Looks fussy out in the real world to me.
Too wide and yet high riding looking when seen from the front/front 3/4... bending the bonnet down right at the front doesn't work here somehow, side is ok, then the rear/rear 3/4 it looks like a different car to the front/sides, too tall looking from the back, no muscular appearance hinted at from the side.
In isolation any given bit isn't bad (the droopy nose is a bit iffy though, not as coherent as the E85/6 attempt), but they don't all work together as you move around the car anywhere near as nicely as the E85/6 did.
The E85 isn't perfect by any means, there are some approaching bad looking angles, namely the rear 3/4 to side view, but generally it all works as a piece.
I did think the old car is looking it's age a bit more now, but I'm still glad I have an E85. It's timeless because nothing else looked like it. The new Z4 has tried to copy the family styling too much and as such it'll date badly in my view. All the new BMW stuff will. Something about the early Bangle era where each car was a bit unique.
That said, the new Z4 beats the new 6 by miles. That is one fugly car! Makes the old 6 look really nicely composed visually now!
04 3.0i, Titanium Silver, 107s, red m-sport interior