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      04-24-2019, 06:32 PM   #67
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      04-24-2019, 06:55 PM   #68
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Damn I was awaiting this version and the new 3 msport looks pretty damn nice so I was excited.



Only to read this ?!
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      04-24-2019, 07:11 PM   #69
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i love how with such confidence this post was made AND got to the front page. glad the natural progression is to the 911 world
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Damn I was awaiting this version and the new 3 msport looks pretty damn nice so I was excited.



Only to read this ?!
Im feeling the opposite ... thank god the m3 wont look like the 3 ...
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Well, I suppose we ought to reserve judgement until we've seen the actual car, but I'm not really a fan of this development.
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      04-24-2019, 08:02 PM   #72
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Well that's going to be expensive to switch out the chrome grills with the performance black ones.
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      04-24-2019, 08:15 PM   #73
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Im feeling the opposite ... thank god the m3 wont look like the 3 ...
i don't even know what that means. It's always not looked like the regular 3 series.
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Well that's going to be expensive to switch out the chrome grills with the performance black ones.
when its dealer installed and that way on the lot... they will just roll it into the lease payment..
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      04-24-2019, 08:57 PM   #75
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IMO, probably gonna be the most ugly body ever.
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      04-24-2019, 09:06 PM   #76
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This reminds me of when Audi introduced their new, larger "bass-mouth" grille (I think it was in 2006). I had a 2004 S4 at the time and was appalled by the new design. None of us Audi owners liked it then, and I still don't like it.

I don't understand why BMW is going in this direction, when it's clearly not appealing to many of their devoted, repeat customers?

2006 vs. 2005:
So, they went from bass to mouth?
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Not too fond of the potential look lol.

The F8x is so good looking too.
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I'd be cool with this, but I think the grille has to be two separate pieces like this to look good. The grille that's connected in the middle does not look good on the modern designs IMO, especially when they're supersized.

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not the first time BMW had huge kidney grills on their cars. yall need to chill.

These grilles were shaped and sculpted to fit the curves of the car. That's much harder with the pedestrian safety standards now, so the giant kidney grilles end up looking super flat and tall/upright.
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So, they went from bass to mouth?
I think they went ass to trout...
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Both E90 and F80 followed the same logic.
Yes, but the differences between those M cars and the standard series cars were very subtle. Basically just the edges/sides of the grille were different, but the basic shape was essentially the same. This seems to be a much larger departure from the regular 3-series.

With that said, I think this could end up looking very good on the new M3. Proportionally taller, connected grilles like the E30 M3 had would be a nice throwback as long as it's executed properly.

It's all about design execution. For example, the X7 grille looks fantastic, but I hate what they did with the mustache-shaped grille on the M2 Competition - OG grille looks better despite the "dated" separated kidney design. The G20 3-er grille shape is more of a conservative, middle-ground approach that blends the proportions of the traditional F-series kidney shape with the larger, connected theme we are seeing now. I'm okay with the G20's grille shape, but not a fan at all of the Kia-esque grille insert on the M340i or the way the 330i grille looks when the active-aero shutters are closed.

Here's to hoping they didn't F up the new M3 somehow! We shall see!

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Will the plates go on the lower side of the grills like here?
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Not sure what you mean. The F80 looks IMHO more distinguished compared to the F30 than all other M3 versions compared to its regular version except the E30 (the M4 is another story).
Ofc looks are subjective of a car as always as i said i don't find the F series M3 to look all to different from the original 3er series. Sure someone who knows a thing or two about a car will obviously spot the difference.

But there is another joke going around the internet something like this below, and that's why i like the approach the BMW is taking now to make sure and i hope they do cause we still haven't seen the car to be honest but i hope even an untrained eye will spot the difference of an M car and an regular 3 series.


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Remember when kidney grilles actually looked like kidney grilles?





I'd be lying to you if I told you that I didn't miss those days.
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Both E90 and F80 followed the same logic.
Yes, but the differences between those M cars and the standard series cars were very subtle. Basically just the edges/sides of the grille were different, but the basic shape was essentially the same. This seems to be a much larger departure from the regular 3-series.

With that said, I think this could end up looking very good on the new M3. Proportionally taller, connected grilles like the E30 M3 had would be a nice throwback as long as it's executed properly.

It's all about design execution. For example, the X7 grille looks fantastic, but I hate what they did with the mustache-shaped grille on the M2 Competition - OG grille looks better despite the "dated" separated kidney design. The G20 3-er grille shape is more of a conservative, middle-ground approach that blends the proportions of the traditional F-series kidney shape with the larger, connected theme we are seeing now. I'm okay with the G20's grille shape, but not a fan at all of the Kia-esque grille insert on the M340i or the way the 330i grille looks when the active-aero shutters are closed.

Here's to hoping they didn't F up the new M3 somehow! We shall see!
Well said sir.

I am in agreement with you.
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