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New BMW 7 series has landed

  • 20-04-2022 5:02pm
    Registered Users Posts: 4,087 ✭✭✭ Stallingrad

    One of the most leaked cars in years has finally launched. Not a hideous as expected, almost handsome, or maybe we are just numb at this stage. Technical tour de force as expected, lots of bling to traumatise the traditionalists, theatre mode is insane.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,576 ✭✭✭ cpoh1

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,086 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,573 ✭✭✭✭ cnocbui

    Just buy a Rolls Royce or Bently and be done with it. If you want a face on it like a twerking Kardashian mega backside, sure, buy that thing.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,004 ✭✭✭ Buddy Bubs

    Just horrible. BMW, my favourite brand since the 90s up until last few years, what are you doing?? Making some of the most hideous cars on the planet now. They're still good cars mind you.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,126 ✭✭✭ Mrs Gilhooley

    Oh god it's horrible, going for a Bentley look? Not a fan

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,843 ✭✭✭✭ Autosport

    Wont be buying that car anyway, someone lost the run of their mind designing it 😄

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,409 ✭✭✭ chooseusername

    Designed by commItteeeee

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,429 ✭✭✭ goochy

    Bmw have finally gone too far ! Last model in exclusive pack with 20 '' wheels a fine car

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,592 ✭✭✭✭ Vicxas

    This is awful, just awful

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,576 ✭✭✭ cpoh1

    BMW have previously rocked the boat with controversial design that has aged really well and stood the test of time. This wont fall into that bracket. An abomination.

  • Registered Users Posts: 27,428 ✭✭✭✭ _Kaiser_

    Looks like a knock off to be honest. Awful thing.

  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 409 Mod ✭✭✭✭ LIGHTNING

    That is pure garbage. BMW have gone off the edge

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,155 ✭✭✭ Andrewf20

    In a word - horrific.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,627 ✭✭✭ Ubbquittious

    Probably designed for the Chinese market. Those phukkers have no taste at all

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,087 ✭✭✭ Stallingrad

    I suspect none of us are the intended market. I can see the logic here, you want a keep a low profile buy an A8, S-Class buyers will always buy another S-Class, you want something that makes more of a statement but isn't a Bentley here you go. The initial reaction to the E65 was much the same, but that went on to be BMW's best selling seven series ever and opinion has softened to it over the years (still hate the looks of it myself). I suspect the same will happen here.

    Us purists wistfully looking at the E38 may be horrified, but markets change and BMW know what they are doing.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,409 ✭✭✭ chooseusername

    I think Duckegg or whatever the designer is called said the 4 series is "like 3 course restaurant meal",

    this is more like a dogs dinner fcuked outside the back door in the rain.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 44,526 CMod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder

    It looks like a giant hamster.

  • Registered Users Posts: 633 ✭✭✭ v240gltse

    that is sooooo ugly its beyond description . The Massive front grills of the newer model BMW's take away from what could have been a very classy looking design and as someone said already designed by a committee .

    dreadful so glad i have my E39 to look upon , pure beauty in design

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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,230 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Henry Ford III

    So much opinion, so little ability to afford.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 44,526 CMod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder

    I can afford eyes.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,842 ✭✭✭ newmember2

    Bugs Bunny meets Roland Rat meets the Chipmunks...

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,238 ✭✭✭ carsfan2

    I think it'll be like lots of BMW designs and grow onus over time?

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,036 ✭✭✭✭ mickdw

    Bmw have lost the plot with the grills.

    You cannot compare it to Audi.

    Audi went for larger grills with the Audi symbol within staying normal size and for the most part they work.

    What bmw have done is make their signature kidney shape feature large.

    I would compare that to Audi putting 4 massively oversized rings on the front of their cars. Obviously they have not done that.

    I would have always liked the 7 series apart from the first bangle one which was facelifted into a very nice car.

    The ones than followed were beautiful cars.

    This new one is a shambles.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,086 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC

    For me that first Picture and grill was Audi at its best. They lost the plot after that and came up with the grill in the 2nd picture which is pig ugly

    Pig ugly /\/\

    They have improved since but I still think there grills are say too big

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,306 ✭✭✭ creedp

    I dont know, in my mind the Audi 4 rings is equivalent to the BMW propeller badge. Both have pretty much remained the same over the years. A grill is a grill and have increased massively on both marques over the years. Personally I find the current Audi grill even more unattractive as it's simply a massive piece of nondescript plastic covering the most of the front of the car.

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,036 ✭✭✭✭ mickdw

    I think when Audi went for the double height grill, it moved car design forward. Everyone is doing it now.

    Bmw are just fitting a scaled up kidney grill which is completely out of proportion.

    This is a huge grille but it looks like it was designed for the car, the bmw efforts look like something created in the pimp my ride workshop.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,368 ✭✭✭ passatman86

    Rich people will buy this i7, rich people like to offend people - this car offends me. So should do well

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,429 ✭✭✭ goochy

    Saw the facelift a8 the other day . Was debadged so couldn't work out if was lwb or not but looked really well . New grille looks very nice car still looks a bit too understated for price though.