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Old 08-17-2004, 03:28 AM   #1
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What does everybody think of BMW's new styling cues? (Z4, X3, 5-Series, etc.)

The new designs look terrible to me. The previous 5-Series was one hell of a good looker, same with the Z8 and Z3. The new cars keep getting uglier though.
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Old 08-17-2004, 04:09 AM   #2
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i only like the new M3. thats it. every other new BMW looks plain ugly to me. i really enjoyed the previous models.
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Old 08-17-2004, 04:11 AM   #3
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i only like the new M3. thats it. every other new BMW looks plain ugly to me. i really enjoyed the previous models.

whats the new M3 supposed to even look like? i cant say ive seen it...

and im in agreeance with the new designs being sh*t. they are sh*t.
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Old 08-17-2004, 07:15 AM   #4
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ugly. 7-series is still lookin ugly to me. X3-bleh.
Z4 =blah

I can say i like the new 5er but if i ever bought one i'd take headlights from another car and fit them in because the headlights on that thing are uglier than the latest S-class mercedes'. The new M5 is going to almost make the ugliness of the headlights seem irrelevant, but still, i say almost


Oh and Bangle was just promoted to Chief of Design for the company, meaning motorcycles, cars, etc...
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Old 08-17-2004, 07:54 AM   #5
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Personally, I haven't been a fan of BMWs. I know they're good cars, but their styling is too...non-unique.

That grille? I hate it!!! And the grille being BMW's signature mark...I think it hinders their creativity with styling or something. In the end, I think all their cars look the same!!! Almost.
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Old 08-17-2004, 04:00 PM   #6
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whats the new M3 supposed to even look like? i cant say ive seen it...

and im in agreeance with the new designs being sh*t. they are sh*t.

that's the new M3. sorry about the scribbles...i just thought it made the car look less like a dead giraffe humping a rhino.
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i meant the 2004 M3 model.... not that curvey cat like gay one posted above.
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Old 08-17-2004, 05:44 PM   #8
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yeah thats a poor excuse for an M3 EF...this is what i'm talkin about...

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yeah thats a poor excuse for an M3 EF...this is what i'm talkin about...



thats the one,
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on that "new m3", the grille continuing up onto the hood, F- material
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I love the Z4. Very tradtional sports car proportions (long nose, short tail, with the driving compartment pushd back against the rear wheels), with some modern forms. I especially like the line runing from either edge of the grille back over the fenders dipping down at the doors, then kicking back up over the rear wheels. Much like the basic lines of the Austin Healy 3000. I like it better than the overly soft Z3.

The 6 is rather generic coupe, but better executed than the 7, though the 7 has some good road presence. The new M5 looks rather good. The old M5 is the only version of that body I liked. The basic 5 series looked way too bland. The new one doesn't look bland, and has an agressive "face" when coming up behind you. I also like how the 5 has an integrated rear spoiler line in the trunk lid. The 7 and 6 are supposed to have that feel, but it's not as successful, even though it works aerodynamically.

The new 3 series is going to have fewer body lines that any prior 3 series. The only thing I don't like about the upcoming 3 is the taillights. I can see where they were going with the side bodyline over the taillight tops and around the back, but the dip down toward the licence plate recess is too Korean. THey could ahve kept an evolution of the old taillights and it would have flowed with the new bodywork.

A lot of people blame Bangle for ruining the BMWs, but he has been in charge of BMW design since 1992... it was BMW management that wanted the cars to becomre wildly different than the conservative style they had become.
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A lot of people blame Bangle for ruining the BMWs, but he has been in charge of BMW design since 1992... it was BMW management that wanted the cars to becomre wildly different than the conservative style they had become.

good point
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What does everybody think of BMW's new styling cues? (Z4, X3, 5-Series, etc.)

The new designs look terrible to me. The previous 5-Series was one hell of a good looker, same with the Z8 and Z3. The new cars keep getting uglier though.

I just shield my eryes from the rest and like to look at the M3 and M5.
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if it wasnt for the small mini grill and the stupid rectangular thing on the fender.. it wouldnt look so bad...

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I'm with most others on this one...I hate what Bangle done to the 7-Series and I'm not too keen on the 5-Series either...(looks too similar to the 7 to me)...I also cant stand the new 1-Series either, it's really just a 3-Series compact isn't it?

Oh, and have you all seen the next 3-Series, It's not looking much like the next M3 that Enron showed ud though....it looks far, far worse than tha

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