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BigDeep1 10-10-2012 10:24 AM

OFFICIAL F10 grille thread - POST PICS!!
 
There seems to be several threads a week discussing the various grills for the F10. I think there is no better explanation or advice than actually seeing pictures of the various grills ON the car. It helps to see the various colors of the F10 with different grilles.

Who ever has pics of their grille on their car, please post them here!


Here are pics of the OEM factory grills that come on the various models of our 2011+ 5-series:

http://www.trademotion.com/sfimages/...mage172447.jpg


Here are a few pics of my Titanium Silver 535i with factory grille:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-L...5i%2520057.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2...0/s720/012.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-f...12%2520090.JPG

Keyser Soze 10-10-2012 10:58 AM

BMW OEM M5 Grille.........gloss black slats/chrome surround

http://i.imgur.com/fq6Vh.jpg

Needsdecaf 10-10-2012 02:13 PM

M5 OEM Grilles

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z...Untitled-2.jpg

bubbahead 10-10-2012 03:52 PM

I'm still on the fence which grille to use. M5 grille looks good !

RambleJ 10-10-2012 04:02 PM

[IMG]http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/f...lackgrills.jpg[/IMG]
My Graphite car with the all black grillls. The car is a little dirty there, but you can get the idea.

chill535ix 10-10-2012 05:35 PM

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OEM M5 Grill. Love it. :thumbup:

CyclePimps 10-10-2012 05:42 PM

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Here is my Alpine White with M5 OEM grills.

bighungry618 10-10-2012 08:33 PM

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OEM Modified gloss black surrounds and chrome slats

KRoz 10-12-2012 05:26 PM

Where do you get the Oem m5 grill?

BigDeep1 10-12-2012 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KRoz (Post 7130680)
Where do you get the Oem m5 grill?

Hey fellow fester! I was hoping to keep this thread primarily dedicated to pictures of grills on our beloved F10s. There are several good threads discussing the M5 grille.

Here is one that I found from a quick search:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ight=m5+grille

Best wishes on finding the perfect grille for your beautiful car. I look forward to seeing a pic of it :D.

BigDeep1 11-06-2012 09:40 PM

I finally got the chance to make and install this custom grille:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3...M/s720/069.JPG


More pics and info:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=656606


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qadhi79 01-12-2013 01:41 PM

I tested all combinations on my imperial blue 535i..and finally settled with Chrome/Black

Chrome/Chrome
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8325/8...56da61d3_z.jpg

Black/Black
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8193/8...9990c702_z.jpg

Black/Chrome
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8233/8...0a9cc4b9_z.jpg

Chrome/Black
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8467/8...50f82da5_z.jpg

Final Look :)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8082/8...717852a8_z.jpg

MWPos 01-12-2013 02:07 PM

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space grey surrounds, OEM chrome verticals.

JT 550i SD 01-13-2013 10:34 AM

M5 Grilles on AW 550iM Sport
 
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I like the M5 variation on my Alpine White 550i. The black fins give it a sport look while the chrome outer trim complements the other chrome trim on the car..

HDEddie1 01-23-2013 11:22 PM

M5 Grill looks good on light colored cars too++
 
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I think the M5 grill black insert looks all business while the chrome surround edge add just that tad of class.
Thanks to Big Deep1, I installed a set on my Titanium Silver MSport today...a "snap" to put on. Looks great to me...Wonder why I waited so long.

Next change would be to remove the front license plate and plug those holes (another Big Deep1 inspiration).

e60pilot 01-24-2013 06:02 AM

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Installed M5 Grills in a 550i M-Sport, Carbon Black.
Entire process, including unboxing the new grills, took under 15 minutes (using the "grab and pull" technique described elsewhere).
Before and after pics below.

bighungry618 01-24-2013 06:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by e60pilot (Post 7334364)
Installed M5 Grills in a 550i M-Sport, Carbon Black.
Entire process, including unboxing the new grills, took under 15 minutes (using the "grab and pull" technique described elsewhere).
Before and after pics below.

Finally, a color of car for which the M5 grille looks perfectly suited.
Carbon Black/M5 grille combo for the win!

Looks sharp manů I dig it.
:thumbup:

K-A 01-24-2013 04:29 PM

I really think the stock grille pops the most on Jet Black cars, and think it's the best look for this particular color.... however, if I change mine for the sake of variation, I'd probably do the M5 grille as a "best of both worlds" approach. Need some contrast up front so all black grille on a black car that has subtle chrome accents just doesn't work for me.

Since these grilles seem to be two pieces, is there a way you can only order the black slats from the M5 grille, and not the chrome ring (considering it's the exact same chrome ring that's on the car OEM) for a lower cost?

BigDeep1 01-24-2013 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HDEddie1 (Post 7334117)
I think the M5 grill black insert looks all business while the chrome surround edge add just that tad of class.
Thanks to Big Deep1, I installed a set on my Titanium Silver MSport today...a "snap" to put on. Looks great to me...Wonder why I waited so long.

Next change would be to remove the front license plate and plug those holes (another Big Deep1 inspiration).

Congrats Eddie. Looking very clean and mean :thumbup:.

I LOVE the look of the Titanium Silver M-Sport body kit with M5 grille. I think the solid black slats go perfect with the black mesh on the M-sport bumper.

Quote:

Originally Posted by K-A (Post 7335776)
Since these grilles seem to be two pieces, is there a way you can only order the black slats from the M5 grille, and not the chrome ring (considering it's the exact same chrome ring that's on the car OEM) for a lower cost?

From my research, it does not. The only way is to buy the OEM F10 Performance grille.

RajG 01-25-2013 08:57 PM

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Carbon black with black grills

jwblack750 01-27-2013 03:23 PM

Alpine White Surrounds / Black Slats
 
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Here are my before and after shots. Maybe it was the cold, but my OEM grill did NOT come out easily! I ended up cutting the OEM slats with a hacksaw blade to give me better access to the tabs, and I think it also allowed a bit more play in the grill to allow them to finally pop loose. Anyway, I'm happy with the end result...

BigDeep1 01-27-2013 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwblack750 (Post 7341879)
Here are my before and after shots. Maybe it was the cold, but my OEM grill did NOT come out easily! I ended up cutting the OEM slats with a hacksaw blade to give me better access to the tabs, and I think it also allowed a bit more play in the grill to allow them to finally pop loose. Anyway, I'm happy with the end result...

Wow, looks great :thumbup:

Is your outer grille trim painted the same color as your vehicle? Also, do you have a tint on your foglights or do they just look a little darker because of the picture angle?

jwblack750 01-27-2013 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigDeep1 (Post 7341893)
Wow, looks great :thumbup:

Is your outer grille trim painted the same color as your vehicle? Also, do you have a tint on your foglights or do they just look a little darker because of the picture angle?

Thanks, BigDeep1! Yeah, the outers are painted to match the Alpine White, and I got them from Bimmian.com ($260 painted). Nothing is on the fog lights; I'm guessing it was just the lack of good light when I took the pictures.

ett528 01-27-2013 09:22 PM

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Oem m performance with m strips

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jjscott 01-28-2013 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bighungry618 (Post 7126426)
OEM Modified gloss black surrounds and chrome slats

I really like this combination for my carbon black 550xi M Sport. Are these available from an aftermarket vendor? I would hate to have to buy two different ones to make the desired result.

I'm assuming that you bought one grill and took pieces from your stock grill to make the finished product. Correct?


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