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2012 BMW 3-Series

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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 4:43 PM GMT
    I am pretty sure I started a thread where I wasn't sure about the styling of the new 3-series, but I've done a complete 180 - I love it! The 5-series has grown on me as well.

    Discuss. Love it, hate it?

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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 4:45 PM GMT
    My E92 is gonna have car envy!
  • trevchaser Posts: 237
    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 8:24 PM GMT
    Looks good to me! The 335 is really going to have to stand out from the 328 because that new 4 banger has such awesome potential.
  • jhbbiguy Posts: 104
    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 8:35 PM GMT
    Think it's awesome, the exterior takes a bit of getting used to although the interior and offered features more than make up for it. The prices are also not too bad, especially for the 335 - that thing is a beast.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 8:41 PM GMT
    don't love it. don't hate it. looks more like a facelift from the previous generations. Not necessarily a bad thing as Porsche has successfully been doing that with the 911 for decades.

    I am continually frustrated with the BMW interiors (with the exception of the 6Series whose interior is phenomenal). The last 3-Series interior looked cold and frigid. The new one looks generic and uninspired. It will drive like a dream most certainly, but I wish it looked like one, too.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 8:43 PM GMT
    I love their interiors! I find them to be a lot less busy than Audi's and and little more sleek than Mecedes' - at least when comparing similar style cars in similar price ranges.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    BMW interiors may not be busy, but they border on narcoleptic. Audi interiors are far from busy, IMO. I think they balance, form, function, and design perfectly out of all car manufacturers. I drive an S5 and just feel perfect in my car. the MB interiors can be a bit busy, but there's at least some design elements to them.

    Before I got the S5, I considered the M3 (despite the $20k as-tested price increase). I really couldn't get over how cold that interior felt.
  • trevchaser Posts: 237
    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 8:56 PM GMT
    Yeah the S5 is so nice and warm inside. I love it's interior. The nice red glow of everything inside does something opposite as it normally ties itself with anger.

    Driving a C63 is really busy. There are a lot of buttons happening but once you get used to it, it's fine just like any other car. You get over it when you stomp on the throttle and the exhaust intoxicates anyone within a square block of you. Before they can look and find out where all that sound came from, you're already 10 blocks away. LOL

    I'm excited to see what is in store for BMW having to fight back with so much competition. I'm interested to hear what the 4 bangers sound like when we're so used to hearing a smooth inline 6 setup.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 9:02 PM GMT
    trevchaser saidYeah the S5 is so nice and warm inside. I love it's interior. The nice red glow of everything inside does something opposite as it normally ties itself with anger.

    Driving a C63 is really busy. There are a lot of buttons happening but once you get used to it, it's fine just like any other car. You get over it when you stomp on the throttle and the exhaust intoxicates anyone within a square block of you. Before they can look and find out where all that sound came from, you're already 10 blocks away. LOL

    I'm excited to see what is in store for BMW having to fight back with so much competition. I'm interested to hear what the 4 bangers sound like when we're so used to hearing a smooth inline 6 setup.


    The C63 is a kick-ass car both in coupe and sedan form. I saw one yesterday wiht a matte-black finish and it was gorgeous.

    Here's the BMW 4.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 9:03 PM GMT
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    Haha I really love BMW's the best
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 9:11 PM GMT
    I find it the least appealing. It's about the details. Really look at that center stack and it could have come off an '92 Civic (trust me, I had one). The fonts on the instrument dials are like corporate-required Times New Roman. The center console is definitely an improvement in aesthetics over the previous car.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 9:12 PM GMT
    To each their own
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 9:17 PM GMT
    it looks better than the previous 3 series, it's wider which makes it look... better lol cuz it looks bigger, it doesn't look like a small, weak car, it looks more like the 5 series. I'm just not so sure about the inner edges of the headlights, I think they should round it a little more or something.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 9:17 PM GMT
    These are great cars. I had a 320i that was driven for 22 years with 350,000 miles. The most enjoyable aspect of the car was its road worthiness with seven cross country trips. There wasn't much money spent on maintenance compared to friends' car repairs. When the time came to replace the car, I couldn't justify spending that much money on a car when priorities had changed with age.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 9:23 PM GMT
    It looks great, I think.

    I own an 2010 Audi S4, which I adore and which has an interior like the one you posted in the pic, but with two toned leather.

    The only critique i have of the BMW is that it looks very dark by comparison. But it is an all black interior... I just prefer some lightness. Otherwise its a lovely looking car and I have no doubt it will drive fabulously.

    The Merc has the worst interior of the three... so boring and to me looks quite cheap.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 9:24 PM GMT
    ZbmwM5 saidIt looks great, I think.

    I own an 2010 Audi S4, which I adore and which has an interior like the one you posted in the pic, but with two toned leather.

    The only critique i have of the BMW is that it looks very dark by comparison. But it is an all black interior... I just prefer some lightness. Otherwise its a lovely looking car and I have no doubt it will drive fabulously.

    The Merc has the worst interior of the three... so boring and to me looks quite cheap.


    Agreed as far as the Merc goes - but that's pretty typical for them, I feel like unless you are buying one of their top of the line cars...a lot of details are sort of overlooked.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 9:29 PM GMT
    7Famark said
    ZbmwM5 saidIt looks great, I think.

    I own an 2010 Audi S4, which I adore and which has an interior like the one you posted in the pic, but with two toned leather.

    The only critique i have of the BMW is that it looks very dark by comparison. But it is an all black interior... I just prefer some lightness. Otherwise its a lovely looking car and I have no doubt it will drive fabulously.

    The Merc has the worst interior of the three... so boring and to me looks quite cheap.


    Agreed as far as the Merc goes - but that's pretty typical for them, I feel like unless you are buying one of their top of the line cars...a lot of details are sort of overlooked.


    It's pretty well known that mercedes skimps on their lower end models. They're really not as high-quality. My dad says the only mercedes that are actually good are the more expensive ones or the diesel engine cars they have. But lately they have been making some improvement on quality with their lower end models.

    My dad used to have a 1978 240d, and those diesels of that era frequently reach over 1,000,000 miles on their odometers.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    I've never understood the fuss about BMW's. They look like old lady cars to me.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    Huh, definitely never heard that before...
  • HPgeek934 Posts: 924
    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 10:16 PM GMT
    I think BMWs are the poor mans luxury car. I know that makes ZERO sense but somehow it does in my head lol
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 10:18 PM GMT
    HPgeek934 saidI think BMWs are the poor mans luxury car. I know that makes ZERO sense but somehow it does in my head lol


    Uhhh?

    Infiniti or Lexus, maybe just because of their considerably lower price points....BMW? Definitely not
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 10:20 PM GMT
    More of refreshed look than anything else. It's ok but like most cars in this class it just doesn't excite me. There is one thing I dislike which is the hood line that cuts across the front end.

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    Put a gun to my head and force me to buy a family entry level luxury sedan then my pick would be the ATS.
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  • BmwKid92 Posts: 1066
    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 10:21 PM GMT
    it looks ugly... everything angles into each other... not a fan of the futuristic look

    cons

    - The back is lacking a flap, and its very short
    - the grill is now large and widened
    - the car axle is wide
    - and i dont like how they did the fog lights.

    Pros

    - the inside is Amazing
    - the 8 speed automatic
    - comes with idrive

    coming from a huge brovarian fan

    @hpgeek your wrong, stop

  • HPgeek934 Posts: 924
    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
    see I disagree (with the exception of the infiniti g class, thats every privileged kids first car) I just dont find BMW to have the class that Lexus has. Plus I've never known anyone to have a BMW and love it. I drive a new Kia Optima, and my friend drives a BMW 3 series. He prefers the look, interior, and drive of my car over his own.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
    I think the new grill looks better, and more aggressive - the older one is a little more soft...and almost, feminine