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      12-06-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Evolution of the BMW 3 Series Coupe to 4 Series Coupe (E21 to F32)

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Hey Fellas,

Wanted to see the Evolution of the 3 to the 4 Series Coupe (F32), so quickly made this today.

It's tough to find a side view of an e36 Coupe non M!

E21 vs E30 vs E36 vs E46 vs E92 vs F32

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      12-06-2012, 03:02 PM   #2
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Hey Fellas,

Wanted to see the Evolution of the 3, so quickly made this today.

It's tough to find a side view of an e36 Coupe non M!

E21 vs E30 vs E36 vs E46 vs E92 vs F32
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      01-28-2013, 11:10 AM   #3
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Love the E36!!
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Would be interesting to see it at the same scale. The growth in length (and in weight) has been significant.
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I always say this...

Compared to Mercedes, BMW old models still look great (sexy). I have always noticed that when Mercedes introduces a new model (new shape), the older model looks so obsolete that they start to look ugly. However with BMW (3 series in particular) that’s not the case.
I can have any one of the above models as my second car, E30 especially.
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E30 and E46 are my favorite. The E36 looks like ass unless it's made super aggressive
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that e36 looks surprisingly good :/
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Looks nice, I am not sure e21 and E30 felgen size but
E21 13" ?
E30 15" ?
E36 17"
E46 18"
E92 19"
F3? 20" ?
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I always say this...

Compared to Mercedes, BMW old models still look great (sexy). I have always noticed that when Mercedes introduces a new model (new shape), the older model looks so obsolete that they start to look ugly. However with BMW (3 series in particular) that’s not the case.
I can have any one of the above models as my second car, E30 especially.
+1

Very true. Once their new body is out, the prev generation looks way too ugly.
But i doubt thatll be the case for the current C class. It has a timeless design. To me, the current C sedan is MB's best work in terms if design.
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I always say this...

Compared to Mercedes, BMW old models still look great (sexy). I have always noticed that when Mercedes introduces a new model (new shape), the older model looks so obsolete that they start to look ugly. However with BMW (3 series in particular) that’s not the case.
I can have any one of the above models as my second car, E30 especially.
I agree totally!

I would love to have an AW M3 E30.
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The E46 is what i consider to be the perfect BMW coupe. I pray that the new 2 series is going to be an E46v2.
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Love the E36!!
Yup, same here. Favorite by far.
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Would be interesting to see it at the same scale. The growth in length (and in weight) has been significant.
I think this would be great to see as well but all you need to do is look at the wheel base in each picture. It clearly has been growing over each model.
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The E46 is what i consider to be the perfect BMW coupe. I pray that the new 2 series is going to be an E46v2.
+1.
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Love the E36!!
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that e36 looks surprisingly good :/
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Yup, same here. Favorite by far.
The E36 portrayed here seems to be an ///M3. A bit of an unfair comparison...
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Love the E36!!
+1. E36 and E46 could still pass for new models.. Still look damn good.
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Love the E36!!
was just thnking that.
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I always say this...

Compared to Mercedes, BMW old models still look great (sexy). I have always noticed that when Mercedes introduces a new model (new shape), the older model looks so obsolete that they start to look ugly. However with BMW (3 series in particular) that’s not the case.
I can have any one of the above models as my second car, E30 especially.
i agree. the e92 looks great even when compared to the f32 concept car. looks like nothing more that a facelift from the side.
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Would be interesting to see it at the same scale. The growth in length (and in weight) has been significant.
Slow day today, so here goes. Approx 11 inch difference in length between e21 and f32
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The E36 portrayed here seems to be an ///M3. A bit of an unfair comparison...
I`m not see M-mirrors, did they come facelift e36 M3 only? or is it Us M3? But front is lowered, stock 3er has massive wheel gap.
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