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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 11-04-2012, 12:50 PM
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Black grille

To get or not???

Does anyone have pics of their ride with the black kidneys they'd like to share so I can take a peek?
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:01 PM
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Do it!!
I did it because I didn't like the chrome. I wish all BMW's were blacked out
and then it was your decision to go chrome. That's just me though.
Can't remember which vendor at Bimmerfest I got them from, It was over
two years ago.
The real question is a Matte finish, or carbon fiber, or shiny black. Some people
even powder coat the stock chrome ones.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:06 PM
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Here's what the factory BMW glossy grills look like. The bezel is glossy and the ribs are matte...



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Old 11-05-2012, 12:50 PM
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I think the black grilles look better when the car has the M5Tech or MTech bumper. Those bumpers have a large black grille area underneath the kidney grilles, which makes the two grilles match better together. The stock grille (not sure what it's called) is more silver and it doesn't look as good.

Here's what I'm talking about but the shot wit the original grille doesn't have black grilles yet on it but hopefully you see my point.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Akshun View Post
To get or not???

Does anyone have pics of their ride with the black kidneys they'd like to share so I can take a peek?
What color is your car?
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:29 PM
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:20 AM
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I'm thinking the same but mine is Carbon Black and wonder how it would look on that color. If I did go with it I think I would go with glossy black and the matted ribs.

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Old 11-06-2012, 07:40 AM
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Hey guys what color would go with Jet Black.. (Should i leave it Chrome or change it to black grill)
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:44 PM
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I like mine

I like mine. Gloss black. $40
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:38 PM
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I ordered a set of matte black grilles. They should be here Friday

I think the black looks better than chrome because the window trim is black. My 330 had the chrome window trim so I left the grille chrome.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:54 PM
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Ya I have BMW 330i and it is black with chrome trim around windows and I like chrome better. I don't like the black rimes on cars at all they look dirty. Lol
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:46 PM
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I bought space grey to match my vehicle. Love them!
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:54 PM
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Do it. I've blacked all mine out. Love it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:39 AM
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I'm in. I have the carbon black metallic. Where can i order one from. Thx
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:53 AM
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Ebay...

I did not get mine on Ebay. I got mine a long time ago and frankly can't remember where but I know I've seen them on Ebay.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:48 PM
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You can order from BMW at about 60-80 bucks or Bavarian autosport for $100
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Front Grill Set - Matte Black
Part # : E60G 04 $ 99.95
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:27 PM
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Just go to eBay and look for "e60 matte black kidney" and you'll get a bunch of them for < $50 no problem. I bought mine from there and they look great, fit perfect and are very high quality.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:32 PM
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Thx fellas. i know my next question has been discussed alot, I just need a good recommendation on a bright set of AE's. Any ideas? Thanks again.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:26 PM
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way to highjack the thread Gila06...
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:46 PM
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Matte Black/Carbon Fiber Kidney Grilles BMW E60 5 Series/M5

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Old 11-08-2012, 10:08 PM
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ohh yeah

Black on black on black there is a before and after...
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:20 PM
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Black grills are sportier
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:54 PM
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:13 PM
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One of the guys with a 2011 5 series did a hybrid... he had the matte black grill but changed it out... He mixed the black outer housing with the factory inner grill and I think it looks very good as well. I am thinking of going the same route as well on my carbon black....
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:46 PM
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I just ordered a pair of matte black grills for my e60. My car is carbon black. They should look great on the car after they are installed. Did any of you have any issues installing the grills?
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