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Old 08-06-2004, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
whoa, gav is boozing it up again
What?

Oh shit I see now. I wrote this while on the phone, so... Multitasking has its costs.

Sorry.
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Old 08-06-2004, 11:21 AM
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lol, ya it's unusual for him to post something near incomprehensible.
Whenever tired, my writing ability diminshes rapidly.
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Originally Posted by gavriil
We also have an M3 thread.

Are you saying this is the M3 in the pics?
no, nevermind.

mistakes get made, chill out.
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Old 08-06-2004, 09:42 PM
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no, nevermind.

mistakes get made, chill out.
Yes sir.
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Car looks so good but God almighty I wish they would lose the command feature. I have never understood the concept of this feature.

HEY BMW....BUTTONS STILL WORK JUST FINE!!!
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damn it has the 5/7 interior

Other than that, i love it!
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I am sure it will be a great driver but I am not digging the styling inside or out. Sorry ya'll.
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I like the interior. The exterior will take some time... especially the rear.
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over all not as drastic as the 5, but the inside is a step backwards imo
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I am sure it will be a great driver but I am not digging the styling inside or out. Sorry ya'll.
who are you apologizing to and why? I agree...I think the interior is just bad. I HATE that stupid hump they stuck in the middle of their dashboards. Ruins the lines of the dash. The exterior looks better than the last 3 but still looks pretty weak IMO. This is a disappointment.
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Looks fine, probably the best inside/outside out of the new bmws.
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I think this is a step ahead as far as the exterior is concerned. It looks good from the outside. The inside, I just dont like the dash design. It's similar to that of the 5. But still, not bad overall. We have to see this car up-close to be able to tell.
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It says the 330 will do the 0-62 mph in 6.3 secs. That means 6 flat for the 60 if not high 5s due to BMW usually being conservative. Not bad at all.
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Originally Posted by heyitsme
Looks fine, probably the best inside/outside out of the new bmws.
Eh, i'll toss that one to the 6 series. Best of the bungle interiors.

The interior for the new 3 isnt bad, compared to the new 5 pos insides. but it isnt GREAT either.

The new 3 is better then I thought, i'll give it that.
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i like the front but the rear takes some getting used to
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I like it.
Iím REALLY looking forward to official pictures of the Coupe & V8 M3.
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Looks okay, but I'm not thrilled. Exterior probably looks the best of the Bangle designs, but I'm definitely not a fan of the interior.
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Originally Posted by cusdaddy
Looks okay, but I'm not thrilled. Exterior probably looks the best of the Bangle designs, but I'm definitely not a fan of the interior.
I wasnít crazy about the 5-Series exterior OR interior.
But when I drove it, it was a different story all together.
Donít judge on the photos alone.

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Originally Posted by Shawn S
I wasnít crazy about the 5-Series exterior OR interior.
But when I drove it, it was a different story all together.
Donít judge on the photos alone.

Shawn S
Ive spent an hour sitting the new five going over it with a fine tooth comb, I have review in car talk somewhere.

As I've been stating the car is a butterface, technically amazing but the interior designs is shit. Drive it or not, the story doesnt change, the interior design is pure shit.
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Exterior is ok (the coupe will look better), I just don't like BMWs new interiors though.....and this new 3 is no exception.

What's nice is that I believe i-drive is optional on the e90, not standard.
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Originally Posted by Beltfed
Exterior is ok (the coupe will look better), I just don't like BMWs new interiors though.....and this new 3 is no exception.

What's nice is that I believe i-drive is optional on the e90, not standard.
Yeah but i thin kthey make if want any of the good stuff you get stuck with idrive (navi, etc)

The interior is not wonderful by any stretch, but its better then the 5.
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Originally Posted by sarlacc23
The interior is not wonderful by any stretch, but its better then the 5.

Yes, I agree with that.......the 5 just looks unfinished.

The e90 while not very driver oriented (can see that from the photos) at least looks a tad pleasant to the eye.
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Originally Posted by Beltfed
Yes, I agree with that.......the 5 just looks unfinished.

The e90 while not very driver oriented (can see that from the photos) at least looks a tad pleasant to the eye.
The 5 is unergomnomic, non-driver oriented, stupid place "design" items.

What makes a bimmer interior a bimmer interior, you know, you own one. I had one. the cockpit is driver oriented and VERY functional. not so anymore in the case with the 5.

but i digress this is getting off topic.
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Originally Posted by Shawn S
I wasnít crazy about the 5-Series exterior OR interior.
But when I drove it, it was a different story all together.
Donít judge on the photos alone.

Shawn S
I actually drove the 5 series recently (my boss has one - 530i)) and sat in the 6-series at the dealer. I was actually LESS of a fan after sitting inside the cars. The interior is shaped ackwardly and it just feels cold. Hard to explain, but it doesn't feel comforting. I'm definitely not a fan.
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OKÖ.. If youíve seen it in person and you donít like it I understand.
Iím just used to reading negative comments from magazine & web reading critics who have never set foot in the car.

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Originally Posted by sarlacc23

The interior is not wonderful by any stretch, but its better then the 5.

All the interiors look the same to me. The same town car-ish layout. I hate it. But since it drives like a bmw then im sure i will get over it.

My next car will still be a bimmer.
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Originally Posted by N.O.6speed
if the production model resembles that image; that will be the hottest beemer ive seen

Yeah if you're 18 and can afford a 50k$ plus car. Other than that it looks pretty overdone and just plain It's probably just a chop anyways so I dont want to get all worked up over nothing but if that's close to the real thing then it has lost it's class IMO.
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Originally Posted by Spirok
Yeah if you're 18 and can afford a 50k$ plus car. Other than that it looks pretty overdone and just plain It's probably just a chop anyways so I dont want to get all worked up over nothing but if that's close to the real thing then it has lost it's class IMO.
Sure itís fake.
But if you look at the OFFICIAL pictures of the E90 4-door in the other thread with the brochure link, you can see a LOT of that car in this mock-up.

I predict it will look much like this with the exception of the front air dam and wheel flares toned down a bit.
If you look the official M5 pictures you can see the family resemblance.

We shall see.

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3-Series Is Ready To Join The Fold - - By Matt Joy - - Source: Autoexpress

The lid has been lifted on the next-generation BMW 3-Series Cabriolet - and what a lid it is! Our spies in the current issue of Auto Express magazine have captured the world's first pictures, and the car clearly has a folding metal roof.

Although the current drop-top has been a huge hit - fending off competition from the Audi A4, Mercedes CLK and Saab 9-3 in the premium convertible sector - the mag's exclusive shots show how BMW aims to raise the stakes by being the first to create a coupť-cabrio.

Our insiders tell us that the newcomer is going to be more versatile than anything drivers have ever seen before, and it's all thanks to the forthcoming 3's spacious design. Look carefully at the mag's pictures of the CC, and you should be able to see what we mean. The novel design means the roof can be positioned in three different ways.

Most obviously, with the roof fully closed, the car will be a refined coupť. Owners can then slide the front panels back to create an open-topped targa. Finally, as the bootlid opens up, the whole arrangement slips gracefully down, creating a neat convertible free from any unsightly folded canvas.

The disguise on the prototype also attempts to hide another key feature its pillarless design. This means buyers will have the option of lowering all the side windows with the roof up to give a clean, uncluttered look.
The company has gone to extreme lengths to ensure that its first coupť-cabrio is a success, calling upon Ger-man engineering expert Webasto to assist with the design of the folding mechanism. The pictures clearly show that the car will remain a full four-seater yet retain a substantial boot, as this is a crucial selling point for the lucrative American market.

The engine line-up will be similar to the saloon's, starting with 2.0-litre petrol and diesel four-cylinder units. There will be 2.5 and 3.0-litre straight-six petrols, with the possibility of a V8-powered M3, which would compete head-to-head with the Audi S4 V8.

Despite rumours of BMW introducing new 2 and 4-Series badges for its coupť and cabrio models, the car seen here is likely to retain the famous 3-Series badge. With such an excellent reputation and strong image with consumers, company bosses can see no significant benefit in changing.

The new 3-Series CC will make its public debut at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show - in exactly 12 months' time - and go on sale early in 2006.

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wow didnt see that coming!
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Whoa. This coupd/cabrio sounds awesome. Pillarless design; targa option. Benz and Audi will have to step it up. I hope Infiniti will answer the call with a hardtop/convertible competitor of it's own with the next G. If the Z remain's a soft top, I don't see any reason why they shouldn't consider it.
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Wow, pillarless! I love it. Lexus is hard at work with their IS coupe/cabrio. I wonder who will debut first???
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The funny thing is that these directo competitor companies know about what each other works at a lot before we do. How? From talks with vendors. I bet they look at auto news come out and laugh their ass off about how late we find out.
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Sounds like the system that was on that tiburon concept.
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Wow, pillarless! I love it. Lexus is hard at work with their IS coupe/cabrio. I wonder who will debut first???
Is the next Gen IS coupe/cabrio going to be a hardtop convertible too? I hope so...
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this is good news for the 3 series market, maybe audi and lexus will jump aboard, now if MB would just do this with the clk...
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That should make it even more ridiculously expensive then it is now...it may be cool to have a hardtop, but i aint paying like 50 k for a 3 series convert....
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That should make it even more ridiculously expensive then it is now...it may be cool to have a hardtop, but i aint paying like 50 k for a 3 series convert....

Good point.
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