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      01-13-2021, 03:28 AM   #23
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I'll say it again, the G80 is the way to go this time around.

I really dislike the new M4, however the M3 I don't mind.

Last time, with the F8x generation it was the other way around, I LOVE the F82 shape. Funny how that goes.
I do like both, but prefer 2 doors, and there is one thing that I started to see on the M3, that I cannot unsee now..

The rear fenders (my M3 highlight) are very weird looking to me on the G80, its not flowing niceley, like not finished...

A specific M3 rear door would have fixed this and I was hoping this time they may build specific rear doors for the M3, instead of using the ones from the normal 3 series, but it is costly of course, but Audi showed that it can work out, like they did for the new RS6.
Now I can't unsee it thanks a lot!! Haha
: haha, sorry for this, but at least you won't be surprised when you see it
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I'll say it again, the G80 is the way to go this time around.

I really dislike the new M4, however the M3 I don't mind.

Last time, with the F8x generation it was the other way around, I LOVE the F82 shape. Funny how that goes.
I do like both, but prefer 2 doors, and there is one thing that I started to see on the M3, that I cannot unsee now..

The rear fenders (my M3 highlight) are very weird looking to me on the G80, its not flowing niceley, like not finished...

A specific M3 rear door would have fixed this and I was hoping this time they may build specific rear doors for the M3, instead of using the ones from the normal 3 series, but it is costly of course, but Audi showed that it can work out, like they did for the new RS6.
Never liked the marriage of the rear door and fender on the F80 and it's even worse on the G80.

On the E90 at least the rear door had more of a even curve to mimic the curve of the wheel arch. The F80 and even more so the G80 doors just slice right through it since the rear door is straight and not curved like the E90
Exactly, on the F80 it looks more intentional and fits much more, on the G80 it looks like they used the wrong door
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The SPY will surely have a very low take up. Even more so it's Scuba Diving interior partner choice.

Bravo to BMW for offering, will certainly be unique to those that take it up.
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For me it has to be SPY for the M4. If I'm spending that much on a performance car, I want to be noticed. The Portmao Blue is better looking in my opinion, but it's standard color available on a 420d Msport and in a few years they will be everywhere to be seen. (I see 4 X San Marino Blue M4 competitions on my way to work, every day. I hardly notice them, but a Austin Yellow I can spot from a mile up the road). Really the reason why you buy an M4 is too be seen, just be honest about it. Are you really going to use that performance - no. So go for SPY and be seen then. It's a bold choice and you will not regret. I used to have a E46 M3 in Phoenix yellow which was much admired and stood out a mile from the Blacks and Silvers. Isle of Man green is best left for the M3, but for the M4 SPY all day.
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The SPY will surely have a very low take up. Even more so it's Scuba Diving interior partner choice.

Bravo to BMW for offering, will certainly be unique to those that take it up.
Some have been hypothesizing a 50% less take rate for SPY versus Austin yellow. Sounds right even though they are both great colors (just not colors I would want for myself).
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this new design is hot as fu.., I can't believe that grill thing became a cult especially on instagram.
Yeah its a thing because its pretty horrendous.
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I do like both, but prefer 2 doors, and there is one thing that I started to see on the M3, that I cannot unsee now..

The rear fenders (my M3 highlight) are very weird looking to me on the G80, its not flowing niceley, like not finished...

A specific M3 rear door would have fixed this and I was hoping this time they may build specific rear doors for the M3, instead of using the ones from the normal 3 series, but it is costly of course, but Audi showed that it can work out, like they did for the new RS6.
I saw that feature in person and it is difficult to "unsee" as you said. Any chance this could be redeemed in the LCI ? Maybe "LCI doors"

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i honestly can't believe this hideous front made it to production
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I'll say it again, the G80 is the way to go this time around.

I really dislike the new M4, however the M3 I don't mind.

Last time, with the F8x generation it was the other way around, I LOVE the F82 shape. Funny how that goes.
I do like both, but prefer 2 doors, and there is one thing that I started to see on the M3, that I cannot unsee now..

The rear fenders (my M3 highlight) are very weird looking to me on the G80, its not flowing niceley, like not finished...

A specific M3 rear door would have fixed this and I was hoping this time they may build specific rear doors for the M3, instead of using the ones from the normal 3 series, but it is costly of course, but Audi showed that it can work out, like they did for the new RS6.
Great now I see this everywhere. Ugh
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Great now I see this everywhere. Ugh
I like it actually
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I do like both, but prefer 2 doors, and there is one thing that I started to see on the M3, that I cannot unsee now..

The rear fenders (my M3 highlight) are very weird looking to me on the G80, its not flowing niceley, like not finished...

A specific M3 rear door would have fixed this and I was hoping this time they may build specific rear doors for the M3, instead of using the ones from the normal 3 series, but it is costly of course, but Audi showed that it can work out, like they did for the new RS6.
I saw that feature in person and it is difficult to "unsee" as you said. Any chance this could be redeemed in the LCI ? Maybe "LCI doors"

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Good point, but exterior upgrades of LCIs usually only cover some small bumper (front/rear) and light (front/rear) changes, no other things, as creating new doors with all the involved tooling and so on is very expensive for manufacturers, so I don't think this will happen for a LCI...

But who knows, there is always hope, but I would be extremely surprised if that would happen..
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I'll say it again, the G80 is the way to go this time around.

I really dislike the new M4, however the M3 I don't mind.

Last time, with the F8x generation it was the other way around, I LOVE the F82 shape. Funny how that goes.
I do like both, but prefer 2 doors, and there is one thing that I started to see on the M3, that I cannot unsee now..

The rear fenders (my M3 highlight) are very weird looking to me on the G80, its not flowing niceley, like not finished...

A specific M3 rear door would have fixed this and I was hoping this time they may build specific rear doors for the M3, instead of using the ones from the normal 3 series, but it is costly of course, but Audi showed that it can work out, like they did for the new RS6.
Great now I see this everywhere. Ugh
Sorry for this

But better now than later

But I've not seen it in real, only videos and pics so far...
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I still can't even with that grill ugh 😔
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i honestly can't believe this hideous front made it to production
Yes, that has been covered a few times here... (I think)
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For me it has to be SPY for the M4. If I'm spending that much on a performance car, I want to be noticed. The Portmao Blue is better looking in my opinion, but it's standard color available on a 420d Msport and in a few years they will be everywhere to be seen. (I see 4 X San Marino Blue M4 competitions on my way to work, every day. I hardly notice them, but a Austin Yellow I can spot from a mile up the road). Really the reason why you buy an M4 is too be seen, just be honest about it. Are you really going to use that performance - no. So go for SPY and be seen then. It's a bold choice and you will not regret. I used to have a E46 M3 in Phoenix yellow which was much admired and stood out a mile from the Blacks and Silvers. Isle of Man green is best left for the M3, but for the M4 SPY all day.
I disagree. Austin Yellow and Phoenix Yellow were amazing. SPY just looks out of place on a BMW. Maybe on a Porsche GT car...
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I disagree. Austin Yellow and Phoenix Yellow were amazing. SPY just looks out of place on a BMW. Maybe on a Porsche GT car...
I think when you see one in the flesh you might come around to SPY. In Twenty years is will be worth five grand more than the other colors.
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I hope that the exterior color uptake on IoMG and Spy are high enough to make sure BMW continues to offer more colors moving forward

Same goes for the interior, I suppose.
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looks great! I haven't seen PB in person yet, only on a standard 3 series. It reminds me a bit of a cross between Estoril Blue I and Estoral Blue II.

But that missaligned hood/bumper gap on the SPY...
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the more I see SPY the more I like it! Can't wait to see it in person
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They need to properly close the hood on the M4...
it is closed, the gap between bumper and hood is big and it looks like they dont line up 100% either, f30 had the same issue, only really notice it if you have ocd tho
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Some misalignments are pretty common on pre-production models, they also display an X5 in the instrument panel These "bugs" will be solved in the final models.

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They need to properly close the hood on the M4...
it is closed, the gap between bumper and hood is big and it looks like they dont line up 100% either, f30 had the same issue, only really notice it if you have ocd tho
I think it was not closed properly. if you not shut it down hard enough it will look like that
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