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      11-12-2011, 07:29 PM   #1
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Cool BMW F32 Coupe vs. E92 Coupe Test Prototypes

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BMW F32 Coupe vs. E92 Coupe Test Prototypes
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Reactions to the F32 coupe spy photos and videos we've posted so far have included some complaints that the F32 looks too long or has lost its sporty proportions. We beg to differ.

We revisited the earliest E92 coupe test prototype photos from back at the end of 2005 and we've posted below a comparison of the F32 coupe at this early stage camouflage compared to the E92 coupe during its early stages of testing.

Scrutinizing the photos, it's easy to see how a camouflaged coupe appears overly lengthy and bulky, especially with respect to the front and rear fascias, which still have heavy and cumbersome camouflage.

Keeping in mind how attractive the E92 coupe turned out in production form, we wouldn't bet against BMW with respect to the F32's design. Of course it's always a bit silly to declare final judgment on a car based on preliminary heavy-camo images, so the point here is that it's wise to reserve your judgments until the car is fully revealed (or at least loses most of its camouflage).


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The shape definitely looks interesting.

I hope it is still called the 3 series though. 4 series does not work for me.
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Looks great!
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I hope it is still called the 3 series though. 4 series does not work for me.
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Agree F32 does not look stretched as appeared in previous photos. However, the silhouette does suggest the designers have applied the same styling cues to the coupe as we now see on the F30 sedan.
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it does seem long but the proportions seem fine.. really hard to tell anything though with all the camo. I'm sure it'll turn out more aggressive than the f30. Can't wait for the M3/4 coupe
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looks like a mustang to me
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This looks promising! The kidney grills seem to be a bit wider, which I really like. I'm kinda hoping for the sides of the grills to be exposed like the 3:er.
Can't wait to see the M4 in a few years time.
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looks like a mustang to me
This was the exact thought I had. The front and the rear window area remind me of a Mustang...
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it does seem long but the proportions seem fine.. really hard to tell anything though with all the camo. I'm sure it'll turn out more aggressive than the f30. Can't wait for the M3/4 coupe
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This was the exact thought I had. The front and the rear window area remind me of a Mustang...
didnt we hear this same about the F30 spy photos?? obviousley the reveal shows otherwise.
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It's got big hips, just like I like my women...and strong shoulders like I like my men, wait, that's not what I meant to say... :P

The car has a great shoulder line and defined rear quarters. Nice base for an ///M car I'd say.

Looks good at this early stage
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The shape definitely looks interesting.

I hope it is still called the 3 series though. 4 series does not work for me.
I don't understand why people are so worried about the name. Is there that much attachment to the 3 series moniker? Who cares what they end up calling it as long as it performs well.
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didnt we hear this same about the F30 spy photos?? obviousley the reveal shows otherwise.
The revealed F30 front end still reminds me of a mustang minus the sloped nose. With this F32 the whole shape reminds me of a mustang but after the camo comes off its going to be more finessed, I know...
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I don't understand why people are so worried about the name. Is there that much attachment to the 3 series moniker? Who cares what they end up calling it as long as it performs well.
History, heritage, brand awareness, goodwill.

It's been a 3 series since the inception of the car back with the E21 in 1975. Changing for changes sake is not what BMW is about.
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I don't understand why people are so worried about the name. Is there that much attachment to the 3 series moniker? Who cares what they end up calling it as long as it performs well.
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they can call it the shag wagon for all i care, just make it epic.
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Is there that much attachment to the 3 series moniker
I'm pretty sure the 3-Series whether it be sedan or coupe is BMW's bread and butter. So yes, there's more to the 3-Series moniker than just the badge on the back of the car.

But with that said, sometimes you just have to move on similar to what Apple did to the MacBook, it was their laptop and they ended up killing it in favor of the MacBook Air.
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looks good in video and I hope people stop moaning about the name. 4 series is fine by me.
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4 series will do just fine ....
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F32 looks nice so far from what can be seen. Not too long at all and nice short overhangs for a coupe. Keep the spy stuff coming
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History, heritage, brand awareness, goodwill.

It's been a 3 series since the inception of the car back with the E21 in 1975. Changing for changes sake is not what BMW is about.
I can understand the history and brand awareness, but those 3 series 'coupes' were styled more like 2-door sedans up through the E36 chassis. The dimensions were very close if not the same then as well. Ever since the introduction of the E46, the coupes have become lower, wider, and sleeker than their sedan counterparts. My feeling is that BMW wants to further differentiate the coupes from the sedans like that of the 5 and 6 series. Really they just want to show all the coupes/roadsters/convertibles as even number models and all sedan/hatches/wagons as odd number models which in theory makes some sense.

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I'm pretty sure the 3-Series whether it be sedan or coupe is BMW's bread and butter. So yes, there's more to the 3-Series moniker than just the badge on the back of the car.

But with that said, sometimes you just have to move on similar to what Apple did to the MacBook, it was their laptop and they ended up killing it in favor of the MacBook Air.
That is true, but they won't be abandoning the name altogether.
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I'm hoping for a 3 series name- leave the 4 series for a Gran Coupe version of the 3. A mid-size four door coupe would be nice and we wouldn't have to fight over the 3 name.
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