Discussion in '3 Series' started by Merc1, Oct 14, 2011.
2012 BMW 3 Series unveiled
Looks better in live pics, but that hood has a serious hump in it.
The new 3 looks leaner, more dynamic, most of the lines and creases are well resolved. I wish the designers just leave the space between the headlights and the kidneys empty instead of extending the headlight towards the center. Having said that I like the new 3D grill treatment, wish the designers have done something more with the rear.
I'm a bit ambivalent about the front end of the car. It looks almost Japanese.
First impressions are really good. I like it. It has an interesting look going on up front with an almost mischievous expression about it. Far better than the depressed persona of the F20 1er.
Edit: WOW - it looks very sharp in those live pics.
BMWs press pics are the worst....wonder who thinks they're doing a good job internally.
The hood bulge looks WEIRD. Especiall from profile and 3/4 view.... Interior is more sporty.
It certainly looks more fresh, but it doesn't make the E90 look really old, which is what I like.
I like the interior, very much...it looks fantastic. The seats could be a bit more sportier, but I guess the M-Pack will resolve the issue.
The rear looks too 5er...but in a good way.
Which takes me to the front. From the pics it looks a bit thin and compressed and it has a weird looking bulge. I guess we will see it in real life and will look better.
Overall I think it looks a bit less sportier that its predecessor and more luxurious.
With an M-Pack it will change dramatically I think.
One thing I don't like is the engines, but I guess we will see the 1.6T engines that the F20 has. But BMW came a bit late, introducing these new engines...they should be in the market long time ago.
Given the current economic situation (especially here, in Greece) I don't think I'll change my 320si for this. I'm keeping her!
The BMW press club web site is painfully slow but the official pics are there
Superb, classic proportions and this time they also incorporated agressive lines, my only concern is the rearlights, almost transposed from the F10.
Waouw M pack since launch ? and look at that steering wheel
Wow!! Really surprising to get the M Sport package photos so quickly! Thanks!
WOOOOOOOOWWWW M Pack looks fantastic!!!
I like it, all "lines" look nice but I fell in love with especially the M-sport pack *__* If you don't know what I'm talking about check this out: BMW 3 Series Sedan : 360° view
//Just noticed the M sport steering wheel, WTH?!?!?
Now the M-Pack is hot!!!!! Yikes...
The F20 makes sense after seeing the F30 (from some angles) but omg the F20 is still such a pig after this. F20 is a drastic failure, i have no idea, it's definitely some kind of method to dumb down the F20 against this.
I'm liking this, apart from a nice trait of older BMWs (being a flat/un-pronounced front end), it has bit of E92 in it, and definitely is a younger/cooler car than the E90.
Honestly though, WHY on earth did BMW decided to do the Sport Line LUxury line Modern line whatever, seriously, this is even worse than MB's Classic/Elegance/Advantgarde, or is just a cheap copy, using simpler English names. First i don't think this improves anything, including personalisation. Why not just do what they did in the past (and do now with other models), just give me a price, engine, list of specs and SE model or not, and i will decide what options to add.. i don't need BMW to decide for me what i want. like what if i want the stupid black mirror but i want the sports rim? i got to add money wth??? makes it uncool too, a German brand now branding its cars using some simple English words that will even get a little badge stuck on the side reading "Modern" or "Sport" or "Luxury" omfg. please offer the badge (this badge) delete option as standard. Was so nice and simple in the past: 6cylinder models get chrome windows surrounds / chrome kidney bars, then options become a question for the local BMW dealer. No idea why BMW is always heading the MB way, being now more comfort orientated rather than "driving machine" orientated and even try to attract customers by making them think Sport Luxury Modern are some special words while in fact BMW owners tended be understated that they don't need others to know what options they've got or even what engine they got by deleting the rear badge.
Hands down a great looking 3 series and way better than the current one.
I am a little bothered, though, by how the hood extends over the front and peaks, in a way. It seems to take away from the car.
Definitely looks like a baby 5er