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      08-30-2014, 10:24 AM   #1
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Shutters behind the grille.

Hi! Guys, What are these shutters behind the grille do? Are they open while driving or stay closed all the time.
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they are closed until car warms up it helps car too warm up faster
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      08-30-2014, 02:27 PM   #3
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Thank you for good information.
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They also close when on the highway to achieve better aerodynamics.
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That's cool! Another great features on my first BMW.
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Doesn't closing the shutters prevent airflow, during highway speeds?
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Yes it does, and BMW says it's a good thing (less air drag than forcing the air through the radiator). Also, be prepared the grilles only open up when the engine is really - I mean really - seriously warm. After half an hour drive on a motorway at speeds reaching 200 km/h, I checked and they were still closed.

In many hour trip, I inspected them when stuck in a traffic jam under July sun; they were wide open.
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Is this on lci models only? Just checked mine before starting it and they appear to be open. Not sure if they even look like they can close. I have a 2012 550 m sport if that helps.
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Is this on lci models only? Just checked mine before starting it and they appear to be open. Not sure if they even look like they can close. I have a 2012 550 m sport if that helps.
Some F10 have the un-motorized permanently open vents, not sure what determines which F10 gets the active shutters.
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When your car is in PMS mood, it does that.
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