Bentley chef criticizes BMW i3 designMarch 19, 2020
In the rank of the concept, the BMW i3 was introduced back in 2011 and provoked very opposing moods. The Bavarian company still decided to transfer the look of the concept with minimal changes to the production model, and now i3 is perhaps the most “non-Bavarian” BMW in the brand’s production line.
Stefan Zilaff, Bentley’s chief designer, said in an interview with Autocar that he respects BMW for the courage to make such a hatch serial. However, he emphasized that in his opinion, i3 buyers did not make their choice in his favor because of appearance.
“If we take a look at the Taycan, we immediately realize that it is a Porsche. If we look at Tesla, we notice that they do not look obsessively dramatic. As a designer, I admire my BMW colleagues and their work on creating the i3, but if you talk to his customers, they will say that he looks … ugly, ”the edition quotes the stylist.
Meanwhile, Bentley once promised that their own electric car would one day receive a “very bold” design. True, it will take a long time to wait, despite the fact that the company from Crew has an extravagant electro concept EXP 100 GT and a small-scale Bacalar roadster based on his motives: Bentley believes that the current level of development of batteries does not yet meet the company’s standards.
As for the BMW i3 itself, despite its age, the Bavarians are not going to abandon the compact “green” hatch. The i8 hybrid sports car has already been promised an early discontinuation, but the younger model BMW plans to release at least until 2024.
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