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      05-23-2017, 06:17 AM   #1
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N54 to N55

Hi, as you know I have a N54 335i, recently saw a N55 for sale and thinking if I should trade in my N54 for it?

What I really like with this N55 are:
DCT
Comfort Access
CIC iDrive
LCI tail light (not really a huge upgrade)
*This N55 is 2009 model, so the headlight is just the same as Pre LCI

I don't really after power mods (my N54 is stock performance wise), and MHD now seems supporting N55 for Stage 1 tuning too if I really want the extra bit of power.

Should I go for it?
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      05-23-2017, 06:26 AM   #2
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Hi, as you know I have a N54 335i, recently saw a N55 for sale and thinking if I should trade in my N54 for it?

What I really like with this N55 are:
DCT
Comfort Access
CIC iDrive
LCI tail light (not really a huge upgrade)
*This N55 is 2009 model, so the headlight is just the same as Pre LCI

I don't really after power mods (my N54 is stock performance wise), and MHD now seems supporting N55 for Stage 1 tuning too if I really want the extra bit of power.

Should I go for it?
The LCI headlights are worth it, the angel eyes are the brightest.

Lots more reliability, less high mod potential.

I would get a full LCI car if you were wanted to do it
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      05-23-2017, 06:38 AM   #3
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Hi, as you know I have a N54 335i, recently saw a N55 for sale and thinking if I should trade in my N54 for it?

What I really like with this N55 are:
DCT
Comfort Access
CIC iDrive
LCI tail light (not really a huge upgrade)
*This N55 is 2009 model, so the headlight is just the same as Pre LCI

I don't really after power mods (my N54 is stock performance wise), and MHD now seems supporting N55 for Stage 1 tuning too if I really want the extra bit of power.

Should I go for it?
2009 335i's don't come with LCI tail lights anyways.
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      05-23-2017, 07:38 AM   #4
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2009 335i's don't come with LCI tail lights anyways.
Late 2009 N55 E92 do come with LED tail lights.
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      05-23-2017, 07:55 AM   #5
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That 2009 era was a bit confusing for the old e92 haha
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      05-23-2017, 10:20 AM   #6
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Late 2009 N55 E92 do come with LED tail lights.
I do not see a single late 2009 model N55 E92 on carsales that comes with LCI tail lights. Only 2010 models MY10.5 onwards are N55 E92 and comes with LCI tail lights. ALL 2009 E92 335i's whether MY09, MY9.5 or MY10 are N54 and comes with Pre-LCI tail lights.
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Just got the vin number and checked that it is actually a N54 with DCT.
It comes with comfort access which I really like, CIC iDrive, DCT, brake energy regeneration, etc.

But while it's not really a N55 with full LCI package, it doesn't seem worthwhile getting it.
I agree with EB89, complete LCI model looks a lot better.

This N54 with DCT, I would say a car with potential for power mod with a DCT (better than ZF 6 speed?) transmission.

May wait for a while for the right one ticking all the boxes. Or even getting a E92 M3.
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      05-23-2017, 02:25 PM   #8
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Only non m car that comes with dct transmission is n54 335is and they all lci 11-13 or I'm missing something
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Only non m car that comes with dct transmission is n54 335is and they all lci 11-13 or I'm missing something
You are missing very much, there are DCT N54 and N55 335's

I own an N55 DCT 335i
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Do It for an lci. Look way better, and pretty reliable!
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      05-23-2017, 09:43 PM   #11
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You are missing very much, there are DCT N54 and N55 335's

I own an N55 DCT 335i
He is missing something because he is from Philly in the states
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      05-24-2017, 07:10 AM   #12
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what the hell r u guys talking about lol
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