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      04-18-2014, 12:19 PM   #1
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The 2014 NYIAS press days are over and the public days have now kicked off. There were several exciting debuts (global and North American) at this year's New York show, which we covered earlier this week in the following threads:

BMW M4 Convertible World Premiere
BMW X4 Sports Activity Coupe (F26) World Premiere
BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe
BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe U.S. Debut
BMW M3 (F80) in Silverstone II
BMW M4 (F82) in Black Sapphire Metallic
BMW 228i with Track Handling Package
BMW Concept X5 eDrive
BMW X3 LCI Facelift
BMW i8 in Protonic Blue


And here are some video looks at the BMW and MINI displays at the show, along with the BMW press conference.








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tahts the same silverstone m3 right? damn i think thats my new favorite color...sort of throwback
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Can't wait to go there and finally see the M3 in flesh. Thanks for the videos.
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tahts the same silverstone m3 right? damn i think thats my new favorite color...sort of throwback
I was thinking the same thing.
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      04-18-2014, 03:32 PM   #5
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the M3 looks better then the coupe IMO
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The M3 is such a nice car to have especially in Silverstone or Moonstone.
And much more aggressive looking than the stylish coupe.

For me, I would choose Aggressiveness over Stylish on any given day.

Can't wait to go see that M3 in person, I'm going on Monday!
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Not going to agree/disagree with you guys on the M3 as its is a awesome looking car, I think BMW could have picked a color to show off the M4 lines better. Why would they stick such a dark color car in a dark corner surrounded by black walls?
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Was at the show today and the M3 is stunning in person. The M4 looked great too, but if I had to choose, I would have to opt for the M3. The B6 was a fine piece of machinery as well.
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Silverstone is so good looking.
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the M3 looks better then the coupe IMO
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As the 3 series looks better than the 4 series, IMO
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Going there today. Really excited.
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Was at the show today and the M3 is stunning in person. The M4 looked great too, but if I had to choose, I would have to opt for the M3. The B6 was a fine piece of machinery as well.
Love it - this may be the next car for me...

Any more pictures?
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I think BMW could have picked a color to show off the M4 lines better.
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Any bimmers coming tomorrow? I've been here today and will cover the 2nd day as well.
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just came back from the show. Well, unfortunately my impression from the current BMW lineup hasn't changed (from sort of negative/disappointed). Here is my ratings of the looks:

1. The best regular person car IMO is 4 series GC (or the regular 4er if you don't need rear doors)
2. The best looking M car is M4. But don't order it in black - the color hides beautiful details of the exterior but the form itself is not as aggressive as M used to be. I myself is contemplating M4 vs Boxter/Cayman
3. X4 is a flap. In fact I think BMW will either discount it in a huge way or see low sales numbers.
4. The only X that is still beating its competition is X6. New X5 lost manliness, X3 never had it, X1 is not even close to Audi Q3
5. i3 is impressive on paper but ugly and small in real life. I m 5'8" and felt huge in the petite i3.
6. i8 - well it has some details but why do I spend 130K on a car when it only has a nice story (tech story) for me. I like it but paying 130K is out of my understanding.
7. Finally got to see the BMW 90T motorcycle. To my surprise, I did not like it. If it was priced under $10K it would look much better to me but for $15K no thanks.
8. 2 series - OMG it doesn't look good. All reviews lie. Interior is also not a iota better than prev generation (yes it has more features but those seats and plastic trim kill the interior)
9. Why did they put M235i into the M corner? - it is not an M car.

So what is out there that beats BMW cars. In 3/4 series range it is C class and A4/5. Audi Q models beat BMW everywhere except for Q7. There MB, Jaguar, etc. are better than X5. Also, it seems that many of the high premium brands are starting to go into BMW/MB/Audi territory. Maseratti is selling their $66K sedan to compete with 5er, Macan beats X4/3, Panamera hunts 6GC etc.

On a positive note, however, it felt that BMW still attracts enthusiasts. There was way more people in BMW corner taking "car" pics, speaking about cars, engines, trannies, etc. I really felt good to stay there and discuss cars with random people who had passion and genuine interest about cars. It makes me think that looks and interior flaps in BMW cars is not a big deal to those interested in what a car can do as opposed to looks. My disappointment with current BMW however is "why did they need to change?" - in 80's, 90's, and early 2000's BMW did both jobs well - their cars looked good and drove well. Now what? - Ultimate Driving Machine only?

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The M4 flared 1/4 panels look much tougher in person than in pics. I like the sedan a bit more, but I think the coupe will look tougher in the wild, esp. with some mods. (Just like e92)
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Am I the only one who think, these new 3s, 4s, and 2s don't look precisely good in black?
6s and the new X5s look gorgeous in black.
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Am I the only one who think, these new 3s, 4s, and 2s don't look precisely good in black?
6s and the new X5s look gorgeous in black.
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