Originally Posted by pkim1079
so you're comparing the coupe msport to the sedan? check out the e90 lci msport.
that's pretty much the same to me. even more similar shapes than compared to e92 with minor differences.
imo the curves to the msport don't match the angles of the front of the car. they could have made it something more like the new 6..
I do agree that the overall design language is the same, and expectedly so, but the individual styling details are markedly different between the two cars. It's a fine line that BMW has to walk -- the jump from the E46 to the E90 was a revolutionary one, so the designers had a cleaner slate to work with. The E90 to F30 transition is much more evolutionary, so the designers need to maintain some connection between the two generations while still giving the new car its own distinctive cues, which I think they've done.