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    Here it is, The all new 3-Series

    It's F30, the latest 3-series. I keep it simple, the new car is bigger than the previous gen. it's even bigger than a first gen 7-series. It's filled with hightech gizmo and the lovely Efficient Dynamics stuff. The chassis has almost nothing in common with E90, even the awesome McPherson strut is gone. The bad news is it has the Servotronic steering which nobody liked it's lack of soul in F10 5-Series. The good news is despite the bigger body, it ways less than the outgoing models. The engines are N55 for 335i and N20 for 328i, both come equipped with 6-speed MT as standard and RWD, but both 8-Speed AT and X-Drive are optional. The design is just questionable, but at least drag coefficient is 0.26 which is pretty darn good.
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    sexy, adn the drag coefficient is just awesome!! .26 wtf that is really low.
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    with M-Sport package it looks seriously good. now i changed my mind
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    Not bad looking. So this has the same steering as the new 5 series? How much does it weight?

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    Not bad looking. So this has the same steering as the new 5 series? How much does it weight?
    Yup, same electric assisted steering. They say it ways 40 kg less than E90. thank god the weight didn't jump like what happened with F10 5-Series.

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    That's real good, 88lbs is considerable. Too bad the steering sucks, not good for those who like tracking their cars.

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    Guess why i haven't posted a pic of side angle because it's awfully ugly from that angle. Front end is too downwarded.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    The chassis has almost nothing in common with E90, even the awesome McPherson strut is gone. The bad news is it has the Servotronic steering which nobody liked it's lack of soul in F10 5-Series.
    What kind of front suspension setup are they using if not MacPherson struts? It was impressive what BMW could accomplish with such a simple suspension design. I think they could do even better with a double wishbone setup. As far as the steering goes, it is possible to design an electric power assist system with good steering feel. The Honda S2000 is a good example of that. It will be a shame if BMW can't figure out how to give it good feel.

    I do think the M-Sport body looks pretty damn good.

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    Not a bad looking car -- a big improvement over the existing sedan, which I was never too fond of, tbh.

    I'll wait for the new M3 coupe before trading in mine... or should that be M4 Click here to enlarge
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    i have to say, although it looks decent, the steering wheel of the msport looks un-$#@!ing real! absolutely amazing, and I can't wait for the M3 and the coupe version.
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    I like everything but the hideous M-sport steering wheel and cheap looking colored trim.




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    Looks like the electric steering is optional:

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    An electromechanical power steering system EPS (Electronic Power Steering) – which uses an electric motor to provide steering assistance and which only operates the EPS when steering assistance is actually required – comes as standard, though an optional new, purely mechanical variable-ratio steering system is available, offering a more precise response to input and sharper handling. In the case of the 335i and 328i, a Servotronic function for speed-sensitive power assistance is standard issue.

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    The all new 2012 F30 3 series revealed, mild update - Pictures and video of 335i, 328i, and the Active Hybrid 3

    Well here it is, the new 2012 4 door F30 3 series. Not really all that much different externally with BMW playing it extremely safe. The styling envelope is not being pushed with the 3 taking cues from the F10 5 series for the headlights and the rear taillight design being as benign as possible. The interior is also a very minor update on the E90 with the BMW switchgear and gear lever that we have all grown accustomed to.

    The car is larger with 3.7 inches of length added versus the previous model as well as a 2.0 inch longer wheelbase. This allows legroom to increase for the rear seat passengers by almost an inch. BMW claims the increase in size will not add weight with the F30 supposedly weighing 80 pounds less than the E90. That is something we will have to see when the curb weight tests come around for the new car.

    The motor will be familiar except for the 328i which gets the new N20 4 cylinder. The 335 has the same N55 single turbo direct injected 6 cylinder. A hybrid model is also available. Overall, BMW played it extremely conservative with the new 3 and the good news is E90's will not look dated. Average people will likely have trouble even noticing the new changes.

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    Live pics of the M-sport.

    Looks good, except for the M-sport interior.


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    The M-sport steering wheel and color matched trim is complete failure. Oh and I won't get started on the pop-up navi that is fixed.

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    Anyone else underwhelmed?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Anyone else underwhelmed?
    For sure.

    Almost like a LCI refresh, rather than a completely new car.

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    The interior looks a lot better than the current models. I'm really not liking the hood pointing downwards way too much though. Everything else looks fine. I'm glad my E90 wont be looking too outdated next to an F30.

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    I think my E92 will look better side by side. Hoping the new coupe or 4 series or whatever they decide to call it is a bit different than this.

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    It will be hard to top the look of the e92 m3.

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    can i say i like the steering wheel? it's 458'ish.



    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by andrew20195 Click here to enlarge
    What kind of front suspension setup are they using if not MacPherson struts?
    I double checked. They still use McPherson struts in front but for an unknown reason they changed the name and called it Double-pivot front axle.

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    I don't know about the styling...will wait for it to grow on me. I JUST grew on the LCI E90...hopefully the coupe will do the new design some justice.

    As for the interior...eh, not sure what to think.

    That steering wheel is screaming awkward to me but at the same time concept-ish.

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    After a few beers, it looks like the nose has been stepped on.

    Agree about the E92 M3 probably being one of the best looking Bimmers ever!
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    The more I look at this the more I think BMW could use a little Bangle.

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