Originally Posted by aajami
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.
I was going to post something like this also.
I don't understand the need for a power dome if there's not a bigger engine under the hood. Neither did the E46 or the E36 need a powerdome with the same engine config, and since it will be based on the N54 powerplant it makes even less sense also.