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      08-15-2011, 11:01 AM   #155
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Looks promising, so far!
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      08-15-2011, 11:33 AM   #156
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I like the kidney grille development- they are similar to the original Vision Efficient Dynamics concept in the way you can see the 'thickness' from the side. Im also interested to see what is in the recess between the headlights and the kidneys too.
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      08-15-2011, 12:17 PM   #157
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turning signals on mirrors

Looks like they'll be white not that the ugly orange. I hope that's not just euro spec.
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      08-15-2011, 12:21 PM   #158
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+1 looks like a baby 5 series...


cant wait to see the coupe.
It does look like a baby 5 series, which in turn looks like a baby 7 series.
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      08-15-2011, 12:22 PM   #159
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Nice! I want one...
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      08-15-2011, 12:46 PM   #160
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Of course, the really important question, as some posters have already implied, is the performace and handling. We've seen some criticism that the F10 seem to have lost a bit of it's previous sportiness (a debatable point-others say the F10 is just fine), but when it comes to the 3 series, BMW really don't want to lessen the performance or handling edge.
I'm sure the car will post faster acceleration time, higher skid pad numbers, and better slalom numbers compared to E90.

The real question is how it feels while doing all that.
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      08-15-2011, 12:49 PM   #161
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      08-15-2011, 01:32 PM   #162
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yeah look slike a baby f10, still like it though
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      08-15-2011, 01:51 PM   #163
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No M3 then?

If the discussion here is accurate the next 3 series, or what would be called the next 3 series, will have the coupe as 4 series.
If so then there will be no M3 coupe. It'll be an M4? if there were a next gen sedan it could be called an M3 but they killed the sedan M3 I thought.
Anyone heard or seen any discussion on this issue? We've already seen spy shots etc of the next gen M3 so I'm not sure how that jibes with the whole 4 series discussion herein.
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      08-15-2011, 02:13 PM   #164
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Hello all

i think soon will get more pictures of this car

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      08-15-2011, 02:29 PM   #165
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If the discussion here is accurate the next 3 series, or what would be called the next 3 series, will have the coupe as 4 series.
If so then there will be no M3 coupe. It'll be an M4? if there were a next gen sedan it could be called an M3 but they killed the sedan M3 I thought.
Anyone heard or seen any discussion on this issue? We've already seen spy shots etc of the next gen M3 so I'm not sure how that jibes with the whole 4 series discussion herein.
New coupes/cabrios will be called 4 series. However the M-versions will still be M3's.

No M3 sedan. What you see is just a test mule.
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Is there some sort of indentation or depression at the inside corner of the headlights??
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      08-15-2011, 03:35 PM   #167
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Is there some sort of indentation or depression at the inside corner of the headlights??
It's the shape of the headlight cover - BMW are used to either resorting the outer flicks in either / or \ shapes.
Problem is everybody else is starting to do the same. So BMW with an appeal for a further visual edge and to identify itself from the competition adds an expanded shape which will be a signature look for some forthcoming BMW's.

The typical BMW appearance has been imitated countless times by competitors and other manufacturers. It is only right that BMW seek a new interpretation that expands BMW's design identity as a leader not a follower.
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      08-15-2011, 04:40 PM   #168
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How is BMW goign to market all these "4ers" to the chineese market when the #4 is viewed in an ominous negative light in superstition? ~Frost

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This is the 4er GranCoupe ... an/the 4-Door Coupe of the 4er Coupe-/Convertibe-Line.

There comes three 4er ... F32 4er Coupe(2-door), F33 4er Convertible and F36(35?) 4er GranCoupe(4-door).

The only sedan is called 3er F30!

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      08-15-2011, 05:02 PM   #169
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The new 3er has certainly some surprises instore. Especially for those keen on driving.
To me, these are the most important words in the thread....Scott?
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      08-15-2011, 07:26 PM   #170
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I like that the new coupe will be called a 4er. I love my e92 but always feel the need to say I have a coupe when someone asks what kind of BMW I have. Calling the new ones a 4 series eliminates that, and like Scott said, it signifies the slightly more premium feel.

My question is will price differential between a 3er and 4er be comparable to the price difference between a e90 and e92...i.e. a couple grand? If so, I'm on board when the lease on my e92 is up in spring of 2013
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      08-15-2011, 08:42 PM   #171
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New hi-res F30 pics!

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      08-15-2011, 11:55 PM   #174
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Wonder when your future car will be manufactured?

I often like to see what I was doing when I update the BMW I have and find out the date when the updated car was manufactured. I often say "wow, this E90 I drive now was manufactured in September 2007, in which such and such happened..." Watching these advances on the new F30 I wonder what I will be doing when my future update for my nowadays E90 is being manufactured. What I do know is that when I update, I probably would not go for a 2012...the first year for a new "Entwicklung" always shows all the bugs for the new model. So maybe around 2015 I will be looking to update to a 2012 F30, LOL...
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To me, these are the most important words in the thread....Scott?
But they said the same about the F10 and that drives like a bag of nuts, it feels about as exciting as an Audi!

We sold ours after 10 weeks it was so dull, so really hoping the new 3er is better, but not holding my breathe.
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