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What do you think: new E92 BMW 3-series coupe:

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by imageWIS, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    Generally, it looks rather smart. It's not as badly Bangled as some of the recent designs.
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    Generally, it looks rather smart. It's not as badly Bangled as some of the recent designs.
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    Flame surfacing gone wild - but not as bad as the 7 series was initially.
     


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    I like it alot more than the last gen 3 series.
    Rear deck/taillight assembly screams "Toyota" to me though.
     


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    I like it alot more than the last gen 3 series.
    Rear deck/taillight assembly screams "Toyota" to me though.


    i was thinking the same thing; i like it from the front and side, but from the back, the design is way too conservative.
     


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    i was thinking the same thing; i like it from the front and side, but from the back, the design is way too conservative.

    Maybe its so the cops following you aren't intimidated.

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    I like it alot more than the last gen 3 series.
    Rear deck/taillight assembly screams "Toyota" to me though.


    everyone i know says the same thing. The back-end looks like a cheap japanese car.

    Personally, I liked the old 3-series a lot better.
     


  8. Tokyo Slim

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    everyone i know says the same thing. The back-end looks like a cheap japanese car.

    Personally, I liked the old 3-series a lot better.


    "Cheap" is a relative term. Have you seen how much they want for Toyotas and Hondas right now? Good lord.
     


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    Has anyone else noticed how close to the 7 series is the design of the new Camry? Scary
     


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    The profile, the front and back ALL scream Japan to me. The side looks rather close to the profile of the Scion tC as well as the Infiniti G35 2-dr, the front-end has a distinctly Honda slope-iness, and the back looks like Toyota.

    But as Tokyo pointed out, looking like a Honda or Toyota is only making it look $2000 cheaper. The new Civics are in the $22-$24k range (the base prices are still much more affordable).
     


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    Kind of reminds me of an SL55.
     


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    I like it! But I'd have to see one in real life before I'm sure. BTW, the twin-turbo engine is intro'ed with this car: note the 335 designation. 300 hp and 300 ft-lbs (don't know the RPMs).

    edit: another thing I noticed is that it has an iDrive controller but no nav screen visible. Perhaps it has a popup screen.

    --Andre
     


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    If I had a 6 series, i'd be pissed. Looks very similar
     


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    If I had a 6 series, I'd be pissed regardless. Thing is ass ugly. The E92 is similar but better. Less of the Bungled "look at how much I 'stand out'"!
     


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    If I had a 6 series, I'd be pissed regardless.
    very true
     


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