This is probably going to be the first time the kidney grills will be bisected on the horizontal with a license plate front bar. Man that's going to look like ass.
It's almost as if Adrian's been there too long and has looked at too many BMW's over the years. I think the man needs a break.
Last edited by MrRoboto; 09-11-2019 at 01:49 PM.
Bigger Grill = Bigger Money!!
I mostly only care about interior design in cars, but I have no issues with this. Might as well make it stand out and differentiate it from the lease spec 3ers. Make it look special even if a bit controversial. This is truly what BMW needs to do since they hit a point in their portfolio where they had too many independent models that lacked differentiation from each other. It's either give a product line a reason for existing, or get rid of it.
Well, they responded with their spindle grill and their new design language (Nike swooshes everywhere) around 2014 and sales went up for a while. I would argue recently sales have reduced in the last couple of years because of the things I previously mentioned. Also, Tesla is stealing all kinds of luxury sales from everyone, BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Lexus, etc.
And really, this is where car styling is going, almost all car makers are going with large in your face grills. Lexus - huge grills, Mercedes - huge grills, Audi - huge grills, Toyota - huge grills, Mazda - huge grills, Hyundai - huge grills, and now BMW.
And don't get me started on the kink...
I suppose I'll have to see it, but wow. That's terrible. All I see from behind the B pillar is the current mustang. The e92 isn't the prettiest 3 series coupe, but not in the same league as this.
Ultimately though, this confirms my interest in moving to a c7 or porsche sports car after the e92. I'm sure the 4 series cars will drive well, but man do they have the potential to be heinous. And for the record, I still think the bangle 5 series and 7 series look terrible.
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Yikes. You're going to really have to want an M3 with that grille on the front.
I just don't know what they were thinking.
It's a shame, because the 3 series is a really good looking car. And the top version is going to be ruined by German gaudiness.
I mean, what is it going to look like with license plates on the front???? Even a Euro plate is going to be horrific on this thing.