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      02-02-2011, 07:32 PM   #45
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wow coupe isnt out till 2013
This should be no surprise. 7-year product cycle. Sedan will be out in 2012 as a 2013 model, coupe about a year later...

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But I really don't like the reflectors on the rear bumper like the F10.
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Very disappointed that the brake lights are incandescent bulbs and not LED. Why does the current generation coupe get them but the next generation sedan doesn't?
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      02-02-2011, 08:39 PM   #48
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it is going to look like the 5 series with some minor differences.
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Very disappointed that the brake lights are incandescent bulbs and not LED. Why does the current generation coupe get them but the next generation sedan doesn't?
Wait for the f3x LCI. History repeats itself.
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When I first saw the F20 1er and F30 3er the side indicators were in the usual position of being just underneath the main "Character line".

The F20 has recently had them moved to the wing mirrors and it is apparently to do with future legislation requiring the side indicators to be in a more visible position for oncoming drivers. It's all in aid of safety.

The F30 progresses further in it's development strategy with the cars now being tested with full wiring and electrics. with the first stages concentrating on powertrains and chassis and suspension engineering.

The F30 continues the cycle that began with the E36 3er by showcasing the new 3er in a more upmarket body style which appealed to the customer leading to the E46 3er in which everybody just went crazy for.
And again for the E90.
The F30 continues this evolutionary stream but offers the same distinguishment as shown by the 5er and 7er with their own individual appearances.

Given the priority of the segment for the new 3er , BMW will follow through with it's strategy in a similar fashion to the Premium compact segment the 1er and investigate additional concepts to increase the platforms market.
so far the only 3er given the green light is the 3er Gran Turismo - A sleeker premium entry sister to the BMW 5er Gran Turismo.



Other ideas being investigated as additional concepts. Is the BMW 3er Shooting Brake which could be utilised in 4dr format - rear hinged door on the passenger side or 5dr format-
Lower than a 3er Touring and a 3er FAST - Family Activity Sports Tourer.
a combination of X, Touring and MPV. Alongside a Coupe , Cabrio and Touring.
The 3er will remain as RWD with additional xDrive compatibility.
The 3er will not be going to FWD.

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Very disappointed that the brake lights are incandescent bulbs and not LED. Why does the current generation coupe get them but the next generation sedan doesn't?

they always do this.... think about it...The E46 3 series (M3 included) received LED tails in 2004 and 2005 (this was the LCI E46). But when the E90/E92 came out in 2006/2007, it didn't have LED tails. But now it does...for the LCI model.

The F10 5 series also doesn't have LED tails right now, but I will promise you that the LCI in 2-3 years will 100% receive LED tails.
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The F10 5 series also doesn't have LED tails right now, but I will promise you that the LCI in 2-3 years will 100% receive LED tails.
Seems like the F10 and LCI 1-series uses LED "light tubes" for the rear, but the brake lights are still bulb.
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Very disappointed that the brake lights are incandescent bulbs and not LED. Why does the current generation coupe get them but the next generation sedan doesn't?
BMW always holds back on LED treatment for the first version of a new body style - they use the LED lights to charge premiums and make people want to upgrade to LCI.

This is in contrast to Audi that always has LEDs and high quality lights and makes more body style changes to their cars for facelift.

Its annoying because you know if you buy the first version of a car you know in a few years the "ultimate version" is coming out
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When I first saw the F20 1er and F30 3er the side indicators were in the usual position of being just underneath the main "Character line".

The F20 has recently had them moved to the wing mirrors and it is apparently to do with future legislation requiring the side indicators to be in a more visible position for oncoming drivers. It's all in aid of safety.

The F30 progresses further in it's development strategy with the cars now being tested with full wiring and electrics. with the first stages concentrating on powertrains and chassis and suspension engineering.

The F30 continues the cycle that began with the E36 3er by showcasing the new 3er in a more upmarket body style which appealed to the customer leading to the E46 3er in which everybody just went crazy for.
And again for the E90.
The F30 continues this evolutionary stream but offers the same distinguishment as shown by the 5er and 7er with their own individual appearances.

Given the priority of the segment for the new 3er , BMW will follow through with it's strategy in a similar fashion to the Premium compact segment the 1er and investigate additional concepts to increase the platforms market.
so far the only 3er given the green light is the 3er Gran Turismo - A sleeker premium entry sister to the BMW 5er Gran Turismo.



Other ideas being investigated as additional concepts. Is the BMW 3er Shooting Brake which could be utilised in 4dr format - rear hinged door on the passenger side or 5dr format-
Lower than a 3er Touring and a 3er FAST - Family Activity Sports Tourer.
a combination of X, Touring and MPV. Alongside a Coupe , Cabrio and Touring.
The 3er will remain as RWD with additional xDrive compatibility.
The 3er will not be going to FWD.
Dude you are just awesome. Thank you for sharing.

About that front end character line, is it really going to separate the lights and the grill? It gives the appearance of a luchador wrestling mask.. besides that, fantastic.
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Look quite similar to me. I think people need to relax regarding how close the next generation bimmers look, as it is not unfamiliar in BMW's nature.
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BMW always holds back on LED treatment for the first version of a new body style - they use the LED lights to charge premiums and make people want to upgrade to LCI.

This is in contrast to Audi that always has LEDs and high quality lights and makes more body style changes to their cars for facelift.

Its annoying because you know if you buy the first version of a car you know in a few years the "ultimate version" is coming out
Very true and agree with you regarding the E30, E36 and E46, and even though the same is plausible with the E90 in terms of refreshing its image, I find the LCI to be much less attractive than the pre-lci which makes the idea of an "ultimate version" subjective to the consumers' taste.
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wow coupe isnt out till 2013
I'm with you until I read this I thought the coupe was coming at the same time as the sedan. Well I guess I get to ride my '08 335xi until then, I just hope my HPFP lasts that long

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so far looks pretty good to me.
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so the BIG question is ............ when will we start seein the coupe prototypes testing on the road?
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Not a big wheel guy but those prototype wheels they're using are hot...
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God I hate the rule forcing those big ass mirrors on the car. Otherwise this will be good!!
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BMW always holds back on LED treatment for the first version of a new body style - they use the LED lights to charge premiums and make people want to upgrade to LCI.

This is in contrast to Audi that always has LEDs and high quality lights and makes more body style changes to their cars for facelift.

Its annoying because you know if you buy the first version of a car you know in a few years the "ultimate version" is coming out
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This annoyed me going from my '04 E46 to my current '08 E92. Regular, incandescent bulbs are old technology, so for BMW to, once again, outfit the first run of the next gen 3er with regular bulbs is inexcuseable. This is a BMW, not a Chevy.
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What happened to the kidney grill?
Otherwise it looks promising.
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Dude...the kidney grill is behind the camo.
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Those are fake. BMW never uses LED's in the it's mirrors.
Starting with F20 1er hatch BMW vehicles will feature blinkers on the side mirrors.

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Starting with F20 1er hatch BMW vehicles will feature blinkers on the side mirrors.

uve gotta be F-in kidding me ... theyre not on the new 5er or 6er so y start now? thats it, im startin a business for aftermarket BMW mirrors in the US market and thats all ill need to sell to be rich

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