Originally Posted by a11y
Christ that bonnet shutline is a disaster indeed. It's becoming a more common design feature though, guess it relates to pedestrian safety / economics...
Agreed! It just doesn't look like a BMW design. Reminds me of my old Megane which coincidentally had a very good NCAP rating! E90 had very poor pedestrian safety ratings so I guess this is a 'crumple zone' and has acted in improving pedestrian safety ratings on the new model!