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      04-30-2019, 01:42 PM   #1
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I just took delivery today. I wish I had a better camera — the car looks 10x better in person!

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Looks sharp! Debating Portimao Blue and Alpine White now!

Are the M Performance parts installed at the port? What does it included? Shadowline for the grill? Mirror caps? It looks glossy and not matte (do they have that?) from here?

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      04-30-2019, 01:58 PM   #3
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Congrats on the purchase and thanks for posting some pics, been waiting to see the M340i with m-performance bits for a while.

I will definitely be going for the M-Performance parts so I can get rid of the gaudy cerium gray trim everywhere.
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Looks sharp! Debating Portimao Blue and Alpine White now! BMWBlog did a photoshoot in NYC with Alpine White M340i and I love the way it looks.

Are the M Performance parts installed at the port? What does it included? Shadowline for the grill? Mirror caps? It looks glossy and not matte (do they have that?) from here?
The side skirts, rear bumper & rear diffuser were port installed. The wheels were purchased from my local dealer so that I could also keep the original wheels. The front lip, front bumper trim, grille, rear spoiler, mirror caps, and exhaust finishers had to be ordered from overseas. The mirror caps (primer) and rear spoiler (matte) had to be painted gloss black.

It took some time for everything to come together but it was worth the wait.
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I just took delivery today. I wish I had a better camera the car looks 10x better in person!

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Congrats ! Stunning

So you managed to order the black grille that is similar to the 330i for instance? You did not choose the "normal" grille of the M340i in black like it was shown at the Geneva Motor show ?
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      04-30-2019, 02:19 PM   #6
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Congrats on the purchase and thanks for posting some pics, been waiting to see the M340i with m-performance bits for a while.

I will definitely be going for the M-Performance parts so I can get rid of the gaudy cerium gray trim everywhere.
Same here. I actually don't mind the color itself too much, but the matte surface really makes every single bit of dust or smudge very obvious. When I took delivery at the dealer first thing I did was get close up with the grill to see what exactly the material was like, put a thumb print on it by accident and couldn't get it off even after 5 seconds of rubbing with my sleeve
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I just took delivery today. I wish I had a better camera — the car looks 10x better in person!

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Stunning! We need some pics from further away, especially the back!
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Absolutely lovely!

What about the grille? Was that just a simple swap-out?
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Well played man, loving the look
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Very clean set up! Just needs some painted reflectors to finish it off.
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Car looks very well put together! Great choices with all the gloss black trim and M perf parts! And those wheels make me want to switch out my 792's.

Did they install the stuff you ordered separately at the dealership or did you get them installed somewhere else? And could we please get pics from straight back to see the bumper and diffuser better?
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Very clean set up! Just needs some painted reflectors to finish it off.
Something like these? I'm going to install these myself.

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You guys did great on the paint. Also not shown in the pics is the Portimao Blue rear license plate frame.
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Beautiful G20. Good luck with her
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Car looks very well put together! Great choices with all the gloss black trim and M perf parts! And those wheels make me want to switch out my 792's.

Did they install the stuff you ordered separately at the dealership or did you get them installed somewhere else? And could we please get pics from straight back to see the bumper and diffuser better?
Except for the port-installed parts, I had the dealer's body shop do the painting and all of the installation. I'm very happy with their work. I need a nice sunny day and my wife's camera and I'll take some better pics.
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Absolutely lovely!

What about the grille? Was that just a simple swap-out?
I'm not really sure to be honest. It should be. I think all of the G20 outer grille's are swappable as long as you specify with or without parking sensors. They had to remove the entire front bumper but I think that was needed to replace the lower trim and/or install the front lip.
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Something like these? I'm going to install these myself.

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You guys did great on the paint. Also not shown in the pics is the Portimao Blue rear license plate frame.
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Has anyone started working on a grill with real slats?
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Has anyone started working on a grill with real slats?
What do you mean? Doesn't the M-Performance grill have slats?
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Looking nice I too when I saw the car in person first time ever I felt wow this is much better than all the pics I have seen
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Has anyone started working on a grill with real slats?
The grille is a 2 piece system. There's an outer grille with slats or mesh, then you have the flaps that sit behind and open and close as needed. Here's a pic of mine when the flaps are open (car parked and running in the sun).
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Edit: I just realized the bolt on the front of the grill is cerium gray. Back to the parts catalog...
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The grille is a 2 piece system. There's an outer grille with slats or mesh, then you have the flaps that sit behind and open and close as needed. Here's a pic of mine when the flaps are open (car parked and running in the sun).
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Edit: I just realized the bolt on the front of the grill is cerium gray. Back to the parts catalog...
Thanks for the pic. Is there any way to keep it open?
Also 45 degree angled part is still plastic between slats?
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