It should be a crime to drill holes in the middle of the front bumper cover on a BMW. But that's just what BMW does to mount the front license plate. It's unthinkable, especially on the aggressive styling of the M Sport equipped 2016-2016 F30 3-series Sedan or 2016-2018 F31 3-series touring wagon. Most BMW owners agree that a BMW looks much better without an ugly font license plate. Unfortunately many states strictly enforce front plate laws, so completely deleting the front plate isn't an option for everyone. For 2016-2018 3 Series Sedan/Wagon Models WITH M-Sport front bumper and no PDC.
This kit is made very specifically for the optional M Sport front bumper WITHOUT the Front Park Distance Control (PDC) for just the 2016, 2017, and 2018 model years. These later years are known as faceflift or "LCI", and if you have the M Sport package (but no front PDC), this is the kit you will want. The M Sport front bumper came on M Sport Package models, including 330i Sedan, 330i xDrive Sedan, 340i Sedan, 340i xDrive Sedan, and 330e ActiveHybrid3. It also includes the 2016-2018 330i xDrive Touring Wagon and 328d xDrive Touring Wagon (with M Sport). Not for cars before the 2016 model year. Not for cars with PDC.
This slick relocation kit allows you to use the factory tow hook eye as a mount point, so you can completely "delete" and remove the ugly stock center-mounted bracket. Now your BMW can look better, while still complying with local front plate laws.
We found this kit to be an easy, cost-effective, and well made solution for mounting your front license plate in the tow hook receiver of the M Sport Package 2016-2018 3-series Sedan (F30) and Sport Wagon (F31). No modifications are required, and if you are installing this on a fresh/new front bumper, you can avoid drilling the dreaded holes in your bumper. Easy Installation - Can be removed in Minutes!
Installation is quite simple, using simple Allen keys (included) and a 17mm wrench (not included). We love that you can also remove this in minutes. This means you could drive (legally) with a front plate to a car show, remove the plate at the show, and reinstall your tow hook plate bracket for a legal drive home. And still no holes needed in your bumper! Adjustable for Many Angles & Positions
The bracket offers multiple adjustable mounting positions, which gives you some aesthetic options if you are picky on how the plate is positioned. You can also move your plate further away from headlights or fog lights, or adjust the angle to more close mimic the body contour of your front bumper. High Quality Construction
It was important that we carry a solution that was both well-built but also not overly heavy. Who wants to add dead weight to their BMW? This solution is well engineered, with the main plate frame made of T6061 aircraft-grade aluminum, a precision CNC mounting dowel, and quality hardware/fasteners. For 2016-2018 (LCI) F30 Sedan / F31 Wagon with M Sport Front Bumper (without PDC).
This kit can be used on any M Sport bumper 3 series 4 door sedan/coupe for the model years 2016, 2017, and 2018 as long as it does not have the front Park Distance Control systems (PDC). These later year cars (16-18) are known as the "Pre-facelift" or "Pre-LCI" models, and this kit is made just for them - but only with M Sport and no PDC.
BMW Fitments: 3 Series
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012-2019) > 328d xDrive
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012-2019) > 330i
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012-2019) > 330i xDrive
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012-2019) > 340i
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012-2019) > 340i xDrive
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012-2019) > Hybrid 3