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Alfred G
09-20-2008, 03:37 PM
I live near Munich and Chris Bangle lives in my town.

I drove by his house today and guess what I saw...

Unfortunately the car was parked so close to the garage I could not take a decent photo with a rear sight.

Rukawa005
09-20-2008, 07:15 PM
looks good imho :)

sdbrandon
09-20-2008, 07:19 PM
The kidneys look rather large for the car.

andynolife
09-24-2008, 06:53 PM
err .. is it just me, or the grill is poping out and huge ....
im not so impressed with these pics, thoguth it might grow on me with these close up real pics

mustaine
10-01-2008, 04:20 PM
The car looks goofy as if it came straight out of Pixar production.

The kidney's are just too tall.

Lanc3r
10-01-2008, 04:39 PM
I live near Munich and Chris Bangle lives in my town.

I drove by his house today and guess what I saw...

Unfortunately the car was parked so close to the garage I could not take a decent photo with a rear sight.

I would have rang the doorbell and ran.

philippek
10-01-2008, 04:57 PM
I love how the car is completely undisguised, yet the badges are all covered with black tape.

"Omigod...is that the new 7 series??!!"
"Nah...couldn't be. No roundels. Probably the latest De Soto, or maybe an American Harvester."

y.terrone
10-05-2008, 03:29 PM
the front looks like a maserati, and the back like a lexus. looks great, nice pics

JWBlue
10-17-2008, 11:41 PM
I like everything about it except the front grill sucks balls. The front grill looks like something from the 70's.

nychker
10-23-2008, 03:38 PM
it still does not have the side-mirror/turning light...that is kind of standard in the same class of vehicle.

Cyrus Barago
10-25-2008, 08:11 AM
Wow front grill is really too tall...WTF BMW?

philippek
10-25-2008, 08:59 AM
Wow front grill is really too tall...WTF BMW?

http://media.nextautos.com/images/AutoShanghai%20BMW%20328%20Mille%20Miglia%208.prev iew.jpg

LouZ4
10-25-2008, 09:14 AM
So some things we like, some we don't. At least I haven't heard it called a bangle disaster yet.

Lanc3r
10-25-2008, 02:58 PM
I guess I think its pretty all except those chrome side markers. I think even the Ford fusion has copied those now.

momo_oo[][]oo
10-26-2008, 12:07 AM
I would have rang the doorbell and ran.
hahahahah, I like it can't wait till LA auto show next month to see it in person

manithemoneyman
10-27-2008, 01:52 AM
it still does not have the side-mirror/turning light...that is kind of standard in the same class of vehicle.

BMW's have turning lights on the side of the car, it doesnt need one in the side mirror... those usually just look bad anyway.

Tim745I
10-30-2008, 08:50 PM
I think it's the sexiest Bimmer yet, even if it does have some similar features as other high end cars. The side turn signals are just fine the way they are, They have put enough lights on the interior.

jsera
11-03-2008, 10:50 PM
looks like a mix between an e 46 and the current 7 series

pharding
11-27-2008, 06:52 PM
Absolutely gorgeous car. Very cool. I like the size of the new kidney grilles a lot. The proportions are much better.

Ice350
11-28-2008, 09:39 AM
I got a close look in the latest Automobile Magazine.
I don't like it. Well, that's too strong. Rather, I'll say that it doesn't look as good as the current model. The Bangle stuff looked great to me right off the bat. Pre-Bangle Bimmers were too plain for the cost imo. The Bangle stuff made them fit more comfortable next to other higher end cars. The new one looks more understated. That doesn't make it bad but it's not nearly as stylish. If people wanted to disappear in their car they should drive a Honda or Toyota.

ProRail
11-28-2008, 09:52 AM
Absolutely gorgeous car. Very cool. I like the size of the new kidney grilles a lot. The proportions are much better.

I'll drink to that.

jaaX3
11-28-2008, 10:00 AM
I think it's a great looking car. All-around handsome.

specialist
11-29-2008, 05:42 PM
a car that looks "okay" should be a honda, ford, chevy, toyota, a daewoo for god's sakes but not a BMW! the NEW 7 suxs! (JUST BEING REAL) it shouldnt have to GROW ON YOU, atleast not a BMW or a 7 none the less.

WULFFZA
11-29-2008, 08:37 PM
Pics from LA Autoshow. I am alot more partial to it than an SClass or previous 7. There is a alot of improvements over the previous 7, tactile quality is top notch, adding some rounding to edges of the interior panels, dashboard, vents etc and adding extra bezels around all sorts of things adds to the attention to detail and luxury feel and execution. I applaud that the gearshift has moved back to where it belongs, even if it is only a joystick.
I still think an A8 has a more harmonious design, but I dont want to own one.

edubya
11-30-2008, 08:53 PM
This is the first 7 I really like. I've never been a fan of the proportions in the previous iterations.

DaShoker
12-05-2008, 01:13 AM
Pics from LA Autoshow. I am alot more partial to it than an SClass or previous 7. There is a alot of improvements over the previous 7, tactile quality is top notch, adding some rounding to edges of the interior panels, dashboard, vents etc and adding extra bezels around all sorts of things adds to the attention to detail and luxury feel and execution. I applaud that the gearshift has moved back to where it belongs, even if it is only a joystick.
I still think an A8 has a more harmonious design, but I dont want to own one.

On these pics it looks very well.

venom7777
01-04-2009, 02:48 PM
The kidneys look rather large for the car.

Hmm, I can't decide whether I really like them or really hate them...

chief3
01-04-2009, 04:18 PM
Hmm, I can't decide whether I really like them or really hate them...

hate em..... i like the previous model better. This one just isnt doing it for me. maybe it will grow on me, but like it was said earlier, it shouldnt have to. The S class still owns this segment.

Edev
01-07-2009, 06:20 PM
I would have rang the doorbell and ran.

:rofl::rofl:

priceless.

Philip81193
01-07-2009, 06:34 PM
What's up with that dude's arm? It looks like he has a thumb on the outside of his left hand. :eek:
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm307/csberlinetta/bimmer.jpg

Alfred G
01-26-2009, 04:31 AM
First V12 760i (LI?) spotted

http://www.7-forum.com/forum/attachment.html?attachmentid=111022&d=1232968067

http://www.7-forum.com/forum/attachment.html?attachmentid=111023&d=1232968067

http://www.7-forum.com/forum/attachment.html?attachmentid=111024&d=1232968067

sunny_j
01-27-2009, 11:49 AM
First V12 760i (LI?) spotted

http://www.7-forum.com/forum/attachment.html?attachmentid=111022&d=1232968067

http://www.7-forum.com/forum/attachment.html?attachmentid=111023&d=1232968067

http://www.7-forum.com/forum/attachment.html?attachmentid=111024&d=1232968067

pics?:dunno:

Alfred G
01-28-2009, 12:58 PM
pics?:dunno:

What do you mean? :dunno:

specialist
01-28-2009, 05:31 PM
pics?:dunno:

What do you mean? :dunno:


What, DO you mean! :dunno:

DONT you see it? :confused:

It is AMAZING........ they say its REAL FAST........ your missing out!

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/somejoe/FlyingCar.jpg

Leslierc
01-29-2009, 11:41 AM
This is the first 7 I really like. I've never been a fan of the proportions in the previous iterations.


+1! My feelings exactly. This 7 is a very handsome car indeed!

oghowie
01-29-2009, 11:57 AM
hate em..... i like the previous model better. This one just isnt doing it for me. maybe it will grow on me, but like it was said earlier, it shouldnt have to. The S class still owns this segment.

I'd have to agree. Current S Class looks better.

The new 7 looks nice but too much like a Lexus.

745ByMySide
02-04-2009, 06:00 PM
All BS aside, this 7 is gonna be sick.

zibawala
02-04-2009, 11:34 PM
I agree! Bland, un emotional looks! I guess thats what BMW was aiming at.

TXSTYLE
02-12-2009, 09:07 AM
I absolutely LOVE it...!

dm5272
04-16-2009, 08:03 PM
I absolutely LOVE it...!

+1 I agree with you - I luv it!

OnlySkills
04-25-2009, 08:04 PM
Now that's called kidney failure :rofl: