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*
Replacing the puddle lights on my 2010 R56 with Ringed Mini Wings has been the highlight of my You-ification. There are ridiculously fun to see, as well as being very bright and easy to install. Every Mini should have these!
seriously this is what my car needed(2009 JCW Coupe), my old blow off valve was starting to go bad... so i picked up this guy, this paired with a CAI will make sure everyone knows your running a turbo.
(Lake Elsinore Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram)