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      11-23-2022, 12:24 PM   #1
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G87 M2 vs my E46 - side by side comparison pics

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Car is absolutely stunning! Got to finally see her up close !!! Wow pics do No Justice….. must see in person.. Happy Thanksgiving


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Great pics !

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      11-23-2022, 01:59 PM   #3
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Am I crazy or is the hood and bumper fitment and color matching on the M2 looking like the car was in a wreck? That looks horrible.
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I still can't get over the looks of this car. At least the g80 had rear curves that matched the front. Something about the curved rear lights and angular front fascia doesn't sit well with me.

Those lights work on the new x3 cos they match the curved-ish front fascia.
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The G87 looks bigger. And more imposing.
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Honestly who cares about the 330/m3. I think it's just a good reference point for the size of the m2
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Am I crazy or is the hood and bumper fitment and color matching on the M2 looking like the car was in a wreck? That looks horrible.
You are correct looks off. But seeing this color in person it's terrible. Reflects light weird. And the shapes on the car don't help it
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Isn't the first rule of taking pictures that you place the light source behind the camera? Continuously amazed how many people apparently have zero idea how to take a picture.
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Thanks for the pictures.

Bad idea by the designer to purposely break up the transition from the hood to the top of the front bumper. In lighting conditions that highlight this, the front looks aftermarket and unrefined in that area.

Otherwise, car looks fabulous.
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Remember not to backlight your photos kids, unless you like, want to be artsy and stuff.
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Title fixed. Sorry about that folks (and @Jbmw21), my mistake when giving the thread title more description.
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Title fixed. Sorry about that folks (and @Jbmw21), my mistake when giving the thread title more description.
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Am I crazy or is the hood and bumper fitment and color matching on the M2 looking like the car was in a wreck? That looks horrible.
The hood to bumper fitment is what I have noticed before on other cars. The two surfaces are on completely different planes. Makes the bumper look like an afterthought.
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Car is absolutely stunning! Got to finally see her up close !!! Wow pics do No Justice….. must see in person.. Happy Thanksgiving


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i am liking it more and more and good to know there is a option if and when i ever decide to move on from the M2C. Maybe by then it will lose a few lbs and then i am 100 % all in.....
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I agree, the e46 looks great!
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Can't wait for onslaught comments of G87's looks as if we shouldn't be proud of OP about taking pics with E46!

If I was OP, I'd also do this with E92 and F32!
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Car is absolutely stunning! Got to finally see her up close !!! Wow pics do No Justice….. must see in person.. Happy Thanksgiving


Wow, I can't believe how good looking the E46 still looks! Suddenly missing my first love all over again.

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hows the handling differences and feel?
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hows the handling differences and feel?
Pretty sure OP was not allowed to drive the car.
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Isn't the first rule of taking pictures that you place the light source behind the camera? Continuously amazed how many people apparently have zero idea how to take a picture.
I'm fairly certain OP didn't have the keys to reposition the M2.
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