• Jul 15, 2009
BMW S.X. Concept – Click above for image gallery

Looking at some of the controversial recent designs coming out of BMW, many enthusiasts might think that it's not hard to imagine that study hall doodles would be preferable. Not exactly a schoolboy anymore, Iulian Bumbu has applied skills learned at a Milanese automotive design program to a BMW etude.

The car looks like it could actually be possible, wearing design cues that echo the recently redone Z4. The renderings call to mind the recently scuttled Concept CS from BMW's own pens, depicting a car that's extra-wide, super-low, and ultra aggressive. In any case, BMW could do worse than this flight of fancy.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like it could be a 8-series revival.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Get rid of the "I'm angry because I'm taking a wicked sh!t look."

      Lose the "character" folds on the side of the car, or make them less obvious.

      I'm glad BMW is taking its inspiration from Fisker. In fact, all their cars could be Fisker derivatives and it would be a step up.



      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks a lot like the GINA concept released over a year ago...
      http://www.autoblog.com/2008/06/10/bmw-gina-light-visionary-model-revealed/
      • 5 Years Ago
      it's alright

      that being said, alot of the new bmw models are just ugly to me but it is a good and well-engineered brand
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like the result of a threesome! BMW Concept CS, Aston Martin One-77 and Fisker Karma.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm not complaining, after the last BMW "masterpieces" this looks pretty good.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like that Honda NSX replacement concept from year or two back.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The profile is similar to the Artega GT and the back is Aston-ish but the car looks good. The front end really tones down that "flared pig snout" look of their most recent releases.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'll take it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      so an Aston BMW?

      the grill is definitely not BMW

      i'm not feeling it
        • 5 Years Ago
        Just curious but why is it a bad thing for it look like an Aston, the hottest looking cars on the road. If they stuck with only BMW elements, it might look more original but certainly not better. If it looks good, it looks good. The kidney grill makes it unique enough anyway.
        • 5 Years Ago
        that grill is a direct rip off from mitsubishi eclipse
        • 5 Years Ago
        Grill kinda looks like a Fisker Karma to me.
        • 5 Years Ago
        yeah its looks like the One-77, but IMHO, it looks better. The Aston has too much going on up front. This is a much cleaner design that, while derivative, is pretty badass looking.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I thought the same thing, looked like a Aston with the exception of the front Grill.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Who cares where it genes are derived from? Is Hale Berry not beautiful?
      It is patently obvious that the car is absolutely beautiful. Aggressive, sleek, symmetrical, powerful. Let's hope it gets built and has a fantastic BMW M sports engine to propel this beauty along.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it. Give it a 'Hofmeister Kink' treatment at the rear of the side windows, change the diffuser arrangement to something a little more like what BMWs have been carrying, and maybe slim down the 'A' pillars and it would make a fine 'Z7' or 'Z9'. I think the nose/grill has good BMW cues - sort of an upside-down 507 look to the grill. A slightly longer/larger version w/ back seat could even be a decent 8 Series.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Better than the M1 concept BMW themselves did.
      I love it. But it is an Aston ripoff, especially at the back. Front grilles need to look more like the ones of the Concept CS and it will be fine!

      JUST BUILD THE DAMN THING. BMW NEEDS AN ANSWER TO THE SLC AND R8. GODDAMN!
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