BMW Breaking News

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  1. Mountain Dude

    Mountain Dude Here it comes, and there it goes, another day in d

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    Bangle wangle angle hits BMW

    20/01/2004 08:55
    BMW's controversial head of design, Chris Bangle, is apparently on his way out. Bangle is responsible for the radical look of current BMWs like the 7, 6 and 5 Series models.

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    Bangle, an American, was appointed as BMW's head of design about a decade ago and in this time he managed to give most BMW cars a complete new look, which wasn't always favourably accepted by the motoring public.

    Auto Express now reports that Bangle will leave his hot seat soon after the launch of BMW's new 1 Series Golf rival, for which Bangle is also responsible.

    Bangle introduced a complete new design trend for the Münich car manufacturer with the latest 7 Series. The same radical look was also given to the Z4, the all-new 6 Series and the 5 Series.

    He also had a hand in the design of the X3 and the face-lifted X5.

    The launch of the 1 Series will complete his design overhaul of BMW products. But the 1 Series won't be the last Bangle designed product.

    The next 3 Series, which is due for launch next year, is currently under development and it is almost sure that Bangle's influence will also be recognisable when this important BMW model makes its appearance.
     
  2. Mountain Dude

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    Yayayayayayayayayayayayayyayayaayayayayayayyayayay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  5. Mountain Dude

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    I think we all knew this was coming, even the people that liked his designs knew it was coming.
     
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    I love the look of the new 7 and 5 series.:dunno:
     
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    Right. BMW's contracts only allows for head designers to stay for a certain number of years before changing it around.
     
  9. Abraxis

    Abraxis Denny Crane.

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    No more eyebrows on cars then? :x:
     
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    fucking good!
     
  11. Evil_Jeanyus

    Evil_Jeanyus That's it Ellen, cup the balls.

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    thank god
     
  12. Tomash

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    Kill that men. He killed BMW. This new styling is fucking horrible.
     
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    BLoG Scented Meat

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    and except the 5 series :o
     
  14. Toy Turbo 2

    Toy Turbo 2 Sabrina, don't just stare at it. Eat it.

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    girls can be bad at sex and i don't have to be able to take a cock in my vagina to judge that
     
  15. That is the biggest mistake ever

    Bangle is honestly a genious who's designs are way ahead of his time. Stupid and tasteless people don't realize it.

    This is truely a setback for BMW. They will go back to the bland and boring cookie cutter designs of the pre Bangle era and will be doomed forever.

    This is a truly a sad sad day :(
     
  16. Toy Turbo 2

    Toy Turbo 2 Sabrina, don't just stare at it. Eat it.

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    the 5 series before this one, while starting to look dated is one of the best salon cars ever
     
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  18. I can't wait for the next four years when all of you will realize how stupid you were. :hs:
     
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    :dunno: the new 7 series and 5 series have grown on me... I think he did a good job.
     
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    i like the new 3 series... the 7 series could use new headlights.. and the Z4 is pretty nice...i dunno how it is totally his fault though.. i mean its not like his ideas didnt have to be approved by the whole chain of command before they were put into production
     
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    Toy Turbo 2 Sabrina, don't just stare at it. Eat it.

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    the new 5 series is the only one i like.

    the Z4 was totally ruined, especially by not having the kidney grill as part of the hood.
     
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    The new 5 series is the worst of the bangle cars in my opinion. The 5 was an icon, and he made it look all swoopy and retarded.
     
  23. Exactly. He is really THE best automotive desginer on the planet. He took a company like BMW, who constantly made look a like cars, and transformed them into beautiful cras that reflect their own personalities.

    The magic of his designs is that you don't like it at first but then after a while you actualy come to appreciate it.

    WOW what a fucking mistake.
     
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    Most perfect car to date. :naughty:
     
  25. BLoG

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    Except for the fact that TONS of BMW lovers hate the new cars. :rofl:
     

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