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      01-01-2014, 10:10 AM   #1
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Well, this that time of the year when we get to have fun and reflect on the past year and look forward to what's to come in the new year. But rather then give a bland summary of 2013, we've complied the top 10 most popular threads of the past year! Kick back, and have some fun reflecting on the past year while sipping on a bloody mary, or your favorite post-party morning drink.

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10. BMW M235i Revealed - Live Pics!
In co-ordination with the launch of the 2-series in the form of an online reveal (see #7 on our list), the M235i was shown in a private event, and pictures from the live event got onto the web mere hours before the official launch. This thread stayed strong despite the plethora of studio photos, because live pictures helped give fans and future owners a live prespective on the car and its proportions

10th highest number of views for all of 2013 (110,000+) and the 10th highest number of comments (487)


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9. Are You the BMW M4 Coupe Concept?
As you will come to see, the theme for 2013 was certainly M3 and M4. And our forum members will their amazing photoshopping abilities played a vital role in developing our understand of the car ahead of the full reveal. Looking back at this photoshop from late January of 2013, the accuracy of the photoshop render is truly outstanding. The quality and realism of the work are what really made this photoshop stand out from the rest.

9th highest number of views for all of 2013 (147,000+) and the 14th highest number of comments (401)


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8. This is the BMW 4 Series Coupe (F32) in Production Form and Fully Revealed!
This happened alot in 2013, and we loved 2013 for it. The production 4-series was caught ahead of the expected online reveal of the car during its photoshoot by a spy photographer. Not only were the pictures of remarkable clarity (given the conditions) but also showed off the car in various angles. The unexpectedness and quality of the pictures shot the thread up to a solid #8 spot, fairly quickly.

8th highest number of views for all of 2013 (147,000+)


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7. BMW M235i and 228i Coupe
The new small sports coupe from BMW was fully unleashed onto the world in late October, only giving it 2 months to jump to the #7 spot on our most viewed list for 2013, mostly on the back of the rabbid BMW enthusiasts who talked up a storm!

7th highest number of views for all of 2013 (157,000+) and the 6th highest number of comments (617)


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6. BMW 4-Series Coupe (F32)
The always successful coupe analog to the 3-Series sedan, now carrying the 4-series moniker slotted in at #6 on the list. While most of us bimmerphiles could guess what the car would look like (based on the 3-series and spyphotos), the stunning beauty of the car proved to be a huge draw once all the masking tape came off.

5th highest number of views for all of 2013 (163,000+) and the 11th highest number of comments (464)


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5. 2015 BMW M3 (F80) Official Specs, Wallpapers, Videos, Photos, Info
When the production versions of the M3 and M4 were unleashed onto the web, activity soared. Because the pictures were leaked early, activity did not soar into the top 3, the car was still able to garner a very resectable #5 spot for the year, still very impressive given the pictures had been already seen a few times over!

4th highest number of views for all of 2013 (176,000+) and the 7th highest number of comments (564)


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4. F30 335i M Performance Power Kit INSTALLED (Review)
Earlier in the year, F30Post member Dinh335 installed the PPK kit to his 335i and posted a well thought out and detailed review. His writeup was so nicely done that the thread quickly attained epic status, grabbing the #4 spot on the top 10 list of threads for 2013!

12th highest number of views for all of 2013 (100,000+) and the highest number of comments (1249)


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3. Breaking: BMW M235i Uncovered!
While the upcoming 2-series was a highly antipicated in 2013, noone, certainly us, expected to see the M235i nearly complete revealed ahead of the official press release. But an early treat came when the car was spied during the photoshoot and the internet went WILD. This car reaffirmed the meaning of BMW for many of us, and expectations still run high.

3rd highest number of views for all of 2013 (204,000+) and the 20th highest number of comments (334)


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2. Official BMW M3 M4 Specs: 430HP, 369+ LB-FT ...
In the run up to the reveal of the M3 and M4, BMW decided to address one of the longest running pieces of speculation in the car world: What powerplant would power the M3/4 and how much would the M3 weigh.

2nd highest number of views for all of 2013 (229,000+) and the 3rd highest number of comments (716)


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1. BMW M4 Coupe Concept
When taken together, the M3 and M4 dominated Bimmerpost this year. But it was the original BMW M4 Coupe Concept that shattered all the records this year. While this was a precursor to the production car reveal, the concept represented the very first time the online world had the opportunity to see the car and we were lucky enough to join BMW at the reveal in Pebble Beach.

The M4 Coupe Concept thread came in with the highest number of views for all of 2013 (335,000+) and the 2nd highest number of comments (1151)


BMW Expectations for 2014

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M3/M4 (F80/F82) - debuts at 2014 NAIAS (January), sales begin June 2014

M235 / 228i Coupe (F22) - debuts at 2014 NAIAS (January), hits dealers March 2014

4 Series Gran Coupe (F36) - debuts at 2014 Geneva Auto Show (March)
2 Series Active Tourer (F45) - debuts at 2014 Geneva Auto Show (March)

X4 (F26) - debuts at 2014 NYIAS (April)
X3 LCI - debuts at 2014 NYIAS (April)

X6 (F16) - debuts 2014 Moscow Auto Show (August)

X5 M (F85) - debuts 2014 Paris Auto Show (September)
X6 M (F86) - debuts 2014 Paris Auto Show (September)

2 Series Convertible (F23) - debuts 2014 Paris Auto Show (September)


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What a great year of media as always.

Can't wait to see what 2014 brings us!! Happy new years to All and here's to 2014
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No F33 reveal or launch this year?
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I think the quality of the Bimmerpost should come in #1 position

Thanks guys for all of this coverage , and Happy New Year
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Love this site thanks for all the updates throughout the year. Looking forward to another amazing year
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Thanks for an awesome 2013, Bimmerpost! I look forward to 2014!
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Nice. Cant wait to see the new m235i and the new m3/4 on the streets soon!!

I guess no thread will ever beat an MT vs DCT thread (all time no. 1 in comments)
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Well done on the recap, Mark. It seems 2013 truly was the year of the coupe for BMW.

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I believe it made its public debut at the LA show. Full info on the car here:

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=900075
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No F33 reveal or launch this year?
I believe it made its public debut at the LA show. Full info on the car here:

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=900075

Well done on the recap mark. It seems 2013 truly was the year of the coupe for BMW.
Ah. Totally missed it when I was there.

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Happy New Year!

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