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      04-29-2019, 10:42 AM   #1
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Alpine White 330i with black grill?

I am in Canada and bought an Alpine White 330i with M Sport package from dealer inventory. It doesn’t have option 7M9 “High-Gloss Black Kidney Grille w/ Extended contents”, so it has the standard chrome kidney grille. The sales rep says the service department can install the high-gloss black kidney grille. I think it will look good on Alpine White and contrast nicely with the exterior, especially since the M Sport Package already includes the High Gloss Shadow Line window trim.

What do you think?

BTW, the "Extended contents" in the option name refers to black exhaust tips and mirror caps. I don't mind if the exhaust stays chrome, but the chrome grille with the black trim from the M Sport package just looks wrong, IMO.
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I'm really upset that the US doesn't get this option
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      04-29-2019, 09:46 PM   #3
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What do you think?
The black kidney grills will definitely look better than the standard chrome kidney grills with any exterior color. Would definitely add it as a day one Mod.
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      05-12-2019, 04:41 PM   #4
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Picked up the same car last week with the same specs... plan to change to the all black grille and black trunk spoiler lip.

Did you get a quote on a price for the grille?
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has anyone installed the new black grilles? dealer just quoted me 3 hours....
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      05-15-2019, 06:56 AM   #6
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has anyone installed the new black grilles? dealer just quoted me 3 hours....
From the G20 DIY forum
G20 Grill Replacement Guide
https://g20.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1609591
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I wouldn't put black grills on my Alpine White SportLine, but I think it suits well on M sport pack with shadow line. I personally don't like that the middle "separator" is missing on a blacked out grille. Without the separator between the ledt and right grill, it just looks too similar to the grill found on new Škoda Octavia and Superb. (Which is not a good thing)

Here are a couple of pice an Alpine white G20 M sport with black grille that I drove a month ago.
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Installed on my mineral white G20 330 first night I brought her home. Had them on my previous alpine white 340 that I just returned. Gloss black grills always (IMO) makes any BMW look so much better.
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