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      12-05-2010, 07:55 PM   #36
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Where do we begin?

First of all these are not “official” they are using “official” descriptions but executing them incorrectly. Some of the details are correct but are over exaggerated in execution.

With the advent of the Concept 6er Coupe I was afraid that the 6er will become the basis for the next 3er Coupe. And in truth , yes the next 3er Coupe becomes like a mini-6er by adding a more premium edge to the traditional sporting image of the 3er Coupe but it is performed differently so that it is recognisable as a “Premium Entry” BMW Coupe.
The design direction continues with an appearance that seperates sedan from Coupe like the E92 had done. The seperation has done well for BMW it gives the 3er it’s own identity and that is something that will be carried over.

Some details from the 6er will be interpreted on the 3er Coupe in their own way such as headlights mimicing the current car with indicator units located underneath, a swooping diagonal typical BMW characterline that adds more depth to the upper part of the car. A similiar break line in the lower flanks is evident but does not rise as high as the 6er , although the upper lines do not connect with the lower “wave” if you draw a line between them it is nigh on perfect.

The rear of the car retains the 3er enclosed bootlid but the rear lights wrap around more with the L-shape of the unit higher up in the bootlid. From the rear wing of the car the rear lights wrap around and shoot diagonally upwards to the lid , it enhances the new sporty character of the new 3er Coupe.

The BMW 3er Gran Turismo is not a complete facsimile of the 5er GT .
Knowing the 3er segment all too well . BMW have gone for a more traditional mix of coupe and sedan , the roof is lower and the car is more dynamic looking.
It is stretched by using the extended wheelbase platform for the F30 3er for the Chinese market , the brief for the 3er GT is individual style , performance and comfort but also for driving enthusiasts.

The next M3 is so far ahead that it is too early to confirm what it will look like as the ideas for the appearance are still in development. They have ideas on the raft of engineering and powerplant etc but be rest assured the next M3 will not feature LED foglights because as covered before on the foglight matter “we need the space to allow air to cool the brakes” .