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      09-01-2009, 07:54 PM   #1
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Anyone know when the LCI E92 M3 will come out? I thought it was going to be the 2010's but I guess not.
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      09-01-2009, 08:02 PM   #2
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suppose to be march of 2010.
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      09-11-2009, 12:37 PM   #3
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Sorry what is the Lci?
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it's the mid cycle refresh... i dont remember what the initials stand for though. pretty much like the 09 e90
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it's the mid cycle refresh... i dont remember what the initials stand for though. pretty much like the 09 e90
Meaning it's essentially just a change of the rear tail lights?
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Meaning it's essentially just a change of the rear tail lights?
It could be more than that. The LCI for the sedan last year brought about new tail lights, a slightly redesigned rear end and nose, new headlights (on non M E90s) and the moving of some switch gear inside. There might have been a few more changes but that is all I can remember.
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The LCI for the sedan was great. If they can make the coupe look that much better I would be amazed.
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The LCI for the sedan was great. If they can make the coupe look that much better I would be amazed.
That's probably safe to assume that it will be essentially the same upgrades as the Sedan plus maybe one or two more since it's a year after the E90 LCI.
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I have my order in for a sedan so hadn't really looked at any coupes, and there were none on my dealers lot. So if I understand it, when they updated the rear lights on the sedan last year they didn't do the coupe also?
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I have my order in for a sedan so hadn't really looked at any coupes, and there were none on my dealers lot. So if I understand it, when they updated the rear lights on the sedan last year they didn't do the coupe also?
That is correct. Since the 3 series coupe was introduced a year later than the sedan it receives the LCI about a year later.
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So best as anyone knows the E90 M3 won't get any further updates this year, cause they were done last year? I kept hearing about mid year LCI updates coming this spring and had just assumed it applied to both the E90 and E92.
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So best as anyone knows the E90 M3 won't get any further updates this year, cause they were done last year? I kept hearing about mid year LCI updates coming this spring and had just assumed it applied to both the E90 and E92.
No, just the E92.
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No, just the E92.
well, E90 M3 might get updated too because it shares the front headlights with E92.
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well, E90 M3 might get updated too because it shares the front headlights with E92.
If the E46 M3 is any indication, there's a good chance the E9X M3s will not get the updated LCI E92 headlights. The LCI E92 headlight housing seems to have a different shape which would require a whole new bumper for the E9X M3.

I would wager that the E92 M3 will only get the LCI taillights. Of course, I could be wrong ;-)
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If the E46 M3 is any indication, there's a good chance the E9X M3s will not get the updated LCI E92 headlights. The LCI E92 headlight housing seems to have a different shape which would require a whole new bumper for the E9X M3.

I would wager that the E92 M3 will only get the LCI taillights. Of course, I could be wrong ;-)
who knows...maybe they'll LCI the M3 independently. i think that current operations at M GmbH are proof that precendence isn't always the rule anymore (turbocharging, X5/6M, etc.)
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