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

Publisert 15. okt.. 2020
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.
Now if that tickled your fancy, you'll want to watch Chris' review of the (nearly) 1,000bhp Ferrari SF90 over on iPlayer:
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  • 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?

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

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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

    • @David Müller Xpeng P7 and Xpeng G3 = growing

  • 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.

  • Chris is it your brother Pep Guardiola ?

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

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

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

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

  • Another basking shark. Like a modern lexus. Still, at least when the owners wrap them around lampposts they can only look better.

  • 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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • Can't see myself getting used to that grill.

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

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

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

  • M3 has too many doors should go back to a coop

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

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

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

  • Kinda getting tired of these whingers crying about the grilles! Get over it! No one is forcing you to buy it! Move on!!

    • 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

  • 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!!

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

  • Can't see myself getting used to that grill.

  • Looks like a Maserati/ alfa romeo front

  • 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

    • 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


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

  • 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.

  • 🤢🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮 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

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

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

  • an M3/4 with this front end: you-ll-crave-the-nor_800x0w.jpg would be the perfect car

    • You know its bad when Toyota has a better looking BMW than BMW. You should know what I’m talking about.


  • It's great to see that top gear is once again a car show, not three guys dicking about smashing up caravans.

  • 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

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

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

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

  • top gear isnt the same without the old hosts

  • Getting sweaty. Is that slang for something?

  • 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"?

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

  • Guys can't afford shirts?

  • 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!

  • Goods machinnes

  • Harris ... where id you get the t-shirt? Tres chique

  • *You know its bad when Toyota has a better looking BMW than BMW. You should know what I’m talking about.*

  • Best m3 and m4 designe ever

  • 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.

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

  • Pan am tourism turbo s does not have a surprise family estate element.. unlike estates like the e34 m5, 325 touring etc

  • New beamer grills look awesome, good on them for trying something new in a world of incremental changes like the iphone and Audi - boring!

  • Actually I think it looks intriguing here with the body tone grill surround, the non-body-color grill looks awful

  • The grills on the new BMW look like rabbits teeth.

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

  • More.

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

  • 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!

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

  • Best bmw design up to date imo. Aggressive, sporty, cool, sophisticated, and futuristic! Give it time. Yall like it. Just like iphone notches.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • come to my channel )))

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

  • 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.

  • I want these videos more!

  • 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

  • Ew

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

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

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

  • Hideous looking

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

  • I have an F80 M3 the stock suspension is the issue, I put in Bilstiens and it transformed the handling

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

  • Pep Guardiola, if you know, you know.

  • 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

  • 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.

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

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

  • Is it only me that hates the new big air intakes in the front of the 4-series?

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

  • 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

  • 0:53 What's wrong with it?

  • 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.

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

  • Trouser Trouble...

  • grill is not ugly. I like it

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • Bring back old topgear!!

  • Next year they come out with beaver tail lol

  • I think thats the best looking bmw

  • 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???