Mini’s Chief Designer Leaves BMW Group

Mini’s chief designer Anders Warming is bidding farewell to the BMW Group, GTspirit reports.

The designer initially came to the BMW Group as the firm’s head of exterior design. In early 2011, he then took on the role of heading up Mini design where he was responsible for penning the Clubman, the five-door Cooper and the impending second-generation Mini Countryman, set to be unveiled later this year.

Warming is also credited with designing the Mini Superleggera concept that stunned crowds at Villa d’Este in 2014 as well as aiding with BMW’s bold and futuristic Vision Next 100 concept, launched just a few months ago.

Neither BMW nor Mini have released statements about Warming’s departure and who will replace him.

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  • Yan-Alexandre Damasiewicz

    Anders Warming also invented the so-called “flame surfacing” at BMW. Where is he going ?

    • Matt

      Are you sure that wasn’t Chris Bangle?

      • Yan-Alexandre Damasiewicz

        Well, Chris Bangle told that to me.

  • McF1

    The Mini Superlegga Concept is great, but unfortunately I cannot give high praise to the Mini JCW. The lower half of the front grill is very disappointing and I am not a fan of the grey plastic trimming around the wheel arches (which is more common with SUVs rather than compact sport hatches). I hope that in the next iteration of the Mini they dispense of the plastic trimming and go to the metal wheel arches as per the Concept.

  • maxim kalmykov

    Warming also were behind the design of BMW Z4. I can suppose that his clear & modernist vision could be implemented at VW/Audi

  • Eddie Williams

    He is heading to hyundai mo.co.

    • Bo Hanan

      Hyundai scores another one.

  • MarkoS

    Bye, Bye. BMW needs some new blood.

    • smartacus

      i have to agree with you.
      If he penned the Clubman and 2nd Gen Countryman, that’s indefensible.

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