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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. LabelKing

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    The side looks Mercedes-esque. And the interior has a cheap feel to it. I wonder if that's real wood; Jaguar used to make the most beautiful interiors.
     


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    yes, it's real wood...
     


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    The rear looks dumb. Mercedes meets Toyota meets Halls Eucalyptus.

    I kind of like the front, and I kind of don't - it looks a bit too badass for me. I liked the fact that the older Bims didn't try so hard, but you knew they could go.
     


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    The side looks Mercedes-esque. And the interior has a cheap feel to it. I wonder if that's real wood; Jaguar used to make the most beautiful interiors.

    that's modern luxury; leather and wood with a cheap feel to it.
     


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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'"!
    i like the exterior of the current 6 series.
     


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    While not being a fan of the exterior, I do like the interior somewhat. At least they didn't omit the shifter. One thing I don't understand is this trend towards omitting the shifter, which unfortunately, seems to evoke the insipidly designed interiors of minivans.
     


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    *sigh* BMW used to make such nice looking cars, just look at the 5 and 7 series pre-Bangle. :/

    Regardless I think it's less cocked up than the 3 and 5 sedans are.
     


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    I really like it! More than the 330i, 4 door sedan. I didn't know they were coming out with a 335 coupe. I own a 2001 330ci and really like it a lot. So, I woldn't want to nor do I need to buy a new Beemer. But, if I was in the market, I'd definitely have this at the top of my list.

    BTW, I was really amazed at how BMW increased the size and power of this recent 3 series yet it gets better mpg. That's great.
     


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    The interior looks mid 80's Cadillac El Dorado. Way too much going on in there. That car has no soul.
     


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    I like the new one better by far. It makes the previous gen just look stale in comparison. I don't know if I could ever buy a coupe as a primary driver but if I could force myself to forgo rear doors I'd definetely look at this and (depending on the final version) the next g35.

    My reasons for liking this gen more.

    - The taller doors and smaller vertical side windows gives it a sleeker appearance and makes it more mean looking.

    - I like the flat edges along the wheel wells, gives it a nice chisel detail instead of going to a soft round edge.

    - The single deep crease in the new one looks much more high end than the previous gen. The previous door lines look cheap in comparison, and is something that is found on many lower end cars.

    - The front bumper now appears to be a single piece with the front (ala audi) rather than a separate element. Creates a much more seamless appearance. the same is true with the shortened rear trunk and the transition to the rear bumper.

    - I like how the new car has lowered side sills and an elongated door to make the car appear to sit lower and be more sporty.

    - The side mirrors now appear to flow with the shape of the car rather than being an extraneous element
     


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    yes, it's real wood...
    Highly doubtful, given that the "wood" in the outgoing 3ers that were so equipped was either "grown" in Saudi Arabia or under the North Sea and that the quality of BMW interiors over every line (Including E46 -> E92 sedan) has gone down from the previous generation to this one. Except arguably Z3 -> Z4, but that one also moved up in price quite a bit from the original Z3 1.9.) As for the rest of the car, it's still far too busy and Bangled for me to like, but it's not as hideous as his other designs. I guess. But BMW doesn't care what I think anyway, because their cars have been skidding away from the things I value for the last two generations. A pair of Alfa 1750 GTV's and a retainer for a good mechanic sounds like a much better use of $40k to me...
     


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    Highly doubtful, given that the "wood" in the outgoing 3ers that were so equipped was either "grown" in Saudi Arabia or under the North Sea

    E46 interiors used real wood.

    --Andre
     


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    Highly doubtful, given that the "wood" in the outgoing 3ers that were so equipped was either "grown" in Saudi Arabia or under the North Sea and that the quality of BMW interiors over every line (Including E46 -> E92 sedan) has gone down from the previous generation to this one. Except arguably Z3 -> Z4, but that one also moved up in price quite a bit from the original Z3 1.9.)

    As for the rest of the car, it's still far too busy and Bangled for me to like, but it's not as hideous as his other designs. I guess. But BMW doesn't care what I think anyway, because their cars have been skidding away from the things I value for the last two generations. A pair of Alfa 1750 GTV's and a retainer for a good mechanic sounds like a much better use of $40k to me...


    the question was whether it was real wood and the answer is yes. for crying out loud, try to stop bitching about everything so much
     


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    E46 interiors used real wood. --Andre
    It's plastic through and through. Ignoring the fact that it looks and feels like plastic to anyone who's been around cars that use real wood, how do you think BMW got real-world burl to magically fit into one of only two or three patterns?
     


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