Originally Posted by houstonT
To me the "fake" exhaust tips are no more weak than say the fake air vents on the front fenders of a BMW.
Not sure about all BMWs but in the M3 the intakes on the hood are 1 = functional and 1 is present for maintaining a symmetric look. On the E46 M3 the side gills on the front fenders were similar. 1 used to help cool engine electronics. I'd bet the E9X M3 is the same.