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      05-20-2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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F10 LCI Headlights Retrofit

I know is real early, but lets get he discussion going.

How hard is it going to be to swap in an LCI headlight housing?

I bet the LED's will be expensive\difficult.

But the Xenon's should be a direct swap right?

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      05-20-2013, 05:17 PM   #2
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Nobody will know until they try it. Bmw does offer a retrofit kit for the 6 series to go to LED headlights but expect the cost to be upwards of 2-3K
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those fog looks to be LED as well. Anyone can confirm ?
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Nobody will know until they try it. Bmw does offer a retrofit kit for the 6 series to go to LED headlights but expect the cost to be upwards of 2-3K
+1,
Just by looking you can't say they are the same size or using the same housings. They should come out and be tried.
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Its not really enough of an improvement to justify the cost.
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those fog looks to be LED as well. Anyone can confirm ?
Yes, from press release:

"Xenon headlights are fitted as standard on all models, while Adaptive LED Headlights take their place on the options list for the first time alongside LED fog lamps."
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      05-20-2013, 06:59 PM   #7
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Nobody will know until they try it. Bmw does offer a retrofit kit for the 6 series to go to LED headlights but expect the cost to be upwards of 2-3K
Any info on this? That's not a bad price to go full LED
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      05-20-2013, 09:02 PM   #8
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How do the LCI Xenon lights look? Can anyone post a pic? I keep seeing what I assume are the LED headlights.

I also am jealous of the LED fog lights even though I never use them. I like the little bit off added/refined trim in there, which is pretty much unnoticeable in the grand scheme of things I guess, but details matter.
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      05-20-2013, 11:28 PM   #9
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Hey k-a. You were on the mb forums right? E class? I was over there just got into a 2011 550i AW.
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      05-20-2013, 11:30 PM   #10
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Hey k-a. You were on the mb forums right? E class? I was over there just got into a 2011 550i AW.
Hey man, yeah, I'm the same guy.

Nice! Can't express how much better the "BMW life" has been, my F10 is really more impressive than my Mercedes' in every which way.
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How do the LCI Xenon lights look? Can anyone post a pic? I keep seeing what I assume are the LED headlights.

I also am jealous of the LED fog lights even though I never use them. I like the little bit off added/refined trim in there, which is pretty much unnoticeable in the grand scheme of things I guess, but details matter.
This has the LCi xenon headlights.

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      05-21-2013, 05:47 AM   #12
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Thx. I DO NOT like the LCI Xenon headlamps more. They look more techy and clinical, almost "unfinished". I like the pre-LCI "frosty" eyebrows more and the LED cluster at the sides that look like they're housed inside an block of ice (idk why but that's how it looks to me).
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I agree. In pictures the all clear/chrome makes it look almost cheaper looking. Will have to see them in person for final judgement. Either way the change isn't worth paying thousands to swap out the old with the new.

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Wow, the LCI Xenon's are basically the same. I thought they would be more rounded like the LED's

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Looks like the LCI F10 will lose the fog light for the xenon, I guess BMW had to cut cost somewhere

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unfortunately, i think i love the old one before LCI
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      05-21-2013, 07:05 PM   #17
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Looks like the LCI F10 will lose the fog light for the xenon, I guess BMW had to cut cost somewhere
You mean Xenon cars won't get fog lights? The car up there seems to have em?
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You mean Xenon cars won't get fog lights? The car up there seems to have em?
Just an option, at least in Europe.
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Optional foglight on a $60K car, whats next?
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Optional foglight on a $60K car, whats next?
A lot of the options you US guys get as standard, we have to pay for, even if the base price of the car is higher too.
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K-A, I still have the E class. Its my wifes car. I have the BMW 550. It truely a very impressive car!
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As a pre LCI owner, I'm pleased to say that I can't detect much of a difference overall with the LCI.
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