Having looked at the photos of the next generation 3 series (http://carspyshots.proboards2.com/in...=spy&start=180
), my wife and I overwhelmingly prefer the present design E-46 and have orderd a 2004 225i.
This brings to mind the apparent uniformity of car designs. Take a look at this upcoming Lexus: http://carspyshots.proboards2.com/index.cg...&num=1076291042
Now picture it with BMW's logo on the hood and twin kidney grill. Car desigtns seem to converging on similar designs. In the animal kingdom, some animals do this; the shark and dolphin for example. It's called "convergent evolution."
Although I don't care for his designs, maybe that's what Chris Bangle is trying to prevent with his designs.
Just my 2c.