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      04-18-2012, 02:22 PM   #23
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I have to say, you're grasping @ straws saying this is a "BMW trademark"...see 1957 Chevy Bel Air....

http://image.superchevy.com/f/311552...air_wheels.jpg

Maybe I'm missing something, but that certainly fits the description to me.
ha ha :-) if BMW (or any other car company could) everything attractive would be attributed to their company ~
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      04-18-2012, 03:39 PM   #24
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like what?
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Don't forget the Toyota Camry, Cadillac ATS, and the CTS has it a little bit too.
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I have to say, you're grasping @ straws saying this is a "BMW trademark"...see 1957 Chevy Bel Air....

http://image.superchevy.com/f/311552...air_wheels.jpg
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One comparable (or even pioneering) model feature does not an entire brands Signature Design make...

IE: that kink weather invented by BMW or not (the article never claimed as such and neither would any student of automotive design), has not been used by every subsequent model by any other brand since its inception... so no grasping at straws here?

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Some of the examples in the original post is a bit of a reach.
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      04-18-2012, 06:40 PM   #27
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Don't forget the Toyota Camry, Cadillac ATS, and the CTS has it a little bit too.
Which came out first bangle bungle or Volvo c70?
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      04-19-2012, 03:04 AM   #30
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What do you all think of the evolved Hoffmeister kink on new BMWs?
I was quite surprised by this on the LWB versions of the F30 335 / 328i in China.
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      04-19-2012, 10:15 AM   #31
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I think the best thing about the hofmeister kink is not actually the countersweep on the c-pillar, but rather the fact that it blends right into the doorframe design and highlights the rear-wheel arch.

these copies have yet to do that (surprised the koreans havent....) which is a good thing.
Well, Hyundai / Kia can't be too long in copying this concept since they seem to have copied everything else.

Can you tell this car from an F10? (Kia K9)









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Here I thought Kia was a Korean company, not Chinese.
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One comparable (or even pioneering) model feature does not an entire brands Signature Design make...

IE: that kink weather invented by BMW or not (the article never claimed as such and neither would any student of automotive design), has not been used by every subsequent model by any other brand since its inception... so no grasping at straws here?

Every model? Are you kidding me? Or are you just that delusional?

Either way. Fanboys will be fanboys. I'll avoid peeing on your parade.
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Talking And the definition of 'Grasping at straws' coming right up

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Every model? Are you kidding me? Or are you just that delusional?

Either way. Fanboys will be fanboys. I'll avoid peeing on your parade.
Defensive aren't we? While im no one-track minded fanboy; I am interested to hear which post BMW 1500 designed four-door or indeed coupe BMW (ie: roadsters dont have C pillars) was without the kink?

I fear I shall never get an answer though; even a response to such a question would counter-prove the aforementioned 'haters' own argument... "grasping at straws"
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Defensive aren't we? While im no one-track minded fanboy; I am interested to hear which post BMW 1500 designed four-door or indeed coupe BMW (ie: roadsters dont have C pillars) was without the kink?

I fear I shall never get an answer though; even a response to such a question would counter-prove the aforementioned 'haters' own argument... "grasping at straws"
you added an additional bit "no roadsters"...and I'm much too lazy to look through pages of images to find a non-roadster that meets the criteria. (I have no clue if it exists).

There's your reply.

I'm no hater, I just find it comical that this thread even exists "OMG, BMW designed this turn in the trim of a window...everyone is Copying them, WOW, what a visionary"....that's just silly talk.

How can you be sure that Mr Hofmeister didn't just "copy" the design of the 1957 Chevy? or some other old car that has yet to be mentioned. Designers of all cars use other cars as one point of their inspiration...saying that "everyone is copying BMW" is just an arrogant comment that I find hilarious. (I enjoy our BMW, and am planning on buying another...they are great cars...but this thread just made me laugh.)
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When it comes to design trends,BMW is definitely the leader.
And when it comes to new concepts, Mercedes is the leader,Crossover,retractable hard top, 4 door coupe...even when almost every car manufacturer abandoned the wagon,they stuck with it.
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Copy cats .

They can put as many bmw trademark design features in the cars that they want, but it still won't be a bmw
totally agreed!
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I dont think all of these are copies, the Altima is really similar though. The A7 looks nothing like the BMW kink IMO. I agree though the kink is one of BMW's best features. For me the roofline is one of the most important parts of the car.
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That Kia K9 is such a 5 series rip-off. I think the rear end looks like a 7 series lol.
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