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      06-28-2007, 07:30 AM   #1
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Powerdome coupe vs sedan

I may be wrong but the latest pictures of E90 seem to show a slight different and smaller powerdome than the coupe. Anyone noticed that?
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      06-28-2007, 07:48 AM   #2
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i had the same impression. Maybe BMW wants to make the sedan less compromissless than the coupe, for its also for families....
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      06-28-2007, 08:37 AM   #3
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its an optical illusion because the sedan is larger than the coupe it looks like it has a smaller dome.
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      06-28-2007, 09:22 AM   #4
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Same engine, same airbox; so IMO the Power dome can only be the same.
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it's all for show anyway. just one more visual cue for bystanders to spot the M3.
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i think its just the lighting..they look the same to me.
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      06-28-2007, 02:38 PM   #7
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it's all for show anyway. just one more visual cue for bystanders to spot the M3.
No, the powerdome is needed to meet EU pedestrian protection regulations!

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No, the powerdome is needed to meet EU pedestrian protection regulations!

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True, but that`s not all, it`s also needed to have enough room for the airbox.
I personaly asked this question May 23 th, that day I was in Garching, BMW ///M headquarter. They did confirm it.
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True, but that`s not all, it`s also needed to have enough room for the airbox.
I personaly asked this question May 23 th, that day I was in Garching, BMW ///M headquarter. They did confirm it.
Thanks for the clarification!
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