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      02-19-2006, 12:58 AM   #1
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just a quick question

can you distinguish the model of the e90 (non-sport) from the exterior alone if it debadged ? i know the diesels have different exhausts but is that it ?

So would a say 320i or 320d look any different , to this one, from the front ?


If not should BMW do like MB, where the higher the model in the range the more aggressive styling it has ...
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can you distinguish the model of the e90 (non-sport) from the exterior alone if it debadged ? i know the diesels have different exhausts but is that it ?

So would a say 320i or 320d look any different , to this one, from the front ?


If not should BMW do like MB, where the higher the model in the range the more aggressive styling it has ...
I don't know about other markets, but for South africa you can distinguish 4-cylinder E90's(320i, 320d) and 6 cylinder E90's(323i, 325i, 330i, 330d) as follows:
1. The 320d has an exhaust with the tip facing down.
2. The 320d and 320i have black kidney grills. Only the surround is chrome.... on 6 cylinder E90's, the kidney grills are chrome, including surrounds.
3. The 320d and 320i do not have the chrome surrounds on side windows.... on 6 cylinder E90's, there is a chrome strip surrounding the side windows.
4. The 320i and 320d have single exhaust pipe... while the 6 cylinder E90's have two.

So,
1. From the front, check the kidney grills.
2. From the side, check the window surrounds.
3. From the back, check the exhaust pipes.
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So,
1. From the front, check the kidney grills.
2. From the side, check the window surrounds.
3. From the back, check the exhaust pipes.
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hmmm... just checked the catalogue here in bulgaria , and they all have the same front grill .. .have i been tricked
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hmmm... just checked the catalogue here in bulgaria , and they all have the same front grill .. .have i been tricked
anyone? is this country specific or is there something wrong in my market ????
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In the US we get only the e90 325i (black grille) and 330i (chrome grille) so far.
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must be bg maket then. We have 6 or 7 different engines in the lineup
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must be bg maket then. We have 6 or 7 different engines in the lineup
In Finland we have chrome in 325 and 330 front grille.

325 does not have chrome exhaust tips.
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In Finland we have chrome in 325 and 330 front grille.

325 does not have chrome exhaust tips.
I guess both your e90s have the chrome FINNISHing touch.
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