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      08-02-2012, 03:18 PM   #45
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i don't think the front bumper looks like a 1//M bumper from the sides.
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      08-02-2012, 03:24 PM   #46
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I think the F30 with the performance package is a lot sharper than the M render... I think the performance styling suits the M3 more than the F80 render... Now someone Photoshop a hood bulge and some wide fenders on the F30 M Performance.. This render of the F80 quickly reminded me of Audi's A/S 5, too bulky up front... it's very wide, it's fucking not proportional.. The 1M Air brake vent thing doesn't suit a wide car.. Just my two cents. Flame suit on!
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BMW have tapped into this by mirroring typical BMW dynamics and steering communication within the new UKL cars.
You mean massive body roll, a steering system that is not connected to the front wheels, and the engine note played through the speaker system?!?!?!?!
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      08-02-2012, 03:30 PM   #48
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I see greatness but I also see BMW stuck in a corner. The car has very admirable traits but also has to contend with the underlying boxiness of the new design.

The E generation was definitely sportier and thus better, if you're talking M3
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Sorry, but I think you've lost your mind. The F30 has a much more aggresive front end because of the squared off look. No comparision in my opinion, and FYI the E90 M3 was one of my favorites and still is until this day. But this new M3 is going to be 10x more aggresive and sporty looking
I have to agree with SlammedM6. It's because of the squared off look and the front does not have the grills slanted anymore. It just goes straight down. The e9x M3's have that slanted grill look.

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Take a look at this pic. Don't tell me that the e92 m3 is more aggressive. To each his own. Anyways, I actually asked my 6-year-old nephew which looks meaner today. He pointed at the F30 3 series.
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I have to agree with SlammedM6. It's because of the squared off look and the front does not have the grills slanted anymore. It just goes straight down. The e9x M3's have that slanted grill look.

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Take a look at this pic. Don't tell me that the e92 m3 is more aggressive. To each his own. Anyways, I actually asked my 6-year-old nephew which looks meaner today. He pointed at the F30 3 series.
I can't agree more. The E92 M3 is a beauty but I have to admit the F30 is much more aggressive. The E92 feels a bit tarnished compared to the F30.
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You mean massive body roll, a steering system that is not connected to the front wheels, and the engine note played through the speaker system?!?!?!?!
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That is Ferrari 458.
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On the italia,they re just a couple chrome pieces on the lower grill similar to the new Passat.
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      08-02-2012, 03:47 PM   #51
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No Alpine White render?? Alpine White being the most popular color for an M3, I thought I'd see one but looks good nonetheless
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      08-02-2012, 04:02 PM   #53
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On the italia,they re just a couple chrome pieces on the lower grill similar to the new Passat.
Are you referring to the two aero pieces in the grill of the 458? Those pieces are generally black in color. They're also flexible and functional pieces.
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Source for that info? I know people have been saying this but just curious where this info came from. There's already no 2012 m3 sedan, are they really not going to have a 2013 as well?
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I have to agree with SlammedM6. It's because of the squared off look and the front does not have the grills slanted anymore. It just goes straight down. The e9x M3's have that slanted grill look.

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Take a look at this pic. Don't tell me that the e92 m3 is more aggressive. To each his own. [/i] Anyways, I actually asked my 6-year-old nephew which looks meaner today. He pointed at the F30 3 series.

lol just found this little bit slightly hilarious
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Source for that info? I know people have been saying this but just curious where this info came from. There's already no 2012 m3 sedan, are they really not going to have a 2013 as well?
I'm only speculating here but I would imagine the source would be Scott himself



The render looks great. Here's hoping the production car looks as good and also manages to significantly differentiate itself aesthetically from the regular F30 with a M-Sport kit.
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These renders look way better than what I was gathering from the spy shots. I know these renders aren't 100% spot on (or are they lol) and I know I can't know for sure what the car would look like from the spy shots. I just had some problems accepting the shapes of the brake vents. IDK
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The hood will look better without these two extra creases. I don't think they will be there anyway...
I like that.
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So will I be able to see one of these on the road by May 2013?
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On the italia,they re just a couple chrome pieces on the lower grill similar to the new Passat.
What are you talking about? First of all they're carbon fiber and second they deflect at higher speeds to change the aerodynamics of the car, nothing like the lame styling elements on the Passat. The fact that Ferrari was able to accomplish this with no actuators or moving parts (they simply utilize the changing air pressure) is pretty cool.
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      08-02-2012, 05:05 PM   #62
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So will I be able to see one of these on the road by May 2013?
Unfortunately no. Don't expect to see it on the road in the US until 2014 (unless you catch a test prototype)
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Oh my word yes. If it is anywhere near this aggressive, which I still highly doubt, I'm selling my RS4 immediately.
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I hope the "air vent" is toned down compared to these renders... or is instead a "bulge".
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amazing! i have been thinking about moving from an e46 to e90... but seeing this, i think i will wait another year.
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IMO it seems as if this new front end design was built around the coupe. On the sedan it just sits too low. The latest rendering of the M4 (white with the 5 spoke alloys) shows how the new front end flows extremely well with the lines of the coupe. This is an absolutely gorgeous design.

These are renderings and I usually take them with a grain of salt however the latest spy photos revealed quite a lot.

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