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Ex-BMW styling boss Chris Bangle gets Lifetime Achievement from Eyes On Design [w/video]

by Jeff Sabatini (RSS feed) on Jul 18th, 2012 at 3:00PM

Even to casual car enthusiasts, Chris Bangle needs no introduction. One of the most controversial designers of all time, the "Bangle Butt" redesign of the BMW 7 Series is still hotly debated even today. Introduced in 2002 during Bangle's tenure as chief designer at BMW, the E65 7 Series only began to develop Bangle's new design language for BMW, later dubbed "flame surfacing." Whether you love or hate his work – and there seems to be no middle ground – the man's influence is undeniable. Many manufacturers have since borrowed aspects of his designs for their own... Read More

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