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AXIS
09-09-2010, 03:29 PM
1. 2020 Hot Hatch - Hot Hatches are all the rage right now, but ten years from now will that still ring true? Whats your vision for the 2020 Hot Hatch, choose anyone of the current hot hatches on the market right now and design what you think it will look like in a decades time.

2. BMW Zero Series - With the Audi A1 on its way, one must think that even though BMW has the MINI to compete, it still needs the Bavarian presence in this segment. Can you design an A1 competitior with a Bavarian badge.

hakkinen
09-09-2010, 08:51 PM
BMW Zero Series

ClunBB9
09-09-2010, 09:59 PM
I am going to have to choose the 2020 hot hatch as it seems like BMW already has a hot hatch, the 1 series which was designed and built WAY before the coupe ever did.

emotive
09-10-2010, 02:25 PM
voted bmw 0 series... would be interesting to see how fwd proportions and mini packaging would look like on a bmw~ also think 2020 hot hatch has been done before... either that or it was done on another forum a while ago so i think it's a little repetitive

AXIS
09-14-2010, 03:08 AM
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/4026/contestbannerk.jpg

More often than none, BMW has been known to define new segments within the industry as well as dramatically redefine already existing segments. One such example is the successful relaunch of the MINI brand. With MINI, BMW has successfully cornered the premium small car market. But as more consumers embrace downsizing to smaller vehicles and more competitors flock into the segment, things are starting to heat up. So how will BMW tackle such a delicate issue? Will the proposed 0 Series step on MINI's toes with a fun to drive pint sized RWD vehicle, or should it be a FWD vehicle with clever packaging and nimble driving dynamics. Its up to you to decide!

Good luck designers!!! This contest will end on September 30.
Also, don't forget to post your development sketches and ideations in the Contest Development Thread (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=16571)

AXIS
09-18-2010, 08:14 AM
Guess I'll start things off…

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/hellospaceboy/Renders/zero.jpg

Utilizing the readily available MINI platform, the BMW zero is a stylish, nimble performance vehicle. Serving as the antithesis to the fun, retro, runabout MINI.
The zero acts as a gateway BMW for the youth market as well as the perfect vehicle for those already familiar with the brand who are looking to downsize to something smaller, lighter and more fuel efficient.

Available with a range of engines starting with the standard 2.5l-inline-6 with 220 HP, The zeroD gets the 204 horsepower turbocharged diesel four cylinder and there's the plug-in electric 170hp ActiveE trim. The BMW zero offers a range of engine choices, safety features and all around Efficient Dynamics with a MSRP starting at $25,050.

DoMiNo
09-18-2010, 02:51 PM
Wow that looks great, AXIS.

ElementW
09-22-2010, 06:16 PM
Love the funky design, AXIS, especially the side window and the way the rear slopes downward. Head lights are a cool shape though a tad small.

I went for a more aggressive look than the one I posted in the development thread.
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/peugeot_2007/elementW%20Designs/BMW01.jpg
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/peugeot_2007/elementW%20Designs/BMWO2.jpg

NelsonDesign
09-26-2010, 11:55 PM
I'm gonna enter.... It'll be a quickie though

Hope more people enter

TheSwageLine
09-27-2010, 05:21 PM
I sketched an entry, but I can't find it anywhere!

If I find it, I'll enter.

NelsonDesign
10-01-2010, 03:53 AM
Sorry guys, I don't have time tonight to enter =(

AXIS
10-01-2010, 04:07 AM
Sorry guys, I don't have time tonight to enter =(

Is anyone else planning on entering? If not the contest will close end of day tomorrow.

TS-Design
10-01-2010, 04:52 PM
Hey! Axis... I will send my BMW 0 today or tommorow, but i think perhaps today, so dont close it please :)))

AXIS
10-01-2010, 09:50 PM
I'll keep this open til end of day Monday, Oct 4.

NelsonDesign
10-02-2010, 05:03 AM
Thanks for the deadline change AXIS. My entry is done, but my scanner is acting up so I'll have to try again tomorrow

NelsonDesign
10-04-2010, 05:04 AM
Sorry guys, really busy, I'll get it in tomorrow

TS-Design
10-04-2010, 03:32 PM
Hi, so there is my BMW :)))

http://i56.tinypic.com/9ia6vq.jpg

NelsonDesign
10-05-2010, 03:18 AM
Here's mine finally....

Was just kinda fooling around a bit...
FWD Traversely mounted engine, small coupe-ish BMW



http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/249/bmw1b.jpg (http://img691.imageshack.us/i/bmw1b.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

AXIS
10-05-2010, 05:43 AM
Thanks to all who participated, Voting will be up shortly.

***CONTEST CLOSED***

AXIS
10-05-2010, 06:38 AM
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/4026/contestbannerk.jpg

Although things started off slow, in the end we've got some great entries. Good Luck to all who entered.

Gentlemen Start Your Voting!
Here are the entries in the order received:

1. AXIS: BMW zero

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/1065/zerow.th.jpg (http://img204.imageshack.us/i/zerow.jpg/)

2. ElementW: BMW 0

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/9108/bmw01v.th.jpg (http://img638.imageshack.us/i/bmw01v.jpg/)
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/2109/bmwo2.th.jpg (http://img153.imageshack.us/i/bmwo2.jpg/)

3. TS-Design: BMW 0

http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/8645/9ia6vq.th.jpg (http://img685.imageshack.us/i/9ia6vq.jpg/)

4. NelsonDesign: BMW 0

http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/249/bmw1b.th.jpg (http://img830.imageshack.us/i/bmw1b.jpg/)

As always, please inform me of any broken links or missing entries.
Best of Luck Designers!!! Voting will close on Oct 10.

Also, there are three open slots left for the next Design Battle.
hakkinen (http://www.carspyshots.net/member.php?u=3328) has already answered the call, if anyone else wants in PM me and let me know!

ElementW
10-05-2010, 05:41 PM
4-Axis- An aggressive design that's eye catching and pretty unique. Very well done.
3-NelsonDesign-As always, yours is very creative and it's one sharp looking sketch, but I don't see how it works out as a BMW. Would work well as a Nissan.
3-TS-design- I like the glassy effect shading, but like Nelson's it doesn't look too much like a Beemer [at least not from the side view ].

AXIS
10-08-2010, 11:43 PM
5.- ElementW
3.- TS-Design
2.- NelsonDesign

Come on people can we get some more votes!

NelsonDesign
10-09-2010, 03:16 AM
4-ElementW
3-TS
2-AXIS

Good job guys

AXIS
10-14-2010, 12:38 AM
Is anyone else going to vote?

jappelflapje
10-14-2010, 06:27 PM
2.- AXIS
2.- ElementW
4.- TS-Design
2.- NelsonDesign

DoMiNo
10-14-2010, 08:22 PM
AXIS - 3
NelsonDesign - 3
ElementW- 2
TS Design - 2

On a related note, I've been thinking for a while now that maybe we should adopt a voting scheme similar to that in the Ps Contests; i.e. rank each design on a scale from 1 to 5 instead of divvying up a set allotment of points. Thoughts?

NelsonDesign
10-15-2010, 12:32 AM
AXIS - 3
NelsonDesign - 3
ElementW- 2
TS Design - 2

On a related note, I've been thinking for a while now that maybe we should adopt a voting scheme similar to that in the Ps Contests; i.e. rank each design on a scale from 1 to 5 instead of divvying up a set allotment of points. Thoughts?

I think it's a great idea, would be way more helpful and constructive to the contestant

AXIS
10-16-2010, 05:47 PM
***VOTING CLOSED***

Thanks to all who participated and took the time out to vote.
Here are the results of the voting:

TS-Design - 15

ElementW - 13
AXIS - 11
NelsonDesign - 10

Congratulations to TS-Design for the winning entry!
PM me two topics that you would like to see so that we can get a poll going for the next contest.
Thanks again designers and as always great work!

Also, there are three open slots left for the next Design Battle.
hakkinen (http://www.carspyshots.net/member.php?u=3328) has already answered the call, if anyone else wants in PM me and let me know!