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      06-18-2013, 01:10 AM   #1
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Also see our other 4 Series Comparisons against: E92 3 Series, Mercedes C Class, Audi A5/S5.

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I like the f32 a lot. Although. I did think the concept f32 was a lot nicer. But we all know how the concept thing works. get um looking and then produce it cheaper which means all the cool stuff gets left on the cutting room floor. I have always been a coupe fan but I must admit, having 4 doors is a whole lot better if you ride with passengers a lot.
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      06-18-2013, 01:31 AM   #3
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Nice work. I just noticed that the back of the 4 resembles the 6 more so than the F30. The average person wont be able to discern the differences between the two, especially from the front, but I can. I like it a lot! Thanks for posting!
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      06-18-2013, 06:28 AM   #4
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The 4er is pure sex and looks sportier than 3er. However upon closer observation I noticed that they messed up the m sport front bumper. Too many angles that are out of place by the fog lights.
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It is safe to say that the interior comparo shot was totally un-necessary.


Personally, I like the f32 a lot and am kind of glad they did not mess with the interior. It's perfect.


In a lot of ways, this is a totally new car for BMW, with it's own class designation and the "first ever" 4 series. To a certain extent, it needs to be safe and familiar, while still distinguishing itself from the 3 series sedan. I think they did alright.
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Interested to see what they do with the LCI F30
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I thought they were to have their own identities? I guess the bimmerang sets them apart.
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Not quite the departure from the 3 series sedan I was hoping for to warrant the new naming scheme but the F30 is already awesome so I supposed that's not a bad thing.
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Not feeling any of BMW's new designs, such as the 5, 6, and now 3. Hope they don't screw up the Z4. And don't get me started with the M division....
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The 4 series is such a good looking car! The proportions look perfect and the front and rear lights look way better than the F30.

The sportline front bumper of the F30 destroys the F32 though. I just noticed that there's no silver whiskers on the F32. No wonder it looks so empty..

The tiny single tailpipe looks worse on the F32 then the F30 however lol.
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Its a 3 series coupe. I like that its lower, but they should have shortened the wheelbase to 108" like the a5 is.
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It's a start guys, from here on out (future generations) they will grow apart more apparently...

F32 is growing on me, but I still prefer the sedan. I hope they offer the full LED headlamps before LCI.
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Are these 0-60 times if you just get in the car, and mash the gas pedal from a stop, or do these times involve some kind of clutch dumping/brake boosting?

Basically are they repeatable by anyone who can drive a car, or does it take some skill to repeat those numbers?
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Looks like the F32 has a metal highlight around the glovebox latch/lock. Might be a cheap little upgrade for the F30-I like it.
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Are these 0-60 times if you just get in the car, and mash the gas pedal from a stop, or do these times involve some kind of clutch dumping/brake boosting?

Basically are they repeatable by anyone who can drive a car, or does it take some skill to repeat those numbers?
Magazines are able to better those numbers(like 4.6-4.7 for the 8spd auto RWD 335) and they typically do aggressive clutch dumps or tq brake.

The more conservative numbers that BMW posts are much more attainable by the average Joe on the street.
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Jason will the 4 series m sport have fog light unlike the f30 m sport
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      06-18-2013, 12:14 PM   #17
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Don't know why people are saying it is less differentiated from the sedan than previous models, seems to me its sufficiently differentiated to be called a coupe rather than a 2door 3 series. I've never heard anyone complain that a 2door E30 was a joke because it was exactly the same as the 4door minus two doors. Zero difference in styling that I can think of.

I do think that if they wanted to differentiate it with 4 series designation it should also have its own dashboard with more driver orientation than the F30.
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there are clear differences between the two...the F32 is more like in "your face" kinda styling with a much more aggressive design and the F30 is more toned down but yet sporty. Question is...do you need a 4 or 2 door car?
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Don't know why people are saying it is less differentiated from the sedan than previous models, seems to me its sufficiently differentiated to be called a coupe rather than a 2door 3 series. I've never heard anyone complain that a 2door E30 was a joke because it was exactly the same as the 4door minus two doors. Zero difference in styling that I can think of.

I do think that if they wanted to differentiate it with 4 series designation it should also have its own dashboard with more driver orientation than the F30.
If they did more variation from the F30 inside, than the cost would have been higher-so people would bitch about that instead.

The F32 in 335 guise is only $900 more than the E92 yet offers more equipment. Meanwhile the F30 was a couple grand more than the E90.

So even with the numbers gain of 4 series vs 3 series, the price increase is small.

Having a unique dash or some of the other complaints would equate to a bloated sticker price.
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F30 is absolutely fantastic!!! Much better than F32 No doubt!
It's so elegant and pure
The front is so much better! The curves Me Like!!!

F32 is sad copy of it....

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Oh wow...the F32 rear end looks awful next the the F30. Other than that & the side vents, I like both F30 and F32.
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Why does the 4 series have one less pedal?
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