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      05-25-2012, 10:10 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by hayden View Post
Looks like they are going back to the light/silver chrome bumper trim on the M Sport instead of the dark/black chrome?
It's a European model shown ... And in Europe / Germany black chrome bumper inserts are a part of optional BMW Individual High-gloss ShadowLine package that can be offered with M-Sport pack.

Perhaps in some markets Individual High-gloss ShadowLine pack will be a standard part of M-Sport pack. But in Germany it is not. Therefore silver chrome inserts on the car with M-Sport pack in the official press pics.

So, black chrome inserts are still available on LCI 7er as well.

Regarding the thickness of corona rings: they are thick because they not only function as Daytime Running Lights now, but also as main beam (adaptive) light projectors!!! Therefore larger & more powerful LEDs are incorporated in / behind coronas, making the coronas thicker. You can see the corona light functions in the 1st video (The Exterior) at the beginning of this very thread.

Last edited by EnI; 05-25-2012 at 10:16 AM.