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      10-10-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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Black Kidney Grill

Hi guys I have the 2012 328i with m package , and I thought it would be a F30 but I was told my coupe is still consider a E90 , so I wanted to change out my grill , so am I looking for e90 2009-2011 grill?
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Coupe, youre looking for an E92*
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like Sara said it would be an e92. But since yours is a 2012 i believe you would also need the LCI version. 2011-2012
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      10-10-2012, 01:08 PM   #4
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like Sara said it would be an e92. But since yours is a 2012 i believe you would also need the LCI version. 2011-2012
Im a rookie What is a LCI version ?
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      10-10-2012, 01:22 PM   #5
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LCI stands for life style impulse. It's what bmw calls their face lifted models from 2011+
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LCI stands for life style impulse. It's what bmw calls their face lifted models from 2011+
Oh I see thanks ! I called the dealership it costs 140 any aftermarket ones that's cheaper ?

P.S is there a post for 2012 grill install .. I heard its different than old models
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There are two options for you:

Black grill with black fins (m sport i believe) or black grill with silver fins (335is). I like & have the latter.
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Oh I see thanks ! I called the dealership it costs 140 any aftermarket ones that's cheaper ?

P.S is there a post for 2012 grill install .. I heard its different than old models
The install isnt much different then the older model cars. I changed out the grille on both my 2009 and 2012 and the only difference I could see was that on the newer LCI models there are less tabs that hold them in place. If anything it was a little easier.

I got mine off **********s.com shipping was quick and i think it varies from 75-110 depending on what finish you want (Matte, Gloss, or Carbon) Also Just by doing a quick search through the vendors here I believe Modmy3 carries them, and i wouldn't doubt if the other popular vendors have them as well.
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Oh I see thanks ! I called the dealership it costs 140 any aftermarket ones that's cheaper ?

P.S is there a post for 2012 grill install .. I heard its different than old models
The install isnt much different then the older model cars. I changed out the grille on both my 2009 and 2012 and the only difference I could see was that on the newer LCI models there are less tabs that hold them in place. If anything it was a little easier.

I got mine off **********s.com shipping was quick and i think it varies from 75-110 depending on what finish you want (Matte, Gloss, or Carbon) Also Just by doing a quick search through the vendors here I believe Modmy3 carries them, and i wouldn't doubt if the other popular vendors have them as well.
Oh thanks for the info!
They even have carbon now?! Haha but I don't have anything carbon on my car so it might look funny , what did u have on yours?
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Oh thanks for the info!
They even have carbon now?! Haha but I don't have anything carbon on my car so it might look funny , what did u have on yours?
I have gloss
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Oh thanks for the info!
They even have carbon now?! Haha but I don't have anything carbon on my car so it might look funny , what did u have on yours?
I have gloss
Hehe I was debating matte or gloss too u have pic of it ?
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      10-10-2012, 03:00 PM   #13
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Go to the vendor sales portion in the forum. Click on one that says grille for e92. State that you want an LCI version.
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There are two options for you:

Black grill with black fins (m sport i believe) or black grill with silver fins (335is). I like & have the latter.
Any SRNumber of those IS grill?

Curious if can get them here in europe...


Ziergitter Chrom links CHROM 1 03/2010 51137254969
Ziergitter Chrom rechtsCHROM 1 03/2010 51137254970

Would this be correct?

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I bought the matte black, looks great on SGM. BTW, I have the LCI version too. I like the new headlights and grills, but not a fan of the bumper. What was BMW thinking??! Oh yes, we need to spend more money for the m sport....
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Hehe I was debating matte or gloss too u have pic of it ?
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I prefer gloss black on M-Sport/Sport to match the gloss black shadowline trim. I got gloss black border with matte black slits on mine.
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I have a 2012 335i E92 with the M package. At my request, my CA put a set of the BMW black performance grills in the trunk for me when I took delivery. I installed them when I returned home and if I recall, it took about 30 minutes. I followed the DIY on this site - very easy.

Here are the part numbers off the boxes:

R - 51 71 2 158 984
L - 51 71 2 158 985

You should verify these in case there have been any changes since May when I took delivery!
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Looks very good, that was my second choice in color and it would have been easier to keep clean also, maybe the next one!
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I have a 2012 335i E92 with the M package. At my request, my CA put a set of the BMW black performance grills in the trunk for me when I took delivery. I installed them when I returned home and if I recall, it took about 30 minutes. I followed the DIY on this site - very easy.

Here are the part numbers off the boxes:

R - 51 71 2 158 984
L - 51 71 2 158 985

You should verify these in case there have been any changes since May when I took delivery!
Oh WHAAA!? It comes with a lack performance grill? Wow... I have none
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I have a 2012 335i E92 with the M package. At my request, my CA put a set of the BMW black performance grills in the trunk for me when I took delivery. I installed them when I returned home and if I recall, it took about 30 minutes. I followed the DIY on this site - very easy.

Here are the part numbers off the boxes:

R - 51 71 2 158 984
L - 51 71 2 158 985

You should verify these in case there have been any changes since May when I took delivery!
I got it around that time too but I'm trying the get sth after market only if they use the same part numbers
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Here are the part numbers off the boxes:

R - 51 71 2 158 984
L - 51 71 2 158 985
Still the same for the OEM replacement. Most aftermarket versions will not use these part numbers.
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