Go Back  AcuraZine - Acura Enthusiast Community > Automotive Discussion > Automotive News
Reload this Page >

BMW: 4-Series News **2018 M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre Revealed (page 16)**

Notices
Automotive News
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

BMW: 4-Series News **2018 M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre Revealed (page 16)**

 
Old 06-14-2013, 12:26 PM
  #161  
The sizzle in the Steak
 
Moog-Type-S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Southern California
Posts: 71,438
Received 1,876 Likes on 1,296 Posts
Looks real good
Moog-Type-S is offline  
Old 06-14-2013, 12:47 PM
  #162  
Moderator
 
ttribe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Age: 47
Posts: 14,290
Received 4,440 Likes on 2,399 Posts
Looks pretty good, IMO. I still like the E9x interior better, however. I'm still struggling with the monolith screen.
ttribe is online now  
Old 06-14-2013, 04:47 PM
  #163  
Registered Member
 
oonowindoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 15,591
Received 2,549 Likes on 1,778 Posts
Why is that Idrive knob so huge?

It looks as big as the cup holder
oonowindoo is offline  
Old 06-14-2013, 04:50 PM
  #164  
Registered Member
 
oonowindoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 15,591
Received 2,549 Likes on 1,778 Posts
Originally Posted by ttribe View Post
Looks pretty good, IMO. I still like the E9x interior better, however. I'm still struggling with the monolith screen.
1 huge complaint i have against E9X interior is....

I had nowhere to put my cellphone. Usually it goes to the cupholder but you know E9X cupholders are the stupidest design ever.
oonowindoo is offline  
Old 06-14-2013, 05:52 PM
  #165  
brahs be jelly
 
MTEAZY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,837
Received 247 Likes on 169 Posts
Inspiration for lower bumper?



MTEAZY is offline  
Old 06-14-2013, 06:03 PM
  #166  
I drive a Subata.
iTrader: (1)
 
JS + XES's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Socal
Age: 34
Posts: 20,144
Received 2,401 Likes on 1,483 Posts
Looks awesome.
JS + XES is offline  
Old 06-14-2013, 07:33 PM
  #167  
Fahrvergnügen'd
 
charliemike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Maryland
Age: 47
Posts: 13,128
Received 1,403 Likes on 871 Posts
$60k for a 435i M-Sport with a lot of bells and whistles means what, $80k for a M4 now?

Fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu ...
charliemike is online now  
Old 06-14-2013, 07:54 PM
  #168  
Senior Moderator
 
srika's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 53,915
Received 7,353 Likes on 3,945 Posts
oh oops. I forgot. the M4 is the new M3.
srika is offline  
Old 06-14-2013, 07:55 PM
  #169  
Senior Moderator
 
srika's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 53,915
Received 7,353 Likes on 3,945 Posts
damn, it's been almost exactly 10 years from the inception of this thread!
srika is offline  
Old 06-14-2013, 11:19 PM
  #170  
Moderator
 
ttribe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Age: 47
Posts: 14,290
Received 4,440 Likes on 2,399 Posts
Originally Posted by oonowindoo View Post
1 huge complaint i have against E9X interior is....

I had nowhere to put my cellphone. Usually it goes to the cupholder but you know E9X cupholders are the stupidest design ever.
I put mine in the door pocket. There's a nice place in there that's kind of padded and my door pocket panel tilts out for access.
ttribe is online now  
Old 06-14-2013, 11:23 PM
  #171  
Senior Moderator
 
Yumcha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 146,727
Received 15,003 Likes on 9,304 Posts
Move over Audi A5!

Daddy's got a new fave (realistically affordable) coupe...!
Yumcha is offline  
Old 06-15-2013, 01:02 PM
  #172  
Senior Moderator
 
Crazy Bimmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Chicago Burbs
Age: 38
Posts: 34,940
Received 637 Likes on 276 Posts
Originally Posted by charliemike View Post
$60k for a 435i M-Sport with a lot of bells and whistles means what, $80k for a M4 now?

Fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu ...

Well a loaded E92 M3 now is $76k. A loaded M4 being $80k.. yea can see that happening especially since they plan to offer cermanic brakes as an option.

Im hoping the F80 M3 Sedan can had for under 70k with decent options.

Video: http://www.bmw.tv/web/hidden/video.d...720&spaceID=12
Crazy Bimmer is offline  
Old 06-15-2013, 01:07 PM
  #173  
Senior Moderator
 
Crazy Bimmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Chicago Burbs
Age: 38
Posts: 34,940
Received 637 Likes on 276 Posts
Originally Posted by oonowindoo View Post
Why is that Idrive knob so huge?

It looks as big as the cup holder
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WKmxrvDupCI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Crazy Bimmer is offline  
Old 06-15-2013, 01:17 PM
  #174  
Registered Member
 
speedemon90's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: SoCal
Age: 28
Posts: 9,012
Received 439 Likes on 322 Posts
Originally Posted by Yumcha View Post
Move over Audi A5!

Daddy's got a new fave (realistically affordable) coupe...!
Yea I think this beats the A5 too

Really like how it looks!
speedemon90 is offline  
Old 06-17-2013, 05:50 PM
  #175  
You'll Never Walk Alone
iTrader: (1)
 
iforyou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Age: 32
Posts: 9,024
Received 569 Likes on 383 Posts
My understanding is that in the past, sales of 3 series include sedans, convertibles, M cars, and coupes. Now that the 3 series coupe = 4 series, sales figures of the 3 series will go down for sure.

In the past, the 3 series has been the leader in its segment. BMW sold 9300 3 series in May 2013 for example. But the MB C Class is actually not far behind at 8000. Without the 3 series coupes, it seems like the C Class might take over as the sales leader. I wonder if BMW cares about that.
iforyou is offline  
Old 06-17-2013, 06:11 PM
  #176  
Moderator
 
ttribe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Age: 47
Posts: 14,290
Received 4,440 Likes on 2,399 Posts
Originally Posted by iforyou View Post
My understanding is that in the past, sales of 3 series include sedans, convertibles, M cars, and coupes. Now that the 3 series coupe = 4 series, sales figures of the 3 series will go down for sure.

In the past, the 3 series has been the leader in its segment. BMW sold 9300 3 series in May 2013 for example. But the MB C Class is actually not far behind at 8000. Without the 3 series coupes, it seems like the C Class might take over as the sales leader. I wonder if BMW cares about that.
I'm guessing this occurred to them before they made the decision to change the naming convention.
ttribe is online now  
Old 06-17-2013, 10:31 PM
  #177  
Engineer
 
savage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Boston
Age: 36
Posts: 4,525
Received 76 Likes on 53 Posts
Originally Posted by oonowindoo View Post
1 huge complaint i have against E9X interior is....

I had nowhere to put my cellphone. Usually it goes to the cupholder but you know E9X cupholders are the stupidest design ever.
Actually, I think the exact opposite. Did you have the navigation?

My Galaxy S3 fits perfectly on the flat part in front of the screen. It's angled back and the surface is somewhat tacky.
savage is offline  
Old 06-17-2013, 11:37 PM
  #178  
Senior Moderator
 
Yumcha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 146,727
Received 15,003 Likes on 9,304 Posts
Some high-res pics for you folks...enjoy!







Yumcha is offline  
Old 06-17-2013, 11:38 PM
  #179  
Senior Moderator
 
Yumcha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 146,727
Received 15,003 Likes on 9,304 Posts









Yumcha is offline  
Old 06-18-2013, 12:00 AM
  #180  
Senior Moderator
 
srika's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 53,915
Received 7,353 Likes on 3,945 Posts
gorgeous photos - that car looks pretty amazing! especially 3rd photo on the grey car
srika is offline  
Old 06-18-2013, 07:18 AM
  #181  
Fahrvergnügen'd
 
charliemike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Maryland
Age: 47
Posts: 13,128
Received 1,403 Likes on 871 Posts
I'm really surprised everyone likes this so much.
charliemike is online now  
Old 06-18-2013, 10:29 AM
  #182  
n00b
 
vwong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,738
Received 45 Likes on 30 Posts
Not a big fan of the normal front end. The M-Sport front looks much better. It's interesting that with the E9x chassis, I prefer the E92 (coupe) over the E90 (sedan). Now in the F3x chassis, I prefer the F30 (3-series sedan) over the F32 (4-series coupe).
vwong is offline  
Old 06-18-2013, 10:32 AM
  #183  
n00b
 
vwong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,738
Received 45 Likes on 30 Posts
Originally Posted by oonowindoo View Post
1 huge complaint i have against E9X interior is....

I had nowhere to put my cellphone. Usually it goes to the cupholder but you know E9X cupholders are the stupidest design ever.
You must had the ashtray. My E92 didn't come with an ashtray, but instead it's just a tray. So that's where I put my cell phone.
vwong is offline  
Old 06-18-2013, 10:33 AM
  #184  
n00b
 
vwong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,738
Received 45 Likes on 30 Posts
Originally Posted by Crazy Acura View Post
Im hoping the F80 M3 Sedan can had for under 70k with decent options.
I'm totally with you on this.
vwong is offline  
Old 06-18-2013, 11:28 AM
  #185  
You'll Never Walk Alone
iTrader: (1)
 
iforyou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Age: 32
Posts: 9,024
Received 569 Likes on 383 Posts
Originally Posted by charliemike View Post
I'm really surprised everyone likes this so much.
This is a very nice design IMO.
iforyou is offline  
Old 06-18-2013, 11:31 AM
  #186  
Senior Moderator
 
srika's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 53,915
Received 7,353 Likes on 3,945 Posts
it's not a home run for me.... it's like about halfway between 2nd and 3rd base... it's not my favorite car made by BMW, by any stretch... not even really close. BUT I do like it. I am not sold on the front bumper.. it looks downright weird and incongruent in some photos...
srika is offline  
Old 06-18-2013, 05:08 PM
  #187  
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 27,549
Received 2,211 Likes on 1,314 Posts
I'm with you guys... on the fence with this one. Still prefer the concept's front end.

That fender vent looks strange too. Like it should be larger or something.
Costco is offline  
Old 06-18-2013, 06:33 PM
  #188  
Registered Member
 
ThermonMermon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NYC
Age: 34
Posts: 3,964
Received 59 Likes on 48 Posts
not feeling the interior. the dash layout has too many vertical sections, making it appear narrow and cramped - which is an extremely poor execution considering the 4 is being introduced as a marginally larger vehicle than the 3, but at a premium.

as for the exterior, not a big fan. its lacking a general theme and is not fluid. the front facade looks out of place, and the huge delineation across the hood gives the appearance the the entire facade could be swapped out to your liking.

in summary: far from timeless. when the E46 M3 came out, it was a need-to-have-it, no brainer investment for a car would surely be a legend...to say the same for the soon-to-be M4??...i just dont see it. this the the first 4 series sports coupe ever. i feel more compelled to wait and see where this series goes, rather than be the first in line to get the original.

Last edited by ThermonMermon; 06-18-2013 at 06:46 PM.
ThermonMermon is offline  
Old 06-18-2013, 08:19 PM
  #189  
Senior Moderator
 
Crazy Bimmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Chicago Burbs
Age: 38
Posts: 34,940
Received 637 Likes on 276 Posts
Originally Posted by ThermonMermon View Post
not feeling the interior. the dash layout has too many vertical sections, making it appear narrow and cramped - which is an extremely poor execution considering the 4 is being introduced as a marginally larger vehicle than the 3, but at a premium.

as for the exterior, not a big fan. its lacking a general theme and is not fluid. the front facade looks out of place, and the huge delineation across the hood gives the appearance the the entire facade could be swapped out to your liking.

in summary: far from timeless. when the E46 M3 came out, it was a need-to-have-it, no brainer investment for a car would surely be a legend...to say the same for the soon-to-be M4??...i just dont see it. this the the first 4 series sports coupe ever. i feel more compelled to wait and see where this series goes, rather than be the first in line to get the original.
The coupe has always been more expensive than the sedan. All BMW really did was change the name.

This is still a "3-series coupe" not a whole new product that needs to prove itself. Reminds me of some of the BMW guys saying they have a hard time buying an M4 because people wont know what it is. Who cares.

I like these looks comparison threads:

sedan vs coupe
http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854495

4series vs A5
http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=853938
Crazy Bimmer is offline  
The following 2 users liked this post by Crazy Bimmer:
jwong77 (06-19-2013), ttribe (06-18-2013)
Old 06-19-2013, 01:05 PM
  #190  
Midnight Marauder
 
jwong77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 739
Received 50 Likes on 39 Posts
Looks great to me, though, I agree that the front bumper is a bit odd. but thats why they have the M-Sport bumper as an option.
jwong77 is offline  
Old 06-19-2013, 01:17 PM
  #191  
Fahrvergnügen'd
 
charliemike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Maryland
Age: 47
Posts: 13,128
Received 1,403 Likes on 871 Posts
Originally Posted by iforyou View Post
This is a very nice design IMO.
I think it's a combination of two things:

A ton of photo processing and a very safe, staid design. Even the M-Sport isn't very aggressive.
charliemike is online now  
Old 06-19-2013, 03:46 PM
  #192  
Midnight Marauder
 
jwong77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 739
Received 50 Likes on 39 Posts
Originally Posted by charliemike View Post
I think it's a combination of two things:

A ton of photo processing and a very safe, staid design. Even the M-Sport isn't very aggressive.
Haha, so just like every 3 Series that came before it?
jwong77 is offline  
Old 06-19-2013, 04:59 PM
  #193  
Fahrvergnügen'd
 
charliemike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Maryland
Age: 47
Posts: 13,128
Received 1,403 Likes on 871 Posts
Originally Posted by jwong77 View Post
Haha, so just like every 3 Series that came before it?
Good point

Maybe in person it'll look better.
charliemike is online now  
Old 06-19-2013, 08:12 PM
  #194  
Senior Moderator
 
Crazy Bimmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Chicago Burbs
Age: 38
Posts: 34,940
Received 637 Likes on 276 Posts
Rear is clean in real life pics.

2-series next to it.

Crazy Bimmer is offline  
Old 06-19-2013, 09:24 PM
  #195  
Fahrvergnügen'd
 
charliemike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Maryland
Age: 47
Posts: 13,128
Received 1,403 Likes on 871 Posts
I like the outline of the 2-series a lot more.

The 3-series looks like a small 6-series but without whatever the 6 has that makes it look so good.
charliemike is online now  
The following users liked this post:
EL19 (06-20-2013)
Old 06-21-2013, 10:33 AM
  #196  
Senior Moderator
 
srika's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 53,915
Received 7,353 Likes on 3,945 Posts
something I just remembered to comment, I'm annoyed by the side-view mirrors. I'm annoyed that they resemble Mercedes designs, which I generally loathe. I much preferred the curvy organic shapes of past models especially in the M range. And even on the regular models they had their own "BMW" flair and hallmark look.
srika is offline  
The following users liked this post:
ttribe (06-21-2013)
Old 06-21-2013, 10:41 AM
  #197  
Senior Moderator
 
srika's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 53,915
Received 7,353 Likes on 3,945 Posts


srika is offline  
Old 06-21-2013, 01:31 PM
  #198  
Registered Member
 
alex2364's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Northern VA
Age: 35
Posts: 1,655
Received 54 Likes on 35 Posts
I just don't like how the Sport Line mirrors are black in the US. Reminds me of the el cheapo unpainted black mirrors from Honda.
alex2364 is offline  
Old 07-06-2013, 08:54 AM
  #199  
Por Favor?
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Seattle
Age: 38
Posts: 2,291
Likes: 0
Received 9 Likes on 8 Posts
like it but don't love it, and I'm a hardcore coupe guy.
Brandon24pdx is offline  
Old 07-06-2013, 09:59 AM
  #200  
_____ like a rabbit
 
stangg172004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Edgewater, Chicago, IL
Age: 31
Posts: 8,596
Received 12 Likes on 10 Posts
Originally Posted by charliemike View Post
$60k for a 435i M-Sport with a lot of bells and whistles means what, $80k for a M4 now?

Fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu ...
man... i need a raise.....
stangg172004 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: BMW: 4-Series News **2018 M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre Revealed (page 16)**


Contact Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.