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Old 08-11-11, 03:45 PM   #1
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Considering that the BMW's new 3 series is right around the corner, we should expect the 3IS sometime in the next 2 years (my guess). As much as the 2IS was an improvement over the 1IS, there's always room for improvement and the list below are some of the things that I'd like to see.

1. sportier styling/more masculine styling as the 2IS has been accused on many occassions as being a check car (no offense)
2. offer a double clutch option
3. offer a true sport option
4. bring back active headlights
5. make the car just a tad larger (for all of us that need a 4 door because of kids but love the sport car/sedan segment)
6. offer more interior color options, instead of black, tan, and grey. (take a page from BMW and Mercedes)
7. offer a better designed/looking steering wheel (it just doesn't look sporty)

Super wish list...
1. incorporate a sequential turbo like the Supra TT had back in the days for a mid-life refresh and offer it as an "f sport" option
2. make the next gen is-f with a 4.3 v-8 turbo or 4.0 inline 6 twin turbo
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Old 08-11-11, 04:05 PM   #2
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How about bring back some more build quality this time... From dash rattles to crackling noises in the interior door handles — I seriously hope they really think this one out.
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Old 08-11-11, 04:08 PM   #3
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Same engines as you guys.
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Old 08-11-11, 04:11 PM   #4
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Needs more coats of paint, the paint sucks on the IS
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Old 08-11-11, 04:16 PM   #5
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more mpg? lol
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Old 08-11-11, 04:22 PM   #6
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Put the 5.0 liter v8 in a coupe! Also wouldn't mind weaker security on the ecu.
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Old 08-11-11, 04:33 PM   #7
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- 15-20 more hp
- Coupe
- Manual option on 350 (370?)
- Adjustable suspension modes
- Automatic NAV updates
- True paddle-shifters
- Fold down rear seat

That'll do for now...
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Old 08-11-11, 04:36 PM   #8
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blow every other brand out of the water by offering a real band equalizer and rca outputs for easy aftermarket audio installation!!
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Manual transmission for the 350 & F
F motor in the vert.
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1) Better build quality on the trim - windshield molding, but mostly dash. A Lexus can't have a dash with clips, let alone plastic clips that rub and rattle on the windshield incessantly

2) Better steering feel and response - the steering is too vague, needs to be sharper and tighter.

3) Same goes for brakes - I'm sure it has to do with the brake-by-wire system, but brakes are just a bit mushy and vague as well.

4) Better design for the rear - I'm sure it's a trade-off for luggage capacity and rear space, but the rear of the car is too chunky and tall.

Otherwise, I really have few complaints about the 2IS or things I would want to see on the 3IS aside from the obvious that I'm sure will be included (more HP, quicker acceleration, better fuel efficiency).
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Back seats that go down.
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a nice coupe for sure
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Not sure if they would introduce a new IS-C, but I kind of want the 3IS-C to look not too different from the regular-3IS. That way you could blend in with other IS's and then BAM pop that top off XD.

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