F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General BMW News and Cars Discussion > New BMW's hood design !? Something Wrong !? (Discussion)
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-04-2011, 03:16 PM   #1
Zadjali
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2007 Crimson E92
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sultanate of Oman

Posts: 214
iTrader: (0)

New BMW's hood design !? Something Wrong !? (Discussion)

Hi Guys,

Any one think that there's something wrong with the new BMW's hood design!? We can see that new models have a new hood design which separates the emblem area from the hood. I think IMO there's nothing nice about it . . . Its just makes the grille go lower and make the front end ugly!

I just love the current E90's hood design which is linked to the grilles!


Am also not a fan of the new flat front grills and bumpers design in the current models! Even if the pedestrian safety legislation in Europe require cars to have a 3 inch clearance between the hood and the engine components, they just can do better than that flat front grilles and bumpers!

I like the E90's and E60's front grille design . . . Its just sleek!











Last edited by Zadjali; 06-05-2011 at 01:13 AM.
Zadjali is offline   Oman
0
Reply With Quote
      06-04-2011, 05:21 PM   #2
Neph
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2010 328i E92, Sport, 6MT
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: ///Milky way

Posts: 189
iTrader: (0)

agreed. so far all the new designs i've seen are mcnasty
Neph is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-04-2011, 05:31 PM   #3
yakev724
Brigadier General
 
yakev724's Avatar
 
Drives: 00 RX300
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ithaca, NY

Posts: 3,559
iTrader: (49)

I don't see an issue with the z4, agree on all other accounts. e46/38/39 ftw
yakev724 is offline   Russian Federation
0
Reply With Quote
      06-05-2011, 12:02 AM   #4
pmeloche
Lieutenant Colonel
 
pmeloche's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 F25 X3 xDrive35i
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Montréal, Canada

Posts: 1,614
iTrader: (0)

It's a question of taste, I personally don't dislike it. What I dislike however is when people write "grill" instead of "grille". Grills are used to cook burgers and steaks on.
__________________

Patrice
2013 F25 X3 xDrive35i Vermillion Red
pmeloche is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      06-05-2011, 12:21 AM   #5
CAPSGOD
Major
 
Drives: Diesel Son
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: #yolo

Posts: 1,136
iTrader: (0)

It was inspired by the Dodge Ram


CAPSGOD is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-05-2011, 01:24 AM   #6
Zadjali
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2007 Crimson E92
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sultanate of Oman

Posts: 214
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by yakev724 View Post
I don't see an issue with the z4, agree on all other accounts. e46/38/39 ftw
I agree about the Z4, Its the only model that have a perfect match between the headlights and the hood lines! Also the Z4 headlights is the only one that not lowered from the edges!


Quote:
Originally Posted by pmeloche View Post
It's a question of taste, I personally don't dislike it. What I dislike however is when people write "grill" instead of "grille". Grills are used to cook burgers and steaks on.
Fixed . . . Sorry for that English is not my mother tongue!
Zadjali is offline   Oman
0
Reply With Quote
      06-05-2011, 06:32 PM   #7
JoosyJoos
Major
 
JoosyJoos's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335i Coupe
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Johns Creek, GA

Posts: 1,292
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 BMW 335i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to JoosyJoos
Actually it has more to do with the new EU laws for pedestrian safety--- higher hoods thus influencing the design of the vehicles.
__________________

1998 M3 Vert
1995 M3 Track Car
2008 335i - Retired
JoosyJoos is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-06-2011, 01:23 AM   #8
Dr. G
Brigadier General
 
Dr. G's Avatar
 
Drives: Black e92 335i
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Brampton, Ontario

Posts: 4,946
iTrader: (32)

Garage List
e92 BMW 335i  [4.35]
Looks horrible! Only car you can sneak it off on is a black car, but on lighter colour car's it looks terrible in my opinion.
__________________
JB4 / OSS Angel Eyes / Downpipes / F1-Racewerks FMIC / Custom Meth Kit / BMS DCI / ER Chargepipe / HKS BOV / BMS Meth Elbow / BMW Performance Exhaust / Carbon Fiber Inlay Quad Tips / 19" Miro 111 / Front Aero Lip / M3 Sides / VRS CSL Trunk / Mtech Rear / DD CF Quad Finned Diffuser / LCI Tails / BBK / Smoked Reflectors / F1 Euphoria LED Interior / License LED's / GT 5000k Corners / 5000k HID Fogs / Air Scoops / LED Turn Signals / FK Silverline Coilovers / HPA endlinks / Vibrant Resonators / Osram CBI 5000k D1S
Dr. G is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-06-2011, 06:19 AM   #9
footie
Major General
 
footie's Avatar
 
Drives: ????????????
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: BMW M3 will get a V6TT

Posts: 7,507
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [0.00]
The Z4 and 5er both look perfectly fine to me, as for the others .
footie is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      06-08-2011, 10:30 PM   #10
Epacy2
Major
 
Drives: M3/X5
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: KC

Posts: 1,255
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 M3  [0.00]
2008 M3  [0.00]
This is a huge problem I have had with the new designs. The roundel and grilles included as part of the bumper doesn't look right. Moving the line of the hood up so far looks mega odd and detracts from the look of the front big time.
__________________
Epacy2 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2011, 01:46 AM   #11
WWONG
Banned
 
Drives: 2012 BMW X5 xDrive35d
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Houston, TX

Posts: 1,833
iTrader: (14)

The moment you said you liked the look of the pre-LCI e90 grilles, you lost all credibility.
WWONG is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2011, 04:19 AM   #12
hks786
Major General
 
Drives: *
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: UK

Posts: 5,350
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by WWONG View Post
The moment you said you liked the look of the pre-LCI e90 grilles, you lost all credibility.
lol so true
__________________
hks786 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2011, 05:09 AM   #13
danintas
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2011 BMW X1 23d Auto
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Tasmania, Australia

Posts: 168
iTrader: (0)

I recently purchased an X1 ... haven't found BMW's particularly attractive in the past ... but the current styles really appeal to me ... each to their own I guess
danintas is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2011, 01:17 PM   #14
Wraith.
Captain
 
Wraith.'s Avatar
 
Drives: ED '11 Z4 35is
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Seattle

Posts: 788
iTrader: (0)

Z4 is a beauty... but i am bias.
Wraith. is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2011, 05:38 PM   #15
Zadjali
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2007 Crimson E92
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sultanate of Oman

Posts: 214
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by WWONG View Post
The moment you said you liked the look of the pre-LCI e90 grilles, you lost all credibility.
I said "current E90 grilles" not pre-LCI e90 grills!

Zadjali is offline   Oman
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2011, 06:07 PM   #16
OlivaresAnthony
Colonel
 
OlivaresAnthony's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 325i
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: San Diego, CA

Posts: 2,092
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2006 325i  [5.00]
2007 335i  [0.00]
I don't like the front end on any of the new models. It looks out of place from the rest of the car.
__________________
E90 325i|Sparkling Graphite Metallic|Steptronic|Black Leatherette/Dark Burl Interior|OEM Alarm|35%Front/5%Rear Tint|RD LED License Plate Lights|Rear Fogs Activated|Debadged|Smoked Sidemarkers|Blacklines|Depo P90v2|Matte Black Grille|BMS PBX|AFE Drop In|Charcoal Filter Delete|Air Scoops|19" Avant Garde M310|Continental DWS|M3 Lip Spoiler
OlivaresAnthony is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2011, 07:42 PM   #17
Elie335
ايلي ٣٣٥ هاهاها
 
Elie335's Avatar
 
Drives: Vorsteiner e92
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Leb

Posts: 1,446
iTrader: (1)

thanks for showing this, I never payed attention to the new hood detail, and YES I agree, this doesn't look right at all.
__________________
Elie335 is offline   St Pierre and Miquelon
0
Reply With Quote
      06-10-2011, 11:26 AM   #18
Wraith.
Captain
 
Wraith.'s Avatar
 
Drives: ED '11 Z4 35is
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Seattle

Posts: 788
iTrader: (0)

Sorry but I still contend that the hood/front end of my iS constitutes perfection.

Wraith. is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-10-2011, 02:51 PM   #19
ptack
Brigadier General
 
ptack's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NJ

Posts: 4,229
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 135i  [3.00]
On the new 1 series hatch it's the ugliest damn thing they've ever done, but it's not just the hood or the badge, the entire front is fugly.
__________________
135i, SGM, Coral, Sport Package, Auto, Premium Hifi, USB/ipod, Apex EC-7s, PPK Stage II
ptack is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-10-2011, 11:52 PM   #20
yakev724
Brigadier General
 
yakev724's Avatar
 
Drives: 00 RX300
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ithaca, NY

Posts: 3,559
iTrader: (49)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraith. View Post
Sorry but I still contend that the hood/front end of my iS constitutes perfection.
Oh....quit rubbing it in

and paint those mirror caps black
yakev724 is offline   Russian Federation
0
Reply With Quote
      06-11-2011, 12:50 AM   #21
Zadjali
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2007 Crimson E92
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sultanate of Oman

Posts: 214
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraith. View Post
Sorry but I still contend that the hood/front end of my iS constitutes perfection.

Already agreed about that!

Quote:
Originally Posted by yakev724 View Post
I don't see an issue with the z4, agree on all other accounts. e46/38/39 ftw

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zadjali View Post
I agree about the Z4, Its the only model that have a perfect match between the headlights and the hood lines! Also the Z4 headlights is the only one that not lowered from the edges!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ptack View Post
On the new 1 series hatch it's the ugliest damn thing they've ever done, but it's not just the hood or the badge, the entire front is fugly.
Actually the entire car is fugly!
Zadjali is offline   Oman
0
Reply With Quote
      09-23-2012, 02:32 PM   #22
nsphoto
New Member
 
Drives: 2002 VW Golf
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Edmonton, AB

Posts: 5
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ptack View Post
On the new 1 series hatch it's the ugliest damn thing they've ever done, but it's not just the hood or the badge, the entire front is fugly.
Definitely. My wife would love an X1 but the front end is just wrong. Maybe the next gen...
nsphoto is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:13 PM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST