Subject: LCI tail lights or GTS?
Subject: Modern =/= Futuristic
So with the new 3 Series just having been introduced, I wanted to share my view on BMWs latest design and the direction they seem to be going with the latest models. To start off with, there has been a lot of contreversy about the design of the new 4 and 7 series (not the latest abomination) when they came out. The main point of criticism was the enourmous grills which I actually have come to like. In my opinion the main problem is the lack of design language and flow.
BMW has decided that it wants to abondon traditional design languages and techniques and define the new generation of design. This is the single most important thing they have gone wrony with, even without the factor of familiariy, the new designs are different for the sake of being different. The new screen in the I models and now the 3 doesn't connect with anything. The front bumper has little if any composition and lines flowing. This general state of disarray between the elements just makes the cars feel like a buch of undergrads threw in any cool looking part they could find in to finish their project in the last 2 days without any refinement or composition.
I am an avid BMW fan but BMW is almost disregarding what they stood for in the first place. Designs should be innovative, elegant and work as a whole. As TheSketchMonkey says, the new cars look like each part was designed by a different group of designers none of which really liked the others. Audi especially has been an excellent example of this. They haven't made any radical changes to any of their models and the cars still look sharp, modern and yet don't feel foreign or unfinished while consistently bringing modern elements in.
I can tell from experience that germans arent keen on taking criticism or advice from someone who isn't qualified higher than them but BMW really should start listening to the feedback they're getting that has been consistently growing worse and worse. I truly hope that they realize they don't have to keep up with whatever trends are going on and make driver focused "driving machines".
Thanks for coming to my ted talk.
TLDR: Modern design doesn't mean you put a concept car into production and BMW has to realize that.
Subject: Thoughts on the e60?
Subject: My very first Bimmer
Subject: Got to start them young. My parents did inadvertently. Little did them and I know I'd be driving a e36 M3 over 30 years later!
Subject: 3-Series Wagon, Summer tires, rubbing noise
Hey folks we have a 2017 328i Touring which we love dearly and has performed really well for us.
Last week I did the spring tire swap and put on the "summer shoes." I label my tires when I take them off, and moved the rears to the front as one does. Now the front right (passenger) tire has a rotational noise to it. Apart from driving slowly and scratching my chin, I haven't done much diagnosis, but I'm posting here on the offchance that the sub is aware of some common cause for this. Anything I should be looking for? Brake calipers? Tire skirting? Some nuance to the rear wheels being different from the fronts that I never noticed before?
Subject: Can’t stop smiling..
Subject: 2023 BMW 3 Series LCI M340i in BMW Individual Frozen Pure Grey II by AutoTopNL
Subject: Almost here after 3 months
Subject: Tires are worn out after only 5 months. Is this normal?
I got my m340i RWD last June, and changed the tires in December when the other ones were very worn down at only 12-13k miles. Fast forward to now, May, and now I’m being told the tires are so worn down that I need new ones again. I’ve only driven 6-7k miles. Is this normal???
To be fair, I drive it in Sport+ with DSC Off, and I drive aggressively. When I launch the car it spins a tad bit, and I definitely do drift it around corners on a weekly basis. Is this enough mess up the tires THAT bad??? Most of the 6-7k miles added were from traveling long distances, not so much of me just drifting for 7k miles lol.
This is my first sports car I’ve heavily messed around with so I’m pretty ignorant when it comes to stuff like this. Obviously drifting the car wears tires, I guess the question is can it ruin the tires that quickly ?
Subject: Photos I took of Rust Slammington. Mike at Stanceworks just released another video of this build and others. It’s on YouTube pretty inspiring story of a man and his car that he loves. Enjoy the photos, I’ll be posting the rest on my IG later today.
Subject: What do you all think of the FL 3 series?
Subject: BMW i7 presented in Berlin. Shown here in Oxide Grey.
Subject: Going to be a fun summer. She finally came home with us. Beauty of a vehicle. M4 Competition. (more pics soon)
Subject: Ready for my first event!!
Subject: Second Problem Ever on my 115,000 Mile BMW 325i
Subject: A car that will remain in memory for many years to come
Subject: my current Beamer (right) next to my hopefully next one
Subject: If you can't duct tape it, fuckin zip tie it. 😤
Subject: £8000 for 2011 325i Cabriolet. What are we thinking? Nervous of the age, but only 60k on the clock. Some poor reviews on AutoTrader but can't tell if this is because I've been subconsciously seeking them out.