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      05-31-2020, 06:19 PM   #1
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First ever convertion F40 from Sportline to M pack

Hi to everyone.I'm very glad about my new project that have done.
After a long search on web i found a complete set of used bumpers with all of their accessories in excellent condition like new.The next step was to find a set of sidekirts and the rear top spoiler so it happened.But it will be needed extra brackets and some more little parts that is compatible only with the M packet bumpers.I ordered all of this from my local dealer.
All fits as plug n playbut the only modification that must be done is if you choose to put the M performance kindey grill you must remove the clapping behind of the grill.The reason is that this grill is vertical on the front side and the stock was curved.You clip out this panel and all will be ok with no errors.

The hole parts that purchase was

front bumper M

rear bumper M

side skirts M with black stripe

rear top spoiler M

kidney grill front M performance in shadowline black

front splitter from Maxton Design in gloss black

M side emblems

The extra parts that i need about the fitment was:

both side rear bumper's brackets M

front bumper absorder M

both sides at the front "triangle" wheelarch trims M

air duct M about the transmission cooler

and a few clips and nuts.




I will post photos from the car in whole the process before and after the convertion.

Enjoy them
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      06-01-2020, 08:09 AM   #2
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Looks good Spyros

Would be interested to know how difficult the front bumper removal is as I might consider swapping my grill to the gloss black over serium grey.

Was this all your own work or done by a bodyshop for you?
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Looks good Spyros

Would be interested to know how difficult the front bumper removal is as I might consider swapping my grill to the gloss black over serium grey.

Was this all your own work or done by a bodyshop for you?
Thanks a lot mate .The whole job done in to the paintshop.The difficult section which has the front bumper was the 2 screws per side that unite the fender with the bumper underneath of the wheel arch.
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      06-01-2020, 04:09 PM   #4
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Awesome work!
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      06-02-2020, 05:14 AM   #5
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Looks amazing mate! Wheels look good with the white/black 🤟🏼
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Whoa amazing! Really good work!
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Spyros, did you not go MSport from the start as the cost is a kit in your region?

How long did you have the E81 for? Never had one myself but still recall the launch and how much of a game changer it was in the segment...and look at all the 1s now!!
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Spyros, did you not go MSport from the start as the cost is a kit in your region?

How long did you have the E81 for? Never had one myself but still recall the launch and how much of a game changer it was in the segment...and look at all the 1s now!!
The reason was that the M paket here it costs 5.000+ € and with the taxes gone at 10.000€ arround.For example one 118i F40 only with the M packet it starts from 40.000€ and with the Sportline packet it costs 27.000€.
The difference is too huge on the ammount.

The E81 i had it from new and in about for 4 years.
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Spyros, did you not go MSport from the start as the cost is a kit in your region?

How long did you have the E81 for? Never had one myself but still recall the launch and how much of a game changer it was in the segment...and look at all the 1s now!!
The reason was that the M paket here it costs 5.000+ € and with the taxes gone at 10.000€ arround.For example one 118i F40 only with the M packet it starts from 40.000€ and with the Sportline packet it costs 27.000€.
The difference is too huge on the ammount.

The E81 i had it from new and in about for 4 years.
Before you know it the cost is another F40 all together!
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The reason was that the M paket here it costs 5.000+ and with the taxes gone at 10.000 arround.For example one 118i F40 only with the M packet it starts from 40.000 and with the Sportline packet it costs 27.000.
The difference is too huge on the ammount.

The E81 i had it from new and in about for 4 years.
Smart move..
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Hi to everyone.I'm very glad about my new project that have done.
After a long search on web i found a complete set of used bumpers with all of their accessories in excellent condition like new.The next step was to find a set of sidekirts and the rear top spoiler so it happened.But it will be needed extra brackets and some more little parts that is compatible only with the M packet bumpers.I ordered all of this from my local dealer.
All fits as plug n playbut the only modification that must be done is if you choose to put the M performance kindey grill you must remove the clapping behind of the grill.The reason is that this grill is vertical on the front side and the stock was curved.You clip out this panel and all will be ok with no errors.

The hole parts that purchase was

front bumper M

rear bumper M

side skirts M with black stripe

rear top spoiler M

kidney grill front M performance in shadowline black

front splitter from Maxton Design in gloss black

M side emblems

The extra parts that i need about the fitment was:

both side rear bumper's brackets M

front bumper absorder M

both sides at the front "triangle" wheelarch trims M

air duct M about the transmission cooler

and a few clips and nuts.




I will post photos from the car in whole the process before and after the convertion.

Enjoy them
Hello mate , Luckily i have read your post .

I am with my 118i F40 come with M sport package which include the M sport front bumper.

I get installed the M performance shadow line front grill which same as you got in my car. But i just notice that my air flap panel haven't removed.

I just realized that the air flap may need to be removed to plug in the M performance shadow front grill. But strange is that even i haven't remove the air flap, the shadow line front grill still can install and fit.

May i know is there any fault code raised on your car after you removed the air flap panel ? And actually will that have any impact if remove the air flap panel ? And is it difficult to remove the air flap panel ?

Thanks mate !
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Hi to everyone.I'm very glad about my new project that have done.
After a long search on web i found a complete set of used bumpers with all of their accessories in excellent condition like new.The next step was to find a set of sidekirts and the rear top spoiler so it happened.But it will be needed extra brackets and some more little parts that is compatible only with the M packet bumpers.I ordered all of this from my local dealer.
All fits as plug n playbut the only modification that must be done is if you choose to put the M performance kindey grill you must remove the clapping behind of the grill.The reason is that this grill is vertical on the front side and the stock was curved.You clip out this panel and all will be ok with no errors.

The hole parts that purchase was

front bumper M

rear bumper M

side skirts M with black stripe

rear top spoiler M

kidney grill front M performance in shadowline black

front splitter from Maxton Design in gloss black

M side emblems

The extra parts that i need about the fitment was:

both side rear bumper's brackets M

front bumper absorder M

both sides at the front "triangle" wheelarch trims M

air duct M about the transmission cooler

and a few clips and nuts.




I will post photos from the car in whole the process before and after the convertion.

Enjoy them
Hello mate , Luckily i have read your post .

I am with my 118i F40 come with M sport package which include the M sport front bumper.

I get installed the M performance shadow line front grill which same as you got in my car. But i just notice that my air flap panel haven't removed.

I just realized that the air flap may need to be removed to plug in the M performance shadow front grill. But strange is that even i haven't remove the air flap, the shadow line front grill still can install and fit.

May i know is there any fault code raised on your car after you removed the air flap panel ? And actually will that have any impact if remove the air flap panel ? And is it difficult to remove the air flap panel ?

Thanks mate !
Hi mate.There isn't any trouble or error if you pull off the clapet.The process don't be difficult but it needs to find how it will be remove it.
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Hi mate.There isn't any trouble or error if you pull off the clapet.The process don't be difficult but it needs to find how it will be remove it.
Thanks mate ! Will see how to pull off that thing.
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Search to buy the backbox exhaust from M135i for my new project.Please if anyone have it one for sale them pm me.
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