or should I say how NOT to…..
The following events happen in real life and they should not be reproduced at home….EVER.
Not only that the Chinese automakers have started to copy many of the successful models from other brands, including BMW and Mercedes (see the BMW X5 chinese clone), some Chinese car fans are going even further by converting their vehicles into BMWs.
Now, we have seen in the past some tasteless modding jobs, but what you’re about to see is beyond an overzealous bimmer fan.
I’m not a specialist in the Chinese auto market, but from what I can tell, we’re looking at the Geely brand, possibly the MK model. The owner of this vehicle has replaced entirely the front end with the one from an E9x BMW 3 Series, “kidneys”, bumper, headlights…you name it.
The rear-end managed to escape this abuse and the only BMW elements seen on there are the roundel and the 3 Series badge.
To be even more convincing, the owner of this car added the BMW shark fin antena.
I wonder if the “upgrade” price was higher than the base price of this Geely model……
So, as I said in my intro, please DO NOT attempt to do this at home. If you want a BMW, just buy the real deal.[Photos Source: XCar.com.cn via Yorkbbs]