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      08-05-2019, 06:35 PM   #1
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Black grille - Carbon Black M550? Does it work?

Guys,

Wanted to poll the audience. What are people's thoughts on black kidney's on a carbon black car when the other trim pieces are still cerium?

Does it look odd and out of place? Has anyone here done it?

Also, how do people feel about the addition of M badges on the fenders in cerium grey, as comes standard on the EU and Canadian cars?

I tend to think it's a nice touch.

Finally - what kind of license plate frames are people using? An "M," plate might be a bit much, though appreciate it's obviously not the sacrilege as putting a full blown "M5," plate frame on.

Any feedback would be much appreciated.
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Absolutely, the black grill makes the cars front. I also like the side M badges, which at least are European standard so don't feel too far off base. An M plate is starting to get into overkill, IMHO.
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Guys,

Wanted to poll the audience. What are people's thoughts on black kidney's on a carbon black car when the other trim pieces are still cerium?

Does it look odd and out of place? Has anyone here done it?

Also, how do people feel about the addition of M badges on the fenders in cerium grey, as comes standard on the EU and Canadian cars?

I tend to think it's a nice touch.

Finally - what kind of license plate frames are people using? An "M," plate might be a bit much, though appreciate it's obviously not the sacrilege as putting a full blown "M5," plate frame on.

Any feedback would be much appreciated.
I have the black grills on my carbon black 540i with the M package and it looks great! I have attached a pic of it
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Dude definitely go with black grills on the carbon black it looks amazing better than the standard one! You can go to my profile and see the pic of my car which is carbon black with black grills
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Dude definitely go with black grills on the carbon black it looks amazing better than the standard one! You can go to my profile and see the pic of my car which is carbon black with black grills
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Dude definitely go with black grills on the carbon black it looks amazing better than the standard one! You can go to my profile and see the pic of my car which is carbon black with black grills
Your car looks great. Difference is you have body colored mirrors and your trim pieces are gloss back.

I'm still going to gave cerium mirrors and front bumper trim
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Dude definitely go with black grills on the carbon black it looks amazing better than the standard one! You can go to my profile and see the pic of my car which is carbon black with black grills
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Dude definitely go with black grills on the carbon black it looks amazing better than the standard one! You can go to my profile and see the pic of my car which is carbon black with black grills
Your car looks great. Difference is you have body colored mirrors and your trim pieces are gloss back.

I'm still going to gave cerium mirrors and front bumper trim
Then maybe find grills that you can paint to match the cerium mirrors. If you do end up going this route please share pictures
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Guys,

Wanted to poll the audience. What are people's thoughts on black kidney's on a carbon black car when the other trim pieces are still cerium?

Does it look odd and out of place? Has anyone here done it?

Also, how do people feel about the addition of M badges on the fenders in cerium grey, as comes standard on the EU and Canadian cars?

I tend to think it's a nice touch.

Finally - what kind of license plate frames are people using? An "M," plate might be a bit much, though appreciate it's obviously not the sacrilege as putting a full blown "M5," plate frame on.

Any feedback would be much appreciated.
Personally I don't like a black grill on a black car because you don't see the shape of the grill. I have black sapphire and didn't like the black grill look. Better with other paint colors to show contrast. Just my opinion.
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I know lots people like the black grill, but I thought for black car you need the contrast
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I know lots people like the black grill, but I thought for black car you need the contrast
Unless you have a lot of chrome in the front of your car then having chrome grills look nice otherwise they stick out too much...just my opinion

This thread has a pic of the chrome grill vs black grills: https://g30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1612006
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I think I should go with the Cerium grille for contrast.

I got the 688M rim - which I'm excited about, although admittedly I live in the northeast, which is a challenge with low profile tires.

There aren't nearly enough rim notions in my opinion.

What do people make of the cerium fender badges that are offered in Europe and Canada?
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I think all Cerium trim on a black m550i is very sexy. But then again I'm a Raiders fan....
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I think I should go with the Cerium grille for contrast.

I got the 688M rim - which I'm excited about, although admittedly I live in the northeast, which is a challenge with low profile tires.

There aren't nearly enough rim notions in my opinion.

What do people make of the cerium fender badges that are offered in Europe and Canada?
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