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      07-26-2011, 10:55 PM   #45
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Give up the blue brakes. Black is much better
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      07-27-2011, 12:07 AM   #46
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Any indication of a heads-up display? Throw in cooled seats and night vision it'd be golden.
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I REALLY hope we get a Heads Up Display and Ventilated Seats.
I think HUD is almost guaranteed since the new X3 has it, but I have doubts on vented seats and night vision. I would love to see both though, would really up the anti on the competition.
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Looks like those pics were taken near the Gross Glockner(G.G.)... probably testing the brakes for fade and for noise levels (hence the microphones on each fender!). When I drove the G.G. last year I saw quite a few testwagen cars testing thier brakes on the decent.
It's amazing how much effort the German car makers put in perfecting their cars.


When the new Chevy Camaro first came out, owners immediately complained about brake noise.. Chevy then responded by slapping lead weights on the calipers to reduce the noise
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      07-27-2011, 04:42 AM   #48
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Is this test car equipped with M-sport front and back or is it the regular one?

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      07-27-2011, 06:41 AM   #49
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I am really nervous about that front end. Something is not quite right. I can see a 1-Series fuck-up (albeit in smaller scale) coming :-( There is too much space between the headlights and the grill again. The grill also looks squashed and not very imposing and the headlights, I expect an ackward shape at best :-( Why BMW don't want to design beautiful cars is beyond my comprehension.
Whats a 1 series fuck up?
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      07-27-2011, 07:37 AM   #50
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The wheels on the new 3 series went up in size in diameter. 225/50 17 vs 225/45 17 on current car. I think as a result yes, it's gonna make tyre purchases more expensive but at the same time this adds sidewall and more comfort and also makes the wheels fill the arches a bit nicer. I'm pretty pleased about this as I think current wheels, design wise, are always a little too small.
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      07-27-2011, 09:44 AM   #51
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Whats a 1 series fuck up?
I mainly refer to the fugly huge headlights, the small grille and the HUGE panel space between them. I mean, come on the front of the new 1er is such a mess.

I would't like to see something similar on the new 3er.
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Inside the new 3er.
That's the same same interior as in the new 1er? I don't see much difference. Although I like the white leather tone.
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      07-27-2011, 10:51 AM   #54
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Inside the new 3er.
Great looking interior and that navscreen looks much better then the current one (E90).
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      07-27-2011, 12:31 PM   #55
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Take a look at the renders and now the technology the F30 3er could potentially pack and tell me it's not a smaller 5er. The shape is a 3er (though that's debatable) but everything else is very similar to the 5-Series.
It wouldnt be any different than all of the previous 5 and 3 series. You can already tell there are very distinct differences between the overall shape of the two cars.
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      07-27-2011, 12:56 PM   #56
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Even BMW's own testdrivers don't know what to do with the key. Keyless go, I hate it.
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      07-27-2011, 05:39 PM   #57
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Looks like they have changed a little bit the front grills, if we look at older spyshots.
based on the headlights:
1st pic is base package grills
2nd pic is premium/335i grills

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Is this test car equipped with M-sport front and back or is it the regular one?
definitely not m-sport
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      07-27-2011, 06:41 PM   #58
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It wouldnt be any different than all of the previous 5 and 3 series. You can already tell there are very distinct differences between the overall shape of the two cars.
Obviously you'll be able to tell them apart but in terms of features/options, the E90 and E60 never really shared the same things. The E90 would almost be a basic BMW but now we might get the options of lane departure warning and side cameras? The 3er is stepping up big this time around - it's gone from an excellent handling machine and now we might get the luxuries never offered before on a 3er.

Also, if you take a look at the renders (which some have hinted at being very close to the final), I don't recall the 3 looking so similar to the 5.
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      07-27-2011, 06:46 PM   #59
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new luxuries = more weight! No getting around that.


So... how much will this new F30 car weigh than the old e90? 15% more?
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new luxuries = more weight! No getting around that.


So... how much will this new F30 car weigh than the old e90? 15% more?
... less
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I actually don't like the empty space in the middle, it makes it look like an economy car, I prefer the 5 and X3 style for the dashboard
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I actually don't like the empty space in the middle, it makes it look like an economy car, I prefer the 5 and X3 style for the dashboard
I agree with you, this 5 series design of middle section looks much better, but maybe it's not the final design of the interior that is in that test car.
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      07-28-2011, 05:14 PM   #64
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I agree with you, this 5 series design of middle section looks much better, but maybe it's not the final design of the interior that is in that test car.
Agreed. I also think the interior of the new F20 is amazing though as well
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Looks like those pics were taken near the Gross Glockner(G.G.)... probably testing the brakes for fade and for noise levels (hence the microphones on each fender!). When I drove the G.G. last year I saw quite a few testwagen cars testing thier brakes on the decent.
It's amazing how much effort the German car makers put in perfecting their cars.


When the new Chevy Camaro first came out, owners immediately complained about brake noise.. Chevy then responded by slapping lead weights on the calipers to reduce the noise
It's not a Camaro problem exclusively though hahaha, Brembo brakes are known for the fact that they squeal like crazy. It's because the pads they come with are absolute crap. Search "Brembo Brakes Squeal" and you'll find complains from Evo's all the way to Lexus.
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this… looks… great!!
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