What Is Going on With BMW's Weird Decisions Lately?

BMW has made some strange decisions lately. Today I'm going to tell you my thoughts on BMW's recent moves, why they're so odd, and where BMW should go from here.
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  • video99.co.uk
    video99.co.ukDag siden

    This boomer is self-employed in tech, surrounded by computers and professional studio equipment. Why the assumption that boomers are somehow behind on technology? And no, BMW, I won't ever be buying another fossil fuel car.

  • GhostShock
    GhostShockDag siden

    They need to fire the progressive in the marketing department.. and maybe a few designers.

  • bala ji
    bala jiDag siden

    in future you enter a bmw car not by opening the doors on side, but by opening the front grille sideways.

  • Sean Godos
    Sean Godos2 dager siden


  • Tom Beattie
    Tom Beattie3 dager siden

    BMW are trying to appeal to an audience that can't afford their cars

  • TwoSheds Jack
    TwoSheds Jack3 dager siden

    Maybe they should take a look at the paychecks the younger generation of - let's say - under 30 year old people cash in each month. and after that maybe they want to take a look an all the other expenses of said younger generation. and then maybe they could take a look at their own pricetags - before options. and then maybe bmw is ready to stick their grill and their tweets up theirs...

  • Daniel Staggers
    Daniel Staggers3 dager siden

    Boomer? You know why advertisers covet the 25 to 45 age range people? BECAUSE THEY'RE GULLIBLE! LOOK IT UP.

  • Jeff McJeff
    Jeff McJeff3 dager siden

    3:37 BMW = Bully My Whip.

  • Juan Espinosa
    Juan Espinosa4 dager siden

    My favorite discussion with German taxi drivers from Munich? Dude, why do you drive a Mercedes E-Class instead of a BMW limo? That's the ultimate Bavarian car. They always answer, are you crazy? I want a car with which I can drive 400,000 kilometers in 3 years? With BMW I'd be at a loss; it would be in the shop all the time. But still i hear a lot of complaints about the E-class, nonetheless.

  • michael Bush
    michael Bush4 dager siden

    In the voice of Nelson, ha ha.

  • Victor Mupfururi
    Victor Mupfururi5 dager siden

    Omw sorry, that grille sucks I'd have the M340i xdrive rather than an m3 Wait nm I'd have the alfa romeo giulia QV actually

  • V S
    V S5 dager siden

    bmw drivers are jerks irl. they deserve this crappy new look. carma.

  • Le Oben
    Le Oben6 dager siden

    BMW...A.(B)adly (M)ade (W)omen

  • TheGreenGT86
    TheGreenGT866 dager siden

    "Tell us you own a BMW without telling us you own a BMW." - Broken. The V10 is ALWAYS broken.

  • james curtis
    james curtis7 dager siden

    Would't take a new BMW if you gave it to me- overpriced, ugly garbage

  • RJ H
    RJ H8 dager siden

    When you own a BMW, you can save a lot of time and money by driving it directly to the car crusher. And not everyone realizes what the "BM" in BMW really stands for.

  • RJ H
    RJ H8 dager siden

    "Cars and Bids" seems like a giant ripoff.

  • Daniel Avallone
    Daniel Avallone8 dager siden

    I liked my 328is but $900 to replace a window motor isn't sustainable, my accord coupe cost less than 200 bucks incl labor!

  • Rudolf Wickond
    Rudolf Wickond9 dager siden

    The kidney grills should be even bigger, like 50% of the front. More helps more.

  • Bennett Lewis
    Bennett Lewis9 dager siden

    How to make a come back number one get rid of that grill number to start making standard transmission vehicles again number three get rid of the one series number for no Front Wheel Dr., #5 make a decent driving beautiful affordable BMW for $50,000

  • Bennett Lewis
    Bennett Lewis9 dager siden

    Ugliest Bmw I’ve ever seen

  • lerlo
    lerlo10 dager siden

    What is he using as a table?

  • Tommaso Marsiglia
    Tommaso Marsiglia10 dager siden

    the big problem's not the grille itself but the plate covering the design of it..

  • Chase Childress
    Chase Childress10 dager siden

    The bmw grill in thumbnail be lookin like a waffle iron.

  • TrAcKsUiT_sEnPai
    TrAcKsUiT_sEnPai10 dager siden

    BMW Team: How will we make more money from younger people? BMW Guy: INSULT OUR MOST TRUSTED BUYERS! 6 years later: BMW, Your most trusted Fridge company!

  • Luke Skywalking
    Luke Skywalking11 dager siden

    All corporations and institutions are going through radical purge shifts. It might take a decade before they get sorted out.

  • Wouter Kors
    Wouter Kors13 dager siden

    Doug is rippn these fools apart

  • Leon
    Leon13 dager siden

    That's the problem when you replaced majority of experienced staff with 'creative' millennials... ...

  • Andreas T
    Andreas T13 dager siden

    That's the ugliest BMW ever produced. Ridiculous design

  • THESocialJusticeWarrior
    THESocialJusticeWarrior14 dager siden

    if the i8 were fast and the i3 economical they would be in a different place. They could still do that.... but they wont, dunno why.

  • Edward Fletcher
    Edward Fletcher14 dager siden

    Anyone who wants to buy a car outside the warranty period won't buy a BMW or a Tesla !

  • Philipp Schmid
    Philipp Schmid15 dager siden

    Youth social media campaigns and a car line up that only golden spoons can drive, looking rather bullish and old. A hint to bmw would be that tesla's look sleek.

  • Douglas Johnson
    Douglas Johnson15 dager siden

    Here is what BMW should do. Re-release the BMW 2002 Tii, IN ANALOG. Give it modern handling, but make it something you can actually work on yourself. Sell it with an essential tools kit. It would have to be super light. And give it something new for BMW-a unique sound. And give it a carburetor. Make 10,000 of them a with a price point under $50k. The car won’t outperform anything, it’ll have 1970s comfort, you’ll have to get tune ups, but 100% of everything that goes into that car will be aimed at one thing: driver-to-car CONNECTION. Oh, and manual ONLY. Connection is something everyone loves, but tech and electric are the death of connection. People feel connected to their ride on lawnmowers but they don’t feel connected to their golf cart. connection connection connection.

  • fumes des péterds
    fumes des péterds16 dager siden

    Cars and bids is the most nighties name in the world

  • Jonathan Tatler
    Jonathan Tatler16 dager siden

    That revolting front grille is without doubt the most appalling design and probably driving buyers ANYWHERE else

  • Vigorous Apathy Games
    Vigorous Apathy Games17 dager siden

    Make it look like you're standing in front of a green screen without actually standing in front of a green screen.

  • Tom Harriman
    Tom Harriman17 dager siden

    I find the comment from the BMW owner who's broken timing chair destroyed his engine at 79 thousand miles really ironic. My first car was my sister in laws used 1972 Chevy Vega. It made it to 85 thousand miles before the plastic timing gear failed and destroyed the engine. The funny part is that a modern BMW is less reliable, and with a shorter engine life than one of the worst cars of the 1970s. Doug's right, no one cares about BMWs anymore.

  • m h
    m h18 dager siden

    I love mercedes Benz

  • Gary Tillery
    Gary Tillery18 dager siden

    After driving my new car for 6 months I accidentally hit a lever on the side of my steering column and there was a light on the left front and rear of my car that started blinking....

  • Gary Tillery
    Gary Tillery18 dager siden

    BMW has become so cringe

  • Shadow man
    Shadow man20 dager siden

    soooo bmw is literally dying so its trying to grab some attention with some weird (bad) car designs and weird tweets.......... i will never buy a bmw again

  • wowow
    wowow20 dager siden

    Mercedes is moving on EV's Doug, they already have a big lineup

  • Rusty Shackleford
    Rusty Shackleford20 dager siden

    Desperation is never attractive...

  • Shiny Fast & Loud
    Shiny Fast & Loud20 dager siden

    Doug keeps citing Tesla as their competition........the decline of BMW is totally proportional to the rise of Audi....especially in the Wuropean market.

  • Justice Warrior
    Justice Warrior20 dager siden

    BMW is literally designing ugly cars for the Chinese market and saying a big FU to the rest of the world!!! No one should buy a BMW again for the disrespect they have to western clients!!

  • Scott Glassner
    Scott Glassner21 dag siden

    IMO you could answer what's next for BMW. Just create a car that doesnt need the customer to be best friends with the dealership mechanic.

  • dfy goh
    dfy goh21 dag siden

    I know Toyota LC is a nice SUV, but 0:53 who the hell paying $26,000 for a 97

  • Gregory Perkins
    Gregory Perkins21 dag siden

    I think the new bmw look better the front end looks super agressive

  • Jon Hoover
    Jon Hoover22 dager siden

    You can't get a piece of the the young person market with memes and $80k mid sized sedans and crossovers.... They're broke! 🤣

  • Gizzo Vizzo
    Gizzo Vizzo22 dager siden

    He forgot the mention the BMW supra

  • Al K
    Al K22 dager siden

    We need some long term thinking on this short term thinking thing.

  • scruffs by Cartoon Fish
    scruffs by Cartoon Fish22 dager siden

    They can't admit the massive grille doesn't work! When they were wide but not deep they looked ok, but they've stayed with the kidney grilles too long!

  • scruffs by Cartoon Fish
    scruffs by Cartoon Fish22 dager siden

    Massive grille........on a car that doesn't need a grille! Audi are doing the same, but at least Audi are making them good looking!

  • scruffs by Cartoon Fish
    scruffs by Cartoon Fish22 dager siden

    BMW and Mercedes are always competing so much that they have to have a model for every niche, and it dilutes them both!

  • John Sumser
    John Sumser23 dager siden

    Lexis does Fine with enormous ugly grills. Oh, and the best humorous ad campaign of all time was probably the 1970’s VW ads.

  • Matthew Lynaugh
    Matthew Lynaugh23 dager siden

    why do I feel like your website has a little overpriced cars

  • Hujek Kurwinski
    Hujek Kurwinski23 dager siden

    Bmw has lost me too. The electric car of amy sort doesnt do anything for me. Im with Doug how in 2001 a BMW made a statement. Even the entry level 325i was eye catching. When i saw the tiny 2 series sedan on the road, i thought it was the worst looking piece of shit, i didnt see it being any different from a Hyundai Elantra or a Nissan Versa

  • Jesper van Berkel
    Jesper van Berkel24 dager siden

    Doug is the kind of guy to buy an expensive supercar only to use it as a table

  • Dave Jacobs
    Dave Jacobs24 dager siden

    That grill looks like Robocop's ass. This GenX'r misses my E36 M3.

  • Will Esco
    Will Esco24 dager siden

    They should make wallets. Break my wallet they foreseen the future....

  • Luc Tech
    Luc Tech25 dager siden

    New bmws are the only cars that look better on a tow truck than the showroom floor

  • 12ealDeal
    12ealDeal26 dager siden

    Sony is pulling a BMW at the moment. They're cashing in on the credibility they earned in the late '90s and early '00s for a wider audience. It appeared to work for them in 2015 and the following years, but their recent practices have done substantial damage to their long-term base, turning away the majority of its biggest fans overseas and alienating its core audience in the US. Time will tell how far Sony is willing to tarnish its reputation before their earnings reflect this.

  • Stephen Fear
    Stephen Fear26 dager siden

    Whats with the New Zealand T Shirt

  • yurieu
    yurieu28 dager siden

    BMW are ugly, very ugly. Korean manufacturer stole European designers.

  • carl shipley
    carl shipley28 dager siden

    I couldn’t agree more and even the new i4 will only give 80% off charge in 30 mins Kia will beat that with a better looking car almost as fast go further,cheaper and charging in 18-5 mins. I really don’t know what BMW are thinking they can’t invest in design in the combustion car as it’s really only got 9 years left but there heart not in electric

  • Pelicann
    Pelicann29 dager siden

    This is why I turned to Audi 🤷‍♂️

  • Roman D
    Roman DMåned siden

    Very right observations! But it happened all over the BMW company. I had my Z3 Coupé (2000) serviced at the official BMW-Headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. And they were polite, I always got an excellent cappuccino. BUT: The work was the worst. They built in wrong parts, they scratched my steering wheel really deep, so they needed to get me a new one, on my X1 they somehow "melted" the right mirrors case. I could write down a whole page with all of this. AND they were extremely expensive at the same time - up to double the price for an oil change in comparison. Once they diagnosed on the Z3 that my climatecompressor was leaking and needed replacement for several thousand Euros (Dollars the same) I postponed the repair - and you know what: it worked perfectly 10 more years!!! It took months to get an appointment and they never found a way to change that over 12 years time. Why didn't I go to another workshop earlier? - A long time they blinded me with their "premium appeal" and here in Germany it's always worth a lot if the car was serviced at a headquarter or official dealer and not just any workshop.

  • Roman D
    Roman DMåned siden

    4:46 - if some tells a joke and thinks it's so funny himself, that he laughs so much so you don't understand a word😂

  • My penis is small, but
    My penis is small, butMåned siden

    BMW needs to make a supercar

  • MrFishSticks
    MrFishSticksMåned siden

    I like the new front end, the enthusiasts can keep their opinions to themselves go back to the 90’s

  • APE Suit9
    APE Suit9Måned siden

    What tf is wrong with him. 🙄

  • PrematuredGravy
    PrematuredGravyMåned siden

    I woulda said ''I haven't used my turn signal. Ever.''

  • Fred Frogger
    Fred FroggerMåned siden

    Well, their first mistake was the i3, which looks like a hobgoblin.

  • Hello it Is i
    Hello it Is iMåned siden

    I know why grills keep getting bigger AUDI GRILLS to compete with audi

  • Jon Winters
    Jon WintersMåned siden

    I don't get BMW, I've never got BMW. Laughing at the giant bucktooth fake grills on their electric prototypes. I see high school kids driving used BMWs that they thought were cool for a few weeks until they started breaking down over and over.

  • Alexandre Corelli
    Alexandre CorelliMåned siden

    2001 was the last year before the arrival of the lunatic chris bangle...

  • hawkBerlin
    hawkBerlinMåned siden

    In Germany we say: B.M.W. "Bring mich Werkstatt" ~ grammar intentionally wrong ~ in Englisch: "Bring me Workshop"

  • chris jones
    chris jonesMåned siden

    Doug, NO!!!!😀

  • mugensamurai
    mugensamuraiMåned siden

    Nah BMW we're buying Audi now.

  • Vntamed
    VntamedMåned siden

    if BMW wants to appeal to young people, they need to be cheaper, and not fall apart. not ask to be roasted on twitter xD

  • SamoScopom
    SamoScopomMåned siden

    There is a RAV4 in the carsandbids promo, but we haven't seen the review. Will it come out?

  • 幸運な
    幸運なMåned siden

    “tell us you own a BMW without telling us you own a BMW” >has run flat tires >hits pothole >now on side of road

  • sasa nice
    sasa niceMåned siden

    Tesla: lets build a normal looking sedan with rear wheel drive Bmw: lets take drugs

  • Tesayeke
    TesayekeMåned siden

    Toyota's ... I mean Lexus' Spindle Grill struggled to make it this far, I don't think this BMW's ridiculous grill will do.

  • Matthew Brown
    Matthew BrownMåned siden

    Not sure this video will age well. BMW's are not "cool" anymore but they seem to have a better ev strategy than their closest competitors right now. And they are making some very good cars. Also there was backlash to the big grilles when audi went in that direction years ago followed by lexus and others. I think the new look will age well. Frankly the standard 3 now just looks dull and boring next the the m3 or 4 series.

  • Ian Johnson
    Ian JohnsonMåned siden

    It seems people are demanding larger with everything auto( wheels, touchscreens, sunroofs) so bmw thought they were onto something with those grills. Problem is the have two while rivals have one and they are having huge problems(no pun intended) coming up with a design solution. On another note all that gesticulation by the presenter was like a jet li movie. I wondered if the exitement I felt was because of the lively topic or kung fu-like presentation. Scotty Kilmer has nothing on Doug!

  • donnerschwein
    donnerschweinMåned siden

    Audi is the new BMW

  • Pepe le Deux
    Pepe le DeuxMåned siden

    most young car enthusiasts are more likely to buy an older bmw. then when they can afford it, perhaps they would like something equally elegant and special. as opposed to some weirdos satirical garbage labelled as bmw

  • Chewedbacca
    ChewedbaccaMåned siden

    As a half bavarian that drives a VW Polo 9N with folks that pretty much subscribe to BMWs, I can wholeheartedly say that I do not get it. What started as a spicy 1 series thats a hoot and a holler to drive, and a 5 series that was a quick and sexy ski trip machine became bland bloated crossovers that have never seen a dirt road and probably never will. I will make sure to ridicule them as much as i can once they upgrade to that butt fugly grill that looks like it's trying to inhale the license plate.

  • King Borrelli
    King BorrelliMåned siden

    they go back to their route, they get back in the top levels of motorsport, they need to stop over trying and just be German sports cars

  • Vera D
    Vera DMåned siden

    They just have to keep making BMWs.. and not try to make what everyone else is making cause we've already got that.. People bought BMWs cause they were different. So you gotta offer something no one else has. You missed your chance with electric cars, so instead of trying to make the best electric car, try making one of the best remaining diesel/gasoline powered car! Or at least that's what I think...

  • Jessie Blosser
    Jessie BlosserMåned siden

    “tell us you own a bmw without telling us...” I have a second pair of lungs attached to the front of it.

  • baller
    ballerMåned siden

    2001 is what MADE BMW.....without 2001 there is no BMW

  • StacXion
    StacXionMåned siden

    I think Rivian, specifically the R1S, are the best looking EVs, and with the nicest interiors. They're the only one so far where I don't think the screen looks like a design afterthought.

  • Kevin Dillard
    Kevin DillardMåned siden


  • Hophead59
    Hophead59Måned siden

    I remember driving behind a 6 series in the 90s and thinking - wow...when I have the money I'm getting one of those! Now, I own a 2014 M6 and a 2017 750i and although i like driving both and havent had any problems, I will probably never buy a beemer again...for essentially the reasons Doug has detailed here. Their direction is all over the place...

  • Dukatii HM
    Dukatii HMMåned siden

    “Tell is you own bmw without saying you own a bmw” Well my driver side interior door handle doesn’t work so I have to climb out the passenger side of the car to get out, but at the same time, my outside handle on the passenger side doesn’t work so when I take someone in my car, they have to climb in thru the driver side.

  • Omari Johnson
    Omari JohnsonMåned siden

    Zip zam zimmer, what the heck is going on with Beamer?

  • Busy Studying
    Busy StudyingMåned siden

    Good riddance. I hate bmw