I was able to take mine out on the E90 without even popping the hood. Just lift the tabs from the front with my fingers. You really need to take off the top of the bumper cover to do this?
328| ZPP | ZSP | ZCW | CA | 6FL | NAV | XENONS | 18x8.5 VB3s ET30/25
2011 Jet Black
535i xdrive | ZPP | ZSP | ZCW | 6FL | NAV | 331s Square