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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