Well? I think it’s kinda hideous. BMW has really taken some chances with their redesigns recently. There’s just too much going on here with the sculpted sides and the bulbous rear end. It’s almost as bad as the Z3 coupe.
I don’t know. I’d have to see one in person, but I don’t think it’s that bad. My wife and I were looking at roadsters this summer and we liked the Z4, though we ended up leaning towards the Lotus Elise (before we had a baby on the way, that is. Roadster’s on hold now). I think I’d still prefer that over the coupe.
I agree with you on the Z3. That thing is really fugly. That is sad because I always loved the Z3 roadsters. Now, the Z4 isn’t that terrible on its own but it looks like a Porsche hopped the car lot fence and gave a 3 series one up the tailpipe. I like BMW’s. I don’t like Porshe styling so that is bad.
I have mixed feelings out the new 3 Series too. I had an older model and my has one now and the more rounded shape is going to take some getting used to. At least you can see the lineage.
I think the Z4 looks okay. That Z3 on the other hand. I thought my eyes were going to melt when I looked at it. It’s… bad to say the least.
But overall, I haven’t been too impressed with their model redesigns. Considering how badly I want an M3, this scares me, because I’m afraid of what its redesign is going to look like when it comes along.
Consider me in agreement with everyone else. I’m a veritable BMW fanboy and have for years achingly pined for a M3 Coupe. However I’ve really disliked the redesigns across the board. They seem to be drifting closer to traditional Lexus styling which to me is the worst possible thing in the world. BMW is taking the “sports” out of the sports sedan.
Another thing that annoys me is the M Coupe and M3 Coupe designations, 90% of people are idiots and you can’t explain the difference. They hear “M3” and assume you’re referring to the M Coupe (which is what the Z3 Coupe posted above is actually called).