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The Hofmeister Kink

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 19, 2009

Have you ever noticed that the rear side window on a BMW has a small design element that hooks back toward the front of the car?

Rather than having the rear side window extend all the way down as might be expected, it angles back toward the front of the car.

Yeah, me either, but apparently all BMWs have it. It’s called the Hofmeister Kink, so named for the Director of Design at BMW who oversaw the style tweak, Wilhelm Hofmeister. Other carmakers have copied the Kink to make certain models appear luxury. (via spronblog)

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