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      09-20-2013, 09:39 PM   #1
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Smile Sapphire Black M-Performance Build

Final Update: After 4 years of owning the car, I've sold the car & decided to move on. Thanks for all the support & comments over the years, it's been a joy to own a BMW & be an inspiration for others mods.

Currently
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Supersprint Full Exhaust Note - Exhaust + Centre Pipe + Down Pipe + Front Pipe+GruppeM Intake+ECU Tune


Before

Factory Options: Electrical Sunroof, Modern Line, Bi-Xenon Adaptive Headlights, Lumbar Support, Reverse & Front Camera, Business Navigation, Bluetooth Connectivity, Parking Distance Control.


Mods Installed
  • Tinting
  • M Performance Black Kidney Grills
  • Euro Car Plates
  • M Performance Stainless Steel Pedal Covers
  • M Performance Wheels - 20" 405M, Pirelli RFT
  • M Performance Carbon Fiber Selector Lever
  • M Performance Carbon Fibre Selector Lever Trim
  • M Performance Stainless Steel Footrest
  • M Performance Carbon Fibre Trim
  • M Performance Carbon Fibre Parking Hand Brake with Alcantara
  • M Performance Exhaust
  • M Sport Body Kit
  • M Performance Front Lip
  • M Performance Rear Diffuser 328i
  • M Performance Rear Spoiler
  • M Performance Floor Mats
  • M Sport Side Sills
  • NBT iDrive & Touch Controller
  • M Sport Rear Reflectors Left & Right
  • Painted Airbag Cover
  • M6 Paddle Shifters
  • M Performance Steering Wheel
  • Cowon AW1 Auto Capsule
  • Nappa Leather Sport Seats
  • M Performance LED Side Sills
  • Bilstein B14 PSS Suspension
  • Supersprint Race Exhaust 100mm + Straight Pipe
  • M Performance Side Splitter Blades
  • M Performance Rear Diffuser 335i
  • Harman Kardon Tweeters
  • Harman Kardon Speaker Grill
  • Bavsound Stage 1
  • 20" Vorsteiner VFF103 Mystic Black
  • Fog Light Delete
  • Wheel locks
  • Pirelli P-Zero Nero Tyres
  • M Performance Brakes
  • LCI Tail Lights
  • Snap-in Adapter Universal
  • LCI Trim
  • F8X Instrument Cluster
  • Harmon Kardon Center Speaker Grill
  • Rear hinge covers
  • CPM Lower Reinforcement Sport
  • Supersprint Catted Downpipe
  • Supersprint Front pipe
  • Gruppe M Ram Air System Intake
  • ECU tune
  • Carbon Engine Cover
  • Bavsound Ghost Subwoofer

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After joining the forum, I started to feel buyers remorse after seeing mostly M-Sport on the forum

Installed M Performance Black Kidney Grills
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Installed M Performance Wheels Pedal & M Performance Floor mats
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M Performance Carbon Fiber Trim
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M Performance Exhaust Installed
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M Performance Exhaust Note



Installed 20" 405M M Performance Wheels
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20" BMW M Performance 405M running on Pirelli P-Zero RFT

M Performance Carbon Fiber Spoiler
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M Sport Side Sills Installed
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NBT iDrive Navigation
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M Performance Steering Wheel & M6 Paddle Shifter
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Nappa Sport Seats Installed
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M Performance LED Side Sills Installed
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Bilstein B14 Coilover & Burger Motorsports 12mm Spacers installed
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M Performance Side Splitter Blades installed
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Supersprint Exhaust 100mm + Straight Pipe installed
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Supersprint Exhaust Note - Exhaust + Centre Pipe


M Performance Rear Diffuser 335i & Blacked rear reflectors installed
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Bavsound Stage 1
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Vorsteiner V-FF 103
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20" Vorsteiner V-FF 103 running on Dunlop SP Sportmaxx

Fog Delete
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M Performance Brakes Installed on Pirelli P-Zero Nero
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LCI Tail Lights
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LCI Tail Lights installed
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LCI Trim installed
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F8X Instrument Cluster
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F8X Instrument Cluster Installed
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CPM Lower Reinforcement Sport Installed
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Supersprint Full Exhaust Note - Exhaust + Centre Pipe + Down Pipe + Front Pipe


GruppeM Ram Air System Installed
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Dyno - ECU Tune + DP + CAI Intake
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Dyno Result - 266.8hp at the wheels.
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GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition & Burger Motorsport TowPro Mount
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Carbon Fiber Engine Cover
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      09-21-2013, 07:22 AM   #2
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Congrats man enjoy her..... I bought the modern line as well, but in Egypt I couldn't get the xenon and DRL or the moving arm rest or the sport transmission. Did it come like this or you ordered it with these specs.

BTW the wheels look hot, I would paint the fog light whiskers
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      09-21-2013, 08:23 AM   #3
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Car looks beautiful congrats! Those wheels are hot...
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      09-21-2013, 11:36 AM   #4
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Congrats man enjoy her..... I bought the modern line as well, but in Egypt I couldn't get the xenon and DRL or the moving arm rest or the sport transmission. Did it come like this or you ordered it with these specs.

BTW the wheels look hot, I would paint the fog light whiskers
I ordered the DRL with highbeam assist as an extra as for the moving arm rest and sport transmission that was a standard on the 328i. Probably won't paint it, deciding to install a M Sport Body Kit to complete the look.

Yep really love the look of the car but looking to make it more M Sport aggressive.
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      09-21-2013, 04:12 PM   #5
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Nice car, congrats!
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      09-21-2013, 05:26 PM   #6
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Can't argue with the M sport
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Most of the appeal of the modern line to me was in those satin silver kidney grills. The black ones still look good with the rest of the modern line accents though. The car looks good overall.
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      09-22-2013, 11:37 AM   #8
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Most of the appeal of the modern line to me was in those satin silver kidney grills. The black ones still look good with the rest of the modern line accents though. The car looks good overall.
Thanks, initially I struggled between swapping the grilles to M-Performance grilles as the Modern Line one felt classier especially with the wheels. The modern line's appeal for me was the oyster leather which felt unique originally.
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Thanks, initially I struggled between swapping the grilles to M-Performance grilles as the Modern Line one felt classier especially with the wheels. The modern line's appeal for me was the oyster leather which felt unique originally.
The interior is indeed beautiful and unique (especially the beige steering wheel and dash).

But wow, the modern line accents really compliment your black car well! I don't understand why it is not very popular. I think it because many don't like the steering wheel and dash in beige too.

Congrats and get used to getting jealous looks in your new beauty!
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The interior is indeed beautiful and unique (especially the beige steering wheel and dash).

But wow, the modern line accents really compliment your black car well! I don't understand why it is not very popular. I think it because many don't like the steering wheel and dash in beige too.

Congrats and get used to getting jealous looks in your new beauty!
Thanks for the compliment. Yep, definitely going to make many ppl jealous. Just last weekend whilst I was parked on the street, noticed some ppl admiring the wheel.

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Very nice CF interior! I see u are in NSW. Where did you get the CF bits as I want to mod my 428 thx!
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Just got the M Performance Exhaust installed; Added a pic of the engraved M

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How does the M performance exhaust sound compare to the one on the 335? Still a noticeable difference?
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How does the M performance exhaust sound compare to the one on the 335? Still a noticeable difference?
The Exhaust drones at cold start. Burbles with a deep bellow exhaust note at low speeds.
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Nice one mate. Love it!!

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So great! Also planning doing some upgrades on my Modern Line, your car is an inspiration. Thanks.
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The Exhaust drones at cold start. Burbles with a deep bellow exhaust note at low speeds.
Does it sound almost as good as a 335i? Is the sound difference with a stock exhaust still noticable in the higer RPM's?
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Thanks, everyone. Going to get the ball rolling and hopefully complete all the mods in the next couple of months.


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So great! Also planning doing some upgrades on my Modern Line, your car is an inspiration. Thanks.
Thanks, glad it's helped. Nice to see more Modern Line members making mods.

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Does it sound almost as good as a 335i? Is the sound difference with a stock exhaust still noticable in the higer RPM's?
The exhaust sounds similar to the 335i's stock exhaust with the burble and cracking noise, however the M Performance 328i sounds slightly more throatier and deeper. Under rev the 328i M Performance & 335i is hardly noticeable but the 328i M Performance burbles at bit more.

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Does the M on the M performance gear selector light up at night?
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