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      01-07-2021, 09:58 AM   #45
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It looks like the rear camera is imbedded in that dinner plate!
Yep, it is...hard to see on the pic, but I've seen the car in person and the cam is integrated in the lower part of the roundel
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      01-07-2021, 10:22 AM   #46
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I think frozen makes orange look sick! In fact any frozen on this new design works especially well.

This is not a bitch, but I am still finding it hard to get behind the new design of this car. Its not just the front...its just a bit too busy for me design-wise which downgrades the design in my mind. Its not just this car (the M3 or M4) but the overall design template of all new series of late is just not fantastic. TBH I am 40% wanting to go G82 but 60% saying if I am not totally in love then why spend.

I've waffled between M5 (cant go that big BUT performance is fantastic!) and the M8 (for the cost there are better options and cant stand rear end) but again I am afraid I might not be able to pull the trigger on any BMW until they win me back design-wise. Was really hoping to transition to the G82 but thinking the new 992 GT3 is probably right for me potentially even if its not a like-for-like comparable across all aspects.

Anyone else having a difficult time ?
You're not at all alone. I'm one of the ones who was most put off at the design for self-serving reasons. I presumed that a G80 would be in my future for the past 5 years, until I saw it. I would have loved it if the car was attractive to me, as the value proposition is there, and it would have made the next car purchase much easier on the anxiety/spend fronts.

Alas, I cannot talk myself into the spend for something that doesn't give me the warm and fuzzies. At first photo releases, I made a joke at the time that I couldn't wait to see the LCI. Then I went to see it in person and my stance was not changed at all.

In the middle of this I decided to begin moving forward with a Porsche order for this (at the time, next) late Spring.

COVID year comes through full force, have had some unexpected health expenses through the winter, as well as a large maintenance project that needs to be done on my house.

Where I'm going with all of this is; I really hope I'm able to pull off the P-car this year still. But if I'm not, I still can't wait to see the LCI. Why - goes back to your initial stance here:

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TBH I am 40% wanting to go G82 but 60% saying if I am not totally in love then why spend
My current headspace isn't a fun place to be as a car guy.

Anyway, all of you with G8x's in the pipeline, enjoy the anticipation. It's one of the most fun parts of car buying, IMO. I'm sure it will be a monster on the streets, and give you all of the fun you're looking for.
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I think frozen makes orange look sick! In fact any frozen on this new design works especially well.

This is not a bitch, but I am still finding it hard to get behind the new design of this car. Its not just the front...its just a bit too busy for me design-wise which downgrades the design in my mind. Its not just this car (the M3 or M4) but the overall design template of all new series of late is just not fantastic. TBH I am 40% wanting to go G82 but 60% saying if I am not totally in love then why spend.

I've waffled between M5 (cant go that big BUT performance is fantastic!) and the M8 (for the cost there are better options and cant stand rear end) but again I am afraid I might not be able to pull the trigger on any BMW until they win me back design-wise. Was really hoping to transition to the G82 but thinking the new 992 GT3 is probably right for me potentially even if its not a like-for-like comparable across all aspects.

Anyone else having a difficult time ?
I can't wrap my head around the size/weight of the new M3. Had the new M5 and thought it was a fantastic car, but I want something more driver focused.

Considered an M2cs but for me at that price point with 2 doors I am going to spend a little more and either get a stripper GT4 or standard Carrera.

Really want 4 doors, but there is a big gap in the BMW line now IMO.
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Love the car, glad I changed my order from frozen orange to Toronto red. It's just too dark for my tastes.
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Can't unsee that seam in the leather surrounding the radio. Kills me every time. Really couldn't have avoided that??
Of ALL the things to be upset over this one is the best.
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Can't unsee that seam in the leather surrounding the radio. Kills me every time. Really couldn't have avoided that??
Of ALL the things to be upset over this one is the best.
Believe me, it's at the bottom of a long list.
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Not bad. Can't wait to see the new G8x on the road.
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No, I just don't get to like the new exterior shape of the M4, and it's not only about the grille. Those CF bucket seats, especially in SS though !
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Am I the only one thinking this rear diffuser is something out of cyberpunk 2077?

It's as if someone in photoshop used the border filter to heavily.

So clunky and probably not adding to any aerodynamics at all.
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Looks sharp but so far I think the frozen black for me looks the best
Agreed. The only way this car looks good is in frozen black. But, it's still not ticking the boxes for me and I won't be getting one for the first time in 25 years.....
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That color and finish is an eye catcher for sure. Out of curiosity, what is the small “cavity” south of the gear shift handle and north of the P hold button?
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That color and finish is an eye catcher for sure. Out of curiosity, what is the small “cavity” south of the gear shift handle and north of the P hold button?
This is to allow you to insert a finger or two to "lift" the parking brake.
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I think frozen makes orange look sick! In fact any frozen on this new design works especially well.

This is not a bitch, but I am still finding it hard to get behind the new design of this car. Its not just the front...its just a bit too busy for me design-wise which downgrades the design in my mind. Its not just this car (the M3 or M4) but the overall design template of all new series of late is just not fantastic. TBH I am 40% wanting to go G82 but 60% saying if I am not totally in love then why spend.

I've waffled between M5 (cant go that big BUT performance is fantastic!) and the M8 (for the cost there are better options and cant stand rear end) but again I am afraid I might not be able to pull the trigger on any BMW until they win me back design-wise. Was really hoping to transition to the G82 but thinking the new 992 GT3 is probably right for me potentially even if its not a like-for-like comparable across all aspects.

Anyone else having a difficult time ?
Great color and nice interior. But as many before me, I just can't get over the grilles. My lease on my f82 is up in June and I have no idea what to get next. I have been leasing the m3/m4 since e36 days. I thought this brand will get me to my grave,but sad to say I have to either switch brands or get back into a used m car. I know I know...first world problems. And they are, so I feel freaking fortunate. But holy crap, who designed this car, Ray Charles?!?
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very unique that's for sure.
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