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      07-10-2008, 05:01 PM   #45
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Does anyone have the pics (and numbers) for the new wheels that will be for the '09 e90's?

What model is shown in the pics for that e90 335i? Are those the ones that replace the 162's?

I like the current e90. BMW sure did a lot of cosmetic updates in this refresh. I wish they would have left the hood and kidney grilles the same. There was a needed change to the rear lights, but I dont' really like how it is now. And I'd have to see how the new headlights look with only the Angel Eyes on to really tell if I like it better, but from what I see in the pictures, I like the LED's but don't like the hood.
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      07-10-2008, 05:02 PM   #46
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Blacklines > facelifted tailights.

Although the headlights are nice, i wonder what the e92 facelift will be like...
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      07-10-2008, 05:05 PM   #47
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They are not L Shaped. They might have been before Bangle sneezed.
LOL...if Bangle sneezed, we'd have an even busier lower front end and bigger mirrors!
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      07-10-2008, 05:09 PM   #48
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I like all aspects of my '07 better--front bumper, mirrors, trunk lid... The LED tails are nice in their function, but not that form. Keep just a little cleaner and simpler for me.
i would have to agree, just doesnt seem to click to me... Dunno, maybe it will grow on me? who knows
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      07-10-2008, 05:10 PM   #49
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The bottom half of the front bumper is just ugly. The tail lights look mental. They are not truly L shaped and have too much of a triangle look to them. I think the blacklines better.

Who designs this shit? I can come up with better stuff in my spare time.
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      07-10-2008, 05:16 PM   #50
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first the new 7, and now this

it seems BMW's good days are over.♠
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      07-10-2008, 05:19 PM   #51
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I really want to know what "Fine Line Aluminum" is?

Anything is better than the "Miller Lite Aluminum" in the current cars.
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      07-10-2008, 05:22 PM   #52
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it might just be me but the tail look alot like Hyundai Elantra.



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      07-10-2008, 05:24 PM   #53
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I prefer the looks of the current sedan, especially in M3 form.

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      07-10-2008, 05:27 PM   #54
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I definitely prefer my pre LCI wagon to the LCI wagon....



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      07-10-2008, 05:28 PM   #55
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Prefer the 08' E90

I'm very glad I got my E90 335i for the 08 model, although I do like the headlights and 5-series type kidney grill. Not a big fan of the hood, bumber, and I definitely don't like the taillights.
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      07-10-2008, 05:31 PM   #56
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What's up with the eyelids? MB C-class????
Not MB but from CS concept and new 7-series

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      07-10-2008, 05:34 PM   #58
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i feel that the hood as too many curves.. and the headlights look 5 series ish ... sorta.
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      07-10-2008, 05:36 PM   #59
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Wow love the headlights and tailights. I could only imagine how the facelifted e92 will look!
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YES the tails look MUCH better! I like the look of the car overall, much better than the current...
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      07-10-2008, 05:38 PM   #61
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Looks way better and finally!
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Some related info previously reported (for those asking about the new colors)

3 Series sedan and Sport Wagon SOP 09.08

Standard Equipment
New 328i/xi 16″ light alloy multi-spoke wheels
New 335i/xi 17″ light alloy Double spoke wheels
Colors, Trims & Upholstery
Space Gray Metallic replace Sparkling Graphite
Tasman Green Metallic replaces Deep Green
Blue Water Metallic replaces Arctic
New Fine line Aluminum trim replaces current aluminum
Light Burl Walnut replaces Light Poplar trim
New Oyster Dakota leather and Saddle Brown Dakota are available
Chestnut Brown Dakota Leather replaces Terracotta
Packages
Sport package now with high gloss Shadowline trim
New wheels for all Sport Packages
Options
Front and rear park distance control replaces rear only
New optional 17″ wheels on 328i/xi
Active steering no longer available on 328i
Logic 7 a standalone option on 335i/xi models

http://www.bimmerfile.com/wp-content...mwproducts.pdf
great... they get shadowline AND front parking...
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      07-10-2008, 05:47 PM   #63
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I like the old one better, and the older iDrive knob looks better.
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      07-10-2008, 05:52 PM   #64
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Glad the info has finally broke... you can't imagine how many emails I have gotten in the last week telling me that the new iDrive is not coming because of something someone wrote 5 months ago.... the same time we said it was, but stuff happens and all sources and info is not always correct; just amusing how people will tell you you are wrong but not based on their own info.

Things I am still working on is the widened track (as I have been since we were told about it) and also this aluminum trim.

The only things I can honestly say we were not correct on (admitting we were wrong) was that there would be more change to the interior.... I have a feeling cost cutting stepped in from the original info we were given, and the Direct Injection (which I was still hearing last week) which is b/c the US fuel (sulfur level) is still not stable enough and is the same reason for the oil issues w/ LL-01/LL-04.

I am glad that the diesels were not pushed all the way to December which was a possibility. Also nice of them to tease with a 335d SPORT WAGON!

All in all the car looks more along the lines of the future models so it was much needed and the design cues from the CS and 7 are there.


Does anyone know if I can retrofit the new iDrive into my current cars, or the 08 we are picking up in Munich this fall?


Thanks for all the support everyone has given... it is appreciated and I hope we can keep it up and supply you all with info here and elsewhere!

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BTW- the DCT will NOT be in the sedan it is for the 335i coupe ONLY!
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      07-10-2008, 06:15 PM   #65
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Also nice of them to tease with a 335d SPORT WAGON!
Pretty cool! Anyone know if there will be a 335xdt? That would be fun.

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BTW- the DCT will NOT be in the sedan it is for the 335i coupe ONLY!
We sedan owners don't take well to the anti-sedan bias in the media. Thumbs up you say?!? A travesty. We e90ers would love the DCT too.
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      07-10-2008, 06:17 PM   #66
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i like the inner taillights... headlights look alright too..
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