BMW’s customizable instrument panel

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You can customize a lot in vehicles these days—everything from seat and carpet material to a window-rattling sound system. Now BMW provides consumers with the ability to change the look of their dashboard.

The German automaker announced in May 2012 that its 2013 model-year 5 Series cars will have an optional instrument panel that can be changed to fit a driver’s preferences.

The speedometer, tachometer, and fuel and temperature gauges are displayed on a 10.3-inch LCD screen, and the driver can choose from four different displays that change the configuration of the information, as well as the color of the gauges.

BMW hasn’t divulged how much the option will cost, but it likely will add $1,000 to the vehicle’s price, based on early estimates. The 2012 5 Series models start at $46,900.