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      01-17-2010, 08:55 PM   #67
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Originally Posted by chanceparker View Post
I'm a BMW fan and have owned 3 (E36 M3, e46 328, E90 335) but I'm continually surprised about how much $ BMW spends on mid-cycle changes that most consumers will never even notice.

This is another example. Most people won't even notice. And for the record, I think I like the pre-LCI a little better.
True, but what I think is important to also take into consideration is that apart from BMW, Mercedes, Audi, and a few others, most other companies have 4 to max 5 year life cycles (Japanese, American - typical cars with biggest market).

Because of their high R&D costs, and because they are general ahead on design, performance, and technology, the higher-end companies keep their designs for a longer period, and I think they need a mid-cycle refresh to keep the line going.
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      01-17-2010, 09:26 PM   #68
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Nice the E92/3 LCI blows the pre-LCI away. More aggressive, sporty and masculine.

Really captures the essence of BMW.

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      01-17-2010, 09:28 PM   #69
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not likin the new style
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from the pics i like the current better, but im pretty sure this will look better in real life.
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      01-17-2010, 10:11 PM   #71
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      01-17-2010, 10:26 PM   #72
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as a e90 335 xi owner with a lease up in July i was looking forward to buying a new coupe and IMO pre-lci has it all over the new one. for me it has lost it's sexy look not saying that there are not some nice looking elements of the new car just over all does not work for me.
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LCI is certainly not as good looking as the original. I much prefer the original e90.
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      01-17-2010, 11:38 PM   #74
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Originally Posted by Nebster View Post
i think the only thing i like about the new LCI is the tailights. I think the e90 LCI was a good step forward but i really don't like the e92 LCI
+1. They really screwed up the front with that ugly ass lower grill and its horizontal grey fins. They look horrible. Glad I have an '08.
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loving the headlights the rear not so much ;p
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Originally Posted by e90David View Post
preLCI > LCI
i really have to agree on this one

after looking through this comparison, the pre-lci is nicer

the thing i dont like about this is like what i said in the other thread, its a mix of the current and the next generation style. its updated but not necessarily better
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      01-18-2010, 02:10 AM   #78
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Does anyone like the huge, ugly, non-sporty side mirrors??? To me, that's a deal breaker right there. The pre-LCI side mirrors look so much sportier. the new ones look squarish and while they might comply with dumb EU safety standards, they aren't stylish at all. If future BMW "sport" cars continue to have these mirrors, it will be a real shame. Let's hope the M cars won't adopt them.
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The LCI looks taller and less wide... still looks good though
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Do you think we are going to be able to install the new taillights on pre-facelift models? Are they the same shape with the old ones? It looks like the are but if someone with a more experienced eye can see a difference in shape please let us know.

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The only thing that I can say is a "real" improvment is the rear bumper. The front bumper is really terrible. So not aggressive.
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it is already on the www.bmw.de internet page
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Originally Posted by turkish335 View Post
the silver bars across the bumper mesh remind me of the pre-LCI e90 accent bars. Those are horrible IMO....
+1. What are those things? They have some depth so they are like an a little wing. Worst feature of the of the LCI IMHO. Even if they were in black where they would be less noticeable, I wouldn't want it. I'm neutral on the kidney grills and new headlights, The side and rear look slightly better. Don't like the bigger side mirrors, though. Overall, if I had a choice, I'd stick with pre-LCI.
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      01-18-2010, 07:33 AM   #87
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I think the front is a mess, the rear bumper is a bit of a mess and the side is just...Okay. The tail lights are at least somewhat decent...

I think after seeing the LCI E92 I would opt for a new 5 series before I opted for the LCI E92 now. Thanks to BMW screwing up the E92 I am now even more happy with my 09 Pre-LCI.
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      01-18-2010, 07:47 AM   #88
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definitely this facelift makes me like the prefacelift e92 even more. the front is not as aggressive anymore, more like the babyface 1series..

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