View Full Version : 2006 BMW 3 series revealed (official pics and brochure)

08-07-2004, 10:58 AM
These are the first official pics from BMW. The e90 looks pretty good in my opionion. Here's a link to the official brochure > http://users.volja.net/memec/E90.pdf




08-07-2004, 11:38 AM
oh god, please fix the back of that thing

08-07-2004, 11:40 AM
its got the 6 series gauge cluster, looks too simple
car looks good tho

08-07-2004, 11:44 AM
are the hp ratings the same as the current gen? its all in german

08-07-2004, 12:31 PM
wow nice. looking through the brochure, the car has a lot of the 5 series features. are those going to be stock?

08-07-2004, 12:47 PM
What a ugly pile of shit.

08-07-2004, 01:04 PM
The tail lights are ok... the rest looks really good.

08-07-2004, 01:18 PM
the rear looks terrible, the rest is pretty good

08-07-2004, 01:47 PM
mini but less ugly 5 series....

08-07-2004, 02:47 PM
Eeewww.... the car is ugly as sin

08-07-2004, 03:12 PM
Originally posted by Simby
wow nice. looking through the brochure, the car has a lot of the 5 series features. are those going to be stock?

320d - diesel 161hp 251lb/ft
320 - 4cyl 148hp
325 - 215hp
330 - 255hp

Not digging the taillights, the rest is nice

08-07-2004, 03:24 PM
Overall,...it'll do. The front end is aggressive but the chromy headlights look cheap. Nice looking side profile with a great stance. BUT that rear end is sooooooo hideous it looks as if they ran out of time and the just threw on the last scraps of tailight laying around, truely no flow at all! The interior looks great, those seats look awesome and heavily bolstered. That is the worst BMW rearend EVER! its like a hyundai, VW, and a Corrolla gang raped that poor car.

08-07-2004, 04:18 PM
Why is BMW butchering their line? I thought they had admitted that the new 5-series was too bold (Bangle-ized), so why would they make a new 3 that just looks like an even uglier, mini 5-series? I don't get it. There's being cutting-edge, but there's also just ugly. I'm coming to an age when I'd actually be in a position to buy a new BMW, but I doesn't look like I'd take anything after current e46.

Justin e36
08-07-2004, 06:00 PM
looks good.. tail lights will take some getting used to.

08-07-2004, 06:55 PM
Not to bad, it could get changed from now till it comes out, no?

08-07-2004, 07:25 PM
i love it

08-07-2004, 07:35 PM
I think it looks friggen awesome..

but as everyone else stated, the taillights need work.

like DIS!

Justin e36
08-07-2004, 07:56 PM
Gamite: Exactly what I was thinking when I first saw it... give it the traditional e36/e46 3-series look. White on top, red on bottom. Like that photoshop you did... e36 m3 look.

I guess it's only a matter of time before there are aftermarket tails like that anyway.

Another option is to remove the white part that is on the trunk itself... then it'll look e46ish...

excuse the bad chop...

btw -- what do you guys think of the fuel level indicator being part of the speedo? (like the fuel consumption is part of the tach).... and what happened, no more engine temp?

Justin e36
08-07-2004, 07:58 PM
keep in mind I didn't take into account where the reverse lights would be. :P

08-07-2004, 08:30 PM
That thing got sodomized with an ugly stick.

Everything E36-on was a blob, but at least a few of them were attractive. These post-E46 designs are just scary looking.

08-07-2004, 09:05 PM
the more i look at these photos the more photoshop they look to me.

08-07-2004, 09:26 PM
I think you're right man. Besides the jagged quality, the roofline isn't just like an E46, it IS an E46. And the wheels look quite a bit off.

08-07-2004, 11:21 PM
The only thing I don't like is that it has no ding guard. Maybe good for the overall look but it is not practical. You will get a ding every 3 month.

08-07-2004, 11:33 PM
least we dont have to get clears for the front anymore :)

Justin e36
08-08-2004, 12:20 AM
where's the stereo?

08-08-2004, 12:22 AM
isn't the stereo built into the navi display???


Justin e36
08-08-2004, 12:23 AM
so navigation system is standard on 3-series now?

08-08-2004, 02:07 AM
Originally posted by Justin e36
where's the stereo?

below temperature controls

08-08-2004, 02:19 AM
Originally posted by SickFinga
the more i look at these photos the more photoshop they look to me.

umm, although I could be wrong, they definately don't look photoshop to me..

08-08-2004, 03:18 AM
interior pic w/o navi.


08-08-2004, 06:59 AM
Originally posted by Gamite
interior pic w/o navi.


that may be spy pic of the 1st series? who knows...

08-08-2004, 01:29 PM
someone kill the man who designs this shit

08-08-2004, 02:48 PM
i dont like it at all, if i were to buy a 3 series i would buy it RIGHT NOW before u get the !@#$%ed up version

08-08-2004, 07:15 PM
I think BMW should like fire their whole design team and hire people from Porshce :\

08-08-2004, 07:51 PM
Originally posted by Bavaria
someone kill the man who designs this shit
looks like this idiot designed it...:rolleyes:

08-09-2004, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by ///Milk
looks like this idiot designed it...:rolleyes:

Iam not sure if Bangle designed this, but the awful 7-series and the 6-series were NOT designed by him.
So dont automaticaly jump on him, just because his name is hot in the news. Remember, he designed much of the "pre-ugly" era BMW's which u all like.

08-10-2004, 10:10 PM
keep in mind that's 4 door... 2 door will be off the hook :D

08-10-2004, 10:31 PM
Here are better quality (not jaggered edges) photos:


Also, check out this E90 Design analysis:


From above link:

"Finally, if you thought BMW would sacrifice its Heartland car in the name of progress, BMW R&D Chief Dr. Burkhard Goeschel clearly noted to CAR magazine last June that the next 3er was not about to deviate too far from E46.

"In our opinion... every two generations at least, in a car line, there should be a big step," he said, perhaps sending enthusiasts the signal that the 3 series, which deviated in going from E36 to E46, did not need major design change in its E90 incarnation."


08-10-2004, 10:43 PM
Hahaha Milk, this is the part where Bangle goes ...BIG BIG WHEELS...:D

08-10-2004, 11:10 PM
Meh, its the best new design so far, but if i wanted that rear end, id just get a DAEWOO LANOS!!!!!! Why must they copy extinct korean s**tboxes?!? GOD THE BACK NEEDS WORK!!!!!

08-12-2004, 12:29 AM
man i donno but BMW has to change and change fast, this is getting outta hand, 7 is slowly getting better, the 5 is just ugly the only new cars i like from BMW are the 6, the new x5 and the new M5, thats it the rest are shit