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      11-13-2012, 04:56 PM   #199
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I agree with you there. The side skirt is incredibly lame. There's no swooping lines or any shape to it what so ever.

On another note, I've been waiting for a very long time for this car. Everything else looks great. The new roof line especially. I really hope they do a 440i variant with a new power plant. Hopefully the price won't be going up too much...
im sure one of the reasons they elevated to 4 series is to adjust the price which is bad for us another thing im hoping for is a bigger diffuser on the back fender as opposed to the f30 msport with a very small one. something like 1m would be good
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I really hope they do a 440i variant with a new power plant. Hopefully the price won't be going up too much...
I don't think there will be a 440i, simply because you have to reach the 6 Series or above to get the -40i/d designation, as the 5 Series sticks to 535i/d (though the rule doesn't apply to the X5 35i/40d). It would make sense to keep the 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Series with -35i/d in order to make the high-end 6 and 7 Series stand out as more upscale marketing-wise (even if it's only different designations for the same engines). A 440i is not impossible but it would imply renaming the 535i 540i, again not impossible with the upcoming F10 LCI but BMW seems to be wanting to stick to 535i/d so far, which also means 435i/d. Although the 435i will definitely get the new petrol inline 6, it doesn't mean that the designation will change from -35i to -40i.

An M Performance version dubbed M440i would make sense though, in order to appear as clearly more upmarket than the 435i and also to be perceived as upscale enough in the marketing battle against the Audi S5 competitor.

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      11-13-2012, 05:23 PM   #201
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that thing on the fender, to me, looks out of place... it doesnt flow with anything on the body. smh
I too don't care for that fender thing. I also don't like the "Sport" badge. Looks tacky. The wheels are nice, the proportions seem okay.
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      11-13-2012, 06:01 PM   #202
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what in the fuck is up with that dingleberry vent on the fender
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      11-13-2012, 06:05 PM   #204
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The 4 Series is AMAZING! Here is how it could look like without the camo.

Oh and that little side vent could actually be functional, the front air curtain brings in cool air for brake cooling and the side vents acts as an exhaust for the hot air from the brakes. I will have a look to confirm when I see one in person.

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      11-13-2012, 06:07 PM   #205
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Looking at the black L shape trim placed on or over the vent, I'm beginning to think it may be a cap placed over the vent as protective device during transit. What'a you think?
Highest Regards!

Allow me to answer my own question. Upon further review, the black vent trim is not temporary.... I'm having a problem with it.

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      11-13-2012, 06:09 PM   #206
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Sorry, but that front clip is ugly no matter what you do to it. That "someone took a sledgehammer" look is ugly as it is, and on top of that you have the chrome bits on the headlights touching the kidney. It's otherwise a nice, muscular but reserved shape. If they can only fix that ugly transition (I know it's for pedestrian safety requirement), and make it more like the 5er, it would be worlds better.
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      11-13-2012, 06:16 PM   #207
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I don't know why people would argue over prices and competitors when the car doesn't even exist officially?

Just ...
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      11-13-2012, 06:23 PM   #208
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The 4 Series is AMAZING! Here is how it could look like without the camo.

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^^^ Wow, well done sir! Looks good!
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BMW knows what it's doing as they have done this before... with the Z4 sales failure.

They pushed the Z4 from the "premium Miata" bracket to the Boxster market and it just died...

Now they want the 3-Series Coupe customer to downgrade in masse to the new 2-Series Coupe, and the M3 guys to the new M2. If the current M3 have had lackluster sales at $70,000 average prices since introdution (remember the 100,000 unit production-run estimate? I bet that not even 50,000 have been sold to date) then I do not want to know what's going to happen with a $80,000 M4 sales figures...
BMW is going after profits rather than sales. Actually I take that back they are going after both, which is kind of weird considering that they kind of cancel each other out.

But yeah I don't buy that bullshit either. There is literally no market "demanding" a 4-series.


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I don't know why people would argue over prices and competitors when the car doesn't even exist officially?

Just ...
Because look at what they did with the 6er. It has a 20k premium over the 5 series. For what? Two less doors and a car that looks better. Thats just crazy. And if this is called the 4 series it will be a similar story with this car too.
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From Bill Casswell, hahaha funny


"Wow it has a sporty air scoop on the fender!

How do you know its sporty?

It says "sport" directly above it so everyone will know.

Are you sure its not just there so people can tell its 4 series because its nearly the same size as 3 series?

Well the 4 series cost more, I want people to know I paid more for it!

So maybe that's why that plastic is on the fender? So people can tell its a 4?
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BMW knows what it's doing as they have done this before... with the Z4 sales failure.

They pushed the Z4 from the "premium Miata" bracket to the Boxster market and it just died...

Now they want the 3-Series Coupe customer to downgrade in masse to the new 2-Series Coupe, and the M3 guys to the new M2. If the current M3 have had lackluster sales at $70,000 average prices since introdution (remember the 100,000 unit production-run estimate? I bet that not even 50,000 have been sold to date) then I do not want to know what's going to happen with a $80,000 M4 sales figures...
+1 and quite a shame as I regard current Z4 as the best looking beemer
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the more I look at that side vent the more I hate it
It might help if the stupid sport badge wasn't there as well.
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I hate when these "Kids" on the forum start comparing stuffs...especially Audis and Mercs..

Why can't we just enjoy the photo release instead..
because most are trolls from other forums with not much going on.

Since when did comparing various types of cars determine the discusser(s) to be "kids" or "trolls"? Do I also have to own a recent 3 series to comment on the upcoming 4 series now? The last time I checked, this was one large community site that doesn't require you to remain in a particular forum based on the car you drive. If you don't like comparisons, don't read them.
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Very nice looking coupe. Can't wait to see the final production model and engine options.
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