2012 BMW 3 Series F30 Revealed!

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    Arrow 2012 BMW 3 Series F30 Revealed!

    [B]More F30 3 series pics at:

    http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=592598

    First F30 3 series just released.
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    Re: 2012 BMW 3 Series F30 Revealed!

    Not only predictable design (like a small 5 series, where the previous 3 series wasn't) but also annoyingly cluttered and uncharismatic. Can we please get Bangle back at BMW?
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    Re: 2012 BMW 3 Series F30 Revealed!

    It's a bit more aggressive. I admit I like it.

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    Re: 2012 BMW 3 Series F30 Revealed!

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager View Post
    Not only predictable design (like a small 5 series, where the previous 3 series wasn't) but also annoyingly cluttered and uncharismatic. Can we please get Bangle back at BMW?
    I liked Bangle designs. Apparently buyers did too, considering BMWs sales went up under his design language. I still believe that the 3series coupe is the best looking car in it's class hands down

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    Re: 2012 BMW 3 Series F30 Revealed!

    Quote Originally Posted by Amphibian View Post
    It's a bit more aggressive. I admit I like it.
    I agree, can't wait for some reviews on new 2.0T performance and fuel economy.

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    Re: 2012 BMW 3 Series F30 Revealed!

    I don't like it. This is the first 3 Series I haven't liked.
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    Re: 2012 BMW 3 Series F30 Revealed!

    WTF did BMW do!!!!! That looks terrible. Its like its snout is too big for the rest of the car. Man that sucks
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    Re: 2012 BMW 3 Series F30 Revealed!

    Quote Originally Posted by PearlsRider View Post
    I liked Bangle designs. Apparently buyers did too, considering BMWs sales went up under his design language. I still believe that the 3series coupe is the best looking car in it's class hands down
    I'm with you there, I loved Bangle designs with the exception of his original 7 Series.

    Recent BMW design language has really let me down in person, with the exception of the new 7. The new 5 is solid, but just kinda there, the 6 lost all its magic, and I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about the Z4.

    I'll wait til I see the 3 in person, but I'm not optimistic right now.

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    Re: 2012 BMW 3 Series F30 Revealed!

    The styling will probably play well in China.
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    Re: 2012 BMW 3 Series F30 Revealed!

    I think that I am going to like this one. I was admiring a 5-series from afar last night, and I felt that it had quite a presence. I feel like the 3 series will be the same. I think that the headlight and grill setup are pretty interesting, I'd really like to see that in person.

    Interior-wise, I'm not in love with the door cards; they don't flow very well into the dash, and therefore look out of place, like a separate element as a whole. The door pulls are also oversized, tacky, and poorly integrated.

    I'm bummed that the 1-series is such a pig looks-wise, with the 3-series getting even larger, it would be nice for something a little smaller to look more grown up.

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    Re: 2012 BMW 3 Series F30 Revealed!

    Painfully similar to the old one.

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    Re: 2012 BMW 3 Series F30 Revealed!

    From what I seen and heard about the ATS just from this forum, I think I would like that more over this BMW...

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    Re: 2012 BMW 3 Series F30 Revealed!

    Playing it ultra safe with the golden goose it appears.

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    Re: 2012 BMW 3 Series F30 Revealed!

    another case of too much identity. Not unlike audi, which all models look alike, bmw is also going down this route. cant say I dislike it, but it is simply ubiquitously bmw.
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    Re: 2012 BMW 3 Series F30 Revealed!

    For instance, look at that 'unsure' detail of having the headlights taper towards the grille. Yikes x100!!


    That's better.
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