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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 11-13-2012, 10:39 PM
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Sport vs m sport front grill

To my knowledge, 328 sport line front grill is bent outward to give it a more aggressive look while 328 m sport just has the normal looking grill. On 335 however, both the sport and m sport have the bent grills. Is my understanding correct? Ive recently seen some pictires of 328 m sport with bent front grills on a dealership website. I was wondering if that was modified, is some different version somehow, or if they used the wrong pictire on the vehicle (335 pictire for a 328).

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Old 11-14-2012, 07:09 AM
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Mostly the difference is the M loses the fog lights in exchange for more airflow underneath. Sport line has those silver fins and the fog lights. Not sure if M has the black kidney grilles either.

I think both look great, I have a sport so I probably am a little biased to lean towards that but in reality both look the best among the different lines.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:58 AM
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Mostly the difference is the M loses the fog lights in exchange for more airflow underneath. Sport line has those silver fins and the fog lights. Not sure if M has the black kidney grilles either.

I think both look great, I have a sport so I probably am a little biased to lean towards that but in reality both look the best among the different lines.

Thanks for the reply. I should have clarified myself however.

The picture I uploaded below shows the grill of a 328 sport line. It pops out at an angle. All the other lines in 328 to my knowledge do not have such angle on their grills even the M sport line. I've seen maybe 4 M sport 328i at different dealerships and their grills are all just plain as the no line 328.

However, I know the 335i M sport has the same looking grill as that of the sport line which pops out.

Yesterday, at a dealership website, I've seen a picture of a 328i (allegedly) whose grill looked like the one below and was wondering if something has changed recently that BMW decided to go with the popping grill for 328 M Sport, or if the dealership was mistakenly using the picture of their 335i instead, or etc.

Does anyone know? Anyone who owns a 328 M sport, do your grills pop out like the picture?

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Old 11-14-2012, 08:11 AM
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any sportline car has the grills like that^ chrome surrounding, 8 black slats that stick out...

the msport cars have chrome surrounding, with 11 black slars that do not have an angle on them.

the m performance grill is like the sportline grill with black surrounding(like my avy)
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:02 AM
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any sportline car has the grills like that^ chrome surrounding, 8 black slats that stick out...

the msport cars have chrome surrounding, with 11 black slars that do not have an angle on them.

the m performance grill is like the sportline grill with black surrounding(like my avy)
Thanks for the reply. That was actually my understanding as well from what I've seen at the dealerships. 328 M sport has 11 black slats with no angle.

However, I found the picture below from a dealership website. Do you have any idea as to why this one has 8 or 9 black slats that stick out with chrome surroundings from what I can tell?

Also, do 335 M sport come with the M Performance girlls?
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:26 AM
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Thanks for the reply. That was actually my understanding as well from what I've seen at the dealerships. 328 M sport has 11 black slats with no angle.

However, I found the picture below from a dealership website. Do you have any idea as to why this one has 8 or 9 black slats that stick out with chrome surroundings from what I can tell?

Also, do 335 M sport come with the M Performance girlls?
That grill looks like it has "carbon fiber" on the edges of the slats.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:42 AM
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Thanks for the reply. That was actually my understanding as well from what I've seen at the dealerships. 328 M sport has 11 black slats with no angle.

However, I found the picture below from a dealership website. Do you have any idea as to why this one has 8 or 9 black slats that stick out with chrome surroundings from what I can tell?

Also, do 335 M sport come with the M Performance girlls?
thats a sportline grill as far as i can tell...what does the sticker on the car say? are they trying to charge extra for that grill?


335msport does not come with performance grill...performance grill is all black
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:13 PM
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thats a sportline grill as far as i can tell...what does the sticker on the car say? are they trying to charge extra for that grill?


335msport does not come with performance grill...performance grill is all black
I don't know if they're charging extra for the grill. I just saw that picture on the website and they don't have a breakdown of the price.

I've actually seen a 335 with either the sport line grill or the performance grill at a local dealership (can't remember if they were all black or not, just that the slats were sticking out). I just thought 335s come with such grills but I guess not?

Did you have to buy your performance grills separately and install them? If so, how much were they? I can't find either grills on shopbmwusa.com.

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I don't know if they're charging extra for the grill. I just saw that picture on the website and they don't have a breakdown of the price.

I've actually seen a 335 with either the sport line grill or the performance grill at a local dealership (can't remember if they were all black or not, just that the slats were sticking out). I just thought 335s come with such grills but I guess not?

Did you have to buy your performance grills separately and install them? If so, how much were they? I can't find either grills on shopbmwusa.com.
outside the US, msport cars get the sportline grill.

you can either buy them separate and install them or have them port insalled which i did. they were like 170 installed, a rip off but considering the deal on the car i got i was willing to let the dealer make a little on the grills
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Thanks for the reply. That was actually my understanding as well from what I've seen at the dealerships. 328 M sport has 11 black slats with no angle.

However, I found the picture below from a dealership website. Do you have any idea as to why this one has 8 or 9 black slats that stick out with chrome surroundings from what I can tell?

Also, do 335 M sport come with the M Performance girlls?
I'd love me some M Performance Girls.
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Also, do 335 M sport come with the M Performance girlls?
I wish mine did.

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I'd love me some M Performance Girls.
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I'd love me some M Performance Girls.
haha funny

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Mostly the difference is the M loses the fog lights in exchange for more airflow underneath.
More airflow underneath? For what? I recall reading somewhere that the Euro version of the M-sport has the fogs. I would have liked the fogs.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:26 PM
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More airflow underneath? For what? I recall reading somewhere that the Euro version of the M-sport has the fogs. I would have liked the fogs.

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