Chris Bangle: What I’d do differently
C/D: You quit BMW in 2009. Any regrets?
CB: Seventeen years in that job is a long time—three generations of most models. For this next phase, my wife and I started a design company in Italy. But, in truth, every design is a car design. There just aren’t the old clay models around.
C/D: You once said your cars don’t look good in photos. Why?
CB: If, for instance, you’d never seen a Porsche 911, then suddenly saw only a side view of the car, well, it suffers—one of the most unusually proportioned vehicles ever. For complex cars, you need to