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Mitlov
http://www.autoblog.com/2008/07/11/2009-bm...eries-unveiled/



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BMW has unveiled photos and details pertaining to the facelifted, Euro-spec 2009 3 Series sedan and wagon. We touched on the visual updates yesterday, but to recap, the car sports a revised front fascia, a new hood, restyled mirrors, and reshaped taillamps. The changes are subtle, but good. Inside, the new iDrive trickles down to the 3, which also gets BMW ConnectedDrive in-car internet, as well as an 80-gig hard drive. The 3 Series sedans and wagons are available with 6-speed manual or automatic transmissions. The 7-speed DCT doesn't make it into the four- and five-doors at this time, but it becomes available on the 335i coupe and convertible.


Gallery:
http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2009-bmw-3-series/

I think that the E90 and E91 look better than before, but they still kind of look like they got punched in the nose.

EDIT: Heapload more high-res images here:

http://www.netcarshow.com/bmw/2009-3-series/
http://www.netcarshow.com/bmw/2009-3-series_touring/
laurens
I think it's an improvement smile.gif
But not trade-in worthy wink.gif
Phix
god damn.... BMW just does not want to leave these cars alone do they? It's almost like every other day now that we're hearing about a facelift or design adjustment or some shit pertaining to the 3-series, 5-series, and 7-series.
eraser_rx
QUOTE(laurens @ Jul 11 2008, 09:30 AM) *

i didn't know the GTR is that much wider than the R34
Mitlov
QUOTE(Phix @ Jul 11 2008, 11:44 AM) *
god damn.... BMW just does not want to leave these cars alone do they? It's almost like every other day now that we're hearing about a facelift or design adjustment or some shit pertaining to the 3-series, 5-series, and 7-series.


I'm not sure they're doing it any more than anyone else. For example, with the 3-Series:

2006: new generation sedan and wagon, though the engines from the previous generation are retained.
2007: new-generation coupe and convertible. New engines for all body types.
2008: high-performance halo car introduced.
2009: minor facelift for sedan and wagon.

That doesn't seem like an unusually-large amount of tinkering to me.
caster
Fuckin gorgeous..my next car =]

I've been following the bimmer blogs and spy shots for the past 2 months, I'm so happy photos have been released. Now..I just have to patiently wait until February to put in my order so I can pick my car up in April when my lease is up..AW 335i on Black =]
Mitlov
The more I look at these, the less I like them. They're actually fussier than the original E90 and E91, and less coherent in design too. They new ones no longer have the original E90/E91 grill (the same one on the 6-Series), and they don't have the ghastly wheels that a lot of E90s had (pictured below), but I actually really dislike this design when I stare at it more.

Synesthesia
Holy shit they mutilated the front end. It looks like it has droopy wrinkles! eek.gif
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