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    Bimmerboost 2011 LA Auto Show Coverage, disappointing showing by BMW

    BMW's showing at the 2011 LA Auto Show was frankly pretty disappointing. Right up front was the BMW ActiveE while the new F10 M5 was hidden in the back in a dark, poorly lit corner. What about the new F30 3 series? BMW did not even bother showing it. Instead the focus was all on the BMW 'i' brand with a whole room built around the the i3 and i8. There was no X5 or X6 M and BMW was pushing their electric nonsense even over their bread and butter 3 series which was just refreshed. Very disappointing that enthusiast models took a back seat especially when the competition such as Porsche and Mercedes were putting those models at the forefront.

    Here is what BMW was obsessed with, Goodbye to Gas Stations. How about showing off more M models and hello to gas stations because you are having so much fun driving? BMW honestly expects us to pay $499 a month to drive a car that will bore us to death? I vaguely remember this thing called the Ultimate Driving Machine...

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    The new X3 with an M-sport package, quite nice looking:

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    I hate to say it, but the E92 is starting to look dated:

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    For the new F10 M5 to make its North American debut tucked away in a poorly lit corner made me sick. Mercedes had a huge rotating podium for the C63 Black Series right up front. Porsche had a beautifully set up elevated rotating display for the Panamera GTS. BMW instead stuck the new M5 in back behind their room for the BMW 'i' models where it did not get the attention it obviously deserves. Maybe BMW is showing everyone that M truly has taken a backseat?

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    Here is what BMW focused on, the i3 and i8. I will readily admit these concepts looked great, especially the i8. Hopefully nothing is changed for production as the vehicles are incredibly striking. I got in trouble for sitting in the i3 when some German guy who was about as fun as a prostate exam ran up and beckoned for me to get out. I just smiled, snapped my last photos, and left. If they do not want people sitting in the cars they probably should not leave the doors wide open without any warning. For the record, every other manufacturer allowed people to sit in their open vehicles.

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    New 640i cab, great looking car:

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    Great looking F10 that was already seen at SEMA but here it is again:

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    E46 M3 cab on color matched rims that just do not fit the character of the M3:

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    Another car that was at SEMA, great looking 7. Much better on these rims than before:

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    The yellow twin supercharged E60 M5 most of you are already familiar with. What we noticed this time that we missed before were the color matched headlights which looked great:

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    Vossen rims looked great on this X5:

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    Goodbye gas stations? Good bye customers. Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    Goodbye gas stations? Good bye customers. Click here to enlarge
    Goodbye the BMW I knew and loved.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Goodbye the BMW I knew and loved.
    THIS. It really makes me sad.

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    lol @ the power dome on the electric car... wtf bmw???!!!

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    Those new electric pieces of $#@! make me wanna :puke: I hate the direction BMW is going, such a waste man, just everything seems to be going to $#@! in such a fast manner. So many bad decisions..................Click here to enlargefacepalmClick here to enlarge

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    The yellow e60 is sick, the i8 concept is cool looking....... everything is just blah

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    C63 amg FTMFW!

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    @Sticky That AW F10 is wearing the forgestar wheels I want to put on my 1M, only mine will be 19s. Did they look good in person?
    ​#Chuckstrong

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
    @Sticky That AW F10 is wearing the forgestar wheels I want to put on my 1M, only mine will be 19s. Did they look good in person?
    Yes just wasn't feeling the way that color played off the white.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Yes just wasn't feeling the way that color played off the white.
    What color are these? Gunmetal? I was thinking these in black for my VO 1M. Did they look concaved enough? I think the offsets will be different but at least it will give me an idea.
    ​#Chuckstrong

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
    What color are these? Gunmetal? I was thinking these in black for my VO 1M. Did they look concaved enough? I think the offsets will be different but at least it will give me an idea.
    They were more of a gunmetal/bronze. They looked slightly concave.

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    Chris's m5 was probably the best looking bmw there... can you recall any mention of "The Ultimate Driving Machine" anywhere at the BMW display?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
    Chris's m5 was probably the best looking bmw there... can you recall any mention of "The Ultimate Driving Machine" anywhere at the BMW display?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Did you actually look at the photos? Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge i only looked at the car lol... my bad. they need to step it up though!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
    Click here to enlarge i only looked at the car lol... my bad. they need to step it up though!
    They sure do... but it is what it is. You leasing that electric 1 series or what?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    They sure do... but it is what it is. You leasing that electric 1 series or what?
    nope. just want to see the BMW brand make more performance oriented vs. mpg efficient cars.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
    nope. just want to see the BMW brand make more performance oriented vs. mpg efficient cars.
    Damn, you don't want it even with its blistering 0-60 in 9 seconds?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Damn, you don't want it even with its blistering 0-60 in 9 seconds?
    9 seconds?! damn. i might have to reconsider then cause that is moving. wonder what its 60-130 times are.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
    9 seconds?! damn. i might have to reconsider then cause that is moving. wonder what its 60-130 times are.
    I'd be impressed if it could even hit 130 mph let alone do it in a timely fashion.

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    Says the speed is limited to 90 mph... lol. 100% BMW they say? 100% BS.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I'd be impressed if it could even hit 130 mph let alone do it in a timely fashion.
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    Says the speed is limited to 90 mph... lol. 100% BMW they say? 100% BS.
    LOOL top speed of 90mph... i guess they have to make it 20-90mph now just for the BMW now. awesome a bmw that doesnt go faster than 90mph is awesome!
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    The i3 and i8 looked interesting. If BMW keeps going in this direction, would everyone here switch companies?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Scorpion Click here to enlarge
    The i3 and i8 looked interesting. If BMW keeps going in this direction, would everyone here switch companies?
    If Mercedes keeps doing what they are doing then yes.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    If Mercedes keeps doing what they are doing then yes.
    You should get a SL 65.

    Maybe I'll go towards Japanese cars then.
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