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One thing is for sure - Bangle's BMWs have always been controversial.

Some love them, some hate them, some love or hate a subset of them.

People harp on Bangle's designs all the time but with the exception of the pre-facelift E65 7 Series and the 6 series of the time, his designs really aren't that bad. Both the E9X 3 series and E60 5 series have aged really well and all of the other cars he's designed look fine. HE also oversaw what could be the best BMW design in modern time the Z8 (Fisker and Von Hooydonk were also part of that) In fact many say that BMW's current design language is worse than it was back then.

A while back he made this comment about the Lexus design language:

"Some of it comes from the brands and their design groups. Look at Lexus [which debuted its UX subcompact crossover at the show] as an example.

Here is a brand and design group that says, ‘We are going to start with an idiosyncratic direction and we are going to stay on this until we hammer it into something.’ It has taken them years but they are actually creating something out of it.

At least what you’re seeing there is a commitment toward revitalizing a brand through a strong design statement, not a predictable one. Now they are offering you excitement, emotion and passion."

Our question today is...

Is Bangle STILL correct in his assessment of Lexus designs? Or is it no longer valid.

Tell us where you stand on Lexus and Bangle's opinion...


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Is Former BMW Superstar Designer Chris Bangle's Opinion On The Lexus Design Language STILL True?

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