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06 Jul 2012 | Text and Photos by Nicholas Low
Stacking up the Odds
The F30 promises to hone the characteristics that we have grown to love about the 3 Series, four decades worth of them.
Six generations now, there ought to be fond memories of the older generations. Most of them were iconic, not to mention the diversity since the second generation, with a myriad of variants available to garner differentiated likes and needs.
Making its debut just a year back, the F30 vows to make the good better. While initial impressions from pictorials were not without controversies, it leaves the sampling to do the talking, as we would find out with the 328i.
The kidney grille has been the family trademark for as long as we remember. BMW has managed to revitalise its outlook, blending it harmoniously with the modern sweeping curves, even more inherent on the latest F30.
The pronounced bulges on the bonnet are more acute towards the flanks, portraying a wider stance when viewed from the front. In comparison to its predecessor, there is no doubt that the 3 Series' front facet looks sharper and more dynamic in its latest iteration.
The rump however, experiences a less radical change while the stretched tail-lamps does follow suit in giving an impression of a greater width. Elsewhere, it takes a keener pair of eyes to spot the aesthetical refreshments, such as the more acute creases running alongside the length of the car.
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