Did we miss this one

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  1. snrbrtsn
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    A rather bold step 6C8ABEB2-33FF-42C3-89E6-0C76C1FFA048.jpeg 08125C03-D709-433B-8898-21C7EBBB7823.jpeg 8A51B52E-14F5-4FD9-B3B6-63E0E7D5160B.jpeg A0E4C231-2261-4E69-9CE7-88A9093686C5.png
     
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    Saw a link to that on f30post last week.

    Looks like it could be an avensis or mondeo. If this is the design going forward I think bmw are losing their way. The back end especially looks misplaced.
     
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    Saw it before.
    Like it more each time I see it. :)
     
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    They need to sack the people in the design section responsible for grills.
    It's surprising how one single component can completely ruin the styling of a car.
     
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    Personally I see nothing wrong with that grille.

    It makes me wonder wether the 'target group' for BMW is or has become different over recent years, although I actually doubt that.

    Also, is BMW's market share actually getting smaller?

    Perhaps the older generation of BMW owners (to which I belong myself) just can't get used to certain design changes or indeed trends?
     
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    Imo, all the 'chrome' interior highlights make the place look fussy. How much time does anyone spend gazing lovingly down into the footwell, for example? :rolleyes:
     
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    I get the 4 door coupe thing, all marques are going that way in either saloon or SUV, previously branded the GT aka 3 series GT
    The grilles are balanced but the chrome window surround spoils it - for me!
     
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    Looks light a Vauxhall Insignia with Cartoon looking BMW Grilles .
     
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    Whilst I find this relatively inoffensive (even the grilles seem to work well on this one) I'm struggling to see where it fits into the ever increasing range of cars. I still find it extraordinary that they can cater for virtually every car buyer's choice and yet still refuse to make an M3 Touring. I really can't get my head around that.
     
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    Isn't that where you're supposed to look when you're not Twitfacing on your phone? I don't understand why they keep putting a big window at the front.
     
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    One of the deciding factors for me getting my current M235i is that it was a 2 door coupe. If I wanted a 4 door I would have bought a 3 series or an Audi S3 saloon. Whilst it has some nice touches (and I could persuade myself to live with the grills, eventually) and do really like the virtual dash, I don't need or want the 4 doors.
     
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