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      08-22-2015, 02:24 PM   #1
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My E91 lci

So I upgraded to something with a bit more room a few months back. Coming from a 120d, I wanted the smoothness of a 6 pot. I would have preferred a manual 330d, but as they seem tough to find, I decided to broaden my search and found this 325d. Its got the M57 197bhp engine and is an Auto, w/paddle shift. I specifically wanted an lci car, but not the N57 engine (I know they dont have the as many issues as the N47, but have potential), so bought one of the last M57 engined cars.

Spec wasn't too bad. Things I specifically wanted were Xenons and Nav, so it was nice to get a few other bits too.

3.0 M57 engine with 198 PS / 400 NM
Space Grey Metallic
Heated Black Dakota Leather
Multifunction steering wheel with paddle shift
Pro nav with voice control
Bluetooth
USB/audio interface
Adaptive xenons
High beam assist
Auto lights
Rain sensor (auto wipers)
Light pack
Auto dip interior mirror
Smoker pack
Cruise control
Rear pdc

Had a few maintanence issues to sort (fix a squeeky blower fan, replace a wheel speed sensor and the front brake pads) but its been a good car so far.



Have now fitted some sun blinds and picked up some gloss black performance grilles, although Im not 100% that I prefer the black over the chrome tbh!

Bought the BMWhat app (Carly for BMW) and had a play with some coding which was fun. Activated alarm chirp, extended the power window time and closing whilst door open function, turned off the amber led running lights, had a play with which lights are used for DRLs, activated the digital speedo and real time mpg, turned on permanent dash lighting and a few other things I cant remember now!





And one more, parked next to what I would have bought if I didnt have kids to fit in!



Plans are very modest, but I have some SSDD carbon splitters to go on at some point, although I need to get a minor repair done to the front bumper first. Have some Led running lights on order from Horizon Leds, hopefully should be here any day. Eibach springs are also on the to do list!

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      08-23-2015, 03:10 AM   #2
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. . . . .what about smoked side indicator lenses?

And the roof rail delete - or at least the low profile later type????

Stick with the black grilles IMO

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      08-23-2015, 05:52 AM   #3
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Looks great.
How much were the splitters as I went to stick some on my E90
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      08-23-2015, 02:06 PM   #4
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They are 170 new from SSDD I think.
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