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Spy Shots: Next generation BMW 3 Series pops up swathed in swirlies

Judging from these shots, it does not appear that the size of the new 3 will change much, although we can expect BMW to implement some weight reduction measures in order to help meet new fuel efficiency and emissions standards. The overall proportions look pretty similar to today's car, but the profile shot indicates a more upright grille stance similar to the new Z4 and 5 Series GT.

The next 3 is also expected to adopt some new powertrains including a new turbocharged and direct-injected three-cylinder engine. When the new 3 arrives here in the U.S., it will likely also mark the return of four-cylinder engines to the brand's U.S. l
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imagine if it came with those exact lights/signals... :rofl:
 

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yuck. look at the way the rear panels reach over to the back bumper....gross.
 

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I don't have high hopes for the next generation.
I do, it seems like they're stepping up. they screwed up on the e90 series when they first came out with it, but with the new tail lights they got in 08-09 and some mods it looks great. so next generation should be surprising
 

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doesnt looks aggressive at all
g35 sedanXjettaXscion tc
 

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I don't like the rear quarter window past the door in the C pillar. Reminds me of the Passat.
 

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imagine if it came with those exact lights/signals... :rofl:
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yuck. look at the way the rear panels reach over to the back bumper....gross.
Look closer, they are cameo panels that are riveted on top of the real body panels.

E90post has a bunch of photos from different angles; you can see it better in these shots.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318601

i want to see that exact car if i decide to do shrooms one day
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that is one phallic tow hitch... :eeps:
It's very excited to be photographed.

I will only buy it if it came with that exact paint scheme.
Who's that guy on here that does vinyl wraps???

I don't like the rear quarter window past the door in the C pillar. Reminds me of the Passat.
Look closer, that's simply a black line which extends that far back. i.e. cameo doing its job.

Same link as above, shows that area from a few different angles.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318601
 

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Need to see it with the real head/tail lights to call this one.

PS I normally don't like drops, bit that one needs it.

EDIT: The more I look at it, the less I dig that front bumper:eek:
 

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and here i was dreading the release of the e90/e92 a few years back because i thought THEY looked horrible.... i think my eyes are about to explode
 

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These cars all suck, BMW should have just kept making the e46 forever. Every car sucks. Also every other chassis BMW produces and every other series also sucks. E46 for life!
 
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