In this latest generation of BMW cars, we are seeing many of the “experimentation” in design removed to revert to something a little more conservative.
One obvious example is the difference between the E65 and the F01, and the addressing of several common complaints with the E90’s design. I feel the most of the lines and curves of the 1-Series look very good, except somehow they just had to add an odd sagging line at the bottom.
Then I remembered we have Theophilus Chin and his magical Photoshop, and the result is what you see above. The 1-Series really looks so much better without that sagging line!
But of course, the 1-Series was first introduced in 2004 and the hatchback was already facelifted in 2007. But the 1-Series coupe was only introduced recently and is actually a full half generation behind the hatchback, so I wonder if the coupe will be “facelifted” in 2010 to “fix” this.