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      01-21-2017, 11:16 PM   #199
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Thank goodness! The designs lately has been so boring, all the cars look the same. It's just small, medium, large
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      01-22-2017, 02:25 AM   #200
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Cool BMW M2 2002 Hommage

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      01-22-2017, 02:31 AM   #201
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      01-22-2017, 08:12 AM   #202
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I hope this is a good sign
I was always a huge fan of BMW (I've owned 5 in the past 7 years)
But there is almost nothing they make now that excites me (except maybe the M2)
They are all meh type designs
Yeah they look good, but they are in no way pushing the design envelope in anyway
It seems with BMW design it's either extreme (bangle butt, GT models) or bland designs.

I really think they've lost the plot to this ultimate driving machine moto
Now it's become a pissing contest about total sales with audi and MB
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      01-22-2017, 09:15 AM   #203
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I'm glad he's moving on since it seems like BMW is going back to the same sausage different length design theme.

And personally, I think the 2002/M2 Hommage looks awful reminds me of this:
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      01-23-2017, 01:47 AM   #204
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Lame builds? Wasn't he in charge of the M2?
And the m2 is terrible looking
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      01-23-2017, 04:54 AM   #205
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i'm not thrilled about the mustaches these cars have now... hopefully they get someone good in there. i think ralph gilles actually did a lot of good things for dodge.... maybe they can scoop him up.
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BMW SX Concept

The sexiest BMW concept I've ever seen!!!
If I put on my design evaluators hat for marketing purpose.
I must ask what makes it a BMW?
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      01-23-2017, 10:56 AM   #207
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BMW SX Concept

The sexiest BMW concept I've ever seen!!!
If I put on my design evaluators hat for marketing purpose.
I must ask what makes it a BMW?
Unfortunately it seems to be a bunch of details-

Kidney grilles (which get bigger by the generation)
Hofmeister kink
Double headlights (even if the inner one doesn't do anything)
A "shark" or aggressive nose

They're now trying make out the the L shaped rear lights are now part of that, even if they look rubbish on certain cars, like the LCI 1 series.

Much as I'm fond of these signature design features, they hardly make a coherent design language anymore.

Jaguar, Mercedes, Land Rover/Range Rover all seem to have a more coherent family design language at the moment to my eyes. By that I mean stance, proportions, silhouettes, more than small design features.
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as long as they stop Matrioshka doll car design Im happy.
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      01-24-2017, 12:26 PM   #209
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Wink Other cool BMW concepts.

Other cool BMW concepts.

This is the direction I like to see BMW go in; Modern Retro Classic, Ultra Sleek Modern but still BMW. Functionality with sex appeal.

And for the Ms total badass with optional M xDrive!
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      02-10-2017, 10:30 PM   #210
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And the m2 is terrible looking
Yet that is BMW's best selling Non-SUV in 2016.
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      02-11-2017, 10:04 PM   #211
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Other cool BMW concepts.

This is the direction I like to see BMW go in; Modern Retro Classic, Ultra Sleek Modern but still BMW. Functionality with sex appeal.

And for the Ms total badass with optional M xDrive!
Absolutely hideous. Every single example. That from someone who has bought BMWs since 1971.
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      02-16-2017, 08:47 AM   #212
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The future is now!

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Other cool BMW concepts.

This is the direction I like to see BMW go in; Modern Retro Classic, Ultra Sleek Modern but still BMW. Functionality with sex appeal.

And for the Ms total badass with optional M xDrive!
Absolutely hideous. Every single example. That from someone who has bought BMWs since 1971.
That's good, you're not gonna be around much longer old fart and it is NOW time for the next generation to grab it by the reins "balls" and make shit bad ass!

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      02-16-2017, 12:48 PM   #213
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He is traitor !
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      03-14-2017, 10:40 AM   #214
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Updated 3/17/17:

Via Autonews: TOKYO -- Infiniti, Nissan Motor's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the brand's new chief designer, effective July 1.

Habib will replace Alfonso Albaisa, who will be promoted to lead Nissan's global design. Habib will report to Albaisa.

Habib, a Lebanese-Canadian, studied engineering in Canada's McGill University before attending the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California prior to joining BMW as an interior designer. In 2012, he was promoted to head of design at the brand.

The executive will be based in Nissan's technical center in Atsugi, Japan, and lead Infiniti's design teams in Japan, Beijing, San Diego and London.
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Well that's a coup.

Peter Schreyer at kia and karim at Infiniti. Serious powerhouse that's building up of former German car superstars.
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      03-14-2017, 11:08 AM   #216
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Sad, but hopefully the new head of design will have BMW move away from their conservatism and create more exciting looking models...
Perhaps YOU should had applied for the BMW job. I really like your designs better.
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thread closed....

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      03-14-2017, 11:12 AM   #218
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Remember not everyone likes OVER THE TOP
OVER THE TOP is nice to look at once in a while but not everyone wants to drive it to the supermarket
I suspect Infiniti will now begin to have a more balanced design and sell more cars

BMW .. keep the design planted and keep the powerplants hummin'
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Was he responsible for the F30?
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      03-14-2017, 11:35 AM   #220
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At least he will be used to badges on the back that have no relevance to the engine anymore. Wish him the best...
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