Originally Posted by kv12
The Hood line is cut this way due to the new EU Pedestrian Safety Standards. They had no choice.
Not exactly. The nose slopes down much due to pedestrian standards (so pedestrian gets a gentler travel on the hood, not cut in half).
However, the cut line has nothing to do with the pedestrian safety, rather due to aerodynamics (so airflow doesn't go under the hood as easily as it does on the current car. Look at the CX of 0.26 - that's VERY sleek for a production car, the E90 was 0.29 I think, or something.