A8 Resale

Ti Kan ti at amb.org
Thu Aug 29 11:40:01 EDT 2002

j fizz writes:
> << Remember, it took BMW
> >15 years and 3 generations of "7" cars to get it right, (if not then to go
> >horribly awry, but who's counting) >>>
> oh, i really like the new 7. i think it's rad that bimmer had the gumption
> to depart so radically from their styling trends. i do HATE that goofy
> taillight across the trunk, but i think the rest of the car is beautiful.

Ugh.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I guess.  To me, the new BMW 7
is a disaster.  Where the previous generation was taut and sleek, the new
one is a fat whale.  It almost looks like an obese Nissan Maxima on the
flanks.  And those headlights, spaced so far apart have lost the "gleam
the eye" effect of bimmers of yore.  The compound curves of the headlight
covers around the corners looks ill-fitted.  And that rear-end, yikes.

> << I think the new A8 will be in the black.>>
> i hope so. it looks so much like the old one. i love the 8, but i think the
> new styling is too similar to the old model. i hate to see it a step behind
> the 7.

Hmm. Just because it isn't fugly makes it "a step behind" the 7?  I don't
think so.  The new A8 looks even more lithe than the old, while losing
none of the "heft" and substance.  I think the new A8 is just right,
carrying the Audi family look to the next level.  Its styling doesn't
"shock" you, and I don't think it should.

2003 A4 1.8T multitronic (soon)
2001 S4 2.7T
1984 5000S turbo
1980 4000 2.0
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