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      03-08-2012, 03:31 PM   #89
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3) Brakes should have been 6 pistons instead of 4's in the front.. Still nice. think it would look sweet with yellow brakes..
That paint is noice..
You should have a look at the M Performance Brakes then. They're available in yellow (see here).


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The car is dream and the package perfect.
Still disappointed that they once again showed estroil blue instead of lets say black or mineral grey.
lets be honest: the colour is great but who the hell would REALLY buy it.
its just too flashy and a bit unpresentable imo...
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lets be honest: the colour is great but who the hell would REALLY buy it.
its just too flashy and a bit unpresentable imo...
As someone with a British city as a user name, and a Germany listed as their location, I'm surprised at this. I've noticed that generally, the more rain and gloom a place gets, the more likely people are to buy brighter colored cars. I've lived in Frankfurt, Dallas, London and Southern California and find that sunny places tend to have lots of black, white and silver cars, and less sunny places are where I see fun colors.

My old car was Imola Red, and I'll likely get Estoril on an F31, so I like to buck my observed trend.
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Hate to be a hater ( ), but I just can't get on board with the F30's looks, even in M-Sport guise. I was hoping this package would solve my feeling of underwhelmed-edness (that's a word, google it), but it doesn't -- at least not from these pics. Hood and trunklid both bug me, the interior does nothing for me, and in general it's missing that certain "I don't know what" that gets the pulse going when I see an E90 M-Sport.

It's natural when you have the previous generation. It's called post-decision dissonance.
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anyone know if by the time M-Sport Package is available will the model year change (2013 maybe).
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anyone know if by the time M-Sport Package is available will the model year change (2013 maybe).
Yes, exactly. 2013 model year starts as of July production.


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      03-08-2012, 05:40 PM   #95
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It's natural when you have the previous generation. It's called post-decision dissonance.
That's silly, when I could go and buy an F30 tomorrow. My wife's in the market for a replacement to her E46 this year... I am looking at the F30 and want SO badly to like it. The reviews of the driving experience are all gushing, so I guess I should go drive one... the looks aren't doing it for me.

To be honest, I hated the Pre-LCI E90 also. So maybe I'll get tWife a matching LCI E90 and we'll roll in these until the F30 is facelifted.
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Saw the car today. It looks quite good, especially the front. But didn't like the rear at all, it's too square and the diffusor is not high enough. The wheels look more like 18s than 19s, the inside parts are way too dark and the edges are too sharp.

But nice car overall. Forgot to make pics of the interior, but it looks the same like on the other already presented pics.
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Oh and it really had 225 wheels on the rear. I asked a girl about that, she started laughing because I wasn't the first with that question. They've made a mistake and brought only 4 front wheels.
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Maybe I'm shallow and a bad BMW enthusiast, but I still can't stand the steering wheel...
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Saw the car today. It looks quite good, especially the front. But didn't like the rear at all, it's too square and the diffusor is not high enough. The wheels look more like 18s than 19s, the inside parts are way too dark and the edges are too sharp.

But nice car overall. Forgot to make pics of the interior, but it looks the same like on the other already presented pics.
I love these pics! If you want to get the F30, please go for the M Sport! Absolutely stunning!

...oh and get it in Estoril Blue!!!
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i'm liking the color combo with the package, i agree that it really complements the kit.
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      03-09-2012, 05:01 PM   #101
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Saw the car today. It looks quite good, especially the front. But didn't like the rear at all, it's too square and the diffusor is not high enough. The wheels look more like 18s than 19s, the inside parts are way too dark and the edges are too sharp.

But nice car overall. Forgot to make pics of the interior, but it looks the same like on the other already presented pics.
I agree. It still looks good but the M-Sport seems to do the reverse of what the base F30 does. The front is filled out perfectly, looks like a BMW now, but now the rear too boxy and would've looked better with a higher/larger diffuser. With the base F30, the front was lacking and the rear was good.
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      03-09-2012, 07:08 PM   #102
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Yes, exactly. 2013 model year starts as of July production.


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Is that for all the lines or just M sport ? I am ready to order a car but I want a 2013 model year so I would like to know when they will actually build 2013 cars for US mkt.

Still waiting for M sport pricing and my butt is getting sore sitting on the fence.
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      03-09-2012, 07:47 PM   #103
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They doo have the fog lights!!!!
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      03-09-2012, 08:59 PM   #104
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Is that for all the lines or just M sport ? I am ready to order a car but I want a 2013 model year so I would like to know when they will actually build 2013 cars for US mkt.

Still waiting for M sport pricing and my butt is getting sore sitting on the fence.
2013 model year starts in July for all lines, M Sport, and base. All F30s.
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They doo have the fog lights!!!!
European model will have fog lights. US version will not have fog lights in order to have better cooling, per http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=637828
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"For improved race capability. We need the air intakes for air. That’s why the fog lights are out. Because you have more driving on the racetracks than in Europe and you have different climate zones (some places are hotter). European models will keep their fog lights."

seems silly. i doubt most M Sport owners will be taking their car to a track very often.
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Why the car sits so high, looks like Xdrive model???? The wheels doesn't flush like before.
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Will it still be possible to get M-sport alone on a stripper 328i or 335i? Or are they going to make people get the premium package along with it. Hopefully it isn't like the X3!
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Thanks southlight and bimmerpost admins! The coverage has been amazing, and it's really appreciated!

And thanks for the videos - they complement the pictures for an enhanced perspective.
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No, I mean the M Performance Group wheels, not the ones that come with the M Sport 3 series as in the OP of this thread.

These are the M Performance wheels:
UGH. Those are even worse!

I do not like this black paint theme at all.

I was originally commenting on the wheels that are in the picture at the beginning of this thread.
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