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Re: BMW 4 Series.... BMW is back!

Postby Brett_nyc » October 21st, 2013, 3:53 pm


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I think the 4 and 2 look really good. Are they too similar though? I feel like they're slipping back a little into " same sausage, different length" I have similar feelings about Audi too. The 6 series 2 door and 4 door versions are looking really good though.

Re: BMW 4 Series.... BMW is back!

Postby Cyberdemon » October 21st, 2013, 4:17 pm

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I don't mind, it's a good sausage. The 1 series was always kind of oddly proportioned, had that strange kink on the side skirts, and kind of a soft and dated Bangle feel to it.

Tightened up it makes for probably one of the nicest driving BMW's since the E46 M3. Less weight, more power, in a sharp package can't complain. The drop top will probably be a real treat too.

Re: BMW 4 Series.... BMW is back!

Postby yo » October 22nd, 2013, 10:15 pm

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I think the M2 is going to be the M3 we all always wanted ;-)

Brett, the Audi's are getting a little TOO close. You have to squint to really tell them apart. Everything feels like an A6. I saw a new A8 the other day and I though "oh, is hat a refresh on the A6"... got closer, A8. Did the same thing with an A4. It is a little weird. The A5 and 7 at least look a little different. But now there is a 4 door A5... why? Do there need to be that many 4 door sedans in a premium maker's line up? Including the new A3 4 door sedan they are up to 6. That is a lot of tooling not including coupes.

Re: BMW 4 Series.... BMW is back!

Postby powaz » February 10th, 2014, 1:14 am

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Mr-914 wrote:yo: I've got a kid now, so I have to have 4 doors. I was debating a RX8 or BMW E30, 325is. BRZ is a little too small.



"Yay! We're taking Papa's car!"

every time we take the BMW E30, 325is out.

Only mine's a 2 door.

Re: BMW 4 Series.... BMW is back!

Postby yo » April 29th, 2014, 4:51 pm

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Australian BMW M235 advert is some serious car porn. Side note, this was banned from Australia for showing too much reckless driving... what happened down there?


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Postby NURB » April 29th, 2014, 7:36 pm

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Funny. Looks like it might have been shot in the US.

Saw a white one in person the other day. Super hot on the road. Looked like the guy was having a ton of fun through cloverleaf intersections.
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Re: BMW 4 Series.... BMW is back!

Postby Cyberdemon » April 30th, 2014, 8:55 am

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Sat in the M235 at the autoshow last week. Love it - not even sure I'd want the more hardcore M2 as a daily driver given how good the N55 engine and dynamic suspension are.

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Postby yo » April 30th, 2014, 11:32 am

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I watched a review of the M235 vs the 10 year old but legendary M3CS and the track times were identical down to the fractions of a second.... of course the road feel and flatness on the M3CS were much better but the braking on 235 made up for it... the reviewer recommended buying both of course.

Re: BMW 4 Series.... BMW is back!

Postby Cyberdemon » November 12th, 2015, 9:30 am

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Cyberdemon wrote:I don't mind, it's a good sausage. The 1 series was always kind of oddly proportioned, had that strange kink on the side skirts, and kind of a soft and dated Bangle feel to it.

Tightened up it makes for probably one of the nicest driving BMW's since the E46 M3. Less weight, more power, in a sharp package can't complain. The drop top will probably be a real treat too.


I just laughed when I read this thread 2 years later.

Guess I sold myself long before I realized it.

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Re: BMW 4 Series.... BMW is back!

Postby Generatewhatsnext » November 12th, 2015, 10:00 am

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Beautiful new ride!!

I sold Gretchen (my 95 M3) this past fall and am driving my X5 until I find the right CTSv wagon (2011-2014). I'm just old enough to qualify for the Caddy lifestyle. :P

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Cyberdemon wrote:I don't mind, it's a good sausage. The 1 series was always kind of oddly proportioned, had that strange kink on the side skirts, and kind of a soft and dated Bangle feel to it.

Tightened up it makes for probably one of the nicest driving BMW's since the E46 M3. Less weight, more power, in a sharp package can't complain. The drop top will probably be a real treat too.


I just laughed when I read this thread 2 years later.

Guess I sold myself long before I realized it.

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