Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP Worldwide > The International Automotive Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th October 2004, 02:18   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,717
Thanked: 425 Times
Default

It's finally here! The new BMW 3 series is finally here. To be unveiled at the Geneva Motor show in spring is the all new BMW 3 series. The good news is Bangle has been restrained by the company and the car looks amazing! Easily the best looking bangled BMW.
Engines: 325 - 210hp, 330-258bhp. both engines will have the VALVETORNIC and double VANOS system and will be 6 cylinder ones. There is also a 4 cylinder 318 with 150hp. Diesel is 320d crdi with 163hp. Also the first series production car to use magnesium in the crankcase, the crankshaft bearings and the cylinder head cover.
Engine starts with a button and car also featuers Active Steering.
the pics are posted too:











amit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th October 2004, 02:35   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
Stratos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mumbai, IN
Posts: 2,593
Thanked: 1,210 Times
Default

eeeeu...look at that rear end!!
But still the overall design is not all that messed up, thanks a lot Uncle Bangle!



Stratos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th October 2004, 02:53   #3
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Turin, Italy
Posts: 173
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

the front grill reminds me of the 6 series.....the treatment to the headlights coming onto the side fenders reminds me of the z4. didnt like the rear treatment that much. but overall seems like a good solid design.
salil_kulkarni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th October 2004, 03:42   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
Revvmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 1,186
Thanked: 45 Times
Default

Looks quite a bit like the 1-series. The tail-lamps are virtually identical while the headlamps seem to be a bit different. Typical BMW poilcy of sharing parts, which is why they have been able to show profits for so many years now.

Re3v
Revvmaster is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 28th October 2004, 04:35   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
X-Machine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Mumbai/Tokyo
Posts: 1,476
Thanked: 11 Times
Default

The side profile does not do justice to it.
But the overall appearance and the stance of the car surely is attractive.Looks much better than a few of their earlier designs.

X



X-Machine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th October 2004, 05:00   #6
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Sahil's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 5,202
Thanked: 2,094 Times
Default

Pretty nice.. headlamps r like 1 series... overall body design look a bitt like new 5 series...interiors look almost the same... But i think the overall size of the car is bigger... I like it better than the current 3 which looks very ordinary compared to its rival C-class
Sahil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th October 2004, 13:46   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
jesal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 2,322
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

wonder how the M3 will look
jesal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st October 2004, 03:23   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: mumbai
Posts: 2,035
Thanked: 315 Times
Default

Can anyone do a photoshop thing to show how would the M3 look ?
dipen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st October 2004, 04:04   #9
Senior - BHPian
 
Revvmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 1,186
Thanked: 45 Times
Default

It certainly won't look better than this M3 though...



Revv
Revvmaster is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 31st October 2004, 06:22   #10
Team-BHP Support
 
Rehaan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 22,381
Thanked: 22,599 Times
Default

Hmmm...the car does look quite nice.... muscular yet sleek and understated (the way a bmw should be?)

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]Can anyone do a photoshop thing to show how would the M3 look ?
Here is my lame effort.... couldnt really think of what to do.. but put some work into it so i figured it just post it anyway...


cya
R
Rehaan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 1st November 2004, 11:47   #11
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 47,748
Thanked: 89,370 Times
Default

Must admit, this Bangle design is much more acceptable to the eyes.

But the best redeeming feature of the new age BMW's is that they live up to the punchline "The Ultimate Driving Machine". Even though they might not look as good as their predecessors.

GTO
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd November 2004, 02:11   #12
Senior - BHPian
 
Revvmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 1,186
Thanked: 45 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]But the best redeeming feature of the new age BMW's is that they live up to the punchline "The Ultimate Driving Machine".
I dunno if you noticed this pal, the dashboard is angled a bit towards the driver, like good ol' BMWs. The new 5 series for some reason isn't so.

Revv
Revvmaster is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BMW Maintenance Packages - Buying New BMW Cheaper Than Buying Used? smartcat The Indian Car Scene 76 1st December 2017 09:06
VW Passat or BMW 320d Highline or New Audi A4 - EDIT : Bought BMW 520d Insane Devil Luxury, Imports & Niche 147 5th November 2009 00:59
BMW launches new 7 series in BMW studio, Janpath, Delhi sidindica The Indian Car Scene 88 9th March 2009 01:03
Inside BMW M3's 4 Litre V8: Stunning new BMW M3 Advertisement! extreme_torque Shifting gears 6 23rd August 2008 01:18
Coming up BMW's M1 following the new M3 highwayblaze The International Automotive Scene 11 8th May 2007 00:34


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 18:05.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks