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By AKSteve
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They certainly haven't for me. I got this pic from a CNET article titled, "2022 BMW M3 and M4 Competition xDrive are as quick as they are ugly." I've heard BMW came up with this design because the Chinese like cars with big grilles. I personally wonder if maybe China lied to them on purpose to try to hurt BMW. Or maybe just as a joke to see if they could get BMW to ruin an iconic car?

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By lupo.sk
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Bmws have been off the ugly scale for me for a long time. My last bmw was an E39 and it’s going to stay that way.
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By AKSteve
#77352
lupo.sk wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 3:43 am Bmws have been off the ugly scale for me for a long time. My last bmw was an E39 and it’s going to stay that way.
I think I got one of the last good ones. A 2019 BMW 750i xDrive. They slapped an oversize grille on this model right after I bought it. Although I'll say the new 5 Series/M5 still looks good.

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By Cuda911
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fpena944 wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 5:38 pm It's not only BMW as it seems like every luxury sedan has a huge basking shark mouth. Not a fan myself...

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Lexus is worse, will those stupid gaping maws.
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By Fox_
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Cuda911 wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:59 pm
fpena944 wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 5:38 pm It's not only BMW as it seems like every luxury sedan has a huge basking shark mouth. Not a fan myself...

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Lexus is worse, will those stupid gaping maws.
Japanese car design has been hideous for years.
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By JDS968
#77927
No. Hate them.

I will forever want an E39 M5. Can't figure out what I'd do with it, but it's just too elegant to stop thinking about.
Fox_ wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 2:40 pmJapanese car design has been hideous for years.
It's a shame. They were all styled SO well in the 1990s, and completely went off the rails in the 2010s.
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By Fox_
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JDS968 wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:01 pm It's a shame. They were all styled SO well in the 1990s, and completely went off the rails in the 2010s.
Mk4 supra, meme status aside, the coupe/hardtop with the clean lines stock is one of my favorite looking Nipponese cars.

The modern one, BMW internals with toyota styling, has to be one of the worst automotive combinations.

Japan has gone off the rails with the weird angular gundam robo car look.
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By JDS968
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Fox_ wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:41 pm
JDS968 wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:01 pmIt's a shame. They were all styled SO well in the 1990s, and completely went off the rails in the 2010s.
Mk4 supra, meme status aside, the coupe/hardtop with the clean lines stock is one of my favorite looking Nipponese cars.
The FD RX-7, Mk4 Supra, and Z32 300ZX are all kind of tied for me. Even the ugly duckling 3000GT is a great looking sports car, especially compared to most everything from Japan today.

The 2nd gen MR2s and DSMs were pretty sleek as well.
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By fpena944
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JDS968 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 12:22 am
Fox_ wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:41 pm
JDS968 wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:01 pmIt's a shame. They were all styled SO well in the 1990s, and completely went off the rails in the 2010s.
Mk4 supra, meme status aside, the coupe/hardtop with the clean lines stock is one of my favorite looking Nipponese cars.
The FD RX-7, Mk4 Supra, and Z32 300ZX are all kind of tied for me. Even the ugly duckling 3000GT is a great looking sports car, especially compared to most everything from Japan today.

The 2nd gen MR2s and DSMs were pretty sleek as well.
Agree with you on all of those and that the new Supra is uninspired and sort of boring to me compared to the monster of the past.

What the heck happened to designers in the past generation?
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By amdavid
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Agree 100% with above observations. I like the FD Rx-7, it is the smallest of the other 2 mentioned.

90's styling was to the point, no real flowy cars. I tend to like rounded edges and an elegant yet simple flow. I'm thinking some of the 60's styling with modern performance and conveniences....you know, like a 911! :evilgrin: ....or if not Porsche round...here's a nice elegant, right sized grill coupe.

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