This has been a big year for BMW. So far in 2019, we’ve see the debut of the BMW X3 M/X4 M, 8 Series Gran Coupe, M8 Coupe/Convertible, 3 Series Touring and the X5 M/X6 M. So it’s been an exciting year for fans of the Bavarian brand. What’s also interesting is that it’s been a year that’s given us some of the best looking BMWs in a very long time. So I ask you fine readers: what’s the best looking new BMW for 2019?
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There are a few great choices, choices that would be hard to argue with. An argument can be made for the BMW M8 Coupe, as it’s a stunning, sleek, two-door coupe that’s as aggressive as it is beautiful. Prior to its reveal, the M850i Coupe was the common choice among fans as the best looking Bimmer. So you’d think that the more aggressive M8 would be even better, right?
One could also argue that the BMW 3 Series Touring is the best-looking new BMW. It’s a choice that’s a bit out of left field but it’s a legitimate contender. There’s something really attractive about this new 3 Series Touring, especially because it also appeals to the brain. Its added practicality and sensibility makes it even more attractive to customers who could use it. For instance, as someone with a small family, the 3 Series Touring is hugely appealing to me; both for my inner enthusiast and my inner pragmatist.
Personally, though, if I had to choose just one new BMW as the best looking, there’s really only one correct choice. I know that style is subjective, so some enthusiasts might disagree with me. However, they’d also be wrong. The best looking new Bimmer is the 8 Series Gran Coupe. Full stop.
Not only does it have all of the same gorgeous attributes of the 8 Series Coupe from the B-pillar forward but it looks even better from behind the B-pillar. Its two extra doors, sleek roofline, muscular rear haunches and built-in rear spoiler all combine to make an achingly pretty car. In person, it’s even better. I was recently at BMW’s HQ in New Jersey and there was an M850i Gran Coupe in Frozen Bluestone Metallic and I had to stop and pick my jaw up. Few Bimmers do that to me nowadays but the 8er GC is stunning in person.
So that’s my personal answer (and the correct one) for the best looking Bavarian at the moment. What’s yours?