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Re: What is BMW doing?

Postby holtag » October 12th, 2016, 12:38 am

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Damn, that BMW concept is so heavy and static, visually. I can see how the shape was developed based on heritage, but the overall aesthetics don't seem to fit motorcycles very well to me. It's neither going for straight line power or flickable city/canyon riding. Nope, with respect, but I'm not feeling it.

Re: What is BMW doing?

Postby Leo_Rivera » October 16th, 2016, 9:52 pm


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Self balancing motorcycle, huh... Sounds safe but how is it gonna ride though? Nice idea either way, BMW got my vote! We're this closer to having a tron bike.

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Postby Stephanie_L_Diaz_Llorens » November 9th, 2016, 5:30 pm


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ralphzoontjens wrote:As a far future concept, I can see something like this happening.
And I think it's great that BMW focuses more and more on the human interaction/interface aspects of the car since these are so closely related to the driving experience.
In the future, I also see the value of electric cars that become taller and short in the city, and flatter and longer on the highway. They could adapt to all kinds of conditions and to the amount of people inside. So I see shape transformation also happening on a larger scale plus in a more abstract sense, the mode of transport with a car can transform not just towards autonomous driving but more towards that of public transportation as well with multiple cars linking up, displaying swarm behavior or chained like a train.


I agree. Now the car are not only for transportation but also for commodity. I think this concept is already futuristic but there is a lot that there is yet to be implemented.

Re: What is BMW doing?

Postby ralphzoontjens » August 30th, 2017, 8:22 am

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Re: What is BMW doing?

Postby yo » August 30th, 2017, 10:22 am

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meh.

I think the Kia Stinger is probably a better way to go.

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Postby engio » August 30th, 2017, 2:52 pm


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Hot. Get rid of even more creases at the front and will be one elegant ride.

Kia Stinger? Seriously? It's a Mondeo from 2007..

Re: What is BMW doing?

Postby yo » August 31st, 2017, 6:52 am

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Wrong on both counts.

Re: What is BMW doing?

Postby ralphzoontjens » August 31st, 2017, 8:13 am

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The Gran Lusso is by Pininfarina, it shows of course and that's a matter of taste.
The only thing I would change are the lights, for the rest this is a masterpiece.
I love the blends and folding of the shells on the Z4, if they leave out the organic surfacing on the sides and air scoops they have something very strong for future lines. We are now working on a commercial vehicle that has some simple and strong lines with intersections and blackenings, more alike the Kia, while we're mixing it with some sculptural lines - that in a quite conservative market.
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Re: What is BMW doing?

Postby rkuchinsky » August 31st, 2017, 10:02 am

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Love it. It's a BIG car, but has a great proportion and BMW character. Some shark nose to the grille, and (I'm biased tho) reminds me a bit of the stance and "flatness" of the E38.

This would make a great 7 series platform reboot to fight the A7 (one of my favorite cars on the road). Just add 2 more doors and call it done!

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Re: What is BMW doing?

Postby Mr-914 » August 31st, 2017, 1:34 pm

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Kinda reminds me of another GM car: Buick Regal / Opel Insignia. Just simpler detailing and stretched.
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Re: What is BMW doing?

Postby ralphzoontjens » September 13th, 2017, 7:28 am

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Postby rkuchinsky » September 13th, 2017, 7:59 am

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I dunno what's going on with BMW these days.... That i car is all kinds of terrible.

Latest X7 got a lot of bad press, but I actually really like it tho. The grille is huge, but I think it works on a XL SUV like this. Straight vertical lines is very Range Rover and there's a lot of Volvo XC90 in it, but I enjoy the overall vibe and geometry to it.

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Re: What is BMW doing?

Postby yo » September 13th, 2017, 9:05 am

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I get a weird "an X5 had a baby with an Escalade" vibe from it. I love the X5. I think it is one of the few designs that has gotten better with each generation. This pig nose grille mixed with the architecturalness of the Escalade look gets a bit muddy for me. But maybe it will simplify for production. I like what they are doing with the tail lights in the last few concepts (they had to walk from those stepped tail lamps at some point). I think the right angled metal trim on the side is a bit gaudy, but gaudy cars are selling....

Re: What is BMW doing?

Postby Brian_Donlin » September 13th, 2017, 9:30 am


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- Loved the Z4 concept.
- The i Vision is horrendous. Nothing redeemable here. And I actually like the current i series.
- At first glance I hated the X7 too, but the more I look at it, the more I like it. I definitely see the Volvo XC90 gestural quality and Range Rover boxiness, both of which I think work well here. I just can't get over the grill, though. It looks like a pig snout.

Re: What is BMW doing?

Postby Eton » September 13th, 2017, 2:36 pm


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Their heritage is so minimal and visually light but now they're moving to this crazy techno-luxury look at me form factor that just seems dishonest. The surfacing is really cool for sure, but I don't think it'll have much staying power. The i8 is already getting dated imo. I think that they're losing their touch (with the exception of the z4). Which sucks because BMW has made some of my favorite cars.

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