BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe Revealed

by Jay Traugott
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Could this V12-powered and Italian-styled one-off BMW concept hint at a future 8 Series?
Believe it or not, this is the first time that BMW and Pininfarina have partnered up to create a concept, and we absolutely love the result. The one-off Gran Lusso Coupe is set to be unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013 and it’s being described as "the exclusive interpretation of a luxurious BMW Coupe as seen through the eyes of Pininfarina." Riding on a 21" wheels, the Gran Lusso Coupe is quite something from nearly every angle, as BMW’s current styling language is given a major dose of Italian beauty.
BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe Revealed
Riding on a long wheelbase, the car’s lines are more elegant when compared to the 6 Series coupe, especially the front headlights and dual-kidney grille, which is covered in matte-sheen aluminum and high-gloss black, as are the taillights. Overall, the concept is a more dynamically sculptured design that just screams Italian. Under the hood lies a V12 engine, although its displacement and power figures weren’t released, but we’re willing to bet it’s the same 6.0-liter unit that powers the 760Li sedan. The interior is also quite something, as the wood trim is sourced "from a single piece of kauri wood", that's native to New Zealand and is not only rare but it’s also more than 48,000 years old.
The rest of the cabin is a smorgasbord of fine Foglizzo leather in black and Tobacco Brown, black chrome, a roof liner made of Italian wool, and LED lighting. No indication was given regarding a potential production version but we’re totally down for a new V12-powered 8 Series and this one-off concept would fit the bill beautifully.
BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe Revealed
BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe Revealed
BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe Revealed
BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe Revealed
BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe Revealed
BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe Revealed
BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe Revealed
BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe Revealed






by Jay Traugott
BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe Revealed