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      05-03-2011, 06:59 PM   #177
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this is crazy, i cant remember seeing so many versions of FEP cars brought into public light at once ... its the wonderous onslaught of BMWs future

and i think they want us to know it
I've been thinking of a buying new Cayman, and keeping my E90, and I was planning on talking turkey with my local porsche dealer this weekend. It's like BMW knew that I might stray and wants me to save my money for them so they're pushing out all of these photos of next 3er

The photos posted in the thread from Bimmer Post are definitely more flattering. It looks pretty sporty and aggressive to me. I share a lot of the opinions here. I'm most afraid the EPS, I really like feeling more connected to the road. I kinda expect a 5-series to be more comfy but the 3-series should be more sporty.
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      05-03-2011, 08:30 PM   #178
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I like the car overall but those mirrors are so damn ugly. I can't wait for the F3X M3 just hope it don't have those mirrors.
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      05-03-2011, 08:53 PM   #179
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Please get ride of the mirror turning signal. They look awful.
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From the rear overhang to the trunk, it looks too long comparing to the front...not so proportion..
I'm not impressed with the test mule.
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      05-03-2011, 09:15 PM   #181
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I sooo.... wouldn't want to be a E90 owner when the F30 comes out. Its classic BMW and will be quite a stunner. Me likey a lot..
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      05-03-2011, 09:24 PM   #182
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Nice looking car. However, it does look a lot like the e90 IMO. I would have expected more of change.
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      05-03-2011, 10:53 PM   #183
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I like it.
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      05-03-2011, 10:58 PM   #184
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Looks like the e90 to me
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      05-03-2011, 11:36 PM   #185
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I'd say... these headlights will look very nice and aggressive with it's downward sloping shape. They should look even better with a nice set of brows. Can't wait to see more sightings!
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      05-04-2011, 01:14 AM   #186
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I'm not really very good at all when it comes to rendering. But I took the tail lamps and part of the trunk from another similarly oriented picture of an F10 and erased some pieces to make it look more cohesive and linear. once the headlamps and tail lamps are revealed, the general design is not hard to arrive at.
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      05-04-2011, 02:36 AM   #187
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Looks very promising...
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      05-04-2011, 05:24 AM   #188
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.........and now lets get some renders
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      05-04-2011, 06:45 AM   #189
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Beautiful car, except the orange mirror turn signal lights are very hideous. Those mirrors with the turn signal lights are unbelievably bad. I trust that BMW will do something more elegant for the final version.
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      05-04-2011, 07:03 AM   #190
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plenty of great pics of the exterior, how about a few pics of the interior?
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There are selected Media drives of the F30 prototypes commencing at the current time. However they will be put under embargo until the car is launched towards the end of the year.

There was a similar programme for the F20 1er which you will get to read about next month.

Finally to clear up a matter that has become , at best ridiculous.

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.
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      05-04-2011, 08:17 AM   #193
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oh man...now proportion of sedan is pretty good!
Maybe time to move on to the 4 door!
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      05-04-2011, 10:44 AM   #194
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Bonnet

Is it just me or does the bonnet look fake? There are for instance no washer nozzles.
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      05-04-2011, 12:23 PM   #195
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Great write-up! I'm not even in the market for these, but I was impressed with your review!
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      05-04-2011, 12:26 PM   #196
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Is it just me or does the bonnet look fake? There are for instance no washer nozzles.
They are near the wippers. Just like the e92... One thing I like is that the wippers sit lower.
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      05-04-2011, 01:56 PM   #197
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not too crazy so far... looks a lot like e90 and while I can see some evolution, the hood lines are gone (they are there on the new 5 though an I love them) and the non-xenon lights are still there (one of the pics shows no angel rings and halogen headlights). also, mirrors look ugly...
and yet I am excited to see the reveal of the final look... one thing for sure, e90 will not look too dated when f30 is released which is a good thing... and if i dont 100% like f30, i can wait for f30 LCI while in my e90.....
+1 on the hood lines. I do not like the "flat" hood (no hood lines) as on the pre LCI E90. I hope they add them before releasing final production. It's strange that they put tape where they would be.
Also, I'm not sure I like that extra crease they added, but it's hard to say with all the camo.

I think the lights and kidney will look better than on the E90, but the rest of the car looks almost the same, would liked have seen a bit more evolution.
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Is it just me or does the bonnet look fake? There are for instance no washer nozzles.
Even the E9X cars don't have washer nozzles on the hood. they are hidden by the windshield wiper now.
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