switch for that. Also want to find out if I can get an original M3 switch for it and would it fit a 4-door car. Any help would be appreciated!