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Old 08-23-2019, 06:45 AM
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Black grill surround

I have a '19 330i, black on black M-sport. I'm considering replacing the chrome grill surround with black. Has anyone done this on a black car? I saw one last night with a black grill (might've been a 5, couldn't tell) but it looked sharp. I think I don't like the chrome because there's no chrome anywhere else on the car and the black would make it look more stealth.

Looking to see if anyone has pictures, advice on where to buy the grill and who to install (I want to make sure it doesn't look cheap), and I need it done properly as it's a lease and will have to be removed in three years at lease-end. Also, matte or gloss? I'm assuming gloss since the shutters are glossy. Any advice, let me know. Thanks!

P.S. I originally posted this question under the wrong model, sorry!
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Old 08-26-2019, 02:54 PM
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Haven't heard back from anyone but I did go ahead and order the black grille from the dealer. He matched the price from Bimmerworld and they will install it for me. I feel more comfortable doing that, since it's a lease and I don't want any problems. Will post pics, appointment is next Wed.!
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:26 PM
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I always thought BMW should've made the black kidney grill standard (especially for m sport trims, as the standard grill looks out of place next to all the other blacked out trim).

I think the black kidney grill looks absolutely awesome on dark and black cars.
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Old 08-31-2019, 05:07 AM
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Old 08-31-2019, 05:15 AM
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I purchased the grill for my 2014 328. You can install it yourself. Taking out the original grill takes some work, but installation takes about 20 seconds.
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:32 PM
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Here it is.....

The before and after! I absolutely LOVE it! They really increased the size of that chrome grill on the G20 and I agree it looks out of place on the sport trim with no other chrome, plus the dark wheels. This makes the lights and the wheels stand out...and looks wayyyy more aggressive.

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Just make sure you get the right one. There are two versions one for cars with the front parking package (there's a camera in the grill) and one for without.
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