E90Post
 


N54Tuning.com
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > New & Preowned BMW Ordering / Pricing / Tracking Information Forum (including European Delivery) > BMW E92 LCI or Pre LCI?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-02-2013, 04:49 AM   #1
xXSupa
youtube.com/xSupaD
xXSupa's Avatar
Canada
5
Rep
215
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E92 335i
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Vancouver, BC

iTrader: (0)

BMW E92 LCI or Pre LCI?

Problem solved. Can close thread now. Thanks

Last edited by xXSupa; 04-07-2014 at 10:34 PM.
Appreciate 0
      12-02-2013, 04:12 PM   #2
Laid Black 335i
BMW
Laid Black 335i's Avatar
United_States
22
Rep
975
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 BMW 335i (6MT)
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: MD

iTrader: (7)

Keep in mind the 2011+ 335's use the N55 motor.

The 2009 will have the N54 motor which is the "better" motor.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      12-10-2013, 11:11 AM   #3
mashimarho
BMW Genius
mashimarho's Avatar
United_States
192
Rep
10,552
Posts

 
Drives: e92 LCI 335i xDrive™
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Grand Rapids, michigan

iTrader: (36)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Laid Black 335i View Post
Keep in mind the 2011+ 335's use the N55 motor.

The 2009 will have the N54 motor which is the "better" motor.
No No No No. Not better. This is a false statement.

The 2011 will come with the N55, yes. It will not yield as much more with the current state of mods. But, I will not say it's better in any way.

My fellow N55 fiends don't hassle with as much of HPFP issues, sounds more aggressive, and have come to love the torque beast.

I'm not boasting about the N55 and saying it is "better" in any way. It's personal preference and I recommend driving both.

The e92 LCI is a great car and is also available in the N54 if you get the 335is. I love my e92 LCI with the N55, and it's because it treats me so well.

I don't know why it is engraved in some people's brain that the N55 is the "no no, bad" motor.
__________________

My Progress: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770326
Volk///ER///BMS///KW///VRSF///ARKYM///DD///CYBA///STOPTECH///BMW Performance ///
Appreciate 0
      12-10-2013, 12:31 PM   #4
eyim1988
Lieutenant Colonel
eyim1988's Avatar
United_States
22
Rep
1,528
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i M Sport
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA

iTrader: (3)

it def does not have the power potential the n54 has, but it does have all the power and torque one would need ever in a daily driver.
Appreciate 0
      12-10-2013, 01:11 PM   #5
K19BMW
Second Lieutenant
K19BMW's Avatar
6
Rep
231
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 335xi sedan
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Enfield, CT.

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I have a pre lci e90 and the only thing I really wish my car had that the lci has is the ability to work on the headlights without taking the front bumper off.

Besides that, the pre-lci idrive system is perfectly fine for me, I actually prefer the pre lci e90 tail lights to the lci tail lights (I am probably the only person who feels this way), the front bumper differences between the 2 don't really matter to me. I was happy to save the extra money and put it towards mods.
__________________
2008 335xi Sedan in Monaco Blue/Beige Dakota Leather/Cold Weather/Premium Package/ Navigation/ Logic7

Alpina B3 Flash, JB4 G5, BMS DCI, BMS OCC, VRSF DP, VRSF 7" FMIC, 30% tint, matte black kidney grills, paint matched m3 spoiler, paint matched front splitter, black finishing rods, BMW OEM Blacklines, Cyba air scoops, more to come.
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2013, 05:02 PM   #6
trohde78
Private First Class
trohde78's Avatar
1
Rep
199
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 335i Coupe
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Carol Stream, IL

iTrader: (1)

What are the main exterior differences on the LCI E92's other than the front bumper looks worse? I can easily tell the difference on the E90's, but I don't know that I have noticed much difference on the coupes.
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2013, 05:44 PM   #7
SgtGoldy
SuperFastYo
SgtGoldy's Avatar
United_States
12
Rep
714
Posts

 
Drives: N54 335i TiAg
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Orange County, CA

iTrader: (1)

I get bugged by the reflectors in my PreLci headlights. also the lack of those awesome led turn signals in the headlights. but the worst thing... The mustache... it makes me hate my car.
__________________
335i Titanium Silver - Project: Wallet Destroyer

"I've got eight slugs in me. One's lead, and the rest are bourbon. The drink packs a wallop and I pack a revolver." -Calvin & Hobbes
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2013, 05:49 PM   #8
wonton1017
Bit by Modbug
Canada
10
Rep
786
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i M-sport
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: here

iTrader: (8)

For the angel eyes, $450 will not make the pre-lci look nearly as good as the LCI.

Make that ~$900 for custom headlights. I did the same calculation mistake as you when I got my pre-LCI.

However, the taillights are $525 shipped and FRM is not needed. A simple coding to remove bulb checks will make it perform identical to the LCI. So take off $400 from the taillights price. (After adding a $75 coding cable, got mine for $25 off ebay and it works perfect.)

Total price is almost the same after increasing headlight costs and decreasing taillight costs.

LCI m-sport front bumper looks more aggressive than the pre-LCI m-sport bumper. Another thing I made a mistake on. I could not tell the difference until I actually owned the car. CPS lip on the LCI looks amazing, CPS lip on the pre-lci looks good. This is the only reason that slightly makes me wish I got the LCI instead.

Something else you should factor in is the price of used parts for the pre-LCI and for the n54 engine. I got a jb4 for $60, I doubt you would find a jb4 for the n55 for less than $300. There are also a ton of people selling aftermarket downpipes for the n54 and a lot less for the n55. And as proven, n54 does make more power after mods. Reliability, I believe they both have hpfp problems.
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2013, 05:50 PM   #9
trohde78
Private First Class
trohde78's Avatar
1
Rep
199
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 335i Coupe
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Carol Stream, IL

iTrader: (1)

I guess I need to start paying more attention, as I don't think I have ever seen an e92 with LED front signals and tail lights (other than a rare 335is).
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2013, 05:52 PM   #10
wonton1017
Bit by Modbug
Canada
10
Rep
786
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i M-sport
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: here

iTrader: (8)

Oh hey its you from Revscene
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2013, 08:28 PM   #11
Mardio
Brigadier General
32
Rep
3,118
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335is space grey
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: SF

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by eyim1988 View Post
it def does not have the power potential the n54 has, but it does have all the power and torque one would need ever in a daily driver.
+1
Appreciate 0
      01-16-2014, 03:14 PM   #12
moviebumm
Private First Class
United_States
5
Rep
143
Posts

 
Drives: 2015 BMW 435 xDrive
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: New York

iTrader: (0)

I prefer the pre LCI. I do not like the side mirrors on the LCI models.
Appreciate 0
      02-01-2014, 05:48 AM   #13
Tymm
Private
Tymm's Avatar
Sweden
0
Rep
62
Posts

 
Drives: E92 325i 2007 sgm
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Sweden

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
If it was me I would always buy the newest 1 I could afford, re-sale value will normally be higher, plus you can then mod as and when funds are available
Appreciate 0
      04-07-2014, 09:55 PM   #14
JunkyardDogg
Private First Class
1
Rep
174
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 335is Coupe
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Jersey

iTrader: (0)

I prefer everything about the pre-lci, but I want a longer warranty and getting a 2010 only gives me less than 2 years.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:01 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST