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      04-02-2012, 08:24 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Triple Black 3 Lineup - F30 vs E90 vs E46

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Sorry about the quality. Some photos are distorted at the edges (first one for example).

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F30 vs E90 sedan physical specs, F30 is:

3.66 in (93 mm) longer body
1.45 in (37mm) wider track [front]
1.85 in (47 mm) wider track [rear]
0.31 in (8 mm) taller
1.96 in (50 mm) longer wheelbase
0.59 in (15 mm) more legroom for rear passengers
0.31 inches (8mm) more headroom


F30 vs E46 sedan physical specs, F30 is:

6.5 in longer body
2.8 in wider
0.6 in taller


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      04-02-2012, 08:29 PM   #2
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Wow that's pretty sweet
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      04-02-2012, 08:30 PM   #3
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Thanks for sharing! In my opinion, the F30 looks the best.. Do you own all of those cars? It would be pretty special if you did
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      04-02-2012, 08:42 PM   #4
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Stop that! I still miss my E46 LCI 325i.
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      04-02-2012, 08:46 PM   #5
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Nice pics!
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Nice. Would be nice to see them together in daylight / brighter light, though. Hard to see much detail at night & in garage pics of these black cars.
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      04-03-2012, 12:01 AM   #7
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Finally someone smart enough, and with the three cars, to do this...

I have been waiting for it for so long :P








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      04-03-2012, 12:11 AM   #8
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Finally someone smart enough, and with the three cars, to do this...
I would love to see something like this:



only done nicer, and even better if it is those 3 cars
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      04-03-2012, 12:14 AM   #9
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i just took those pictures earlier today as i swang by the dealership for the paperwork...
the photos for the F30 and E90 were taken from the same distance... with the same zoom, to keep things as similar as possible, and allowing comparison...

Good Job Svache, i was too lazy to do it :P
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      04-03-2012, 12:15 AM   #10
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Good Job Svache, i was too lazy to do it :P
It's ok, I actually had photoshop open so it was just copy n paste lol
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Is it just me or does the F30 show so much wider than the E90 (in a positive manner)? I aslways disliked the E90 for it's smaller look in regards to it's predecesor. And still love the stance of the E46.

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Is it just me or does the F30 show so much wider than the E90 (in a positive manner)? I aslways disliked the E90 for it's smaller look in regards to it's predecesor. And still love the stance of the E46.

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Nope it's not just you, the F30 looks vastly wider!
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it's really amazing how good the E46 can still look after all these years.
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it's really amazing how good the E46 can still look after all these years.
It's aged really well.
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In my completely unbiased opinion the E46 still looks the best, and it probably always will.

And is it just me or does the F30 look like the size of 7er in te second picture.
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love the black e90 But seriously the f30 is very nice
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god the e46 still looks damn good
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I feel like the e46 and f30 are so much more similar! makes the e90 not even look like its in the same family.
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I miss my e46 after seeing these.
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I feel like the e46 and f30 are so much more similar! makes the e90 not even look like its in the same family.
I agree.

The E9x looks like the awkward one out of the 3.

Although, I still think the E46 has the best stance and appearance, especially in the rear.
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Great post and hopefully we can see even better pics of these kinds of comparisons too!

What strikes me is that when viewed separately, I felt the F30 was an evolution of the E90 design. But with the E46 in the pics, I really agree with others who say the E90 looks like the odd man out. All great cars and very interesting to see how the F30 designer went back to the E46 for many of the refreshed styling cues on the F30...I did not see that as strongly until I saw them side by side.
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Jesus 6.5 inches longer than the E46!?!?!?
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