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      01-11-2012, 08:57 PM   #45
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The F30 has grown in size compared to the E90 (3.6" longer and 1.5 wider). From a distance the proportions of F30 and E90 are similar. After studying the design features more closely the F30, it doesn't look any bigger than its predecessor. In fact, the front and rear overhangs are a bit shorter which give the F30 a leaner more athletic stance. From side view the window frame and greenhouse will remind you of the E90. The double character lines running down the side add to the sportiness and elegance, and also give the car a sense of forward motion. The wider track coupled with the low slung front end and new headlight and taillight design give the F30 a more dominating and aggressive down the road view compared to the E90.

I have owned 2 E90s in the past and the F30 is a worthy successor. The new interior is a great place to spend seat time. I love the driver focused cockpit feeling. Overall the F30 looks more aerodynamic and modern while still keeping the traditional BMW 3er features in tact. The design language of the 5 and 1 Series, as well as the i8 concept all blend into this new 3er.

One nitpick though - I like the rear diffuser on the three 3 Series lines, but not as much on the M Sport package. I think the E90 M Sport rear end looked more aggressive with how the grey plastic/painted diffuser went higher up.
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      01-11-2012, 09:01 PM   #46
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does that "performance" dash piece have M Performance stitched onto it? Really now? That's pure tacky, sorry.
lol.. gotta agree with you there. The stitching ruins it for me too.
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      01-11-2012, 09:02 PM   #47
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with all these parts and M this and M that, I really hope the real deal M3 still has some level of differentiation from the M sport 3 series. what will be left special for the character and stance and mean looks of the M3 if they give all the options to make the 3 series look like it?
No comparison whatsoever, its just a design house look. The M3 will be the M3, and all that matters is whats under the hood, not what the car looks like. It will be unique regardless but its no big deal, its the 3 series line cars that make the M3 possible, so they should all be appreciated and enjoyed in the best look possible.
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As mentioned in another thread, I'm sad that the 403Ms look different than they did when the F30 was first announced. The originals were a single color, not two, and they had a polished face with softer edges, not a machined one with hard edges.
perhaps there will be two similar yet different wheelsets?
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      01-11-2012, 10:48 PM   #50
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perhaps there will be two similar yet different wheelsets?
I doubt it. The Style number between the original design and the updated design is the same.
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      01-11-2012, 10:52 PM   #51
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with all these parts and M this and M that, I really hope the real deal M3 still has some level of differentiation from the M sport 3 series. what will be left special for the character and stance and mean looks of the M3 if they give all the options to make the 3 series look like it?
Unfortunately I just read some little article from a Dutch newspaper that M-devision will introduce an M-light version. It's all about profit I'm afraid.
I suppose that'll be the S-line of BMW?

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daaaaaaaaamn!!! i'm so getting that steering wheel and those alcantara dash inserts
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I really like the M-sport with the 19s. I think the grilles should be black though. I hate that chrome part which sticks out next to the headlights.
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Not digging this particular 19" design at all. They are almost flat, and exhibit very little concavity. They also have a timid, tame look, which does not follow suit with the aggressive front and overall stance. They actually almost look like knock-offs.

BMW will probably address this with the redesigned M3 wheels. Until then, to me personally, the 18" give it a much better look.
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Unfortunately I just read some little article from a Dutch newspaper that M-devision will introduce an M-light version. It's all about profit I'm afraid.
I suppose that'll be the S-line of BMW?

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Here's the announcement: http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=634571


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      01-12-2012, 10:33 AM   #57
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Unfortunately no standard alloy finish. It just look brighter on the second pic due to the lighting conditions. So, the 18" are too small and the 19" too dark... great!
EXACTLY!!!!!!
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      01-12-2012, 10:35 AM   #58
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one last thing about the 19"s, look at the car that f 30 Post uses on its banner (left hand side, top of the webpage)....those don't look painted at all!!!!
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one last thing about the 19"s, look at the car that f 30 Post uses on its banner (left hand side, top of the webpage)....those don't look painted at all!!!!
Absolutely! It looks much better with standard alloy finish. I don't get it why they've made them darker.
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Ohhhhhh I love it!!! Throw on some ///M tri-color stitching on the wheel, your set!
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That M Performance stitching on the dash piece is tacky.
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I thought the upgraded M Brakes were supposed to have slotted or drilled rotors?
These slotted and drilled rotors are available as aftersales Performance parts for the M Brakes.


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Wheels are huge upgrade over the outgoing 193's.

I'm not feeling the front fascia though - the roundel needs to be on the hood, looks out of place.

I wonder if the performance brakes will be color matched to the body?

While I really like the interior more, I still like the old exterior more.
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