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Old 03-11-2021, 08:45 AM   #11
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I will note that while I'm not a particular defender of the E9x's looks, this specific picture is clearly taken at a different focal length than the others and is particularly unflattering.

The F8x was also taken with a distorting focal length, but one that makes it look meaner.
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Old 03-11-2021, 08:49 AM   #12
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I tend to be more drawn to the older stuff, but the E90 (particularly the E92) M3 still looks great to me

The E46 M3 was always let down by its too-small front wheels and 4x4 ride height. Once lowered a bit, with some wider wheels and tires, it starts to look mean. Still crosseyed, though

I love the look of the E36 but it looks so dated today. I think a big part of that is the headlights.
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Old 03-11-2021, 08:54 AM   #13
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I tend to be more drawn to the older stuff, but the E90 (particularly the E92) M3 still looks great to me

The E46 M3 was always let down by its too-small front wheels and 4x4 ride height. Once lowered a bit, with some wider wheels and tires, it starts to look mean. Still crosseyed, though

I love the look of the E36 but it looks so dated today. I think a big part of that is the headlights.
I can't get over the rear quarter / trunk of the E92. Same issue applies to all the newer ones. The E90 looks a bit pinched in the ass end, but better than that weirdly flat thing with the coupes.
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Old 03-11-2021, 10:10 AM   #14
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I can't get over the rear quarter / trunk of the E92. Same issue applies to all the newer ones. The E90 looks a bit pinched in the ass end, but better than that weirdly flat thing with the coupes.
That has always bothered my on all M3/4 couples since E46, which is why I prefer the sedan. I also think that relative to the marketplace and competition, the M3 is a better sports sedan than the M3/4 is a sports coupe.
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I can't get over the rear quarter / trunk of the E92. Same issue applies to all the newer ones. The E90 looks a bit pinched in the ass end, but better than that weirdly flat thing with the coupes.
I guess I see what you're saying about the coupe, but it doesn't bother me. The sedan rear end is just yuck.
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Old 03-11-2021, 11:44 AM   #16
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The F80 is let down by the location of the cutline for the hood.
Totally agree- that's something that has always bothered me about the F30/80. Can't believe the designers agreed to that cutline.
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Old 03-11-2021, 12:07 PM   #17
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Totally agree- that's something that has always bothered me about the F30/80. Can't believe the designers agreed to that cutline.
I cannot unsee it now
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Totally agree- that's something that has always bothered me about the F30/80. Can't believe the designers agreed to that cutline.
You have seen the E60, yes? And the E82 1er? And the E85 Z4?
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Are you guys talking about the way the hood meets the side fenders ?
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Are you guys talking about the way the hood meets the side fenders ?
No. The horizontal line above the roundel.
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