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      02-01-2012, 03:00 AM   #1
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Cool F30 US Press Launch: Imperial Blue and Activehybrid Modern Line + F30 M Sport

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F30 US Press Launch: Imperial Blue and Activehybrid Modern Line + F30 M Sport
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BMW NA has brought out F30 models in all the lines at the US press launch event. Here is the F30 modern line in Imperial Blue Metallic and Blue Water Metallic (Activehybrid). For a comparison of the different F30 lines, see our F30 Lines Guide.

Also on hand was the F30 M Sport which enters production in July, for September deliveries. We've compiled all the available F30 M Sport data so far at our F30 M Sport Guide.

The F30 M Sport and Activehybrid F30 will have similar production and delivery schedules - approximately July production, for September delivery.


Imperial Blue Metallic

Blue Water Metallic Activehybrid

Havana Metallic

F30 M Sport





Here's a summary of the F30 Modern Line:

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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      02-01-2012, 07:12 AM   #2
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Great pictures. I love Imperial Blue...I really think that's the color I'm going for.

I love the Modern Line front, especially in Imperial Blue! I just can't get past the interior of the Modern Line.
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      02-01-2012, 10:10 AM   #3
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That Msport looks so great!
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Why would anyone even consider ordering this car without M-SPORT????????????? Its like if they were two completely different cars, the M-sport is SOOO beautiful
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Msport looks good, but my goodness that suspension seems jacked up.


Seems like BMW has to raise the front end in order to keep the 50/50 weight distribution.
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      02-01-2012, 10:19 AM   #6
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http://www.f30post.com/goodiesforyou...t/IMG_6800.jpg steering wheel reminds me of the z8
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Is the Activehybrid available at launch? I thought it didn't go into production until September. It also seems like it must have its own "lines" since it has different wheels.
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i wanna see the coupes!
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I also do not like that steering wheel at all. Anyone else think its a little bit outdated looking?
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Is the Activehybrid available at launch? I thought it didn't go into production until September. It also seems like it must have its own "lines" since it has different wheels.
Per our interview with the 3 series product manager (Oliver Ganser), the Activehybrid and xDrive models will both basically be on the same schedule as the M Sport F30 -- production around July, delivery around September.

This was just reiterated at the US press launch presentation.
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      02-01-2012, 11:15 AM   #11
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Thanks Jason.

I was just confused because while you specifically mentioned again in your post that the MSport was coming later, you didn't say the same for the ActiveHybrid. The way your first paragraph was worded had me wondering if something had changed.

I see now that the last paragraph makes it clearer - I must have read right past that the first time. My apologies.

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Per our interview with the 3 series product manager (Oliver Ganser), the Activehybrid and xDrive models will both basically be on the same schedule as the M Sport F30 -- production around July, delivery around September.

This was just reiterated at the US press launch presentation.
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      02-01-2012, 11:27 AM   #12
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Holy cow Msport looks great.
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Damn... the M-Sport looks delicious. The others look 'Meh'
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the m sport looks great...but those rims are bleh.

Anyone else think a US license plate is gonna kill the good looks?
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The M-sport package gives the F30 the aggressive look it needs. The fender gaps look unusually large by BMW standards though, almost like the suspension is still on the shipping blocks for transport.
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Added Havana modern line photos to first post.
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m sport needs an all-black kidney grille.... will have to wait for bmw performance parts
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after seeing these pics....i know for sure i need M-sport....looks amazing! i actually really like the way that steering wheel looks. can't wait to see what the F32 M-Sport looks like. that'll most likely be my next car!
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http://www.f30post.com/goodiesforyou...t/IMG_6800.jpg steering wheel reminds me of the z8
good call! they do look very similar.....i like it!
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The F30 3 series definitely looks amazing. I can't wait to start seeing them on the road and of course to start working on these cars!
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Man it's going to be hard to pick!!!

I love that fineline wood trim in the modern line, but the fact that you can't get a sport package with it is a bit of a turn off!

Love that M-Sport look though, that steering wheel is awesome!
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The M-Sport looks very good, much better than I would have expected. The front end does look like it's higher for some reason, this may just be the visual lines on the car though?

The look of the M-Sport gives me high hopes for the M3.
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