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      04-30-2019, 07:05 PM   #23
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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).
[img]https://i.postimg.cc/FsycgLqV/95-F66...BF1-B13899.jpg[/img]

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?
The entire outer grille is plastic. But yes, that angled part on top is fixed, it's part of the outer grille. I don't know how you can avoid that because the G20 grille is designed to sit higher than previous generations and they made that angle into the grille so that it flows with the hood line. Making it look like it folds over onto the hood ever so slightly.

I have no idea about making it stay open. But why do that? When you're cruising down the highway it would be closed, making the car more aerodynamic and also protecting your radiator. I'm guessing it's always fully open when doing city driving on warm days.
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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).
[img]https://i.postimg.cc/FsycgLqV/95-F66...BF1-B13899.jpg[/img]

Edit: I just realized the bolt on the front of the grill is cerium gray. Back to the parts catalog...
It looks a million times better when the grille is open in my opinion. I'd have prefered if they wouldn't have gone with the active grille design.
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I couldn't, and still can't, find a part number for the gloss black mesh grille. So that made my decision easy — go with the gloss black vertical slats grille.
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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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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 ?
I couldn't, and still can't, find a part number for the gloss black mesh grille. So that made my decision easy — go with the gloss black vertical slats grille.
Just ordered mine.
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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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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 ?
I couldn't, and still can't, find a part number for the gloss black mesh grille. So that made my decision easy — go with the gloss black vertical slats grille.
Just ordered mine.
Which one? The mesh or the vertical slats?
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I just took delivery today. I wish I had a better camera — the car looks 10x better in person!
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 ?
I couldn't, and still can't, find a part number for the gloss black mesh grille. So that made my decision easy — go with the gloss black vertical slats grille.
Just ordered mine.
Which one? The mesh or the vertical slats?
Vertical slats and the shadowline bumper accents.
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Awesome Build! quick question: How did you install the grill was it easy? also the rear diffuser is it two part do you have to buy the bumper insert and black diffuser?
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I just took delivery today. I wish I had a better camera — the car looks 10x better in person!
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 ?
I couldn't, and still can't, find a part number for the gloss black mesh grille. So that made my decision easy — go with the gloss black vertical slats grille.
Just ordered mine.
Which one? The mesh or the vertical slats?
Vertical slats and the shadowline bumper accents.
From where if you don't mind me asking.
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I just took delivery today. I wish I had a better camera — the car looks 10x better in person!
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 ?
I couldn't, and still can't, find a part number for the gloss black mesh grille. So that made my decision easy — go with the gloss black vertical slats grille.
Just ordered mine.
Which one? The mesh or the vertical slats?
Vertical slats and the shadowline bumper accents.
From where if you don't mind me asking.
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I just took delivery today. I wish I had a better camera — the car looks 10x better in person!
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 ?
I couldn't, and still can't, find a part number for the gloss black mesh grille. So that made my decision easy — go with the gloss black vertical slats grille.
Just ordered mine.
Which one? The mesh or the vertical slats?
Vertical slats and the shadowline bumper accents.
That's great. The grille should be easy, the trim pieces might be a little more difficult. Let us know how it goes.
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Awesome Build! quick question: How did you install the grill was it easy? also the rear diffuser is it two part do you have to buy the bumper insert and black diffuser?
The dealer's bodyshop did everything. I took delivery when it was finished.

Yes, you have to buy the rear bumper trim and diffuser separate — but you have to have both.
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Beautiful, I love the wheels.
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I couldn't, and still can't, find a part number for the gloss black mesh grille. So that made my decision easy go with the gloss black vertical slats grille.
It's maybe just a matter of time. It will be available but when ?

In Europe, the M340i is not yet on the market so in a few months, we will have more information about the availability of M Performance parts

The same for the indivudual options. To the best of my knowledge, it's not yet possible to order new seats for instance but it will be possible later this year.
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Splitters and 20s make it look so much better!!! What I'm getting on mine in 2 years!!!
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Beautiful, I love the wheels.
+1 The wheels look great!
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Congratulations! I love it
The color, the wheels, and the grill

IMO you made the best choice by picking the vertical slats grill

See BMW? keeping the 3 series beautiful wasn't that hard
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Congratulations, looks stunning!
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I don't think enough people quoted the photos. Jesus this thread on an iPhone is painful. Car looks awesome. The wheels have insane detail in them. Congrats on the new car
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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.
CrownRoyal79 ,

CONGRATULATIONS -- your car looks awesome!!

Would you mind sharing the part numbers for the side skirts and where you got the grill -- which I assume is not the Shadow line part?

Thank you very much!
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Mind sharing MSRP and selling price?
I'd be willing to bet high $60's, owner put it together nicely but the price is absurd. BTW, good luck to the OP, I'm sure you'll enjoy your ride
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