Former BMW designer did not appreciate the design of the 4 Series coupeAugust 7, 2020
The new design of the BMW 4 Series made a lot of noise and the former designer of the Bavarian company expressed his views on the novelty.
The current design of the BMW 4 Series has become a topic of discussion among automotive enthusiasts and journalists. Honestly, anyone with eyes will have something to say about all of his style, especially the massive grille.
While the G22 4 Series designer wants you to take advantage of the quirks of a new style, former BMW designer Frank Stevenson shared his thoughts on this new design direction in a video he uploaded to his YouTube channel.
While Stevenson didn’t quite dislike the whole design of the second-generation coupe, he also has questions. One of its main points was how the new 4 Series differs from the brand’s identity.
On the other hand, he changed the C-pillars, which are different from previous BMWs, while the characteristic lines seem too soft to him. As for the radiator grille, Stevenson believes that it is not associated with the entire style of the coupe. It’s like two different people have designed the radiator grille and body. These were just a few of the points that Stevenson highlighted from the design of the G22 4 Series.
Note that Stevenson was a prominent name in the automotive industry in terms of design. On his new YouTube channel, he has released a series of videos in which he shares his thoughts on the cars he has designed in the past, especially the modern Mini Cooper, Maserati MC12, McLaren P1 (and the rest of the current McLaren lineup) and Ford Escort.
And yes, he also designed the first BMW X5 and spent 11 years at the company, where he became the chief designer. He currently runs his own design studio, Frank Stephenson Design Consultancy.
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