The car industry is huge; it encompasses all walks of life and almost all budgets, so naturally, there's going to be some diversity in there, for better or worse.

Here's a selection of the things which brought a smile to my face this week, and the one thing which brought a grimace.

The best things I've seen all week 

BMW’s 8 Series preview

There were rumours, then there were spy shots, now there’s a preview of a concept version of a final production car, coming next year. And just look at it already; sultry, slowly swooping coupé lines, a piercing glare and a ducktail spoiler. This is BMW at its best.

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