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Old 09-07-2017, 12:18 PM
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Ugly as hell, but no worries - the production version will probably look like a larger X5 with a huge grill and some stupid, ugly detailing.
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:30 PM
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Ugly as hell, but no worries - the production version will probably look like a larger X5 with a huge grill and some stupid, ugly detailing.
So like a "less interesting" version of this ugly beast?
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:54 PM
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it reminds me of that Kia SUV concept shown a couple of years ago.

http://www.friendlykia.com/blog/kia-...-and-features/
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Old 09-07-2017, 01:17 PM
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Given how BMW was doing gorgeous concepts that produced dull and lifeless cars i.e. opposites), maybe given how ugly this is, the production version will be great looking/
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:06 PM
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Given how BMW was doing gorgeous concepts that produced dull and lifeless cars i.e. opposites), maybe given how ugly this is, the production version will be great looking/
Given the latest spyshots, I'm afraid this reversed logic will not apply here ;)
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Old 09-07-2017, 04:47 PM
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at least the interior is finally a step forward from BMW, and you can't see the exterior from there.
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Old 09-07-2017, 05:07 PM
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at least the interior is finally a step forward from BMW, and you can't see the exterior from there.
Agree to disagree. This looks like it will be a slightly modified X3/current X5/5er/7er interior in production form (no doubt shared with the next gen X5). Not sure what about it is a step forward.





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Old 09-08-2017, 06:50 AM
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I'm 99,9% sure that "iPerformance" name means some kind of Plug-In-Hybrid/Electric thing, especially considering the location of that flap
Then the front air dam is even more inexcusably ugly! Argh.
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:38 AM
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Then the front air dam is even more inexcusably ugly! Argh.
Well non functioning scoops, grilles and exhausts seem to be quite a thing Right now, especially with German designers (compare the Audi E-Tron SUV spy shots; or just the Honda Civic hatch). Not that it's an excuse for this atrocity, but it fits in if you like...
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Old 09-08-2017, 05:41 PM
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Agree to disagree. This looks like it will be a slightly modified X3/current X5/5er/7er interior in production form (no doubt shared with the next gen X5). Not sure what about it is a step forward.
seems like a lot of effort to prove a difference of opinion.... ;) this design finally gets rid of the same two strips/clusters of buttons that have been on every BMW for years, finally redesigning the HVAC and radio controls. it modernizes the interior a lot, versus all the pics you posted, which have nearly identical button clusters. i also like the center screen that is more tied into the driver cockpit, which brings back cues of the old driver centric cockpits of previous BMWs.

I think if you cover the bottom half of the grill, the front end is actually very attractive. the overall shape is still too boxy as others have suggested, especially for a BMW.

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