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      07-25-2008, 02:45 PM   #67
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      07-25-2008, 03:29 PM   #68
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you guys are just jealous cause you have the old one!!! Im glad I sold my 06... I know the feeling.. driving down the road on a prefacelift... when an awesome facelifted goes by..... sorry.
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      07-25-2008, 03:30 PM   #69
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The front reminded me of a Volvo wagon....
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      07-25-2008, 03:46 PM   #70
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I think BMW has achieved exactly what they were striving for. They managed to facelift the car, make tangible improvements on a few things, without creating an indisputably better looking car. People are going to argue from now until the car is totally redesigned about which car looks better with no side being the clear winner. This is already evident in the posts on this thread.

This is a well done facelift, and other car companies should learn from BMW. As ugly as the 3 series sedan is (according to some people on this forum) BMW has managed to sell a f*ck ton of them. Since it is not a total redesign, all they needed to do was tweak a few things to create the illusion of newness to buyers, which will keep then ahead of their competitors in sales, and actually help them increase their margins by charging a premium for the "new/latest and greatest" car.

Things I like about the appearance:
- I like the head lights and tail lights because of the LEDs.
- I like how the angel eyes light up as DRLs

Things I don’t like about the appearance:
- I don't like the X5 looking hood. SUV styling cues should stay on SUVs.
- I don't like the lower portion of the front bumper. I think it is too wavy and busy.

I think both cars look good, but if I could put those headlights and taillights on my car, the result would be my ultimate looking E90.

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      07-25-2008, 04:07 PM   #71
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People, seriously, these new taillights are LED's. If someone were to make "Blacklines" they would most likely be VERY expensive...

Just wanted to put that out there. That PS is NICE, but I doubt we'll see LCI Blacklines introduced, I could be wrong, it wouldn't be the first time...

PS LCI e46 owner here, love my pre-face lifted e90's, but the LCI is where its at. Now, c'mon BMW, bring us an e90 ZHP!!
Lamin-x is a cost effective way to not have to replace the tail lights
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      07-25-2008, 04:25 PM   #72
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the rear is better, but not better than the blacklines
I agree 100%
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don't like the hood at all. like the bumper, kidney grill and lights
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you guys are just jealous cause you have the old one!!! Im glad I sold my 06... I know the feeling.. driving down the road on a prefacelift... when an awesome facelifted goes by..... sorry.
I think audi's are more prone to this (total redesigns every few years) I think BMW does a good job making subtle changes that don't make prefacelift owners jealous

My e46 is prefacelift and I honestly like the look more (than the facelift e46)
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you guys are just jealous cause you have the old one!!! Im glad I sold my 06... I know the feeling.. driving down the road on a prefacelift... when an awesome facelifted goes by..... sorry.
Nah, pre-facelift owners shouldn't feel this way. I don't feel insecure about rolling by or next to an e90. Most in my area are completely stock 325i's or 328i's, but still...

I had the choice, lease a loaded `06 330i, or purchase my loaded e46 ZHP. I do not regret the decision, and I especially do not regret it since the 335i was announced a few months after I made that purchase decision. I would have been FLOORED had I just signed a 3 year lease on a nearly 50k car and the engine was upgraded a few short months later...
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I think the car looks more aggressive now like the coupes.
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bad bmw bad....
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i like it, but not in that color.
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is it just me, or from these pics it seems like every1 in germany has a BMW

PS- i dont see how any1 can say the new front looks worse than the current one... The new front is much better looking, esp the new front bumper
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is it just me, or from these pics it seems like every1 in germany has a BMW

PS- i dont see how any1 can say the new front looks worse than the current one... The new front is much better looking, esp the new front bumper
it is not you...everyone has a BMW or audi. it is 20 times worse in prague. go there and everyne has a skoda.
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Going to have to disagree with you on this. I think the new tail lights look waaaay better than the existing ones. I think the whole rear of the current e90 is atrocious.
Are we suppose to take your seriously? You bought a Ridgeline.
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is it just me, or from these pics it seems like every1 in germany has a BMW
no, by far not every one in germany has a BMW or Audi. This are high-priced premium cars, just like it is all around the world. You have to take into account that the pictures were taken in munich, where BMW and a lot of money are at home.

But, look:
The blue preFL E91 in one of the pictures is a BMW-owned car from Dingolfing-Plant.
The black preFL E90 in the other pictures is a BMW-owned car from Munich-Plant/Headquarters.
You can see that from the letters and numbers on the licence plate.


So of course, there are a lot more BMWs on the roads of Southern Bavaria than otherwhere.
Additionally, we get all the European leasing-returns pressed into the market at rather low price - just at the moment, BMW is selling at about 10-15 thousand (fleet-)cars from 1-7series 6-24 months old, mostly from 4-50 thousand km driven, for prices 30-60% below the regular price. And not to forget the employees, that can buy cars ~22% below regular or lease them rather cheap, what again results in a cheaper second-hand market than in other regions around the world. But that not even resembles the status in whole germany - that's just for Southern Bavaria. So it doesn't effect the worldwide prices at all.
So if you want to buy a cheap BMW and are not looking for new one or _exactly_ your configuration, come to Southern Bavaria, to the home of BMW and take one with you ;-)


Think it has to be the same e.g. in Detroit...
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I love the new look... I am confident with some mods its gonna look killer. you guys are basing your opinions on a bone stock car with disgusting wheels, color, no drop, etc....

heres a photoshop... quick, nothin special

yeah, my opinion some mods and the facelifted e90/ e91 will look muuuuch better than the prefacelift
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it is not you...everyone has a BMW or audi. it is 20 times worse in prague. go there and everyne has a skoda.
lol that differs from region to region in germany... for example here in lower saxony everybody drives volkswagen
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I think just a little more tweaking we can now compete with the behind of an 06 Civic Sedan. Even the blacklines version looks a lot like Honda. Don't get me wrong but I like Honda/Acura. I used to drive them plus the wife has the 07 MDX and I love it, but it's a different league.
sry i cant see any resemblance... maybe its a bit similar to the audi a4 but to the e90?
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I really dont see the point of this thread...yeah its a new facelifted 3er and not a US version nor anything else..picture is taken in Munich and its probably a top 335i or d , dont see the point of hiding the logo really.....
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new one is definetely an improvement imo.
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