Chris Harris on... New BMW M4 & M3 Touring | Top Gear

15. okt.. 2020
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Chris Harris sat down with Top Gear magazine's Jack Rix ahead of the full BMW M3 and M4 reveal last month to get his thoughts on Munich's latest offering, including Chris' first ever look and reaction to *that* grille.
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  • Are you with Chris? Do you think this is look is going to be a grower? Or do you think it'll never fully settle?

    Top GearTop Gear16 dager siden
    • I personally don't like the look but I think people will get used to it, because people get used to anything they see lots of over time, and BMWs sell like hotcakes seemingly no matter how they look! That said, I don't think it will ever be regarded as a design high point like the E46 for example. It is just a bit too extreme and OTT for that.

      soundseeker63soundseeker632 dager siden
    • @Christian Black The car was released around September 23, not to mention the fact that the official press pictures from BMW were leaked a day before the launch. BMW also had basically shown the whole car off a month before that when they gave the MotoGP winner of the Stryria GP the car as a gift in M livery alongside the the new M4 DTM or GT3 Car. There were also leaks of the car around June of the M4 in Grey and also the fact that we had renders and spy shots of it before that. So there was quite some time.

      I ///M POWEREDI ///M POWERED2 dager siden
    • The Lexus grill, which this reminds me of, has never grown in me. The cars are otherwise gorgeous, but that front end is quite bad. You know it’s bad when, before it even hits the streets, the aftermarket is already gearing up to replace one of the biggest changes on a new model. Did they even do focus group testing ?

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    • @Jason Waterfalls Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one !!!

      mixalismixalis7 dager siden
    • There's really no need to be entertaining late bloomers here. This, is grilling the competition and its brilliant. If u can't see it now - we can't help u with that.

      Klyv QueKlyv Que8 dager siden
  • Kill it

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  • That grill is god awful. There was an advert on Instagram for the new 3 series and for some reason they allowed people to post comments which were pretty much universally against it. There was even one from Peter Stevens (designer of the McLaren F1) putting the boot in.

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  • 6:22 ... listen carefully for it....

    Ari MouratidesAri MouratidesDag siden
  • I'm chinese and we don't love ugly massive grills, this is disgusting on all levels and please stop blaming the chinese for BMW's excuse of paying minimal wage designers.

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  • pep guardiola

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    DeCarlo CallowayDeCarlo Calloway2 dager siden
  • You do have to question the sanity of the BMW board which rubber stamped that grill design.. in the same way that Hyundai agreed unanimously to christen their mini MPV the... Atoz... probably because nobody would give a.......

    Cowan ScottCowan Scott3 dager siden
  • I'm all for refreshing designs but seriously, every time i look at it i see a beautiful car ruined by its nose. Would have looked a lot better if they united both "kidneys" to make a single big intake, that way they'd get rid of the piggy nose effect.

    arthur staalarthur staal3 dager siden
  • sorry, but this cars are UGLY AS HELL...

    kimmirossi46kimmirossi463 dager siden
  • C'mon now haters, get used to it or leave it! I'm just happy as hell to get an ICE driven M3/M4 that can finally put the power down, regardless of weather conditions.

    Cherry ColaCherry Cola3 dager siden
  • The kidneys were usually part of a larger grill structure, and because it’s iconic they are making it the feature; the whole grille. It’s a departure in that sense, and the proportions on some new car designs are comical. It will be scaled back again to be tasteful.

    ezeeze4 dager siden
  • Chris is it your brother Pep Guardiola ?

    H MH M4 dager siden
  • When you have people from all over the automotive industry uniting to say its ugly then you should rethink that front fascia.

    Hope4NewDayHope4NewDay4 dager siden
  • All of you don't know how advanced of the grill. This is a faster smashed potatoes masher ever.

    Time MachineTime Machine4 dager siden
  • Chris is right BMW timing is bad for performance touring .Even this M3 Touring will be in recession times .

    Khangelankosi IshmaelKhangelankosi Ishmael4 dager siden
  • I'm getting a bit tired of "reaction" videos from Chris Harris. Drive the damn cars.

    David BarkerDavid Barker4 dager siden
  • Another basking shark. Like a modern lexus. Still, at least when the owners wrap them around lampposts they can only look better.

    The Gear KnobThe Gear Knob4 dager siden
  • sorry its just too ugly something went wrong thanks god for after market is the only possible way to improve the look of it and this is not just my opinion

    Zoran NeskovicZoran Neskovic4 dager siden
  • the front grill looks stupid. what a cheap design solution.

    vigilant_darkvigilant_dark5 dager siden
  • Stationwagons are a typical west europe thing. You would say it’s the smaller variant of the SUV that’s popular in the states. I stick to a proper sedan or a coupé as I like cars being elegant rather than for the utility.

    KubiKubi5 dager siden
  • I hate Cadillac for getting rid of the cts-v and ats-v🤬 especially the wagon

    TomCollierBlog NationTomCollierBlog Nation6 dager siden
  • These grills look like the nose holes in a cows skull. Hideous.

    John WinninghamJohn Winningham6 dager siden
  • Loss of the headphone jack and current top gear are very much similar to me. 🙁

    Natalie TannerNatalie Tanner6 dager siden
  • It looks like a car made for disco bouncers. 😂😂

    Alin LutaAlin Luta6 dager siden
  • Can't see myself getting used to that grill.

    asioe kiouasioe kiou6 dager siden
  • Congratulations to the BMW team for reinventing the Edsel. Ugly then and no different now. Laughable

    TheLambo2TheLambo26 dager siden
  • So BMW is now copying Hyundai..... oh how the mighty have fallen.

    weltonredsweltonreds6 dager siden
    • I really hope Chris finds better co presenters, and bring back TG to masses.

      asioe kiouasioe kiou6 dager siden
  • M3 has too many doors should go back to a coop

    stubbk3stubbk37 dager siden
  • Estate looks better than a Saloon car? Smoking crack...

    blitzyblitzy7 dager siden
  • If you didn't know, Chris has a podcast called Collecting Cars

    dcoog anmldcoog anml7 dager siden
  • it just needs getting used to thats all, nobody liked the e60 m5 at first but after a while most did.

    swansmeisterswansmeister7 dager siden
  • Kinda getting tired of these whingers crying about the grilles! Get over it! No one is forcing you to buy it! Move on!!

    8weapons8weapons7 dager siden
    • What chris said about the trim in the m3 vs m2 is exactly why I sprung the extra cash for the M4 over the M2. Its the everyday things

      dcoog anmldcoog anml7 dager siden
  • Agree with Chris that the F80 is a fantastic car! Looks and performance in a beautiful package! Saying that the G80 has really grown on me! Can’t wait to see one in the flesh!!

    8weapons8weapons7 dager siden
  • What rain. Here in California I only do highway pulls.

    coolstory92coolstory927 dager siden
  • Can't see myself getting used to that grill.

    bocoy noiubocoy noiu7 dager siden
  • Looks like a Maserati/ alfa romeo front

    Diego PazDiego Paz7 dager siden
  • i don't know why people say Chinese consumers like this design. this grill is very controversial design in China, sure some people say it look better when you see the real car, but most of people i know and also the people on the social media laugh at it. just like two massive teeth

    Edward LiuEdward Liu8 dager siden
    • the taut and composed looks of the E38 to the wavy and flowing shape of the E65. It's hard to think that the BMWs before 2000 are just one generation behind those that came

      bocoy noiubocoy noiu7 dager siden

    Jon DJon D8 dager siden
  • The call word for this design, is BEAVER TEEF. Or that buck tooth baby pacifier:

    Lifted_AboveLifted_Above8 dager siden
  • 🤢🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮 when your car is so ugly, after market manufacturers are making bumper kits a week after its debut, it will be another good year for Mercedes

    Andy MeloAndy Melo8 dager siden
  • I really hope Chris finds better co presenters, and bring back TG to masses.

    ceerw butyceerw buty8 dager siden
  • we live in a world of cheap finance now, you have tramps driving about in sports cars lol

    Solid SnakeSolid Snake8 dager siden
  • an M3/4 with this front end: you-ll-crave-the-nor_800x0w.jpg would be the perfect car

    RobbaeRobbae9 dager siden
    • You know its bad when Toyota has a better looking BMW than BMW. You should know what I’m talking about.

      ceerw butyceerw buty8 dager siden

    street legal Xstreet legal X9 dager siden
  • It's great to see that top gear is once again a car show, not three guys dicking about smashing up caravans.

    mmtotmmtot9 dager siden
  • What chris said about the trim in the m3 vs m2 is exactly why I sprung the extra cash for the M4 over the M2. Its the everyday things

    goatee01goatee019 dager siden
  • Chris Harris voice is almost identical to the Hound from Game of Thrones.

    0xCamus DevTime0xCamus DevTime9 dager siden
  • What's wrong with MBZ & BMW ? They don't want to sell cars? Go Tesla !!!

    Tim KimTim Kim9 dager siden
  • You said what about the e9X!!!! Sacrilege Chris Harris! lol Probably my favorite M car ever.

    James GarveyJames Garvey9 dager siden
  • top gear isnt the same without the old hosts

    cockatielcockatiel9 dager siden
  • Getting sweaty. Is that slang for something?

    kdoeonekdoeone9 dager siden
  • I am saying this as someone who really hates the new front end. However, I have to agree with Chris' remarks on how it will grow on people. BMW have always had this knack for refusing to create retro designs even when people beg for them, instead insisting that new future looks are better. They design a car that looks like nothing anyone has seen before, and the reaction is as negative as you could expect. But guess what, the car ends up selling well. And even more than that, 10 years later, we begin to like them. I used to think the E60, E63/4 and E65 looked awful, but now I have an appreciation for them looking back. To think that BMW had the nerve to induce such stylistic whiplash by going from the taut and composed looks of the E38 to the wavy and flowing shape of the E65. It's hard to think that the BMWs before 2000 are just one generation behind those that came in after 2000. So, do I think the new M3 and 4 series look awful? Yes. I even saw a 420i last week and the rear was the only slightly redeeming part of it. But I must refrain from having such confidence in the belief that it will always be an ugly car. It will grow on people. And hey, have you seen prices for the "Clownshoe"?

    Ian MacDonaldIan MacDonald9 dager siden
  • There’s are photos around of aftermarket front ends that look so much better!

    Chris_Leslie225Chris_Leslie2259 dager siden
  • Guys can't afford shirts?

    Jim 99westJim 99west9 dager siden
  • Much prefer this content to the current TG shown on the BBC. This is what the pistonheads of the world aprechaite, not bumper cars week on week!

    Ahmet AhmetAhmet Ahmet9 dager siden
  • Goods machinnes

    Juan CornejoJuan Cornejo9 dager siden
  • Harris ... where id you get the t-shirt? Tres chique

    Paul GarnettPaul Garnett9 dager siden
  • *You know its bad when Toyota has a better looking BMW than BMW. You should know what I’m talking about.*

    r e v e l a r e_ XVIIr e v e l a r e_ XVII9 dager siden
  • Best m3 and m4 designe ever

    The GlifThe Glif10 dager siden
  • It is a real shame that currently Top Gear have followed the Clarkson/May and Hammond . Chris Harris is not allowed to shine because he has to conform to the nonsense format of yesteryear. I stopped watching top gear because it was all faux theatrics and humour. Just look at Rory Reid on Auto Trader- he too was wasted on Top Gear.

    Mohammed BashirMohammed Bashir10 dager siden
  • The Bangle BMW’s took a while to get used to the ugly looks and now they look timeless...

    Stu SneStu Sne10 dager siden
  • Pan am tourism turbo s does not have a surprise family estate element.. unlike estates like the e34 m5, 325 touring etc

    Stu SneStu Sne10 dager siden
  • New beamer grills look awesome, good on them for trying something new in a world of incremental changes like the iphone and Audi - boring!

    Chilly WizardChilly Wizard10 dager siden
  • Actually I think it looks intriguing here with the body tone grill surround, the non-body-color grill looks awful

    AM DAM D10 dager siden
  • The grills on the new BMW look like rabbits teeth.

    bouytt guytbouytt guyt10 dager siden
  • Good advice there. Still boggles my mind how that design went past multiple meetings and ended up there.

    amonreiamonrei10 dager siden
  • More.

    Donny BlacksDonny Blacks10 dager siden
    • This video made me solve the mystery of who “STIG” is..

      bouytt guytbouytt guyt10 dager siden
  • what is this? :)) is a stupid joke? alfa romeo? man what is happening the studio design of bmw, why went that wrong? really im shocked, literally, is a big shame for they decisions, so they created teh beautiful M4 and now this zhit...they really did it wrong. shame on you bmw! you pissed on 100 years of history, great! this car lacks bmw classic muscles, bmw guysss.... overnight you became a joke in the car's industry...stop as you can, NOW!

    ali andreiali andrei10 dager siden
  • the new grille seems to suit the 4-door more than the coupe...seems more evenly proportioned..

    cullou tolteccullou toltec10 dager siden
  • Best bmw design up to date imo. Aggressive, sporty, cool, sophisticated, and futuristic! Give it time. Yall like it. Just like iphone notches.

    Troy TruongTroy Truong10 dager siden
  • People hate iphone notch at first. All other phone companies copy apple notch. People still buy iphones like hotcakes. Same with cars. I think it is cool and futuristic.

    Troy TruongTroy Truong10 dager siden
  • Those beaver teeth have the aftermarket chomping at the chance to re-design the “grille.”

    Todd KramerTodd Kramer10 dager siden
  • These new grill are ugly! The M6 and the M8 are much better looking cars! Ok, I'm jaded, I own the 6 series M.

    Jim MerrimanJim Merriman10 dager siden
  • come to my channel )))

    NEWcars UANEWcars UA10 dager siden
  • Chris Harris is the true reference point on BMW M cars! Now go and review one with antispin OFF!! 😁

    solleSWEsolleSWE10 dager siden
  • It would be nice to see a Saloon version make it to the states and have the public appreciate it for what it is. Cadillac tried this with the CTS-V estate and I thought it was Awesome.

    Ray BsureRay Bsure10 dager siden
  • I want these videos more!

    Henz PowellHenz Powell10 dager siden
  • Society normally move forward, but not in I.C.E cars. The old high rev Honda's, american muscle mustang and charger now BMW do a "cuck" m3 with all wheel drive because of safety 😣 the old ones now go to be high in used market

    Miguel AntonioMiguel Antonio10 dager siden
  • Ew

    T AbelT Abel11 dager siden
  • Chris is fantastic anytime anywhere. I agree with Chris totally .

    Marco Marco lynxMarco Marco lynx11 dager siden
  • Chris hates the e92 m3 but imo its the best looking BMW in the last decades...

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  • This video made me solve the mystery of who “STIG” is..

    IMVATIIMVATI11 dager siden
  • Hideous looking

    Nawnya BusinazNawnya Businaz11 dager siden
  • BMW's version of the Ford pushing a toilet seat [Edsel]. Even Bangle's designs were better.

    John StantonJohn Stanton11 dager siden
  • I have an F80 M3 the stock suspension is the issue, I put in Bilstiens and it transformed the handling

    Jim NoldenJim Nolden11 dager siden
  • BMW is the most beautiluf car in any categories for more than 15yeas

    john gotijohn goti11 dager siden
  • Pep Guardiola, if you know, you know.

    kudakwashe zvaitakudakwashe zvaita11 dager siden
  • Lets just be happy that they made a car so ugly that Dianne abbot would look good next to. We won't miss it when we stop buying cars from the EU after the way they threatened us over brexit

    mark griffmark griff11 dager siden
  • The EU mandated that BMW and Audi increase the size of their grilles, as a safety measure, so that other road users know that an incompetent motorist is approaching and to take evasive action. It is estimated that these larger "idiot grilles" will save hundreds of lives every year.

    Hugh OxfordHugh Oxford11 dager siden
  • When it gets slightly damp and the RS4 just pisses off into the distance 😂😂😂

    MaxMax11 dager siden
  • Man the bmw looks fire!!🔥 but idk why y’all think it’s ngl

    Suáve -Suáve -11 dager siden
  • Is it only me that hates the new big air intakes in the front of the 4-series?

    NordicGlossNordicGloss11 dager siden
  • The show needs a new name! There will only ever be one Top Gear and this aint it!

    Deplorable White GuyDeplorable White Guy11 dager siden
  • The rear and side profile look like a proper M but still having time digesting the those grilles. Will probably end up in 911 in my next car

    Bradley GonzalezBradley Gonzalez11 dager siden
  • 0:53 What's wrong with it?

    Bruna SilvaBruna Silva11 dager siden
  • Amazing how all of these reviewers are afraid of saying what EVERYONE thinking....that these grills are HORRIBLE! Kudos to Chris for having the balls of saying something.

    Walter RibeiroWalter Ribeiro11 dager siden
  • They didn't talk about the weight of the new one - odd

    MKitsonMKitson11 dager siden
  • Trouser Trouble...

    1D0N1D0N11 dager siden
  • grill is not ugly. I like it

    verivinomverivinom11 dager siden