BMW decided to change the face of their vehicles. They went from subtle double-kidney grilles to massive gaping mouths. In their attempt to go for a menacing look, they went too far and landed on a face that not even a mother (or father) would love.
Car and Driver magazine agrees: “Do whatever it takes to ignore the new BMW M4’s toothy grille…”
Sometimes designers go too far on purpose to push the envelope. Over time, what was outrageous becomes acceptable.
I have to eat my words on Kia’s design decisions (see this post). Two years ago, when their Telluride large SUV came out, I thought it was quite ugly. Now I’m used to the look.
I’m not sure if I will ever get used to BMW’s new face.
So I did a little work in Photoshop on James Lipman’s photo and made the grille more the size that God intended. (See above.)
Let’s push the envelope, but not too far.