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      05-02-2011, 09:57 AM   #45
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      05-02-2011, 09:59 AM   #46
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Im still not sure Im thrilled with the upright "bulldozer" look of the kidney grills.
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      05-02-2011, 10:00 AM   #47
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Wow looks huge like 5 series huge...
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I think BMW is going back to what they did during the 80s

1 Sausage, 3 Lengths

Which isnt bad in this case IMO, I like the new 5er a Lot.
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      05-02-2011, 10:19 AM   #48
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a lil conservative? it looks like they scaled back almost every change they initially made. looks like the next 3 series will be much more evolutionary than revolutionary in terms of ext style.
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      05-02-2011, 10:20 AM   #49
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looks long, and like it has a fat face. might just be the cammo playing tricks
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Not digging it at all. Plain looking, just like the new 5er and 6er.
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      05-02-2011, 10:29 AM   #51
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It looks like a 7/8th scale 5-series. Looks like the are taking a safe, conservative approach to their bread and butter.
+1 and I love what I see. i hope it is more like 5/8 of 5-series though.
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I must be missing something. If this is to be a 2012 model, why would it only be announced in November 2011 and introduced in Geneva in March of 2012? Shouldn't it be a 2013 model? I'm asking because my present e90 lease expires in October and I'm OK with another e90 - and definitely want another normally aspirated straight six.
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Looks like a mini 5 series which looks like a mini 7.... So gay how they all look the same now...
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I must be missing something. If this is to be a 2012 model, why would it only be announced in November 2011 and introduced in Geneva in March of 2012? Shouldn't it be a 2013 model?
I'm pretty sure the F30 will be a MY2012, as the current E90s (post March 2011 production) are still considered MY2011.

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I'm asking because my present e90 lease expires in October and I'm OK with another e90 - and definitely want another normally aspirated straight six.
If you wait until October, your chances of getting a NA six are pretty slim.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=478254
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I HATE the amber turn signals in the side view mirrors. Your eye is drawn to them. Hopefully that is just a test mule thing.
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      05-02-2011, 10:41 AM   #56
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Looks almost exactly the same as an E90, not really swaying me here. Probly stick with a facelift B8 A4
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The article mentions a N/A motor as an available motor. Which motor is this?
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love the hood lines and square angels. this thing is going to be awesome. next gen M3 FTW.
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Not too much to add, it smacks of the F10 which IMO is a great thing as long as it's a little more performance-biased. Those are of course not the production mirrors I assume. So far, so good!
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Need to see it with more camo taken off, but from what we can see:

Good: Squared off angel eyes, sharp clean lines
Not sure about: length (hope it hasn't grown too much like new A4), also front end looks weak.

Can't wait to see more pics!
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horizontal line on the hood like the 5 series

square angel eyes
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still keeping with the same look, not much to talk about, which I guess is a good thing for the staple BMW
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      05-02-2011, 11:07 AM   #63
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Awesome.........
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      05-02-2011, 11:12 AM   #64
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Same thoughts here...the cars are growing...I think the next 1 series will be what we now consider a 3 series...I guess this is all because of competion...C class and A4 both grew larger in their latest versions (I think on paper they did not grow all that much but they look bigger than the versions they replaced) guess BMW needs to do the same...I think they should all stop getting bigger as a team...we need different sizes...isn't that the point of the different models??? lol

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My thought exactly. A mini-5. Which is itself a mini-7.

Back to the "same sausages, different length" theory.
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Not bad, I am looking forward for the car.

BTW is it just me or the shark fin has gone larger....???
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Looks nice !

The lines still keep some e90 resemblance...
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