Sign out
Bimmerpost
Login
BMW E39 5-Series Forum | 5Post.com
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read  
Go Back   BMW E39 5-Series Forum | 5Post.com > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-28-2020, 03:04 PM   #23
AlexFL
Lieutenant Colonel
2043
Rep
1,725
Posts

 
Drives: BMW X3MC, Audi RS7 (pre-ord.)
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: South Florida

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mingwan View Post
Really? I canít wait till we have a gear for every 10mph increment.
Yes, the acceleration will suffer for sure.
https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a3...n-photos-info/
Appreciate 0
      05-28-2020, 03:48 PM   #24
Red Bread
Major General
United_States
3561
Rep
8,527
Posts

 
Drives: Smog machines
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dallas, TX

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
194", gtfo with your huge car. Wasn't expecting it to be smaller than the competition, but this is absurdly large. Like Cadillac always playing the too big game.
Appreciate 0
      05-28-2020, 03:48 PM   #25
ScottSinger
Brigadier General
1835
Rep
4,735
Posts

 
Drives: M235i 6spd
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Mid-Atlantic

iTrader: (0)

I thought this looks very good, canít wait to chk it out at dealer
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      05-28-2020, 03:55 PM   #26
stevenc
Coming Soon
United_States
158
Rep
948
Posts

 
Drives: 2015 BMW M4 Alphine White MT
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Houston, TX

iTrader: (0)

Yeah that gray looks particularly good
Appreciate 0
      05-28-2020, 04:09 PM   #27
IllSic_Design
Lieutenant Colonel
IllSic_Design's Avatar
United_States
1008
Rep
1,775
Posts

 
Drives: 09 E92 335i
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Northern California

iTrader: (1)

FWD why?
Appreciate 1
Germanauto4495.50

      05-28-2020, 04:16 PM   #28
am3r1ka
First Lieutenant
am3r1ka's Avatar
United_States
697
Rep
385
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 335d
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Atlanta

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 E90  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by IllSic_Design View Post
FWD why?
Video saying that the base model would be FWD and the Type S Model would be AWD.



Interesting also they specifically named called A7 and Panamera for dimension comparison. A little bit out of their league.
__________________
Retired: 2011 328i
Appreciate 0
      05-28-2020, 04:36 PM   #29
heavyD^2
Major
heavyD^2's Avatar
Canada
1255
Rep
1,309
Posts

 
Drives: X3M Competition
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexFL View Post
Yes, the acceleration will suffer for sure.
https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a3...n-photos-info/
So according to this article about 350 hp for the V6. That's not bad but it won't be a match for the B58 in the M340i.

Quote:
Originally Posted by IllSic_Design View Post
FWD why?
Because Honda.

Last edited by heavyD^2; 05-28-2020 at 04:42 PM..
Appreciate 1
AlexFL2043.00

      05-28-2020, 04:52 PM   #30
Humdizzle
Major
1339
Rep
1,308
Posts

 
Drives: 2010 ferrari 458
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Missouri

iTrader: (0)

yeah they need to ditch the fwd. I guess it helps keep costs down by making it optional though. and most buyers who just want to step up from their accord and stay with honda won't mind.

the more I read about it the more it seems this is gonna be like a 540i / A6 competitor for a good chunk less money. its about the same size and power. They probably feel their buyers would rather have more space inside than performance (if you're comparing to an M340).
__________________

2010 Ferrari 458
2015 Silverstone F80 6MT
2009 Honda Civic
Previous: E36 M3 | E46 M3 | R35 GTR | FR-S | F30 335i
Appreciate 0
      05-28-2020, 05:57 PM   #31
Smooth 330i
Lieutenant Colonel
Smooth 330i's Avatar
459
Rep
1,783
Posts

 
Drives: 330i
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: PA

iTrader: (9)

weak
__________________

TC Kline D/A | Dinan | Quaife | Evolve | Stoptech BBK | M3 Bits | Turner | Braile | Supersprint | Recaro | BMW Perf | Macht Schnell | APEX | Ground Control |
Appreciate 0
      05-28-2020, 06:50 PM   #32
Germanauto
Brigadier General
Germanauto's Avatar
United_States
4496
Rep
3,559
Posts

 
Drives: BMW, Lexus
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: NW, SoCal

iTrader: (0)

Nice effort overall. Interior design is trying way too hard. I dislike not having an actual shifter. Acura still can't get their front end treatment right, this trapezoid looks awkward.

They've done a lot of marketing about how this is a new chassis and how the car will be sporty, but if they were truly serious they would have gone to a RWD-biased layout. Yes the Audi A4 is on a FWD architecture, it's not like RWD is necessary for success, but Audi doesn't market it like it's some sports car.

Regardless this is the best Acura effort in a sedan since the TL.
__________________
Make BMW Great Again

Last edited by Germanauto; 05-28-2020 at 06:57 PM..
Appreciate 0
      05-28-2020, 06:51 PM   #33
Germanauto
Brigadier General
Germanauto's Avatar
United_States
4496
Rep
3,559
Posts

 
Drives: BMW, Lexus
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: NW, SoCal

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by IllSic_Design View Post
FWD why?
Because Honda has no clue how to.

They did it in the S2000 and NSX, but otherwise I don't think they've ever done it, at least in modern times.
__________________
Make BMW Great Again
Appreciate 0
      05-28-2020, 07:44 PM   #34
SoCal_NSX
Captain
SoCal_NSX's Avatar
1313
Rep
902
Posts

 
Drives: NSX/428/is250/Explorer
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Temecula, Ca

iTrader: (1)

bout time they got their heads out of their ass and started making cars that actually look good...they made the ugliest cars in the biz the last few years after being such a. great looking brand in the 90's

although, they really should have tried to keep the front end looks much closer to the prototype ....I'd be all over it if it looked like this

Last edited by SoCal_NSX; 05-28-2020 at 07:53 PM..
Appreciate 1
      05-28-2020, 08:34 PM   #35
spool twice
Rainbow Racer
spool twice's Avatar
United_States
450
Rep
1,801
Posts

 
Drives: BMW M4cs
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Tampa Bay, FL Area

iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2019 M4cs  [0.00]
75.2" wide, this thing is going to look dramatic in person.

It's wider than the F8x M4, current Camaro, current Mustang, current G-series 5, A7...

Its going to be visually substantial

Last edited by spool twice; 05-29-2020 at 01:41 PM..
Appreciate 4
      05-28-2020, 09:56 PM   #36
Dog Face Pony Soldier
2006 TIME Person Of The Year
Dog Face Pony Soldier's Avatar
United_States
8207
Rep
5,984
Posts

 
Drives: M Sport 335i
Join Date: May 2013
Location: North Jersey

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 335i  [4.87]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Germanauto View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by IllSic_Design View Post
FWD why?
Because Honda has no clue how to.

They did it in the S2000 and NSX, but otherwise I don't think they've ever done it, at least in modern times.
I don't think it's lack of ability, rather a lack of will. I perceive Honda as being too sensible to invest in a RWD platform that too many consumers would incorrectly perceive as a liability instead of an asset. Instead, long ago they put their chips on building a performance AWD system. There apparently pretty good at it... not that I have any experience driving any SH-AWD except a first gen version decades ago.
__________________
Appreciate 2
Germanauto4495.50
David70904.50

      05-28-2020, 11:33 PM   #37
Germanauto
Brigadier General
Germanauto's Avatar
United_States
4496
Rep
3,559
Posts

 
Drives: BMW, Lexus
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: NW, SoCal

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dog Face Pony Soldier View Post
I don't think it's lack of ability, rather a lack of will. I perceive Honda as being too sensible to invest in a RWD platform that too many consumers would incorrectly perceive as a liability instead of an asset. Instead, long ago they put their chips on building a performance AWD system. There apparently pretty good at it... not that I have any experience driving any SH-AWD except a first gen version decades ago.
True. Plus most consumers don't care so as long as they market their FWD sedan as being "sporty" and it looks/feels the part that's all it takes to generate sales.
__________________
Make BMW Great Again
Appreciate 1
      05-29-2020, 12:11 AM   #38
Dog Face Pony Soldier
2006 TIME Person Of The Year
Dog Face Pony Soldier's Avatar
United_States
8207
Rep
5,984
Posts

 
Drives: M Sport 335i
Join Date: May 2013
Location: North Jersey

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 335i  [4.87]
I predict a loaded out TLX TypeS will sticker at the price of a base 330i. If this was the case, what would you pick?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      05-29-2020, 10:09 AM   #39
jstein55
Colonel
jstein55's Avatar
United_States
4340
Rep
2,764
Posts

 
Drives: Mercedes-Benz/BMW
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Baltimore, MD

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Looks nice, finally the Acura faithful have something to actually enjoy from the brand.
__________________
Current Garage
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 / 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 53 / 2005 BMW X3 3.0i

Gone But Not Forgotten
E36 325i 5MT / E46 330i 6MT / E90 335xi / G30 540i / 982 Boxster S 6MT / F87 M2C 6MT
Appreciate 0
      05-29-2020, 02:15 PM   #40
SoCal_NSX
Captain
SoCal_NSX's Avatar
1313
Rep
902
Posts

 
Drives: NSX/428/is250/Explorer
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Temecula, Ca

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dog Face Pony Soldier View Post
I predict a loaded out TLX TypeS will sticker at the price of a base 330i. If this was the case, what would you pick?
Type S all day...... The new 3 series is fugly, especially a base model
Appreciate 0
      05-29-2020, 10:18 PM   #41
autoart
Lieutenant Colonel
211
Rep
1,921
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 335i e90 M
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: socal

iTrader: (8)

I went to a launch event for the 1st tlx, they really tried to hype it up. When we drove it you could tell it wasn't sporty at all. what a letdown. This one looks way better.
I thought it was kinda funny when they said the body is 50% stiffer. Either the old one was really flexible or this one is stiff.
To me, I see a cross between a Mazda 6- Alpha Romero and a Camaro.
Appreciate 0
      05-29-2020, 10:30 PM   #42
AlexFL
Lieutenant Colonel
2043
Rep
1,725
Posts

 
Drives: BMW X3MC, Audi RS7 (pre-ord.)
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: South Florida

iTrader: (0)

Seriously, taking aside the German competition, why would anyone buy this over a Genesis G70/G80? Makes no damn sense.
Appreciate 0
      05-29-2020, 10:35 PM   #43
Burrcold
Major
Canada
1271
Rep
1,442
Posts

 
Drives: 2020 BMW M340i xDrive
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Toronto, Canada

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexFL View Post
Seriously, taking aside the German competition, why would anyone buy this over a Genesis G70/G80? Makes no damn sense.
Because there's a lot of fans of Acura that have been forced to move away from the brand for many years now. If this a return to form, there are plenty of reasons why people would buy this over the G70 or G80 (you can ask the same question to BMW G20 owners really...).
__________________
2020 BMW M340i xDrive
2019 Audi S5 Sportback - RIP
2019 Audi S4 - Sold
2018 Audi S5 Coupe - Sold
2018 Lexus IS350 F Sport - Sold
Appreciate 0
      05-31-2020, 04:21 AM   #44
eluded
2JZ-GTE
eluded's Avatar
Bulgaria
2171
Rep
3,045
Posts

 
Drives: 340 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Sofia

iTrader: (0)

Nothing great, maybe it's a move in the right direction except everything should be electric. #fail.
Appreciate 0
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 10:44 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