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#1 (permalink) Old 08-18-2004, 09:27 PM
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Why do some of the 3 series have a chrome strip around the windows.. (e.g.
blue car) and some don't (e.g. blue car).

I really don't like the chrome strip.
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just guessing: M3 = no chrome?
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-all 3 coupes come with chrome
-all m3s come in black
-all 3 ZHP (coupe/sedan) come in gloss black
-all 325 sedans come in black
-all 330 sedans come in chrome
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Yeh, i noticed that chrome strip on the standard coupes, and i recon it looks classy so thats the reason why i didn't go for ZHP, coz the black kinda looks too raw for me. I even ordered chrome handle door handles and chrome exterior door seals/line for the 330Ci (whereas in standard form, they are just colour coded on coupes, and black on the sedans).
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It's your money, do what you want with it. Not flaming, just making a general observation:

I can't stand the "Bling, Bling" on a classy car like a BMW, especially an current one. It makes it look cheap. That's why I care, 'coz' it diminishes my car in the process.

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im actually getting my window trim painted gloss black this weekend. the black makes my car looks smaller, sportier.
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Possibly a dumb question, but I hear "ZHP" all the time. What does it mean?
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Possibly a dumb question, but I hear "ZHP" all the time. What does it mean?
ZHP=Performance Package
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-all 3 coupes come with chrome
-all m3s come in black
-all 3 ZHP (coupe/sedan) come in gloss black
-all 325 sedans come in black
-all 330 sedans come in chrome
ahhhhh, thank you!!!

That makes me feel much better as I am looking at a 325 sedan.
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Originally posted by woobiee@Aug 18 2004, 11:20 PM
-all 3 coupes come with chrome
-all m3s come in black
-all 3 ZHP (coupe/sedan) come in gloss black
-all 325 sedans come in black
-all 330 sedans come in chrome
I'm looking to buy a 99-00 323i or 328i so I'd like to know what to look for. Which ones have chrome and which have black for 99-00 models?

Thanks.
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Originally posted by TomR+Aug 20 2004, 01:05 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (TomR @ Aug 20 2004, 01:05 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-woobiee@Aug 18 2004, 11:20 PM
-all 3 coupes come with chrome
-all m3s come in black
-all 3 ZHP (coupe/sedan) come in gloss black
-all 325 sedans come in black
-all 330 sedans come in chrome
I'm looking to buy a 99-00 323i or 328i so I'd like to know what to look for. Which ones have chrome and which have black for 99-00 models?

Thanks. [/b][/quote]
323i and 328i are the same as 325i and 330i respectively.
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I personally like the chrome strip, I think it looks classy. Just MO.

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the black trim is called "shadow line" and is coming in gloss black or matte finish on some vehicles.

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I personally like the chrome strip, I think it looks classy. Just MO.
Yeh, me too. Just wondering though...are u talking about the chrome strip around the window..or the chrome exterior lines along the door??
Does anyone have a pic of their car with the chrome strip along the door?
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In the UK if you buy the Sport models then you get the black glossy trim, which looks sweet, if you buy the standard,SE or ES then you get the silver one

Matter of choice really
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