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      05-14-2013, 07:08 PM   #1
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Cool BMW and Pininfarina to Debut V12 Gran Lusso Coupe at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

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BMW and Pininfarina to Debut V12 Gran Lusso Coupe at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este
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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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      05-14-2013, 07:14 PM   #2
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I can't wait to see this!
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      05-14-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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The tail light looks sharp and sexy. Better than the current family style light.
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      05-14-2013, 07:16 PM   #4
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I am beyond excited!
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      05-14-2013, 07:18 PM   #5
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Looks squished... but I'll wait to see the entire thing.
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      05-14-2013, 07:19 PM   #6
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The tail light looks sharp and sexy. Better than the current family style light.
Reminds me of current 6 series GC. Looks good.
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      05-14-2013, 07:36 PM   #7
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something interesting at last. hopefully they come up with something cool that doesn't disappoint as pinifarina latest models left a lot to be desired
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      05-14-2013, 07:45 PM   #8
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Call it 8-series!
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      05-14-2013, 07:59 PM   #9
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Such a tease...I am very excited to see this. Can't wait
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If it's not up for production then I don't care.
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I hope this makes production. BMW needs a big coupe, so that the 6er can go back down market instead of being in that "more than e-class coupe, but not quite a CL" market position that it is in.


I also wish BMW would do something with Bertone. They are my favorite design house.


Pretty funny though, as it is quite obvious they are doing this to steal attention away from the S-Class reveal.
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This has my full attention. Excited to see what they came up with!
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It's a one-off, boooooooooo....

Can't wait to see it.
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Even though I'm pretty excited to see this I think it will be nothing more than a 6-Series coupe with a V12 engine and new styling inside out. No new platform, no new engine, no new model(as in previewing a new model), no new styling direction. Just a Pininfarina design exercise on a 6-series.

Hope I'm wrong though.
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Wow! Even on a car like this BMW chooses some pretty lame wheels. Smh.
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I hope this makes production. BMW needs a big coupe, so that the 6er can go back down market instead of being in that "more than e-class coupe, but not quite a CL" market position that it is in.
The 4 series is going to compete against the E class Coupe . The 6 series wont go downmarket it has a good place against the Maserati GT, Jaguar XK , SL550 and Vantage.

A new 8 series would be aimed directly at the Mercedes CL, DB9, Bentley GT and upcoming AUDI A9.
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Even though I'm pretty excited to see this I think it will be nothing more than a 6-Series coupe with a V12 engine and new styling inside out. No new platform, no new engine, no new model(as in previewing a new model), no new styling direction. Just a Pininfarina design exercise on a 6-series.

Hope I'm wrong though.
Probably right, something similar to the the Zagato Z4.
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I wanna see the special car like a Z8
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I also wish BMW would do something with Bertone. They are my favorite design house.
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