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Been a subscriber to Automobile Magazine for over 30 years and the latest cover has the 2019 BMW 8 series coupe as design of the year. I never thought Automobile Magazine ever gave our XK cars the respect they deserve ,but I feel our cars are a much more beautiful design than the new BMW. I thought the concept of the 8 series was much cleaner than the production car and I thought the concept copied a lot from our cars.
 
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Bumped in to an 8-something at a local car show this weekend. Completely underwhelmed by the design, at least in black. Could have been any 3- or 4- Series coupe or whatever they are called these days. Was a little shocked when I realised it was an expensive 8! beautiful or impressive, it was not
 
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At least it is better than anything from Bangle years.
 
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Haven't seen one in the flesh, but the pictures look great of the 8 Series. If I were to buy a fancy BMW, that would be it. Then again I prefer the 7 Series over the S Class.
 
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In the Battle of the Fugly Faces of 2019, my vote goes to the BMW M850i, with the Lexus RC350 a close second.





I prefer the overall styling of the Lexus. It's simpler and less busy than the BMW M850i, more coherent, and flows better with more shapely roofline. And it costs a lot less than the BMW and probably will be much more reliable. BMW: Bless My Warranty.
 
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Yea, that BMW looked much better as a concept. When I first saw the concept pics, I really thought it might rival the XK aesthetically even if it seemed a bit of a copycat design. All those harsh angles around the grill of the production version ruined the nice clean lines of the concept.

Still, I think it's a positive that BMW and Lexus are still willing to build GTs as halo cars when other manufacturers are moving away from cars altogether in favor of building nothing but SUVs in varying sizes.
 

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From that angle I really do like the rear 2/3's of that Lexus, but you are correct that hourglass nose is bad. Also after doing a quick google search, the back end doesn't look nearly as smooth and rounded when viewed from the rear, I was a bit disappointed.
 
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The Lexus is hideous. To me of all the cars on the road, the newest generation of Honda's look really well designed. Never thought I'd think "Nice looking Prius", but it's happened. The Civic's are pretty sharp looking too.
 
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Garbage. Theyre all look silly. Im going backwards, will only buy older cars
 
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We are going to look back at this era like we did the bell-bottoms and unkept hair.

Form that is not functional goes out of style. The Etype, which top guys agree was the most beautiful car ever made, did not have a line on it that was without function.
https://www.popularmechanics.com/car...ype-so-pretty/
 
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While the 8-Series looks a lot better than a lot of BMW Coupes, it doesn't have the defined and distinct style that both an 80s 6 Coupe or 90s 8 Coupe had. Looking at those rear haunches though, that is a departure from a lot of their cars in a good way.

I'd still drive it, and I'd probably have a blast, but I don't think it's an outstanding looker, it just looks nice. My favorite BMWs stylewise are the original 8 Series and the E38 7 Series; I loved my 740i and 750iLs in terms of looks.
 
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E38 7 Series; I loved my 740i and 750iLs in terms of looks.
Interesting you should say that.
I thought it was one of the most handsome cars designed. But never gave vent to my opinions.
But watch this... surprise at the end

 
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I'd post another picture of the 2019 AM Vanquish Volante, but everyone already knows that I want one.
 
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FINE! I'll post one anyway!

 
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Interesting you should say that.
I thought it was one of the most handsome cars designed. But never gave vent to my opinions.
But watch this... surprise at the end

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiLI...Lejjh4TVJXm6Vt
Our family car was a '85 500 SEC AMG for like 20+ years. Cool stuff.
 
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Our family car was a '85 500 SEC AMG for like 20+ years. Cool stuff.
No way!!!
Our family car was a white pearl 85 500 SEC AMG.
 
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Originally Posted by Queen and Country View Post
Interesting you should say that.
I thought it was one of the most handsome cars designed. But never gave vent to my opinions.
But watch this... surprise at the end

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiLI...Lejjh4TVJXm6Vt
I saw that video!

A nice Alpina B7 from that era would be a blast.
blast! Although if I can find a mint 01 750iL in silver or Black with M Support Parallels... I personally think the extra length looks good on the E38 and want a long wheelbase versus standard.

I regret selling my 750 when I bought a D3 A8L, which is the biggest piece of **** I've ever owned.
 

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I regret selling my 750 when I bought a D3 A8L, which is the biggest piece of **** I've ever owned.
Aren't ALL Audis pretty much POSes? I've never been in one that wasn't miserable.
Too bad also, as they do look kind of cool. Course, so do VWs nowadays.
 
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BMW stylng went downhill after the 507 (1956). Until ...



it was resurrected as the Z8 (2000). A classic, timeless design except for the weird dashboard.



After that, everything went bangles, uh, bonkers.

The X150 R is better looking, performs better, and is a lot more affordable.
 
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Ranchero,
I believe the current generation of the Prius is the ugliest car ever built in the history of cars, pushing the 1962 Plymouth Valiant and the Alfa Milano to second and third on my list of ugliest ever.

And as far as Audis go, anyone who has ever driven an S5 for any period of time can really appreciate a terrifically designed, engineered, and wonderful driving automobile.
 

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