I don't even work for BMW and I felt that one from here.
In a recent piece of Dan Neil's writing -- oh, did he mention he won a Pulitzer Prize -- he reviewed the BMW 1M. After a largely positive review that covers everything from the history of M to the fanboy love of some M followers, Neil goes out on a limb and writes this:
...So what could possibly be wrong? Well, for one thing, the 1M Coupe is a total buttaface, one of the ugliest, most disturbingly wrong car designs in modern history. The addition of all the massive wheel arches, lip spoilers, aero mods and the so-called Air Curtain front spoiler helps not at all. This car is the last revenge of former BMW styling head Chris Bangle. Jeez, put a flag over its head and drive for glory...
Then Neil goes about stammering on about old-schoolers not happy with the cars becoming too heavy and wraps it up on a positive note...
..."This things a tangerine dream." [end review]
Tangerine Dream, great music.
Back to the car. I guess that's what you'd call a backhanded compliment. But who cares what the journos or bad television personalities have to say about the car, we want to hear from you.
Is Dan Neil onto something? Is the 1M's styling a "buttaface?"
TRUE or FALSE?