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      12-05-2012, 02:12 PM   #287
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And may I ask, why are you so defensive today? Which part of this car exactly, did you design?
The answers are of course, I'm not, and none.

Just wondering why you would try to say the car loaded onto a trailer was a 428i, when it was always obvious that it was not?
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      12-05-2012, 02:13 PM   #288
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Smart move by BMW to release these concept pictures first.

I have a feeling the real life version will be underwhelming.
If past BMW concepts are any evidence, the production 4 won't be disappointing.

Love seeing the trolls come out basically hoping the car fails. Usually current model owners.
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      12-05-2012, 02:14 PM   #289
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Looks pretty sweet for a concept car but when is the last time you saw a final product look anywhere as good as the concept car.
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Aside from the stylized rear bumper of the concept car, a clear resemblance can be seen. Through the fabric on the production model, you can see the same shape for the taillights and the same cut lines for the top portion of the bumper.

The Jan. Detroit reveal is not that far away. Why don't we touch base again then?


Listen, I really think this concept is stunning. It looks like nothing I have ever seen before. I'm just a wee bit skeptical that any of the things "that make it stunning", will actually make it into production. I would be happy with just a baby 6 series. But, I doubt it will look nothing like this amazing sculpture here.
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Looks pretty sweet for a concept car but when is the last time you saw a final product look anywhere as good as the concept car.
Compare the M5 concept against the prosecution M5. Hardly 'nowhere as good'.
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      12-05-2012, 02:16 PM   #292
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This is a sign that I need to increase my level of success in my career. I need to buy a house and with this beauty driving around I will be tempted. Time to increase the cash flow because I will need/want a 4GC family car.

Then again... I am still young, so I've got time.
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I like it. It also gives me hope for the 2 series to be as sleek if the trickle down design continues.

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I find the nose fairly "droopy." While I understand the need to meet pedestrian safety regulations, the hood bulges up and then has a sudden drop off at the nose which just doesn't look right for some reason. I still don't get the name change to 4 series, no one has seemingly had a problem with the idea of a 3 Series Coupe since 1975 (when the 3 Series debuted as a coupe no less!). It also seems enormous, the E92 was big enough, but this thing seems gigantic. It's alright, but still not a fan of either the fender applique or the overall front end design - and especially the silly name change.
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amazing I deff wanna get it
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If past BMW concepts are any evidence, the production 4 won't be disappointing.

Love seeing the trolls come out basically hoping the car fails. Usually current model owners.
I am going with what I have seen in other pics of the real life version. To my eye the concept pictures looked very gussied up.

But then again I am just a troll.

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Looks pretty sweet for a concept car but when is the last time you saw a final product look anywhere as good as the concept car.
Watch out, you might be a troll. LOL
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"Individual" interior is wildly understated for the concept or heck maybe it's a clever idea. I'd like to know who decided wicker-basket cupholders was a good idea. Maybe I can get something like... seagrass floormats.

Either way, 4 looks great and it'll most likey be my next car if there's an M4. I still think those "Air Breathers" look like PepBoys and double-sided tape.
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Not impressed. Looks like a German version of a Mustang or Camaro. The original appeal of the 3er coupe & cabrio many years ago was that it was the opposite of those cars. Minimal teutonic design, no boy-racer scoops and vents. I realize that since then, many former Trans-am customers have adopted the 3 coupe as their car of choice, but this whole longer, lower, wider thing has to stop. My E93 already parks like a boat compared to the space inside.
And that woven leather interior, my god. I used to wear belts like that in the 80's. Also, Audi already did baseball glove stitching 10 years ago.
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I still don't get the name change to 4 series, no one has seemingly had a problem with the idea of a 3 Series Coupe since 1975 (when the 3 Series debuted as a coupe no less!).
The reason is simple. BMW wants more $$$ so they increased the number and will charge more for it.
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If past BMW concepts are any evidence, the production 4 won't be disappointing.

Love seeing the trolls come out basically hoping the car fails. Usually current model owners.
I am going with what I have seen in other pics of the real life version. To my eye the concept pictures looked very gussied up.

But then again I am just a troll.
Yea owning lots of cars or BMWs doesn't preclude you from being a troll. Hoping for a new model's failure does make a troll though. The only difference I see between this and the prototype spied are the bumpers and toned down fender vent.

The production model won't have different shaped grilles, shape, size, proportions, lines.
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The reason is simple. BMW wants more $$$ so they increased the number and will charge more for it.
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Yea owning lots of cars or BMWs doesn't preclude you from being a troll. Hoping for a new model's failure does make a troll though. The only difference I see between this and the prototype spied are the bumpers.
Did not realize I said "hope or hoping".

Just made a statement. I will still stand by what I said below (no hoping involved)...

"I have a feeling the real life version will be underwhelming."
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Jason, when can we get comparison pics of the current 3 coupe against these new 4 series pics, even though it is a concept compared to a production model, also would be cool to have a comparison of the front end of the 3 series concept when it debuted against the front of the 4.
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For reference on BMW "concept cars" this was the e92 M3 "concept"



I literally was going to the dealer to talk about ordering an F30 M Sport today and now I think it is more than worth it to enjoy my E90 for abit longer until this car is released. I think BMW nailed it. Thank goodness after the fugly 3GT
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And this was the new "concept" M5.... I think you get my point
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I'm kind of surprised no one commented thus far on how absolutely gorgeous this wheel design is. 20" or 21"?
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