Cars Opinion: Why I'm not a fan of the BMW Concept X7

18:28  12 september  2017
18:28  12 september  2017 Source:   Autocar

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Why does everything have to become so complicated? Let's go back to the simple yet elegant saloons of the '80s and '90s, when BMW was a prestigious manufacturer Not a huge fan of the concept car at first glance, but pleased that BMW is looking for ways to change.

Which is why BMW are moving forward on further concepts to help sustain the 7er. The upcoming BMW Concept X 7 has just been leaked on the Internet! For BMW M fans there shouldn’t be a more important model out there than the BMW 3.0 CSL.

Opinion: Why I'm not a fan of the BMW Concept X7© Autocar Opinion: Why I'm not a fan of the BMW Concept X7

For the best part of the last year, my daily driver has been a BMW 3 Series saloon. It is a very fine looking car indeed for the simple fact it has nice proportions, no fussy lines, and an overall coherence to it.

Many a time, I have turned for another admiring glance at the 3 Series after parking it.

I’d say the same of the 4 Series Gran Coupe and the 2 Series Coupe, two more BMW saloons penned around the same time that also get a nod of approval for similar reasons.

The latest generation of BMW design arrived with the 7 Series a couple of years ago. That car was okay, not too bad, but not pretty, a bit brash, and not worth an admiring glance back to it in the car park.

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Published 10 .09.2017 15:00 | Travel & lifestyle. BMW Just Unveiled Their Ultra-Luxe X 7 SUV Concept , But Not Everyone Is a Fan of Its In-Your-Face Design.

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The BMW X7 concept: Mark Tisshaw isn't a fan...© Autocar The BMW X7 concept: Mark Tisshaw isn't a fan... It’s hard to make a big saloon graceful, I’m sure, yet the 7 Series has some features that just don’t look like they need to be there, like the bit running down the bottom of the sides, and one too many lines at the rear end.

Surprisingly (in the pleasant way), that look scaled down nicely to the 5 Series last year, yet we’ve just seen what happens when it is scaled up: the X7, which is on display at the Frankfurt motor show.

Now there are many infinitely more design literate than me who I’m sure can tell me why I’m wrong (probably from the BMW design department…) yet the X7 just doesn’t look right.

The front looks to have two big Rolls-Royce grilles stuck next to each other on the front, with some large holes at the bottom of each side of the grille that jar with the angles.

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Like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. “The status of the BMW Concept X 7 iPerformance as a luxury-class BMW SAV is instantly apparent,” we’re told, which is the fancy way to say the Munich-headquartered automaker is going upmarket.

With the unveiling of the BMW Concept X 7 iPerformance at the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt, the BMW Group is not only pulling back the covers on a new model concept for the luxury segment, it is also introducing a whole new take on

Opinion: Why I'm not a fan of the BMW Concept X7© Autocar Opinion: Why I'm not a fan of the BMW Concept X7 It’s the same on the side: those big vertical stuck-on pieces of brightwork create a right angle with one stuck along the bottom, which is at odds to the heavy creasing in the body sides.

Then those odd holes return either side at the rear. It just looks odd.

Coupled with the more interesting-looking 8 Series, it’s supposed to be the BMW to allow the brand to go and play at an even higher price point.

BMW might know how to design a £30k saloon, yet I’m far from convinced they can scale up to an SUV that might find itself costing £100k in certain guises.

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Opinion: Why I'm not a fan of the BMW Concept X7 .
Mark Tisshaw is a normally big fan of BMW's styling efforts - but finds the X7 a little, well, uglyMany a time, I have turned for another admiring glance at the 3 Series after parking it.

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