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I once owned a E85 3.0 and it had side skirts, quite subtle but looked great. Did M models not come with side skirts...im sure from memory they where actually called M-Skirts at the dealer. Was the skirts an option on the M?
 

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To my knowledge the side optional side skirts were part of the Aero kit. They were no lower than standard but had a subtle ridge/line high lying the curve of the door. Similar to the ridges on the M bonnet.
Being part of the Aero kit I don’t think they were an option on the M unless added aftermarket.
 

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That’s the ones...why where they not standard on the M cars? And are they still available?
 

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They’re no longer available from BMW and were never part of the M kit.

They tend to sell for a lot of money on the rare occasion when they come up, but strangely cars sold with the full aero kit don’t seem to command a premium in line with the cost of parts.

The cheapest option may be to find someone selling a full car with the kit and swap them for yours, then sell the donor car on. Or strip the whole car as the bumpers get a reasonable price too.
 

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Of course there is another, less expensive option for changing the appearance of the E85 from the side. Not every body's style but I like it.
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