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Old 03-26-2006, 01:50 AM   #21
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"But Bangle sincerely disagrees, and, moreover, he is fully backed by the weight of the BMW board of directors (BMW is still largely controlled by the will of the Quandt family), who specifically asked Bangle to move the company's image forward, whether traditionalists like it or not."
true, but I can assure you that an intelligent head of design would see that statement as a two-fold problem: 01) satisfy the Quandt family 02) satisfy bmw traditionalists

It seems to me that bangle was only able to fulfill half that necessary criteria; hence in my book, he's merely half a man. I despise the new bmw interiors, the new e90 is getting flack, and the 7 series had a huge uproar with its last inception. Perhaps bangle's staff were displeased with the full burden barring on him, but you forget every company has a chain of command, and bangle was on top. If the Minister of Finance was responsible for embezzlement would you solely blame his secretary???
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Old 03-26-2006, 01:06 PM   #22
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the new e90 is getting flack, and the 7 series had a huge uproar with its last inception.

These types of things tend to be highly exaggerated, especially online. The majority of BMW drivers feel the exact opposite of what you've stated.
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Old 03-26-2006, 09:25 PM   #23
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Ok people, STOP BEATING THIS DEAD HORSE. I can't believe how many idiots are in this world. AGAIN, Bangle DID NOT design these cars, but merely approved them. Also, did you catch this?

"But Bangle sincerely disagrees, and, moreover, he is fully backed by the weight of the BMW board of directors (BMW is still largely controlled by the will of the Quandt family), who specifically asked Bangle to move the company's image forward, whether traditionalists like it or not."

Actually, some of the designers who penned some of the very controversial designs were upset that Bangle got all the heat. They want to be known as the ones who changed the BMW look, and yet, as Adrian put it, "Bangle gets all the heat. It's just not fair."

So, PLEASE stop this!

YES please. This is the first FACT that i've heard for awhile. Chris Bangle DID NOT DESIGN THE CARS!!!! IF you guys know anything about how a design is worked at bmw, it is suggested by many teams that compete for the job under certain guidelines. So PLEASE, GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT.
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Old 03-26-2006, 09:28 PM   #24
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http://www.forbes.com/2003/06/02/cx_mf_0602feat.html

http://www.petitiononline.com/STOPCB/petition.html

Chris Bangle is a dumba$$.
I'm kind of happy he did design the new style.
At least our E46 design will look good for another 3-5 years...lolol

CHRIS U SUUUCK! HAHA!
You obviously are the dumba ss...The e46 design will age soon and so will all the other cars that were introduced in 1999. Nothing is forever. You for one are either biased or dont like change. What were you thinking? That the e46 design and all the previous generation bmw designs were to last forever? Come on now.. Give me a break.
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Old 03-27-2006, 01:00 AM   #25
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