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      12-19-2012, 02:38 PM   #23
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Very happy to see it does not have the fugly F20 headlights! This is going to be an awesome car.
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      12-19-2012, 02:49 PM   #25
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For some reason I think E46 when I look at it from the side...lol
That may be BMW's precise intent.
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      12-19-2012, 03:08 PM   #26
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The back of the coupe looks a bit less abbreviated than the current 1'er coupe, which is good.
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The side and rear don't look too different from the current model.
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Judging by the photo the 2 Series coupe looks good and will suit those thinking the F32 is too big and expensive.
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wow great pics. I want to see/know more about this car!

In this thread and others there seem to be speculations that it will be e46 size, is there any facts on this or just speculations? e46 size sounds good but I thought it would be smaller? hard to estimate size judging from those camo-pics imo.

I love a proper coupe so this might be a very appealing car but the impracticality of a coupe is just so frustrating at times... but in terms of looks, nothing beats a beautiful coupe, I hope they pull it off with this one!
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What's the BMW near the 2-series on the 3rd image??
I was wondering about the same thing as well..
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      12-19-2012, 04:30 PM   #31
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It's really impossible to tell anything from camo shots. They add false body panels so you can't even see any of the lines of the car. All we can tell here is it's general proportions (width, length, height).
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When I look at the close up of the headlights, I thought it reminded me of the front end of this render from a couple years back when there were rumors BMW was playing with turning the kidneys grills upside down...

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I wonder if the front will look anything like this, those lights look pretty sleek on the prototype...
LOL the front of that render looks terrible. Some car "faces" looks like they're smiling, some look angry, some look aggressive, some look surprised. I've never seen one that looked retarded until this render.
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      12-19-2012, 04:35 PM   #33
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I was wondering about the same thing as well..
I reckon that it's a 3GT, probably 'Luxury' (we've already seen M-sport and 'Modern')
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I'm just not feeling the proportions of the 1-Coupé/2-series. While this is a bit of an improvement from the old 1-Coupé, it still looks too fat/bulky. Nothing at all like the old 3-series cars E30/E36/E46. BMW should either; make the car a bit longer, stretch the roofline a bit (like the 4-Coupé), or reduce the height of the side-panels of the car (from the windows to the ground basically).
There is additional padding underneath the bodywork to disguise the surface work of the car. In reality it mixes the lines with the 4er Coupe bigger brother with the bloodline of the 1er so it embodies design DNA from both.
Never write off a model when seen in this stage because they disguise every aspect so well because they know there will be extensive debate and coverage on each model.

The "car park" is where the first prototypes go to testing and employees who evaluate them after being approved for public testing. The first models from the factory or FIZ are internally tested and stored in the underground car parks of the FIZ before being driven under the cover of darkness or trucked to an internal location.

When a vehicle is in its first stages of production evaluation they then give them to BMW employees to report and evaluate the cars , especially on periods of long distance travelling.

I am taking a 320d GT for our annual Christmas/ski-trip to Switzerland where I want to see if the car retains the sporting edge and all round ability of a 3er with the refinement and interior attributes of the larger 5er GT? So far the "Luxury line" model is very well built and detailed with few more individual interior detail touches over the equivalent 3er Sedan and Touring. The driving position is absolutely spot-on with a clear view of the road.

Spy photographers would have a field day there , especially when you consider income to be made. Yes that is an Estoril Blue 1er CAT. A lot of others cars reside there such as the M5 LCi and M Performance 650d Gran Coupe.
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When I look at the close up of the headlights, I thought it reminded me of the front end of this render from a couple years back when there were rumors BMW was playing with turning the kidneys grills upside down...

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I wonder if the front will look anything like this, those lights look pretty sleek on the prototype...
I hope not, that thing looks like it has down syndrome or something....
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Any idea what that is in the 6th pic on the right wrapped in blue tape?
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Spy photographers would have a field day there , especially when you consider income to be made. Yes that is an Estoril Blue 1er CAT. A lot of others cars reside there such as the M5 LCi and M Performance 650d Gran Coupe.


Any chance you could confirm if the Rolls-Royce that can be seen in the pics is the Ghost coupe?
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looks like a base model, hopefully the sport package will make the car sit lower
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Any idea what that is in the 6th pic on the right wrapped in blue tape?
i8, i models wear blue version of BMW's black and white camo.

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The design still looks a bit too stubby. Was hoping it would be more sleek like its bigger brothers.
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The design still looks a bit too stubby. Was hoping it would be more sleek like its bigger brothers.
Yeah, it does. I was hoping they'd make it wider and sit a little lower. The positive to this is that the M2 should the pronounced arched fenders as the 1M, which I'm a big fan of. Looks like I'm going to have to wait on the M2..
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Good to see the proportions massaged a bit. And like ssiddiq1 said, this is the plain jane model. The M235i and M2 should have some nice distinctions.
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Any chance you could confirm if the Rolls-Royce that can be seen in the pics is the Ghost coupe?
Which one? I think the picture of the tail sticking out is the regular Ghost sedan? However you will see the new Ghost based Coupe in February prior to Geneva in March... As you will the 2er Coupe.
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I'm just not feeling the proportions of the 1-Coup/2-series. While this is a bit of an improvement from the old 1-Coup, it still looks too fat/bulky. Nothing at all like the old 3-series cars E30/E36/E46. BMW should either; make the car a bit longer, stretch the roofline a bit (like the 4-Coup), or reduce the height of the side-panels of the car (from the windows to the ground basically).
There is additional padding underneath the bodywork to disguise the surface work of the car. In reality it mixes the lines with the 4er Coupe bigger brother with the bloodline of the 1er so it embodies design DNA from both.
Never write off a model when seen in this stage because they disguise every aspect so well because they know there will be extensive debate and coverage on each model.

The "car park" is where the first prototypes go to testing and employees who evaluate them after being approved for public testing. The first models from the factory or FIZ are internally tested and stored in the underground car parks of the FIZ before being driven under the cover of darkness or trucked to an internal location.

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I am taking a 320d GT for our annual Christmas/ski-trip to Switzerland where I want to see if the car retains the sporting edge and all round ability of a 3er with the refinement and interior attributes of the larger 5er GT? So far the "Luxury line" model is very well built and detailed with few more individual interior detail touches over the equivalent 3er Sedan and Touring. The driving position is absolutely spot-on with a clear view of the road.

Spy photographers would have a field day there , especially when you consider income to be made. Yes that is an Estoril Blue 1er CAT. A lot of others cars reside there such as the M5 LCi and M Performance 650d Gran Coupe.
Scott, very interested to hear your impressions of the 3GT after your trip - your questions are exactly what I am wondering; ie, if it handles like a 3er with a little more luxury interior, that could be a winner - from the pics I actually thought the M Sport looked ok, though always hard to tell until you see it in the metal!

Very much looking forward to hearing your impressions.
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