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      12-09-2009, 10:33 AM   #1
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Front grill ideas for next gen 3er

I see that the new 5 series seems to have the same thin vertical lines on the grill. Whereas Z4 uses thicker mat looking ones. Which one would you prefer to see on the next 3er. I seem to like the Z4 style better.

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I prefer the Z4 style grills as well.
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      12-09-2009, 03:09 PM   #3
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i'm biased...
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Rightfully so, the E89 Z4 frontend is stunning
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      12-09-2009, 04:38 PM   #5
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The previous Z4 had thick, matte slats as well.

I doubt the F30 will have similar ones. My bet is on the traditional style, a la F01/F10.
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      12-09-2009, 08:36 PM   #6
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The previous Z4 had thick, matte slats as well.

I doubt the F30 will have similar ones. My bet is on the traditional style, a la F01/F10.
Yep. Bolder models like the X models and Z4 can pull of the thick slat grilles. Sedans and most of the range suits traditional style, though on the coupes they could afford to lose a few slats to make it look sportier perhaps.
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I like the Z4 grills better than the new grill styling of the 7.
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I like them both but the new Z4 grills are quite nice
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i don't like either... the grilles are becoming far too pronounced imo!
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Either way I'll be replacing them with blacked out ones.
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I prefer the upright grills of the F10 for a sedan, the Z4 grills would look too strange on a sedan IMO
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The wide spacing of the bars on the Z4 remind me of a bird cage or jail bars. They are starting to put too much chrome on the new designs.
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Wow these are some ugly ass cars. Hopefully CPO 335i prices will plummet when people move on to this "beauty".
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the z4 grills are much more interesting and some tuners shuold really make this as a product, simply make OEM replicas i black.
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i think it looks too much like a 5 series, im not really a fan of these huge grills haha
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