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F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current)
The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 11-13-2012, 09:25 PM
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also i have to say, as much as the A5 is a good looking car, the rear quarter of this car looks so similar to it. with the very short trunk lid, and the very gradual slope on the rear window. it just seems like the rear end will look very similar, and not so unique. is every coupe going for this super short trunk look now (makes the trunk opening suck) like the CTS coupe and A5.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:47 AM
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Not liking that side vent at all. Complete turn off to me. I was really hoping to like the 4 series and these photos are pushing me to a 650i as my next car. Sigh....
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:06 AM
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I think it looks pretty sharp. I'll stick with the 3 series because I prefer sedans, but I would have no problem rockin a 4 series.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:41 AM
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From what I can see from these pictures, this new coupe looks really good, IMO. It's sleaker in shape to better incorporate the extended front end bumper that looks like an afterthought on the sedan. I typically like side front fender scoops/vents, but I think BMW should keep this exclusive to the M3, which the current M3 side vent looks really good and much better than this new design. I'm not real happy that the exhaust tips appear to be the same black chrome as on my 335is. These manufacturers should really start to consider keeping these designs exclusive to specific models. The slope on the rear hood and window looks really good, but as is the case with the Audi A7, I wonder if it hurts the rear headroom which was already a bit cramped in the E92?

I'll be interested in seeing this car in the flesh.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:30 AM
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:15 AM
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im sorry, but if they don't take that "Sport" badge, along with that boomerang looking vent.. i dont know what ill do, but ill do something, if they are going to put a vent, make it the m3 style, horizontal, beautiful looking thing.

and the sport badge; come on BMW, dont be like Audi and their "S-Line" bull****
sport badge already exists on the 3 series. Its just deleted for US builds now.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:46 AM
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I put together a side by side (Ok top and bottom) comparison picture and a poll. Vote on which BMW coupe, the F32 4 series or the E92 3 series looks the best -

E92 3 series coupe styling verses F32 4 series coupe styling

Go vote - http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=658146
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:50 AM
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That comparison shot makes the new rear window look looooong.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:28 AM
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I like that they moved the rear rocker panel cut line back down to be in line with the bottom of the door and were a bit more aggressive with the hofmeister kink. It makes sense. I also like that they moved the B-post forward and hopefully got the seat belt within reach of a normal human being without a little robot arm to push it up there an invariably break. I just really hate that vent.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:48 AM
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I've always like the E92 but the F32 looks even better to me. Can someone do a Photoshop to remove the camo at the ends? Should be pretty easy to guess the design now.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:25 PM
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Interesting how they nicked and used a sag line ala the einser, although not quite as pronounced or sexy as that variant.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:39 PM
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I would need to see the whole car to be able to vote.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:10 PM
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I would need to see the whole car to be able to vote.
Vote based on what we can tell now. When the car is revealed we'll do another poll.

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Old 11-14-2012, 02:11 PM
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I like it so far and this could be my next car. I have an F30 now, but my last car was an e92 coupe.

My only hope is that with the coupe they improve the look of the car from front on. I love my F30, but it's butt ugly when viewed directly from the front. So much so I try not to look...
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:20 PM
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Vote based on what we can tell now. When the car is revealed we'll do another poll.

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You have 7 out of 7 votes in favor of the F32. That's not real surprising considering that your poll is in the F30 forum section. I wonder how and if the votes would change if placed in the E90 section and where those are the individuals who will be considering this new car in the future?

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Old 11-14-2012, 04:30 PM
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You have 7 out of 7 votes in favor of the F32. That's not real surprising considering that your poll is in the F30 forum section. I wonder how and if the votes would change if placed in the E90 section and where those are the individuals who will be considering this new car in the future?
lol, because that wont be biased either?
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:32 PM
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lol, because that wont be biased either?
I was thinking that it might be less biased.

Update: Tim did post this on the E90 forum and the votes are less biased. The total is now 5 to 2 in favor of the F32.

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Old 11-14-2012, 09:10 PM
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I might be in the minority because I really like the side scoop.

Masked or unmasked that car is tight.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:08 PM
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Will there be a 4 series 4-door sedan as well, or just a coupe?

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Old 11-15-2012, 12:41 AM
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Will there be a 4 series 4-door sedan as well, or just a coupe?

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yea, there is a f30 version of the 6 series gran coupe
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I like the side view of the F32 better, the roofline looks more "porsche-like" and I like that they got rid of that weird rocker panel line that was higher behind the door on the E92/E93. I like the functional vent on the front fender and the wheels look nicer as well. Just waiting to see what the front/rear and entire car looks like, especially in cabrio/convertible form. No plans to get rid of my E93, as I bought it with the intention of very long term ownership, but always good to have a replacement option should something bad happen to it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:32 AM
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I like the side view of the F32 better, the roofline looks more "porsche-like" and I like that they got rid of that weird rocker panel line that was higher behind the door on the E92/E93. I like the functional vent on the front fender and the wheels look nicer as well. Just waiting to see what the front/rear and entire car looks like, especially in cabrio/convertible form. No plans to get rid of my E93, as I bought it with the intention of very long term ownership, but always good to have a replacement option should something bad happen to it.
how do we know that vent is functional?
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how do we know that vent is functional?
It is likely that it is functional in the sense that air can flow through it. So is it a functional vent, yes. Does it have a cooling function on the car, probably something minimal that could have been done without.

It is functional, most likely. Is it superfluous, definitely.
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We have almost the exact same resolution attached to the first post - http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=657959
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