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Old 9th September 2011, 21:19   #16
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A close to reality rendering made taking cues from the above spotting of the F30 3er. I love this one!
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I miss bangle :(. This is wayyyy too feminine.
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Looks like BMW is following audi in the sausage slicer style model. Same looks, different size
You stole the words out of my mouth, or rather keyboard in this case.

Dare I say, I too miss Bangle. Atleast his designs looked significantly different from model to model.

Besides the fine cut lines below the headlamp this seems like a shrunken 5er or a super shrunk 7er.

Do I see a rear diffuser on that bumpers?

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I miss bangle. This is wayyyy too feminine.
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Dare I say, I too miss Bangle. Atleast his designs looked significantly different from model to model.
Besides the fine cut lines below the headlamp this seems like a shrunken 5er or a super shrunk 7er.
Do I see a rear diffuser on that bumpers?
I will not say itís too feminine. IMO, it does look good. But unlike the Bangle designs, the current Beemer designs are too safe Ė more like a please all. The beauty of Bangled BMWs was the varied opinions it garnered. For eg; I hated the last gen 7, but loved the 5 and 3.
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Debut Details and Engine Specifications Released!

Are they discontinuing the extremely successful 20d or is this just the international engine list?
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German car magazine Auto Bild has the scoop on the upcoming (F30) next-generation BMW 3-Series.
The 2012 3-Series will be making its debut quite soon, on October 14 in Munich, according to the report.
And what will we see?
On the petrol/gasoline side BMW will be going exclusively with turbocharged four-cylinder engines (and one six-cylinder unit) for the new 3-Series.
That will include the entry-level 316i with 136 PS (100 kW / 134 hp) which will be priced at Ä29,000 in Germany. Next will be the 320i with 184 PS (135 kW / 181 hp) and then the 328i with 245 PS (180 kW / 242 hp). Topping out the petrol range will be the 3.0 liter inline six-cylinder twin-turbo unit with 306 PS (225 kW / 302 hp) in the 335i.
On the diesel side will be a range of 2.0 liter units (all turbocharged, of course) starting with the 316d with 115 PS (85 kW / 113 hp) and topping out the range (for the time being) with the 323d which replaces the 3.0 liter 325d. We expect a 3.0 liter diesel unit to come later in higher output iterations of the 3-Series.
An Active Hybrid 3 is also coming with the 3.0 liter petrol coupled to an electric motor for a total system output of around 340 PS (250 kW / 335 hp).
The next-generation 2012 BMW 3-Series will go on sale in Europe next spring.
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Reminds me of when Richard Hammond talks about the A8 being an A4 put through a photocopier X 1.5 times.

Looks like BMW is going the Audi way
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I miss bangle :(. This is wayyyy too feminine.
It's probably the colour of the rendered car that gives it a 'feminine' touch. The 3er is a sober looking car, and now, they've gone and given it an angry face and some bold lines here and there. Definitely not as bold as some Bangle creations though.

I miss the Bangle-designed cars too.
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Debut Details and Engine Specifications Released!

Are they discontinuing the extremely successful 20d or is this just the international engine list?
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I don't think the report mentions the entire diesel engined range - it mentions only the lowest and highest diesel variant. So I guess the 20d will still be an option.
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See this for all engine specs -
BMW F30 3 Series Reveal on October 14. Engine Lineup and Sales/Production Dates - BMW 3-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST

They seem pretty much the same.
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I miss the Bangle-designed cars too.
Add me to the list. I feel the outgoing 3 is prolly the best looking. Its so good that any changes actually look bad.
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The outgoing 3,especially in blue and 330i looks really good.the thing about the current 3 design is that its brillaintly proportioned,not an ounce of fat anywhere,which i remarkable in todays world of quirky design and larger successor.if it can maintain the current proportions ,the taut shoulder line,compact rear,beautifully sculpted bonnet,and wheel arches then there should be nothing to complain about!
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Add me to the list. I feel the outgoing 3 is prolly the best looking. Its so good that any changes actually look bad.
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The outgoing 3,especially in blue and 330i looks really good.the thing about the current 3 design is that its brillaintly proportioned,not an ounce of fat anywhere,which i remarkable in todays world of quirky design and larger successor.if it can maintain the current proportions ,the taut shoulder line,compact rear,beautifully sculpted bonnet,and wheel arches then there should be nothing to complain about!
Why thank you guys, I'm getting mine this week and you just took the doubts of my head of whether it was the right decision now.

I too find the present 3 very, very nice looking. And the fact that the new one looks like a mini 5 which looks like a mini 7, will just make a 3 owner feel like the baby kid whenever he is next to either. But with Bangle's designs each model had its own identity, with a few of the BMW essentials.

Then again this 3 will offer HUD, so things like that will be nifty features added. I expected more powerful engines though.
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Why thank you guys, I'm getting mine this week and you just took the doubts of my head of whether it was the right decision now.

I too find the present 3 very, very nice looking. And the fact that the new one looks like a mini 5 which looks like a mini 7, will just make a 3 owner feel like the baby kid whenever he is next to either. But with Bangle's designs each model had its own identity, with a few of the BMW essentials.

Then again this 3 will offer HUD, so things like that will be nifty features added. I expected more powerful engines though.
Are u going for the 320d? if yes what is the onroad price now for the car? are they giving any discounts?

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Lightbulb New BMW 3-series online launch via BMW FB page on 14th Oct, Friday afternoon

The sixth-generation BMW 3-series, codenamed F30, will be unveiled live via BMW Groupís Facebook page.

The actual car will be shown off only early next year at the Detroit motor show.

Friday reveal for new BMW 3-series - Autocar.co.uk
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Interior pics leaked, Other than the chrome/aluminum garnish in the center console, its all Copy-Paste-Copy-Paste
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