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      05-30-2014, 11:46 AM   #1
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m235i should be here within the month, but I have one small question?

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I have a mineral white m235i on its way, but I have one question for when it gets here.

I've been looking at a handful of pictures and on the front bumper a lot of people have shiny piece on the left and right sections of the bumper, some have it removed and some have fog lights.. was this an option when ordering? Or is it an easy removal cause I believe the car looks better without that piece..
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      05-30-2014, 12:28 PM   #2
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The divider isn't available for us in North America, the 228 has the flog light option, the 235 doesn't.
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      05-30-2014, 12:31 PM   #3
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Euro cars have the plastic trim. US and Canada do not. AS for Fog lights. That is a 228i m-sport, not a 235i. 235i's do not have fog lights.
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      05-30-2014, 01:45 PM   #4
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The M235i doesn't need the fog light either with the standard Xenon's.
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      05-30-2014, 06:31 PM   #5
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Here is a thread with mineral white US M235i.

http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=985597
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      05-30-2014, 07:52 PM   #6
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Do you guys know why all the M235i in the world have that piece and US does not include it?
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      05-30-2014, 08:01 PM   #7
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No clue, but I'm glad. I think it's ugly as sin.
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      05-30-2014, 08:23 PM   #8
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I'm happy the US spec doesn't have it. I think it looks better without it.
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      05-30-2014, 09:21 PM   #9
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I'm happy the US spec doesn't have it. I think it looks better without it.
I agree.
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      05-31-2014, 09:11 AM   #10
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Euro cars have the plastic trim. US and Canada do not. AS for Fog lights. That is a 228i m-sport, not a 235i. 235i's do not have fog lights.
228 Msport does not have fog lights
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The M235i doesn't need the fog light either with the standard Xenon's.
In very dense, low fog, I don't think xenons would be any more useful than regular halogen lights. The key to fog lights is that they are mounted very low, so the light travels under the fog rather than just bouncing off the fog and producing glare. Even if they are good quality and aimed correctly, I'm not sure they're terribly useful for helping you see, but they may help a little bit. They also may help others see you, but again, I'm not sure it makes a huge difference.

So, xenons are not a substitute for fog lights, but fog lights probably only help a little bit. I live near the coast, so I do actually get to turn my fog lights on at least once in a while.
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Do you guys know why all the M235i in the world have that piece and US does not include it?
It has something to do with climate - I can't remember the specifics, but it was discussed on here somewhere...
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