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Old 02-05-2014, 01:43 PM   #21
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I would like to know the reasoning for why you all think the e46 was ahead of its time... style? technological advances???

Please help me lol...
The chassis, mostly. Hell, the Cadillac ATS program used the E46 as a benchmark.

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Old 02-05-2014, 01:55 PM   #22
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Can I say Toyota Supra? In 1993, this was delivered:





Compare it to another car from 1993.

1993 Mustang GT?





1993 Chrysler LeBaron?




1993 Nissan Skyline GT-R? Okay... the R32 Skyline GT-R was pretty boss.

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Old 02-05-2014, 01:58 PM   #23
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F40 and 959... The F40 is still regarded as one I the greatest super cars ever made. The 959 would have been but not many were made since they were priced so high, but the 959 had TPMS and an incredible traction control system. The 959 technologically was way ahead of its time, and even though comparable to the F40 performance wise, was not quite as big of a beast as the F40


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Old 02-05-2014, 02:02 PM   #24
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I would like to know the reasoning for why you all think the e46 was ahead of its time... style? technological advances???

Please help me lol...
The E39/E46 were some of the first cars to bring stability control and side curtain airbags way downmarket, and their respective crash test performances trounced most of their peers until one whole generation later. LED lighting (including side markers) is to my knowledge not something BMW has replicated in the form it appeared on the E46; even the LCI E90/E92 and F30 (afaik on the F30) used traditional style side markers. Adaptive xenon headlights made one of their first appearances on the E46 as well.

I put that more in the E39 category as it is significantly older than the E46. The E39 especially was when BMW finally got it right with new manufacturing techniques (without sacrificing dynamics), and in some ways that generation was a peak for BMW.

To be clear, I think the E39 was more ahead of its time than the E46 was.
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:06 PM   #25
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I would have to say the Tucker.

It was designed in 1947.


Tucker's specifications for his revolutionary car called for a rear engine, a low-RPM 589 cubic inch engine with hydraulic valves instead[clarification needed] of a camshaft, fuel injection, direct-drive torque converters on each rear wheel (instead of a transmission), disc brakes, the location of all instruments within the diameter and reach of the steering wheel, a padded dashboard, self-sealing tubeless tires, independent springless suspension, a chassis which protected occupants in a side impact, a roll bar within the roof, a laminated windshield designed to pop out during an accident, and a center "cyclops" headlight which would turn when steering at angles greater than 10 degrees in order to improve visibility around corners during night driving.
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The big maroon car in the pic below (no explanation needed):

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Tucker 48, hands down. There's no other real answer to this question.
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Citroen DS, easily. Came out in 1955 and is still contemporary, even advanced, today.
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In terms of styling I'll also vote for the DeLorean. I own one though so I'm a little biased.
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Can I say Toyota Supra? In 1993, this was delivered:
Supra came out after the 300zx (1990) and 3000GT (1991). While it is my favorite by far, it was the caboose of the 90's Japanese legend train.
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I'm 17 and these are cars I found impressive growing up 12 years ago because they have a neater LCD screen in it than my E46.
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