Oracle of Delphi

Leaving for München, Deutschland this weekend

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I fly back to Germany this weekend to start my new job @ BMW ... I look forward to starting a new automotive chapter in my life ... I won't be around as much as I was in the past, to some I'm sure that is good news ... Just remember I was only a messenger ...

I will miss the good folks @ GM, the bad ones, not so much ... 20 years is a long time at one company these days, but looking back on my career at GM, I had a blast and wouldn't trade my memories for anything ...

I will keep my eye on GM, I worry for it's future. I will pop in from time to time on C&G, but will rarely post anymore ... To those of you going to BMW because of Pontiac's shutdown, I'll see you on the BMW forums, however I will stick mainly to the German language BMW forums and of course Autoblog ...

End of Message ...

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My request for you to "work your magic" on the X6 still stands. :smilewide:

Enjoy though.

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Good luck over at BMW. I certainly don't blame you for making the move. Unfortunately, I'm a cheap-ass so you won't see me buying BMW, not now, and not ever. Great cars, but just not for me.

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Errr..... Bangle doesn't work there anymore :smilewide:

That's wonderful news!

I hadn't heard that.

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That's wonderful news!

I hadn't heard that.

It was announced in Feb 2009. From what I read, he left to start his own design studio, something not car-related. Clicky.

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Works for me, his "talents" would be better used in the realms of useless fashion.

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Have fun, PCS.
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P-C-S. Good luck with your work at BMW. Keep us posted about the development of my second favorite brand.

I hope in the near future you get transferred here and be here.

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Works for me, his "talents" would be better used in the realms of useless fashion.<br>

I'm still uncertain about his legacy. He certainly

designed a few awkward &/or uhhhh-gleee BMWs

but then again some of them have grown on me.

I know he quit BMW, but isn't he now consulting, or he

has his own design house or something...

And wasn't Bangle from the USA? Midwest IIRC?

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I'm still uncertain about his legacy. He certainly

designed a few awkward &/or uhhhh-gleee BMWs

but then again some of them have grown on me.

I know what you mean. AFAIK that weird-ass 7-Series did set sales records... the man took a few gambles, but they didn't end up being bad for BMW. I think he might be remembered for good reasons rather than bad.

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I know what you mean. AFAIK that weird-ass 7-Series did set sales records... the man took a few gambles, but they didn't end up being bad for BMW. I think he might be remembered for good reasons rather than bad.

The last-gen 7 had the suspect styling and the first generation of iDrive working against it.

I think the mass of people spending beyond their means had a lot to do with the 7 selling the way it did.

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Didn't Bangle used to work at Pontiac?

If Wikipedia is accurate (big "if"), he worked at Opel and Fiat before BMW.

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And wasn't Bangle from the USA? Midwest IIRC?

Chris Bangle

Ravenna, Ohio. Raised in Wisconsin, went to Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.

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Buona fortuna

Bon chance

Buena suerte

Boa sorte

How the hell do you say Good Luck in Deutsch? Sorry, no German flag icon on the site. Yeah, I have a gnawing feeling in my stomach about GM as well.

Will you like living over there? I guess you probably identify as more European than you do American. I wish you the best. I'm sure you'll always have one foot in the U.S.

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