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      07-16-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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New 2012 BMW F30 3-series Render Analyzed

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Artist Grabowski from autogaleria.pl has rendered a front view of the upcoming F30 3-series. There are both accurate and inaccurate elements in the renders and it's clear that the artist referenced the new F20 1-series for the front styling. See our analysis below.

Seen in the render are many of the telltale signature designs of the F30 from the various spy photos we have posted. These include the double side character lines, quadruple hood lines (although the center lines on the hood should be farther out to the side), sloping hood, upright front fascia, LED lights in mirrors.

However, based on actual spy photos, we believe that the front headlights seen here are overly large and the shape is off. The headlights seen in spy photos have been sleeker and smaller than those pictured here. The grilles should also be slightly lower and/or headlights slightly higher. The kidney grilles should also be more rectangular and more squared off. The angel eyes should also have a more squared-off look. The entire lower front bumper is also cribbed from the F20 1-series, which we'd venture to guess the production F30 won't share.

It's clear that the artist took cues from the new F20 1-series when rendering the front, but it's clear that a bit too much was lifted from the F20.

We've posted some spy photos and F20 1-series photo below for comparison.


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      07-16-2011, 05:33 PM   #2
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render of the new 3 series

BARF ALERT!!

same butt ugly bulging headlight design as the new 1 series.
is the retard look the new design theme for bmw?
so we went from flame surfacing to bulging unsymterical headlights?
this is the change for changes sake school of design

seriously if I found out that someone from Audi or Mercedes (or worse) had infiltrated BMW design and caused this, i would not be surprsed

thank god i'm ordering a 2012 E92 M3!
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      07-16-2011, 05:35 PM   #3
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I do NOT like that... if this is the actual design BMW may have ruined the 3 series IMO.
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Looks portly.
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Oh god no.

Mini 5 series I can take.

Big brother 1 series look I can't.
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I like it from about the side mirrors back.
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Once again, people freaking out over a bad rendering from some hack.
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...is the retard look the new design theme for bmw?
It has been since der Bangle first took over the reigns at BMW design, and continue with Mr. van Hooydonk. So, nothing new here to see. Move along.


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Once again, people freaking out over a bad rendering from some hack.
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we will just have to wait and see
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Relax folks. It's a render, and one based too much on the F20 1-series.

A look at the spy photos clearly shows that a lot of it is off.
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Relax folks. It's a render, and one based too much on the F20 1-series.

A look at the spy photos clearly shows that a lot of it is off.
ya seriously ... THANK U
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not a bad render! can't wait til the real photos come out!
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This rendering is a total crap!!!
the actual is much better looking...
the headlights are clearly from the VERY DISAPPOINTING new 1-series!!!!
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