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      05-02-2011, 10:11 PM   #133
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      05-02-2011, 10:37 PM   #134
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dont get me wrong i love bmw.. but dosent the front have some resemblance to the front on a current audi a4... especially the fog light position, and the front lip?





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      05-02-2011, 10:40 PM   #135
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Is it just me or does the opening for the intercooler look tiny?
The bumper seems to still have camo. The holes where the fogs / brake vents are, are covered up in the pictures.
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      05-02-2011, 10:51 PM   #136
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How about some photoshops
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      05-02-2011, 11:19 PM   #137
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ya anything below the headlights u can basically ignore, its still all covered up ...
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      05-02-2011, 11:20 PM   #138
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If it had e46 hood that goes all the way down between headlights... that would be almost perfect. But the way it is seems like hood/bumper gap is pretty visible
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      05-03-2011, 12:01 AM   #139
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It looks quite nice. It will be interesting to see how the 5-series 'look' works on the F30 proportions. My guess is that it'll be fantastic. I particularly like the look of the new lights (angular top and bottom) which I suspect may form part of the F10 LCI. Sweet.
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      05-03-2011, 12:01 AM   #140
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      05-03-2011, 12:29 AM   #141
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who remember e90. People were like, oh e46 looks better, e90 looks like korean generic car. Well, nobody is saying that any more. Give it some time it will be awesome car. I wish that 3 will look just like 5 in smaller package - perfect for me. Can't wait
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      05-03-2011, 01:52 AM   #142
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now that I look a little closer, I'm not a fan of the side mirrors. Why are they placing the turn signal there?
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      05-03-2011, 03:22 AM   #143
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I think it will be a very nice looking car...
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      05-03-2011, 03:41 AM   #144
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gross...... like a mini 5 series.... :| i hope when the rest of the camo comes off it shows a better looking car..... if not then looks like CPO for me lol.
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      05-03-2011, 04:23 AM   #145
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now that I look a little closer, I'm not a fan of the side mirrors. Why are they placing the turn signal there?

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Better visibility to other drivers (since the turn signals are now positioned higher, and also seen from the head-on view; that wasn't the case with the turn indicators located lower, behind front wheel arches).

Better visibility is the reason why more & more cars have turn signals in the side mirrors. It's a functionality thing, not the design one.

A quite prominent study was made a while ago, proving that. Sure there's no legislation (yet) requiring the carmakers put turn signals in the side mirrors, but they do it anyway. BMW is a little late to this game. But they are catching up now.


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Family resemblance ... yes, it's less significant than it was in previous (The Bangle's) generation. But far greater then in the pre-Bangle era.

Sure some design details & features are shared across the model portfolio, but still there are quite some differences. Even visible to an untrained eye.

Still the difference in (exterior design) characters of the core models (7er vs 5er vs 3er vs 1er) are clear & obvious. And even in the cabin - although the main theme is shared.

This time is all about the details. General theme is more or less the same, but the main differences are in details. And can still be spotted quite easily.

But the resemblance is not as significant as it was in the 90s or even mor in the pre-90s.
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      05-03-2011, 04:27 AM   #146
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I don't know but it looks very plain and boring to me. It has lost it's aggressive stance. It's so conservative why even change it? So it's probably got more room and that's a plus.
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      05-03-2011, 04:57 AM   #147
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I get the turn signals on the mirrors, but do they have to be so big? LEDs would look a lot better.
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      05-03-2011, 05:46 AM   #148
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I could see why people would be concerned but I highly doubt BMW would do anything drastic to ruin their bread and butter. Some people think the F10 M5 is a disappointment and BMW changed things for the worse but I don't think they would do anything like that to the 3-series. BMW could and will play with other models but I think the 3-series is something that they will play around with and will stay true to it's history.
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      05-03-2011, 06:41 AM   #149
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I get the turn signals on the mirrors, but do they have to be so big? LEDs would look a lot better.
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Maybe I missed it in 7 pages, but I can't believe that on a car covered in Camo, no one cried wolf on the mirror-turn-signal indicators? They're just tape! Bogus!

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      05-03-2011, 07:19 AM   #150
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I get the turn signals on the mirrors, but do they have to be so big? LEDs would look a lot better.
The massive strip of orange tape is just a camo.
The true side indicators are hidden behind the tape; they are thin, white and LED.


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I don't know but it looks very plain and boring to me. It has lost it's aggressive stance. It's so conservative why even change it? So it's probably got more room and that's a plus.
Not at all. F30 looks much more aggressive than E90 does. The proportions are more elegant & sportier. Not to mention the surfacing & the details which make the car look crispier & even more modern. The only thing that "conservative" on this car are the proportions - they are classic BMW. But sure the overall design is an evolution of E90, fitted with F10 & F20 elements. And that makes it a perfect fit between the upcoming 1er & the current 5er.

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      05-03-2011, 07:55 AM   #152
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The current 5 has gotten too big, and the E90 is a bit tight for four. I hope the next 3 has the same wheelbase and interior room as my long gone E39. I'd buy it in a heartbeat!
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