Hype Concept: BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé

If you love cars, especially exotic and European cars then you know the name Pininfarina.  The legendary Italian design house has been signing their name on some of the most beautiful cars for decades.  Most of the time they work with Ferrari but every now and then they will team up with another OEM for something special.

BMW’s Gran Lusso Coupe is something special…

The Gran Lusso Coupe will be something of a spiritual successor to the BMW Zagato Coupe which made its debut last year at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.  The new Gran Lusso Coupe will make its debut at this year’s Concorso event next week (May 24th) and I am sure it will be a stunner.  Judging by the sketch it appears to me that Pininfarina is going to take the design language of the 6 series and turn the elegance way up.  I can’t wait to see the finished product.  Tune in on the 24th and we should have plenty of pretty photos of the Gran Lusso Coupe in the flesh..err sheet metal.  For now click the thumbnail below for a teaser shot and check out the press release for more details.

Press Release:

Munich. At the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013, two tradition-steeped car manufacturers – the BMW Group and Pininfarina – will be straddling the automotive past and future as they unveil the result of their debut cooperation to the global public on 24 May: the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé.

Together they have created the embodiment of sheer elegance.
The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé is the sequel to a new approach introduced at last year’s Concorso in the shape of the BMW Zagato Coupé. Always in search of opportunities for further development, the BMW Group consciously pursues creative exchange with other design studios. It enables two design approaches to merge into a new and exciting initiative that encourages fresh creative impulses. Thus the close collaboration with the Pininfarina design team has led to a new automotive personality brimming with character and ready to join the high-end luxury class: typically BMW and bearing the refined imprint of Pininfarina. The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé adds a new dimension to the BMW claim to elegance and exclusivity.

This elaborate creation is a one-off that captivates the observer at first glance with its Italian exclusivity and modern finesse. Generous surface design and taut contours highlight an elegant vehicle body, while hallmark BMW proportions – a long wheelbase, stretched bonnet, short overhangs and a set-back greenhouse with smoothly sloping roofline – imbue the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé with authoritative dynamics even before a wheel has been turned.  Enhancing the powerful impact of the side profile are convex taperings that add a dynamic elegance. The exterior symbolises the modern harmony between power and elegance encapsulated by the V12 engine under the bonnet.

On the inside, the BMW Gran Lusso Coupé shows this consummate blend of contemporary elegance and luxury. Here the melding of exclusivity, comfort and sportiness makes for a unique interior experience. The fluid underlying geometry of the cabin and the classical BMW driver focus are lent a thoroughly new touch through the influence of Pininfarina.

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