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      10-19-2011, 09:29 AM   #23
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I see many differing opinions on here....I personally and hugely disappointed at the look of this car. I was considering the new M3 sedan in 2013 but I may have to re-think all of that. Technically i'm sure the car is fabulous....but cosmetically it just doesn't do it for me, which I find really sad....May have to pick up the E90 M3 just before it dies

Good luck BMW, I think you just increased Audi and Mercedes sales considerably over the next 6 years.....
its funny that many people think its too much like the E90 or the F10 but yet they hate this car and love the F10 and E90.
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Here goes the battle of "we hate the f30 " im sure it will grow just as the e90 did
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      10-19-2011, 09:30 AM   #25
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it's a mini f10...which in turn is a mini f01....

same sausage, different lengths/sizes
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      10-19-2011, 09:32 AM   #26
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Its awesome apart from those alloys (easily fixable) and that high up back end. Not a fan of BMW's GT look.
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      10-19-2011, 09:33 AM   #27
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Here goes the battle of "we hate the f30 " im sure it will grow just as the e90 did
I will never consider f30 due to the merging headlight
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      10-19-2011, 09:34 AM   #28
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Here goes the battle of "we hate the f30 " im sure it will grow just as the e90 did
i LOVE this car. i think its exaclty what it should be.
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      10-19-2011, 09:37 AM   #29
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maybe...

...but u know u can almost always find a resemblance with another car from a side or another...

(answer to the infiniti lookalike )

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      10-19-2011, 09:37 AM   #30
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Not too bad to me. It's little sad that family look is too pronounced on the back.
It feels like bimmers are gettign slimmer on looks nowadays which I don't prefer...
Fat Z4 to skinny Z4, Fat E90 to skinny F30... I hope at least coupe gets better spice as E92 was way better than E90.
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      10-19-2011, 09:43 AM   #31
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I consider myself a BMW enthusiast and always admire every BMW I see on the road, but if I saw this car from a moderate distance (at these angles) I would bet money that it is an E90.
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      10-19-2011, 09:44 AM   #32
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That rear totally looks like a baby 5 Series!
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      10-19-2011, 09:50 AM   #33
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i LOVE this car. i think its exaclty what it should be.
I agree. When the first F30 renders were released and it was speculated to look like the F10 5er, I was thinking let it be true, let it look like a mini 5er. I'm glad the F30 turned out the way it did. As for the interior of the sport and modern lines, it's going to take a while to get used to.
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      10-19-2011, 09:54 AM   #34
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Thanks for sharing.
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      10-19-2011, 09:56 AM   #35
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You can also do this without iDrive. It is one of the options you can set and is tied to your key.
Oh didnt know that, thanks
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      10-19-2011, 10:08 AM   #36
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I'll say it again. It looks like a slightly smaller 5 series. I think it should be more edgy! I;m sure the M version will be, but....I think they went too conservative. IMO
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Hi,
10/18/11 I saw the car while goin to work. I was not able to get the pic of the front. i mean i did stalk the guy for over half hr and i was late for work.
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      10-19-2011, 10:23 AM   #38
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Two points:

1) You can't please everybody! Bangle styling was viewed as too bold. Now some think styling is too bland. People complain or rave at first then vote

2) Traditionally BMW's have rather conservative styling. Its is part of the brand. Interesting, but essentially understated styling, particularly for the sedans. Style for BMW takes a slight backseat to performance. That's fine by me. I'm fully on board for the brand values, which are: First, performance then, in no particular order, style, luxury, premium-ness.

I always think of BMW's decisions in the context of these long term values, rather than in isolation. In my option, the commitment to these values is what distinguishes them (and some other successful car mfgrs) from the also-rans.

Others make a run at this "space" but can't sustain it and end up making models that don't endure over time.
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Still like the E90 narrower rear end more. All other cars now have fat a#$s.
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Can you block out the person's license plate? It was bad enough stalking him, now you want us to know where he lives.
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Two points:

1) You can't please everybody! Bangle styling was viewed as too bold. Now some think styling is too bland. People complain or rave at first then vote

2) Traditionally BMW's have rather conservative styling. Its is part of the brand. Interesting, but essentially understated styling, particularly for the sedans. Style for BMW takes a slight backseat to performance. That's fine by me. I'm fully on board for the brand values, which are: First, performance then, in no particular order, style, luxury, premium-ness.

I always think of BMW's decisions in the context of these long term values, rather than in isolation. In my option, the commitment to these values is what distinguishes them (and some other successful car mfgrs) from the also-rans.

Others make a run at this "space" but can't sustain it and end up making models that don't endure over time.
bravo sir
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Now, I'm not saying it is ugly or anything. . . it's just too similar to the 5 series. The e9x was, at the very least, more distinct from the 5er.
Bear in mind, though, that BMW's marketing team advised the designers of the E90 to "tone it down on the Bangling" so as not to incite as strong of an aversive initial response as did the E65 7-series and the E60 5-series. As the E60 was BMW's most dramatic representation of Bangle's design rationale--or "irrationale," if i may--, the E90 was set apart.

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The 3-series, 30 years old and now entering its fifth generation, is the car that made BMW what it is today The bestselling premium model worldwide, it accounts for some 60 percent of the one million new cars BMW sells each year. The message to the anarchic Bangle was: Don't mess with the DNA of the goose that laid the golden egg.
However I do recall many E46 owners responding to the E90 with disgust. One piece from either Road & Track, Automobile, or Car and Driver (I cannot remember which) was written by an editor whose wife, upon seeing the press release pictures of the E90, declared something along the lines of, "No way are we buying that car." And years passed as they so quickly do, and that editor found himself in an E90; shocker.

And then you all got used to it, helped along by the LCI which turned the vivacious and aggressive, yet noncontroversial E90 into a sedan even more representative of those characteristics.

But the F10 5-series seemed, for better or worse, to have forgotten the E60 altogether. It was as if the E60 never existed. And that bothered a lot of you. Yet sales are high. But alas, here we are, with a newly designed 3-series--the F30--a noncontroversial design with a bit of pizzaz and a whole lot of flair. You all were shocked when the E90 came out as a subdued E60, wanting something even more subtle, and now that BMW has answered you with the F30, you don't like how boring it is? Boring? The car is most certainly not boring. Such an ugly thing to say, or even imply--boring. I'm bored of you because that's all you seem to be able to say about it.

But I digress...the fact of the matter is, the F30 will still drive like a 3-series should--albeit probably a bit more comfortably. And as all new designs do, it will grow on you. And most of you will probably buy it. Not because it's boring, and not because it's outlandish, and not because it's somewhere in between. You will buy it because it's a BMW 3-series, and that's all the reason you'll ever need.
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I agree. Its so damn boring and mundane. There is nothing that sticks out about it at all.
You must be joking. Compare a picture of a 2007 E90 328i without the sport package in white or silver to a 2011 E90 M3 with all the CF parts. This is just a base for BMW and they are suppose to be boring to appeal to everybody. Don't worry, your M-Sport F30 with 19s will be coming soon and I wouldn't be surprised with you and other F30-haters order some.

You're just like every Porsche fan boy who hates the 991 Carrera S because it doesn't 'live up' to the GT3 RS 4.0. In other words, you're just looking for something to complain about.
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Wonderful, now get to work.
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