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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 12-05-2012, 12:21 PM
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It's neither. The Concept versions always have those extreme lower front/rear bumpers, mirrors and wheels that never make it to any production car.
That is not always true. The E92 M3 concept was almost exactly what we got for production -

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=193190

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Old 12-05-2012, 12:25 PM
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:28 PM
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That is not always true. The E92 M3 concept was almost exactly what we got for production -

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=193190

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The difference is that the M3 and M5 Concepts were modifications to the regular "series" cars, and less extreme. When BMW introduces a completely "new" line, the Concept version always gets the crazy bumpers, wheels and different wing mirrors. Check out the 6er Concept and 6 Gran Coupe concept. Both of those (like this 4 series) are completely 'new' cars for BMW.

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Old 12-05-2012, 12:35 PM
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The F3x line up will include -

F30 3 series sedan
F31 3 series touring/wagon
F32 4 series coupe
F33 4 series convertible
F34 3 series GT
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Does this mean that the M3 coupe will be an M4? If so, what would the M3 sedan be called? I hope the two cars will have the same whatever.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:36 PM
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Does this mean that the M3 coupe will be an M4? If so, what would the M3 sedan be called?
Yep.

M3 sedan will still be called the M3.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:45 PM
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:50 PM
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The difference is that the M3 and M5 Concepts were modifications to the regular "series" cars, and less extreme. When BMW introduces a completely "new" line, the Concept version always gets the crazy bumpers, wheels and different wing mirrors. Check out the 6er Concept and 6 Gran Coupe concept. Both of those (like this 4 series) are completely 'new' cars for BMW.
Good call. There is a lot of similarities between the F32 4 series concept coupe and the 6 series concept coupe.
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Looks better than the 3 series GT
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Probably the same gap between the A4 and the A5. Which is about $5,000.
I hope not, thats a big jump in price!
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If nothing else, I hope that Bimmerfest retains the 3 series forum, and renames it the 3/4 series forum.
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also if you look at the rocker panels this is not the same f32 that was posted previously being loaded onto the truck. this looks like the m-sport or maybe even the m4.
this is a concept.

i doubt the door handles, / front and rear exhaust will look exactly like the concept.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:08 PM
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this is a concept.

i doubt the door handles, / front and rear exhaust will look exactly like the concept.
The interior will (I hope) be toned down a bit too.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:32 PM
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:19 PM
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The interior will (I hope) be toned down a bit too.
Other than the sea of leather everywhere, the interior is exactly like the current F30.

And that Full Leather trim definitely needs to be offered as an option if this 4-Series wants to really provide a more exclusive "experience" than the 3-Series.
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Other than the sea of leather everywhere, the interior is exactly like the current F30.

And that Full Leather trim definitely needs to be offered as an option if this 4-Series wants to really provide a more exclusive "experience" than the 3-Series.
Aren't the A pillars capped in wood?
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:23 PM
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The car looks wicked! Just have to get over the name...
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Aren't the A pillars capped in wood?
That's Alcantara/faux Suede/real Suede. The same as the headliner.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:40 PM
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Aren't the A pillars capped in wood?
The door pulls are.
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Gorgeous car

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When will this car be available? I am assuming Aug 2013 production....
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:35 PM
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Giant step up from the e92. It's like they fixed everything that was so gawky and weird about the e92 design. Best looking new BMW design since...well hell at least a decade. Guess I'd have to go back to the e46 and Z8.
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I like it

Overall I think it looks great. I suspect the interior will get toned down when it goes from concept to the actual car. I like that they made it pretty substantially different in terms of styling so we have more choices. I am looking forward to seeing the grancoupe 4 door if it really comes about
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