Artist Renderings: BMW S.X. Concept

Interesting | July 15th, 2009 by 34
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The BMW world doesn’t suffer from lack of rendering artists – some better than others – especially since the BMW design language is one of …

The BMW world doesn’t suffer from lack of rendering artists – some better than others – especially since the BMW design language is one of the most interesting ones among automakers.

We have seen in the past several independent renderings that usually try to fill the gap of a missing BMW supercar on the market: M-Zero Concept, Supercar Concept and M Concept. There were also several design studies among the students at several European universities, some of these projects even sanctioned by BMW: Concepts of the future or the LayerON Personalized Car.

Well, today, another talented rendering artists makes waves around the web with a new concept: BMW S.X.

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The BMW S.X Concept is a proposal for a premium sports coupe developed by Iulian Bumbu, a graduate of the Transportation Design Course at the Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD) in Milan. Bumbu’s previous designs include the Lamborghini Insecta concept.

According to the artist, the BMW S.X Concept represents a personal vision of what a next generation luxury sports coupe from BMW could look like. The S.X would be well positioned to take over where the current 6 Series BMW leaves off, and the styling of the S.X should gather more positive responses than the 6 Series does.

The dimensions of the S.X Concept dictate that the vehicle would be wider and lower than the current car, with a longer wheelbase but slightly shorter overall length.

The exterior design of the BMW S.X Concept continues the flame-surfacing styling language of all current BMW’s, a trend pioneered by BMW’s former chief designer Chris Bangle. However whereas some BMW design elements could be described as awkward, the S.X does a good job at maintaining a sense of continuity throughout the bodywork.

Some of the more unique styling features are the additional high mount brake lights which are incorporated into the edges of the rear window, and the lateral vents located just behind the front wheels provide a point of origin for the styling lines which break up the otherwise smooth shape of the doors.

In our non-artist personal opinion, the BMW S.X. Concept is quite interesting and the design details are impressive. While the overall look is far better than we have seen before, it is still very unrealistic and ….futuristic. Will we see something similar in 20 years? Who knows….looking back now in the 80’s, we’ve come a pretty long way, some may even have called it….futuristic back then.

[Source: Diseno-Art and Iulian Bumbu ]

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34 responses to “Artist Renderings: BMW S.X. Concept”

  1. bunker says:

    Absolutely stunning. WOW…

  2. Giom says:

    Spot on! This designer should join BMWs ranks, he’s got something to add.

    More renders PLEASE!!

  3. remus says:

    He is ispired by Aston Martin One-77… but still great… I hope someone from BMW will have enough courage to give a green light to supersport model…

  4. Vaybach Khan says:

    the headlidhts reminds me of maserati gt…but we all know its cs inspired…all in all i love the sketches …i just looove this up side down grille and this idea grill in grill(or rounded grill) its just great..(light version of this idea u can see at e60 grill..)

  5. Greg says:

    The profile shot looks very similar to the Atrega GT; which is no bad thing in my opinion.

  6. Andy Pan says:

    Why does the front remind me of an Eclipse?

  7. Horatiu B. says:

    Interesting approach and I’m surprised how well it was received by the picky BMW community :)

    • Jordan says:

      Ya I like it. it’s obvs got some Aston Martin cues in the back but still it looks great and is no doubt a BMW!

      what i’ve noticed lately at, if you watch for new designs or new cars or anything different or w/e that comes out and posts about….. go read the comments. i swear nothing will ever please those ppl!! and if one of them came out with their design of what would be a sweet car, nobody else that comments would like it lol. i can see why manufacturers shouldn’t listen to the blogs…. half of the time the ppl commenting on the cars wouldn’t even be able to afford it ever in their life. anyways, i thought that was kinda funny, you’ll never please the “commentators” and “industry professionals” at autoblog! from the comments that i read over there about this article, this BMW concept wasn’t that well received haha.

      • Giom says:

        You’re right. I feel frustrated by this attitude from “car fans”. Once upon a time, all cars were beautifull and well received, but something changed, and I don’t know what it is. Nobody is satisfied anymore. Everybody has their own ideas of what a car should look like, and those ideas are not the ones done by the motor industries. So, every new concept gets smashed to pieces.

        I promise you, nobody sets out to design an ugly looking car. Even us d.i.y. designers try to create something that is breathtakingly beautifull. Funny thing is, the people close to me loves my work and it is them that pushed me to show it on the internet. But the only thing ppl saw was an ugly BMW and poor Bangle got the blame for it – again. (Nobody reads the articles.)

        So, in conclusion, car lovers all over the world are depriving themselves of joy because of this unexplained attitude towards anything new… Sad!

      • _Auday_ says:

        Fans are critical because they like BMW and want it to always look good at least in their perspective. I haven’t heard anyone saying anything bad about the CS concept, even the new Z4 is well received (at least design wise), however that doesn’t mean whatever BMW come with we have to accept it, and during the Bangle era BMW didn’t us something that we could get excited about right away.
        And let me tell you, it’s not only BMW fans who are complaining about BMW design, it’s most media , shows ..etc, take Top Gear for example and tell me when was the last time they said a new BMW looks beautiful?

        me personally I still cant stand the E65 and the E63 and the face of the new 7er. But I’m hoping the new styling is bringing back the magic, at least design wise (on the tech side and the drivability it’s another sad story)

        • Giom says:

          I should have specified – I was refering to the comments on Autoblog, not the BMW croud. From the ‘outside’, the CS received pretty harsh crits and the Z4 even more.

  8. Doug says:

    I really like the headlight-hood-nose-fender area, it’s an interesting take on the CS design (+ fender arches) and works very well. The rest of the design is a confused amalgam of elements from other cars. The nose was a great start, they should create a new design based on that rather than fill in the blanks to integrate a mazerati, a lexus and a giraffe.

  9. Mike Messer says:

    It looks amazing but definitely has some Aston Martin Styling in the rear.

  10. Victor says:

    WOW! exciting!

  11. AutoCritical says:

    I like the treatment of the belt line to the bonnet. Also the bonnet lines to the front grille make for an interesting solution.

  12. BMW fans are just thirsty for a BMW supercar, it doesn’t seem that BMW is going to do it. Merc has the SLS and Audi has the R-8, BMW has nothing

    • Jordan says:

      Ya I agree. Merc and Audi both have a somewhat “exotic” product in their line but BMW has nothing like that right now :(

      • Giom says:

        Not even an M3CSL! The reason… they don’t think it will sell. What BS is this? They only produce them in limited numbers, and they always sell them out!

        Wish I knew the real reason.

    • Renders Are amazing may be it would look like aston But i think If they take this aspect And improve we can get an really cool and BMW exotic supercar

  13. Incredible, I’d love to see this put in to production.

  14. MiguelBM says:

    Fantastic car, BMW make this !!

  15. MiguelBM says:

    Please, BMW give green light to a Supersport model , BMW fans wants tho have a super car and it will sale fantastic, if it has a fantastic design like this or better and and a ansam motor that BMW put on the McLaren F1.

  16. v1p3r says:

    I love this, of course some more core BMW styling elements could be included, because it reminds a lot of Fisker and other sleek looking supercars (not that it’s a bad thing). But just to bring out a bit more “BMW” in it. The idea of a BMW supercar is still pant-wettingly arousing for me. It’s one area of the field they still lack a player and could get a big bite of the of so delicious pie which is supercar territory. I know BMW follows the forums and news sites and I hope they notice the emotions that stir when cars like these are mentioned. Like when the CS Concept and M1 Hommage were revealed

  17. Amr says:

    WoooooooooooW AMAZING

  18. Artmic says:

    I love that rendering !
    Probably the odds of BMW doing something like that are 1 in 100. They would rather give us station wagons and mini vans instead.

  19. touretul says:

    People that say that this is inspired by One 77 don’t know what they are talking about. One 77 is one ugly car inspired by Dodge Viper, but uglyer. The lateral vents are total reap off from Viper. This has the side view a little bit like Alfa 8C but prettyer. I like the car. It’s time for BMW to build something else than boxes on wheels

  20. viper says:

    very good I like it at the same time I hate it because it is nowhere near reality

  21. Josh B says:

    the only rendaring of a car i love to date!
    It is stunning….and for being futuristic….look at the R8,
    I remember watching will smiths movie “I robot” and it featured the R8 concept,
    looked even more futuristic than this…..and audi pulled through.
    This car is crazy sexy! sure it has some Austin Martin in it (side) but it still screams BMW. My mum has a 6-series now and if the car above where ever to see the light of day and be priced as a 6-series replacement let me asure you it will sell very very well! But…….as always this is only a dream……..

  22. John Pham says:

    When will the economic climate be good again? I really wish the Concept CS came into production. I really do!

  23. David says:

    The headlights are taking away from the BMW look.
    It lookz like any other new concept not the BMW look.
    those are not the BMW eyes

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  25. Lana says:

    eyes are ok… but “nose” isn’t in a BMW style at all! the up corners of a grid have to be wider than the lows one… the rest is ok, in my opinion

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