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      05-27-2019, 07:37 AM   #89
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I really wish BMW would differentiate the interiors more. All the way through the range, its just all the exact same
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      05-27-2019, 07:38 AM   #90
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Why the fuck does the 1er have these nonsense singular one sided exhaust pipe? Hello is this the 80s?
There's also models with 4-pot diesel engines that will get an exhaust pipe on either side.
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      05-27-2019, 08:00 AM   #91
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I honestly dont think it looks bad. Bmw needed an entry level hatch and this is it. Dressed up it looks decent.
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They have completely different design languages.
Yeah, one language is "Beaten with an Ugly Stick", and the other is "Sporty with a Touch of Aston".
I know where my money would go, based on the exterior - Ford Focus - no doubt at all.
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I know where my money would go, based on the exterior - Ford Focus - no doubt at all.
Not sure Ford is going to sell the new Focus in the US, but if they would sell the RS here again... Not sure where BMW is going with it's grille designs...
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      05-27-2019, 08:23 AM   #94
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Oh no! Bmw got bit by the papier-mâché carbon fiber now too. :
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Wow, is BMW introducing a new carbon fibre design like Lamborghini's "Forged Composite"? And this with the new 1 series? Didn't expect that... at least the car does not look soo bad with M Performance package.
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all black, this vertical slats kidney grill looks beautiful
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Oh gosh. This looks pretty horrible.
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Awd on this platform will be the typical full time fwd with haldex rear diff on demand
Yes with maximum 50% rear torque distribution. Long story short, You have FWD car with better traction when pulling off from snow.
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I really wish BMW would differentiate the interiors more. All the way through the range, its just all the exact same
I wouldn't say exact the same (the 5er, X3, X5 or Z4 interiors don't look exact the same to me, while the 8er interior actually is totally different), but yeah they became pretty similar (but also because of the digital cluster, since they really look almost the same now, but same with MB, Audi etc.). Mercedes is currently actually even worse when it comes to distinguished interior designs.
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I'm tired of complaining about the "purist" reasons (fwd, no 6-cyl etc). But I just found a new reason to be upset! My god this is an ugly car. The side profile in particular is hideous with the obviously FWD proportions...

I guess the reason why older BMWs tend to look better in time is because the newer ones look even worse! The non-LCI F20 1er looks pretty decent next to this F40.
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      05-27-2019, 09:41 AM   #102
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The G20 3er should have gotten these tail lights. Less Lexus and more BMW.
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What's really funny is that BMW is making the outside of the cars of each series look different from each other, but the insides are almost exactly the same. I dare say that the f-gen BMW's interiors differentiated more than it does now.
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      05-27-2019, 10:02 AM   #104
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This trend of enlarged kidneys totally sucks.
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anyone knows why they changed the headlight switch into buttons?
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      05-27-2019, 10:13 AM   #106
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M Performance package looks like a leftover parts bin exercise.

Reminds me of this...
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I wouldn't say exact the same (the 5er, X3, X5 or Z4 interiors don't look exact the same to me, while the 8er interior actually is totally different), but yeah they became pretty similar (but also because of the digital cluster, since they really look almost the same now, but same with MB, Audi etc.). Mercedes is currently actually even worse when it comes to distinguished interior designs.
I was exaggerating a bit but yes you're right. Although the design of the 8er interior is different, the main parts that make it up look very similar, if not the same to me. Also the gearstick surround, very similar throughout the range. I'm not surprised but I unless cost saving is THAT big of an issue for them these days, I don't understand why they would want to do this.
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Well, this thing is pretty much offensive to all 5 senses. If it helps fund fun RWD cars with 6mts, so be it I guess.
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      05-27-2019, 11:04 AM   #110
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When the 2 series came out, most said it was the new, improved 1 series. Now the 1 series is reinvented as a FWD car. It's a different thing all together. If you don't like it, don't buy it. Who says BMW must do RWD in every car it makes?
Originally ?? BMW!

They had entire ad campaigns touting RWD over FWD for Decades. New school bimwads .. don't even know what a lawn looks like.
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