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

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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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Top Gear 6 dager siden
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?
Wallstreetavarice Dag siden
Not for me. It looks like a warthog. I can go with that look on a pickup or off-roader, but not what is supposed to be a slick saloon
TheLionPit Dag siden
To be honest, at first glance I didn't like the new M4 and M3 either. But now I love that these two cars, they clearly differentiate themselves from all other brands. You can see at a glance that it is a BMW
Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo 2 dager siden
@David Müller Xpeng P7 and Xpeng G3 = growing
Konstantin Ridaya
Konstantin Ridaya 2 dager siden
I don't even know, what he and all other car reviewers are going on about, quite frankly. In particular that M3 in Isle of Man Green is a car made to exactly my taste. If you don't like it, just send it to me! Another thing is, BMW always did come up with controversial designs, many of them is today the great classics by BMW. Think about that! Just one example, the original mid engined M1 was so controversial, that hardly sold at all. Today it is the poster child for BMW design and it gave birth to the entire M-class cars from BMW.
David Müller
David Müller 2 dager siden
It's already a grower. I've loved it from the start.
James Garvey
James Garvey 45 minutter siden
You said what about the e9X!!!! Sacrilege Chris Harris! lol Probably my favorite M car ever.
cockatiel 3 timer siden
top gear isnt the same without the old hosts
kdoeone 4 timer siden
Getting sweaty. Is that slang for something?
Ian MacDonald
Ian MacDonald 4 timer 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"?
Chris_Leslie225 5 timer siden
There’s are photos around of aftermarket front ends that look so much better!
Jim 99west
Jim 99west 7 timer siden
Guys can't afford shirts?
Ahmet Ahmet
Ahmet Ahmet 7 timer 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!
Juan Cornejo
Juan Cornejo 7 timer siden
Goods machinnes
Paul Garnett
Paul Garnett 7 timer siden
Harris ... where id you get the t-shirt? Tres chique
r e v e l a r e_ XVII
r e v e l a r e_ XVII 8 timer siden
*You know its bad when Toyota has a better looking BMW than BMW. You should know what I’m talking about.*
The Glif
The Glif 9 timer siden
Best m3 and m4 designe ever
Mohammed Bashir
Mohammed Bashir 13 timer 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.
Stu Sne
Stu Sne 14 timer siden
The Bangle BMW’s took a while to get used to the ugly looks and now they look timeless...
Stu Sne
Stu Sne 14 timer siden
Pan am tourism turbo s does not have a surprise family estate element.. unlike estates like the e34 m5, 325 touring etc
Chilly Wizard
Chilly Wizard 20 timer 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!
AM D 23 timer siden
Actually I think it looks intriguing here with the body tone grill surround, the non-body-color grill looks awful
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt 23 timer siden
The grills on the new BMW look like rabbits teeth.
amonrei 23 timer siden
Good advice there. Still boggles my mind how that design went past multiple meetings and ended up there.
Donny Blacks
Donny Blacks Dag siden
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt 23 timer siden
This video made me solve the mystery of who “STIG” is..
ali andrei
ali andrei Dag 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!
cullou toltec
cullou toltec Dag siden
the new grille seems to suit the 4-door more than the coupe...seems more evenly proportioned..
Troy Truong
Troy Truong Dag 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 Truong
Troy Truong Dag 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.
Todd Kramer
Todd Kramer Dag siden
Those beaver teeth have the aftermarket chomping at the chance to re-design the “grille.”
Jim Merriman
Jim Merriman Dag 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.
NEWcars UA
NEWcars UA Dag siden
come to my channel )))
solleSWE Dag siden
Chris Harris is the true reference point on BMW M cars! Now go and review one with antispin OFF!! 😁
Ray Bsure
Ray Bsure Dag 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.
Henz Powell
Henz Powell Dag siden
I want these videos more!
Miguel Antonio
Miguel Antonio Dag 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
T Abel
T Abel Dag siden
Marco Marco lynx
Marco Marco lynx Dag siden
Chris is fantastic anytime anywhere. I agree with Chris totally .
ferfire9 Dag siden
Chris hates the e92 m3 but imo its the best looking BMW in the last decades...
IMVATI Dag siden
This video made me solve the mystery of who “STIG” is..
Nawnya Businaz
Nawnya Businaz Dag siden
Hideous looking
John Stanton
John Stanton Dag siden
BMW's version of the Ford pushing a toilet seat [Edsel]. Even Bangle's designs were better.
Jim Nolden
Jim Nolden Dag siden
I have an F80 M3 the stock suspension is the issue, I put in Bilstiens and it transformed the handling
john goti
john goti Dag siden
BMW is the most beautiluf car in any categories for more than 15yeas
kudakwashe zvaita
kudakwashe zvaita Dag siden
Pep Guardiola, if you know, you know.
mark griff
mark griff Dag 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
Hugh Oxford
Hugh Oxford Dag 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.
Max Dag siden
When it gets slightly damp and the RS4 just pisses off into the distance 😂😂😂
Suáve -
Suáve - Dag siden
Man the bmw looks fire!!🔥 but idk why y’all think it’s ngl
NordicGloss Dag siden
Is it only me that hates the new big air intakes in the front of the 4-series?
Deplorable White Guy
Deplorable White Guy Dag siden
The show needs a new name! There will only ever be one Top Gear and this aint it!
Bradley Gonzalez
Bradley Gonzalez 2 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
Bruna Silva
Bruna Silva 2 dager siden
0:53 What's wrong with it?
Walter Ribeiro
Walter Ribeiro 2 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.
MKitson 2 dager siden
They didn't talk about the weight of the new one - odd
1D0N 2 dager siden
Trouser Trouble...
verivinom 2 dager siden
grill is not ugly. I like it
John Clark
John Clark 2 dager siden
Little known fact is that BMW is so worried about negative press over the front that they've enticed some BMW cites to censor all negative comments. Even ban certain individuals from posting comments about the car.
soundseeker63 2 dager siden
Having watched several videos about the new M3/M4 now, it has got me wondering, does ANYONE actually like the look of the new cars...? Literally anyone? I think the touring is the best looking model of the new 3/4 series lineup so an M3 touring SHOULD be a winner but.... there is daring design and then there is just vulgar design and this new M grille I'm affraid is more of the latter. We might get used to it with time, but it will never be a thing of beauty.
Lollobob Lollobobsen
Lollobob Lollobobsen 2 dager siden
That BMW >.< No No No.,. They just made it look better inside and now outside look like shit :=) omg !!!
SpeedFreak0122 2 dager siden
cant wait to see some de-uglied M4's on the road
Raphael Schoof
Raphael Schoof 2 dager siden
Shitttt.. Is that car ugly 🤮. The front looks like a pig 🐷
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi 2 dager siden
Subaru WRX STi UK Spec D.
Daniel 2 dager siden
Bring back old topgear!!
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi 2 dager siden
Dafook is that...?
Roland Randmaa
Roland Randmaa 2 dager siden
Next year they come out with beaver tail lol
Gregory Perkins
Gregory Perkins 2 dager siden
I think thats the best looking bmw
Muthulingam Ramiah
Muthulingam Ramiah 2 dager siden
No Chris, you are wrong... That Grille is just too damn ugly and it doesnt match at the rest of the car's design theme...and the Radar is placed on the Left... What kind of an idiot designs an assymmetrical design on the Front Fascia???
Vehiculars Pakistan
Vehiculars Pakistan 2 dager siden
Everyone is agreed The kidneys kinda grow on us with time there's no doubt on that!
BlagoP 2 dager siden
They're making these disgusting grills because of the Chinese market? Really? These guys have lost the plot.
Exploring the Forgotten
Exploring the Forgotten 2 dager siden
Its not the same...
Tyrone Jones
Tyrone Jones 3 dager siden
Looks like something Chris Bangle would design !!!! , ugh.
Ahren Scholz
Ahren Scholz 3 dager siden
It's funny motortrend hated the base m4/m3 and loved the competition pack 😂 but the base m4 did get owned by a SS Camaro 😂
KC 3 dager siden
i kinda love the grill. bmw had gotten boring. I like a design which character over the clinical cold bmw designs of recent years.
dayzman WT
dayzman WT 3 dager siden
Top gears isn't anymore top gear whiout old cast..... For me the program end when cast was changed.
Marlon Bailey
Marlon Bailey 3 dager siden
I'm looking forward to all the BMW lovers who have been shitting on Lexus' massive grill for the last 7 years talking themselves into loving this grill. I'm sure they'll find a way to make this massive gaping maw somehow classier than the Lexus gaping maw. My popcorn is ready.
Juicy 3 dager siden
I could listen to Chris for hours. If you haven’t, check out his podcast, it’s called Collecting cars.
Achille Conte
Achille Conte 3 dager siden
The M5 V10 was probably unsuccessful in terms of sale but I'm glad they made it. It's an epic car, probably more than the saloon one and it deserves to remain in sports car history. I will buy one for sure when I'll have a family and want to bring the kids to school in a fast way 😄
DJ Tan
DJ Tan 3 dager siden
Dafook is that...?
Lee Mcnamara
Lee Mcnamara 3 dager siden
Subaru WRX STi UK Spec D.
Kiss Márton
Kiss Márton 3 dager siden
Bring back James,Jeremy and Richard
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi 3 dager siden
convinced by this grill but it will look amazing and modern in a year or two. BMW know what they are doing!
Zaneta Horvathova
Zaneta Horvathova 3 dager siden
Ihate that look
FilipM 3 dager siden
Alpina B3 fixes every issue with the front of the M3/M4...and its only slightly down on power at 460hp
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi 3 dager siden
Best top gear line up would be a show with Chris Harris, James May, Richard Hammond, Jez Clarkson, Tiff Needell, Quintin Wilson, Vicky Butler-Henderson and William Woll
QuietStormX 3 dager siden
ISMH noting wrong with the new grill. It Bold and striking for the mark and road. I Love it!
g. m.
g. m. 3 dager siden
i like the grill and the design of the upcoming electric ix4
Air-headed Aviator
Air-headed Aviator 3 dager siden
For the new Grill if they made both Kidneys hexagonal instead of that weird bean shape, I think it would look way better
happycamperjack 3 dager siden
Touring and estate cars don’t sell because they remind people of two cars: shitty family cars in the 90s movies and a hearse.
God Is In The Details
God Is In The Details 3 dager siden
Folks, you should feature less of the guys and have the pictures of the car linger for a bit longer rather than quickly showing them and taking them away. We like the guys but a voiceover on image/multiple images of same car would be better
Andrew Singh
Andrew Singh 3 dager siden
Jack is massively underrated as a presenter and host, together with Chris I could listen to these two talk about anything for hours!!!
Aamer Habib
Aamer Habib 3 dager siden
Who loves Chris
AdanMonsieurRomeo 3 dager siden
I rarely comment at youtube.. what I can say I really second that with chris opinion..It’s totally disappointment approach by BMW.
Ketan Sharma
Ketan Sharma 3 dager siden Jeremy Clarkson funny moments
Rui Marques
Rui Marques 3 dager siden
The M3 Touring will probably be great but... There always was an Alpina B3 Touring. Less edgy yes, but more adequate to the use they will get for that. On the M3 grille... 🤐
solanogu 3 dager siden
Looks like a double Edsel😩
BlueMoonPanther 3 dager siden
I would choose the MB Panamericana grill - which I don't like - over this hideous thing each and every day
Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo 3 dager siden
n.xiaopeng com ... the Xpeng P7 is a 440hp clone of the tesla model S, for 40k dollars you get brembos, 24 cameras, and 12 speakers, etc. the car can be played with so software can max out 600hp in future, or if you are a tech expert
LW20007 3 dager siden
Just buy a Giulia QV 🤷🏽‍♂️ Problem solved
Jimmeh0h 3 dager siden
In actual fact the F87 M2 is the most successful M car of this generation, outselling the M3 and M4 combined. "Status" buyers go for the newest toy but the demand for M2 just hasn't declined.
Cricket England
Cricket England 3 dager siden
Best top gear line up would be a show with Chris Harris, James May, Richard Hammond, Jez Clarkson, Tiff Needell, Quintin Wilson, Vicky Butler-Henderson and William Wollard Harris, Clarkson and Needell - do fast new cars (Needell can do the laps instead of Stig) Butler-Henderson - does a motor sport news section and gets to drive rally cars etc May and Wollard - do New family and practical car reviews Wilson - does the second hand car market section Hammond - does a motorbike section Perfect....
The Gram
The Gram 3 dager siden
Find another place for the license plate or drop it and I'm cool with it. The plate cuts the grill off. People with no mind of their own always go for old design. "please don't change the world I get anxiety issues "
EugVR6 3 dager siden
We could well like its looks later, very similar to Mercedes plonking round headlights on their cars in the noughties.
davidhunternyc 3 dager siden
BMW won't be coming out with all-electric M-Series cars anytime soon. Unlike Tesla, BMW farms all of their components and there is no way hundreds of third party shops are going to switch their operations to electrics. Say what you want about Tesla but Elon knew to keep the supply chain in-house.
Pavel Janda
Pavel Janda 3 dager siden
Agreed, the only problem is that M3 with 4x4 will not be available with manual and Chris probably does not know. So it will be a big dilemma - manual or 4x4? I've got the F80 and it is exciting car, but as Chris says, once it rains, it is so hardly manageable. Adding 4x4 will solve it, but I still want a manual :-(
Mr Sunshine
Mr Sunshine 3 dager siden
Alpina B3 Touring
Paul rimell
Paul rimell 3 dager siden
Strange that Chris doesn't like the e90, amazing engine!
Paul rimell
Paul rimell 2 dager siden
@soundseeker63 he said he wouldn't shit on an e90 to get to his 1m....doesnt sound that fond to me old chap!
soundseeker63 2 dager siden
He didn't say that, he just said the thought the 1M was more fun.
Giom Mouton
Giom Mouton 3 dager siden
Never figured Chris to be a #me too journalists. Guess not even he can suck it to peer pressure and say he likes the new grill. Almost did, though.
It’s pronounced GIF.
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It’s pronounced GIF.
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