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      03-15-2012, 05:42 PM   #45
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Considering that the 3 series is a volume seller, I would imagine that a ton of owners would cry & moan if they get into a smallish front end accident and have to replace the hood and bumper.
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If it was because of that law, the new Audi A4 and Mercedes C-class would have it too. And they don't.
I thought of that and plenty others have stated it bu that seems to be the consensus when it comes to why BMW would do such a thing. Seems like this has been an issue for a few years now and maybe BMW just happens to be the first one to do something about it? To get that reputation?

I just don't think it's to save their buyers money once they get into an accident, for the most part BMW likely doesn't care about parts you have to pay that they do not cover in their warranty such as a hood being damaged in an accident.
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If it was because of that law, the new Audi A4 and Mercedes C-class would have it too. And they don't.
That's because both Audi and Mercedes have more rounded front bumpers that both scored the maximum number of points for bumper pedestrian safety.
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Well, there is some historical precedence for the hood line, as seen on this BMW 2000 CS.
+1 ... I kind of like the line. Adds character, and the fact that Audi & Mercedes aren't doing it is just another plus in my book.
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Found this pic in another thread.
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Found this pic in another thread.
LOL that's more like a 'gap' than a 'line'
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way better without it
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Found this pic in another thread.
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LOL that's more like a 'gap' than a 'line'
They continue the tradition with the F30's!
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I like the hood gap. As for the other panel canyons on my car that is another story. The huge gap on the trunk is terrible
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I like the hood line...maybe I'm in the minority..I know it's polarizing
I like the hood line as well.
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