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      09-04-2012, 11:10 AM   #45
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Lol f30
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      09-04-2012, 11:10 AM   #46
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forgot the F30 doesn't have a double-hinged trunk. hmmm.
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      09-04-2012, 11:13 AM   #47
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The f30 is pretty good looking but the front end (headlights) is very Z4 ish. A little too busy imo
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      09-04-2012, 11:20 AM   #48
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another thing. i still hate the window switches on the door for the front occupants. The center was perfect on the e46. on my E90, they are waaaay to far forward on the door to reach comfortably
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Still think the e90 looks better from the front because of that awful hood line, and the f30 msprot rear is not nearly as nice a the e90. Thats just my opnion though
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Awesome pictures! F30 wins, yet both cars look great.
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I'll take my e90 with the bells and whistles of the F30...

Things I love more on the e90 - LED turn signals, rear m-sport bumper, fog lights, interior iDrive design, PPK, and rims.

What I'll take from the F-30 - HUD, Top view/rear cameras, comfort access, front fascia design.
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Only thing I like from the f30 interior is the gearshift and the lower console area. But I love the f30 exterior with the msport package.
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      09-04-2012, 11:56 AM   #53
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Overall the F30 is a better package but the front end looks weird to me in some angles, especially in real life. I had one in my rear view mirror and I didn't like it the way I did in photos. If I had an F30 I would address the front end right away but I imagine the LCI version will fix this up.
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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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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.
Wrong. Have you sat inside of an F30? There is no glare on the screen. The screen looks great! Much better than the E9x.

Source? I have an E90 M3 with CIC Idrive, Wife has the F30 M Sport with Idrive.
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Overall the F30 is a better package but the front end looks weird to me in some angles, especially in real life. I had one in my rear view mirror and I didn't like it the way I did in photos. If I had an F30 I would address the front end right away but I imagine the LCI version will fix this up.
I agree.

THEREFORE I'm considering ordering the 3D Design Lip for the front. Will look awesome!
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      09-04-2012, 12:21 PM   #57
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Due to the low front end of the F30, I actually prefer the sport line over the M sport.

The advantage of the M Sport gets more and more muted the closer to the ground the front end gets.
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      09-04-2012, 12:22 PM   #58
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Almost everything about the E90's interior is better except the position of the iDrive controller. That buried iPad in the dash looks really cheap and totally exposed to glare.
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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.
I have not had any issues with the navi screen and glare even in direct sunlight it is clearly legible. when you're sitting in the driver's seat the screen and it's amazing resolution does not in any way look cheap.


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The E90 can still keep up as far as looks is concerned. Still a beautiful car.
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+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.
Yup the E90 LCI still looks okay from the outside... the F30 is light years ahead inside however!

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Lol f30
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      09-04-2012, 12:24 PM   #59
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TY for the comparo.

I can see now there is no reason for me to replace my E92 with an F30. I had been mildly toying with the idea of doing it, but now I know I won't. The interiors are different, but that's it....they are just different. Performance-wise, I don't have the skills to get any more benefit from whatever the newer car might have to offer.
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forgot the F30 doesn't have a double-hinged trunk. hmmm.
Oh, well, that's the deal breaker right there!

(just messin' with ya)
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E90 - more luxury-orientated with the softer lines of the body
F30 - much more aggressive/sporty-orientated.

I can't say which is better because they're obviously catering to different people tastes.
I'm with you. Aside from some aesthetics and the 328's fuel economy, I don't see all that much difference, but I can see that it is different.

It's not as though some paradigm shifting, must-have features (e.g. anti-lock brakes, a/c, or airbags) or styling have come about. In comparison, the transition from E46 to E90 was a huge difference: totally different styling, new motor, greater size, etc.
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      09-04-2012, 12:51 PM   #63
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Thanks for the pics.

Now it's time for another test drive at T&C. Took the 335 sport edition out in the summer, anxious to drive the x-drive and compare.
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I drive in sunny Florida all the time and have never had an issue with the aluminum trim. It is somewhat matted and not reflective at all.

Do you have issues with glare on the LCD iDrive Screen?
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Nice shots!! And once again, F30 is a clear winner!! 2:0
+1. It's a beauty.
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Nice. I do tend to favor the black interior door handles on the E90 and the Idrive set-up on the E90 (..because it shields the screen from sunlight), but overall the F30 is a bit more appealing.
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