• Aug 7, 2009
BMW Vision Concept by Jon Sibal - Click above for a larger image

Photoshop savant Jon Sibal has worked his rendering wizardry on one of the BMW spy shots we saw earlier this week, but according to the automaker, the cloaked concept isn't bound for a Frankfurt Motor Show debut.

Citing a source within BMW, iMotorMag is reporting that the vehicle in question is a five-year-old design study that was being moved from the automaker's studio in Germany to a storage facility. Although BMW still plans to unveil the Vision EfficientDynamics concept next month in Frankfurt, this reportedly isn't it (anyone else smell damage control?). However, that little detail doesn't detract from Sibal's efforts.

Taking a few cues from the BMW M1 Homage concept, particularly the sculpted and creased front clip, Sibal's rendering does its best to interpret the coupe's lines through the tight cover. Although we think the twin-kidney grille probably descends further down the fascia, we're digging the reinterpreted Hoffmeister Kink that's been warped and indented to match the sharp lines of the concept. We'll know if Sibal's rendering was spot-on next month or if BMW has a new trick up its sleeve when the wraps come off BMW's next-generation coupe concept in Germany.



[Sources: Jon Sibal, iMotorMag]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      You need to slap a NSFW label on this post and bury the photo in the jump, cuz I almost threw up on my keyboard when I saw the photo.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I said it once, I said it a million times (well not here), bmw should DECREASE it's line up.. ditch all SUVs CUVs.. work on 3-5-7 Series (Sedans), and 3-6-8 Series (Coupe with M Variant of each) and call it a day

      CORE COMPETENCIES PEOPLE.. CORE COMPETENCIES !

      ohh.. and no one needs a z4..unless if they bring back the z4 coupe (shooting brake design 2+2 version) in which case they should not make the 3 series coupe..
        • 5 Years Ago
        Thank you, for saying that... I have been about other brands, and the industry in general for a while now...

        Not every brand needs a plethora of models, each trying to be everything to everyone, and thus having limited success at being a jack of all trades, and increasingly masters of none.
      Carlos
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope not, that looks like crap.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        WTF!!! Are you serious??
        Ohh my God that is hilarious...
        ANOTHER DESIGN INTERN GETS A FULL SCALE MODEL.....
        Is BMW in korea? or China...Japan, maybe?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        Level, are you serious? You are missing a massive part of the picture here, it's called displacement. It takes GM over 6 litres to achieve 400 hp. And BTW, the current M3 makes 420 hp from 4 litres, N/A. Hell, the M5 makes 507 hp from 5 litres, also N/A.

        And Which "twin turbo V8" are you referring to? The one that makes 555 hp from 4.4 litres? The closest GM engine in terms of power is the LSA, which is indeed fabulous, but it needs a supercharger and 1.8 litres more. You have no idea what you are talking about.

        "While everyone has achieve 300hp N/A out of a V6..." If you can name one 300hp N/A 6cyl with 3 litres or less, I'll take it back.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        DUDE ...Layoff the PHOTOSHOP Mannn...
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        BMW the motor company has not only been loosing their minds with crazy wacky designs but also loosing their engineering front with turbo's on their cars...While everyone has achieve 300hp N/A out of a V6 engines BMW needs turbos to compete and dont let me get started with the twin turbo V8 while even GM can accomplish 400hp N/A with out the need of turbos....they are cutting corners with the turbos...I have nothing against turbos they are great when slapped to the Merc V12 making 600plus hp but you can't deny BMW has been cutting corners with their engines...Dont even mention the Turbos are for fuel efficiency when we all know they need a good amount of fuel to keep cool in the combustion chambers, they drink just as heavy as N/A engines even more in some applications....
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        @zamafir

        e30? Are you kidding me, grandpa? Just because you're still living in the early 90s doesn't mean everyone should too.

        • 5 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        They need to lay off the suck filter.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        Well BMW's have been looking like crap since the Bangle 7 series IMO
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        Those curious why Audi's doing better than Merc and BMW (in both their domestic and foreign markets) need look no further than concepts like this.

        Come on BMW. How many times do we need to tell you, go to the museum in Munich, check out the cars there. Spend a lot of time on the E30, your most brilliant M and the only one you pulled out of your rear, in terms of engineering AND DESIGN, and get back to us. Just because something is jarring doesn't mean it's a good thing. And your sales are starting to reflect that.

        that said. I saw a 135i yesterday, in blue, sport pack, it doesn't look half bad. Though I’m curious if my response is objective or if it’s tempered by the likes of the x6 and bland 7 series.
      • 5 Years Ago
      BMW is like a gallon of milk that's slowly going sour. Me, drink it? I can hardly look at it anymore...
      • 5 Years Ago
      errr... if the mitsu evo X had an ugly stepsister, this would be it
      • 5 Years Ago
      as skilled as the artist is, I doubt this is what it looks like under the covers. It's really hard to determine shape of windows and B pillar size etc. without even seeing the proper camouflaged prototypes running around
        • 5 Years Ago
        i doubt anyone cares about the windows. we do all care about that front end, and after the M1 concept, we can make a fairly educated guess at what it'll look like, hence all the comments you see here.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yay!!! A crossover! The greatest kind of vehicle, ever.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Agreed all around. They could show the E46 at Frankfurt and people would say, "Wow, what a glorious new turn in BMW's design strategy! Bravo!"
      • 5 Years Ago
      Like a Mitsubishi Lancer on steroids. Clean up the lower front fascia a bit, and actually, it wouldn't be that bad. It certainly catches your eye.
      • 5 Years Ago
      VERY UGLY
      FAIL
      • 5 Years Ago
      BMW, the ultimate Mitsubishi.
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