BMW's paint quality is not the greatest.
I got clear bra installed on my 335 and M3 right after delivery. On the M, I had rocker panels covered as well.
Also for those who are talking about repaint: -I would stay away from a used car where the entire front end was repainted. Good luck explaining to potential buyers that it was repainted due to rock chips & etc.
Current: 2016 F10 535i xDrive AW w/ Black Dakota, ZMM, ZCW, ZDA, ZDB, ZPP, 688 & Black Grills.
Retired: 2011 E92 M3 -AW
....ED April 29th, 2010
Retired: 2007 E92 335i -Space Gray.....ED Oct 19th, 2006