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Classic 10 40.00%
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:40 AM   #1
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BMW Design

What do you like more?


The classic BMW design cues: softer more elegant lines





Or the new ones: sharper more agresive lines


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Old 02-04-2004, 12:31 PM   #2
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No question, I prefer classic hands down. I don't like the new styling at all.
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Old 02-04-2004, 12:37 PM   #3
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Re: BMW Design

I like the classic design...but I do love the Z4...cant wait til the wedge a M3 or M5 engine in there!
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Old 02-04-2004, 01:36 PM   #4
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Re: Re: BMW Design

I'm a bigger fan of the older stuff though i have to say i like the Z4's 'flame surfacing' styling.
The new 7 is challenging and not as easy on the eye as the old one, though on big wheels it does look good imo.
The new 5 is a mess, the X3's strange angles make it look like a concept car and not a finished article; the (new) 6 also looks clumsy though i'll have to see the X3 and 6 in the flesh before i make up my mind definitively.

All in all i prefer the older stuff but hey, design moves on. I didnt like the E46 when it came out and now i do, so i may change my mind about the new stuff. Im sure many will.
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Old 02-04-2004, 04:12 PM   #5
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Gotta say Classic. I love e30 M3s and all the E36s. Yep deffinataly love older 3 series.
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Old 02-04-2004, 04:17 PM   #6
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Re: Re: BMW Design

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I like the classic design...but I do love the Z4...cant wait til the wedge a M3 or M5 engine in there!
I pretty much totally agree with you. I new Z4 is gorgious ( I especially dig the back)
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Old 02-04-2004, 06:26 PM   #7
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Re: BMW Design

I like the new 7 Series, the Z4 and the 6 Series.


But the 5 Series looks like a Daewoo at the back and is generally ugly as sin and the 3 Series facelift made the E46 look goofy.
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Old 02-04-2004, 06:51 PM   #8
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I like the new 7 Series, the Z4 and the 6 Series.


But the 5 Series looks like a Daewoo at the back and is generally ugly as sin and the 3 Series facelift made the E46 look goofy.
Agree with the above statement regarding the 3-series facelift (only the saloon though). And actually, the E-class has also lost some of its identity. If you've seen one in that gross cream exterior on standard wheels it looks like Korean crap.

Coming to think of it, i dont think the new BMW designs are particularly more aggressive than the old ones.

* Pre-facelift, the E46 3-series, head on is a very aggressive design. As is the E36, for that matter

* The new 5 may look aggressive from some angles, but so did the old one, and that one wasnt weird

* The revised X5 looks a little goofier and as a result less aggressive

* The X3 doesnt look aggressive at all, especially next to the original X5.

* The new 6 and 7 do admittedly look aggressive, but only because they're so challenging and weird to look at.

Before you think to yourself "this guy's going in circles", look at it this way: the original 6-series was aggressive and elegant at the same time, a truly great design. Some of the new ones may well be aggressive but you'd have to be employed by BMW (or be partially sighted) to call them elegant. Much has been lost. Old styling wins.
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Old 02-04-2004, 11:10 PM   #9
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Re: BMW Design

i don't think the new designs are ugly, just not fitting, for lack of a better word i can't think of at the moment. i prefer the old styling no question. and if memory serves correct, the designer who's behind this new direction bmw has taken was fired. please correct me if i'm wrong but i vaguely recall reading that somewhere.

as for the new 5 series, the front end reminds me too much of a pontiac grand prix. those tail lights? can someone say WRX??

in conclusion. old > new.
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and if memory serves correct, the designer who's behind this new direction bmw has taken was fired. please correct me if i'm wrong but i vaguely recall reading that somewhere.
Bangle hasnt been fired. There are online petitions going around saying he should be though

BMW wouldnt fire him as it would be an admission of having messed up... now when do companies ever do that?
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Re: BMW Design

i think the new designs look a lot better. personally i think the new design is smoother looking and i like the smoother look. once people get aquinted with the new designs, i think that more people will like them.
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Old 02-05-2004, 02:17 PM   #12
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as further examples of current and future BMW styling here are some spy pictures of the upcoming 1 series

pictures curtesy of autoweek

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http://autoweek.com/cat_content.mv?p..._code=06463267



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Re: BMW Design

that looks okay, but it still a station wagon. the coolest station wagon, okay, sports wagon is the m coupe. that thing looks cool i think.
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Re: Re: BMW Design

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as for the new 5 series, the front end reminds me too much of a pontiac grand prix.
That was what I thought when I first saw the new 5 series. I thought I was just full of crap, but now I feel a little better . But really, cars design can only go so many ways....their all begining to share similarities in a more simple aspect of design.
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Re: Re: Re: BMW Design

The February issue of TG magazine has some pics of the 1-series and sketches of the 4-series. Tech specs are very interesting, especially for the 4-series. The styling of the 4 is along the lines of the new beemers, but is one of the better ones imo.
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