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What on Earth drove BMW to unleash this hideousness?


What on Earth drove BMW to unleash this hideousness?

From its cartoonish snout to its sea monsterish butt, the Bavarian brand’s XM is an eyesore

Motoring editor, reporter and presenter

It’s challenging to be an ambassador of any sort for BMW now.

An obsession with elongated grilles, odd proportions and a general abandonment of many hallmarks that gave the brand an enthusiast following have left many wondering: what on Earth are they doing?

The new XM concept, launched last week, is further evidence that the Bavarian automaker is venturing into uncharted waters. And it is a preview that, judging from public response, seems to have left many ardent apologists of the brand rather upset. One can understand why...

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