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Old 07-28-2004, 09:59 AM
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Sounds like they're going to fuck up the 3-series styling too. From the article posted by gavriil:
As with the exterior styling, the 3-series’ cabin design is more conservative than of late, so as not to offend buyers of this most mainstream of BMWs.
It's not like the current 3-series sedan is all that exciting, now this conservative approach and the horrendous Bangle trunk treatment.

Hopefully they don't go the same route with the coupe/4-series and M3.
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Originally Posted by Rod
Sounds like they're going to fuck up the 3-series styling too. From the article posted by gavriil:
It's not like the current 3-series sedan is all that exciting, now this conservative approach and the horrendous Bangle trunk treatment.

Hopefully they don't go the same route with the coupe/4-series and M3.
On the contrary. What the article means is that the interior design will stay away from the "out there" styling of the 5er and the 7er. There are some pics of the interior in this thread. It looks better than the 5er's. At least the dash does.
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There are some pics of the interior in this thread. It looks better than the 5er's. At least the dash does.
Yeah, but it still looks cheap IMO. I guess I've just never been a huge fan of 3-series interiors, especially when you consider how much you have to pay for one.
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Originally Posted by Rod
Sounds like they're going to fuck up the 3-series styling too. From the article posted by gavriil:
It's not like the current 3-series sedan is all that exciting, now this conservative approach and the horrendous Bangle trunk treatment.

Hopefully they don't go the same route with the coupe/4-series and M3.
When I was at that “BMW Ultimate Drive” on Saturday they had ALL the latest models parked side-by-side.
While the 3-Series coupe still looks great, I think it looked really “dated” when parked in the same row with the newest 5, 6, 7, X3 & Z4.
The 3 definitely needs this update.
I think a lot of the people slamming the new Bangle designs are basing their criticisms off of magazine articles and photo’s they’ve seen on the net.
I’m starting to see a few 5’s & 7’s on the roads in my area.

Go take a look at one in person. I think they look GREAT.

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I have seen many 5s and 7s in person and a few 6s and still don't like the trunks. That's my main gripe with these cars. But you're right, the trunk doesn't stand out as much in person as in some pics you see.
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new untaped images of the E90 3 Series, plus rendition of the E90 M3

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wow. just wow,
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Thats it, im living with my parents forever and gonna buy a e90 m3.
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That M3 is fucking SICK.
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Oh yeah. I mean, it's a challenge to see 268HP from a gas 3.0 liter engine. I have no idea how BMW did this. Diesels have come a long way.
I thought the twin turbocharges helped get the 3.0 diesel to 268hp. The hp on that engine is great, but all that tourque is amazing. I wish they'd bring that engine choice here.
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now people are saying its PS




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Does anyone have any updates on the rumor that the new “M” vehicles will be SMG Tranny only?
I think this will be a big mistake if they do it.

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^^^^^^^^

I hope not. That would really take away a lot of the "driving experience" from many enthusiasts.
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m3 looks pissed off!

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So sick.......I'm not sure if I like the E46 more though. Had the E46 not existed this would be the best looking BMW ever without argument.
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you guys make me laugh, time and time again, you guys see these "images" of up-coming vehicles and think they are real. am i the only one who can tell when a picture of a vehicle is merely a photochop job or a real picture? none of the pictures of this new M3 are real. its painfully obvious. im sure the "Artists" who did those pics are on the right track but please guys, this happens all the time, the final product will be different, dont take these photochops as the gosple.
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beautifully designed. i love the way the front fender looks like its putting pressure on the headlights. there are all these little notions of overlaps and lines that make the car look like its moving forward when it is at a standstill. nice job bangle!

i do not see the sidevent under the door or the oddly shaped raked front lip going into production
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I think it looks great.
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Don't forget THIS ONE:




That's the same one I posted, only of much better quality and a lot larger. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by jimcol711
you guys make me laugh, time and time again, you guys see these "images" of up-coming vehicles and think they are real. am i the only one who can tell when a picture of a vehicle is merely a photochop job or a real picture? none of the pictures of this new M3 are real. its painfully obvious. im sure the "Artists" who did those pics are on the right track but please guys, this happens all the time, the final product will be different, dont take these photochops as the gosple.
jimcol711 that's why I called it an "image" and not a picture. Of course they are not real. Most if not all of us, know that. The only real pic will be an official pic from BMW when the car is out. But till then, all we can do is have folks guess the way it will look from various theoritical sources of info. It's always nice to see the direction and that's what those images show. Some better than others.
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I like it!
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Holy wetdream Batman!!!
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if the production model resembles that image; that will be the hottest beemer ive seen
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The E90 Unmasked

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Still not favorite compared to older # series. But i guess it could be worse.

Now lets see the interior.
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http://www.acura-cl.com/forums/showt...&highlight=e90

Interior shot is in that thread too
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AH DAMNIT.

DAMN YOU whoever you are that beat me to this!!!!!!!
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its a nice looking car. def progressive and aggressive.
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i really like the look of the 5, they got everything right imo except the back could still be toned down a bit. but its a lot less notiecable in person then in pics. i think the 3 is due for an update, but damn, i have to say it drives amazingly
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EDIT: sarlacc23 you cant tell me that you thought that there is NO thread for the E90. Please search for the appropriate thread before opening one.
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sarlacc23 you cant tell you you though that there is NO thread for the E90. Please search for the appropriate thread before opening one.
whoa, gav is boozing it up again
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sarlacc23 you cant tell you you though that there is NO thread for the E90. Please search for the appropriate thread before opening one.
When I posted I remember this title saying M3. Which is different then a regular 3 and that is why i posted a new thread.
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whoa, gav is boozing it up again

lol, ya it's unusual for him to post something near incomprehensible.
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When I posted I remember this title saying M3. Which is different then a regular 3 and that is why i posted a new thread.
We also have an M3 thread.

Are you saying this is the M3 in the pics?
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