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      07-25-2011, 09:11 AM   #1
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First Pics: F30 Gen BMW 3-series Li (Long Wheelbase) - Made in China for China

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Made In China...For China... The BMW 3er Li.


First Pictures of the Chinese Market BMW 3er Li.

Like the BMW 5er, the new BMW 3er for the Chinese market will inherit an extended wheelbase model. Extra length in the rear will be a boon to Chinese customers in this segment where the car will face off with the Audi A4L. With BMW adding a 3er Li , expect Mercedes-Benz to add a C-Klasse L when the next generation arrives.

Like all new F30's for the Chinese market The 3erLi will be manufactured in China.

Whilst Europe and the US will not see the 3erLi , The platform will form the basis of the BMW 3er Gran Turismo which debuts in 2013. The 3er GT will benefit from the extended wheelbase for rear passengers.

The BMW 3er Li will debut at the Beijing Autoshow in April 2012.

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Strange... figured they would just make you buy a 5 series if you needed bigger.... They should put a rumble seat in it too.
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let's hope they don't imitate this and produce a fake version; just like the APPLE STORES
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Remember, it's China and the market is different there.
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That's it. I can't keep track of all the models that are being produced/designed.
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This is perfect for china, they're small people there. In a 5 or a 7 they'll look like kids in the back seat.
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For wannabe ballah that can't step up to a 5er....lol pathetic.
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this is gay, i had drove the Audi A4L. I don't really like it, it's too long for my opinion and the handling suck.
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I don't understand why they would make the L for such a short and skinny country. Why not make it for us big fat Americans?
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I would think that by extending the wheelbase they would be essentially producing a 5 series...considering all BMWs are starting to look the same
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For wannabe ballah that can't step up to a 5er....lol pathetic.
and the 5er also comes with an Li version

similar to A4L and A6L.

What's up with all the friggin narcissism? What about the Americans feeling the need to drive pick up trucks, vans and SUVs?

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not cool at all
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The F30 looks really good in those pics. The silver one, not the Li. Not into that at all on this one. It doesn't look sporty and the proportions are off IMO. I think that when the F30 comes out I will be trading in my SUV for it though.
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I don't exactly understand the "long wheelbase models for the Chinese market" thing. Are there a shit-ton of really tall Chinese people that I don't know about?
Is it not for people who has their personal driver? Li for Limousine?

If yes, you don't care about handling has you don't plan to drive the car in traffic.
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Again options are cool, ensures there is a car for every market
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I don't understand why they would make the L for such a short and skinny country. Why not make it for us big fat Americans?

I thought that is what Volvo's are for!
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surprisingly there are some parts of China where the people that live there are taller than the average chinese person....... that said, I'm still not liking the 3er Li
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This is perfect for china, they're small people there. In a 5 or a 7 they'll look like kids in the back seat.
lolz ROTFLMAO
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Wow man, not sure why your think that is important to say, but I am just dying reading that shit...

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