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Old 08-16-2014, 09:51 PM
TramStar TramStar is offline
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M-sport Lower Rear Bumper

Hi Everyone,

I just picked up a 2011 535xi with the M-sport package (love it!). The color is Carbon Metallic Black and I noticed that the lower rear bumper is the same color as the car. However, I believe that part should always be black on m-sport package models.

The dealer told me that it's the same color since it's the special M-sport color, carbon metallic black.

Does anyone have that color and have a black lower rear bumper?

Any help would be appreciated!

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Old 08-17-2014, 07:27 PM
snj1013 snj1013 is offline
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If you are referring to the diffuser, they all come painted Shadow Grey to my knowledge. Sounds like the previous owner had it repainted.
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:03 AM
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Mine is carbon black as well, but a 2014 (LCI). The lower part of my rear bumper is grey (see attached image).
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:53 AM
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Have wondered about that. Did some research for pictures when I first got mine --- I thought it might have been damaged, replaced and the previous owner just decided to not paint it.

My personal taste is, I am thinking of painting it to give it a solid Metallic black look
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:56 AM
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Cheaper to wrap it. Maybe in CF? Easier to undo, to, if you change your mind.

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2014 535i MSport Space / Black, ZCW, ZDA, ZLP, ZLS, ZPP, H-K and 704
2014 328i Sport Wagon, Glacier / Black, ZSL, ZD2, ZD3, ZDH, ZLP, ZPP, ZTP, and H-K

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2011 535ix MSport
2011 X5 35D
2008 ///M3 Vert
2008 X5 3.0
2007 X5 3.0
2006 X5 3.0
2006 550iA SP
2003 540iA M-Technic
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:31 AM
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My car is Carbon Black w/ Grey diffuser too.
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:00 AM
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Mein Auto: 2014 550xi M-sport
Mine is a new, Jet Black 2014 550xi w/M-sport (built 3/14, I am the first owner), and my diffuser is gray, too.

Seemed odd to me; the sales guy told me that is a feature of the M-sport package.
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