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Old 07-06-2006, 03:51 PM
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Old 07-06-2006, 03:59 PM
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Like everything except the pink seats. I hope that is just the flash. And what is up with the orange reflector on the front fender?
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Old 07-06-2006, 04:02 PM
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looks good, I am sure it'll be easy to either get a clear reflector or paint it dark so it doesn't stick out!
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Old 07-06-2006, 04:05 PM
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looks good, I am sure it'll be easy to either get a clear reflector or paint it dark so it doesn't stick out!
I did not even notice from the BMW site there was a reflector there. What were they thinking? Is there some kind of law about front reflectors?
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Old 07-06-2006, 04:09 PM
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I had ordered red, but those pics scare the hell out of me. Not nearly as deep a red as I'd hoped.
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Old 07-06-2006, 04:11 PM
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I had ordered red, but those pics scare the hell out of me. Not nearly as deep a red as I'd hoped.
I am sure it is just the lighting. The reds and browns are much darker in person.
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Old 07-06-2006, 04:14 PM
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Just wait until you view it in person...could be totally different.
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Old 07-06-2006, 04:28 PM
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I did not even notice from the BMW site there was a reflector there. What were they thinking? Is there some kind of law about front reflectors?
I believe its in part 393 of the US DOT Federal Regulations noting the required accessories for safe operation of a motor vehcile.
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I believe its in part 393 of the US DOT Federal Regulations noting the required accessories for safe operation of a motor vehcile.
Yep. Gay ass laws. If don't notice a WHOLE car why would an itty-bitty reflector make it more noticeable?

Definately knocked red out as an interior choice. I know it'll be darker in person, but I know I'd be sick of it after a while.
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Yep. Gay ass laws. If don't notice a WHOLE car why would an itty-bitty reflector make it more noticeable?
yeah but that's better than having your car t-boned while parked somewhere at night ... i think
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yeah but that's better than having your car t-boned while parked somewhere at night ... i think
Haha, at least you hope it'll help.
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Old 07-06-2006, 06:22 PM
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On the silver car pictured I think replacing with a white or grey reflector would blend into the car more and still give the visibility protection.
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On the silver car pictured I think replacing with a white or grey reflector would blend into the car more and still give the visibility protection.
yep, or BMW could have given the coupe headlights with the reflector on the side like every other BMW.

Still a sweet ride though.
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Old 07-06-2006, 06:31 PM
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yep, or BMW could have given the coupe headlights with the reflector on the side like every other BMW.

Still a sweet ride though.
I know it must be orange in color on the front due to US DOT regulations. But I can see many people modding the reflector to white or taking it off.
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Old 07-06-2006, 06:32 PM
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I know it must be orange in color on the front due to US DOT regulations. But I can see many people modding the reflector to white.
Or replacing the whole front bumer cover with aftermarket.

Any idea when the 335 coupe will have the SMG option?
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Or replacing the whole front bumer cover with aftermarket.

Any idea when the 335 coupe will have the SMG option?
If we see it at all, I dont think it will be before the mid-model refresh.
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Old 07-06-2006, 06:56 PM
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The 335i looks like a baby 6-series! I like it nonetheless!

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Nice lloking but why did they put the cupholders back where they had it in the E46, right under the arm rest?

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Old 07-06-2006, 09:26 PM
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Nice lloking but why did they put the cupholders back where they had it in the E46, right under the arm rest?

Cup holders are the same as the E90. Not sure what you are looking at.
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Old 07-06-2006, 09:34 PM
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My take on the orange reflectors on the edge of the wheel well: Thank you BMW! Designers did us a favor - maybe even on purpose - now we can have US-market headlight assemblies with clear turn signal lenses instead of the orange lenses that the E90 is stuck with. Seems to me this is great -- now if you want to eradicate the DOT orange from the front of the car, all you have to do is replace those inexpensive little reflectors, instead of having to replace the VERY EXPENSIVE headlight assemblies with Euro-spec headlight assemblies.

Cup is 3/4 full, no?
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The 335i looks like a baby 6-series! I like it nonetheless!

Congrats to all who get it.

but looks aesthetically more pleasing! especially the back end
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Cup holders are the same as the E90. Not sure what you are looking at.

my bad. It was a picture of an E46 a guy was posting showing the same color interior later in the thread.
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