BMW Concept 4 Reimagined
What can we say that hasn't been said already? BMW tried to bring out the big guns at the Frankfurt Auto Show with their new Concept 4 and...wow it's ugly. BMW designers have defended it by saying they were inspired by iconic models such as the 328 and 3.0 CSi but, I'm having a pretty hard time seeing the resemblance. Here's a photos of an E9 3.0 CSi for reference:
Image via Stanceworks
Beyond the Concept 4's face, the car doesn't even remotely improve. It looks like someone traced an Infiniti Q60 and then took the rest of the day off. The whole design is uninspired and unoriginal, a mish-mash of mimicked style like a 2am half-assed caricature of someone's Pinterest page. It's so bad that there's likely an equal amount of articles about Photoshop fixes (like CarThrottle) as there are debut reports from the show. At any rate, we decided to take a stab at fixing the Concept 4's face in our own way:
And here it is. We reworked the front fascia by integrating 8-Series front grilles (which ironically look small now). A M8-inspired front lip was also grafted to the front to give it more presence. The center of the bumper, now devoid of a giant grille, was reshaped to recoup some air intake volume and is divided by a chrome styling element which does two things: ties in some visual continuity with the black side inlet dividers / front grille and adds some styling to distinguish the 4 uniquely from the rest of the BMW product line—something that BMW had aimed to do with the giant grille.
Beyond that, the entire car has been lowered. A set of side skirts have been fitted to flow with the new front lip; a carbon fiber roof, small trunk spoiler, and HRE's new FF10 Flowform wheels have also been added as well to complete the aesthetic facelift.
Future Classic Concept 4 Render - BBS RE-V Wheels
Future Classic Concept 4 Render - HRE P111SC
Future Classic Concept 4 Render - HRE R101LW
Future Classic Concept 4 Render - Rotiform BM1
What do you all think about the rework? Would you consider adding a 4 to your garage if it looked like this? You can check out the rest of the photoshops here. Have a wheel request? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get them fitted!