Every 3 Series M Coupé with BMW's new 4er Style Kidney Grille

A quick and fun Photoshop session led to this.

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As you may have already heard, BMW's new G22 4 Series Coupe has recently been announced, featuring a rather controversial new kidney grille design. This made us wonder... What if every predecessor to the new 4er Coupe featured this grille? We're not great with Photoshop, so you can scald us in the comments if you must, but anyway - enjoy.

BMW 2002 Turbo (02 Series)

A quick history lesson will teach you that it all started with large kidney grilles. As the years went by, the grilles became smaller, and the 02 Series released in 1966 with miniscule kidneys. We think BMW could have pulled this design off, as it we don't think it looks too bad.

BMW M3 (E30)

The E30 M3, a 4-cylinder icon and an icon for all petrolheads alike. We'll leave it up to you to decide whether you like this design or not.

BMW M3 (E36)

The underrated E36 M3. A drivers car from the year 1992, the E36 had its spotlight stolen by its successor, and never recieved the praise like it's predecessor did. First featuring wider kidneys, the E36 took BMW out of the classic years and into the retro future. We're a little unsure about this photoshopped grille design.

BMW M3 (E46)

The incredible M3 CSL pictured here is the dream car for all BMW fanatics. The E46 is still an extremely well regarded generation of BMW 3er, and still to this day recieves much praise for it's timeless styling and performance. With this grille however, it may have been more controversial.

BMW M3 (E92)

Past the retro and early-modern times of BMW, the E92 brought coupé styling to a new level, rounding off the kidney grille and fitting the largest engine ever to be found in a production M3. We're a huge fan of the E92, however we're not a fan of these large photoshopped grilles.

BMW M4 (F82)

The latest Coupé M car following the footsteps of the previous M3s. Although it was a direct successor to the previous M3, the new Coupé paved change for BMW. With a new name and a turbocharged engine, the M4 bustled BMW into the technological age, and set a new benchmark for luxury and performance. This photoshopped grille design looks quite similar to what you're about to see next.

BMW M440i (G22)

No photoshopping required here. This is the upcoming BMW M440i - featuring large avant-garde kidneys and a very controversial fanbase.

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Comments (181)

  • All of them have been ruined apart from the 2002

      11 months ago
  • How could you

      11 months ago
  • the e36 and E46 along with most the cars during their run such as the E31, E37, E38, E39 all had perfectly proportioned grilles with a nice simple shape, I can understand taking risks with their designs but this? I'd rather see them look 30 years back for inspiration on what good car design looks like...

      11 months ago
    • ^^ 👏

        11 months ago
    • I agree. This is just ridiculously ugly. Almost like it’s a joke amongst the bmw Execs. “Let’s see if these idiots will still buy it”. How can they from timeless designs like the e46 m3, the e38 7 series, the e60 m5 and even the e30, to this. BMW...

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        11 months ago

    False, they're all the worst.

      11 months ago
  • Looks like a cocaine problem got out of hand

      11 months ago