BMW E60 5-Series Forum | 5Post.com  
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read  

Go Back   BMW E60 5-Series Forum | 5Post.com > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General BMW News and Cars Discussion

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-09-2020, 06:18 PM   #133
buckybadger
BMW forever!
buckybadger's Avatar
437
Rep
1,261
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (0)

M2C is the only car I will re-consider to buy for fun.

If they mess up the M2C then I'm done with BMW.

X5 is also a great family car, but of course it doesn't come close to the feel of a M2C. (It's a different beast).
__________________
2020 BMW X5 xDrive40i
2019 BMW M2 Competition
2014 BMW 335i
2009 BMW 328i
Appreciate 3
///AVM1254.50
jstein556271.50

      08-09-2020, 06:58 PM   #134
buckybadger
BMW forever!
buckybadger's Avatar
437
Rep
1,261
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AUSf22 View Post
The new 2er front and rear end look absolutely horrendous!

I am so glad I bought the M2C now..
I am liking it so far and will make a final judgement after seeing it in person.

I hope they don't increase the dimensions of the car and focus more on weight savings, improvements in suspension and steering. Take it to the next level!
__________________
2020 BMW X5 xDrive40i
2019 BMW M2 Competition
2014 BMW 335i
2009 BMW 328i
Appreciate 0
      08-09-2020, 07:19 PM   #135
M2Cmtl
Captain
306
Rep
663
Posts

Drives: 2020 M2 Comp
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Montreal

iTrader: (0)

Doesn't look too bad. Has a bit of the 2 GC rear end (not a good thing) but if there is no 4 series grill, it really can't be that bad!
__________________
2020 M2C 24.04.2020 delivery
Appreciate 0
      08-09-2020, 07:30 PM   #136
blackcoffee
Enlisted Member
46
Rep
36
Posts

Drives: BMW m340i xdrive
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: PA

iTrader: (0)

I think it looks good...my only wish is that they lengthen the car just a TINY bit. I don't want it to lose its driving dynamics, but I think it looks a little "squashed" in current form.
Appreciate 0
      08-09-2020, 07:36 PM   #137
///M TOWN
.
///M TOWN's Avatar
Canada
1868
Rep
3,409
Posts

Drives: M GmbH
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: North America

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackcoffee View Post
I think it looks good...my only wish is that they lengthen the car just a TINY bit. I don't want it to lose its driving dynamics, but I think it looks a little "squashed" in current form.
That's because they used a Potato to take the pictures

With a proper camera the car doesn't look that way
Appreciate 0
      08-09-2020, 11:34 PM   #138
e92ben
Colonel
e92ben's Avatar
453
Rep
2,823
Posts

Drives: BMW M3 BMW 635csi
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Kenosha Wi

iTrader: (6)

Yeah fire. As it burn it with fire.
__________________

e92 ///M3
Appreciate 0
      08-09-2020, 11:47 PM   #139
Remonster
Major
United_States
524
Rep
1,458
Posts

Drives: F80 M3 Avus Blue
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmg View Post
Aren't those grills on the G20 dynamic?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jockey View Post
They are dynamic. Which is cool.

Kinda goes back around to the original point. Seems like an elegant solution to the airflow question instead of making the front of the car look like an open mouthed bass. And again, if the engine needed that much cooling/airflow, they would not have used a design the can close and open. It would just be open.
On G20 3 series, about 2/3 of the grille is dynamic and will open as needed. The top 1/3 is always closed and cannot open proving that even G20's front grilles are already larger than necessary for cooling, proper aerodynamics (too much opening increases drag) etc.


Appreciate 2
///AVM1254.50
JTO242819.00

      08-10-2020, 12:14 AM   #140
poweredbym
Always +10MPH
poweredbym's Avatar
United_States
679
Rep
530
Posts

Drives: 6MT
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Socal

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Remonster View Post
On G20 3 series, about 2/3 of the grille is dynamic and will open as needed. The top 1/3 is always closed and cannot open proving that even G20's front grilles are already larger than necessary for cooling, proper aerodynamics (too much opening increases drag) etc.
Thanks for bringing this up. To this day I still can't stand these grills.
Who thought this quarter blank thing was a good design?
It looks unfinished where it was supposed to have the slats opened but they forgot to remove the material.
Appreciate 2
Jockey2443.00
emulajavi230.00

      08-10-2020, 01:00 AM   #141
GeorgeA
Major
GeorgeA's Avatar
United_States
422
Rep
1,086
Posts

Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (2)

Looks cute, and thatís not a good thing. Címon BMW, you can surely do better. What happened to all the mean looking cars.
Appreciate 1
///M TOWN1868.00

      08-10-2020, 01:39 AM   #142
///M TOWN
.
///M TOWN's Avatar
Canada
1868
Rep
3,409
Posts

Drives: M GmbH
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: North America

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GeorgeA View Post
Looks cute, and that’s not a good thing. C’mon BMW, you can surely do better. What happened to all the mean looking cars.
Being done deliberately

I guess the 2er cannot overshadow the 4er
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2020, 04:19 AM   #143
Poochie
Luxury at the redline :)
Poochie's Avatar
United_States
2863
Rep
5,809
Posts

Drives: 2016 M2
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ///M TOWN View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackcoffee View Post
I think it looks good...my only wish is that they lengthen the car just a TINY bit. I don't want it to lose its driving dynamics, but I think it looks a little "squashed" in current form.
That's because they used a Potato to take the pictures

With a proper camera the car doesn't look that way
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 1
///M TOWN1868.00

      08-10-2020, 05:11 AM   #144
TheStanman
Enlisted Member
45
Rep
32
Posts

Drives: 2015 M3, Mineral Grey
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: United States

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ///M TOWN View Post
That's because they used a Potato to take the pictures

With a proper camera the car doesn't look that way
I think he is referring to the current 2 Series, which I agree with. It would benefit aesthetically from a bit more length. Looks a little squished and pudgy.
Appreciate 1
///M TOWN1868.00

      08-10-2020, 07:12 AM   #145
anglo
Libertarian
anglo's Avatar
United_States
64496
Rep
4,010
Posts

Drives: M4
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Sanctuary City

iTrader: (0)

I dont mind the audi's headlights, these grills look really good compared to the double coffins!
Attached Images
  
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2020, 08:50 AM   #146
Wolf
Captain
Wolf's Avatar
122
Rep
844
Posts

Drives: on hold
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Earth

iTrader: (0)

The back kinda reminds me of the e90, I adore it! The front looks like a hybrid of an Audi and a Hyundai i20 2014. A sterile hybrid. Whats up with BMW's disgusting front designs lately
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bimmerjph View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by SCOTT26 View Post
BMW have tapped into this by mirroring typical BMW dynamics and steering communication within the new UKL cars.
You mean massive body roll, a steering system that is not connected to the front wheels, and the engine note played through the speaker system?!?!?!?!
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2020, 08:55 AM   #147
Skulinex
Private First Class
United_States
19
Rep
116
Posts

Drives: '4 M3/'5 M3CS/18 M3CS /230i M
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: ATL

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by anglo View Post
I dont mind the audi's headlights, these grills look really good compared to the double coffins!
You are on to something here. So seems BMW wants to become Audi: the big 4 series grill + its funky A5 Like C pillar, this headlight design, And after all these years using a 5x120 bolt pattern, their sudden switch of all their new models to a 5x112 Pattern 🤔
Appreciate 1
jstein556271.50

      08-10-2020, 09:38 AM   #148
Jockey
Brigadier General
Jockey's Avatar
United_States
2443
Rep
4,653
Posts

Drives: F80 SS/SS M3
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Park City, UT

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skulinex View Post
And after all these years using a 5x120 bolt pattern, their sudden switch of all their new models to a 5x112 Pattern 🤔
Woah, that happened?
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2020, 11:06 AM   #149
slavearm
Lieutenant
203
Rep
481
Posts

Drives: 2019 M5CE MBB/SS
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Socal

iTrader: (3)

Where are the buckteeth? No buckteeth, I am out. Looks like an old BMW.
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2020, 11:22 AM   #150
Skulinex
Private First Class
United_States
19
Rep
116
Posts

Drives: '4 M3/'5 M3CS/18 M3CS /230i M
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: ATL

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jockey View Post
Woah, that happened?
Iíd say heroine. But seriously, no more fitting newer wheels on older cars and viceversa 😕
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2020, 11:46 AM   #151
Jockey
Brigadier General
Jockey's Avatar
United_States
2443
Rep
4,653
Posts

Drives: F80 SS/SS M3
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Park City, UT

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skulinex View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jockey View Post
Woah, that happened?
I’d say heroine. But seriously, no more fitting newer wheels on older cars and viceversa 😕
Also makes those of us that have a set of winter rims kinda pissed.

One of the reasons to continue with BMW was at least I could keep those. I guess not
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2020, 12:15 PM   #152
bm4w
Private First Class
bm4w's Avatar
110
Rep
109
Posts

Drives: YMB M4
Join Date: May 2017
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (1)



[IMG][/IMG]
Attached Images
  
Appreciate 1
JTO242819.00

      08-10-2020, 12:18 PM   #153
poweredbym
Always +10MPH
poweredbym's Avatar
United_States
679
Rep
530
Posts

Drives: 6MT
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Socal

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skulinex View Post
You are on to something here. So seems BMW wants to become Audi: the big 4 series grill + its funky A5 Like C pillar, this headlight design, And after all these years using a 5x120 bolt pattern, their sudden switch of all their new models to a 5x112 Pattern ��
Always wondered if this was another "Decision" charge for the sake of change by the new management.
There is literally no reason for this, the support for 5x120 patterns are plenty.
If they really wanted to do something good, should've gone to 5x114.3
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2020, 12:25 PM   #154
wdeerfield
A family of bimmers
United_States
2105
Rep
7,193
Posts

Drives: '13 f30, '11 f10
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Clifton Park, NY

iTrader: (0)

I wouldnt be surprised if the forthcoming 2er slots in size with the e92 and becomes the enthusiast 2 door of choice if it still gets a rwd option.
__________________
2013 EB/CR 335i xdrive | DHP | 19" VMR V803 | MPS4S | MPerformance | M3 Grills | BMS Tips | LED Turn Signals | CTS intake | VRSF FMIC | VRSF CP
2011 JB 535i xdrive | ZPP | ZSP | ZCW | 6FL | NAV | 331s Square | MPerformance Spoiler | M5 Grills | Painted Reflectors
Appreciate 1
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:58 PM.




5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST