The two biggest bones of contention on the last BMW 7-Series were the iDrive and the infamous Bangle butt.

Well, iDrive on the new 7 is vastly improved and the Bangle butt has been replaced with, DARE we say it?

A Lexus LS butt?

2009 BMW 7-Series

For so many years, Lexus has been accused of 'borrowing' design elements from the Germans but have the tables turned?

Every time I see the new 7, the only questionable design characteristic is the similarity to the butt of the Lexus LS-Series.

Maybe it's just me, but I can't get it out of my head...I see too much of a resemblance.

Not that there is anything wrong with the LS rear end, I love it.

But a BMW shouldn't have an Asian car style butt.

One can argue that China is the fastest growing market for BMW's and one design has to work for all customers in all countries.

But it doesn't make ME feel any better about how it looks.

Do you agree that BMW flattering the Lexus LS rear end design on their new 7?

And if so, how does it make you feel?

2009 BMW 3-Series, Diesel, X5 Diesel Photos

2008 Paris Auto Show

2009 BMW 7-Series

Bangle Butt Is Gone On The New 7, But Is It Better?

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