Go Big or Go Home
BMW puts the theory to the test with their new M3 and M4.
Most people on the internet have heard by now that BMW's new M3 and M4 leaked early (revealed tomorrow).
Above is the new face of both cars, resplendent with the biggest grills to ever glance a production BMW, or even car (probably). This is the new face of one of motoring's most iconic name-plates, from one of the worlds most iconic brands.
Ractions, as you might have guessed, have been somewhat mixed. It is said that the cars are designed with China's market in mind. Frankly, it is a bit scary.
Wwhile reviews on the new looks are mixed, I personally believe that this reflects a common theme across car design: Get yourself noticed any way you can. When we look at recent entries from Toyota, Genesis, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, Mercedes, BMW, Honda, AUDI (even them) and Peugeot, just to name a few, we see much louder design.
Sometimes a loud design can really bring a car to life and suit a car's character, the same with minimalist design. However, I believe that the new Ms don't reflect such design. It comes across as something more grotesque and shocking.
What do you think?
The New BMW M3. Source: BMW.