BMW denies this stage that the concept prefigures some model series whatsoever. It is officially a control Bavarian manufacturer to Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina for the Concours d’Elegance Villa d’Este 2013. However, the result is, that Gran Lusso Coupe is so realistic that it seems ready to hit the road.
No excesses designer technically impossible here, just a very large 2 +2 coupe with sleek clean lines meet the canons of BMW in terms of proportion: door-to-reduced front overhang, wheelbase stretched to the limit. Even the huge 21-inch wheels that would have sufficed a few years ago to store the Gran Lusso Coupe to the radius-night rantings appear nowadays technically quite plausible. Malin, the Italian coachbuilder also ensured for his first collaboration with BMW to please aficionados of the brand to the propeller with advancing grille overlooking the road, a stylistic gimmick that the Bavarian automaker had abandoned in the early 1990s.
As for the V12 logos prominently displayed on the C-pillars, they are there to attract the eye of the Asian and North American customers still very fond of this type of mechanism. For if some manufacturers have had to give up these engines like cathedral to reduce their CO2 emissions, BMW still has in its organ bank, block 6-liter twin-turbo 544 hp under the hood of the Series 7, or version 6.6 l over 600 hp as that of Rolls-Royce Ghost and Wraith.
The interior also is very realistic, almost classical, whether the design of the dashboard or instrument. It really differs from those of current production models by the constituent materials: leather Foglizzo for upholstery or kauri wood from New Zealand tackles for dressing the dashboard, doors and central tunnel. We can well imagine driving it!