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E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 10-18-2010, 01:10 AM
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New Style Matte Black Grille

I found this "new style" 6 series grille on ebay and I think it looks awesome. Its different from our original ones because this one uses the "fat slats" (think Z4 or new X5 or X6) instead of the "flat blade like slats" that we have on our 6. I want this one but I am not sure of the quality / fitment... hopefully someone can point me in the right direction where I can pick up something like this with high quality.

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Old 10-18-2010, 06:19 AM
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Interesting. I wonder how it would look.
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:53 AM
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Try bimmian.com. I bought mine there and it was a perfect fit.
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I found this "new style" 6 series grille on ebay and I think it looks awesome. Its different from our original ones because this one uses the "fat slats" (think Z4 or new X5 or X6) instead of the "flat blade like slats" that we have on our 6. I want this one but I am not sure of the quality / fitment... hopefully someone can point me in the right direction where I can pick up something like this with high quality.

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Old 10-18-2010, 08:57 AM
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Are these "fat slats" available for E60s?
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:14 AM
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I found this "new style" 6 series grille on ebay and I think it looks awesome. Its different from our original ones because this one uses the "fat slats" (think Z4 or new X5 or X6) instead of the "flat blade like slats" that we have on our 6. I want this one but I am not sure of the quality / fitment... hopefully someone can point me in the right direction where I can pick up something like this with high quality.

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and here is a regular one for comparison:

Hi, don't wish to rain on your parade, but the reason for the straight vanes on the original is to allow good air flow to the radiator and engine. the cars already have flexible vanes behind the grill which open at speed, just a thought !!!

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Old 10-18-2010, 11:35 AM
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IMO the curved fatter slats looks more better then the thin ones but gotta see them on first.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:54 PM
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Try bimmian.com. I bought mine there and it was a perfect fit.
bokmeipai, i looked at bimmian and it seems like they are still using the flat slats. Did you get the new style from there too?
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:34 PM
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I found chrome, black chrome and carbon fiber versions as well. I can't choose!
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:42 PM
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bokmeipai, i looked at bimmian and it seems like they are still using the flat slats. Did you get the new style from there too?
I bought the flat slats and had it custom painted by them before shipping.
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:49 PM
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I have decided to go with this one. Hope it works out right cuz it isn't exactly cheap with shipping included.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:25 AM
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I have decided to go with this one. Hope it works out right cuz it isn't exactly cheap with shipping included.
Please be sure to post before and after pics when you put them on!
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:13 AM
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I have decided to go with this one. Hope it works out right cuz it isn't exactly cheap with shipping included.
I've given into forum peer pressure so +1 on the black chrome
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:29 AM
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Nothing but peer pressure here LOL. I succumbed a few weeks back and picked up the painted version to match my car color. Received it already just waiting to put it on which will be this weekend or even sooner.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:13 AM
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:55 PM
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Did you order it from the same ebayer? I got mine in the mail but been feeling that the chrome is way too light in color. I may trade it in for a matte black instead.
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Old 10-26-2010, 03:52 AM
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Did you order it from the same ebayer? I got mine in the mail but been feeling that the chrome is way too light in color. I may trade it in for a matte black instead.
Yeah I got the Black Chrome as I don't like the Matt black grill makes it look unpainted

I wish they actually did the chrome with brushed matt chrome teeth as on the facelift x5 I would have bought that.
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Old 10-26-2010, 03:58 AM
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Yes, I definitely would have bought the X5 / X6 matt chrome style. I don't know whether I should keep the black chrome, it is only a shade away from the original chrome. Please post pics of your install when done!
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:30 PM
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Hi bimmers,

I bought that a few days ago and got it yesterday.
Installed that this morning and quickly made a shoot
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The picture is not very good (old blackberry ...)

but I can tell you, it looks nice ! NICE !

The matte is really painted and fit perfect my painted black matte.

I was wondering too first like you, but now i'm happy :-)))
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:49 PM
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That looks awesome, especially with your matte black car!
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:52 PM
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I upgraded a few things this last weeks, and will post a shooting session #2 when all is done ;-)

still waiting the delivery of angels eyes 9k
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:36 PM
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I actually have that same grille in chrome put it on about a year ago. Definately updates the look and flows with the hood lines well. I know everyone here hates chrome, but it matches my chrome lip, on my wheels, and contrasts nicely IMO(seeing as it's my car that's the only one that matters:thumbsup


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Old 10-27-2010, 07:06 PM
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JPEG23, lets see some pics of the chrome, can barely see from the pic in your sig.
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:35 PM
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:52 PM
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