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 a sporty sedan like the facelifted E90 (or E91 facelift 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 E90/E91 Facelift Models WITH M-Sport Package front bumper.
This kit is made very specifically for the M Sport bumper used on the 2009+ Facelifted 4 door models, which includes 2009-2011 model E90 sedan, and 2009-2012 model E91 wagon. Not for cars without the M Sport front bumper.
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 2009+ M Sport E90 sedan or M Sport E91 wagon. 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. Works With or Without Front Park Distance Control
As long as your E90/E91 is a facelift model (2009 and newer) and has the optional "M Sport" bumper (or a high quality replice), this relocation kit will work with the factory Park Distance Control (PDC) system. If you don't have PDC, you have a little more adjustment room, while if you have PDC, this bracket gives you enough adjustment to place the plate a safe distance between the front PDC sensors, so it does not set of the proximity sensors or interfere with the PDC system. 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 E90 LCI Sedan (2009-2011) & E91 LCI Wagon (2009-2012) with M Sport Package Front Bumper.
This kit can be used on any M Sport package 3 series 4 door sedan for the model year 2009, 2010, and 2011. It can also be used on any non-M package 3 series Touring Wagon for the model years 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. This includes the replica M-Tech bumper kit that is very popular on the LCI / facelift E90/E91 models.
BMW Fitments: 3 Series
E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (06-13) > 328i
E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (06-13) > 328xi
E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (06-13) > 335d
E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (06-13) > 335i
E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (06-13) > 335xi