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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. horndog

    horndog Senior member

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    The new BMW front ends look so fucking bad.
     


  2. GreenFrog

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    I think it looks great.

    Can't stop thinking about that Cayman S with PDK. Hotdamn.
     


  3. bawlin

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    I loved the Cayman until I sat in one. I'm not a big guy by any stretch of the imagination but fuck is it ever cramped in the cabin. 991 on the other hand was perfect.
     


  4. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Really? Hmm, I couldn't find much difference in how the interior felt between the cayman s and 911. Even the performance was very similar.

    I'm 6'1" and have a slim build but leg room was ample and my head was not brushing against the top of the car.

    But hot damn it felt so amazingly light and nimble. The way it turns into corners... Just perfect. My car feels like a boat in comparison.

    PDK? Perfect.

    Steering was pretty good, despite being electric. I really wish I could try the new gt3. I spec'd one out for fun online and was surprised to see it was only around 130k with the options I wanted. I was expecting the base for the gt3 to be 180ish.

    I would love to DD a cayman s.

    Porsche options are ridiculous, but we all knew that.
     
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  5. Gravitas

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    Other blogs (LeftLaneNews) are saying it might use a twin-turbo version of the 3l I6, with styling informed by the M235i Racing. Of course, it is all speculation at this point.

    I think the idea of a TT version of the I4 sounds better, though. That combined with M235i Racing-inspired styling would be even more reminiscent of the E30 M3 (yes, I know it was NA).

    Either way, I am excited (though I will admit, I am more curious about the 228i).
     
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  6. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    there's something almost disease-like about some bmw fanbois, it's almost irrelevant how heinous they make something the fanbois still love it no matter what
     


  7. bawlin

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    It's not the best front end but it's not that bad either. These are my idea of bad:

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    Another thing I learned about BMW, thanks to the Bangle-era, is they almost always look better in person than in photos.
     
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  8. impolyt_one

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    ^ true, I always find the E92 hard to photograph. Looks nice in person but the subtle curvatures don't translate in pics, for example, there's a compound concave to convex figuring in the shoulder line from fender to the C pillar and it needs to catch light in order to see it (most evident right below the rearview mirror), but in a photo you'd miss out on the complex curving of the doors below the shoulder. Both of those motifs are new, from E9X and on. BMW C pillars have always had a beautiful tightness and compound curvature to them, especially at the base. Also, it may be having to do with new-age paints and the difference between water and oil base but I find the new stuff has a slightly grained texture and isn't as smooth as the old BMW stuff.
     


  9. impolyt_one

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    The 1M is stupid looking in all respects, though. Even worse is when one finds me on the street and proceeds to embarrass themselves by trying to impress me with their fake M car and inevitable douchebag driving. Has happened at least 5 times in the short time I've had the M.
     


  10. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    Fake M? Fast-forward to 3:15... if Chris Harris says it's an M-car, it's an M-car.

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]

    And on the topic of 1M's, the only people I've ever seen driving them are older white guys in their 50's. It blows my mind because it's not like they grew up worshipping the E30 M3 or anything like that. I can't for the life of me figure out why they pick this thing as their mid-life crisis car.
     
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  11. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    still ain't a real m car dawg
     


  12. bawlin

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    But this is, right? :lol:

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  13. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    see when an m follows a number, it ain't an M

    school is dismissed :lol:
     


  14. bawlin

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    I'll give you that one.

    :fence:
     


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    maybe because it is similar to the first M3. And those guys could have been early owners. I drive a Cayman S but had I not already owned a car I would have looked at the 1M. As for the name, I think they were preserving the original M1 name

     


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