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    BMW- 3 series convertible.

    HARDTOP!?! BMW seems to have stolen an idea from Mercedes...







    looks like they have some work to do (the trim and everything and intergrating it into the body work a little better) but it seems bmw is going all out on their convertible this time.

    Re: BMW- 3 series convertible.

    OMG, that car is hideous!!!!!!!!

    So that's the new 3 series coupe?? My God! The E46 coupe is one of the most beautiful designs BMW ever made and now they're replacing it with THAT??!! Are they blind??? Mad??? Or both???

    Prepare for the mass exodus of potential buyers to other brands...

    Re: BMW- 3 series convertible.

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    easy_rider911 said:
    Prepare for the mass exodus of potential buyers to other brands...



    Didn't people say that about the new 5-series, 7-series, 3-series sedan, x3 and so on?

    From my understanding BMW is doing great nowadays, they passed Mercedes on sales in WE this year if I'm not completely mistaken

    A hard-top sounds like a great idea to me, and I quite like the other Bangle designed BMW's as well

    Re: BMW- 3 series convertible.

    that does not look to be automatic, might just be a shell

    Re: BMW- 3 series convertible.

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    hamilton93 said:
    that does not look to be automatic, might just be a shell



    It's definitely an automatic SLK-style hardtop (according to reports in german car mags), although heavier and more complex (4 seated BMW vs 2 seated SLK).

    I am wondering about the weight of the car

    Apart from adding weight at the wrong place I think the special flair of a cab is gone once you put an automatic hardtop to it.

    Re: BMW- 3 series convertible.

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    elysium said:
    Quote:
    easy_rider911 said:
    Prepare for the mass exodus of potential buyers to other brands...



    Didn't people say that about the new 5-series, 7-series, 3-series sedan, x3 and so on?

    From my understanding BMW is doing great nowadays, they passed Mercedes on sales in WE this year if I'm not completely mistaken

    A hard-top sounds like a great idea to me, and I quite like the other Bangle designed BMW's as well



    The 7 series was changed at the front and at the back to make it (and I quote BMW Magazine) "easier on the eye".

    You may like Bangle's designs. That's your choice and I respect that but for every person who likes Bangle's designs, there are many who find them hideously ugly.

    As for sales, I believe Mercedes's comparatively poor sales figures have more to do with recent poor Mercedes reliability than with BMW's design.

    Some people will buy a BMW for a great many other reasons and they might be prepared to close their eyes to how they now look because they feel that BMWs score strongly on other factors. Sure, BMWs are very good cars but that doesn't mean they look good. To me very few are attractive: Z4 and X5. That's it.

    Re: BMW- 3 series convertible.

    rumour has it that this will be a specific variant (4 series?) and will not replace the 3 series coupe - which hopefully look sleeker.
    From the spy shot this looks quite top heavy - IMO the roof line at the rear is too high.
    I honestly hope they get the coupe right. I have and E46 coupe and love it, it looks great and is a fantastic everyday car.

    Re: BMW- 3 series convertible.

    The hardtop 3series will replace the soft top convertible and there will also be an ordinary coupé version.

    Re: BMW- 3 series convertible.

    There are a whole raft of these folding hard top 4 seaters being launched, in Europe at least, this year..

    VW Eos (Golf/Passat based)
    Volvo C70
    Ford Focus CC (can't remeber the concepts name)
    Vauxhall (GM) Astra TwinTop
    Mitsubishi Colt CC

    and we already have a number of smaller cars..

    Peugeot 206CC (2+2)/ 307CC (4 seats, sort of)
    Renault Megane CC (4 seats, sort of)
    Daihatsu Copen (2 str)
    Nissan Micra CC (2+2)
    Vauxhall Tigra (2 str)

    Interestingly (or not!), both Audi and Mercedes are, currently, sticking with cloth tops on their four seaters - stating that the owners want it to be obvious that they're cabriolets....

     
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