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      11-10-2009, 07:02 PM   #23
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      11-10-2009, 07:30 PM   #24
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Those side mirrors are so ugly IMO
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      11-10-2009, 07:52 PM   #26
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eh, I don't like the curves.
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      11-10-2009, 08:21 PM   #27
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Anyone else think the hood is too "bubbly"
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      11-10-2009, 09:03 PM   #28
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I was wondering what if someone would steal the car while it was parked? Would BMW start a new design?



I highly doubt that they're testing new engines at the moment. Chassis first, engines later. You gotta remember that every new generation 3er uses the old engines at first.
Judging by the dual exhaust this must be the N54 Platform then???

Hmmm Gota wonder...


Edit: But the Brakes dont look anything that could get the 306 hp to a stop

Hmmmmm
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      11-10-2009, 09:43 PM   #29
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I highly doubt that they're testing new engines at the moment. Chassis first, engines later. You gotta remember that every new generation 3er uses the old engines at first.
Absolutely true.

Those damn mirrors are worrying me though. I really hope those don't make it to production.
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      11-10-2009, 10:00 PM   #30
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Hilarious. It never ceases to amaze me what guys write when these TOTALLY CAMO'D mules are photographed. You literally can't tell jack friggin' squat about the car's styling because the entire thing is covered in plastic. The only non-disguised pieces are the roof, B pillars, and wheels. Even those mirrors could be fake. All we CAN tell is that BMW is testing the new F30.
EXACTLY why i said from whats "shown." if you have to pick on people on a forum to make yourself feel better i feel bad for you
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The proportions look just right and perfect. Looks like the car will have shorter overhangs as well which is a good thing. The one negative, and a deal breaker for me, is that the car does seem to be bigger then the E90, which is already too big IMO.

I can see alot of 5 series buyers moving down to this car and alot of 3 series owners moving down to the next generation 1 series. BMW is shuffling the number system relative to the size of the car.
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      11-10-2009, 10:28 PM   #32
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Wow is that a new BMW Individual Color!?




lol, can't wait to see it with it's skin off
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      11-10-2009, 11:22 PM   #33
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Jesus already?! I haven't even had my E90 for a month. I was hoping for at least a year before these starting showing up.
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-A bit more shark-nosed, which seems consistent with other recent designs.
-Hood does look a bit bulbous.
-If you look closely you can see the outline of the rear door -- ahead of the fake tape.
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Is it me or does the roofline look longer?
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From the bulletin we received the 2010 3 series is a short production run...sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible...the 2011 is by spring of next year. It seems they are fast tracking the next generation model. It looks about the size of the old E39 5 series...wider and longer to remain competitive with the A4.
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looks larger and promising
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Is it just me or does this look like the same exact street/turn where one of the first spyshots of the F10 was snapped?
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Hilarious. It never ceases to amaze me what guys write when these TOTALLY CAMO'D mules are photographed. You literally can't tell jack friggin' squat about the car's styling because the entire thing is covered in plastic. The only non-disguised pieces are the roof, B pillars, and wheels. Even those mirrors could be fake. All we CAN tell is that BMW is testing the new F30.
Huh? The lower rear bumper is totally uncovered.
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From the bulletin we received the 2010 3 series is a short production run...sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible...the 2011 is by spring of next year. It seems they are fast tracking the next generation model...

the e90 went into production after the e82(1er). seems unlikely that the new 3 would precede the next 1 which isn't due until at least next fall if not later.
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      11-11-2009, 01:17 PM   #41
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From the bulletin we received the 2010 3 series is a short production run...sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible...the 2011 is by spring of next year. It seems they are fast tracking the next generation model. It looks about the size of the old E39 5 series...wider and longer to remain competitive with the A4.
Is there a link you can provide about the short production run for the 2010 models? I can't seem to find it anywhere in the bulletin.
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Has anyone thought that this could actually be the BMW 1-series 4-door that might come out in the USA? The proportions seem a bit weird to me and just cause it looks bigger then the current E90 3-series 4 door does not actually mean it's actual dimentions are larger then those of the E90. Companies can do a lot of tricks to make cars look larger then they really are.
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