Chris Bangle Quits BMW… and the Auto Industry - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 02-03-2009, 11:58 AM
Administrator
 
administrator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 460
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
administrator will become famous soon enough administrator will become famous soon enough
Garage
(Thread Starter)
Chris Bangle Quits BMW… and the Auto Industry


Chris Bangle, the man behind the controversial BMW designs over the last several decades has announced he is leaving his post at BMW after 17 years. Bangle became the Director of the BMW Design Group in 1992 and has since become one of the world's most infamous automotive designers.

Under Bangle's leadership BMW has produced many new designs including the BMW Z3, BMW Z4, BMW X5, BMW Z8, BMW X3, the new BMW 6 Series, the BMW X6 and the BMW 1 Series. Bangle's design department also developed the designs for the new MINI and the Rolls-Royce Phantom (at least he got one of them right). Bangle will more likely be remembered for the drastic new direction that he took vehicles like the BMW 7 and 5 Series in. He is also responsible for several new 3 Series designs.

Bangle will be replaced by Adrian van Hooydonk, the currently Head of BMW Automobile Design, who Bangle has worked with for the past 17 years.

More: Chris Bangle Quits BMW… and the Auto Industry on AutoGuide.com
administrator is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 02-03-2009, 12:02 PM
OMFG another one!?
 
witeshark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Miami FL
Posts: 14,699
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice
Wow, huge news...

BMW

Sig by zeaq
witeshark is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 02-03-2009, 12:40 PM
I am Teh Edumacator.
 
Teh Prof's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: ATL, London, and Barcelona
Posts: 4,521
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Teh Prof has much to be proud of Teh Prof has much to be proud of Teh Prof has much to be proud of Teh Prof has much to be proud of Teh Prof has much to be proud of Teh Prof has much to be proud of Teh Prof has much to be proud of Teh Prof has much to be proud of Teh Prof has much to be proud of Teh Prof has much to be proud of
Send a message via AIM to Teh Prof
Huge news indeed.

I don't think I'll be alone in saying it...liked (own!) his early stuff, dislike his later work...



1999 E39 540i/6-VF Stage 1 S/C, Dinan exhaust, Dinan strut+shock braces, Dinan ltwt flywheel + clutch, Dinan Brembo BBK, Dinan monoball, H&R Springs, Koni Yellows, M5 sways, Dinan forged 18" wheels, &c.

1995 E38 740i. Highly modded. Faster than you.

Sold 2-28-07: 1997 E36 M3/4, 8-30-05 RIP 1997 528i


Lindsay fan club member.
Teh Prof is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 02-03-2009, 03:08 PM
Im Bluffin With My Muffin
 
AlpineSixAndSeven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Posts: 5,992
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via AIM to AlpineSixAndSeven
yeah he seemed to be losing his touch... the New seven isnt that bad and looks more like the e38....

1991 Ford Taurs SHO 5 Speed White on Tan
1996 Chevy Lumina LTZ Rep 3.4L
1992 318i Coupe parts car
1992 325i Ls1 swap with a T56 6 speed 12.2 quarter mile
1976 Mercedes Benz 300D with a Ford 5.0L Fuel Injected soon to be Modded
I am Captain Obvious
AlpineSixAndSeven is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 02-03-2009, 08:44 PM
n00b
 
Amazetbm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Amazetbm is an unknown quantity at this point
Yeah that is big news. I didn't like his sedan designs but his coupe designs were pretty cool.

Amazetbm is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 02-04-2009, 09:49 AM
2nd Gear Member
 
BigT's93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Olive Branch
Posts: 542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BigT's93 is on a distinguished road
fORD rEALLY nEEDS sOME help mAYBE hE wILL gO tHERE? tHEY mAKE tHE uGLIEST cARS oN tEH pLANET!!!
iF yOUR gOING tO mAKE a cRAPPY cAR, aT lEAST mAKE tHEM lOOK gOOD.
BigT's93 is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 02-04-2009, 02:57 PM
Im Bluffin With My Muffin
 
AlpineSixAndSeven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Posts: 5,992
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via AIM to AlpineSixAndSeven
^ are you drunk?

1991 Ford Taurs SHO 5 Speed White on Tan
1996 Chevy Lumina LTZ Rep 3.4L
1992 318i Coupe parts car
1992 325i Ls1 swap with a T56 6 speed 12.2 quarter mile
1976 Mercedes Benz 300D with a Ford 5.0L Fuel Injected soon to be Modded
I am Captain Obvious
AlpineSixAndSeven is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 02-04-2009, 06:57 PM
Mr. Clean
 
BimmerE39's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Danbury, Connecticut
Posts: 1,817
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BimmerE39 will become famous soon enough
Garage
Wow, that is huge news. I know his styling was controversial and even I was not a fan at first but as time has passed I have warmed up to a lot of his designs. The Z4 is by far my favorite.
BimmerE39 is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 02-08-2009, 02:44 AM
n00b
 
Sketch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sketch is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by administrator View Post
Bangle's design department also developed the designs for the new MINI and the Rolls-Royce Phantom (at least he got one of them right).

Wait- what are you getting at with this statement?


2007 MINI Cooper S Chili Red/White Roof, Stripes, Mirrors
Sketch is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 02-09-2009, 05:08 PM
n00b
 
doza08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
doza08 is on a distinguished road
thats good stuff!
doza08 is offline  
#11 (permalink) Old 02-12-2009, 09:35 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
pathill is on a distinguished road
It can be a huge loss for BMW. The guy's an institution! Man, if I worked for BMW for 17 long years, I'm a millionaire by now with every single new BMW car on my garage.
pathill is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BimmerWerkz > BMW News


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chris Bangle autographed BMW 5 Series 1:18 model bmwfanfromoz Non-Automotive Related 0 12-15-2008 05:29 PM
AutoWeek’s fast five: BMW design chief Chris Bangl Stacy540i Bimmer Talk/Motorsports Talk 7 10-10-2003 07:40 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome