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      06-16-2019, 03:45 AM   #45
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I just don't get this decision from BMW at all.

They put the bigger grills on the concept 3.0CSL and the world flames it. Forums laughed and posted renders showing how amazing that car looked with 'normal' kidneys.

So the feedback was there.

BMW however pressed on and here we are!

Obviously the board are convinced they can still capture market share...even with a slight handicap in the product.

Good luck. I can't see me buying one of the huge grill models. Some designs shock initially until acceptance.

Not this one, 100% no thanks.
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I'm surprised the BMW emblem on the hood is not the size of a dinner plate as well now.
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      06-16-2019, 08:40 AM   #47
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Previous thoughts that whoever is Head of Design for BMW should be sacked from signing off approval of these oversized, upside down, planted-on (ie. Mr Potato Headís Moustache) grilles that are destroying the quality of BMW design.

We understand the China/Asian and American markets are important, but not to the detriment of the brand. The idea is these same markets are looking and wanting to buy quality European design and that means not replicating the same inferior cheap looking designs coming out of these regions.

Itís time to start considering creating sculptural front ends, others are, and leave rear wheel drive alone that will bring pride back or BMW will go down the path of a lot of other brands which will have to merge with other inferior car companies to a point it becomes diluted and non-existent into the near future.
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Oh, I don't know... a quick & dirty photoshop with some slats between the X7 headlights matching the lower grille like the old school BMWs + the e30 grill and it doesn't look too bad at all

[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...92ab3d98_b.jpg[/img]

Integrate it properly and it'd probably look good!

Should have done the video with a G20 vs e30 grille though, would have made more sense?!
On a tall, wide suv, that grill makes it look like hitler. Probably not a look they want.
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drastic difference, great post
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Oh, I don't know... a quick & dirty photoshop with some slats between the X7 headlights matching the lower grille like the old school BMWs + the e30 grill and it doesn't look too bad at all

[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...92ab3d98_b.jpg[/img]

Integrate it properly and it'd probably look good!

Should have done the video with a G20 vs e30 grille though, would have made more sense?!
On a tall, wide suv, that grill makes it look like hitler. Probably not a look they want.
Looks like a VW Touareg.
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Oh, I don't know... a quick & dirty photoshop with some slats between the X7 headlights matching the lower grille like the old school BMWs + the e30 grill and it doesn't look too bad at all



Integrate it properly and it'd probably look good!

Should have done the video with a G20 vs e30 grille though, would have made more sense?!
Glad you don't work @BMW Design team
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I think the X7 is acceptable compared to the 7 ... look 👀 at this 7 next to the beautiful E46
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What was this filmed with ? A Samsung Galaxy S1 ?
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What was this filmed with ? A Samsung Galaxy S1 ?
A potato.
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A potato.
thats because the video was stolen. The original video was from Jason Cammisa. He originally posted it on his instagram:
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BMW had no choice ,but to embrace the grill. Especially on the top of the line flagship models.
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      06-16-2019, 10:18 PM   #58
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Oh, I don't know... a quick & dirty photoshop with some slats between the X7 headlights matching the lower grille like the old school BMWs + the e30 grill and it doesn't look too bad at all



Integrate it properly and it'd probably look good!

Should have done the video with a G20 vs e30 grille though, would have made more sense?!
That looks like a Hitler stash
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I might be the only one that likes it.

Im coming from a Yukon Denali, which has a grill that absolutely dwarfs the X7 and is a cheese grater design. I like that one too.
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They could have made that grill on x7 extend back a little and make it a functional barbecue. Tail gate party. Lol
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I think the X7 is acceptable compared to the 7 ... look 👀 at this 7 next to the beautiful E46
The new 7 looks great. People complained to no end about the previous 7ers looking mundane and the moment BMW comes up with a bold design people complain even more. This is already selling better than the old 7 here in the middle east and for what its worth the grill is still smaller than the S, A8 and LS. I remember all the hate for Bangle's designs but those are the cars that allowed BMW to beat Mercedes. If you want simple designs there are plenty of 90's BMWs to choose from.
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So the trend is crush headlights down a single LED strip and blow out the grille until it's swallowed the whole front of the car?
no.. they are just making them bigger and bigger so when the EV revolution finally comes we are "thankful" for the small closed off grills that EVs dont need.
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Hahahaha. You do know the board is full of owners of multiple M cars. Doubt money is the reason people aren't buying that turd.
It's not affordability as much as this forum is comprised of mostly driving enthusiasts, at varying levels. The membership is more interested in the smaller, more performance oriented models like 2, 3, and 4 series, as well as m2, 3, and 4. These types of cars generally don't have big, shiny grills.

Those customers more inclined toward large, luxury cars tolerate, and probably enjoy the big, shiny grills. If you look at the flagship models for most luxury brands, they usually sport a big, gaudy grill and hood ornament. Given that, the enormous chrome grill doesn't seem so out of place on the 7 series and large suv models.

Also consider that emerging markets exert significant influence over design cues, and other aspects of the product line as well. The growth realized from selling more 7 series, x7, and whatever in China outweighs negative feedback from the shrinking enthusiast market - most of which aren't very interested in the x7 or 7 series anyway.

Regardless, it's still a fun thread.

great take! the target demographic for this (and other less "enthusiast" models) aren't the type of people to get on the internet and talk about cars all day!
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Grilles?? Look more like jail bars. I apologize to Lexus & Audi for the "easy bake oven" look.
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thats because the video was stolen. The original video was from Jason Cammisa. He originally posted it on his instagram:
Good to know, miss him from Motortrend and Ian Adam Sandler humor.
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BMW seems to want to look more like a Lincoln!?.. WTF!!??...
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