Excellent fit. I bought the matte black to try and match the rest of the trim and it looks factory installed.
Removing the OE chrome grill "nuts" was a bit of a pain, so I elected to just snap the plastic threads off rather than attempt to remove them. I wouldn't plan on keeping the OE grill as the plastic threads and stamped nuts are practically destroyed no matter how gentle you are.
The upper grill snaps in and use the same fasteners as the OE. The new stamped nuts can be a bit annoying, just seat the nut on the ball of your thumb and turn. Once the nut cuts into the plastic use a nut-driver to snug up--don't over tighten.
The lower grill just snaps in. I cleaned and plasti coted the bumper black, as you can see the bumper color behind the new grill--my car is red so it really stood out.
This grill makes the car look so much better and more up to date. I really like it.
*plasti-cote is your new best friend*
In this "internet age" we find ourselves searching for the best price we can find. All the while not thinking about the "value" of customer service. Is an extra dollar or two in your pocket worth bad service? The answer is no!
While Out Motoring offers competitive pricing, the one thing no other on-line vendor can provide is the amazing and excellent customer service provided by the Out Motoring Team.
Their responsiveness, professionalism, knowledge and ability to accommodate a customers needs are world class and second to none!
Good service DOES have "value" and it's worth paying for! So my advice is before you waste time trying to find a better price elsewhere think about what it might cost you in the long run should you encounter a problem.
It's better to do business with a company like Out Motoring which is professional, customer focused AND offers competitive pricing.
Out Motoring has set the benchmark for all other on-line retailers who have forgotten the meaning of customer service.
Advantages: Convenience, easy to navigate parts finder, superior customer service.
Disadvantages: I wish there was a bigger variety of OEM accessories (but not a deterrent for doing business).
David De Wald
I went to the outmotoring store on Monday and the lady who helped me was just really nice and easy to work with.
OutMotoring offers a wide selection of performance upgrade parts and accessories as well as a complete listing of repair and replacement parts for the F56S MINI Cooper Hatchback (Hardtop) S 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 model years.
Whether you're looking to maintain your MINI with OEM parts or want to prep for the next car show, race or meet we've got the performance tuning, maintenance parts, and accessories your MINI needs. Whether you prefer the stock look - just how it looked the day it left the factory - or the fully custom race inspired look, OutMotoring is here to help. We offer one of the best online selections of MINI Cooper parts and accessories in the world.
Performance upgrade and tuning parts are listed in the main categories while MINI Cooper OEM parts and accessories are listed within the “Replacement Parts” category and sub categories.