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Old 11-02-2012, 05:39 AM
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Any Pics of Black Factory Grills installed on 650i?
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:48 AM
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I'll try and get some up of mine by tonight or tomorrow morning.

Carbon Black, M Performance grills.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:34 PM
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Here are some pics I stole of Jonny's car...
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:46 PM
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The M grills are different, as they are not flat black. The internal slats have a glossy look to them and almost appear chrome in bright light.

I was not a huge fan when I took them out of the box, but now that they are on the car I am happy I bought them. Not happy with the installation process, though.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:53 AM
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Those would like great on a white coupe with shadow line trim.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:56 AM
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While we are on the topic, what is the difference between the 640 front grill and the 650. It seems like the 640 is chrome on the front and black on the sides? And the 650 is just chrome all around?
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:56 AM
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I think they're the same - unlike the X5/X6 50i v. 35i.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:33 AM
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I think they're the same - unlike the X5/X6 50i v. 35i.
I am not sure about the coupe, but I saw a 650 and 640 gran coupe today. The 640 has black on the sides of the column wile the 650 is silver on the sides. If I could choose I think I would prefer the 640 grill.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:35 PM
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I am not sure about the coupe, but I saw a 650 and 640 gran coupe today. The 640 has black on the sides of the column wile the 650 is silver on the sides. If I could choose I think I would prefer the 640 grill.
Maybe it's different for the GC. The 1st is a 640i M Sport Coupe, and the 2nd is my coupe.

Edit - Are you talking about the sides of the slats? Now that I look at it, the 640i is black plastic while the 650i is a gray color.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:47 PM
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To make it even more complicated, looks like the 650i + night vision = black plastic.....
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:02 PM
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Are you sure the above picture is a 650i? That makes me feel better since I got night vision, even though I think the night vision thing itself looks horrible.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:26 PM
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Yep. The picture is from a Car and Driver review on the 650i.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:46 AM
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I'm pretty sure the 6cyl bimmers get the black plastic while the 8cyl ones get the gray/silver ... same goes for the F10 (for sure) and the X5/6 (pretty sure on that one as well).
Southerner brings up a good point, although you can't trust the pics on the mags...they often post pics of cars that are clearly not whet they say they are - a trained eye can always spot the details.
Anyone with a 650 and night vision that can share pics - I'm curious now.

I prefer the gray look in the 650 over the black...makes it look richer.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:49 AM
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We confirmed it on 6post. Andreo received his 650 with night vision and his grill is black.

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Old 11-07-2012, 03:31 PM
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Further confirmation...

I have a 650 with night vision.

Sides of the grille slats on mine are matte black plastic. Just the grille surrounds and faces of the grille slats are chrome, just like that of the 640.

They probably did that to flow better with the night vision camera housing which is also a matte black plastic. The camera housing is molded onto the grille which is why they aren't interchangeable with the non-night vision grilles.

I agree that the silver sides on the grille slats look better and richer, however, mine will be all gloss back soon enough so it doesn't really matter to me. Either gonna paint them or vinyl wrap.

I don't have pics of mine but I am 1 million % sure. I have studied them extensively to see how I will make them gloss black.

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Old 11-20-2012, 09:00 PM
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Here are some pics I stole of Jonny's car...
The black grills look great
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:24 PM
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I can confirm that the 640i has a different grill from the 650i just like the X6 and X5. the 640i has a black side and the 650i has a silver titanium grill.
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Does anyone know if the grilles have two pieces that snap out from each other (both OEM and aftermarket)? One for the frame and one for the slats?
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:26 AM
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Thanks for this post, didn't know these existed. I have a set coming!


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Old 08-02-2013, 07:33 AM
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btw, I don't think the all black grilles look good on a black car... it makes it lose all contrast and detail on the front end. This is why the M6 still has the frame of the grille not black.
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:53 PM
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Put on the black grills, here is a side by side of each one. The black I think looks great on my black car!


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I had ordered new Black grills from the dealer for my 2013 650i and planned to have them installed when I was changing my oil.
Service rep called and said they have to remove the front bumper cover to install at a cost of $250....plus the cost of the grills.

Is there an easy way to install these like some of the other cars or is it indeed a pain to do???

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PS...the grill had a black surround and chrome teeth, thought it would look great on my Space Gray 650i
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:10 AM
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Yeah, pull them straight out. Took me under 5min to install


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I'll give it a try and look at it. The Service manager at classic BMW said it was different then the others.

So....did you do this on a 2012 or newer? That seems to be the change

I work on it tonight though, I love the Black with chrome teeth look....

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