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      10-28-2011, 11:14 AM   #23
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The coupe version of this is going to be a stunning car. Bangle was too ahead of his time, but he made the technologies we see here possible. I dont like the new 1 series, but this new 3 series hits the mark for me. Suddenly im excited about the brand again.
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      10-28-2011, 11:21 AM   #24
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wow, very high tech stuff. i like the birds eye view over the plant, place is massive. i like the use of the solar panels. clean, efficient and outstanding.
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      10-28-2011, 11:22 AM   #25
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I wish i could woork here, its mye dream! i could do anything!
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      10-28-2011, 11:25 AM   #26
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      10-28-2011, 11:25 AM   #27
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well.. seems grey looks better now.. may have to change my order when it need to be finalize
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      10-28-2011, 11:28 AM   #28
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They should really make a vid like this again:

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      10-28-2011, 11:32 AM   #29
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The car looks good in gray.
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      10-28-2011, 11:41 AM   #31
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If you ever have the chance to visit Munich, I recommend taking the plant tour. It's very cool to see the manufacturing process and definitely worth the time.
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      10-28-2011, 11:43 AM   #32
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I will bet that there will be a facelift within an year to fix this Bad design .
^^^^ I sure hope so! I cant get past the uni-brow..... ^^^^
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PS - what are they doing in the last picture? Looks like the car is taking a dive in some milk
I believe that's the zinc phosphate etch, which helps with corrosion protection and enhances paint adhesion. They showed us something like seven steps in their paint process during the plant tour. Having worked in manufacturing plants my entire professional life, including dealing with many paint processes, I must say that theirs was impressive. It's all about the prep, as painting is just a small part of the process.
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Don't see many Germans working at the factory.
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nice!!! can't wait to touch it
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      10-28-2011, 12:01 PM   #36
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Thumbs down Trunk opening arms ?!

EDIT: I was wrong and that's a good thing.

Oh no, maybe I'm all wrong, but they modified the trunk opening arms, now like in most cars where you cannot fill completly the trunk without having to deal with the two trunk opening arms

Good luck packing stuff for 2 adults and 2 children for a weekend trip in a F30... I do this all the time in my e92...

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Don't see many Germans working at the factory.
You mean they look like Americans?
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base on the pictures, there is a box shape located under the gas nozzel input. What that for? Looks like it some kind of filter?
That's the battery box for where the battery is mounted in the trunk.
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      10-28-2011, 12:08 PM   #39
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Oh no, maybe I'm all wrong, but they modified the trunk opening arms, now like in most cars where you cannot fill completly the trunk without having to deal with the two trunk opening arms


I hate cost savings like this.

That's one of the small touches on the E90 that shows its a well thought-out piece of engineering. Using what works best, not what costs the least.
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      10-28-2011, 12:11 PM   #40
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I hate cost savings like this.

That's one of the small touches on the E90 that shows its a well thought-out piece of engineering. Using what works best, not what costs the least.
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[quote=Kalud;10699761]Oh no, maybe I'm all wrong, but they modified the trunk opening arms, now like in most cars where you cannot fill completly the trunk without having to deal with the two trunk opening arms

Good luck packing stuff for 2 adults and 2 children for a weekend trip in a F30... I do this all the time in my e92...

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The Hood line is cut this way due to the new EU Pedestrian Safety Standards. They had no choice.
Not exactly. The nose slopes down much due to pedestrian standards (so pedestrian gets a gentler travel on the hood, not cut in half).

However, the cut line has nothing to do with the pedestrian safety, rather due to aerodynamics (so airflow doesn't go under the hood as easily as it does on the current car. Look at the CX of 0.26 - that's VERY sleek for a production car, the E90 was 0.29 I think, or something.
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      10-28-2011, 12:25 PM   #43
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The Hood line is cut this way due to the new EU Pedestrian Safety Standards. They had no choice.
Please explain. It's easy to see how the hood could have been extended all the way to the kidney grills while still retaining the same overall shape/silhouette as the current bisected hood line. How does splitting it like that make it safer for pedestrians?
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