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      07-06-2011, 05:55 PM   #1
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FEP F30 3-series prototypes are now running abound throughout Germany. This is the first sighting of a titanium silver F30 which was seen cruising on the Autobahn by member Ove. As always, the F30 is looking great in motion and out in a real world environment with its great proportions and stance, short overhangs, and large wheels which fit the car's size nicely.

The F30 3-series sedan will be revealed for the first time in the Fall and the first models introduced will be 328i and 335i models. They will begin production in November, shortly after the E90 3-series stops production in October. The F30 2012 Model Year will run until June 2012, upon which point it will switch to the 2013 Model Year.

F30 sales are expected to begin in Europe around the time of its world public premiere at the 2011 Geneva show - in March, 2012. US sales should begin in late Spring of 2012.

See our F30 spy photo mega compilation thread at http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=524810

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      07-13-2011, 12:16 PM   #2
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Great proportions.
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      07-13-2011, 12:19 PM   #3
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Great proportions.
+1 ; exactly that!
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      07-13-2011, 12:20 PM   #4
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wheels looks like 19's! hope it is standard equipment.
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      07-13-2011, 12:27 PM   #5
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no more signature BMW dual pipe exhaust? i know the lower euro models have a single pipe but they used to be a double wide oval.
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      07-13-2011, 12:33 PM   #6
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Great proportions.
I couldn't agree more. Can't wait for it.


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      07-13-2011, 12:37 PM   #7
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the extra length really helps the back 1/4 of the car. I always thought the E90 stopped too abruptly at the back end (which is why I prefer the E91 to the E90), but this time it looks great.
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I drive LCI E90 335i xDrive M-sport (my brother's) these days thought the exact same way.
Nonetheless, I think LCI E90 has such an awesome design. I will be really missing the E90 styling for a while.
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that back and 3/4 has a very E46 feel to me for some reason.
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The greatest proportions I've ever seen on this size of car!!! I really hope they don't do what they did with the new 1 series - the taillights better not be whacky and the headlights better not resemble a bug. The new 1 series looked great in camoflouge, but sucked when it was revealed even though it has great proportions. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
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Stance really looks great...hopefully this is a standard sport package setup
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wheels looks like 19's! hope it is standard equipment.
Don't count on it. Larger wheels are usually part of the Sport/M-Sport package or an individual option. 19's are too big anyway.

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no more signature BMW dual pipe exhaust? i know the lower euro models have a single pipe but they used to be a double wide oval.
The oval exhaust usually signifies a diesel engine car.
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Looks great.


Any dimension info out there? Just curious because it looks as big, if not bigger, than the E39.
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I really like how this rear bumper crease meets rocker line... this will be a nice flowing look.. and I cant wait to see its execution on the F32 ~Frost
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I really like how this rear bumper crease meets rocker line... this will be a nice flowing look.. and I cant wait to see its execution on the F32 ~Frost
good eye, will definitely look good.
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I like the front a lot; if it resembles that of the current z4, it will definetely look more upscale and refined. Love the proportions too.
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Good design thus far. I think this car will sell
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It's coming together nicely. I just wish they would produce an F30 M3...

I like the proportions and even though it might have somewhat of a mini-F10 look, i like it because it seems to get rid of the "huge" look of the F10.
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What's the specs on the wheels?
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Looks like a mini 5. Not bad, but nothing great. I hope the interior is better then the last.
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I still can't believe Xenons aren't standard. From what I can see, the car looks great.
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i like how it looks like mercedes logo in the center cap!! BMW and their bag of tricks
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