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      09-14-2018, 06:44 PM   #23
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Great thread.

Law don't forget the latest.
Talk about over-styled!
Looks so much better up close in person

However the ///m logo has to go-
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      09-14-2018, 07:26 PM   #24
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Forgot the beautiful e90 3 series beats them all
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I always liked the turn signals in the side instead of the mirrors
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My F80 is the only one of my three M cars to have side grills...the Z4 coupe and the E39 M5 look perfect without them. I think the gills looks pretty good on the F80. In terms of how much functionality they offer...let's not kid ourselves. For everyday driving, these are all decorative, at least in the modern era. For those who track regularly, perhaps...

P.S. All pre-E46 M cars did not have grills...E28 M5, E30 M3, E34 M5, E36 M3.
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      09-15-2018, 01:28 AM   #28
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Forgot the beautiful e90 3 series beats them all
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      09-15-2018, 01:39 AM   #29
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Cool thread. It will be nice to see them on the car also. That will be complete look
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you missed the e82 1M!! the best car!!
1M doesn't have a fender gill though. Or was your point that it's the best because it doesn't have one lol

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The Z8 is a perfect blend of modern and classic design!
It will never happen but BMW MAKE A NEW Z8!!
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The ’49 Roadmaster carried four (4) “Cruiser-Line Ventiports” (the official Buick term) per side, while the junior Super and Special sported just three (3) per side.
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If you count the M2's fender badge then it feels wrong to leave out the 1M.

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      09-15-2018, 08:38 AM   #34
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Why does the older stuff always looks so much cooler?

Every BMW should have these! I only like these Gills if they're actually functional. I can't stand fake parts on cars.
Not all in the list were functional (ex e46M3/CSL). Can you guess the others?
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Industrial designers get inspired by other designers work. They openly repeat design history.
The American Buick (shown) was the first automobile to have them.
An inspiration from the WWII fighter planes.
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Cool compilation. Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't believe any one of these designs are actually functional. They look cool though, and are definitely what makes an M car stand out. I am partial to the E60 M5 grill and the F10 M5 grille, but I did once own a Z3M and appreciate that design. I always thought it was odd that the E85 Z4M never got its own fender grille. Is that the only M car to never get one? I dunno.
I believe some are functional, like the F80 and new M5. I think, somebody correct me if I'm wrong I would like to know as well.
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      09-15-2018, 12:05 PM   #38
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I believe some are functional, like the F80 and new M5. I think, somebody correct me if I'm wrong I would like to know as well.
I think the Z3's are functional as well.
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Interestingly theres a gap spanning over 3 decades that the fender gills werent used.
So the little z3 gave that feature an interesting new life.
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Common theme? The functional ones look better!
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"Bangle's flame surfacing ideology might not have suited everyone, but it did wonders for the E85/E86 Z4."[/QUOTE]

Bangle was too far ahead of his time. The automotive press and pundits just did not get it. I hate when the experts try to tell us what doesn't look good. They assassinated the Z4 and worse yet everyone joined in. The 89 has a lot of Bangle and so does the E85 amd now finally people think they look cool.
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Like the E46 fender gills the best
Yes, the original M3 grills where it all started for the M3 model.
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All modern BMW M-cars feature the famous "M Gills" today.

Here is a quick look at how this design feature evolved, beginning with its usage on BMW roadsters and coupes before evolving and being adopted as a distinctively "BMW M Design".

Over the years, the shapes have varied, some have doubled as the turn-indicators, various finishes such as chrome and black finishes used, some serving an aerodynamic function while others cosmetic but each car that has been adorned by this design feature has seen its side profile enhanced ever-so-slightly.

An interesting bit of trivia is that the E46 M3 (incl. CSL) Gills were inspired by the E9 Coupe Gills whereas the Z8 Gills, of course, took inspiration from the 507 Gills. So any resemblance between them is no coincidence.

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thanks man, I really like this thread. I wouldn´t call it evolution though. it seems that the best ones were the first ones and the latest seems like they ran out of ideas
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Cool compilation. Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't believe any one of these designs are actually functional. They look cool though, and are definitely what makes an M car stand out. I am partial to the E60 M5 grill and the F10 M5 grille, but I did once own a Z3M and appreciate that design. I always thought it was odd that the E85 Z4M never got its own fender grille. Is that the only M car to never get one? I dunno.
F80 fender vents are legit. Too legit to quit.
The F32 has legit fender vents as well. Not as cool looking as f8x series I know, But fully functional. [IMG][/IMG]
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