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      12-01-2016, 09:41 AM   #67
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I actually prefer the look of incandescent tail lights. The multiple dots effect of most LED lights doesn't look as good as a lens that glows evenly. Most LEDs look cheap and ghetto to me.
Don't confuse things. LED don't need to be dot matrix. LED can also light bar strips just as they do on the current M4 (pre-LCI) tail lights. The advantage of LED is that they consume less electricity, are more uniform in terms of lightning and are "instant" on/off for a sharper transition.

I replaced the halogen turn signals on my M4 for LED bulbs. I disliked how the halogen mismatched the front and mirror turn signal when blinking.
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      12-01-2016, 12:00 PM   #68
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I actually prefer the look of incandescent tail lights. The multiple dots effect of most LED lights doesn't look as good as a lens that glows evenly. Most LEDs look cheap and ghetto to me.
Don't confuse things. LED don't need to be dot matrix. LED can also light bar strips just as they do on the current M4 (pre-LCI) tail lights. The advantage of LED is that they consume less electricity, are more uniform in terms of lightning and are "instant" on/off for a sharper transition.

I replaced the halogen turn signals on my M4 for LED bulbs. I disliked how the halogen mismatched the front and mirror turn signal when blinking.
Which turn signal bulbs did you purchase? Did your car throw any codes? Lastly, does the company you purchased from have them in amber?
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      12-01-2016, 01:17 PM   #69
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Versus the pre-LCI M4 lights and LCI M3 lights:



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      12-01-2016, 01:18 PM   #70
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Versus the pre-LCI M4 lights and LCI M3 lights:


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Jason,

Can you add the U.S. pre-LCI M4 tail lights too? The M4 tail lights that you posted are the Euro tail lights with the amber corners.
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      12-01-2016, 03:21 PM   #71
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To be fair did we really expect anything more than the F80 LCI treatment for the F83/2? They look pretty similar to the F80 LCI rear lights which is to be expected.

If they offer OLED they will want to charge, as always!
I mean....I'm not saying I wouldn't pay extra for the OLEDs. I'm sure they cost more to manufacture than the standard rear lights anyway


Plus, on a more subjective, visual note, the OLEDs looks sexy, and if you want sexy, you typically have to pay up a bit more
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      12-01-2016, 03:27 PM   #72
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Goddahmitt!!! I know I should have waited for the LCI!!! Those look sick!!!


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$600 is what I paid to update my 15. I think that was cheaper than the uptick on price from a 16

Its hard to say the LCI tails actually look better. I like the design of the non-LCI ones more I just wish they were full LED..
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      12-01-2016, 03:29 PM   #73
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Honestly - I'm getting tired of the this M LED LCI BS that BMW has been doing for years now. Just put them on at the beginning and stop this marketing nonsense.

Example
e9x M3 No Led tails at launch.
e9x M3 LCI Led tails.

F8x M3/M3 No Led tails at launch.
F8x M3/M3 LCI Led tails at launch.


So did BMW lose the LED tech drawings between models?
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      12-01-2016, 03:34 PM   #74
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I just hope the non-US version has no longer the 90s looking amber part, depending on price and easiness of retrofitting I might consider those

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      12-01-2016, 03:35 PM   #75
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Its obvious they dont wanna disappoint those who paid 150k+ for their M4 GTS
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      12-01-2016, 03:37 PM   #76
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I prefer the originals. Let's hope some or all 4 models get LED headlights as standard or for at least a much lower price.
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I just hope the non-US version has no longer the 90s looking amber part, depending on price and easiness of retrofitting I might consider those

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Well that isn't much of a surprise. They look exactly like the the F30 LCI Tails
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      12-01-2016, 04:15 PM   #79
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Wow. I was expecting more
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      12-01-2016, 04:22 PM   #80
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Well, this was a disappointment. I was considering delaying an order if the OLED taillights were available on the LCI.

Oh well. I can't say I'm surprised. This is the same company putting incandescent bulbs in $60k+ cars.
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      12-01-2016, 04:22 PM   #81
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Goddamnit BMW, this is what you call a damn LCI? It was 2014/2015 when you released the F80/2, the fact that it came with incandescent bulbs for the tail lights is pretty pathetic.
All M cars should have LED rears as standard from the off, no question. Incandescents, in my opinion, degrade an otherwise great looking car.
Even some ordinary cars run around with LEDs
Every BMW tbh, I mean come on it's almost 2017... Bloody Kia has it...
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The brake and tail lights are LED but the reverse aren't. That's what floors me.
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The brake and tail lights are LED but the reverse aren't. That's what floors me.
Floors you eh? Imagine how you react to things that actually matter.
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      12-01-2016, 04:57 PM   #84
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5AN will be an OPTION across ALL 4-series cars.
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      12-01-2016, 05:00 PM   #85
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Non-LCI tails fit well with the body style of the M4, but the new LCI tails coming out look great. For me, as long as the bottom bar remains horizontal, I'm happy.
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So i guess we are not getting any horsepower bump from this non-OLED taillights
Sad day people, sad day.
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Every BMW tbh, I mean come on it's almost 2017... Bloody Kia has it...
So are you getting a bloody KIA?
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What color is that on the last pic of the M3?
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