Friday, May 18, 2012

Seen but not photographed: BMW 328i

I saw this one in a parking lot.  For those of you who are informed about such things, the VIN ends with J88606.

If this car is any indication, BMW is completely rudderless.  It looks like 3 different cars.  From the side, it looks like any other sedan.  The uneven taillights slanting down from the corners to the center look like they were designed by two committees who did not know of the other's existence.  The front end is more of a problem.  It is a pinched taffy look.  There are all sorts of creases and folds.  The phrase used to describe an Edsel, "Like an Oldsmobile sucking a lemon," comes to mind.  The BMW looks modern, but as in the Edsel, a bunch of disparate design elements come together to form a bunch of disparate design elements.

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