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Alfred G 09-20-2008 02:37 PM

My first view of an undisguised F01 today
 
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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 06:15 PM

looks good imho :)

sdbrandon 09-20-2008 06:19 PM

The kidneys look rather large for the car.

andynolife 09-24-2008 05:53 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 03:20 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 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Alfred G (Post 3566088)
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 03:57 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 02:29 PM

the front looks like a maserati, and the back like a lexus. looks great, nice pics

JWBlue 10-17-2008 10:41 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 02:38 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 07:11 AM

Wow front grill is really too tall...WTF BMW?

philippek 10-25-2008 07:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Cy Bateman (Post 3650065)
Wow front grill is really too tall...WTF BMW?

http://media.nextautos.com/images/Au...08.preview.jpg

LouZ4 10-25-2008 08:14 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 01:58 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 10-25-2008 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Lanc3r (Post 3593327)
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 12:52 AM

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Originally Posted by nychker (Post 3646095)
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 07:50 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 09:50 PM

looks like a mix between an e 46 and the current 7 series

pharding 11-27-2008 05:52 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 08:39 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 08:52 AM

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Originally Posted by pharding (Post 3730512)
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 09:00 AM

I think it's a great looking car. All-around handsome.

specialist 11-29-2008 04:42 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 07:37 PM

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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 07:53 PM

This is the first 7 I really like. I've never been a fan of the proportions in the previous iterations.


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