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      09-03-2010, 11:57 AM   #1
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Which are the current side mirrors for the 2011 135?

On bmwusa.com, I see two different kinds of side mirrors.

I've attached an image showing both.

You'll see an oval one (A) if you go to the site and hover over "1" and select "135i Coupe".

And a more rectangular, "scalloped" one (B) if you click "Build Your Own".

Which is the current one for a new 2011 135?

I've test driven a couple of times, but never thought to check, as I only recently saw that there are two.

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      09-03-2010, 12:03 PM   #2
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Bravo my friend. I do not believe there are CF mirror caps or replacement backs on the market right now for the 2010+ models.


If thats what you are inquiring about.
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      09-03-2010, 12:48 PM   #5
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Sylon: Actually, I wasn't, because it didn't occur to me; thanks for mentioning that! (BTW, nice car! I've been going between SGM and LBM, and your car has been one of the SGM examples I really like.)

I have been including CF mirror caps in my order, and got a recent quote that includes them. I just checked accessories.bmwusa.com, and the shape looks more like the apparently newer rectangular style, and the image name is "New CF Mirror Cap....jpg", so perhaps it has been updated recently?

I'll definitely double check with the dealer when I order; thanks!

Does anyone know why the change was made?
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      09-03-2010, 01:21 PM   #6
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I believe it has something to do with Euro/German regulations on mirror size. The mirror sizes on Mercedes models got bigger for the 2010/2011 model years also.

Keep in mind that it's possible to swap the mirrors, I've seen some people do it.
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Keep in mind that it's possible to swap the mirrors, I've seen some people do it.

The visibility is VASTLY improved with the new mirrors.
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I'm sure it is, but people prefer the look of the smaller ones so they get the smaller ones.
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