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      08-01-2012, 09:42 AM   #65
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Originally Posted by E92Alpine328i View Post
i went to take my car to the dealer for service and i saw the f30 3 series in the show room side by side next to the 2011 E92 3 series. the E92 is definitely nicer. the front end on the F30 is so ugly, i mean theres a good side to it and a bad side. the good side is that the shape of the headlights are aggressive but the gap is not necessary and very pointless. the hood shape is flat and has no depth to it. it doesnt look BMWish but everything from the driver door to the rear is perfectly fine and way nicer than the E90 sedan without a doubt. and im glad the F80 M3 wont have that rear bumper "smile" if you know what i mean. where the bumper swoops up towards the tail lights. it will be straight on the M3's as far as my eyes can see through the camo.
The LCI E92s are a really nice shape in the front. But the F30 looks 2X better than the E90 sedan, IMO. Lines are sharper (no droopy bumper, better LED halos), and the F30 rear end doesn't look all "pinched". The rear lights are better too, whereas the E90 LCI tail lights look like they're trying to fit a round peg in a square hole.

With all that in mind, I think the F80 might end up being the best proportioned, best looking 4-door vehicle in BMWs line-up.