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      01-06-2008, 01:02 AM   #23
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      01-06-2008, 04:14 AM   #24
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That may well be true...but it's a little ironic considering that I drive an M3. I just want the same tough looks with the E92 as with the E46, and it seems that BMW has really softened their look.



Clean and modern is great...just not boring! They really softened up the look of the E92...it's not as tough...no fender flares...and a big smiling front air dam instead of the one on the E46 that looks like it is going to swallow up whatever is in its path. They've made it very "metro," if you know what I mean. This version is by far the most bland looking...earlier versions, dating back to the E30 were much wilder, IMO.
I believe it was the designer of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage that said, "The best sports car designs incorporate both masculine and feminine design aspects." Clearly you can see how this philosophy is behind the V8 Vantage and I think the M3 fits it just as well. Rounded corners with some strong creases is becoming more common and the sharp square shapes (aside form Cadillac) are going out of style. This has also come about since manufacturing techniques and costs now allow for it, as well as material constraints and manipulation.

As far as the fender flares go, the M3 definitely has them. They aren't overwhelming but nor are they absent either. If you ask me I'd say that the fender flares on the e46 M3 are not really that big either, and I believe the degree of actual flare between the M3 and the normal 3-series fenders would be about equal.
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Man, I don't think there is anything wrong with the man's opinion. While his photo-shopped picture is ridiculous, I'm sure that there will be things coming out to make a more aggressive looking M3. I like the "feminine" look i suppose, and therefore don't see how anyone wouldn't love the look of the m3 rear. Let's see what we're saying in 3 years though..... there's always room for improvement, which is why new styles come out every 5 years.
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I'm not saying there is anything wrong with his opinion at all. Simply that he shouldn't try to like a car that he fundamentally doesn't.

And like my above quote, since you like the feminine parts of the car I'm sure the masculine parts only help to make them stand out more for you.
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I believe it was the designer of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage that said, "The best sports car designs incorporate both masculine and feminine design aspects." Clearly you can see how this philosophy is behind the V8 Vantage and I think the M3 fits it just as well. Rounded corners with some strong creases is becoming more common and the sharp square shapes (aside form Cadillac) are going out of style. This has also come about since manufacturing techniques and costs now allow for it, as well as material constraints and manipulation.

As far as the fender flares go, the M3 definitely has them. They aren't overwhelming but nor are they absent either. If you ask me I'd say that the fender flares on the e46 M3 are not really that big either, and I believe the degree of actual flare between the M3 and the normal 3-series fenders would be about equal.
That's fair, but the Vantage is probably the best-looking car on the planet. If the M3 looked half as good I would have no qualms about it at all.

True, it does have fender flares, and it's may be true that the width change is the same. What has changed is that the E46 M3 had taller flares (extending higher up on the fender edge), if that makes sense, that created a more dramatic effect.
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Well more like this!

Admittedly, the US version of the E36 M3 was the mildest version, but most people would say that wasnt really an M3 at all.
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if you must mod your fancy cars. thank you for keeping it looking luxurious or sporty. just please dont try to turn it into some sort of space craft. it's still simply a car, and we are still human. have good taste.
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That's fair, but the Vantage is probably the best-looking car on the planet. If the M3 looked half as good I would have no qualms about it at all.

True, it does have fender flares, and it's may be true that the width change is the same. What has changed is that the E46 M3 had taller flares (extending higher up on the fender edge), if that makes sense, that created a more dramatic effect.
Well the e46 was overall more boxy looking. So that is expected.

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Well more like this!

Admittedly, the US version of the E36 M3 was the mildest version, but most people would say that wasnt really an M3 at all.
Don't let anyone that owns a e36 M3 hear you say that. You might get shiv'd.
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Well the e46 was overall more boxy looking. So that is expected.



Don't let anyone that owns a e36 M3 hear you say that. You might get shiv'd.
Fair enough. My comment on the US E36 was based on the fact that it didnt use the same engine as the rest of the world, but rather a modified 328 engine. Not that it wasnt a great car, but it wasnt the same car the rest of the world got.
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