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      07-23-2012, 11:16 PM   #60
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Drives: 2004 e46 M3 & 2013 VW GTI
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Originally Posted by aajami View Post
I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I think the hood bulge fits the car's sporty character, makes it look more aggressive than without, and offers some additional sheet metal differences from its F30 sibling. On the other, I'm a firm believer in form following function wherever possible, and unless BMW shoved a new engine under that bonnet over the weekend, it looks like the hood bulge is purely aesthetic, which is a bit... sad.
That goes hand in hand with having the engine sound amplified through the stereo (M5)