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Old 01-07-2013, 01:47 PM
Michael Schott Michael Schott is offline
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Originally Posted by bmw_or_audi View Post
The ATS has that seriously overused composition/design rule of 1/3rd window and 2/3rd body panel at the rear. I find all car designs strictly following that rule unattractive to hideous, not to mention functionally compromised by poor rear and rear-side visibility. BMW and Audi have not fallen for that stupid fad. To me, that says something about their design philosophies.
I can't say I find the F30 or the A4 particularly attractive although the Audi is more fluid. My 2011 E90 is OK but not great and I don't find the visibility to be that great especially due to the thick A pillar which I'm sure is there for added chassis stiffness. In person the ATS has a nice taut look and the headlights are a strong point. The F30 headlights have grown on me but are still far from artistic. Overall I find the ATS to be a modern interpretation of the Cadillac folded metal look which is their signature.
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