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      03-15-2012, 12:04 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Red Bread View Post
The E90 M3 got the E92 front end, it wouldn't surprise me if the F80 got the F32/F82 front end. It would surprise me if they didn't have similar, open kidneys to the F30 though, I think this will be a design theme going forward, and they won't step back to the old E9x design.
For a while, I had assumed that BMW would follow the same pattern they employed with the E46M and E9XM for the upcoming F8X, but Scott has been hinting strongly lately the F80 and F82 will have much more visual separation than the E90 and E92 did. While this doesn't necessarily mean that the F30 fascia will look markedly different than the F80's, it's certainly not outside the realm of possibility, especially if BMW really is interested in making each model stand out on its own.
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