Originally Posted by Mr.Metak2you
Agree i like AVH as well but him and Bangle have similar philosophies. Adrian actually designed the 7series(E65) while working under Bangle. Something people always blamed Bangle for. Of course Bangle had to approve the design, but nevertheless. I loved that car and just couldn't understand why people were so outraged by the looks.
I think the reason that many people, including me, didn't like the E65 was because of how good the previous E38 looked. The E38 looked surprisingly svelte and athletic for a big car, especially in sport trim. When the E65 debuted, I felt it lost that athleticism and took on more of a bloated look.