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      07-03-2008, 11:48 AM   #45
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98% of the population that shops 3 series will hardly notice the changes

and 99.9% of the 98% population are females???
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      07-03-2008, 12:12 PM   #46
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As promised: marketing images of the new LCI E90/91.

http://www.bimmerfile.com/2008/07/03...91-lci-photos/

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      07-03-2008, 01:13 PM   #47
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looks good!
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      07-03-2008, 01:16 PM   #48
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As promised: marketing images of the new LCI E90/91.

http://www.bimmerfile.com/2008/07/03...91-lci-photos/
awesome!
shouldnt you make this a separate post
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      07-03-2008, 01:19 PM   #49
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awesome!
shouldnt you make this a separate post
Feel free to, I do not want to look like I am advertising (for a site w/o sponsors.. lol ). I just want to keep people informed!
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      07-03-2008, 02:06 PM   #50
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It's interesting to see the sketches with the recessed front middle section. The spy pics of the "real" car look to have a raised middle section. I wonder which is accurate. I can't wait to see good pics of the tail! Overall, it looks to be an improvement...

+1 for M-Tech being available at order.:crossing fingers:
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      07-03-2008, 02:18 PM   #51
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It's interesting to see the sketches with the recessed front middle section. The spy pics of the "real" car look to have a raised middle section. I wonder which is accurate. I can't wait to see good pics of the tail! Overall, it looks to be an improvement...

+1 for M-Tech being available at order.:crossing fingers:
I could not agree more... I am perplexed still as to which is the "correct" bumper. I was implicitly told early on that the recess would be gone and from the spy pics the black was making the recess but the raised middle was still visible. I wonder what is up as well...

still better than a spy shot!
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      07-03-2008, 03:42 PM   #52
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its true most ppl wont see the difference
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      07-03-2008, 03:48 PM   #53
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I dont see anything , same car to me
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      07-03-2008, 04:04 PM   #54
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I dont see anything , same car to me
If you look at where the front license plate goes... "spy shots" show that section sticking out further than the area of the bumper under the headlights... In the new photos/sketches (not sure which) that area is NOT sticking out (like '06-'08 models). I hope that makes sense... It's a pretty big difference IMO.
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Had some time so here comes... based on pics in this thread

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141911

nice job, i agree with everyone else in saying
it does look more aggresive!
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      07-03-2008, 10:40 PM   #56
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looks like @ss.
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      07-03-2008, 11:32 PM   #57
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Is anyone else confused about the design of the tails? What I don't understand is why would the design of the 3 series changed from L shaped to the current design in 2006 and then 3 yrs later change again to a notched shaped design? Would it constitute that the BMW was not totally happy with who created the 2006 taillight design so then 3 years later they created a "notched" effect? Why not just make it go back to the L shaped to create the look it originated from (history past)?

I think the notched looks better but it still needs some more white in it or at least more yellow. I wonder if that's still possible?
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Is anyone else confused about the design of the tails? What I don't understand is why would the design of the 3 series changed from L shaped to the current design in 2006 and then 3 yrs later change again to a notched shaped design? Would it constitute that the BMW was not totally happy with who created the 2006 taillight design so then 3 years later they created a "notched" effect? Why not just make it go back to the L shaped to create the look it originated from (history past)?

I think the notched looks better but it still needs some more white in it or at least more yellow. I wonder if that's still possible?
From what I gather, BMW had designed the tails to originally be a different design altogether but when Audi released the redesigned A4 right before the E90 was to be released they both had the same lights... so they created the current ones and when the coupe was finalized the light cluster took on a different look... so in a sense BMW had to redesign the future of their tails b/c Audi already was using it.... and so is Honda!
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Now I'm glad I have an '07
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http://www.bimmerfile.com/2008/07/03...91-lci-photos/





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Hey Mapezzul, (or anyone else for that matter) Do you know what's different about the new aluminum trim compared to the old? Is it similar to the aluminum in the 1-series? (A bit off topic, I know)
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One significant change that is not shown in the Pshop is that the mirrors will be different. They will be much larger - and probably more squared (pronounce "uglier"), due to American's inablility to understand how to use and adjust them and the new DOT regulations that require them to be the size of a dressing room mirror to compensate.

Oops, too much editorializing? Anyway, the mirrors WILL be different. Also keep in mind that in the U.S. we will now have the fugly bicycle reflector in the front fender. You'll never see that in the marketing photos (because everyone knows how ugly it is).

I'm still on the fence about the cosmetic changes, even though I'm considering a '09 E91. I like the loss of the chrome milk moustache in favor of a proper kidney grill, but I'd have to see those hood ridges in person, or at least better real photos.
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      07-05-2008, 11:19 AM   #64
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Check out the new idrive video, wonder if this will be in the re-freshed 3 series. I can't read german on Navi. lol

http://www.bimmerfile.com/2008/07/05...-idrive-video/
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I saw the hood in the plant a couple of weeks ago. Its gonna look like that...

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I saw the hood in the plant a couple of weeks ago. Its gonna look like that...
Eh...based on the marketing images it looks a lot better than the photoshop in the OP.
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