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      02-14-2019, 04:30 PM   #1
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Portimao Blue G20 330i MSport and Estoril Blue F30 340i MSport side-by-side

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We just got in our first G20s.

Here is a comparison to the G20 330i M Sport and my F30 340i M Sport. Nice to see the difference between Portimao and Estoril Blue as well. Really loving Portimao Blue.
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      02-14-2019, 06:50 PM   #2
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Hard to form a complete opinion because of the plastic on the trunk. But the front vs front F30 looks better
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I think both blues are equally great...I don't have a preference. F30 front is more attractive/less bulbous to my eyes (new pedestrian protection requirements?). I certainly do not care for that chrome grille surround; that would have to be changed before delivery for me.
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You can see there's plastic between kidney grill slats. I was hoping it would be less visible. Looks like fake slats, I know they open and all. To me personally the wheels look better on f30 as well. The front wheel gaps look like SUV, must be because of xdrive
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F30 looks so much better. They ruined the 3 series.
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You can see there's plastic between kidney grill slats. I was hoping it would be less visible. Looks like fake slats, I know they open and all. To me personally the wheels look better on f30 as well. The front wheel gaps look like SUV, must be because of xdrive
On the wheel gaps: it's because the car has not been prepped yet. Still has the shipping spacers. The g20 rwd and xdrive have the same suspension/ride height in msport trim.
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Seems like the history repeats itself. E90 pre LCI sedan had an ugly face and LCI fixed it. Probably the same thing will happen here. I personally hope m3 Pure with 6MT looks very different from this one
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i had a an estoril f30 328i. THe new one I think looks better. I think the one thing I hated most about my car, was the m-sport bumper had those sharp corners that looked like little teeth that scraped on everything. I think the 2 series has them too on msport trims

The 3GT / 4 series didn't have those, and I think the new G20 without them also looks a lot cleaner. Not having that awful hood line also is nice on the front.
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F30 looks so much better. They ruined the 3 series.
Haha, F30 was the worst 3er ever, sparing the E21 of that banner.
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So many butthurt F30 owners
G20 is just a better car. Period.
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Well, I personally like the F30 better in the looks department. The G20 is just an uglier version of it.

Supposedly it drives better and that's what I really care about. The F30 was awful, I was in one last week on loan from the dealer. Bleh.

The M3 version was awesome though, not going to lie, I loved it. I'll keep my M5 likely until it dies though, and right now, i plan on replacing with a used M6. If the M3 with AWD is light weight and drives as well as the current M3 I'll strongly consider it.
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I never preferred the F30 over anything.....until now. The new front end of the G20 is monumentally bad and the Japanese rear is as bad if not worse.
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Hard to form a complete opinion because of the plastic on the trunk. But the front vs front F30 looks better
Agreed. The grille is huge, even more so in person which was pretty wild. This is a black out grille standard car.
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So many butthurt F30 owners
G20 is just a better car. Period.
F30 owner here: The G20 is a good car, but it also has very loud design that has to get accustomed to (let's be honest most of us will) and it's growth is noticeable in the drive.

You can be critical and still like it. As I've said in many posts, it will be my next car unless I get Porsche money.

I think the 6 cyl will be a must for the G20 though.
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Hard to form a complete opinion because of the plastic on the trunk. But the front vs front F30 looks better
The M340 with the splitter is killer
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This is a really bad comparison. The G20 obviously has its shipping spacers on the suspension. It makes the whole car look lifted. It also has a chrome grille vs the black grille on the F30. The F30 looks much worse with a chrome grille as well.

I think the Port. Blue looks far better. EBII always looked a little faded to me. The F30 is already starting to look a bit dated. I used to love the E90 but whenever I see one on the road they look so old. A car has to be at least 2-3 generations old before it starts looking retro cool again.
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G20 is just a better car. Period.
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So many butthurt F30 owners
G20 is just a better car. Period.
I'm an e90 fanboy all day... but if you honestly think the g20 is the better looking car you're either on some good shit, or you're just trying to start a debate. G20 is curvy in the worst way, it looks huge and the only "bmw" styling que is the kidney grill.

It lost the angel eyes, it lost its signature body line running through the door handles, it lost its signature bmw ass end. The car looks like a Lexus/infinity/Mercedes from the side and the rear looks like a Lexus.

And the most annoying part is it looks NOTHING like anything else in the line up which makes the brand look cheap as a whole. It looks like they had a bmw designer work on the 1/2/5/6/7 and then had some outside hire do the g20 without ever seeing what the 1/2/5/6/7 look like. Just an oddball.
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I think this g20 looks gorgeous. Congrats!
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