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      09-22-2013, 10:26 PM   #1
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I am confused with our grilles

We had a coding day in SoCal today and found something interesting.

Did stock grille came in two different style?

At first, I thought this had something to do with M Performance grille vs. stock grille, but as you can see on the 3rd pic, stock grille had same shape as M performance grille.

I find 2nd and 3rd style grille is more appealing than the first pic style.



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1. standard grill
2. M perf grill
3. sportline grill
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      09-22-2013, 10:40 PM   #3
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We had a coding day in SoCal today and found something interesting.

Did stock grille came in two different style?

At first, I thought this had something to do with M Performance grille vs. stock grille, but as you can see on the 3rd pic, stock grille had same shape as M performance grille.

I find 2nd and 3rd style grille is more appealing than the first pic style.



You can order #2, which I did, for about $100. It's by far the best of the three IMO.
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      09-22-2013, 10:40 PM   #4
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1. standard grill
2. M perf grill
3. sportline grill
3rd pic car has a M package.... I also have M package on my car, but mine came in standard grille??

WHAT!?
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      09-22-2013, 10:42 PM   #5
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You can order #2, which I did, for about $100. It's by far the best of the three IMO.
I get that, but still didn't answer my question.

I am about to order my M performance grille, and I want to make sure that I get that style over standard style.
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if its m package car, should come with sportline grill at least
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      09-22-2013, 10:52 PM   #7
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if its m package car, should come with sportline grill at least
Mine didn't.
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You can order #2, which I did, for about $100. It's by far the best of the three IMO.
I get that, but still didn't answer my question.

I am about to order my M performance grille, and I want to make sure that I get that style over standard style.
#2 is the m performance grille. If it's black, it's the correct one.
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I get that, but still didn't answer my question.

I am about to order my M performance grille, and I want to make sure that I get that style over standard style.
If you get the M performance grille (#2), you can make it look like #3 if you like. The grill slats are clipped to the surround. #3 may have been a sport line with new bumper, or maybe he just mixed and matched the grill pieces.
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So is #3 stock grill, comes with which line? Quite confusing indeed
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Mine didn't.
When the M-Sport F30s were first introduced in the US, they came with the standard grille. A bit later, they came with the Sport Line grille. I'm not sure the reasoning behind why and who got what.
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So is #3 stock grill, comes with which line? Quite confusing indeed
My 2013 Sport Line has grill #3.
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If you play with the configuration tool on BMWusa.com you will see that the M-sport has the narrowly spaced grill slats in black like the no-line model, not the fatter and more widely spaced slats of the Sport Line.
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So is #3 stock grill, comes with which line? Quite confusing indeed
Let me make this clear a bit.

1. 328i M package (stock grille)
2. 335i M package (M performance grille)
3. 335i M package (stock grille)
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When the M-Sport F30s were first introduced in the US, they came with the standard grille. A bit later, they came with the Sport Line grille. I'm not sure the reasoning behind why and who got what.
Mine was build same month as pic #3 car (M package with stock grille), but mine came standard grille, and his came with Sport Line grille.

This is still confusing... but at least I know that there is differences between standard grille and sport line grille.

Thanks!
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#3 grille comes with Sport Line and M-Sport. #1 is a base model, no line grille, it should not come with M-Sport or Sport line. You have a legit claim.
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...and I won't even get into the fact that ALL of our cars were equipped with different front/rear brakes. No two cars were alike, and all were M-Sport cars with the exception of Frogman's (..and it was a mixture of 335i and 328i variants). My 2014 came equipped with what looks to be the grey version of the M-Performance brakes up front (..same caliper and BMW logo), and different brakes in the rear with a BMW logo. My brakes were easily the biggest/most robust of all of the F30 3-series cars at the meet.

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Mine was build same month as pic #3 car (M package with stock grille), but mine came standard grille, and his came with Sport Line grille.

This is still confusing... but at least I know that there is differences between standard grille and sport line grille.

Thanks!
Mine is the car in pic #3. hansolo1019 and I do have the same build date of June 2013. Mine is an SA build but it'd be interesting to confirm if his is Munich build.
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...and I won't even get into the fact that ALL of our cars were equipped with different front/rear brakes. No two cars were alike, and all were M-Sport cars with the exception of Frogman's (..and it was a mixture of 335i and 328i variants). My 2014 has the grey version of the M-Performance brakes up front (..same caliper and BMW logo), and different brakes in the rear with a BMW logo.
This is all stock coming from the factory with no VPC installs or mods?

Pics if you don't mind and have a chance to get some perhaps!
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This is all stock coming from the factory with no VPC installs or mods?

Pics if you don't mind and have a chance to get some perhaps!

Yep! It looks to be the same caliper as the M Performance option, except it has a "BMW" logo rather than an "M" logo. The rear brakes are different than what comes with the M Performance option (..which I presume is what the additional $600 amount for the upgrade covers...as well as colored paint and an "M"), BUT they are different than what was equipped on the other M Sport 335i's that were at the meet. It's probably just a 2014 change (..and accompanied by a slight price increase). I'll post a pic. Give me a second.

Here are the M Performance brakes:





...and here are what came on my 2014 (..same caliper, painted silver instead of blue/red/yellow colored paint and a "BMW" logo instead of "M"). Sorry for the HUGE photo!


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Let me make this clear a bit.

1. 328i M package (stock grille)
2. 335i M package (M performance grille)
3. 335i M package (stock grille)
Nope

2013 335i M Package and it came with #1
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Anyone know if the m performance grilles will fit a GT MSport?
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