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Old 01-24-2005, 06:42 PM
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E90 pics from Germancarfans

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Old 01-24-2005, 07:01 PM
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Thanks for the link. It looks like these cars have the shipping blocks installed. I thought there wasn't something quite right about the way these examples look.

White seems to be a nice color on the e90. White with the Terra interior might me a nice combination.
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Old 01-24-2005, 08:13 PM
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White seems to be a nice color on the e90. White with the Terra interior might me a nice combination.
I could go for that.

I like the looks of this car overall, but candid shots like these really show some things BMW doesn't want you to see in its publicity photos. The rear quarter has some awkward lines up above the fenders that I hadn't seen before. In particular the rear shot of the dark car makes the rear deck look like a layer cake.

There's things on the E46 I don't like too, although I like the overall design. Same with this car.
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Old 01-25-2005, 12:33 AM
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I was worried when I read this - thought for sure it would reveal some ugly lines, but actually, I think those rear quarter shots and details look extremely nice here. Yes, the straight shot is cake-like, but the e46 is the same. I believe there's a difference b/w the coupe and sedan from straight behind, with the sedan looking a bit odd like this.
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Old 01-25-2005, 01:18 AM
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With those huge jowly fenders, this car is clearly going to need almighty wheels if it's not to look like it just had four flat tyres simultaneously! . I hope the engineers thought this one through...
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Old 01-25-2005, 06:57 AM
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Thanks. What colour is the 9th one? Looks like Monaco blue. What do you gents think?
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Old 01-25-2005, 08:04 AM
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Looks better in dark colors.

I don't like those wheels, and without fat aggressive performance tires the car will look slightly flabby.
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Old 01-25-2005, 08:11 AM
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Looks better in dark colors.

I don't like those wheels, and without fat aggressive performance tires the car will look slightly flabby.
Agree. Maybe it's the old thing about dark colors making things look smaller (like how overweight people are told to look for black pants rather than light colors)

I can't help but think the fenders look too big for the wheels. It will take big wheels to look correctly proportioned.
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Old 01-26-2005, 11:18 AM
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Agreed on the dark colors. The 3-series redesign is definitely better than the 5 and 7 redesigns but I'm still not sure how much I like it. It does look a little too "soft" or chubby.

My prediction is that the Monaco Blue color is the "new" Titanium Silver for 2006. We'll see it everywhere !
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Old 01-26-2005, 12:09 PM
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My prediction is that the Monaco Blue color is the "new" Titanium Silver for 2006. We'll see it everywhere !
I think it will be what ever color they use in their marketing campaign. So far it's the Sparkling Graphite....
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Old 01-26-2005, 12:26 PM
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Damn those look ugly. The dark colours hide the bizarre lines better. They look dorky with such small wheels--- The smallest wheel should be a 18".
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Old 01-26-2005, 12:38 PM
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I can't help but think the fenders look too big for the wheels. It will take big wheels to look correctly proportioned.
Ford did something similar with their F150 redesign. Raising the top of the box made the rear quarters so massive that standard rear wheels look like casters. Maybe people will get used to it.
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Old 01-26-2005, 01:06 PM
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Looks better in dark colors.

I don't like those wheels, and without fat aggressive performance tires the car will look slightly flabby.
Interesting, i thought just the opposite on your first point, but agree entirely on the second; it's going to need a big-wheel/tire combo and a light color (currently, mine is jet black).

I'll reserve final judgment till I see it up close and personal.

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Old 01-26-2005, 02:32 PM
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You know, it looks good in white.

Gray, black and silver it looks like ass though.
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Interesting, i thought just the opposite on your first point, but agree entirely on the second; it's going to need a big-wheel/tire combo and a light color (currently, mine is jet black).Ed
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You know, it looks good in white.

Gray, black and silver it looks like ass though.


I feel dark colors help minimize some of the "peculiar" lines of the E90.
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Old 01-26-2005, 03:37 PM
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I'm sorry to say this but I won't be gettin' an e90 when it comes out... I'll be keeping my e46 coupe for while... I'm just not feeling the lines, contour, and styling... they all look so "lazy" and bland... not only does the car not "WOW!" me, but I look at the front and think... mazda... i look at the side and think... generic ... and the rear... "stingy and uptight"... i know these are not usually the words to describe a car with, but that's what comes to mind...

what happened to the flow, grandness and continuity of the e46 and e39? everything on the e90 looks choppy and just mushed together... the sidemarkers don't flow with the contour of the side panels, the lifted "teardrop" headlights contrast with the droppy fog-lights... the sharp triangular space seems out of place between the rear taillights and the license plate...

sorry about the rant... but the only thing i like about the e90 is the engine and power it delivers...
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Old 01-27-2005, 04:04 PM
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I feel dark colors help minimize some of the "peculiar" lines of the E90.
I want lines! That's why i love the e46's look. it's got edges and curves and creased metal. it's rolling art in my eyes and has been since i saw one in 98. the e46 reminds me very much of an animal, crouched and ready to pounce.

my big beef with the e90 is how long, thin and blobby it looks. at least the e60, in my eyes, was a move toward something avant garde. i'd rather love it or leave it over a buick/taurus clone (e90 sheetmetal in my eyes).
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I'm not feeling it. The side creases are too pronounced and that back end is fugly. Front is ok but looks better in dark colors IMHO. I'm sticking with my E46 for a while.
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Old 01-27-2005, 04:36 PM
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It's definitely lost some of that sharp Bavarian look. It is a shame, but at the same time it picks up its own sort of look - a bit more Jagish (and yes, perhaps a touch Japanese). If you haven't seen it yet, check out the shots here: 3 Series then & now There's a gallery and videos. I know it's a doctored up glossy preso, but it might make you feel a bit better I was hoping they would have perfect comparison shots of e90/e46 but they don't - if anything it almost looks like they're trying to make the e46 look bad in comparison...
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Old 01-31-2005, 07:50 PM
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I could go for that.

I like the looks of this car overall, but candid shots like these really show some things BMW doesn't want you to see in its publicity photos. The rear quarter has some awkward lines up above the fenders that I hadn't seen before. In particular the rear shot of the dark car makes the rear deck look like a layer cake.

There's things on the E46 I don't like too, although I like the overall design. Same with this car.

Wow, I have to agree the rear turned me off... as much as I like the interior changes, front design etc the back at least for now causes me to lose interest...

THanks for the pics
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:15 AM
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While I hate to be the odd one out, I really feel that the rear is fine and it's the front that troubles me. Looks too corporate and high...not sporty and not unlike many recent model GM cars which have been released around the world (Pontiac, Holden etc).

Getting a 325i, I agree the wheel wells look like they need big wheels. Is it possible to get the 162 style 18 inch wheels with the 325i sport package?
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I don't mind the rear end, just the tail lights need improvement. Like it has been said they are to Ricey. The droopy nose is a little disturbing, absolutly hated it when I firast saw it. Depending on angle and color it dosen't look to bad to me now. Definately could be better. I like the Red with the Ellipsoid 162 wheels.

Interior is nice except for the dash in intrumentation, too plain, not sporty like BMW should be. Looks like it belongs in a high end MB or Caddy. Lack of instrumention in the dash is really the pits. I prefer Oil Press, Water Temp, Volts, Fuel, Tach and Speedo. The Terra Interior is nice in most of the pictures I've seen of it. I would have to have the Terra or Black interior.

I would definately pass on the IDrive. As much as you could get used to it, it would still be one more thing to take your attetion off the road. I like old knob and button environment controls and such, I can adjust them without looking away from the road. Steering wheel controls are great for other things.

I afraid they will eventually go to putting the Speedo and Tach in the middle or the Dash like the Mini and some Toyotas

Just my Two Cents, from a big car/driving enthusiast.
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Old 02-02-2005, 01:35 PM
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As a follow up, I showed my wife these photos. She said they looked just like her old car, a 2000 Sentra. Sadly...she's correct.

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As a follow up, I showed my wife these photos. She said they looked just like her old car, a 2000 Sentra. Sadly...she's correct.

Yeah, if you ignore the fact that it looks absolutely nothing like a Sentra.
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