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      08-19-2010, 02:27 PM   #23
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I suspect BMW is going to LED's mainly bc the halo's can not meet the new EU mandated DRL requirement for M.Y. 2011. Just a guess though. Every new German car is getting them (LEDs) now.

Philips and Hella even sell LED retrofit kits in ever German super market! lol 130 euros for a pair/kit.
lol have you seen the f10 and e70 lci's angel eyes? they are as bright if not brighter than eg audi's ledstrips and they look twice as nice at the least.

I hope bmw doesn't go ledstrip, ever. They don't need them at all to look cool and have a trademark going on
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      08-19-2010, 03:33 PM   #24
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Leave the douchey LED strips to Audi...
Porsche and Ferrari have them. Do you think those cars are ugly??
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      08-19-2010, 04:02 PM   #25
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      08-19-2010, 04:26 PM   #26
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      08-19-2010, 04:30 PM   #27
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Porsche and Ferrari have them. Do you think those cars are ugly??
From my point of view the LED should be banned for all cars because it's not confortable to the eyes when you look at them while driving and it's definitly uggly!
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      08-19-2010, 04:38 PM   #28
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      08-19-2010, 05:20 PM   #29
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Don't worry guys, BMW won't put those phaggytime LED strips on.
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      08-19-2010, 05:31 PM   #30
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So far that's one of my favorite renderings.
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      08-19-2010, 05:44 PM   #31
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I think BMW should put christmas lights all the way around the car! LOL!
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      08-19-2010, 10:16 PM   #32
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have to see the M version first
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      08-19-2010, 11:58 PM   #33
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Everybody's clowning Audi for the LED's, I actually like theirs. These look just like the ones on Porsches and Mercs though, boring.
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      08-20-2010, 12:21 AM   #34
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I dont like where the hood cuts off
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      08-20-2010, 12:22 AM   #35
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And i guess the LED is just the new thing that all cars must have
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      08-20-2010, 12:43 AM   #36
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not sure abou the lights, but I like the look of the car.

as long as manual is an option i am happy at this point.
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me either bro! I cringe every time i see it... hopefully it'll grow on me

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I really don't like the hood line and how it runs between the BMW emblem and the grilles
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      08-20-2010, 03:19 AM   #38
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Dont take these drawings so literally. They are usually used to demonstrate design cues.
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      08-20-2010, 08:42 AM   #39
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Already sick of seeing LED strips on almost every car out there!
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      08-20-2010, 09:46 AM   #41
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Way to follow all the other german auto makers with the led strips....BMW needs to stay unique with just the angel (corona rings) eyes.
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      08-20-2010, 12:01 PM   #42
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As others have already said I really hate the cut line on leading edge of the hood. I've seen it in person and hated it on the 5 & 7. I'm pretty sure it's not going to look any better on the 3.

I've heard it's to meet pedestrian crash test standards but, amazingly enough M-B and Audi both have figured out how to meet them without making their cars look like a Dodge K car in the process. WTF BMW?
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      08-20-2010, 01:34 PM   #43
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I wish BMW stole some design cues from Audi (not just the LEDs). New Audis look fantastic. BMWs are getting mighty ugly.
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Headlights look like an afterthought
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