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      10-25-2017, 01:21 PM   #89
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The X3 is in a different class. Bigger, RWD based and available with 6 cylinder engines.
aka a much better option
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      10-25-2017, 01:31 PM   #90
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      10-25-2017, 01:32 PM   #91
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Nice Mini!

Like the exterior colors.
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      10-25-2017, 01:34 PM   #92
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      10-25-2017, 01:37 PM   #93
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      10-25-2017, 01:50 PM   #95
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That terrible line going across the hood.
I think the hood on the X1 does look better. But not too bad compared to the nice proportions on rest of the car IMHO.

I think a lot of manufacturers nowadays are adapting a shorter hood for a tiny loss of weight when you compare the material of the hood vs the material of the front fascia. I personally prefer the hood to extend to the grills myself, and I wish that were the case on my car.
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      10-25-2017, 01:51 PM   #96
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Looks like we are getting a hybrid, finally
Better bring full electric before they are to late to the BEV party.
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      10-25-2017, 01:54 PM   #97
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      10-25-2017, 02:01 PM   #98
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Wow, I gotta glue a couple on my M235i in that spot. Maybe an ///M too. Or I could do three across each on the front and rear quarter like this:

///M@///M

What do you guys think? Will my mom like it?
I agree. I don't have enough Bavarian roundels on my car. It could use a couple more. Although my 2014 M235i has no less than 16 ///M badges throughout the car... I think I'm good with M badges!

But seriously, I think I've come around to accepting those C pillar roundels. I now think they're a nice touch. I don't know what other BMW models that design can work on though.
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      10-25-2017, 02:08 PM   #99
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I'd imagine we're going to be see a lot more of the c pillar badging.

[img]http://www.coys.co.uk/wp-content/upl...142_248_03.jpg[/img]
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      10-25-2017, 02:22 PM   #100
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      10-25-2017, 02:23 PM   #101
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those concept sketches are actually hilarious! Its amazing that a concept artist gets paid to 'go to town' with design like that!... I just don't see the value.
otherwise, I give this thing a 6.5/10, its not bad, but all these X1, X2's etc are all starting to look the same blobs of SAVs over and over again. Like how many do they need!?
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      10-25-2017, 02:26 PM   #102
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I'd imagine we're going to be see a lot more of the c pillar badging.
Definitely. Probably on even numbered models, e.g. X4, X6, maybe 4 series etc.
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      10-25-2017, 02:36 PM   #103
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Definitely. Probably on even numbered models, e.g. X4, X6, maybe 4 series etc.
As long as they are easily removable (which these appear to be) who cares? I would be upset if they were like the Z4 with a light molded under it.
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      10-25-2017, 02:47 PM   #104
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Please put the kidneys correctly and the hood line over them, not 30cm away!

Remember current 1 series pre-LCI front end?? I expect to see a similar radical LCI to this one. They need to fix these errors!

I hope someone makes a render just turning the kidneys around.
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      10-25-2017, 02:49 PM   #105
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As long as they are easily removable (which these appear to be) who cares? I would be upset if they were like the Z4 with a light molded under it.
Look again, there's a cavity in the sheet metal.

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Please put the kidneys correctly and the hood line over them, not 30cm away!

Remember current 1 series pre-LCI front end?? I expect to see a similar radical LCI to this one. They need to fix these errors!

I hope someone makes a render just turning the kidneys around.
The hood will not be changed in an LCI. Kidneys possibly but I wouldn't count on it.
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Look again, there's a cavity in the sheet metal.
Now that sucks - I am really not a fan of those.
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I never understood why people complained when spy shots were caught, this thing looks just fine.

As for what it's purpose is in the market given the existence of the X1, I have no clue.
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      10-25-2017, 03:06 PM   #108
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M Sport X doesn't look that good.
Somehow a girly town car. Curious to see it to understand better the proportions.
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      10-25-2017, 03:10 PM   #109
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As for what it's purpose is in the market given the existence of the X1, I have no clue.
The entire product line could stand a fair bit of rationalization. It gets complicated looking across geos but take the U.S. for example - you could probably cut almost half the cars and no one would care. Forget rationalizing engine choices just the cars themselves. Need a 6GT and X6? 4GC really do much that the 3 doesn't? The even numbers are probably the easiest. Keep the 2 coupe, 4 convertible (and return to soft top) and keep the 6 GC. Keep 3 / 5 / 7 sedans. Then keep all the X stuff. Kill the wagon entirely.

I am not advocating this nor is it something that would make me personally happy, but they could get the number of offerings down quite a bit without a huge impact to top line.
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As with nearly all cars released these days, the wheels have a gigantic diameter but are ridiculously thin, which makes the car look stupid from the rear...
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