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      10-26-2011, 05:54 PM   #1
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Production form F30 3 series sedans have now hit the streets in force and we bring you the first look at a base F30 3 series. The F30 3 series models revealed at the reveal event two weeks ago were all examples of the upcoming F30 lines - Sport Line, Modern Line, and Luxury Line [full details and photos].

On the exterior, the blue F30 shows that a base trim model will differ from the "Line" models mostly in the lack of any extra front bumper adornments. This is also the first look at the all new Liquid Blue color on an F30. Liquid Blue will be available from March 2012.

Also posted below are photos of a Havana Metallic F30 Modern Line model.

The F30 officially comes to market in February 2012.

Our F30 news coverage can be found at: http://www.bimmerpost.com/3-series/f30/




Base Trim F30 3 Series in Liquid Blue


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      10-27-2011, 01:27 PM   #2
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The front looks like a very angry bat. I like the rear end though.
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      10-27-2011, 01:36 PM   #3
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Is it just me, or with that bumper design the intercooler won't seem to get much air?

I think the headlights and kidneys are aggressive enough and with a bumper re-design...it's going to look hot. A bumper that extends down lower and doesn't look like an angry grin.

The E90 is going to look out-dated soon, just like the 5-series.
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      10-27-2011, 01:40 PM   #4
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i hope the Lci version will be a tad better.

yup I'm already talking about lci, because this next gen is not my cup of tea
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      10-27-2011, 01:41 PM   #5
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Probably won't be too big of a deal in person especially in darker colors but what were they thinking with that hood line. Why couldnt they just have it in its normal position touching the headlights/kidney?
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      10-27-2011, 01:43 PM   #6
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Massively better than the E90 and I'm sure I'm in the minority, but better than the F10 too.
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      10-27-2011, 01:48 PM   #7
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I like the e90's better so far. The e90's looked clean to me both inside and out. I will have to see a f30 in person and maybe that will change my mind.
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okay, new color.. but still halogen headlight with those old housing? come on! this is 2011 !
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Probably won't be too big of a deal in person especially in darker colors but what were they thinking with that hood line. Why couldnt they just have it in its normal position touching the headlights/kidney?
It's an eye sore!!!! I don't understand why the line couldn't just go to the top of the grill like in previous models. It was something that worked well so why change it
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It's an eye sore!!!! I don't understand why the line couldn't just go to the top of the grill like in previous models. It was something that worked well so why change it
Have you people been in a cave? It's been said so many times since the X1 and F10 came out that the new front end shape and resulting hood cutline are due to new pedestrian safety standards. Now stop bitching bout it cause it's not going away
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Making those tiny ugly rims standard AGAIN was a huge mistake. They look like they're from the grand piano.
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      10-27-2011, 02:10 PM   #12
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It looks great. The base model bumper looks better than the "line" bumper. I like the angry look it
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The front is growing on me! Not that the rear looks bad, but I think the e90 LCI rear looks sharper.
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      10-27-2011, 02:27 PM   #14
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okay, new color.. but still halogen headlight with those old housing? come on! this is 2011 !
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I still like the Blue Xenon on E46
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The more I look at it the more it angers me.....sigh
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      10-27-2011, 02:29 PM   #16
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looks good, not too crazy about the stock rims though.
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It's an eye sore!!!! I don't understand why the line couldn't just go to the top of the grill like in previous models. It was something that worked well so why change it
Have you people been in a cave? It's been said so many times since the X1 and F10 came out that the new front end shape and resulting hood cutline are due to new pedestrian safety standards. Now stop bitching bout it cause it's not going away
It's called an opinion, no need for the attitude. Don't like it? Then don't comment on my opinion
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Have you people been in a cave? It's been said so many times since the X1 and F10 came out that the new front end shape and resulting hood cutline are due to new pedestrian safety standards. Now stop bitching bout it cause it's not going away
i dont the look of the hood line myself, if what you say is true then so be it, where did obtain this info? just curious
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Why such small rims?
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very nice color, but that hood line just distracting. I can't help myself from looking at it.
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I liked the look during the reveal last week, but this is just plain ugly.
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Have you people been in a cave? It's been said so many times since the X1 and F10 came out that the new front end shape and resulting hood cutline are due to new pedestrian safety standards. Now stop bitching bout it cause it's not going away
No joke, the current Z right now as well and for a while now
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