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      04-23-2012, 08:45 PM   #23
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It's for business hierarchy mostly. If your boss drives a 5, you cannot be seen in a 5 as well, even if you have the money for it. So for those who do want a bigger car than the 3 but cannot have the 5, they have the 3Li.

I agree it's an odd idea for us but that's a bit how it works out there.
What if your boss likes to have a Smart car?
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      04-23-2012, 09:59 PM   #24
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naa, its about feeling like you are being driven around in a limousine, at least that's how it was explained to me
Do they really need a Li for that?


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What if your boss likes to have a Smart car?
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I wonder what other China domestic market only items we'll see in the future from BMW. Interesting.
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It's for business hierarchy mostly. If your boss drives a 5, you cannot be seen in a 5 as well, even if you have the money for it. So for those who do want a bigger car than the 3 but cannot have the 5, they have the 3Li.

I agree it's an odd idea for us but that's a bit how it works out there.
Do these people not value personal freedoms and individual values?
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      04-23-2012, 11:37 PM   #27
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Do these people not value personal freedoms and individual values?
Herd mentality is rife in the U.S. as well.
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omg. so long. it looks like a 7 series
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      04-24-2012, 12:46 AM   #29
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Do these people not value personal freedoms and individual values?
Herd mentality is rife in the U.S. as well.
No doubt, that is how most BMWs are sold LOL. My CEO drives a Prius tho, I would be really screwed LOL.
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No interior pics or did i miss them on my iPod?
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Amazing how the photographer didn't think....

Wow - what is different about this car ?
Oh yes, its a long wheelbase model. Lets take a side profile picture to see how the proportions work on this model....

Nope - not a single shot of it in profile without being at an angle. Plenty of shots of paint showing a trace of orange peel but no straight on side view. I am speechless...
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      04-24-2012, 07:15 AM   #32
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Amazing how the photographer didn't think....
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No interior pics or did i miss them on my iPod?
Identical to standard wheelbase F30 apart from the rear seating area.




Rear bench seems to be electrically adjustable.
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      04-24-2012, 08:15 AM   #34
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Li models are not new to BMW. They have been making Li 5 and 7 Series for decades.
Yes to the 7 series but the E60 was the first 5 series to be offered with a long wheel base.

I don't get the principle behind a LWB 3 series, for the chinaman who want's more space buy a 5 series.

IMO BMW would be smart to use this extended platform for the 3 series touring.
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Why in the world one of the shortest population in the world need a 3series long wheelbase?????
Lol why does the fattest population in the world need compact cars?

/strong logic
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And the first buyer is Mr Li Long, geddit
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Why in the world one of the shortest population in the world need a 3series long wheelbase?????
Lol why does the fattest population in the world need compact cars?

/strong logic
ha......
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the 335iL is the pick of the litter.
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The 335i-LI is SICK..
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I would seriously consider this if they brought it to NA.
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It's for business hierarchy mostly. If your boss drives a 5, you cannot be seen in a 5 as well, even if you have the money for it. So for those who do want a bigger car than the 3 but cannot have the 5, they have the 3Li.

I agree it's an odd idea for us but that's a bit how it works out there.
To hell with that...bossman gonna have to get used me rolling in a 5 then...
And really hope that there is no push from esteemed US citizenry for longwheel base 3s....one doesn't need to be driven around in a 3 series
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I'd rather have this than a 5 series.

The 5 barely has more back seat leg room than the 3, and this would drive more like a 3 than a 5. The only dimension I find the 3 lacking in space is in rear leg room, so this seems like a great solution for a family car.

Then again, I'm the second smallest in my family at 6'3, so maybe my view on this is skewed...
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Why in the world one of the shortest population in the world need a 3series long wheelbase?????
Lol why does the fattest population in the world need compact cars?

/strong logic
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