BMW pininfarina gran lusso coupeimage courtesy BMW group

 

 

 

in this elaborately created one-off, renowned car manufacturers BMW and pininfarina have collaborated to create ‘the BMW pininfarina gran lusso coupé’, which made its debut at the 2013 concorso d’eleganza villa d’este in lago como. representing an exclusive interpretation of a luxurious BMW coupé as seen through the eyes of pininfarina, the V12 concept combines generous surfaces and contours to highlight hallmark bimmer proportions – a long wheelbase, stretched bonnet, short overhangs – which are then refined with italian finesse and flair.

 

‘the appeal of this collaboration with pininfarina is that you get another, very different and special angle on facets like luxury and exclusivity,’ says karim habib, head of BMW design. ‘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.’

BMW pininfarina gran lusso coupe

the one-off BMW represents an exclusive interpretation of a 7-series coupé as seen through the eyes of pininfarinaimage courtesy BMW group

 

 

the trademark BMW kidney grille forms the central element of the front-end, displaying distinctive form language which can also seen within the set-back greenhouse with smoothly sloping roof-line. the vehicle silhouette stretches past precise contours, flowing towards the rear to define the short tail end of the coupe.

BMW pininfarina gran lusso coupe

angled towards the road, the trademark BMW kidney grille cites a ‘shark nose’ characterimage courtesy BMW group

BMW pininfarina gran lusso coupe

a flat, one-piece air intake accentuates the breadth of the front end of the conceptimage courtesy BMW group

 

 

an elongated side profile merges horizontal elements that imbue the entire back end with a broad, flat impression. extending from the sides, the tail lights are conceived in two sections – allowing maximum airflow through the open space design.

BMW pininfarina gran lusso coupe

two elaborately shaped struts extend the roof pillar towards the rearimage courtesy BMW group

BMW pininfarina gran lusso coupe

extending from the sides, the tail lights embrace the rear end in a single sweeping gestureimage courtesy BMW group

BMW pininfarina gran lusso coupe

precise contours and horizontal lines break up the rear aspect, resulting in a clever interplay of light and shadowimage courtesy BMW group

BMW pininfarina gran lusso coupe

a high shoulder line extends almost horizontally along the entire side of the carimage courtesy BMW group

BMW pininfarina gran lusso coupe

the tail lights embrace the rear end in a single sweeping gesture that brings the side and rear together visuallyimage courtesy BMW group

BMW pininfarina gran lusso coupe

exclusively designed 21-inch wheels augment the sporty luxury vehicleimage courtesy BMW group

BMW pininfarina gran lusso coupe

the interior is outfitted with exclusive materials and a completely refined cockpit configurationimage courtesy BMW group

 

 

adding to the four-seater’s character, the interior is outfitted with exclusive materials and a completely refined cockpit configuration. native to new zealand, kauri swamp wood aged at over 48,000 years from riva 1920 furnishes the cabin trim, as complementary high-grade leather from the foglizzo leather factory embodies the ergonomic sport seats in black and a light shade of tobacco brown.  

BMW pininfarina gran lusso coupe

interior cockpit overviewimage courtesy BMW group

BMW pininfarina gran lusso coupe

side panels outfitted with bang & olufsen speakers, and 48,00 year wood swamp-wood trim and tobacco brown foglizzo leatherimage courtesy BMW group

BMW pininfarina gran lusso coupe

detail of swamp-wood trim and foglizzo leatherimage courtesy BMW group