Originally Posted by A Y
Saw one in white today. Not a fran. The 135 looks good in white, as do many other Bimmers, but not the F10.
If you see it in US spec with the orange indicators, it'd probably look bad, but I see it here with clears and it's not an awful looking car in any color, and it looks okay in white in 535i trim with large silver wheels -but it just doesn't really look like a BMW really, especially the red with smoke taillight treatment. Followed one home tonight side by side with a Genesis sedan and the lighting pattern, the silhouette, just way too similar now, BMW has lost that clean and slightly aggressive touch that people loved.
Gone are the days of clean, purposeful lines with aggressive trailing edges, scalloped trunk lid edges, classy and subtle side creasing and jewel-like headlights that only blasted a pair of round beams down the road; nowadays BMW is all about shit-lazy compound curve headlight clusters intended to 'evoke' the old 4-headlight BMWs, kidney grilles that can't decide if they want to be big or small, ugly and over exaggerated character creases, and that stupid inverse crease on the hoods - old BMWs with the big phallic hump, good, new BMWs with the flaccid inverse crease that looks like a wrinkled forehead, bad.