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Update: We were hoping for some clarification on these images and I’m happy to say we finally got it. The images above are from a BMW sponsored contest for design students where 1st prize gets an MCS for a year. You’re looking at 1st prize! So while they might indeed represent some interesting ideas that BMW/MINI could be looking at, it would seem that they are not official concepts from MINI.

Here’s more info sent in by Arno:

For the third year the winner was from the Aix-la-Chapelle Design school. The theme of this year was: a MINI for competion. The students were able to chose 3d modelling via computer or traditionnal resine for the project.

All you with negative reactions can rest easy 🙂

Here are the larger photos: [photo1] [photo2] [photo3]