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Old 03-10-2023, 04:58 PM   #1
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Lowered expectations?

Is this a case similar to like when I was going to a nerd college people just look more attractive because the bar has been set so low, or is the i4 M50 actually not that bad in a dark color, like Tanzanite?

https://www.bmwblog.com/2022/12/04/b...ormance-parts/

EDIT: Embedded picture was too large so I removed it.

EDIT 2: Yes. I know it's dark, and you have to black it out, and squint, and look at it at dusk, but still.
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Old 03-10-2023, 05:07 PM   #2
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Is this a case similar to like when I was going to a nerd college people just look more attractive because the bar has been set so low, or is the i4 M50 actually not that bad in a dark color, like Tanzanite?

https://www.bmwblog.com/2022/12/04/b...ormance-parts/

EDIT: Embedded picture was too large so I removed it.
haha-possibly. But yeah, I agree it looks good in that color in that pic w/ those wheels. I also wonder if the car in the pic is slightly lowered? I think one thing that affects the look of most i4s I see is that they seem to have a relatively large wheel to fender gap. Could be something they do to give the battery more clearance. I've noticed that I generally think the m440 gran coupes look better and I couldn't figure out why....
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Old 03-10-2023, 05:17 PM   #3
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I think it looks good, and Tanzanite is pretty spectacular on most things (thinking about splurging for it on the upcoming X7 order, but the huge price bump may kill that).
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Old 03-10-2023, 05:26 PM   #4
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Well right now, the i4 M50 in Tanzanite is the leading contender if I decide to upgrade my commuter. We'll see.
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Old 03-10-2023, 06:07 PM   #5
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I donít mind the looks of the i4, other than the grille. But thatís a pretty big caveat, because the grille is absurdly bad.

Dark colors help hide it a bit, and it looks better with the Euro plates. Would it be a deal breaker for me? No, probably not, though itís really disappointing that the i4 doesnít do a better job with space efficiency. It would be a big step backward for me in terms of practicality compared to the Tesla.
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Old 03-10-2023, 06:15 PM   #6
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I donít mind the looks of the i4, other than the grille. But thatís a pretty big caveat, because the grille is absurdly bad.

Dark colors help hide it a bit, and it looks better with the Euro plates. Would it be a deal breaker for me? No, probably not, though itís really disappointing that the i4 doesnít do a better job with space efficiency. It would be a big step backward for me in terms of practicality compared to the Tesla.
Yeah. It also doesn't thrill me in profile view.
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Old 03-10-2023, 07:29 PM   #7
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Old 03-10-2023, 07:34 PM   #8
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isn't the i4 just basically an electrified 3 series? looks like one to me at least. All modern BMWs are ugly to me, some are just slightly less ugly then others.
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Old 03-10-2023, 07:37 PM   #9
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isn't the i4 just basically an electrified 3 series? looks like one to me at least. All modern BMWs are ugly to me, some are just slightly less ugly then others.


Yes itís an electric version of the 4 series GC


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Old 03-10-2023, 07:41 PM   #10
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Yep. For obvious reasons, Iíve developed some immunity to the grille (at least in dark colors with extended shadowline). I actually like the rear and sides.
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