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      10-11-2019, 03:09 PM   #221
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"BMW design boss defends radical styling direction"

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"BMW design boss defends radical styling direction"

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/n...ling-direction
It's always a bad sign when you have to defend your design. Design/style is very subjective and if people hate it, nothing you say will make a difference. Either BMW will backtrack on launch or you'll see an LCI that walks the design back just like the E65 LCI fixed the Bangle butt.
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      10-12-2019, 12:41 AM   #223
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[SIZE="3"]"BMW design boss defends radical styling direction"[/SIZE]

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[SIZE="3"]"BMW design boss defends radical styling direction"[/SIZE]

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It's always a bad sign when you have to defend your design. Design/style is very subjective and if people hate it, nothing you say will make a difference. Either BMW will backtrack on launch or you'll see an LCI that walks the design back just like the E65 LCI fixed the Bangle butt.
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I think his statements must be taken in context. I don't think he's defending. Rather, I think he's explaining the reasoning behind the decisiveness of the design and offering his perspective. The grilles are controversial, so people are going to be inquiring about the impetus for the design for the foreseeable future. Every interview(er) will undoubtedly ask, "Why?", along with the expected supplemental questions.
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      10-12-2019, 05:21 PM   #224
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Clever and gutsy guy. BMW is lucky to have him.
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      10-12-2019, 05:35 PM   #225
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Seems like BMW has to do too much defending today, 1st they have one guy defend the steering, then they have one guy yell about how everyone complains about the 3 series' loosing its sports credentials, and now they're defending the 4 series design. One would think they are clearly missing the mark if this is the third time they have to defend their choices within 1 year
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      10-13-2019, 03:45 AM   #226
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While I agree with your assessment that the hard top 'vert is too heavy and have no issues with BMW going to a soft top for practicality, I still think the e93 335i LCI is one of the best looking BMWs ever made, hard top and all. Simply timeless and still looks fresh on the road today. I just saw one again today and got a half-chubby. The tail lights, the stance, the proportions, the side profile, the dual exhaust pipes... I need to stop. I would go so far as to say it still looks better than the newer 4-series version it was replaced with.
My feelings exactly, E93 looks better than the F33 and also handles better and is more connected to the road.
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