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      01-28-2013, 04:51 PM   #45
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looks like every other car there is a huge change,, first two look very similar, middle two look similar and so do the last two (E92 and F32)
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      01-28-2013, 05:27 PM   #46
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      01-28-2013, 05:50 PM   #47
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E46 coupe still the most handsome of all the 3-series coupes.

E21 and E30 2dr are actually sedans, but that doesn't matter.
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      01-28-2013, 06:04 PM   #48
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Hey Fellas,

Wanted to see the Evolution of the 3 to the 4 Series Coupe (F32), so quickly made this today.

It's tough to find a side view of an e36 Coupe non M!

E21 vs E30 vs E36 vs E46 vs E92 vs F32

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E46 Still the best looking!
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      01-28-2013, 06:53 PM   #49
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Why do I like the E36 most?
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      01-28-2013, 07:19 PM   #50
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how bout we do this comparison when the production version is available..............
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I always say this...

Compared to Mercedes, BMW old models still look great (sexy). I have always noticed that when Mercedes introduces a new model (new shape), the older model looks so obsolete that they start to look ugly. However with BMW (3 series in particular) that’s not the case.
I can have any one of the above models as my second car, E30 especially.
very true, and Mercedes effect happens to Audi too.
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very true, and Mercedes effect happens to Audi too.
I disagree. Audi RS4 (B7), RS6 (C6) and S8 (D3), all look better than current ones.
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      01-28-2013, 09:09 PM   #53
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f32 seems to have larger overhangs vs e92. hmmm...
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      01-28-2013, 09:20 PM   #54
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i am glad that I took part of the 3 generations. Though I wish I own a clean E30 M3 chassis.
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      01-28-2013, 09:44 PM   #55
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I always say this...

Compared to Mercedes, BMW old models still look great (sexy). I have always noticed that when Mercedes introduces a new model (new shape), the older model looks so obsolete that they start to look ugly. However with BMW (3 series in particular) that’s not the case.
I can have any one of the above models as my second car, E30 especially.
I completely agree, I have been saying this for awhile. BMW really stays true to design cues from generation to generation. A well kept E46 looks just as good today even when sitting next to the F30.

I feel like Mercedes did this back in the 80s, but now each evolution of their model lines are so dramatic.
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E36 is timeless and it was the most revolutionary change in big step compared to previous model (the E30). No new 3 series made such a step forward and such a difference, actually in many cases now it is confusing to distinguish as the new model looks more dated than previous.
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      01-28-2013, 10:03 PM   #57
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Why do I like the E36 most?
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I don't usually feel this way about the E36, but it just looks so damn good here.....
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The E36 is the ugliest 3-series of all time.
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      01-28-2013, 10:26 PM   #59
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I love all of them! Though a very clean e30 sort of has an edge over for me these days.
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The E36 is the ugliest 3-series of all time.
The E36 is one of the best looking automobiles of all time, an absolute classic
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      01-29-2013, 12:13 AM   #62
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Love the E46 shape!

Classic!
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      01-29-2013, 12:26 AM   #63
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      01-29-2013, 01:49 AM   #64
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The E46 is timeless. It looks great from all angles. BMW should a retro E46. I guarantee it'll be a success.
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      01-29-2013, 02:34 AM   #65
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The E36 is the ugliest 3-series of all time.
That's what i told myself too when it first came out....


but years later by the E90 coming out, i look back and saw the E36 as the breakthrough in design, which allowed such beauties as the E46 and soon the F32...

So in a way, the E36 is an absolute stunner and now timeless beauty !

You'll have to train your eye to see its beauty, it's like wine tasting, or cheese appreciation... it takes time, but once you see it

Of course what would be the E36 without the E30 and E21 !

The E21 was the car that made me fall in love with BMW !

This lineage of car is so beautiful !
So much passion !
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They have pretty same kind cars and of course because they are 3er Bmw. All these have engine on middle of front axel, you sit middle of car, straigth six engine is option, manual gearbox, no electric handbreak, weight distribution is allmost 50/50, all share same Hoffmeister kink on back glass and of course front bumber shark face look and all these have same like curve on sideline and bonnet.

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