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      06-30-2010, 08:06 PM   #23
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I quite like the rendering. Thanks, jonsibal.
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      06-30-2010, 08:33 PM   #24
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can someone explain the reasoning behind the hood setup? why oh why has BMW gone with this hood on all their new cars?

what i'm referring to is the way that the hood ends several inches behind the grills, with the roundel placed on... the bumper? sure, the portion of the bumper where the grills and roundel are located looks nice and clean. but honestly, that gap for the hood placed somewhat arbitrarily in what my mind still interprets as the "hood" (i.e. anything behind the grills with the same character lines) looks AWFUL!

every time i see this, i think of the toyota camry. google it and you'll know what i'm talking about. when that camry first came out i laughed out loud at how rediculous it looked. the design of the car is nice but that gap totally throws off the front end. now BMW is doing the same? compare the F10 to the E90 LCI and you can get a perfect example of what looks right and IMO what doesn't. the F01 and the F10 look great... except for that ghastly hood gap. i can't stand it. i'll be pissed if i see this on the new 3
It is because of the EU pedestrian safety regulations. The design is a function of the regs and safety, in the EU the cars have sensors, actuators, pyrotechnics etc. that actually can raise the hood up and limit the impact.

Many EU brands now have similar bumper/hood lines because of this.
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      06-30-2010, 08:35 PM   #25
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      06-30-2010, 09:42 PM   #26
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wow that looks good.....
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      06-30-2010, 09:48 PM   #27
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good render, but i dont like it
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      06-30-2010, 09:53 PM   #28
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Excellent rendering! I wonder how much sweeter it'll look with more aggressive front and side skirts... Anyway to render some possible sporty fronts/sides?
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      06-30-2010, 10:07 PM   #29
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It is a typical BMW look for a sports sedan. In the case of the 3er it is an evolutionary jump from the E90. The main face and rear are considerably more sharper than the F10 5 series the lighting units that continue the L shape to the bootlid are a different shape than the 5er and the rear light wraps more around the car. In terms of surface the 3er allows more sculpture
along the bottom half to connect with the steep gradient of the character line. If you compare the 3er , 5er and 7er there are still noticeable differences that keeps the cars seperate in their identities.
Mehhhh ...

BMW can do better than that! Sorry this is not convincing at all!

While the new 5 and 7 look great, this one looks like a dud, too much of a downsized copy of the 5.

Also that M-Package for F10 - 5 Series; the rear is + the 19" wheels have a nice design ... but for some reason look too small, would have needed a 20" option.
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      06-30-2010, 10:37 PM   #30
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looks just like the 5er just the head lights look different
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      06-30-2010, 11:01 PM   #31
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very accurate

I've actually seen/sat in the new 3series during a focus study.

These renderings are fairly accurate to the real thing. The inside is meh, and felt cramped although they were still looking on ways to improve both the interior and exterior in the study I participated in
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      06-30-2010, 11:39 PM   #32
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a little too futuristic for me...
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      06-30-2010, 11:44 PM   #33
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I've actually seen/sat in the new 3series during a focus study.

These renderings are fairly accurate to the real thing. The inside is meh, and felt cramped although they were still looking on ways to improve both the interior and exterior in the study I participated in
So we shouldn't hope for an interior as nice as the new 5er?
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      06-30-2010, 11:47 PM   #34
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I think the new 3 series will look somewhere in between from the current 3 series to the new 5 series...

Your rendering is learning more towards the 5series.
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      07-01-2010, 12:30 AM   #35
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I'm amazed at the quality of these renderings.

But that being said, I'm not a huge fan of this design.
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      07-01-2010, 12:48 AM   #36
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Can't they just facelift the E30...
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i HATE that inclined line, parallel line makes it sit soooo much nicer. E38 sits beautiful just like the E30, E36, E46 etc... its got that same slant line the C Class has
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      07-01-2010, 01:12 AM   #37
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the front bumper looks ugly = =ll
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      07-01-2010, 01:41 AM   #38
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if it's accurate then i don't know, because it's a little 5 series, no two ways about it. Is BMW gone the way of Audi and makes one design and clones it in different size? That would be sad.

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Can't they just facelift the E30...
Yeah, make a retro E30 concept and see how public takes it. I bet it's gonna be hailed all round. quad lights in all its glory. daeeem. I want one.
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      07-01-2010, 01:50 AM   #39
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Wow looks better than 5 imo. Much much cooler than e90.
i'm glad i havent "upgraded" to the e9x
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      07-01-2010, 05:09 AM   #40
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Scott, do you have an approximate release date for the F30 M packet/sport in Eurpoe?

And possibly the touring version?

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      07-01-2010, 05:40 AM   #41
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What happens when you don't like the front or the back?

I don't like the shark front and the rear look like Lexus. Why can't I feel like I did when I first saw E46 and fell in love immediately. The F30 is not doing that yet.

How weird is it that when the E90 first came out I didn't like it but now toward end of lifecycle LCI E90 looks great w/ M Sport.
Keep your e90 until you like e30 or e30's LCI w/M sport come out? I didn't really like e90 at first but warmed up later but e30 .....mmm I am not sure if it will ever grow on me. I hope production model looks better than all these renderings. New 5 series and e30 look too much like Japanese cars, IMO.
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      07-01-2010, 05:47 AM   #42
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It is because of the EU pedestrian safety regulations. The design is a function of the regs and safety, in the EU the cars have sensors, actuators, pyrotechnics etc. that actually can raise the hood up and limit the impact.

Many EU brands now have similar bumper/hood lines because of this.
That's the main reason why I find E90 better than newer generation Bimmers as the car looks more sporty with the grilles part angled
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      07-01-2010, 05:48 AM   #43
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They started to look all the same...
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I'll be sad if new 3er looks like that.
It looks too good. I want E92 look the best for next 10 years.
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