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      10-23-2014, 04:32 PM   #1
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School me on ordering parts

Looking at a set of carbon fiber kidney grills from bimmian.com, their website is a bit confusing to me though because I'm not 100% sure if my car is a LCI or not. To be honest, I have no idea WTF an LCI is lol I have a '11 135i Convertible but don't have the blackline tail lights (which I thought were LCI). When ordering their site shows the following 3 options:

DescriptionSKUPrice Order

Front Grille Pair For E82 LCI 2009+
Black Carbon Fiber CFG829BYY $219

Front Grille Pair For E82 Non LCI
Black Carbon Fiber CFG82ABYY $219

Front Grille Pair For E87
Black Carbon Fiber CFG87ABYY $219

Which one is my car?
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      10-23-2014, 04:47 PM   #2
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LCI = life cycle impulse or face lift to the common man.


All e82's are LCI models - really! Some people(shops) in the US think that in 2012 when BMW went to the eyebrow led tube on the headlights(and the tubes inside the read tail lights), they call that the LCI. But really it is not(technically speaking).

Early e81/e87 1er hatches had a LCI in 2007. The grill and headlights changed. But all the e82's came with these features. I guess you could say the 2012 cars(e82's) had a LCI - but not really according to bmw.


Blacklines were/are only available as a parts retrofit to cars in Europe. A US bmw dealer will not be able to order them. You have to get them from someone who imports the lights(illegally) into the US or do it yourself - by ordering a set thru Schmiedmann.com and the like.

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LCI = life cycle impulse or face lift to the common man.


All e82's are LCI models - really! Some people(shops) in the US think that in 2012 when BMW went to the eyebrow led tube on the headlights(and the tubes inside the read tail lights), they call that the LCI. But really it is not(technically speaking).

Early e81/e87 1er hatches had a LCI in 2007. The grill and headlights changed. But all the e82's came with these features. I guess you could say the 2012 cars(e82's) had a LCI - but not really according to bmw.


Blacklines were/are only available as a parts retrofit to cars in Europe. A US bmw dealer will not be able to order them. You have to get them from someone who imports the lights(illegally) into the US or do it yourself - by ordering a set thru Schmiedmann.com and the like.

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Thanks for the info!!
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No problem buddy. We are all here to learn.
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Have you seen this thread on LCI Blacklines...

Just order the BMW p/n 63212225282 blackline kit

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...0#post16831750
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