Originally Posted by Laszlo
I have to admit the new 3-er (even though it's a test mule) looks a tad value engineered to me. Someone mentioned the dash looking very Honda, couldn't agree more.
All cars (possibly except Bugatti Veyron) are value engineered.
I think BMWs recent trend is more luxury/less sport (look at 5 series and X3), so I think the trend will continue, 3 series will become bigger/more lux, 1 series will replace it as the entry/sporty model.
I believe the new 3 will be more isolated and comfort oriented.