This video shows Chris Bangle speaking on his love of designing cars, as well as “Bangle-bashing” – the criticism of the design cues that he has inserted into the current generation of BMW cars, the most famous being the Bangle Butt.
According to him, it was necessary for product lines to follow a cycle of a revolutionary generation followed by an evolutionary generation followed by another revolutionary generation and so on. The current way BMWs look started with the E65 BMW 7-Series – that was considered a revolution, and the evolution could start with the upcoming production version of the BMW Concept CS.
He also talks about the 2006 Geneva Motor Show where he was accused of being racist when he used the term “Axis of White Power”, and offers his explanation on the matter: apparently he was actually referring to the cars’ paintjobs.
Both videos are viewable after the jump, the interview and the video where he mentioned the Axis of White Power.
VIDEO: Chris Bangle on Bangle-ism
VIDEO: Chris Bangle and the Axis of White Power