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      06-23-2010, 03:42 PM   #1
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Exclamation World's first glimpse at 2012 F30 3-series interior

We bring you the world's first look at the next generation F30 3-series sedan's interior! The interior looks to be a big departure from the E90/E92 interior - the dash seems to be more driver-centric and also becomes less upright, with a very smoothly integrated screen unit. Overall the look reminds us more of the current 1-series than the newer BMWs (F10 5-series, F01 7-series), especially the trim area.


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      06-23-2010, 03:59 PM   #2
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interesting, can't wait to see more
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Guys, thats just the 1 series interior put into the chassis of the F30 sedan.
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      06-23-2010, 04:13 PM   #5
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Guys, thats just the 1 series interior put into the chassis of the F30 sedan.

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Guys, thats just the 1 series interior put into the chassis of the F30 sedan.
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Guys, thats just the 1 series interior put into the chassis of the F30 sedan.
I agree. Would be VERY surprised if the new 3 series dash didn't look more like the current 5er/7er and lost that double hump look of the current 3er/1er. Makes no sense for them to continue the "bat cave" when the 5 screen looks so clean, especially if they're going to start putting that bigger screen in all models.
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Guys, thats just the 1 series interior put into the chassis of the F30 sedan.
Seems to be exactly right.
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I rofl'd
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Guys, thats just the 1 series interior put into the chassis of the F30 sedan.
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What do you think is that big red button?
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What is up with those HUGE vents? They look like they should be on an SUV? First HUGE sideview mirrors on the 2010-11's and now this.
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Look familiar to anyone? They're not doing interior yet... (I hope)
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^^ is that the new 5 serious interior
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I don't think this is the 1 series interior. The speedometer/tachometer silver frame seems to be a complete circle to include the bottom. The 1 series bottom of the the speedometer/tachometer silver frame is bottomed flat. I think you're looking at the new 3 series interior...
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the 1 series mule interior.
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What do you think is that big red button?
I saw it on some other testers and some of them say in German under them stuff like "DSC Emergency Shutoff." I wonder why...
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I don't think this is the 1 series interior. The speedometer/tachometer silver frame seems to be a complete circle to include the bottom. The 1 series bottom of the the speedometer/tachometer silver frame is bottomed flat. I think you're looking at the new 3 series interior...
You're right... also, why would they use the old 1-series interior on a new 3 series test car? Why not use the current 3-series interior. That said, I can't understand why they would go to that styling (if that is what they are doing in fact) over the trends seen in the new 5-series??? There are too many differences in that mule interior vs the 1-series dash shown...

This has really confused me.
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I don't think this is the 1 series interior. The speedometer/tachometer silver frame seems to be a complete circle to include the bottom. The 1 series bottom of the the speedometer/tachometer silver frame is bottomed flat. I think you're looking at the new 3 series interior...
I agree - the convexity of the curve on the vents is greater than that which I see in my 1 series every day. Also there is a good bit of space between those giant vents and the instrument cluster - the 1 series doesn't have space there to put an "eject" button! Maybe the space below the airvent is straight from a 1, but more likely just similar styling/layout.

Having both a 1 and a 3, I prefer the less-upright layout of the 1. Glad to see it is making its way into the new 3!
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