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      07-23-2012, 06:54 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by HAZJ View Post
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.
The E46 M3 did have a power dome.

Originally Posted by Thrumcap View Post
Glad to see the power dome which helps to distinguish the car from the regular 3er. As for form following function, the current generation has a fake vent on the hood so it's nothing new. As long as we don't get fake engine sounds pumped in, I'm OK with it.
Indeed it did, and I would have loved it had BMW created an asymmetric hood with only the one functional vent similar to what it did with the front bumper of the M3 CSL.
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