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      02-09-2020, 02:51 PM   #67
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What is going on with BMW design? One atrocity after another.
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      02-09-2020, 04:16 PM   #68
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Wow oh my god wow it really sucks to live in a time when this is the only car BMW makes so now we have no choice but to say we will never buy BMW again because they no longer have an x1 x2 x3 x4 x5 x6 x7 or the 3 4 5 and 7 series oh my god BMW you have lost your way wow no punctuation on purpose.

You don’t like it, doNt fUcKinG bUY iT.

Calm down. Personally I don't want the 2 series, but I'm assuming a lot of people on this specific forum like the compact size and fun to drive nature of the 2 series. The fact that they're clearly moving away from the modified 3 series chassis and using the FWD UKL platform is a big loss for those people. Especially since the G20 is now even bigger than the F30.
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      02-09-2020, 06:28 PM   #69
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Calm down. Personally I don't want the 2 series, but I'm assuming a lot of people on this specific forum like the compact size and fun to drive nature of the 2 series. The fact that they're clearly moving away from the modified 3 series chassis and using the FWD UKL platform is a big loss for those people. Especially since the G20 is now even bigger than the F30.
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It just bugs me when people say “what was BMW thinking” or “I wouldn’t buy this” etc. Clearly, if you don’t like the car, you’re not the target market. Simple as that.
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      02-09-2020, 06:48 PM   #70
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In a minority here, still not the worse looking Bimmer in the lineup.
What do you feel is the worst? X2?

It's pretty close but I'd give the ugly edge to this. Thankfully those Gran Turismos are gone.
It's a tough category, BMW seems to be on quite the roll. Have you spotted a 7 yet?? Those Kidneys....
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I don't really understand why ppl are so surprised about this car. The only thing BMW wants to do by this model - to increase market share. Like, "Hey guys! You don't really need to buy all these A3 or A-class, or even new fancy Korean models, just try our THE 2". C'mon, guys
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      02-10-2020, 01:37 AM   #72
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I wouldn't identify this as a BMW if I saw it on the street (and of course not having seen pictures of it already).

I normally try to keep negative things to my self but this is a very unattractive design..
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      02-10-2020, 03:37 AM   #73
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The grill is such a mix match with its size, shape, and position on this particular car. It looks like someone with a sonanta put the bmw emblem on it.
The grill is fine, in fact the front is what I wished the new 1 series would have looked like. The X6 and X2 are much worse in that department IMO.
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      02-10-2020, 07:44 AM   #74
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Clearly, if you don't like the car, you're not the target market. Simple as that.
Sorry, but no.. it isn't that simple. Sometimes they simply miss the mark.

Whether they did on this one or not, is all speculation (we don't know their target, can only assume). This is an Internet forum, so people can complain just like other people can praise it. BOTH are the target market of this and every forum....

My opinion, the lines of this car resemble a Kia more than a BMW, and that's a shame. At least that cheap 318i hatchback back in the late 90's still looked like a BMW (chopped off trunk aside). I understand, but don't like, wanting to enter cheaper markets. But it could and should still look like a BMW. This doesn't.
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The Audi S3/RS3 seem like much nicer, more compelling buys. This car from the front 3/4 angle just screams corolla/Sentra. No bueno.
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Clearly BMW is going after the customer with more money than taste...
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      02-10-2020, 12:41 PM   #77
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The Audi S3/RS3 seem like much nicer, more compelling buys. This car from the front 3/4 angle just screams corolla/Sentra. No bueno.
I agree. Sad that the S3 sedan is better looking.

That has to be classed as a fail by BMW.
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Blacked out front looks much much better.


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How to make an ugly fwd econobox look flashier & uglier ...
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Wow oh my god wow it really sucks to live in a time when this is the only car BMW makes so now we have no choice but to say we will never buy BMW again because they no longer have an x1 x2 x3 x4 x5 x6 x7 or the 3 4 5 and 7 series oh my god BMW you have lost your way wow no punctuation on purpose.

You don’t like it, doNt fUcKinG bUY iT.

Future models and trends are based on feedback on current offering. This is feedback.
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      02-12-2020, 09:30 AM   #81
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Why wasn't this labeled as a 1 seires sedan...? That's what it is no?

Also, the looks are a proportions thing, IMO. The 2 GC is hideous, would never even THINK about owning one. However, the M135i hatch (that we don't get here in the US), is a gorgeous car that I would 100% buy as a daily, has the same face and tail end. The proportions on the hatch are much more suited for the new design.
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Clearly BMW is going after the customer with more money than taste...
So the masses in other words. Mazda makes some of the sexiest looking compact cars relative to the hideous Civics and bland Corollas and nobody buys them. You can't fault BMW for doing their homework on the segment.
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      02-12-2020, 01:32 PM   #83
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Why wasn't this labeled as a 1 seires sedan...? That's what it is no?
There already is a 1 series sedan. And they can charge more for an even numbered gran coupé than for a lowly sedan.
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I don't really understand why ppl are so surprised about this car. The only thing BMW want to do by this model - to increase market share. Like, "Hey guys! You don't really need to buy all these A3 or A-class, or even new fancy Korean models, just try our THE 2". C'mon, guys
I think to a lot of folks it is the fact that they are calling it a 2 series car. If they called it a one series, everyone would probably be fine with it.
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Looks so good!
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BMW is losing it. Stop fixing things that ain't broken.
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I think to a lot of folks it is the fact that they are calling it a 2 series car. If they called it a one series, everyone would probably be fine with it.
Very true. I haven't seen so many negative feedback about the 1st series
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I just can't get over those pig-nose nostril grills.
This needs to go BMW corporate.
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