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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 06-01-2011, 06:09 AM
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F30 Spotted in California!

Another sighting of a camouflaged F30 is now making it's rounds on the internet. A tipster sent the photos in to AutoSpies and the photos are below.

What is your take on the F30? What are you hoping for when the camo finally comes off??











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Old 06-01-2011, 06:30 AM
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The turn signal indicators on the mirrors are hideous, way too big. Other than that, still a little too camouflaged in order to get a really good idea of the lines.
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The turn signal indicators on the mirrors are hideous, way too big. Other than that, still a little too camouflaged in order to get a really good idea of the lines.
Shape will be like a sport styled new 5 series. I like it!
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:29 AM
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Mirror turn signal indicators look like tape to me.
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Mirror turn signal indicators look like tape to me.
They almost certainly are. They're a very common part of the camo scheme that BMW uses. I've seen them in spyshots of every model released since I started paying attention.

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Yes, I can't imagine BMW actually considering putting turn signal indicators into the mirrors. It is like they are trying to draw attention away from something else....or they have been putting camo on this way for so long they can't imagine doing it any other way
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Anyone know if that's Huntington Beach? That looks like the 24 Hour Fitness thats on Beach near Bella Terra.

Edit: Nvm. It is. Can clearly see it from another picture.
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Just saw this car in New Orleans being followed by a gorgous 535i GT.
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I like it. A LOT. I even like the turn signal indicators on the side view mirrors. I've been jealous of MB for a few years now. The bigger the better I say (or maybe that's my wife). No matter.

I think it does look like a sportier version of the new 5er. Can't wait to see it in person (and hope they don't cheapen out the interior).

I could def see myself picking up a cabrio f30 in munich next year!

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yeah those turn signals would look better clear or all l.e.d. out. but yeah its gonna look like a smaller 5.
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Sweet Jebus, If the F30 looks anything like the new 1er I will be thanking my lucky stars I did not wait to get one.
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What an awesome car.

This new F30 spotting intrigues me.

Who else thinks it looks neat under all that camo?
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They almost certainly are. They're a very common part of the camo scheme that BMW uses. I've seen them in spyshots of every model released since I started paying attention.

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I think there needs to be a certain amount of reflective lenses or material on the side of the car to make it legal. DOT requirements. That's probably why its there.
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Actually looks like it has a sport exhaust on it. At this point with the spy pics, I'm not too upset I got a 2011. We'll see when the wraps come off completely.
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I think we already know it's going to look like a mini-5 series. Nothing wrong with that. I love the 5er.
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I think we already know it's going to look like a mini-5 series. Nothing wrong with that. I love the 5er.
A smaller & much lighter version of the F10 would be fine with me!
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Just saw this car in New Orleans being followed by a gorgous 535i GT.
Misspelling aside, I hope you are joking. I didn't think anyone (except BMW Marketing) will be putting "gorgeous" and "5-er GT" in the same sentence.


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A smaller & much lighter version of the F10 would be fine with me!
That would be a disaster. The driving experience in the new F10 is as boring and as unengaging as I've seen in any BMW (and that includes the X-series).
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