RE: Updated 7 Series gets new 530hp V8

RE: Updated 7 Series gets new 530hp V8

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claudereff

53 posts

54 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Awful front end

layercake

373 posts

49 months

Wednesday 16th January
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I agree, that front grill is just horrible, yikes

Chestrockwell

1,877 posts

102 months

Wednesday 16th January
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All I keep seeing is China this, China that, big brands catering to them.

Do people sink 100k into luxury salons in China every day? I don’t get it, are the streets filled with long wheel base barges?

Sure they have a population of over a billion and the economy is booming but I’m sure the majority are poor over there, unless I’m missing something. The economy in places like Brazil and India is booming but that only means the rich get richer.

cerb4.5lee

12,335 posts

125 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Chestrockwell said:
Sure the grill is oversized but I can’t help but think that cars like these don’t have to be ‘pretty’.
As proved by the (E65) 7 series and my god that was an ugly thing. It is almost as if Chris Bangle is coming back to haunt us all again with this ugly mess!! hehe

kambites

57,354 posts

166 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Chestrockwell said:
Sure they have a population of over a billion and the economy is booming but I’m sure the majority are poor over there, unless I’m missing something.
Of course, but you don't need a very large proportion of 1bn people to buy a 7-series to make it a massive part of the market and everyone in China seems to aspire to own a big saloon car. Hence a significant number of LWB saloons being built by western brands purely for the Chinese market.

2Btoo

1,164 posts

148 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Tuvra said:
In fairness, in the right spec the current/previous generation is a nice looking car:-

Sorry, it's not a nice looking car at all.

I'll grant you it's better than the new one, but that's about it.

Xaero

3,813 posts

160 months

Wednesday 16th January
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I wonder how big the next generation's 7 series grille will be. Now they've taken up all the width inside the headlights, I guess they could extend it up into the bonnet next until it eventually looks like an egg slicer.

fernando the frog

240 posts

13 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Charlie Michael said:
Did they 150% the front grill during design and forget to put it back?
biggrinbiggrinlaugh

Brainpox

2,647 posts

96 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Xaero said:
I wonder how big the next generation's 7 series grille will be. Now they've taken up all the width inside the headlights, I guess they could extend it up into the bonnet next until it eventually looks like an egg slicer.

Xaero

3,813 posts

160 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Brainpox said:
Expect a PM from the BMW design department recruitment staff soon.

Funk

20,606 posts

154 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Brainpox said:
Xaero said:
I wonder how big the next generation's 7 series grille will be. Now they've taken up all the width inside the headlights, I guess they could extend it up into the bonnet next until it eventually looks like an egg slicer.
roflroflrofl

garyhun

27,402 posts

173 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Snubs said:
I was having a look at the new 8 series the other day and thought the grille was a bit OTT:



But this....

Is there a picture of Bugs Bunny on the wall in the BMW design studio?
Much better in black......



cerb4.5lee

12,335 posts

125 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Funk said:
Brainpox said:
Xaero said:
I wonder how big the next generation's 7 series grille will be. Now they've taken up all the width inside the headlights, I guess they could extend it up into the bonnet next until it eventually looks like an egg slicer.
roflroflrofl
Is it wrong that I actually think it looks better this way!! hehe

TwinExit

428 posts

37 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Chestrockwell said:
All I keep seeing is China this, China that, big brands catering to them.

Do people sink 100k into luxury salons in China every day? I don’t get it, are the streets filled with long wheel base barges?

Sure they have a population of over a billion and the economy is booming but I’m sure the majority are poor over there, unless I’m missing something. The economy in places like Brazil and India is booming but that only means the rich get richer.
No, the design language of BMW trickles down from the 7/8 Series to the 1 series, and that is of assertiveness and aggression.

For a BMW owner to 'not get noticed', he has failed in that facet of his life.

Nothing to do with China at all, that's just daily mail thinking.


Vergis

467 posts

187 months

Wednesday 16th January
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I like it. Its a statement of intent ! Powerful , dominating look.

TwinExit

428 posts

37 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Vergis said:
I like it. Its a statement of intent ! Powerful , dominating look.
Need I say more?

Wills2

15,976 posts

120 months

Wednesday 16th January
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I actually think I'm warming to it.


drpep

1,218 posts

113 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Oof that front end. Good heavens. It’s pretty amazing to think that it is the job of several humans to decide “yes, this is the design we’re going with” and put pen to paper to approve this.

phil1979

3,091 posts

160 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Burwood

13,263 posts

191 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Tuvra said:
Funk said:
A wistful reminder of just how good the 7-series used to look.
In fairness, in the right spec the current/previous generation is a nice looking car:-


This "new" one is disgusting though frown
Is that liquid silver-it looks great