BMW and Pininfarina have finally pulled off the robes of the Gran Lusso Coupe Concept. The aggressively styled BMW concept sports the trademark BMW styling with the matte-sheen finished kidney grill hiding the mammoth V12 engine that propels the BMW 760Li. Though power figures haven’t been disclosed, but expect it to be either similar at 535 bhp or even higher.
Based on the BMW 7 series, the imposing shark nosed 2 door coupe can house 4 people in luxurious ambience with black and tobacco brown Foglizzo leather interiors and rare Kauri wood inserts. Side view flaunts the 5 spoke 21 inch alloys in black and chrome combo with the rear completely embraced by sweeping slim LED lights. The lower part is dominated by a pair of large chrome finished trapezoidal exhausts emulating the overall design of the car.
Karim Habib, head of BMW Design said “The appeal of this collaboration with Pininfarina is that you get another, very different and special angle on facets like luxury and exclusivity. The Italian company, after all, has always been a byword for these criteria in particular, demonstrating time and again its keen sensitivity and exceptional finesse in these areas. In Pininfarina we have found the ideal partner to lend shape to this vehicle concept.”
Adding to Habib’s notes, Fabio Filippini, head of Design at Pininfarina said “The result of this cooperative venture is far greater than the sum of its parts. When two such tradition-rich and experienced brands join forces to turn a vision into reality, something utterly new and exciting emerges. From start to finish, this project was defined by a mutual respect for the identity of the other company.”
The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe Concept was put up for public exposition at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este- a classic and vintage car competition event in Italy along with BMW’s Concept 90 Motorcycle commemorating the 90th anniversary of BMW Motorrad.
The Gran Lusso Coupe Concept starts a fresh chapter of the partnership between the two houses and it needs to be seen if the new collaboration would be extended to BMW’s road going cars.