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      03-25-2020, 06:05 PM   #683
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The thing is, a large grill, or large grilles, can look great on a car. Take the new Jag F-type, for example. See below. Gorgeous.
The issue with the BMW design in question is not the unsightly grille, per se - it's the whole front end which doesn't work, period. A poor design overall, imo.
I prefer the previous F-Type. It looks far more like a sports car and has a sportier aesthetic than the new model. Which looks like a sedan for the purpose of being uniform with the rest of the brand.
You won't get this with THE 4.
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      03-25-2020, 08:40 PM   #684
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I prefer the previous F-Type. It looks far more like a sports car and has a sportier aesthetic than the new model. Which looks like a sedan for the purpose of being uniform with the rest of the brand.
You won't get this with THE 4.
We are calling it THE 4 now?
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      03-26-2020, 02:31 AM   #685
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The thing is, a large grill, or large grilles, can look great on a car. Take the new Jag F-type, for example. See below. Gorgeous.
The issue with the BMW design in question is not the unsightly grille, per se - it's the whole front end which doesn't work, period. A poor design overall, imo.
I prefer the previous F-Type. It looks far more like a sports car and has a sportier aesthetic than the new model. Which looks like a sedan for the purpose of being uniform with the rest of the brand.
You won't get this with THE 4.
More's the pity they haven't adopted Jag's approach.
If BMW had a sensibly sized grille/grilles which were proportionate, discrete and uniform across models, we probably wouldn't be in this disappointing design phase.
I've had five BMWs in a row but will be holding back from any new purchase until they've rediscovered their design prowess - which hopefully will only be one series away?
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      03-26-2020, 12:11 PM   #686
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So more than half the country in one of BMW's biggest markets requires a front plate.. any idea how many European countries? Seems like these designs that don't account for it are alienating the majority.
Eh, they require a front plate in IL, and as you can tell from my sig I dont use them
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Eh, they require a front plate in IL, and as you can tell from my sig I dont use them
Plenty of enthusiasts ignore the law sure, but the vast majority of the population use a plate where it's required.
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We are calling it THE 4 now?
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If it looks like something on this render, than I think I could like it...:


No... Just, no...
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In your face.
Just a smidge. Lol
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I prefer the previous F-Type. It looks far more like a sports car and has a sportier aesthetic than the new model. Which looks like a sedan for the purpose of being uniform with the rest of the brand.
You won't get this with THE 4.
Regardless of your aggressive marketing, ANY individual that sees such amount of controversy, must admit -even to himself- that this is a failure. When hundreds in a forum are displeased with the new look, you MUST know that something is wrong.
If I will be a designer, and I will read these comments or “it will grow on me” I will admit at least in my inner soul that I am a very mediocre designer and that I have failed.
You can call it, the new Mesiah, the new design language, the new stance, or the new bold... in fact is just CRAP
I have never see a more ridiculous, wacky and goofy look in a vehicle ever. And is a BMW! Or is it?

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I think the difference between BMW and all other manufacturers is that BMW's use of a grille is also a brand identifier - almost like a logo where as every other brand, a grille is just a grille. Even if you were to take the kidney grille design you thought was best, while not terrible, BMWs front ends are never really cohesive vs "generic grilles".
Very good point, I always wondered if they could just use the BMW logo as the brand, phase out the need for kidney all together.. or perhaps merge the kidney and circular logo int one brand image where the loss of need for a grille with electrification would allow flexibility.. even asymmetry which can be attractive.
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I prefer the previous F-Type. It looks far more like a sports car and has a sportier aesthetic than the new model. Which looks like a sedan for the purpose of being uniform with the rest of the brand.
You won't get this with THE 4.
Hi Scott, would you know the official release date for promotional photos or the car itself in production form ?
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Hi Scott, would you know the official release date for promotional photos or the car itself in production form ?
I don't think you are going to get a direct answer to your question any time soon. Hopefully, I will be proven wrong.
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Hi Scott, would you know the official release date for promotional photos or the car itself in production form ?
Still locked in for June. But with the current uncertainty?
This could still be postponed.
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      03-29-2020, 07:55 PM   #699
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Still locked in for June. But with the current uncertainty?
This could still be postponed.
I guess we will just have to live with the leaked photos for awhile.
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Still locked in for June. But with the current uncertainty?
This could still be postponed.
Hypothetically, does "locked in for June" also include live on the website and taking individual orders using the build your own stuff? Assuming it doesn't get postponed.
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This is what I see (roughly). I think it's pretty damn horrible, but maybe I'm just seeing it wrong and it will turn out just fine. It's even scarier when you imagine the front grille being negatively angled.
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This is what I see (roughly). I think it's pretty damn horrible, but maybe I'm just seeing it wrong and it will turn out just fine. It's even scarier when you imagine the front grille being negatively angled.
Try seeing it without the chrome grille surround.
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This is what I see (roughly). I think it's pretty damn horrible, but maybe I'm just seeing it wrong and it will turn out just fine. It's even scarier when you imagine the front grille being negatively angled.
That is a complete minger. Who is going to buy this, honestly?! :
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I have waited it for a very long time. I can say that I won't buy this generation of 4-series, get something instead. The front grill has destroyed the whole car's design.
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