The M3 & M4

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Do you like the new M3 & M4 face?

Yes, Both
7
12%
No to both
35
61%
Yes, M3 only
4
7%
Yes, M4 only
0
No votes
Dont like M3
0
No votes
Dont like M4
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No votes
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11
19%
 
Total votes: 57

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Post by GAZA62 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:44 am

As said above all BMW cars these days are just way to fussy at the front end and another vote on the Green
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Post by Angelus666 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:55 pm

Whoever designer the M performance exhaust design needs firing immediately....it's shockingly bad.

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Post by tomscott » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:31 pm

The 4 door always looks better I think. The squared off rear emphasises the arch flare.

Really hate the coupes the rears look stretched out and the lights also just don't look right. They haven't got it right since the E46 imo but the 4 doors have that same design essence.

Unfortunately for the design evolution of the E92 was for a successful American market and because it appealed to the Americans the Chinese jumped on it and now these grill designs are aimed squarely at those markets.

But then people buy it.... there are thousands of current M3/M4s in Manchester two a penny and they all sound like lawn mowers.
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Post by Z4M-2006 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:12 pm

All i6’s sound s**t , even the fabled S54

I have never heard a Z4M and thought, “ oh yes, that sounds great”

Have I done that with a C63, V10 Audi or even some old Anerican muscle ?
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Post by craig3.2 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:34 pm

I didn't like the grilles at first,but like others, they have grown on me.
Still not 100%,tbh.

The larger 7 series has a terrible grilleway too big,and why copy Audi?
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Post by RedUn » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:53 pm

Trying too hard, bloody awful looking! Not as bad as the new 2 series though, it looks like an A class! :thumbsdown:
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Post by john-e89 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:21 pm

And folk criticise the new Z4...... :lol:

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Post by R60BBA » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:07 am

Z4M-2006 wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:12 pm All i6’s sound s**t , even the fabled S54

I have never heard a Z4M and thought, “ oh yes, that sounds great”

Have I done that with a C63, V10 Audi or even some old Anerican muscle ?
Most definitely
Need to get your ears checked pal.

S54 is one of the best and unique sounding straight six’s out there.
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Post by R60BBA » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:17 am

tomscott wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:31 pm The 4 door always looks better I think. The squared off rear emphasises the arch flare.

Really hate the coupes the rears look stretched out and the lights also just don't look right. They haven't got it right since the E46 imo but the 4 doors have that same design essence.

Unfortunately for the design evolution of the E92 was for a successful American market and because it appealed to the Americans the Chinese jumped on it and now these grill designs are aimed squarely at those markets.

But then people buy it.... there are thousands of current M3/M4s in Manchester two a penny and they all sound like lawn mowers.
Agreed on the aesthetics point of the saloon being better proportioned than the coupe but not so much on the sound comment. Imo they only sound like lawnmowers on YouTube.

The standard non Comp Pack cars don’t sound great but the exhaust that came on Comp Pack cars rectified this somewhat.

Also by simply swapping out the OE system for a good quality aftermarket exhaust system can make them sound pretty good. Have heard a few, but the Akrapovic under load at full chat sounds mental on S55 cars. The only drawback to this is the cost...but can be more feasible if bought used (and sold on for same money) than bought new.
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Post by Z4M-2006 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:11 pm

R60BBA wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:07 am
Z4M-2006 wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:12 pm All i6’s sound s**t , even the fabled S54

I have never heard a Z4M and thought, “ oh yes, that sounds great”


Have I done that with a C63, V10 Audi or even some old Anerican muscle ?
Most definitely
Need to get your ears checked pal.

S54 is one of the best and unique sounding straight six’s out there.

Why,whats great about it....?

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Post by Flyingfifer » Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:20 pm

Z4M-2006 wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:11 pm Why,whats great about it....?
Whats great about the C63, V10 Audi or even some old American muscle?
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Post by kinger » Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:58 pm

M3 & M4 are both bad.......but if you have to come down to the West Country...theyre both better that the A303 on a Friday evening :D :D
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Post by pvr » Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:07 pm

I want an E46 M3. That is the last one I liked and still like now.

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Post by Silverstar » Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:50 pm

I am going to be different from the herd and say I like them even that divisive front end. Are they elegant the way our E89s are or the E46 is? nope but they are still interesting none the less.

On film or in photos the new 4 series face doesn't look so good but I have now seen a couple in the flesh and they definitely look way better in reality also the grill is better integrated into the bumper on the M3 and M4 than it is on the standard 4 series. If I was in the market for that category of cars, I would take the M3 in Cayman Green (I think that's what it is called) with tan seats and gold wheels and carbon fiber pack without hesitation. :thumbsup:
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Post by Silverstar » Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:51 pm

Oh and add those gorgeous carbon fiber seats to my imaginary build! :rofl: :rofl:
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