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      10-17-2011, 10:39 AM   #23
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These are probably more-so for On the Lot inventory. That would be my guess.


The original post gave the impression that you can really order whatever you want, but these are line-specific options.

The question becomes then, what does a standard 3 series not denoted within one of the "lines" look like regarding bumpers, accents, etc.

The shame is I love the contrast of the SPORT, but the interior looks cheap because of that red line going down it. Looks like we'll have more waiting to see.
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      10-17-2011, 10:51 AM   #24
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Seems overcomplicated to me with a ridiculous amount of tackiness with the badges and door sill names (BMW Sport vs Luxury vs Modern).

My fav rims are the ones on the red 328i sedan in another thread, which is not shown here.
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These are probably more-so for On the Lot inventory. That would be my guess.


The original post gave the impression that you can really order whatever you want, but these are line-specific options.

The question becomes then, what does a standard 3 series not denoted within one of the "lines" look like regarding bumpers, accents, etc.

The shame is I love the contrast of the SPORT, but the interior looks cheap because of that red line going down it. Looks like we'll have more waiting to see.
I'm curious about this as well. For example, the modern and sport lines have a different instrument cluster than the luxury line so if we were to build a standard car (no lines) which instrument cluster is the standard?

As for the side badges, yes they're tacky but why all the fuss? It's not like you're paying any extra to put them on. Just remove them like you do with the model badge at the back. (If you can't remove them, then yeah, that sucks and looks stupid!)
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I memorize the headlights of the cops so I know when they are coming from behind. I memorized the charger, crown Victoria and the that Chevy looking SUV.
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      10-17-2011, 11:08 AM   #28
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Has it been confirmed that these "lines" will make their way to the US market? Seems like something we wouldnt see here. Also seems unnecessarily complicated.
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The good thing is it looks like you can order it with a black line instead!
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i don't like the idea how they split up the series in sport, luxury, and modern. I find that really stupid and they also copied BENZ with their styling in C class line up. Theres no need for 3 lines in the 3 series. Thats why they have packages & options SMH
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i don't like the idea how they split up the series in sport, luxury, and modern. I find that really stupid and they also copied BENZ with their styling in C class line up. Theres no need for 3 lines in the 3 series. Thats why they have packages & options SMH
For the most part, isn't that what it basically is? BMW just decided to cheese/douche it up a bit by calling them lines. If everything is as straightforward as I think it and everyone hope it is and it's BMW just complicating things, I see a standard 3-Series that has a Sport, Modern and Luxury "package".
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You know something's wrong at Munich when every leather on the Luxury line includes "exclusive stitching." Real exclusive there, BMW. Real exclusive.
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My understanding is the Sport, Modern and Luxury lines (or packages, if you would) is the same approach as the atcama yellow package or the canyon brown package already on offer in the E89, but a little more comprehensive. By selecting those packages, you will get a pre-determined combo of trim/colors. ou can lay on the other options on top of that but certain option packages will not be compatible In the E89, there are also M-Sport combo packages.
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Maybe. But some features may be exclusive to the packages, and not available stand-alone, especially in some regions where packages are heavily favored (such as US and Canada), and stand alone options are few.

Another thing - the Sport+ mode for the DEC is found only on the Sport line. I doubt that it will be available ad-hoc.
I for one would like the M-sport exterior with the Modern interior. Not going to be possible.

I have a feeling the pricing of the different Lines and the frustration of order combinations is going to piss consumers off.
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I for one would like the M-sport exterior with the Modern interior. Not going to be possible.

I have a feeling the pricing of the different Lines and the frustration of order combinations is going to piss consumers off.
exactly how i felt about it. though different lines seems pretty and nice, actual ordering process could be a nightmare.
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These are probably more-so for On the Lot inventory. That would be my guess.


The original post gave the impression that you can really order whatever you want, but these are line-specific options.

The question becomes then, what does a standard 3 series not denoted within one of the "lines" look like regarding bumpers, accents, etc.

The shame is I love the contrast of the SPORT, but the interior looks cheap because of that red line going down it. Looks like we'll have more waiting to see.
If you were paying attention, you can replace the red line with a black one. That line was bugging me, too, but I'm really happy I can get black instead.
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Seems kind of contrived, especially the 'Modern' line, but maybe I just resist change. I'd rather have a bunch of packages and pick rather than more forced bundles.
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This is really pathetic. As I thought, the differences between these lines are cosmetic and exist purely for marketing purposes.

I kinda get why there is a luxury model because it has the chrome bits and some people like that BS. Kinda like the C-class sport model and the classic MB grille version. However, I think it's still tacky and why do we need a sport line if there is a M-sport? and wtf is "modern"?

I think overall its a crap idea and they should have kept it the way it was before. Let people spec their car how they want it. Give them more options if you want, like the different colours for the dash and steering wheels and M-sport package, but get rid of these stupid lines!
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I agree... what the hell BMW? I am disappointed all the way around.
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ill take the sport line for sure, the interior is very sexy and it has the best rims by far. i like having choices myself and change clearly isnt always bad.
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If everything is as straightforward as I think it and everyone hope it is and it's BMW just complicating things, I see a standard 3-Series that has a Sport, Modern and Luxury "package".
Does anyone know how it works today with the F20? We know that with that car it is the same situation, except it is just Sport and Luxury, rather than three lines like the F30.

Can somone from a region where the F20 is sold chime in? What choices, as far as trims and interior colors, are available to you if you choose neither of the two lines?

And yes, I realize that won't necessarily predict the situation in the US market or any other market for the 3 series for that matter, but it is at least a start.
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Does anyone know how it works today with the F20? We know that with that car it is the same situation, except it is just Sport and Luxury, rather than three lines like the F30.

Can somone from a region where the F20 is sold chime in? What choices, as far as trims and interior colors, are available to you if you choose neither of the two lines?

And yes, I realize that won't necessarily predict the situation in the US market or any other market for the 3 series for that matter, but it is at least a start.
Ok well if you go for a 120d in the UK (standard, not sport or urban):

Exterior: AW, Crimson red, Jet black, Black sapphire, Deep sea blue, Glacier silver, Midnight blue and Mineral grey.

For interior only options are black leather or oyster. Cloth standard.
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