I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I think the hood bulge fits the car's sporty character, makes it look more aggressive than without, and offers some additional sheet metal differences from its F30 sibling. On the other, I'm a firm believer in form following function wherever possible, and unless BMW shoved a new engine under that bonnet over the weekend, it looks like the hood bulge is purely aesthetic, which is a bit... sad.
Current: '09 E92 M3 | Space Gray, Black Novillo, Carbon Leather | ZTP 2MK ZPP 2MT 6FL | link 1 / link 2
Mods: M Performance exhaust | ZCP suspension retrofit | Euro airbox | LCI Euro taillights | Style 359M wheels | CRT lip | BMW Performance: Mk. II spoiler / Mk. II non-electronic steering wheel / mirror caps / front grilles / side gills / intake louvers / emblem | OEM alarm retrofit | Space Gray bumper plugs
Gone: '01 "AP2" Honda S2000, '97 Ford Probe GT