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Old 09-06-2012, 07:19 PM
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Mein Auto: 97 E36M/4
exterior trim differences on US models?

The BMW website isn't good about explaining all the trim differences between the Lines. Can owners please share what their cars actually look like?

Are there differences in tailpipe finishes? One publication says chrome is standard. My xLine has satin silver.

Grill differences? Do they all have chrome around the rim? Are the standard center slats matte black? the slats on the Sport Line and M Sport gloss black? the xLine has titanium silver slats.

Are the bumbers different btwn the Standard, Sport Line and xLine? I can see that xLine has a slightly different rear lower section w/silver and slight differences in the front w/ a bit more silver compared to the Standard. Is the Sport Line front bumper the same as the xLine (minus the silver color), Standard, or unique (like gloss black where it is silver on the xLine)?

Do all models come w/ floor mats as standard where the Sport Line and xLine have contrasting piping on the boarder?

Is alcantara seating surface really available on the Msport as indicated on the web site under Explore?
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