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
Top Gear - 11 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?
mixalis - 2 dager siden
@Jason Waterfalls Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one !!!
Klyv Que
Klyv Que - 3 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.
Wallstreetavarice - 6 dager 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 - 6 dager 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 - 7 dager siden
@David Müller Xpeng P7 and Xpeng G3 = growing
Time Machine
Time Machine - Time siden
All of you don't know how advanced of the grill. This is a faster smashed potatoes masher ever.
Khangelankosi Ishmael
Khangelankosi Ishmael - 6 timer siden
Chris is right BMW timing is bad for performance touring .Even this M3 Touring will be in recession times .
David Barker
David Barker - 7 timer siden
I'm getting a bit tired of "reaction" videos from Chris Harris. Drive the damn cars.
The Gear Knob
The Gear Knob - 7 timer siden
Another basking shark. Like a modern lexus.
Still, at least when the owners wrap them around lampposts they can only look better.
Zoran Neskovic
Zoran Neskovic - 8 timer 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
vigilant_dark - 13 timer siden
the front grill looks stupid. what a cheap design solution.
Kubi - 15 timer 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.
TomCollierBlog Nation
TomCollierBlog Nation - Dag siden
I hate Cadillac for getting rid of the cts-v and ats-v🤬 especially the wagon
John Winningham
John Winningham - Dag siden
These grills look like the nose holes in a cows skull. Hideous.
Natalie Tanner
Natalie Tanner - Dag siden
Loss of the headphone jack and current top gear are very much similar to me. 🙁
Alin Luta
Alin Luta - Dag siden
It looks like a car made for disco bouncers. 😂😂
asioe kiou
asioe kiou - Dag siden
Can't see myself getting used to that grill.
TheLambo2 - 2 dager siden
Congratulations to the BMW team for reinventing the Edsel. Ugly then and no different now. Laughable
weltonreds - 2 dager siden
So BMW is now copying Hyundai..... oh how the mighty have fallen.
asioe kiou
asioe kiou - Dag siden
I really hope Chris finds better co presenters, and bring back TG to masses.
stubbk3 - 2 dager siden
M3 has too many doors should go back to a coop
blitzy - 2 dager siden
Estate looks better than a Saloon car? Smoking crack...
dcoog anml
dcoog anml - 2 dager siden
If you didn't know, Chris has a podcast called Collecting Cars
swansmeister - 2 dager siden
it just needs getting used to thats all, nobody liked the e60 m5 at first but after a while most did.
8weapons - 2 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!!
dcoog anml
dcoog anml - 2 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
8weapons - 2 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!!
coolstory92 - 3 dager siden
What rain. Here in California I only do highway pulls.
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu - 3 dager siden
Can't see myself getting used to that grill.
Diego Paz
Diego Paz - 3 dager siden
Looks like a Maserati/ alfa romeo front
Edward Liu
Edward Liu - 3 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
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu - 3 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
Jon D
Jon D - 3 dager siden
Lifted_Above - 3 dager siden
The call word for this design, is BEAVER TEEF. Or that buck tooth baby pacifier:
TwinGunsLLP - 4 dager siden
Thanks Chris, I've owned my F82 M4 for nearly four years now and I love it more everyday. Those folks who bagged on the car never spent any significant time behind the wheel, it's an absolutely amazing car and proving to be one of the most reliable ///M cars ever.
Andy Melo
Andy Melo - 4 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
ceerw buty
ceerw buty - 4 dager siden
I really hope Chris finds better co presenters, and bring back TG to masses.
Solid Snake
Solid Snake - 4 dager siden
we live in a world of cheap finance now, you have tramps driving about in sports cars lol
Robbae - 4 dager siden
an M3/4 with this front end: you-ll-crave-the-nor_800x0w.jpg would be the perfect car
ceerw buty
ceerw buty - 4 dager siden
You know its bad when Toyota has a better looking BMW than BMW. You should know what I’m talking about.
street legal X
street legal X - 4 dager siden
mmtot - 4 dager siden
It's great to see that top gear is once again a car show, not three guys dicking about smashing up caravans.
goatee01 - 5 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
0xCamus DevTime
0xCamus DevTime - 5 dager siden
Chris Harris voice is almost identical to the Hound from Game of Thrones.
Tim Kim
Tim Kim - 5 dager siden
What's wrong with MBZ & BMW ?
They don't want to sell cars?
Go Tesla !!!
James Garvey
James Garvey - 5 dager siden
You said what about the e9X!!!! Sacrilege Chris Harris! lol
Probably my favorite M car ever.
cockatiel - 5 dager siden
top gear isnt the same without the old hosts
kdoeone - 5 dager siden
Getting sweaty.
Is that slang for something?
Ian MacDonald
Ian MacDonald - 5 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"?
Chris_Leslie225 - 5 dager siden
There’s are photos around of aftermarket front ends that look so much better!
Jim 99west
Jim 99west - 5 dager siden
Guys can't afford shirts?
Ahmet Ahmet
Ahmet Ahmet - 5 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!
Juan Cornejo
Juan Cornejo - 5 dager siden
Goods machinnes
Paul Garnett
Paul Garnett - 5 dager 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 - 5 dager 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 - 5 dager siden
Best m3 and m4 designe ever
Mohammed Bashir
Mohammed Bashir - 5 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.
Stu Sne
Stu Sne - 5 dager siden
The Bangle BMW’s took a while to get used to the ugly looks and now they look timeless...
Stu Sne
Stu Sne - 5 dager 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 - 5 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!
AM D - 6 dager 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 - 6 dager siden
The grills on the new BMW look like rabbits teeth.
amonrei - 6 dager siden
Good advice there. Still boggles my mind how that design went past multiple meetings and ended up there.
Donny Blacks
Donny Blacks - 6 dager siden
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt - 6 dager siden
This video made me solve the mystery of who “STIG” is..
ali andrei
ali andrei - 6 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!
cullou toltec
cullou toltec - 6 dager siden
the new grille seems to suit the 4-door more than the coupe...seems more evenly proportioned..
Troy Truong
Troy Truong - 6 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 Truong
Troy Truong - 6 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.
Todd Kramer
Todd Kramer - 6 dager siden
Those beaver teeth have the aftermarket chomping at the chance to re-design the “grille.”
Jim Merriman
Jim Merriman - 6 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.
NEWcars UA
NEWcars UA - 6 dager siden
come to my channel )))
solleSWE - 6 dager siden
Chris Harris is the true reference point on BMW M cars! Now go and review one with antispin OFF!! 😁
Ray Bsure
Ray Bsure - 6 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.
Henz Powell
Henz Powell - 6 dager siden
I want these videos more!
Miguel Antonio
Miguel Antonio - 6 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
T Abel
T Abel - 6 dager siden
Marco Marco lynx
Marco Marco lynx - 6 dager siden
Chris is fantastic anytime anywhere. I agree with Chris totally .
ferfire9 - 6 dager siden
Chris hates the e92 m3 but imo its the best looking BMW in the last decades...
IMVATI - 6 dager siden
This video made me solve the mystery of who “STIG” is..
Nawnya Businaz
Nawnya Businaz - 6 dager siden
Hideous looking
John Stanton
John Stanton - 6 dager siden
BMW's version of the Ford pushing a toilet seat [Edsel]. Even Bangle's designs were better.
Jim Nolden
Jim Nolden - 6 dager 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 - 6 dager siden
BMW is the most beautiluf car in any categories for more than 15yeas
kudakwashe zvaita
kudakwashe zvaita - 6 dager siden
Pep Guardiola, if you know, you know.
mark griff
mark griff - 6 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
Hugh Oxford
Hugh Oxford - 6 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.
Max - 6 dager siden
When it gets slightly damp and the RS4 just pisses off into the distance 😂😂😂
Suáve -
Suáve - - 6 dager siden
Man the bmw looks fire!!🔥 but idk why y’all think it’s ngl
NordicGloss - 7 dager 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 - 7 dager siden
The show needs a new name! There will only ever be one Top Gear and this aint it!
Bradley Gonzalez
Bradley Gonzalez - 7 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 - 7 dager siden
0:53 What's wrong with it?
Walter Ribeiro
Walter Ribeiro - 7 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 - 7 dager siden
They didn't talk about the weight of the new one - odd
1D0N - 7 dager siden
Trouser Trouble...
verivinom - 7 dager siden
grill is not ugly. I like it
John Clark
John Clark - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 dager siden
That BMW >.< No No No.,. They just made it look better inside and now outside look like shit :=) omg !!!
SpeedFreak0122 - 7 dager siden
cant wait to see some de-uglied M4's on the road
Raphael Schoof
Raphael Schoof - 7 dager siden
Shitttt.. Is that car ugly 🤮. The front looks like a pig 🐷
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi - 7 dager siden
Subaru WRX STi UK Spec D.
Daniel - 7 dager siden
Bring back old topgear!!
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi - 7 dager siden
Dafook is that...?
Roland Randmaa
Roland Randmaa - 7 dager siden
Next year they come out with beaver tail lol
Gregory Perkins
Gregory Perkins - 7 dager siden
I think thats the best looking bmw
Muthulingam Ramiah
Muthulingam Ramiah - 7 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 - 7 dager siden
Everyone is agreed
The kidneys kinda grow on us with time there's no doubt on that!
BlagoP - 7 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 - 8 dager siden
Its not the same...