What Would BMWs Look Like Without a Kidney Grille?

In a word: wrong.

It’s a question pondered by many a car enthusiast and one comprehensively answered by everyone’s favorite rendering artist Theophilus Chin. The self-styled “automotive manipulator” has envisioned a bounty of Bimmers (16 models no less!) without the kidney grille, one of the Bavarian carmaker’s best known design hallmarks. The BMW 303 started the trend back in 1933 and here’s a look at what the current lineup may have looked like if the kidney grille had never been conceived.

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