Currently reading: Mini designer Anders Warming resigns
Mini’s chief designer Anders Warming has left the BMW group after 11 years, to pursue another career opportunity
Jimi Beckwith
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12 July 2016

Mini chief designer Anders Warming, who was responsible for the recently revealed Mini Vision Next 100 concept, has resigned from the company. 

Alongside the concept unveiled as part of BMW's centenary celebrations, he has worked on the current Clubman and the Superleggera concept, as well as the next-generation Countryman

At the helm of Mini’s design department since 2010, Warming is widely regarded as having developed Mini into a more premium, luxury brand. 

It is not yet known where Warming is heading after his six-year tenure at Mini, but it’s not the first time Warming has left the BMW group; he undertook a two-year stint at Volkswagen from 2003 after leaving BMW’s California design facility. Warming was appointed head of Mini design after his predecessor, Gert Hildebrand, stepped down at the end of 2010. 

During his time at BMW, Warming worked with Chris Bangle and Adrian van Hooydonk, helping to design the second-generation BMW X3, Z4 5 Series and 6 Series, before taking the helm of Mini’s design team.

Mini confirmed to Autocar that Warming has left the BMW Group, but couldn't give any further details, like possible replacements, when Warming's resignation comes into effect, or where Warming will be going.

News of Warming’s departure was first detailed on motoring news website GTSpirit.

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sabre 23 August 2016

Ingenious Mini

BMW is ingenious to promote a small, unreliable (according to surveys) car to a premium luxury status and commercial success, I presume. Design language followed the original British style but without cuteness.
mr_phillip 13 July 2016

Yep

The fruity one would be my bet.
Overdrive 13 July 2016

Armchair critics out in force

Armchair critics out in force, never mind that Mini has continued to prove successful...