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I sincerely believe they should implement this in another way, like mention what part was fitted originally, and what is a suggested replacement so you are alerted and can check for yourself. Now in most cases you won't even know before you run into issues! Sadly BMW's ETK had no provisions to implement the new approach in a better way but you have to be very, very careful!
So in other words: current documentation may say that certain parts are fitted, or that they are the same as from many other models, but that may not be true! It may have been completely different back in the day.
Want another example? According to ETK and BMWFans all facelift E21 front struts are the same...