F30 BMW 3er… Unsure About That Snout.

Overall, the package appears pretty tight but thank goodness they didn’t feed it Miracle Grow like the 5er. The compressed snout (front fascia) may not age gracefully, but it’s interesting.

January 20, 2012

About the Author: Gunnar Heinrich is publisher of Automobiles De Luxe online and is executive producer of the Automobiles De Luxe Television series on PBS member station CPTV.

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  1. Gunnar, that cut line across the front of the hood is driving me crazy; this had to be a cost savings decision. Previous hoods are one stamped piece. And what’s with those plastic sections above the headlights? I mean, I know they glow, but during the day it’s an ugly gray plastic segment. Yikes. Hate to say it, but BMW is all PR and marketing for the tasteless masses. Park an E39 M5 next to this and BMW’s mistakes become crystal clear. Just sayin’ is all.

  2. Check out today’s (8/16/2012) post on the Z1. There is historical precedent for the horizontal hood cut line – although that still doesn’t make it attractive! Actually missing the days when a BMW bonnet opened forward – Jaguar E-Type style.

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