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View Poll Results: Worst Design by BMW
E36 Compact 25 16.03%
E46 Compact 72 46.15%
E87 (had to be included) 10 6.41%
E36 Z3 29 18.59%
Other 20 12.82%
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Old 05-01-2008, 03:52 PM   #1
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Worst overall BMW design

Only attaching pictures of the ones that are not-so-good-looking to me. But I guess this won't change the outcome.. IMO, e46 compact is the worst design by BMW...

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I guess we all agree on which design is the best-looking :
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it would be better to post all BMW models
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E87 gets such a bad rap for being different...
i think it looks tight
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it would be better to post all BMW models
There's the other option, you could just mention it in your post..

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E87 gets such a bad rap for being different...
i think it looks tight
if only those headlight were better designed...
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I like all BMW models, must be a German thing
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E87 gets such a bad rap for being different...
i think it looks tight
The profile of the rear just doesn't sit right with me. That's why I think the hatch versions are MUCH better. The lines seem more appropriate.
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E46 COMPACT LOOKS NASTY!!! OMFG!!!

I like the E87, though. I looks like a E90 in the front, which, IMO, isnt that bad.

E46 rules!
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e46 compact is the only one even worth mentioning in this thread. all the other choices in the poll look great.
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i love the e87 the front is the weakest point of the design but i think they needed the big headlights to match the tall greenhouse of the car.
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tie for me, between the E36/46 compacts
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I was expecting some votes for the 1. But I guess that won't happen as long as the e46 compact is there, which I agree..
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What was the e87 badged as?

edit: that picture posted specifically?
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What was the e87 badged as?

edit: that picture posted specifically?
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I was expecting some votes for the 1. But I guess that won't happen as long as the e46 compact is there, which I agree..
even with the e46 compact out of the picture, the 1 series is definitely not their worst design. have you had the chance to see one on the road or in person? i saw a black vert recently, they are pure sex.
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even with the e46 compact out of the picture, the 1 series is definitely not their worst design. have you had the chance to see one on the road or in person? i saw a black vert recently, they are pure sex.
yes i did see many of them at the dealer.. those headlights just don't work for me. But if the e36/e46 compact were out of the picture, it would be a close call for me between the z3 and the e87.. they are far from being pure sex for me, but I guess everybody's definition of sex is different
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i see nothing wrong with the Z3

maybe i'm biased though, the Z3M was the first bimmer i ever drove, and i loved it. fantastic car.
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everything modded correctly can look good...

you posted the crappiest pic of an e36 compact...here are some better..

(sorry for the huge pics.. all I could find were mini or GIANT...)


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To some extent, I agree. But e46 compact just doesn't look like it can be modded to look good..
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To some extent, I agree. But e46 compact just doesn't look like it can be modded to look good..
honestly, if an e46 compact got the coupe front end, headlights, hood, bumper, fenders, and all, i think it could look good, but i have yet to see an example of that. the main detractor on the e46 compact is the headlights.
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