Winning a number of prestigious awards, including the 2012 Golden Steering Wheel, and listed among Consumer Reports’ Top 10 Most Improved Car Redesigns, the BMW 3 F30 series feature timeless design and build quality held in high regard worldwide. This series of luxury cars was launched in 2011 and still remains in production. However, the lighting technology used in these models is more than 20 years old today.
Standard factory-fitted options included H7/H7 halogen, D1S/H7 bi-xenon and full LED setups, with ZKW producing the headlights for pre-2016 models and Hella manufacturing the LED headlights as of the introduction of the 2016 facelift (Life Cycle Impulse) model.
The bi-xenon setup features a 3.0-inch projector, designed in the late 90s. These projectors are known to lose their reflective layer right to the point where they become black inside, causing dangerously low light output.
Needless to say, buying new or used original headlights for your BMW 3 F30 F31 is not recommended. But there is fortunately no need for that. Whether your car was factory-fitted with H7/H7 halogen, D1S/H7 bi-xenon or full LED headlights, there are upgrade kits that will fit inside your existing headlights.
These complete retrofit kits not only provide you with superior brightness and durability; they are also more affordable than average BMW 3 F30 F31 xenon headlights with bulbs and ballasts, and since all components are brand new, they come with a 2-year warranty. Additional benefits over OEM headlights include Canbus-proof designs and effortless halogen-to-xenon conversions. What’s more, the levelling systems will work without any adjustments to the headlight connectors, and you can use any ballasts that you might already own to save further on xenon upgrades.
No matter which retrofit upgrade kit you pick, you will improve the light output considerably, making for safer and more enjoyable driving. And, of course, your BMW 3 F30 F31 will look awesome with the luxurious bright light of the latest xenon technology.