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This is the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé
05-24-2013, 10:39 AM (This post was last modified: 05-24-2013 11:09 AM by carfanatics.)
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This is the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé
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BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé

BMW and Pininfarina are two of the most tradition-swathed names in the motoring world. Each is a byword for cutting-edge technology, style, dynamics and aesthetics. With the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé, the two time-honoured companies are unveiling the outcome of their first collaboration at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013. The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé is a one-off and represents the exclusive interpretation of a luxurious BMW Coupé as seen through the eyes of Pininfarina. Working in close consultation, the two design teams have created a new automotive persona brimming with character and ready to join the high-end luxury class – typically BMW while sporting the distinctive signature of Pininfarina.

With the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé, the BMW Design team took up exclusive design aspects such as luxury and elegance and fed them into a creative exchange with long-established specialist car designer and manufacturer Pininfarina. In this elaborately created one-off, the renowned companies BMW Group and Pininfarina joined forces to bring an idea to fruition: “The appeal of this collaboration with Pininfarina is that you get another, very different and special angle on facets like luxury and exclusivity,” notes 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.”

“The result of this cooperative venture is far greater than the sum of its parts,” says Fabio Filippini, Head of Design at Pininfarina. “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 Coupé adds a new dimension to the BMW claim to exclusivity. This painstakingly created one-off captivates the viewer at first glance. Liberal surface areas and taut contours are the distinguishing elements of an elegant car body. Typical BMW proportions – a long wheelbase, stretched bonnet and set-back greenhouse – imbue the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé with imposing dynamics even when stationary. At the same time the car exudes balance and harmony: BMW values such as technology, dynamics and precision are complemented by the skilled craftsmanship of Pininfarina to create a very special holistic experience. “The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé has an extraordinary impact. It expresses hallmark BMW values such as luxury and sheer presence in a highly elegant form,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “I admire the reductive clarity and precision in Pininfarina’s design. Their expectations for the end result have been just as high as ours, and their understanding of design perfectly complements the BMW design DNA for a vehicle of this kind.”

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05-24-2013, 10:48 AM
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RE: This is the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé
I frakking like

05-24-2013, 01:28 PM
Post: #3
RE: This is the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé
that looks really nice yeeees

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05-24-2013, 02:00 PM
Post: #4
RE: This is the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé
Dear BMW,
This is how you design a car. Please build this and call it the 8-Series.

Auto enthusiasts everywhere

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05-24-2013, 03:55 PM
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RE: This is the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé
I don't like it at all, makes the 3 5 and 7 which disappointed me look good

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05-24-2013, 05:00 PM
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RE: This is the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé
(05-24-2013 03:55 PM)zguy Wrote:  I don't like it at all, makes the 3 5 and 7 which disappointed me look good

Neither do I. Front grilles look like they sit too high on the car. Not low-slung enough for a coupe - it's more fitting for a 7-Series. Taillight design screams Lincoln MKS - not a bad thing, but not original. C-pillar looks too busy. Rear window is too long, almost like the car is a bad chop of a sedan.

Interior is exquisite, though. Give me that interior in an M6 Gran Coupe and I can die happy.

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05-24-2013, 05:01 PM
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RE: This is the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé
This looks fantastic. AND a BMW interior that isnt drab black plastic ZOMG!

05-24-2013, 05:21 PM
Post: #8
RE: This is the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé
I have to admit I like this Bimmer a lot, and agree with Spooks about the interior. Very effing nice!

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05-24-2013, 05:27 PM
Post: #9
RE: This is the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé
Damn! drool

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05-24-2013, 05:44 PM
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RE: This is the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé
I agree with Burg and Zguy.. the exterior from the front is plain ugly.. altho I will give it to the designers that they certainly gave the sides and 3/4s look stately. Interior is another matter.. truly beautiful.. and looks of serious quality and cut-above workmanship.

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