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      08-20-2012, 08:17 PM   #67
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It's gotta be tough to make your bimmer stand out with all the other BMWs in Elmira

FYI- watkins glen, 22nd and 23rd with the gen. valley bmw cca, hope to see you there.
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Maybe I need to make it up there for once... only a couple hills from there!
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      08-20-2012, 08:26 PM   #68
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Both look awesome! I really hate the F30 M sport steering wheel, reminds me of the ugly Z4's. Aside from that the f30 looks awesome inside and out!
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i guess im alone on this when i say the e90 looks way better in every way
No sir!

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While I believe the rear of the F30 looks better and some aspects of the front end favor the F30, the interior, wheel arch flaring, and overall flow of the car is better on the E90. The one thing that I don't like about the F30 is the extra bulk of the hood because the extra height of it minimizes the front wheel arch flaring. I think the hoffmeister kink is better on the F30 though!



Both very beautiful cars!
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      08-20-2012, 08:57 PM   #70
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the e90 looks way better in every way
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      08-20-2012, 09:09 PM   #71
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Sorry about the front holes that were drilled in the front bumper!! I would not have taken delivery.
My dealer is going to fix that for me. They knew not to drill it but the new prep/lot guy got over anxious to prep it. At least they are going to fix it and make it right!
Don't have the bumper repainted just for that!! I guarantee it'll start cracking and yellowing before the rest of the car. Just get compensated and buy some plugs
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      08-20-2012, 09:10 PM   #72
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I think it's clear that the F30 has significantly improved its interior styling, I know when I considered buying the new F20, 118i, I saw the amount of detail put in to the new models. The E9X feels a little bare at times (can be an advantage). The F Series seems to have struck the right balance!

Contrary to my opinions on the interior, I'm still not 100% sold on the new look. Either way, Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.... And BMW is by far the superior brand in my opinion!
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      08-20-2012, 09:14 PM   #73
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mmm...that screen on the F30...BMW screwed up, that screen looks bad, not part of the dash...other than that the f30 is ok.
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      08-20-2012, 09:30 PM   #74
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I don't know if you can compare the two. The F30 is an attempt to look much more sportier/agile while the E90 was more balanced, attempting to promote a more luxurious image while retaining sporty characteristics. They both look good for what they are.
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      08-20-2012, 09:32 PM   #75
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      08-20-2012, 09:47 PM   #76
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I thought the E90 LCI still looked pretty good until looking at these side by side images...

Feel sorry to the E90 as it looks pretty dull inside out.
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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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No you're not. I want to like the F30, but it just looks too big and too gimmicky. I don't have Idrive in my car and love the simple dash vs. the chopped-up look of the F30 with the mandatory screen. To each his own...
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I'll take the E90 steering feel, size and interior over the F30, not to mention Montego w/black kidneys, but that's just me.
I really really want to like the new f30... but I have sat in the new 3 a number of times and I see one every day in my complex - and I really do not like the interior nor do I like the size of it.

I know that the e90 interior is spartan, but spartan ages well... there isn't a lot to go wrong with the interior, nor are there lots of crevices for dirt to build up in. With the f30 I am a bit concerned how all the glitzy trim is going to hold up over time compared to my aluminum trim I have now. And there are so many places with the different angles in the interior that will be a PIA to keep clean (I am a tad OCD with my car interiors). The screen also looks like it was an afterthought, I wish it was incorporated into the dash like the new 5. And from a distance the car is so... big. When I am pulling up behind a new 3 there is always this split second I am not sure if its a 5 or a 3. I like the exterior styling though, the fuel efficiency is great and I know that the new m3 will be lighter than mine... it will be a tough decision when the new m3 comes out.

Not to thread jack - I do think the new M sport otherwise looks really aggressive up front, I like the wheels and I especially like the black kidney grills. It really improves the look of the car. Thanks for the pictures OP!
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      08-20-2012, 10:26 PM   #78
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It seems every few years BMW can't decide where to slap the Xdrive / Xi emblem...
Both cars are quite nice. Thank you for sharing.
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      08-20-2012, 10:45 PM   #79
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Exterior wise the F30 Msport looks better than the E90 Msport in all angles except straight head on. It needs a lip of some sort and drop BAD.

Can't say the same for the interior. I don't see the F30's interior an upgrade at all compared to the E90.

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      08-20-2012, 10:49 PM   #80
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Hopefully the beak is toned down with the LCI. I do like the color of the f30, just can't own it. Too flash y for me. The E90 just looks classy. I think BMW tried too hard on the front end of the f30.
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      08-20-2012, 11:10 PM   #81
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The F30 looks fine as long as it's an M-Sport. Can't stand them otherwise.
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      08-20-2012, 11:21 PM   #82
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Thanks for the visual comparison !!

Both are great cars, but the F30 totally picked up the show and went on a joy ride!
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      08-20-2012, 11:23 PM   #83
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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.
Does the M-Sport come with the blacked out kidneys? The dealer seemed to think it needed to be added at destination - but all the pics I see include it.

I take delivery of my 335i F30 M-Sport on Labor Day!
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      08-20-2012, 11:29 PM   #84
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F30 hands down, and I love the new steering wheel, small and sporty
The E90 steering wheel looks fat and non-sporty.
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      08-20-2012, 11:46 PM   #85
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Wow, look at the size of those grill openings on the F30. Watch out for your A/C condenser. My E90 MSport just got hit by 1/4" piece of debris and is costing $1200 to replace. Yes, I'm having to foot the bill for this.
Your insurance should cover that. It's damage due to an accident.
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Thank you for the comparison. The E90 M-Sport is a beautiful thing. The F30 M-Sport is even more beautiful. I can't wait to see what people do to the M-Sport.
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i guess F30 and E90 are not in the same league now cant really compare a sport compact sedan to sport mid-size sedan, F30 front look very nice but overall its a mini 5 series and not really a 3 series(e36,e46 ,e90) anymore.
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E90 LCI looks more aggressive , the F30 looks like a classy sedan trying too hard to look sporty.

Saw the F30 on the road a few times, god that rear rectangular rear light is so ugly on the F30 series, thought it was a 5 series a few times i saw them in a black color , E90 LCI rear lights look so much better. The F30 front is pretty nice though.
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