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      01-22-2013, 02:13 PM   #45
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Actually the E92 was actually scheduled to receive its licence plate located in the bumper when the car was going through the process of calling the M3 the M4 before the deciding vote that dismissed the E92 as the 4er.

Autobild showed that feature aswell because it was put forward to distinguish the cars further but rejected at the last minute.

Bar the missing rear reflectors and the M5/M6 wheels it is overall an exact rendition of the finished car.
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try harder people. how does that deserve to be on a magazine?
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Car Magazine claims these are real, but that's dubious considering their misrepresentation before about having the official E92 M3 photos, which turned out to be just a photoshop. The F80 M3 image even just uses the mirrors from the E90 M3 in the render.

Car's E92 M3 render which turned out to be inaccurate:






Current issue's F80 M3 renderings:

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Recent spy photo:

how do i contact this magazine? id like to offer them some real renderings not some fake stuff that doesnt even look believable.
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Just look at the EXIF data! and then examine the pixels...
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      01-22-2013, 02:45 PM   #50
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Even though I'm a big fan (and subscriber) of CAR Magazine, their renders are usually pretty off the mark.

As an example, below you will see their render of the Ferrari 458. I also added the real one below for comparison:
Well, if nothing else, judging by the Ferrari render, one can expect that the real thing will look better than their render. LOL
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Anyone else bothered by their terrible grammar?
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FWIW, I like the yellow mirrors, especially since they are the color of the car's body and not just straight black as with the non-black sedans.
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try harder people. how does that deserve to be on a magazine?
I agree... in the same vein... why does one media site (this one) need to call out another media (car) site as being wrong? is this news?
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in the same vein... why does one media site (this one) need to call out another media site as being wrong?
because they are wrong
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because they are wrong
and who would know this?
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and who would know this?
oh we know
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I'm calling bullshit.

We've seen the car testing and we've already seen that the exhausts are closer to the center of the car like the E46 and E9x. On this render the exhausts are set to the outside of the bumper? Clearly a bad render.
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oh we know
Not according to this previous post in the thread:

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showpo...1&postcount=44
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Not according to this previous post in the thread:

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In appearance only , mirrors still wrong but we have seen the aerodynamic packet in recent scoop photographs to know that its almost , if not exact.
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So BMW loves M badging so much they are putting it in the kidney grill too?
Yes, they will put badges all over the car, because all engine sound what you can hear comes speakers, so nobody can´t recognize that car is M-series.
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Even though I'm a big fan (and subscriber) of CAR Magazine, their renders are usually pretty off the mark.

As an example, below you will see their render of the Ferrari 458. I also added the real one below for comparison:

classic. not even close. thanks for posting this - made me laugh.
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Even though I'm a big fan (and subscriber) of CAR Magazine, their renders are usually pretty off the mark.

As an example, below you will see their render of the Ferrari 458. I also added the real one below for comparison:
Is that a hyundai tiburon?! Lol
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Even though I'm a big fan (and subscriber) of CAR Magazine, their renders are usually pretty off the mark.

As an example, below you will see their render of the Ferrari 458. I also added the real one below for comparison:
LOL that is waaaaay off.
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Even though I'm a big fan (and subscriber) of CAR Magazine, their renders are usually pretty off the mark.

As an example, below you will see their render of the Ferrari 458. I also added the real one below for comparison:
I think I like their render better
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