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      09-16-2020, 10:24 AM   #133
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Seeing the car at Metlife Stadium, I couldn't help but wonder why the center inlets on the lower bumper were carbon fiber but the outer inlets were shadowline / gloss black, any insight from anyone on that?
A lot of the pre-production cars mix up the CF trim parts to pimp the extra cost parts. There seldom appears to be rhyme or reason as to how they mix and match them.
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beautiful renders, that radar placement though...good god
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I'm ordering it.
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Just not convinced on this design yet. Maybe it'll grow. Maybe.
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why can they not hide the radar better?
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why can they not hide the radar better?
They tried to do that in the G22, and people went like "that's so fake"
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      09-16-2020, 06:23 PM   #139
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the renders are nice and all... but nowhere near the real feel when you see the car irl... not sure, maybe it's the lighting, but irl the car rly looks brutal.

#hatersgonehate
This is true, I hate the way it looks in pictures but the pictures and the reality are two very different things due to lighting, camera focal length, etc. so I'm still anxious to see it in reality many times and judge it fairly.

I hated the latest 7 series until I was riding a bicycle through Germany and stumbled into some kind of photoshoot with about 8 new 7s and 2 pre-LCI 7s all parked together and immediately preferred the look of the LCI cars.

I hated the X7 in pictures until I saw one parked at just the right angle and catching the light in an interesting way and now I think the X7 looks good in most configurations.
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      09-16-2020, 07:32 PM   #140
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This is true, I hate the way it looks in pictures but the pictures and the reality are two very different things due to lighting, camera focal length, etc. so I'm still anxious to see it in reality many times and judge it fairly.

I hated the latest 7 series until I was riding a bicycle through Germany and stumbled into some kind of photoshoot with about 8 new 7s and 2 pre-LCI 7s all parked together and immediately preferred the look of the LCI cars.

I hated the X7 in pictures until I saw one parked at just the right angle and catching the light in an interesting way and now I think the X7 looks good in most configurations.
This is essentially true. Having seen them in person today, all of the lines in the renders are correct, but you do get a different feel for it in person. The car still isn't amazing in person, but perhaps a little better than in the render. I was hoping to walk in and see it and say, "now that's hot! That's absolutely going to be my next car! Way better than in the online pics!" Unfortunately, my reaction was, "It looks pretty nice. About what it looked like online. I guess I'll probably get one since there really isn't anything else in the same coupe ballpark."
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      09-17-2020, 08:37 AM   #141
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No offense, but that has to be fanboy fueled, lol
I do take mild offense that you think you're so right and I'm so wrong I must be a total fanboy who would eat up anything BMW offers. I'm a 38 year old professional with a budget that could potentially far exceed the price of the G80 yet I'm going for the G80 for the 6MT, practicality/performance blend and...looks!
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Was just starting to "get over," the monstrosity of a grille - but disappointed to see the front bumper looks busy and confused.

I do anticipate that the back end will look exceptional though with wider fenders and quad tips.
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      09-17-2020, 05:27 PM   #144
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Was just starting to "get over," the monstrosity of a grille - but disappointed to see the front bumper looks busy and confused.

I do anticipate that the back end will look exceptional though with wider fenders and quad tips.
Granted, I couldn't get farther than about 5ft behind the back end, I thought it looked kind of large and square. The guy said it looks like the 8, but the 8's I drove were certainly a lot better looking. Maybe it will look better from a distance.
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Damn, that's hideous and fugly at the same time
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      09-18-2020, 12:40 PM   #146
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The GTS looks cool and always prefer a aggressive hood.

Do NOT like the chrome window trim.
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Still not ideal, but this is definitely better regards to the front face of the car.
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This will be my first post on Bimmerpost, after reading for many years.

I was invited to a pre-view event for the M3 2 weeks ago and I can confirm the car does look like your renders. The one thing that surprised me is that the grill wasn't as bad as I was expecting it to be.

The part you are missing in your rendering is the fact that there is a place for a number plate, and that visually cuts the grill in half. The license plates here in Europe being wide (versus USA plates) so the place for the plate completely splits the grill in an upper and bottom part. And that split helps a lot. There were 8 people in the pre-view room with me and the overwhelming opinion was that it actually looked good.
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      09-18-2020, 06:42 PM   #149
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This will be my first post on Bimmerpost, after reading for many years.

I was invited to a pre-view event for the M3 2 weeks ago and I can confirm the car does look like your renders. The one thing that surprised me is that the grill wasn't as bad as I was expecting it to be.

The part you are missing in your rendering is the fact that there is a place for a number plate, and that visually cuts the grill in half. The license plates here in Europe being wide (versus USA plates) so the place for the plate completely splits the grill in an upper and bottom part. And that split helps a lot. There were 8 people in the pre-view room with me and the overwhelming opinion was that it actually looked good.
Europe question for you - a lot of people in the US won't put a front plate on their car even through their state law requires it (I didn't have one for 17 years until it finally became legal to not have one this year). Do people in Europe defy the laws and go front-plateless?
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      09-19-2020, 02:37 PM   #150
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      09-19-2020, 05:42 PM   #152
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Europe question for you - a lot of people in the US won't put a front plate on their car even through their state law requires it (I didn't have one for 17 years until it finally became legal to not have one this year). Do people in Europe defy the laws and go front-plateless?
I obviously cannot speak for everyone, but they mostly do not go plateless.
I have yet to run into any car in Europe that does not have a front number plate.
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Europe question for you - a lot of people in the US won't put a front plate on their car even through their state law requires it (I didn't have one for 17 years until it finally became legal to not have one this year). Do people in Europe defy the laws and go front-plateless?
People do run without front plates. This is obviously illegal in my country and police can take your proof of registration in the worst case.
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      09-20-2020, 03:41 AM   #154
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Europe question for you - a lot of people in the US won't put a front plate on their car even through their state law requires it (I didn't have one for 17 years until it finally became legal to not have one this year). Do people in Europe defy the laws and go front-plateless?
Not very often IMO. See some inside the windscreen to try and avoid the ticket but it's just accepted and front and rear plates on all cars, high end performance etc 99.9% have them IMO (U.K. here)
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