Discussion in 'General chat' started by Cotswold BMW, Jun 12, 2019.
There goes all my hard earned savings !
Love her grille!
Like the look of the M340i xdrive touring although likely to be silly money - Autocar have the 0-62 incorrect at 5.8 secs - BMW say 4.5 secs!
Hoping this touring could be the spiritual successor to the E39 (almost the same size)
Here's BMW's link:
Like the one piece bonnet. A 3er Touring is never going to set one's testicles revolving but that looks alright, more evolutionary than revolutionary for sure.
The styling looks nice, and even the grills are OK - a sensible size. Helped by the one piece bonnet, as mentioned by @The CO.
You mean the grilles now rise with the lid? Perfect for cracking your skull open and breaking the grill inserts....
Although I suppose a large % of owners never even open the bonnet...... .
Be prepared to see technicians at the Dealers wearing these.......
Worry ye not Slim,
It's only the bonnet that lifts, the grilles stay put !
I think my F11’s bonnet is in one piece as well.
At least it was the last time I looked.
On the F30 / 31 the front of the bonnet is a fixed part of the valance about 10 cm wide.
The attached photo shows the shut line at the front of the bonnet.
It was not a nice design feature.
Ah yes. I agree that looks nicer on the new 3 series.
Cost saving measure - much easier to manufacture the bonnet pressing.
I understood it to be something to do with pedestrian impact protection.
And if you really want an ugly bonnet, there’s always this:
But I suppose ‘ugly’ is in the eye of the beholder...
[QUOTE="The CO, post: 41346, member: 1". A 3er Touring is never going to set one's testicles revolving.[/QUOTE]
I didn’t feel anything revolve, looking at the G21 photos but I must say I do really like the look of the new 3 series, including the Touring.
They were easier, faster and cheaper to assemble with that shut line across the bonnet. Pedestrian safety was more about bonnet height, profile and extent of deformation before the hapless pedestrian hit something immovable atop the engine. I'm not sorry to see the back of it. Some early F01 cars had an inconsistent leading edge bonnet shut line. Not a very premium look!
I think the G31 Touring looks a bit fussy, particularly around the rear quarters. But that could just be the photo. Thankfully the nostrils stop just short of the sensible/ridiculous dividing line. I bet it will be a brilliant drive.