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      03-05-2019, 03:55 PM   #1
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The critics were right and these particular BMWs didn't age well

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We were told we'll come around to like those designs.

Why BMW has such a hard time listening to their hard core fans, Purists?
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Some classic designs from BMW.
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Everything now is overdesigned, oversized grills, too many crease lines... keep it simple like in the old days.
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Everything now is overdesigned, oversized grills, too many crease lines... keep it simple like in the old days.
Love the lines of the old m3 , had two and own none of them now and Iím such a idiot for that.
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I'm thinking this right now with the kissy face M5. EWWW!
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It's all subjective for the most part. And it is amazing what some minor tweaks can do.
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It's all subjective for the most part. And it is amazing what some minor tweaks can do.
Yes, just an example the LCI E90 looks great. The mustache grills were awful.
Why not get it right the first time?
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Well the squared off lines tend to have a more aggressive masculine flair instead of bulbous non descript type design.
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The moniker that got my attention was "form follows function".
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Is that a 7 series in the second pic? Looks like a huge turd, terrible.

I think the Bangle 5's that were universally hated look great these days.
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The BMW e30, e38 and e39 was the height of BMW styling and design.

I think time will tell... but already the prices of these cars is going up every day.

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The BMW e30, e38 and e39 was the height of BMW styling and design.
Are you are kidding? The 328, 507, and E9 were the best!
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And it’s getting worse. I can already see us in 2030 looking back to today and cringing at the mega-grill styling of today.

I’m seeing all the pics from the first X7 deliveries and genuinely feel sorry. But at least the buyers seem genuinely thrilled with their purchases so my opinion doesn’t matter.
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Everything now is overdesigned, oversized grills, too many crease lines... keep it simple like in the old days.
Problem as I see it, when BMW do appear to keep design relatively simple we hear the cry, "too bland", "why don't BMW make something a bit different, not the same old designs".

BTW, how do BMW 'purists' see the design of something like the F10/F11? Not the size, but the form.

Personally having lived with a BMW E39 and the F11, I see the F11 being more the natural progression from an E39, than having the E60/E61 in between the generations.
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Problem as I see it, when BMW do appear to keep design relatively simple we hear the cry, "too bland", "why don't BMW make something a bit different, not the same old designs".

BTW, how do BMW 'purists' see the design of something like the F10/F11? Not the size, but the form.

Personally having lived with a BMW E39 and the F11, I see the F11 being more the natural progression from an E39, than having the E60/E61 in between the generations.
I think that's a handsome and classy looking car. Like the E39
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Problem as I see it, when BMW do appear to keep design relatively simple we hear the cry, "too bland", "why don't BMW make something a bit different, not the same old designs".

BTW, how do BMW 'purists' see the design of something like the F10/F11? Not the size, but the form.

Personally having lived with a BMW E39 and the F11, I see the F11 being more the natural progression from an E39, than having the E60/E61 in between the generations.
Totally agree donít know what they were thinking with the e60!
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I think that's a handsome and classy looking car. Like the E39
Must say I do like the stance and form of the F10/F11, not so sure about the G30/G31. I suppose it is growing on me and may be my next model, but when we see an E39... the latest design language does appear too fussy and dis-jointed.
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Some models definitely age better than others, thatís for sure.
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E65 7ís are fugly, though a LCI Alpina is somewhat decent looking.

As far as the grill debate:
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The E90 has aged tremendously well.

And the LCI E65 is one of the most handsome executive sedans ever built. The two generations of 7ers since have been unable to match its impact on the segment.

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That's the perfect angle to not see this cars flaws :P
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