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      04-11-2010, 09:52 AM   #1
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2012 3-series (F30) rendered by automotorsport

Saw this at http://www.bmwblog.com/2010/04/11/re...-bmw-3-series/

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I don't know how accurate that is but I'm liking what I see.

Heres a spy photo for comparison


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      04-11-2010, 10:45 AM   #2
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Wow...that is a very very good looking car.

Much better looking than the current akwardly styled e90 (I have an e90 LCI). BMW should be able to compete with audi with this.
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      04-11-2010, 11:45 AM   #3
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Definitely like this render better than say...:


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      04-11-2010, 12:08 PM   #4
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That is one ugly front! Too many sharp lines...
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      04-11-2010, 12:28 PM   #5
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      04-11-2010, 12:43 PM   #6
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Looks a lot like the new 5-Series (F10).
I am not a massive fan of the bigger, wider kidney grills, apart from that the car looks fantastic!
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      04-11-2010, 01:21 PM   #7
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It's cool but I think I like the e9x better...
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      04-11-2010, 01:23 PM   #8
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Looks a lot like the new 5-Series (F10).
I am not a massive fan of the bigger, wider kidney grills, apart from that the car looks fantastic!
Yeah it does look similar to the F10. I can't say I love it yet. But the rendering looks all right.
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      04-11-2010, 01:40 PM   #9
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I just threw up all over my computer, I can't believe how ugly that front is. I have to go clean my keyboard now.
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      04-11-2010, 01:54 PM   #10
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      04-11-2010, 01:55 PM   #11
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I just threw up all over my computer, I can't believe how ugly that front is. I have to go clean my keyboard now.
so you typed all that with barf all over your keyboard??
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      04-11-2010, 01:58 PM   #12
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      04-11-2010, 02:07 PM   #13
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Nice car. The lower part of the grill is a bit too much imo, but the overall result looks great !!

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      04-11-2010, 02:08 PM   #14
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The rear looks too much like the E90 LCI (both of them have LED's and sharp drops near the trunk) the F30 will be totally different imo. 3 series is bmw's benchmark vehicle, i doubt they will make such minor changes to the rear and make the front so aggressive compared to the e90.
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It sits a lot higher for easy access than the e90 just like the f10 sits higher
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      04-11-2010, 02:16 PM   #16
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I still say the front is beautiful...way better than the current e90.

I'd wager you guys prefer your e90's to this because you're used to them and you own them. Like any new design, it will get love once it comes out.

The Bangle designs were failures...though flame surfacing was the right thing to do. Akward styling is not...this is just perfection.

Wish it had come out 3 years earlier in 2009
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Looks terrible to me. back is ok, but the front looks way off
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      04-11-2010, 03:07 PM   #18
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GTFO ugly front bumper and headlights! It looks like its squinting to see the road.
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that front looks hideous.

Reminds me of a toothless old man making an angry face.
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      04-11-2010, 03:14 PM   #20
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I agree, the front bumper does not look good to my eye. WAY TOO MUCH flat, uninterestng space below the headlights and kidneys.

IMO, the beltline is too high and makes the car look like the stance is lifted.

Does this look like a product designed to steal buyers away from the Lexus ES 350?...baby boomer car or chick car?
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Head lights and hood reminds me of EVO X with the difference in kidney grill. Even how the nose protrudes forward is like that of EVO. I don't mind the styling though. I am sure it will grow on me. Much better than pre-LCI E90.

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      04-11-2010, 03:31 PM   #22
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That looks like another F10, downsized a bit. 3 Series needs its own identity, as it has had in the past.
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