My problem with the new 3-series designs is not as much with the exterior as the interior. When I look at the interior of these new ones, I feel as though I'm looking at a Japanese car. I prefer the raw BMWishness of the previous models.
I like the new engines. The bodies are just okay to me for the same reason as the interior. There is a slight Japanese feel to the tail lamp design. The Japanese have been chasing the BMW 3 series for a while now and suddenly, BMW comes out with a design that aligns more with Japanese sport-luxury design. Not good.
Imola Red 2005 BMW 330CiC ZHP w/Nav/Cold/Leather