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      08-23-2019, 05:41 AM   #1
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M340i - Shadow line / Gloss Black Mesh Grille

Alright ladies and gents... The wait was worth it... And on my birthday of course, look what came in today...

The back and forth with BMW on getting the actual part number, getting it mastered in the system and finally in my hands has been quite the journey...

A quick process of how I got it... If you use a VIN in ETK that has the mesh effect, it defaulted to the vertical slat grille...

So, here is what I did...

- Took a VIN from a car on a lot in Canada that had the grille from factory

- Created an IDS ticket through BMW (employees know what that is)

- Stated I had a client traveling through town from Canada and road debris "damaged" his grille (even though the VIN I provided is still for sale in Canada)

- Told them that when using the VIN, it defaults to vertical slat part number

- But, if you look up the same options without a VIN, a different part number shows up, which I provided to them

- BMW Parts Consultant Group then created a TSARA case (again, employees would know what that is) to Germany to investigate

- They confirmed that the number I found was correct

- Part number is now mastered - but still shows it can not be ordered at this time in DCSnet to the states (employees know what that is)

and nearly a month later, it's here!!!

Cars equipped with the camera/assistant should end in "475"
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      08-23-2019, 10:42 AM   #2
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This is amazing news, will reach out and see if folks can get this...
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      08-23-2019, 11:32 AM   #3
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Looks beautiful! Congrats!
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      08-23-2019, 09:49 PM   #4
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Ordered mine!! Can't wait...gonna look sick!!
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Ordered mine!! Can't wait...gonna look sick!!
How were able you to order it? Same as Booster?
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Thank you for part number

So could this be ordered from a bmw canada dealer using the part number?
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How were able you to order it? Same as Booster?
Also curious, who did you order it from?
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Made in China lol... why can’t we simply order this ugh annoying ...
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      08-26-2019, 11:07 AM   #9
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https://www.bmwpartspros.com/partloc...catalogid=8798
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Would this work even with Parking Distance? I don't have the assistance part.
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      08-26-2019, 05:27 PM   #11
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The only difference is one has a hole for the front facing camera, one does not.
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I emailed them and they said that it won't fit the ones without the parking assistance.
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Here's another source...

https://www.schmiedmann.com/en/catn-...1-13-9-448-475
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I emailed them and they said that it won't fit the ones without the parking assistance.
Thanks for doing this. Did they say anything else lol the one without parking assistance is not there.
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Hi Guys, my question is where bmw get this kidmey grill... black around and silver/Metal spots inside... any idea? Is those g20 kidney grill from 2 pieces like m2 grills etc.? I very like this combination... so please help!
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the mesh part can be swapped out....
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the mesh part can be swapped out....
That's pretty cool. Wonder if we can use the mesh that came with the car and swap with the shadow line all black grille
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the mesh part can be swapped out....
And sorry for bad question, but what is the "mesh part" please ? thx a lot!
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the mesh part can be swapped out....
Oh really? You can physically disconnect the mesh piece out separate from the surround??
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Hi Guys, my question is where bmw get this kidmey grill... black around and silver/Metal spots inside... any idea? Is those g20 kidney grill from 2 pieces like m2 grills etc.? I very like this combination... so please help!
Dam i didn't realize there was silver/metal spots until now. All these parts don't have them. Let's see if anyone has a DIY how to remove that from our original or if its just offered as a part.
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Are they the all black mesh ones? The pictures doesn't match...
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