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      04-23-2008, 01:33 PM   #1
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Euro Front Bumper Cover

Secondary to my recent misfortune with my front end, I have been giving some serious thought to replacing my front bumper with the Euro cover. What is the downside to having one? Will my car still pass future inspections? Are tickets very likely and if so, how would I do a fix-it ticket? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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      04-23-2008, 01:42 PM   #2
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you would have absolutly no problem with teh euro bumper.
Its just law to have the car built to specs but once the vehicle is owned by a person that is all up to you. So no fix it tickets, no future inspections.

You do have options though.

Euro F bumper with only headlight washer
Euro F bumper with headlight washer and PDC
Euro F bumper without any options
Euro F bumper with only PDC

if I was in that position I would go for the fully loaded F bumper considering I already have the headlight washers it would be nice to add the front PDC. Although would cost more.

Now I wonder if the car is prewired for front PDC just like its prewired for rear fog lights
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you would have absolutly no problem with teh euro bumper.
Its just law to have the car built to specs but once the vehicle is owned by a person that is all up to you. So no fix it tickets, no future inspections.

You do have options though.

Euro F bumper with only headlight washer
Euro F bumper with headlight washer and PDC
Euro F bumper without any options
Euro F bumper with only PDC

if I was in that position I would go for the fully loaded F bumper considering I already have the headlight washers it would be nice to add the front PDC. Although would cost more.

Now I wonder if the car is prewired for front PDC just like its prewired for rear fog lights

Thanks for the info. I did not get PDC for the rear and I also did not get the headlight washers. I guess I'll go with the bumper with no options.
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you would have absolutly no problem with teh euro bumper.
Its just law to have the car built to specs but once the vehicle is owned by a person that is all up to you. So no fix it tickets, no future inspections.

You do have options though.

Euro F bumper with only headlight washer
Euro F bumper with headlight washer and PDC
Euro F bumper without any options
Euro F bumper with only PDC

if I was in that position I would go for the fully loaded F bumper considering I already have the headlight washers it would be nice to add the front PDC. Although would cost more.

Now I wonder if the car is prewired for front PDC just like its prewired for rear fog lights
Where can you get them ?
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Where can you get them ?
Should be available through your dealer at some point. Last I checked there was no price listing for them yet. Evosport was also looking into it for me.
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boy it would be great to get some solid info on the euro bumper....
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      04-23-2008, 03:14 PM   #7
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Hereīs a pic of the Euro Bumper, Iīm sure these can be ordered from Mexico:
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I spoke to the body shop and they are going to order it for me.
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Should be available through your dealer at some point. Last I checked there was no price listing for them yet. Evosport was also looking into it for me.
my dealer had pricing. they are all very similar and around $550 range. I dont remeber for sure I think I listed it somewhere here on the boards. You can order them according to my dealer.
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here is the thread listing our prices.

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I would imagine the car is prewired for both front and rear PDC... just my guess
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my dealer had pricing. they are all very similar and around $550 range. I dont remeber for sure I think I listed it somewhere here on the boards. You can order them according to my dealer.
Would you be so kind as to get more specific info.? I need part number and price for basic cover, no washers or PDC. Also, what is his source. My parts guy says it is not in their system as of today.
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I spoke to the body shop and they are going to order it for me.
Haha!! Great!!
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Can I order one in Seattle..?
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I would imagine the car is prewired for both front and rear PDC... just my guess
can anyone verify this?
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I dont understand why US cancel the front PDC. i think it helps alot of ppl. Plus its a big plus for ppl who lowered (dropped) their car !
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Here's the part number for the Plain Euro Bumper Cover with no PDC and no washers.

51118043960

I got it from Bavarian Autosport (800-535-2002)
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I would love to have front PDC if for nothing else than the cool I-drive graphics when parking.
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I would love to have front PDC if for nothing else than the cool I-drive graphics when parking.
Excerpt taken from Skierman64's thread regarding the BMW CCA meeting we attended with M Brand Manager Larry Koch speaking:

22. Why wasn't front PDC offered in the US.
He doesn't know for sure, however when you develop a new front fascia to fit the front PDC sensors, the car must be crash tested with the new sensors in the fascia. The crash test rules aren't the same in the EU and don't require another crash test.
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Excerpt taken from Skierman64's thread regarding the BMW CCA meeting we attended with M Brand Manager Larry Koch speaking:

22. Why wasn't front PDC offered in the US.
He doesn't know for sure, however when you develop a new front fascia to fit the front PDC sensors, the car must be crash tested with the new sensors in the fascia. The crash test rules aren't the same in the EU and don't require another crash test.
So finally a good response to why it isn't offered in the USA. But this thing about "I donīt know for sure" worries me. He should know everything!!! Oh well.
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So finally a good response to why it isn't offered in the USA. But this thing about "I donīt know for sure" worries me. He should know everything!!! Oh well.
I don't buy that reason. A few little nickel-sized sensors with some wiring are not going require a new crash test. I think he was groping.
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I don't buy that reason. A few little nickel-sized sensors with some wiring are not going require a new crash test. I think he was groping.
Yea could be he was groping, I wouldnīt doubt it considering the responses he gave to several questions. You know, "I donīt know this, I donīt know that", what the h is that? He should know a lot more IMO. But anyway, although it makes sense that some puny little sensors should probably not alter anything, what other reasonable response is there?
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