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      03-13-2018, 03:16 AM   #1
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BMW M Magazine - How we shape icons - Episode 2 - Clay

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In the second part of our series "How we design icons – by BMW M" we we take an exclusive look at how the clay model of the BMW M5 is developed.

If you missed the first episode, you can catch it here: http://f90.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1474700



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      03-13-2018, 06:13 AM   #2
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Interesting that he didn't mention Bob Lutz as the person responsible for BMW moving to clay modelling in the mid 1970's starting with the design of the E21...
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Iím still not sure I understand. The differences between a vanilla 5 and the M5 in terms of body design are very small: bumpers essentially, and some extra/different holes in the fenders. The main body shape has been precisely prescribed from the beginning, since it is the core shape of the 5.

So what exactly is the purpose of the clay model here? What is he modeling really?
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Iím still not sure I understand. The differences between a vanilla 5 and the M5 in terms of body design are very small: bumpers essentially, and some extra/different holes in the fenders. The main body shape has been precisely prescribed from the beginning, since it is the core shape of the 5.

So what exactly is the purpose of the clay model here? What is he modeling really?
you really have no idea do you
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you really have no idea do you
Let's hear it
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you really have no idea do you
Thatís why I asked. Your answer seems a bit condescending but Iím ready for anything of value you care to share in this thread.
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They should give him a free car for designing it
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I’m still not sure I understand. The differences between a vanilla 5 and the M5 in terms of body design are very small: bumpers essentially, and some extra/different holes in the fenders. The main body shape has been precisely prescribed from the beginning, since it is the core shape of the 5.

So what exactly is the purpose of the clay model here? What is he modeling really?
Its an entirely different car vs the 5 series...

Clay is for visualization of what they want the product to resemble. Lots of very subtle changes are made in this process.
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They should give him a free car for designing it
Or at least 50% off
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