Originally Posted by paranoidgarliclover
.....but I don't really understand why BMW has suddenly decided that they needed to dramatically alter the kink....
Indeed, and this is true fro many new models; same goes for their classic, L-shaped rear lights, or even the double kidneys that now morph into a Kia grille more and more. The cars look different, but hardly better, more modern, or more tasteful. just not like a BMW anymore.
Whilst my first reaction was Kia Stinger, I also agree about the Ghibli elements (well, the Kia does after all give of Maserati vibes as well)