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      01-09-2009, 06:13 PM   #45
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why would they go back from the lci look?
maybe because they started work on the new chassis before they introduce the LCI facelift???

who cares....its still years away and this is just chassis testing....
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      01-09-2009, 07:01 PM   #46
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Could this be the 3-series based crossover? The tread on those tires, the ride height and those fenders say SUV (or SAV if you prefer) to me.
This sounds like a very good guess.
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      01-09-2009, 08:15 PM   #47
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These fenders remind me of Jeep Wrangler with black plastic fenders (to cover wide tires).
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      01-09-2009, 08:20 PM   #48
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Looks like someone bolted on bigger fenders and changed the tails... Curious to see what BMW does with it!

Hopefully that will allow everyone to run much fatter tires
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      01-09-2009, 09:09 PM   #49
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has anyone noticed that the tail of the chassis is a little longer than E90? Maybe the production model will be about 100mm longer than E90 too.
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      01-09-2009, 10:02 PM   #50
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that's probably the ungliest thing i have ever seen in my life.
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      01-09-2009, 10:05 PM   #51
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Damn...not what I was expecting. Waiting 3 more years just for that. I hope not.
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can't wait to see the final look
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      01-09-2009, 11:30 PM   #54
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You know what's funny? Remember this blog and this rendering of the 2012 3 series picture, look closely at the wheel wells, they look almost the same as test mule LOL.....Ha this is not good

http://www.bmwblog.com/2008/06/25/re...-bmw-3-series/
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      01-09-2009, 11:51 PM   #55
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Terrible looking. Odd proportions and with the back end taped like it is and only partial taillights showing it looks like last generation Jetta.
If that's truly the next 3 series, I'm glad I have an e92 as I won't be getting the next version.

And for the love of God, when will car makers STOP making each new model BIGGER.
We don't need a BIGGER 3 series, that's the what 5 series is for.
We need a redesigned 3 series that's 50-75 lbs lighter (hint, use more aluminum).
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You know what's funny? Remember this blog and this rendering of the 2012 3 series picture, look closely at the wheel wells, they look almost the same as test mule LOL.....Ha this is not good

http://www.bmwblog.com/2008/06/25/re...-bmw-3-series/
If the actual look like this, then i'm ok with it, but def. not liking the look on the test mule.
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      01-10-2009, 02:34 AM   #57
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That is NO Concept LOL, as for what it will look like I forget what but my friend showed me some pics of the new designs and WOW I'm sad to say that I think the E90 and E92 will be my last BMW purchases T_T Well 4 years Audi here I come....T_T
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      01-10-2009, 02:36 AM   #58
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is this the ///MX3,5,6 combo?
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I really like the silver spoiler.
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I don't know if bigger is better. I bought my 3 series over the 5 because I felt the 5 was too big.

And the reason for the ugly body and pre-LCI parts is because (as mentioned before many times) they're testing the chasis. They just grabbed body parts from a bin of parts and it probably had a lot of pre-LCI parts sing they were left over from production. I suppose they could have driven it around without body panels too.
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      01-10-2009, 08:21 AM   #61
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this thread is so boring , I dont even know why I bother so much cuz it shows nothing , nothing , post this in two years who gives a damn what they are doing , and its a 3series btw...not fan of 3er...more of a 5er
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It's hideous
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The body panels won't look anything like this.
I certainly hope so. Those wheel flairs make the car look like the hens in the movie Chicken Run.
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is it me or do these pics look like the ones in 2005 for the e90? That doesn't look new at all.
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I'm surprised at how many people just don't get it. The reason it looks hideous is because this F30 test mule has a wider stance and longer wheelbase. It doesn't fit the existing E90 body, hence the makeshift wheel flares. Slap the undersides of an E90 on an E46 and the E46 would look funny too. It's purported to be the F30 with E90 body panels and facade, so it looks a little like an E90. Duh.

I guess not everyone reads the posts. Watch the next one say, "I hope the next 3 series doesn't look like that."
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anyone making comments about the way this LOOKS ... AND being serious ... is a damn FAKING RETARD. Look up what a test mule means you idiots before you comment on how body panels supposed to be and wotnot. For faks sake, they tested X1 chassis wrapped in mail delivery van body. test mule.

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I'm surprised at how many people just don't get it. The reason it looks hideous is because this F30 test mule has a wider stance and longer wheelbase. It doesn't fit the existing E90 body, hence the makeshift wheel flares. Slap the undersides of an E90 on an E46 and the E46 would look funny too. It's purported to be the F30 with E90 body panels and facade, so it looks a little like an E90. Duh.

I guess not everyone reads the posts. Watch the next one say, "I hope the next 3 series doesn't look like that."
Not everyone has a functioning brain though... as 'awesome race kill' threads confirm everynow and then.
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