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


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 Gear12 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


    3 dager siden

    @Jason Waterfalls Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one !!!

  • Klyv Que

    Klyv Que

    4 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


    7 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

    8 dager siden

    @David Müller Xpeng P7 and Xpeng G3 = growing

  • eze
    eze4 timer siden

    The kidneys were usually part of a larger grill structure, and because it’s iconic they are making it the feature; the whole grille. It’s a departure in that sense, and the proportions on some new car designs are comical. It will be scaled back again to be tasteful.

  • H M
    H M4 timer siden

    Chris is it your brother Pep Guardiola ?

  • Hope4NewDay
    Hope4NewDay10 timer siden

    When you have people from all over the automotive industry uniting to say its ugly then you should rethink that front fascia.

  • Time Machine
    Time Machine16 timer siden

    All of you don't know how advanced of the grill. This is a faster smashed potatoes masher ever.

  • Khangelankosi Ishmael
    Khangelankosi Ishmael22 timer siden

    Chris is right BMW timing is bad for performance touring .Even this M3 Touring will be in recession times .

  • David Barker
    David Barker22 timer siden

    I'm getting a bit tired of "reaction" videos from Chris Harris. Drive the damn cars.

  • The Gear Knob
    The Gear Knob23 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 NeskovicDag 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
    vigilant_darkDag siden

    the front grill looks stupid. what a cheap design solution.

  • Kubi
    KubiDag 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 Nation2 dager siden

    I hate Cadillac for getting rid of the cts-v and ats-v🤬 especially the wagon

  • John Winningham
    John Winningham2 dager siden

    These grills look like the nose holes in a cows skull. Hideous.

  • Natalie Tanner
    Natalie Tanner2 dager siden

    Loss of the headphone jack and current top gear are very much similar to me. 🙁

  • Alin Luta
    Alin Luta2 dager siden

    It looks like a car made for disco bouncers. 😂😂

  • asioe kiou
    asioe kiou2 dager siden

    Can't see myself getting used to that grill.

  • TheLambo2
    TheLambo22 dager siden

    Congratulations to the BMW team for reinventing the Edsel. Ugly then and no different now. Laughable

  • weltonreds
    weltonreds3 dager siden

    So BMW is now copying Hyundai..... oh how the mighty have fallen.

  • asioe kiou

    asioe kiou

    2 dager siden

    I really hope Chris finds better co presenters, and bring back TG to masses.

  • stubbk3
    stubbk33 dager siden

    M3 has too many doors should go back to a coop

  • blitzy
    blitzy3 dager siden

    Estate looks better than a Saloon car? Smoking crack...

  • dcoog anml
    dcoog anml3 dager siden

    If you didn't know, Chris has a podcast called Collecting Cars

  • swansmeister
    swansmeister3 dager siden

    it just needs getting used to thats all, nobody liked the e60 m5 at first but after a while most did.

  • 8weapons
    8weapons3 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

    3 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
    8weapons3 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
    coolstory923 dager siden

    What rain. Here in California I only do highway pulls.

  • bocoy noiu
    bocoy noiu4 dager siden

    Can't see myself getting used to that grill.

  • Diego Paz
    Diego Paz4 dager siden

    Looks like a Maserati/ alfa romeo front

  • Edward Liu
    Edward Liu4 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

    4 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 D4 dager siden


  • Lifted_Above
    Lifted_Above4 dager siden

    The call word for this design, is BEAVER TEEF. Or that buck tooth baby pacifier:

  • TwinGunsLLP
    TwinGunsLLP4 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 Melo5 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 buty5 dager siden

    I really hope Chris finds better co presenters, and bring back TG to masses.

  • Solid Snake
    Solid Snake5 dager siden

    we live in a world of cheap finance now, you have tramps driving about in sports cars lol

  • Robbae
    Robbae5 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

    5 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 X5 dager siden

  • mmtot
    mmtot5 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
    goatee015 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 DevTime5 dager siden

    Chris Harris voice is almost identical to the Hound from Game of Thrones.

  • Tim Kim
    Tim Kim5 dager siden

    What's wrong with MBZ & BMW ? They don't want to sell cars? Go Tesla !!!

  • James Garvey
    James Garvey5 dager siden

    You said what about the e9X!!!! Sacrilege Chris Harris! lol Probably my favorite M car ever.

  • cockatiel
    cockatiel5 dager siden

    top gear isnt the same without the old hosts

  • kdoeone
    kdoeone5 dager siden

    Getting sweaty. Is that slang for something?

  • Ian MacDonald
    Ian MacDonald5 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
    Chris_Leslie2256 dager siden

    There’s are photos around of aftermarket front ends that look so much better!

  • Jim 99west
    Jim 99west6 dager siden

    Guys can't afford shirts?

  • Ahmet Ahmet
    Ahmet Ahmet6 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 Cornejo6 dager siden

    Goods machinnes

  • Paul Garnett
    Paul Garnett6 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_ XVII6 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 Glif6 dager siden

    Best m3 and m4 designe ever

  • Mohammed Bashir
    Mohammed Bashir6 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 Sne6 dager siden

    The Bangle BMW’s took a while to get used to the ugly looks and now they look timeless...

  • Stu Sne
    Stu Sne6 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 Wizard6 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
    AM D6 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 guyt6 dager siden

    The grills on the new BMW look like rabbits teeth.

  • amonrei
    amonrei6 dager siden

    Good advice there. Still boggles my mind how that design went past multiple meetings and ended up there.

  • Donny Blacks
    Donny Blacks6 dager siden


  • bouytt guyt

    bouytt guyt

    6 dager siden

    This video made me solve the mystery of who “STIG” is..

  • ali andrei
    ali andrei6 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 toltec6 dager siden

    the new grille seems to suit the 4-door more than the coupe...seems more evenly proportioned..

  • Troy Truong
    Troy Truong6 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 Truong6 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 Kramer6 dager siden

    Those beaver teeth have the aftermarket chomping at the chance to re-design the “grille.”

  • Jim Merriman
    Jim Merriman6 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 UA7 dager siden

    come to my channel )))

  • solleSWE
    solleSWE7 dager siden

    Chris Harris is the true reference point on BMW M cars! Now go and review one with antispin OFF!! 😁

  • Ray Bsure
    Ray Bsure7 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 Powell7 dager siden

    I want these videos more!

  • Miguel Antonio
    Miguel Antonio7 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 Abel7 dager siden


  • Marco Marco lynx
    Marco Marco lynx7 dager siden

    Chris is fantastic anytime anywhere. I agree with Chris totally .

  • ferfire9
    ferfire97 dager siden

    Chris hates the e92 m3 but imo its the best looking BMW in the last decades...

    IMVATI7 dager siden

    This video made me solve the mystery of who “STIG” is..

  • Nawnya Businaz
    Nawnya Businaz7 dager siden

    Hideous looking

  • John Stanton
    John Stanton7 dager siden

    BMW's version of the Ford pushing a toilet seat [Edsel]. Even Bangle's designs were better.

  • Jim Nolden
    Jim Nolden7 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 goti7 dager siden

    BMW is the most beautiluf car in any categories for more than 15yeas

  • kudakwashe zvaita
    kudakwashe zvaita7 dager siden

    Pep Guardiola, if you know, you know.

  • mark griff
    mark griff7 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 Oxford7 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
    Max7 dager siden

    When it gets slightly damp and the RS4 just pisses off into the distance 😂😂😂

  • Suáve -
    Suáve -7 dager siden

    Man the bmw looks fire!!🔥 but idk why y’all think it’s ngl

  • NordicGloss
    NordicGloss7 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 Guy7 dager siden

    The show needs a new name! There will only ever be one Top Gear and this aint it!

  • Bradley Gonzalez
    Bradley Gonzalez7 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 Silva7 dager siden

    0:53 What's wrong with it?

  • Walter Ribeiro
    Walter Ribeiro8 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
    MKitson8 dager siden

    They didn't talk about the weight of the new one - odd

  • 1D0N
    1D0N8 dager siden

    Trouser Trouble...

  • verivinom
    verivinom8 dager siden

    grill is not ugly. I like it

  • John Clark
    John Clark8 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
    soundseeker638 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 Lollobobsen8 dager siden

    That BMW >.< No No No.,. They just made it look better inside and now outside look like shit :=) omg !!!

  • SpeedFreak0122
    SpeedFreak01228 dager siden

    cant wait to see some de-uglied M4's on the road

  • Raphael Schoof
    Raphael Schoof8 dager siden

    Shitttt.. Is that car ugly 🤮. The front looks like a pig 🐷

  • eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi

    8 dager siden

    Subaru WRX STi UK Spec D.

  • Daniel
    Daniel8 dager siden

    Bring back old topgear!!

  • eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi

    8 dager siden

    Dafook is that...?

  • Roland Randmaa
    Roland Randmaa8 dager siden

    Next year they come out with beaver tail lol

  • Gregory Perkins
    Gregory Perkins8 dager siden

    I think thats the best looking bmw

  • Muthulingam Ramiah
    Muthulingam Ramiah8 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???