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Rendered: 2010 BMW 3-Series Coupe Facelift

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Following in the footsteps of their Sedan sibling, the svelte 3-series Coupe and Convertible are also due for a mid-cycle facelift towards the end of the year or early next. Today we have a computer generated rendering for the updated Coupe, previewing the new two-door ahead of its expected unveiling at either December’s 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show or January’s 2010 Detroit Auto Show.

Like the facelifted Sedan, which was launched late last year, changes to the Coupe and Convertible should incorporate sportier styling, reworked head and tail-lamps, and possibly a wider track.

The interior will get a new look as well, with improved trim, a new center armrest and a second-generation iDrive system with four selector buttons for commonly used features such as the stereo. The iDrive system will also sport a new 8.8 inch LCD display and an optional 80 Gb hard drive music and navigation system.

Mechanical updates introduced in the facelifted Sedan, which should also make their way into the two-door models include a brake energy regeneration system, an autonomous engine stop-start function, electro-mechanical power steering and tires with reduced rolling resistance.

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  1. I don't see a difference?
     
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  2. Again, this stuff has been making the blog-rounds for months - Any fool w/ Photoshop can make a picture of something.
    Come back when it's no longer Etherware.
     
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  3. the head lights look much better than the curent model.Is the bonnet redesigned?
     
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  4. The head lights and the lower curtains, along with the front bumber changed.
     
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  5. IT is a rendering guys, this is a guess how it will look.
     
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  6. Errr... to all you Pontiac people... I hope you were not dumb enough to not see that it's covered with black tape.
    When these things start rolling on the streets you will be the ones drooling.
     
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  7. Hi Guy's,
    I think it is all a game! Lexus did it, so we can do it better! Who cares? Who was the auto manufacturer that claimed to build excitement? Where are they now? You cannot spend and build your way to fortune and fame. In the end the consumers want and need a diverse range of affordable autos that are fun, exciting, fuel efficient, multi passenger, and safe.
     
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