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      10-11-2013, 07:28 PM   #89
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I don't like the look of the new seats...
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      10-11-2013, 07:37 PM   #90
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I'm so happy they have finally put in some nice sporty seats. The e92 m3 has by far the worst seats of any generation m3 IMO. Big, fat, and a high seating position. These new seats look great and looks like will offer a relatively low seating position as compared to the e9x.
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      10-11-2013, 07:38 PM   #91
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Great find! The seats look interresting but gawd is that a depressing looking interior, a sea of washed out greys. No CF, Alcantara or contrast stitching and just a few strips of plastic looking alu. I sure hope it can be spiced up a bit with some other options.
I feel like I'm the only one who is totally appalled by how cheap the materials are in the F30 (and I presume F32). That whole center tunnel is just cheap hard plastic. In E9x it's much better quality. The leather feels like a downgrade to me too.

BMW is cheaping out on materials while jacking the prices up. I'm having a hard time seeing myself paying for a new F3x/F8x unless they fix the rental car grade interiors.

Why is no one else outraged by this?!
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I feel like I'm the only one who is totally appalled by how cheap the materials are in the F30 (and I presume F32). That whole center tunnel is just cheap hard plastic. In E9x it's much better quality. The leather feels like a downgrade to me too.

BMW is cheaping out on materials while jacking the prices up. I'm having a hard time seeing myself paying for a new F3x/F8x unless they fix the rental car grade interiors.

Why is no one else outraged by this?!
I went to see the new 4 series a few days back and I hate to say this but Chevys and Hyundais have better quality interiors these days. My 6er and the new 3/4 series don't even look like they're from the same brand. Heck the E89 Z4 has an interior that looks and feels much more expensive than the F30/32. Mercedes offers better interiors in all it's classes whereas to get the same on a BMW you have to get a 6 or 7 series. Nothing else compares - even the new X5 has a soft plastic dash - feels like the interior of my 5.0 Mustang. Why pay so much for mediocre products?

The only BMWs I'd consider buying are the 6, 7 and Z4, which is why I bought two of those 3. Other than that, money is better spent elsewhere like Porsche or Mercedes. BMW is giving its fans a really hard time to stay loyal. I really hope Mercedes, Cadillac and Lexus destroy BMW's sales so they can go back to making quality cars that made me fall in love with the brand.
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      10-11-2013, 07:58 PM   #93
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      10-11-2013, 08:00 PM   #94
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      10-11-2013, 08:02 PM   #95
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What is up with the gauges? Why couldn't it have the same blacked out gauges as the M5/M6? Looks cheap.
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      10-11-2013, 08:06 PM   #96
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Heck the E89 Z4 has an interior that looks and feels much more expensive than the F30/32.
Thats because it is much more expensive than the F30/F32.
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      10-11-2013, 08:18 PM   #97
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Lovely, inherited the SAME loose leather issues that my 335i has on the bottom seats.

So at least my dealer is equipped to unassemble and tighten the leather on these seats-I'm disappointed given that the M3 is $20k more!
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      10-11-2013, 08:41 PM   #98
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looks good! can't wait to see the final product
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      10-11-2013, 09:09 PM   #99
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Thats because it is much more expensive than the F30/F32.
Maybe in the U.S. Here in Dubai their prices are roughly the same with the Z4 sDrive20i actually having a lower base price than the newly launched 428i - and it still has a better interior. I'm sure they'll figure out a way to make the next Z4's interior look cheaper too.
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      10-11-2013, 09:12 PM   #100
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That interior is lacking quality. It is really a shame.
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      10-11-2013, 09:14 PM   #101
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Similar to the Darth Vader seats.
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      10-11-2013, 09:22 PM   #102
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I don't like the new nav screen set up and I'd replace those oem seats with recaro's asap.
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      10-11-2013, 09:22 PM   #103
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That interior is lacking quality. It is really a shame.
I'm sure this is just a base version. They might be a lil more creative with individual options.
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      10-11-2013, 09:23 PM   #104
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What is up with the gauges? Why couldn't it have the same blacked out gauges as the M5/M6? Looks cheap.
TEST VEHICLE!! There is a whole thread dedicated to the production gauges.
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      10-11-2013, 09:32 PM   #105
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The only reason the US didn't get the Performance seats is their lack of side airbags which are required here. These F80 M3 seats look big enough to have airbags in them which means they could be offered here. I hope these seats are standard worlwide.

I really don't like the gauges (minor complaint, I know) but the fact that they don't even have the M badge in them makes me think they aren't the final production gauges.
These are the production gauges. All that black space around them is an LED display. Instead of going full LED, the 'analog' gauges were kept to give the car a 'sporty' feel.
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      10-11-2013, 09:33 PM   #106
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I like the interior..all business
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      10-11-2013, 09:36 PM   #107
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Maybe in the U.S. Here in Dubai their prices are roughly the same with the Z4 sDrive20i actually having a lower base price than the newly launched 428i - and it still has a better interior. I'm sure they'll figure out a way to make the next Z4's interior look cheaper too.
You can't really compare two cars with different engines (or different tunes in this case). A more fair price comparison would be against the inevitable 420i.

In the states, the Z4 s28i (which is the lowest model we get) starts at $48,950. The 328i starts at $37,300 and the 428i starts at $40,500. So here, a Z4 is quite a bit more expensive than a 3er or a 4er.


Also, I just had a brilliant idea. Why doesn't BMW make a sedan, with the styling and proportions of a roadster?
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M designers must be a big fan of C63 AMG.
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      10-11-2013, 09:54 PM   #109
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Dig steering wheel. I also like the seats, I bet they'll look nice with contrast stitching
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M designers must be a big fan of C63 AMG.
C63 designers must've been big fans of the M3 you mean
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