What are they smoking or drinking in the BMW design studio? The current 4 series concept was remarkably like the eventual road car so I really, truly hope that they don't continue with the madness of that grill. I am a long term BMW coupe fan but that would just close the door on any possibility of replacing the M5 with one. The rest of the design is pretty good and a bit better proportioned than the 8 series.
Surely there must be someone in authority at BMW who looks at that car and thinks WTF!
......The back is too fussy in the lower half, but the upper half is good. .....
I've been saying that about them for a while now, it's particularly noticeable on things like a silver X4 that from the number plate level down there are so many different creases and panel joins that its a mess.
I'm not sure. The car in the factory looks like it might be photoshopped - here's hoping anyway!
I know exactly what you mean but take a very careful look at the photos of the disguised grille on the car in the second link.
Particularly at the top. Looks like it has a more triangular top to the bar between the kidneys, just like the concept...
I've looked at that too. If you look below to either side of the place it has parking sensors. It's conceivable these could be within the grille but I don't think they are. I'm pretty sure the grey car is a fake and I'd be highly surprised if they followed through with that grille.