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      05-07-2015, 11:05 AM   #1
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We've shown you the F30 3 Series LCI, so here's a side-by-side look at how it compares visually to the pre-LCI model.

Styling Highlights

Exterior
  • New halogen headlight design with LED daytime running lights
  • Full LED headlights now an option (standard on 340i)
  • Headlights have moved further apart
  • Daytime running lights feature upper and lower edge of LED light tubes with LED bar connecting to kidney grille
  • Optional Adaptive Full LED Headlights with Auto High-Beam System
  • Broader side air intakes in front apron
  • New, more intricate styling of central air intake
  • New full LED tail lights
  • LED brake lights

Interior
  • Center console now comes in high-gloss black
  • New ambient lighting
  • New chrome accents - seat adjustments, window controls, air vents
  • Trim finisher in instrument panel expands into all four doors
  • Cupholders now have sliding cover

New Colors
  • Mediterranean Blue Metallic
  • Platinum Silver Metallic
  • Jabot Brown Metallic



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      05-07-2015, 11:22 AM   #2
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Looks like the new headlights and tail lights can be retrofitted to the pre-LCI F30s
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      05-07-2015, 11:23 AM   #3
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The m-sport is sexy as hell
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Headlights aside looks pretty much the same.
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      05-07-2015, 11:25 AM   #6
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      05-07-2015, 11:33 AM   #7
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Looks great!
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Besides the new B58 engine, looks like the least effort ever invested by a company to create a facelifted model. I can hardly spot a difference besides the front stock bumper and a bit on the rear taillights. This could mean that all efforts are directed towards the new 3 series generation. The E90 LCI has 2500 changes over the original E90.

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M sport is sexy cant wait to see the LCI 4 series
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Can I get LCI- tail lights on my MY14? thats all I really care about.
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So besides the headlights, the car is pretty much identical. I couldn't even tell which one was LCI and non-LCI when comparing them.
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Hmm. In my opinion, pre-LCI tail lights > LCI tail lights; at least in the daytime pics. Night pics may tell a different story.
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^ what he said.

I'm still not sure that LCI tails (especially on the M3) are that much of an upgrade that warranted the countless threads and debates over on F80Post. Guess I won't know till I see in person!
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Can hardly see the difference in the front. As for the taillights, I think I like my older pre-LCI design better. I like the straight lines better, not that curvy look.
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Pretty cheesy that the F80 M3 pics are exactly the same pictures, just with the new lights photoshopped in. I mean, look at the reflections on the body (which are also likely photoshopped).....they are the same size, shape and everything. That is physically impossible.

Unless it's a new car, and they just photoshopped the same highlights in? Either way, CHEEZY.
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Seems to be a lot more internal and performance updates (suspension, 6MT, steering and motor) than exterior. Which should have a larger impact on the actual drive and performance characteristics.
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What are the 340i engine specs??
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What are the 340i engine specs??
In the F30 LCI info thread: http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1124143
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Besides the new B58 engine, looks like the least effort ever invested by a company to create a facelifted model. I can hardly spot a difference besides the front stock bumper and a bit on the rear taillights. This could mean that all efforts are directed towards the new 3 series generation. The E90 LCI has 2500 changes over the original E90.
This.

The new led setup is nice though, wish I could have that. I am keeping my F30 till the G series comes along.
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So besides the headlights, the car is pretty much identical. I couldn't even tell which one was LCI and non-LCI when comparing them.
It didn't help that they used completely different color models in each one. The interior "comparison" was a LH drive to a RH drive. LOL

But I agree, visual differences are negligable, hopefully the mechanical differences are more significant for all those people who waited to get a car for this update.
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Man, I really had to look closely to notice any cosmetic differences. A mild change IMO, considering the past LCI 3's.
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I don't see any difference , which one is the facelift ?
With these minor differences you really can't tell , why call it a facelift?
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