What the Spies can add to the speculation, after digging a little deeper, is that the front end shot is a virtually IDENTICAL representation, of the front end of the 2005-06 3-series.
If the rumors are true, we think this is the FIRST Banglified/Hooydunkified (Hooydunk is the designer of the 5 and the 7 and is President of BMW Designworks USA) front end that actually hits the mark. We also like the gentle sloping curve along the bottom of the door line.
Notice a little MB CLK admiration in the side shots? We do.
What we#146;re still trying to come to grips with, is the $64 Billion dollar question looming at BMW these days#133;Doesn#146;t anyone there know how to design the back end of a vehicle anymore?
If this is the final rear end the Spies ask #147;Will it be called the 4-series RSX#148; ?
2001 CL Type S
2001 Lexus RX300 Silversport