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      05-04-2011, 04:04 PM   #199
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i think it has good potential based on pics. proportions look good. wheel sizes look very good even on small wheels.

no more oval pipe for 4 bangers. just a single round one. that looks bad i think.
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      05-04-2011, 04:51 PM   #200
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Is it just me or does the bonnet look fake? There are for instance no washer nozzles.
i have no washer nozzles on my e92
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      05-04-2011, 05:45 PM   #201
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      05-04-2011, 10:01 PM   #202
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I was hoping for a more aggressive look. I knew it was no chance that 3 would look better than 5 this time but hope dies last. I mean it looks good bit at same time so generic and not sporty at all.
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      05-05-2011, 02:54 AM   #203
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looks awesome...cant wait to see without camo !!
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      05-05-2011, 11:38 PM   #204
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nice

looking good so far! I personally HATE the hood lines on most of the current bimmers so I am glad I don't see those "yet" as covered by the tapes. really wish they'd go bak to flat/smooth hoods!
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      05-06-2011, 10:38 PM   #205
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I really like it. Might try a 335i and give the wife my f10 535.
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      05-07-2011, 07:22 AM   #206
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I think the F10 design is better resolved in the smaller dimensions of the F30. As usual it will still depend on wheels, colour and M Sport bodykit to be at its best visually. This and other US based sites are quoting Geneva 2012 launch, UK sites argue Frankfurt 2011. Who is right?
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      05-07-2011, 07:02 PM   #207
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ok.... who with the skils can help me make a coupe out of this...

here is my start on it.....

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      05-07-2011, 08:20 PM   #208
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Looks pretty good. Basically like an E90 with F10 rear lights. I hope it doesn't have amber in the headlight corners.
Agree. In fact, while we have not seen the whole car yet, careful examination of these pics gives us a pretty good idea of what to expect. The change does not seem dramatically different from the E90, so wonder how compelled those owners will be to trade for one?
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      05-08-2011, 10:31 AM   #209
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Honey I shrunk the F10
This would be my view based on the pics seen so far.
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The Mirror mounted turn signals are clear with orange LED's when illuminated.
The bar itself is razor thin at the mid section of the mirror just above the black casing on the underside.

The orange tape is used to cover the thin light bar it is in no ways the actual LED light bar. The punched holes in the tape show the Light bar which is covered with orange tape to fool the viewer.
The beginning of the thin clear light bar can be seen at the edge of the orange tape
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      05-09-2011, 01:20 PM   #211
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2011 vs 2012 335i

Does anyone know or have a good sound comparison between these two models? Will the 2012 be more fuel efficient but less power? Or will the 2011 version be re mapped and upgraded?

i know the four banggers are coming out but will it also come for a 335i low end model?
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      05-12-2011, 11:42 AM   #212
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No cammo pics requested
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      05-14-2011, 09:03 AM   #213
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I have had many different color bmws - first was silver than LSB than space gray than jet black now alpine white E93 with red leather with 30% tint and gunmetal wheels, I love this contrast the most of all my bimmers
This was in a period of 8 years.

I say go with white, look at pics of mine, search my threads.

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      05-14-2011, 12:24 PM   #214
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those mirrors are huge and disproportional... is it possible they are from M10/5-Series until the final ones are being designed?
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      05-14-2011, 03:04 PM   #215
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      05-17-2011, 01:02 PM   #216
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It's a looker. I'm really interested in a GT version! Btw, the first pictures show a german temporary licence plate while the last ones from bimmer today show the normal german plates.
The ones who fear a lack of sportiness in the new Dreier shoud try an Einer.
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      05-17-2011, 02:43 PM   #217
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those mirrors are huge and disproportional... is it possible they are from M10/5-Series until the final ones are being designed?
Good luck with that. New regulation size mirrors on all new cars. Thats also why 2011 E9X has bigger uglier mirrors than the older E9x cars. Same goes for ugly side marker lights on all new vehicles. And in 2012 all cars must have day light running lights. - All about safety looks be damned. You can swap after market but manufacturer has no choice.
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      05-18-2011, 04:28 PM   #218
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Anyone else see this too?

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Taller profile tyres than an E90. Can see 225/50R17 on white car above. This makes the diameter of the F30's tyres almost 2 cm bigger than the tyres on an E90! E90 runs on 225/45R17. Seems the F30 is a much much bigger car.
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      05-19-2011, 03:35 PM   #219
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I like what I see in these spy shots. The front looks to be more aggressive and mean in a good way. The rear looks similar to the F10 5-series and that is also a good thing IMO, as the 5-er's rear end looks sexy. Overall the whole car looks a little bigger than the E90, which is something I like.
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      05-19-2011, 05:34 PM   #220
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For Scott26: Thanks for all your info to date. Do you have any idea when we might start to see some more specifications for the F30? Such things as weight, actual dimensions, etc. Many people are anxious to find out if BMW has been able to save some weight over the E90 (given the 4 cylinder and all) or whether it has gained. Thanks.
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