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Old 08-07-2011, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by jaisonline View Post
I think the F30 will be quite smaller than the E39 in terms of overall exterior length.

My quick research showed the following inches (rounded):
The E34 was 186 and E36 was 175.
The E39 was 188 and E46 was 176.
The E60 was 191 and E90 was 178.
The F10 is 193.

If the past can be a predicator of the future, I assume the F30 will be 180.
I think this is about right. I think I read somewhere that an analysis of the camo F30s showed the car about 181 inches in length. As mentioned earlier, I am more worried about weight. No matter the power, there is only so much you can do with handling when major bloat occurs. BMW seriously has to address the weight issue in the coming years as new CAFE regs close in on them. Most manufacturers openly talk about reducing weight, but I have not heard this from BMW, although you assume they must be thinking about it.
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