Light scratches/chips from being previously installed.
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 2014-2016 M235i Coupe or Convertible. 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 M235i for the model years 2014, 2015, 2016 and WITH front PDC.
This kit is made very specifically for the M235i, which had the more aggressive M Sport front bumper. This kit is optimized for the PDC equipped M235i only.
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 any M235i or M235i xDrive (with PDC). 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 factory front Park Distance Control (PDC)
This kit considered the optional (but popular) front Park Distance Control system (PDC) for the M235i and it's M Sport bumper. This kit includes the parts to setup your front plate in a position that is between the parking sensors, and not interfering or giving "ghost" object signals. While this kit could be used on a non-PDC equipped M235i, we have separate listings with the ideal part numbers for each. 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 F22/F23 M235i & M235i xDrive WITH front PDC
, as offered in model years 2014, 2015 and 2016 as either a Coupe (F22) or Convertible (F23) body style.
BMW Fitments: 2 Series
F22 / F23 (2014+) > M235i
F22 / F23 (2014+) > M235i xDrive