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      08-28-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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M Sport Twins: Comparing Alpine White F30 vs E90

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There is already a visual comparison between posted before of the F30 vs the E90... I thought I would do one where both the F30 and the E90 has the same color scheme (and both M Sport).


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      08-28-2012, 06:43 PM   #2
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Nice comparison pics.
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      08-28-2012, 07:11 PM   #3
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Nice shots!! And once again, F30 is a clear winner!! 2:0
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      08-28-2012, 07:25 PM   #4
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think i found a new cover photo
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      08-28-2012, 07:44 PM   #5
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F30 is the winner on all but one thing - the nav screen. Look how bright and clear the e90 nav screen looks, sitting back in its recess shaded from the sun. Look how much glare and reflection is present on the f30's screen. Fail.
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I actually prefer E90's inner door panels over F30's. Other than that, F30 looks much nicer inside out.

Thanks for the great comparison pictures!
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F30 for the win. E90 is so 2006.
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F30 is the winner on all but one thing - the nav screen. Look how bright and clear the e90 nav screen looks, sitting back in its recess shaded from the sun. Look how much glare and reflection is present on the f30's screen. Fail.
+1. the screen on the F30 is a novelty that, unfortunately, will wear off quickly. I have the pop-up screen in my C300, you know, one that only looks that way because it actually goes down when not needed... (not that I ever turn it off, but at least there's a reason it isn't built in like the E90 and oh, btw, the newer C300 that abandoned the pop-up!!).
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great looking comparison pics!
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THIS IS the best visual comparo between E90 and F30 !!

Same combo, same trim, same spec etc etc ...

BOth of them are very pretty car, the E90 still have a few years ahead of it before becoming out-dated...

but the F30 is picking up the baton really nicely....
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F30 has my vote!
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I prefer the F30 however the awhk is right, the E90 is still a great car (with iDrive/etc) and looks good too!
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coronas are much improved.
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Overall the F30 looks better, but I must say now that I see both in the same color, the rear diffuser on the E90 looks better (IMO)...rounded on the corners vs the squared look.
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very nice! f30 hands down

e90 was great for the its time
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THIS IS the best visual comparo between E90 and F30 !!

Same combo, same trim, same spec etc etc ...

BOth of them are very pretty car, the E90 still have a few years ahead of it before becoming out-dated...

but the F30 is picking up the baton really nicely....
+1 The E90 ages very well! There is nothing wrong with picking up a pre-owned E90 LCI with M Sport pack as it looks great today still.

The F30 M Sport Pack is really very nice! I know some people might disagree but I really like the meaty thick 3 spoke M6 like steering wheel in the M Sport Package that really makes my day.
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wow very nice..... I swear sometimes I feel the E90 LCI looks newer and fresher on the exterior...specially the back lights with all the LEDs
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Great comparo! Excellent job!

I prefer the rear diffuser on the E90 over the one on the F30!

Wish I got the M Sport Package...I LOVE IT!!!
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great pics i just wish the F30 had leds
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i was actually looking for an E90 m sport and F30 m sport to compare the front fascia, now i dont have to cruise google images! thanks!
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From Front F30, from back, I am flexible.
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The F30 front end is clearly better designed. The upper portions of the central U form flow nicely beneath the headlights.

Not so sure about the rear bumper on the F30; I would like to see it in the flesh before deciding.

As for the interior, the F30 instrument cluster has returned to a more traditional layout with four circular gauges. The aluminum trim, especially in the F30, will likely present reflection issues for those who choose this trim.

The F30 M Sport steering wheel looks fantastic !
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