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      11-10-2011, 01:36 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Photos: Autobild Goes Hands-On With F30 3 Series Sport Line

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Autobild had a chance to get some personal time with the F30 3 Series Sport Line model. Below are some more detailed looks at the Sport Line F30.

For more information/photos on the F30 in general see: http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=592598
For more information/photos on the F30 model lines see: http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598632


Sport Line F30:

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The F30 features a two inch longer wheelbase compared to the E90 sedan. BMW says that this lends to 1.5 inches more leg room and 8 mm more headroom for rear passengers.

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Sport Line interior:

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A switch on the center console allows switching between three driving modes: Sport, Comfort, and Eco. BMW quotes up to a 20% increase in fuel efficiency in the Eco mode:

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2 cupholders, with removable storage tray insert:

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F30 Sport Line gauges - with red accent ring:

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The F30 models' trunk is 20 liters larger than the E90, for a maximum of 480 liters capacity.

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2.0L 4 cylinder turbo (N20) motor from 328i:

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More photos of the F30 Sport Line can be viewed at http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598632



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i still can't believe bmw has not upgraded the plastics on the maplight/sos panel. it's as plastic-y as ever.
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Thank you so much. I really appreciate it.

So let's get into the topic. The car looks great! Just cant wait to see the pricing and the options in America
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Thank you so much. I really appreciate it.

So let's get into the topic. The car looks great! Just cant wait to see the pricing and the options in America
Yep, also interested in driving impressions.
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I just noticed in this thread the bars that cross behind the grille. Is that a structural support bars for the hood area of the vehicle??

Doesn't look like any air scoops would be aftermarketted for this model.
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I really like this Sport version. That engine looks TINY!!!
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I can't get over way the screen looks, pop-up style from dashboard. I like 5er better, integrated with dashboard. I hate pop-up style screen.
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is it me or those bars behind the grills look like crap?
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i still can't believe bmw has not upgraded the plastics on the maplight/sos panel. it's as plastic-y as ever.
My e46 has a nice upholstered panel up there, agreed, that looks cheap as hail...
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Autocar also had close look at the new 3er.

An evening with the BMW 3-series

Spent an evening at BMW GB headquarters in Bracknell having a good nose around the new BMW 3-series. Any thoughts on the subjective nature of discussing the exterior styling were put to one side for the night (for what it’s worth, I’m a fan of the new 3’s looks…), with judging the new additions to the 3-series line-up and the interior quality and space on the agenda instead.

The general interior quality of all three pre-production models was excellent. There are soft touch materials in all the right places, and the front seats were high on comfort and adjustability. If it is possible to find a nice driving position without actually driving the car, this is something I achieved…

Of course, which distinct 3-series model a buyer picks will come down to personal taste, but of the three on show, the Sport is the one that really looks the part for me.



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I just noticed in this thread the bars that cross behind the grille. Is that a structural support bars for the hood area of the vehicle??

Doesn't look like any air scoops would be aftermarketted for this model.
I've been wondering the same thing as well in all of the pictures I've been seeing, anyone know?
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I'm liking this car more and more.
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Looks like BMW went backwards from the E46 with the trunk hinges. Cost cutting measures, I suppose. Overall though seems like a great evolution of the 3-Series.
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looks good, the sports line is def. the way to go, i love the interior, very sporty.
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The virtual power and torque gauges on the info display: awesome!
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I've been wondering the same thing as well in all of the pictures I've been seeing, anyone know?
Yes they are support braces to the horizontal radiator support. The new X3 and the new 5 series have them as well. They stand out more in the X3 and the new 3 vs. the 5 series as the 5 has horizontal slats behind the grill and the vertical grill slats are slightly narrower, esp. vs. the X3. The ones in the new 3 seem fairly wide as well.
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Looks great.
And regarding premium look, this F30 seats and interiour looks so much better than E90 imo.
In fact, both E60 and E90 wasn't very premium imo, this have been adressed in the new 1, 3 and 5 series imo.
Very good BMW!
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The Z4 had them first, but you cant see them in everyday scenarios because of the angles and shadows.
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Sorry but it's only 1.5cm more legroom and not 1.5in.
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