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      12-10-2009, 06:10 PM   #23
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Jesus, am I the only person that thinks the flat front end looks good? The E90's front end is too fat and round. The E92's is even borderline feminine and could use a little more masculinity.

I'm surprised that this is the F30 sedan. They've given it a much more sporty profile. The C-pillar is much faster. It almost looks like an E92 with four doors.
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      12-10-2009, 06:55 PM   #24
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^Most BMW enthusiasts would love the transition back to vertical nose. As someone mentioned, think Aston Martin, Maserati to name a few.

If anyone likes the front end design of E89 Z4 then this is it.

F30 vs E89 front nose profile:

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      12-10-2009, 07:10 PM   #25
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front end looks more "box-y" this looks promising
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      12-10-2009, 07:12 PM   #26
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so hard to tell anything by that.
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      12-10-2009, 07:43 PM   #27
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front end looks like evo or mustang?
but too early..
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      12-10-2009, 07:45 PM   #28
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The interior/dash view shouldn't tell anyone much. It may in fact have the slanted 1er-looking dash in the final product, but the one in testing will have the contoured cloth covering the dash, except for buttons, screen, and vent.
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      12-10-2009, 07:51 PM   #29
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      12-10-2009, 08:22 PM   #30
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Meh..................the damn car looks huge! Thats a 3series? it looks the size of a 5series. Do not like it one bit
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      12-10-2009, 08:27 PM   #31
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Meh..................the damn car looks huge! Thats a 3series? it looks the size of a 5series. Do not like it one bit
I was thinking the same thing. It seems its the same size as the previous E39 5 series. I think bmw is trying to make the 1 series the new 3 series and the 3 series the new 5 series judging from the sizes of the cars. Now they have every size available
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      12-10-2009, 09:28 PM   #32
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      12-10-2009, 10:01 PM   #33
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I was thinking the same thing. It seems its the same size as the previous E39 5 series. I think bmw is trying to make the 1 series the new 3 series and the 3 series the new 5 series judging from the sizes of the cars. Now they have every size available
Well that's just a natural progression. Just about any car model you trace over decades has had the same transformation.

I am waiting for a 1er sedan to pop out, that might be an appealing car.
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Shouldn't they be driving the car in the snow if they want to test it for winter?

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Well that's just a natural progression. Just about any car model you trace over decades has had the same transformation.

I am waiting for a 1er sedan to pop out, that might be an appealing car.
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      12-11-2009, 07:16 AM   #36
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I hope thats an xDrive version.
The wheel gap doesn't look as bad!
Probably not an Xdrive car
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      12-12-2009, 04:15 AM   #38
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the car is in early phase of developing, there are so many details to be established...
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      12-12-2009, 10:11 PM   #39
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Jesus, am I the only person that thinks the flat front end looks good? The E90's front end is too fat and round. The E92's is even borderline feminine and could use a little more masculinity.

I'm surprised that this is the F30 sedan. They've given it a much more sporty profile. The C-pillar is much faster. It almost looks like an E92 with four doors.
I must be seeing the same things that you do. When first looked at the pics, I thought it was a coupe. I also rather like the squaring theme we've been seeing in the upcoming 5 series...indeed, I like the 2011 5er a lot...maybe enough to trade in my 3er - but not likely as I'm generally the type to keep a car, particularly my 3er as it is my "daily driver," until it dies or until I don't need a daily driver.

My concern with this 3er is the rear light assembly...that protruding thing I'm seeing is not looking so good to my eyes. In contrast, I like the recessed headlight design.
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Jesus, am I the only person that thinks the flat front end looks good? The E90's front end is too fat and round. The E92's is even borderline feminine and could use a little more masculinity.

I'm surprised that this is the F30 sedan. They've given it a much more sporty profile. The C-pillar is much faster. It almost looks like an E92 with four doors.
The flat front is a requirement of new EU pedestrian safety laws. Bye bye front bumpers.
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that front disc (brake) is huge!
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