I think the bigass grilles have potential, as long as they make them two separate grilles... Those big vertical kidneys used to work, but it might be hard nowadays with the pedestrian standards. Anyways, I'd rather have it be ugly and interesting than boring.
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and that's a last year produced car.
I really like the G20 styling, and the interior is spot on, so please BMW don't screw this up. I almost bought an F80 but decided to go with something AWD and I am glad I did. The G80 literally could be my perfect car.
Not only are the new BMW grilles hideous and a tragic departure from decades of front end iconography, I don't get the point of the exercise.
Sure, everyone else is doing it, but... for one thing, they're 10+ years late. Audi has been doing the big grilles since like 2005. Everyone else started jumping on the bandwagon in the last 5-10 years. It just looks tacky and desperate for BMW to unleash full-height grilles in 2020.
Furthermore, the BMW front end identity is already completely recognizable and, like I said, iconic. They don't need to fix anything, BMWs have always looked like BMWs, not like anything else on the road. If anything, switching to the big grille model takes away from that and makes them look like copycats. I hope we see them walk it back in the next 5 years.
1933 BMW 303:
1936 BMW 309:
1935 BMW 315:
If they just need more air for cooling going through the radiator grille though, one might wonder why not go still further back to 1929 BMW 3/15 or the 1932 BMW 3/20?
Last edited by Activ8; 06-21-2019 at 04:05 PM.
The Bimmerpost renderings are quite good and have been accurate for the past couple generations. Get ready for the Twin Coffin Grilles™