• Jul 28, 2008


Click above image for more IED concepts in high-res

While we certainly don't expect BMW to make such drastic design changes to its lineup within this decade, third-year students at the Turin-based IED (istituto Europeo di Design) were asked to interpret what the German automaker's automobiles would look like in 2015. Although they worked from a clean slate, inspiration was to come from natural elements such as the sea, wind, or the earth. Thirty-five students were divided into eighteen teams for the task. Those teams conjured up, and approved, twelve proposals. Of those, eight were developed into 1:4 scale models. To ensure the quality standards of their trademark, each of the stages of development were supervised under the watchful eye of BMW execs Thomas Plath, Anders Warming, and the controversial Mr. Bangle-butt himself...Chris Bangle. Check the gallery below for high-res images of the fruits of their labor.


[Source: Car Body Design]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the vehicle. It's really ok. And if we think that this concept is made by students… Goodyyyyyyy and congratulations.
      • 6 Years Ago
      the car in pics 1 and 9 is brilliant. although i have to say the rear lights are stupid and retro. delete, and put it into production as far as i'm concerned.
      • 6 Years Ago
      some things should never make it to paper...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I never thought I'd say this, but I prefer Chris Bangle's current designs to these.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ...and what, besides the badge, would hint at them being bimmers...? It's like they pulled out a random design and stuck the propeller badge on it.

      and the external bench? you're sacrificing a whole seat inside the car to have one on the outside? So you can chill out..in the parking lot?
      We have IED students walking around next to our engineering classes. They call us nerds, we call them pussies with no common sense.
      • 6 Years Ago
      some ideas should never make it to paper/computer screen.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Does anyone design a car you can SEE OUT OF!?

      I realize that windows are a downer and make the car all ugly and stuff but geez.
        • 6 Years Ago
        geo.stewart

        I was thinking more along the lines that windows are something you don't need. Check out the rear sight lines on that baby.

        Oh sorry it doesn't have any. (GRIN)
        • 6 Years Ago
        never mind a door opening you can use.

        the windshields are blacked out so they do not have to show an interior.

      • 6 Years Ago
      One Word....Gay
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like ZX^ concept it is possible to see one very soon :D
      • 6 Years Ago
      Form> Function.

      Blech.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey look! A speed bump you can drive!
      • 6 Years Ago
      i hate the side graphic, it looks so tacky
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