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      02-05-2010, 01:01 AM   #45
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Why couldn't they keep the same front end, EXCEPT add LED CORONA RINGS??!
That would be PERFECT. imo this front end looks better than LCI, except for the ugly yellow rings.

And the tails look ok, not better than current but also not worse. I wouldn't pay $$$ for an 'upgrade'.
You can probably source the H8 bulbs when they come out, and they should be plug and play like similar solutions from AiB or LUX (probably).
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      02-05-2010, 01:23 AM   #46
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I don't even really want to upgrade. Triple bars look better.
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      02-05-2010, 02:10 AM   #47
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Our taillights look way meaner IMO.

But these will look great on 328s and 335s
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      02-05-2010, 02:38 AM   #48
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i cant wait for the upgraded m3.. the only thing that is holding me back from just buying one lol
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      02-05-2010, 04:04 AM   #49
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You can probably source the H8 bulbs when they come out, and they should be plug and play like similar solutions from AiB or LUX (probably).
Will it still be a H8 bulb?

Will the optical rings be the same design as the pre LCI? Or will that also be redesigned to better suit a LED light source?

Can you already buy an OEM bulb for a new 5 series GT? Is this a H8 fitting?
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      02-05-2010, 05:38 AM   #50
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Why did they change the shape of the headlights? They could just have left the same one and added LED. If you put LED bulbs is will not look good, the inner ring will always be brighter. But look at the 5 F10 or 3 E92 LCI, all four rings are the same bright and white.
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      02-05-2010, 07:15 AM   #51
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wtffff.... no headlight LCI conversion?? This was a waste... the only thing good about the LCI upgrade was the headlights...
+1...i can't believe they would leave these headlights on this car. I still don't like them and I never will.
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      02-05-2010, 07:15 AM   #52
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Yeah. Looks as if they kept the front exactly the same. Interesting; they did this with the E46 M3, too. Anyone know why?
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Why couldn't they keep the same front end, EXCEPT add LED CORONA RINGS??!
That would be PERFECT. imo this front end looks better than LCI, except for the ugly yellow rings.

And the tails look ok, not better than current but also not worse. I wouldn't pay $$$ for an 'upgrade'.
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Why did they change the shape of the headlights? They could just have left the same one and added LED. If you put LED bulbs is will not look good, the inner ring will always be brighter. But look at the 5 F10 or 3 E92 LCI, all four rings are the same bright and white.
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      02-05-2010, 07:48 AM   #53
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So, it shows if you order the Competition Package that you cannot order the 19" Style 220M wheels... is this because they won't fit the setup or what? I actually like the non-comp 19" wheels better, but that's just me...
The reason is that the 359M wheels that come with the competition package have a slightly smaller negative offset (i.e. give the car a slightly wider track), and the DSC and suspension are calibrated to take this into account. That said, you could probably put the 220M (standard 19") on yourself without trouble. Keep in mind the 220M are 1/2 inch narrower, meaning they cannot accommodate as wide of rubber as the 359M.

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Are those the rims that come with the 2011 non- ZCP?
No, ZCP wheels (359M) can be seen here:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=328077
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      02-05-2010, 08:07 AM   #54
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Yes I know the answer. But it would be even cheaper to keep the same housing and change only inside, the LED blinkers and rings. In this way no need to change the bumpers at all. And so no need face lift. Let BMW put LED everywhere and no need spend more money on styling, but do pretty design from the begining. BMW 7 F01 and Z4 E89 are just ugly with there neither withe nor yellow corona rings.
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      02-05-2010, 10:06 AM   #55
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^ its even cheaper to do nothing (imagine that!), and just keep putting the same headlights on the car that were released at introduction...

History repeats itself, same thing with e46, ci and cic received new headlights and taillights while the M3 coupe and Vert only received the new, LED, taillights...
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      02-05-2010, 10:32 AM   #56
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I hate history. But can anybody tell me the history of X5 M? Is it X5 Lemans?
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I like it, curious about some new interior details
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I hate history. But can anybody tell me the history of X5 M? Is it X5 Lemans?
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      02-05-2010, 11:16 AM   #59
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I don't even really want to upgrade. Triple bars look better.
troof. I liked the LED upgrade on the E46 M3, but these really don't appeal to me.
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      02-05-2010, 11:40 AM   #60
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They should have included the new headlights as well but I guess the subtle change is okay. I actually prefer the pre-LCI taillights to be honest.
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I don't even really want to upgrade. Triple bars look better.
Ours look not only better; WAY better IMO. They look like cheap overseas offerings . And good for future M3 buyers the ugly headlamps of the coupe didn't make the trip. Good day gang.
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wtffff.... no headlight LCI conversion?? This was a waste... the only thing good about the LCI upgrade was the headlights...
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ugh, just like the LCI e46 M3, they didn't update the front/headlights.

very disappointing.
That's how it should be. The original front ends on both the E46 and E90/92 M3's look much better than the LCI on the standard models.

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Are those the rims that come with the 2011 non- ZCP?
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I'm wondering the same thing. I didn't see any mention of new rims in the ordering guide though.
Those are probably just rims with winter tires used for testing.
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Same headlights though
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Hell! I want those tail lights! Looks awesome, esp with a little tinting!
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Triple bars look much better..new led corona rings are modern!!!!!
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