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      10-15-2011, 03:32 PM   #1
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Well I know some questions have popped up about the three new lines being offered by BMW as options on the new F30 3-Series. I myself had quite a few questions, and here is a breakdown of what these lines are all about.

First and foremost, these lines are not the only 3 cars we can choose from. A 3-Series can be ordered as is and optioned how you want to option it, just as has always been with a BMW. These 3 "Lines" are just extra options on top of what is normally offered. I tend to think of them as just an extra package, akin to a sports package, except that the package contains many more stylistic elements. Another way to think of them would be a pre-packaged BMW Individual car.

Because these lines are so customized, down to the color of the stitching, the lines can not be combined or mixed.



SPORT / MODERN / LUXURY LINE BREAKDOWN CHART (for US Market - 2012 Model Year)

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To see the differences between the different lines visually, member pcbrew put together these great animated images cycling through the lines in this order - standard > luxury > modern > sport > M-sport







BMW has put out the following video to summarize the three different lines. The video is narrated by BMW's own designer's including Christopher Weil.

SUMMARY VIDEO:




Sport Line

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Exterior
  • 17" light-alloy wheels double-spoke 392, or
  • 18" light-alloy wheels double-spoke 397 in bi-color Ferric Grey, highly polished (standard on 328i and 335i)
  • Front and rear bumpers with specific features in high-gloss Black
  • BMW kidney grille with 8 slats in high-gloss Black
  • Exterior mirror caps in vehicle colour or, optionally, in high-gloss Black
  • B-pillar and window uprights in Black, high-gloss
  • “Sport” lettering along the side
  • Tailpipe trim in Black, chrome-plated

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Interior
  • Door sill finishers in aluminium with “BMW Sport” lettering
  • Sport seats for driver and front passenger
  • Sport leather steering wheel with red contrast stitching
  • Interior illumination with variable colour effects in
    Orange-Red or White – selected via the iDrive Controller
  • Speedometer and rev counter with red Chrono scales and
    red contrasting ring
  • Chrome trim on air conditioning and radio controls
  • Driving Experience Control, with additional Sport+ mode
  • Car key with Red trim


Others
  • Sport suspension standard



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BMW F30 3 Series Sedan Reveal Event: SPORT LINE in Melbourne Red

BMW F30 3 Series Sedan Reveal Event: SPORT LINE in Titanium Silver










Modern Line

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Exterior
  • 17" light-alloy wheels, V-spoke styling 413, or
  • 18" light-alloy wheels, turbine styling 415 (standard on 328i and 335i)
  • Front and rear bumpers with specific features in Aluminium, satinated
  • BMW kidney grille with 11 slats in Aluminium, satinated
  • B-pillar and window uprights in Black, high-gloss
  • “Modern” lettering along the side
  • Tailpipe in Aluminium, satinate

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Interior
  • Door sill finishers in aluminium with “BMW Modern” lettering
  • Sport leather steering wheel in Oyster dark
  • Instrument panel top in Oyster dark
  • Instrument cluster in Oyster and with Chrono scales
  • Interior illumination with variable colour effects in Orange-Red or White – selected via the iDrive Controller (with additional light source on the B-pillar)
  • Chrome trim on air conditioning and radio controls
  • Vehicle key in Oyster dark with chrome trim

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BMW F30 3 Series Sedan Reveal Event: MODERN LINE










Luxury Line

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Exterior
  • 17" light-alloy wheels multi-spoke 414 or
  • 18" light-alloy wheels multi-spoke 416 (standard on 328i and 335i)
  • Front and rear bumpers with specific features in high-gloss chrome
  • BMW kidney grille with 11 slats in high-gloss chrome
  • Side window frames and window recess finishers in high-gloss chrome
  • B-pillar and window uprights in Black, high-gloss
  • “Luxury” lettering along the side
  • Tailpipe trim in high-gloss chrome

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Interior
  • Door sill finishers in aluminium with “BMW Luxury” lettering
  • Sport leather steering wheel
  • Interior illumination with variable colour effects in Orange-Red or White – selected via the iDrive Controller (with additional light source on the B-pillar)
  • Chrome trim on air conditioning and radio controls and additional exclusive chrome trim on the centre console
  • Car key with Pearl Gloss Chrome trim

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BMW F30 3 Series Sedan Reveal Event: LUXURY LINE









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You can download the entire English language 3-Series catalog with more information here.
You can see the high resolution photos of all three lines here.
You can see live photos of all three lines here.


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      10-15-2011, 06:24 PM   #2
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Here are the 3 videos from the end:





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      10-17-2011, 09:16 AM   #4
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I'll take the Luxury line! The closest to the 5er in terms of looks which I hoped for the F30. All that's left is to see is how the steering and handling feel and according to BMW, the electric steering shouldn't affect response and accuracy.
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Holy moley. Like there weren't enough combinations before?
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Black seats with red stitching looks amazing.

I'm taking the sport line with M-sport package.
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There's should be an addition Standard line like the previous generation.
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      10-17-2011, 09:41 AM   #8
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Definitely feel the Japanese influence in the Sport line
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Mark, I still don't get it.

So if I order a base 335i and build it up fully optioned what exterior do I get?

Luxury,Modern, or Sport?

What interior choices do I get if I do not opt for a specific line????

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modern line for me. but i want the rims from the sport line for now.
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hold on - you can't get Saddle Brown leather unless you get the "luxury" line? that's freaking inexcusable. almost as inexcusable as those stupid little "sport" "luxury" whatever badges they're putting on the side. they may as well make one that says "putz". somebody please tell me this garbage is for the Euro market only.
You don't have to buy one of these lines you can just customize one of your own.
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sport wheels are nice, luxury and modern wheels look so outdated
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Black seats with red stitching looks amazing.

I'm taking the sport line with M-sport package.
Is that possible? My understanding was that M-Sport is essentially fourth line akin to these lines (though it will consist of even more features, such as the unique bumper, etc.), and not something you can add on top of any of them. I suppose it is possible that the red interior will be available with M-Sport as well as the Sport Line. So far, though, we've only seen the blue interior for M-Sport.
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TOO MUCH confusion! they should stick to their roots of keeping things simple! But the interior of the sports is tooooo AWESOME!
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You don't have to buy one of these lines you can just customize one of your own.
True, but I'll bet that certain combinations will be exclusive to the lines and not available ad hoc. Also, certain combinations won't be possible (such as brown leather with a red dash accent strip).

Also, in some regions, there will probably be only limited options available if you choose not to order one of the lines. For example, you may just get black or gray leather with no contrast stitching, and the choice between one type of wood or aluminum for the trim.
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The way I see it (and I may be completely wrong) is if you choose to get a sport, modern, or luxury line; you pretty much get a predetermined car that you can choose a few style options within those lines. You can still order options that aren't exclusive to those lines (like heated seats or navigation) but you can't order a modern line with red leather seats for example. It seems like you will still be able to order a car exactly the way you want it without having to order a sport, modern, or luxury line.
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The interior is starting to grow on me, but that colored trim running across the dashboard seems weird. Also the different color stitching and leather looks a little cheap. If they have so many combinations for us to choose from, I guess it should be any trouble having a combination where the stitching and the leather is the same. The exterior is beautiful. I can definitely see myself driving the new F30.
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Also I don't really see the point of having a luxury and sport line...aren't they really just the same but, but the grills are different?
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It seems like you will still be able to order a car exactly the way you want it without having to order a sport, modern, or luxury line.
Maybe. But some features may be exclusive to the packages, and not available stand-alone, especially in some regions where packages are heavily favored (such as US and Canada), and stand alone options are few.

Another thing - the Sport+ mode for the DEC is found only on the Sport line. I doubt that it will be available ad-hoc.
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