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      08-19-2012, 07:35 PM   #1
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Real Life Photo Comparison: F30 M SPORT versus E90 LCI M SPORT

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Figured a side by side comparison of M-Sports was needed!

Both are xDrive too!

Sorry about the photo quality taken with my iPhone. Need a proper shoot!

Enjoy!


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      08-19-2012, 08:42 PM   #2
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Great pics. F30 looks better from every angle
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      08-19-2012, 09:12 PM   #3
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Great pics. F30 looks better from every angle
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      08-19-2012, 09:49 PM   #4
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Love the blacked out kidneys. These are gorgeous. Still prefer the F30 body style.

Tip: might want to remove the plate numbers, for precaution.
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      08-20-2012, 12:08 AM   #5
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2 cars in NY with no front plate? Get a lot of tickets (or give them yourself..... )?
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      08-20-2012, 12:52 AM   #6
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I like the F30 better.........just looks more sleeker and that EBII is just an awesome color.
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      08-20-2012, 02:41 AM   #7
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Love the blacked out kidneys. These are gorgeous. Still prefer the F30 body style.

Tip: might want to remove the plate numbers, for precaution.
What he said on all counts.
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F30 >>>> E90; this pic comparo really puts it in perspective
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      08-20-2012, 08:54 AM   #9
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2 cars in NY with no front plate? Get a lot of tickets (or give them yourself..... )?
was just about to ask about this...
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      08-20-2012, 01:41 PM   #10
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2 cars in NY with no front plate? Get a lot of tickets (or give them yourself..... )?
They are required in IL as well but I haven't had a front plate on my cars in 10 years, including our X3 we got last year.

A cop actually pulled me over last month for going 38 in a 25 (was going 35, but went over a hill where the cop was waiting). For some reason (still have no clue why) he let me go with a warning and that was after he asked where my front plate was, I immediatly (and calmly) said that we just had the front bumper replaced and they didn't have a bracket for it yet.

I don't think they can pull you over for not having a front plate but they can give you a ticket for it if they pull you over for something else (like speeding), I just got lucky I guess, caught a cop in a good mood? I think he saw the two car seats in back and liked my Nightmare Before Christmas family sticker on the back (mocking the mini van family stickers).
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      08-20-2012, 05:17 PM   #11
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In this photo shootout, I think the F30 wins hands down. But to be honest, the E90 doesn't look old or outdated... It just looks like a different car all together (minus the interior similarities).

I'm curious to see the new 4 series coupe though and see that side by side with the E92 M Sport and the E92 335is.
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Great pics... I prefer the e90 rear diffuser and steering wheel, but they're about the only things I prefer
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wow the f30 front makes the e90 look so old. I still prefer the e90 interior design though.
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      08-20-2012, 05:23 PM   #14
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I like the F30 better but the rear I swear is much better on the E90. The lights aren't as wide which I like and the diffuser on the F30 is laughable.

Interior on the E90 is also looking hardly dated. I think the jump from E46 to E90 was much more drastic.
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In this photo shootout, I think the F30 wins hands down. But to be honest, the E90 doesn't look old or outdated... It just looks like a different car all together (minus the interior similarities).

I'm curious to see the new 4 series coupe though and see that side by side with the E92 M Sport and the E92 335is.
I feel like the 5 series does that as well. The new versions of the 3 and the 5 look like newly styled cars, something from an alternate universe. They don't feel outdated.
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i guess im alone on this when i say the e90 looks way better in every way
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I like the F30 a lot better, the E90 body style is not that pretty, I honestly believe the F30 is more of an evolution of the E46 and I'd love to see a side to side comparo between the two.
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      08-20-2012, 05:38 PM   #18
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I think the jump from E46 to E90 was much more drastic.
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Here's how I see changes between the M3's generation:
e30 --> e36 = Very Drastic
e36 --> e46 = Very Drastic
e46 --> e90 = Very Drastic
e9x --> f30 = Not drastic at all.

Although the change from e9x to f30 was not that drastic, I prefer the f30 in looks overall. It looks more aggressive due to the grill going downwards on the f30 compared to the e9x slanted grill.
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      08-20-2012, 05:51 PM   #19
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Great pics. F30 looks better from every angle
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the e90 looks way better in every way
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f30 definitely looks better and more aggressive
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