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Old 10-26-2006, 07:49 AM
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Different lower grille?

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I was in Paris this weekend and I noticed a slightly different looking 7er. I took this pic because it had a matte grey lower grill that I have not seen before. Is this part of some package available in Europe but not here? The car was a 740d, incidentally. May have something to do with the intake for the diesels. In the flesh the car looked great - the off colored grille made it look a bit sportier.
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Old 10-26-2006, 08:34 AM
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I wonder if the new 745d did away with the grille. Its also on the six series - and I've never really liked it.
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Guys

I was in Paris this weekend and I noticed a slightly different looking 7er. I took this pic because it had a matte grey lower grill that I have not seen before. Is this part of some package available in Europe but not here? The car was a 740d, incidentally. May have something to do with the intake for the diesels. In the flesh the car looked great - the off colored grille made it look a bit sportier.
Interesting..... Not really feelin it though. And it appears to be some nice sized wheels up under there.
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:17 AM
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Interesting..... Not really feelin it though. And it appears to be some nice sized wheels up under there.
Fair enough - but I liked it. The car looked mean - it had the stlye 176 wheels on it. Yes, possibly upsized rubber. Wheels caked with brake dust but still looked very imposing. Black Sapphire and very dirty after its drive all the way from Koblenz I guess.

Then again I think BMs always look better on European streets. Not sure why... I am torn between an M5 and a 750i sport, and seeing this car reminded me how much I like the 7er.
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Here. This may help you decide.....

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It is incredible to me that this particular car has so much presence in either White or Black!
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Old 10-26-2006, 04:49 PM
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Here. This may help you decide.....
That one's a bit too much for me. Drop the "L", add the sport pack and I'm there. But I know what you mean. Its why when I look at a S550 I think "Nice, but what do I need with a limo like that" but with a 7 I think: "Who would ever buy a 5 series when you can have that?"
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Old 10-26-2006, 08:51 PM
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Here. This may help you decide.....

who's car is that?

I've seen it close to where I live a lot. A lady drives it.

anywho I'll wave next time, I have a Jet Black 745LI w/Sport Package on HRE 20's
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Old 10-28-2006, 11:06 AM
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Another thought that occurs to me is that you never want to tint too darkly on a black 7 (i or L) - like this owner did. This definately enhances "limo-ishness".

For a black 7 I'd say keep the tint to around 35% - get the sport package and 20 or 21 inch wheels and it looks striking.
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