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      07-12-2008, 03:02 PM   #177
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Thank God I have the 07 model

Better Headlights/Taillights
Better Side Mirrors
Better Front Pumper
Better Aero Dynamics
Better Rims

E90 Pre facelift (Mine) is Great...

I'm not jeleous at all, and will never be...

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Funny, I'm gonna have to contradict everything here except for the mirror remark.

-Headlights are more defined; much more visually interesting
-Taillights look elongated, adds an increased sense of width
-Front bumper is more upscale looking
-I don't see how the pre-FL has better aerodynamics...
-I don't see how the pre-FL has better wheels either...
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      07-12-2008, 03:05 PM   #178
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You sound like a guy with a small penis, over compensating for this fact. . .just relax, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Personally I think it's going to look badass once the after market parts hit the scene. . .
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      07-12-2008, 04:30 PM   #179
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I'm not saying having a plain hood is better, but there's something about the way that middle crease is designed that bothers me right now. Maybe it won't later.

I was looking through the pdf on the specs, and noticed it said the drag coefficient on the 335 sedan is 0.3, and the others are 0.27. What is causing that? (if it is correct)
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      07-12-2008, 07:14 PM   #180
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So in the option list it says the Logic 7 is a standalone option? For US it was never an option it was standard on the 335i/xi.
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      07-13-2008, 01:18 AM   #181
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So in the option list it says the Logic 7 is a standalone option? For US it was never an option it was standard on the 335i/xi.
It was standard and now an option.... you can thank the lowly dollar on that as margins are slim enough now.
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      07-13-2008, 06:43 AM   #182
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Going to weigh into the bonnet debate (hood in US parlance )

I can't wait to see it in the flesh. I am not convinced about the extra lines on the bonnet yet I think they may look a little fussy, and the current bonnet looks elegant... I know that time may have made us think of it as bland... but I am going to reserve judgement until I see it in the flesh.

Small thing though because I love everything else they have done to the car, it looks much much better.
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      07-13-2008, 09:58 AM   #183
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I don't mind the facelift, but I thnk it looks a little like the aerodynamic kit, but now it will just come standard.
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      07-13-2008, 10:04 AM   #184
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i don't understand why they didn't put 3.0 tti with 326 hp on the 3 series like thy put in the F01 7 series, or an upgraded 3.0 ttd!! They put 3.0 td with 245 hp but didn't upgrade the 3.0 ttd!!!!!! Why is that?!!??
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      07-13-2008, 10:58 AM   #185
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I'm not saying having a plain hood is better, but there's something about the way that middle crease is designed that bothers me right now. Maybe it won't later.
When I get mine, unless or until I find a better name, I'll probably just call it Worf.
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      07-13-2008, 11:15 AM   #186
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a revised armrest for the driver’s door that makes the electric window controls more accessible

Did you guys catch that?
Yep, moves it back more than 3/4 of an inch.
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      07-13-2008, 01:25 PM   #187
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I really like it. it looks great
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      07-13-2008, 02:22 PM   #188
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I like the front end, but I agree with the others that say TOO much red on the taillights. I wonder if aftermarket parts will offer options to change this.

I guess I missed it somewhere, but I thought the 330i model was dead and done.
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      07-13-2008, 02:24 PM   #189
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With Porsche you have to pay an arm and a leg to get all red tail lights.
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      07-13-2008, 02:42 PM   #190
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With Porsche you have to pay an arm and a leg to get all red tail lights.
With that being said I wonder if the decision to go with all red taillights was a competition thing, safety thing or just part of a new updated look.
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      07-13-2008, 03:22 PM   #191
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With that being said I wonder if the decision to go with all red taillights was a competition thing, safety thing or just part of a new updated look.
It can't be a US DOT mandate since DOT permits both red or amber turn signals. Europe requires amber. Seems to me that if they can put amber on the rear turn signals in the US it would be cheaper to have only one type manufactured and use the amber lights throughout the world. What's the requirement in Canada or other American countries?
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i want to see sport pkg pics. shadow line trim and the new wheels should change the look
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I hope they fix the tail light / trunk lid interface before releasing it ti the market. It REALLY looks half-a$$ed.
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      07-14-2008, 05:13 AM   #194
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i don't understand why they didn't put 3.0 tti with 326 hp on the 3 series like thy put in the F01 7 series, or an upgraded 3.0 ttd!! They put 3.0 td with 245 hp but didn't upgrade the 3.0 ttd!!!!!! Why is that?!!??
i thought of that too.... NEXT YEAR, for sure...
this year they'd sell the new body, next year, new body+extra power...
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You sound like a guy with a small penis, over compensating for this fact. . .just relax, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Personally I think it's going to look badass once the after market parts hit the scene. . .
bmws assembled in egypt are exported to the gulf region you little penis sucker, all Police vehicles in the gulf, (Kuwait, Bahrain, KSA, Qatar, UAE) are from egypt you ediot.

Just take it easy man, nd when you are not 100% certain of some facts, because you are ignorant doesn't nessecarily means you are aware of everything going out there.
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No real 'wow' here... bit busy front bumper and to much angles and curves on the edge of the hood. Good news is the upgraded Nav Pro. The rear doesn't look better than the old one, especially not when the old one has the dark tail lights..

I can get my hands on a current (old) E90 and I think that'll be my new company car. The current one comes in Holland with nice free packages and discount (Business Line, Carbon Sport). The new one doesn't, at least not for another 6-12 months. To build the same car would add another EUR 5.700/USD 9.200 to the bill.. And I really like Carbonschwartz and 188 type wheels (both part of the Carbon Sport package) on an E90...
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Anyone think the OUTER portion of the tail lights (LEDs) will fit on the 06-08 E90?
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They look like the would. The trick to a cost effective udpate is to not change any of the large pieces of sheet metal. I have looked at the line of the outer lights carefully before and it looks to be the same shape. This makes sense because it would cost a lot of money to change that piece of sheet metal for a small change of the lights. They were clever to change the inner section which would have cost less, but gave such a dramatic change to the look of the rear.

Your problem may be electrical compatibility over physical fit.
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