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      08-30-2011, 04:14 PM   #1

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Exclamation BMW F30 3 Series Unique Front Styling Revealed In Renders

BMW F30 3 Series Unique Front Styling Revealed via Renders
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We bring you a preview of the BMW F30 3 series' production front end styling via our set of renders. These were constructed by analyzing the 100% uncovered F30 spy pics recently posted, together with input from Scott26, who has seen the production F30 design. It was confirmed that these images are representative of the real life F30 front end design.

The F30's front styling will represent very unique elements never before seen on a production BMW. The headlight-grille area features deep set headlights which dip inward to expose the sides of the kidney grilles. We've been getting hints of this new styling element with recent BMW concepts (see below). This innovative design not only differentiates the F30's front end look from the rest of the BMW sedan lineup, but also makes it distinctive among the entire sports sedan class.

Signs are pointing to a F30 reveal late October/early November at a London and/or Munich venue. The F30 will make its world public debut at the 2012 Geneva show next March and go on sale in Europe shortly thereafter. The F30 US public debut will be at the 2012 New York auto show (April) and will be available for the US market beginning Spring 2012.

It may even make a cameo at the Frankfurt IAA next month, albeit in disguised/covered form.

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Headlight-Grille Concept Influences

The F30's deep set headlights / exposed side grille design is a good example of how recent BMW concept car designs are flowing down to production models. These two styling elements can be seen on the recently debuted Vision ConnectedDrive Concept and i8 Concept (pictured below).

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Angel Eye Shape Concept Influences

The F30 will also feature squared off angel eye rings, which flows down from the BMW Concept Gran Coupe and BMW i8 / Efficientdyanmics Concepts, and has already seen adoption on the current production 6-series.

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Compared to Uncovered Spy Photos

These are the images upon which the renders are based. See the full set of original spy photos at http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=572795

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      08-31-2011, 12:50 PM   #2
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like the headlights and overall look of the front end!
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      08-31-2011, 12:54 PM   #3

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      08-31-2011, 12:54 PM   #4

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i'll take 1 in lemans blue please !!
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      08-31-2011, 01:08 PM   #5
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Looks good! I'm sure a vendor will come out with a carbon fiber insert for that horizontal slat.
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I like! It looks even better in the photo shoot spy pics I think too!
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      08-31-2011, 01:12 PM   #7
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BMW did say they would be going in a new direction with headlights due to competition copying them. I like it, new things are great. This will bring new dimensions to BMW design, especially on M vehicles. Aero pieces can now be as dynamic as front fascias which puts new challenges on the M design team

I love the oversized insanity headlights on the new 1 as well.
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starting to look decent
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      08-31-2011, 01:32 PM   #9
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Someone should photoshop some Gloss black grills, Shadowline window trim, and 19" 3piece wheels on this baby!
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i think proportion wise, the headlights could be a bit bigger. don't mind the whole "exposed" grille look though.
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I gotta say I like the way it looks... so far.
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Front bumper resembles the E92 LCI and F10 hood. Very promising!

This is going to be very good looking like the F10.
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Can't believe I missed the grille (surround) detail when the first pic's were posted?

Looks balanced with good proportions- really looking forward to the reveal...
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Originally Posted by FstopBMW View Post
Someone should photoshop some Gloss black grills, Shadowline window trim, and 19" 3piece wheels on this baby!

ya i was just thinkin ... what a pain it will be to swap out those grills for black ones haha

also cant wait for the Msport package i hope it will be mean and badass
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Doesn't look there's much space open to suck in air. Especially since they're going turbo with everything
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im guessing we still are completely clueless on price right? not even a ball park estimate? normally i would assume this would be a significant increase but in todays economy, theyd be idiots to do so ... maybe we catch a lil break on this one?
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Looks good! I'm sure a vendor will come out with a carbon fiber insert for that horizontal slat.
I certainly hope so! God knows it needs it.
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