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      07-29-2008, 11:48 AM   #23
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I like it!! The i-drive looks better and so do the rear lights.
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      07-29-2008, 11:53 AM   #24
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I love you south. seriously. To say that you thought it was common knowledge that all m3s would get the new i-drive. I NEVER KNEW!!! I was going to say when I spotted the fox red interior that it was the same from the le mans coupe...so we can finally be sure that the e92 09 m3 is getting the new i-drive. this just made my day.
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      07-29-2008, 11:58 AM   #25
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I suppose they have to change something every year!
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      07-29-2008, 12:01 PM   #26
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Did anybody notice the new cupholders?
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      07-29-2008, 12:02 PM   #27
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Man I'd be upset if I had an 08 sedan, I like the look of the new tails.
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      07-29-2008, 12:10 PM   #28
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Man I'd be upset if I had an 08 sedan, I like the look of the new tails.
Why? They knew this was coming and still decided for an 08 to get it sooner.

I knew the 09 E90 M3 would be updated per the E90 LCI and that's why I am waiting for an 09.
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      07-29-2008, 12:10 PM   #29
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I am just shocked that some are saying that this is/was common knowledge. When did we talk about that?
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      07-29-2008, 12:11 PM   #30
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Man I'd be upset if I had an 08 sedan, I like the look of the new tails.
Don't be, change is the only constant!!
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Anyone else notice that the sedan doesn't have a lip spoiler? I kinda like the way it looks without it.
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      07-29-2008, 12:20 PM   #32
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Next question for South. Do you know if the sprache for the i-drive is selectable now that it is hard-drive based? Or are you stuck with one language only?
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      07-29-2008, 12:22 PM   #33
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Anyone else notice that the sedan doesn't have a lip spoiler? I kinda like the way it looks without it.
Nop, have not noticed this. I'll look again, but what spoiler lip is that? Upps, no sorry, I do!!! Never mind!!
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I like the new tail and Le Mans Blue. LMB is easily in my top 3 fav BMW colors of all time.
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      07-29-2008, 12:27 PM   #35
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I like the new I-Drive, but I am not sold on the rear tail lights. I will have my '08 in the next couple of weeks and then I will be looking towards a 2010 M3 in two years.
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      07-29-2008, 12:28 PM   #36
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Did you guys notice the holes on the RPM gauge? I wonder what that could be? Im thinking shift lights as on HUD like on the M5 and M6?
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Nop, have not noticed this. I'll look again, but what spoiler lip is that? Upps, no sorry, I do!!! Never mind!!
Check out the sedans in the photo gallery. They all have a lip spoiler on the edge on the trunk. I wonder if the 2009 models will still have it as standard or maybe even if BMWNA will have the option of a spoiler-delete.

I've gotta say, I think the 2009 sedan looks so much better from the rear that I'm second-guessing my decision to get the coupe.
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      07-29-2008, 12:34 PM   #38
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Check out the sedans in the photo gallery. They all have a lip spoiler on the edge on the trunk. I wonder if the 2009 models will still have it as standard or maybe even if BMWNA will have the option of a spoiler-delete.

I've gotta say, I think the 2009 sedan looks so much better from the rear that I'm second-guessing my decision to get the coupe.
Yea, I checked it out. Funny, the 08 E90 M3 did have the lip. Easy to remove if you don't like it though.
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I like the new tail and Le Mans Blue. LMB is easily in my top 3 fav BMW colors of all time.
I love Le Mans Blue. It doesn't look so great here, but IRL it is awesome. I like it much better than IB because it doesn't have the purple tones.
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Other interior changes:

There is now a metallic strip on the passenger side cupholders.

The Start/Stop button looks a bit different.
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      07-29-2008, 12:41 PM   #41
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I like the new tail and Le Mans Blue. LMB is easily in my top 3 fav BMW colors of all time.
+1 on the new tail but I still think it's too "red". I love Lemans Blue. It's stunning, but I dont know if I'd take it over IB. I like the purple tones in IB. Nevertheless, IB and LMB are great colours.

one complaint though:

WHY a facelift now after people just got their E90 M3? and WHY does the E90 M3 and E90 regular model have different headlights? It looks silly.
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I think the 09 regular E90 will get the same front lights etc...
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Did you guys notice the holes on the RPM gauge? I wonder what that could be? Im thinking shift lights as on HUD like on the M5 and M6?
Nothing new there...that is the shift light setup for M-DCT

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Check out the sedans in the photo gallery. They all have a lip spoiler on the edge on the trunk. I wonder if the 2009 models will still have it as standard or maybe even if BMWNA will have the option of a spoiler-delete.

I've gotta say, I think the 2009 sedan looks so much better from the rear that I'm second-guessing my decision to get the coupe.
I thought that you could always do the spoiler delete option?

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Other interior changes:

There is now a metallic strip on the passenger side cupholders.

The Start/Stop button looks a bit different.
yeah, start/stop looks like the ring around it is different. i like!
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Next question for South. Do you know if the sprache for the i-drive is selectable now that it is hard-drive based? Or are you stuck with one language only?
Sorry, I don't know.

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I thought that you could always do the spoiler delete option?
Maybe another specialty of the European version (although the wrong wheels are mounted ). Here you always could do the spoiler delete option. Maybe not in the US.


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