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      01-09-2009, 12:13 PM   #1
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Question SPYSHOTS: Next gen 3-series (F30) test mule ?!

These are purported to be pics of a very early test mule for the next generation BMW 3-series (F30). If true, the modifications to an E90 body are likely for chassis testing only, but hint that the F30 3-series will have a wider (and perhaps longer) wheelbase. Expect the actual final sheet metal to be different, of course. The F30 3-series is expected in 2012.

And please, please don't make posts such as "it's hideous." If this is truly a test mule, it's only undergoing chassis testing and what you see here is not at all indicative of what the F30 will resemble. This was only posted because it would be an interesting bit of news to know that the next generation 3-series is already undergoing testing.


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      01-09-2009, 12:14 PM   #2
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looks good, I dig it....
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      01-09-2009, 12:24 PM   #3
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      01-09-2009, 12:36 PM   #4
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it looks like an e90 pre lci with bigger fenders...like how they are guna bring the taillights back
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      01-09-2009, 12:37 PM   #5
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hmm wider... Man I wanna work for BMW!!!!
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Tailights look like crap
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      01-09-2009, 12:44 PM   #7
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Tailights look like crap
it needs blacklines...

since it seems to be just chassis test like the OP said....so i dun really care what does it look like on this spy car....BMW didn't even bother to put too much camoflauge on it as well...

i guess the look of the car wun be finalize until 2010-2011.....
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      01-09-2009, 12:45 PM   #8
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Man, hopefully they facelift that entire front-end. Still so ugly looking.
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      01-09-2009, 12:47 PM   #9
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Man, hopefully they facelift that entire front-end. Still so ugly looking.
be nice...its the same look as my car.....

they didn't even bother to put E90 LCI front.....apparently they dun like how bad the car will look now...
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      01-09-2009, 01:12 PM   #10
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is it me or do these pics look like the ones in 2005 for the e90? That doesn't look new at all.
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I like that body kit... where I can buy the replica?
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      01-09-2009, 01:47 PM   #13
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Could this be the 3-series based crossover? The tread on those tires, the ride height and those fenders say SUV (or SAV if you prefer) to me.
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Tail lights look like a VW Jetta.
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this is just chassis testing. they are using modified E90 body panels. this test mule is in no way indicative of what the F30 will LOOK like, apart from the wheelbase dimensions. what dont you f'tards understand?
take it easy....many of them are just making fun of it.....
I just can't wait what BMW will come up with the new chassis....
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It's my new widebody kit. ;-)



Interesting they've used the original E90 hood, etc. And I thought they were changing direction and moving to smaller cars, or at least holding steady at the current size, rather than the normal size creep.
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this is just chassis testing. they are using modified E90 body panels. this test mule is in no way indicative of what the F30 will LOOK like, apart from the wheelbase dimensions. what dont you f'tards understand?
I thought people were just f-ing around being funny, but I think some of the comments were serious. For those who don't understand, these are just some stock body panels, some modified to fit, slapped onto a new chassis to test. The body panels won't look anything like this.
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come 2012, I am going to tell people I am driving a pre-production F30 test mule...
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      01-09-2009, 03:12 PM   #22
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I don't get why BMW or any other car makers doesn't paint such test mules a flashy color and put on some aftermarket alloys. Then we all would be clueless and we could have a giggle.
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