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Old 03-09-2009, 02:30 AM
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The future of bmw

ive always loved bmw's for their looks, handling and engines.

the handling and engines aspect seems to be going from strengh to strength (tho i hate run flat tyres! - but u can take em off at least)

not so sure about the looks part tho. i think the styling has gone a bit soft since the e39. they are starting to look like real pensioners cars imho.

and what the hell is this 5-GT, besides very ugly and pointless?

i hope that they dont make the same mistake that subaru did with the impreza. cos the new hatchback looks pants and their sales are plummeting as a consequence!
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:12 AM
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i think the styling has gone a bit soft since the e39. they are starting to look like real pensioners cars imho.

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I agree. I've been driving my '98 540 6-speed for 10yrs. It's got 106K on it and runs perfectly, but I'm ready for a new one. The current 5 series is so ugly, and I am holding out for the new design. Hopefully my car makes it another year, because I've been considering a pre-owned E63 AMG. The AMG is super fast, but honestly doesn't handle like a BMW.

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Old 03-09-2009, 01:41 PM
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My only comment is that don't just slam BMW. It looks like it is a general going trend. Looking from cheaper to more higher end models: Toyota Venza to Aston Martin Lagonda and BMW 5 GT, they are a crossover of 3-4 types of vehicles. Anywhere from SUV, Sedan and Coupe. Crossover no longer hybrids just 2 types of cars anymore. It is very much eye of the beholder. Some think ugly, some thinks great. Well, I am the current owner of 5. I think it is great. I always like its agressiveness and futuristic look. I am the type of guy that can't appreciate antique car. Anywhere from old Mustang, Caddy, Ferrari..........I can hear people singing praises and I would be like "what kind of crap is that?!" I will just keep my mind open until seeing the actual production model at the showrrom in front of me.
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:12 AM
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I know I'm in the minority here but, I actually like the majority of the Bangle cars. When the E65 first came out I was one of the ones that was like "WTF are they thinking?" but, I've since really started to like how progressive and unique they were. I feel like now they are going a bit soft on the exteriors, almost like BMW is apologizing a bit for those cars with the F10 and F01. I'm not sure I like that.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:53 AM
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I know I'm in the minority here but, I actually like the majority of the Bangle cars. When the E65 first came out I was one of the ones that was like "WTF are they thinking?" but, I've since really started to like how progressive and unique they were. I feel like now they are going a bit soft on the exteriors, almost like BMW is apologizing a bit for those cars with the F10 and F01. I'm not sure I like that.
I liked Bangle's exterior designs as well. It actually bought more outsiders to the BMW Brand. I guess its that balancing act of pleasing current customers while attracting new one's. My friends, all in the mid 30's are looking at a Mid-Sized sports sedan within a year - and I can tell u that if BMW reverts back to the 'conservative" designs of the past - we see a Jag XF in our future.

The XF, CTS-V is changing the segment. An interior that is hyper luxurious with some edgy looks. I hope the new 5 does the same.
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