Published by Autobahn Buzz (BMW Pininfarina)
The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe is a one-off and stands for the special interpretation of a luxurious BMW Coupe as seen through the eyes of Pininfarina. With the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe, the BMW Design team took up exclusive design facets such as luxury and elegance and fed them into a creative exchange with long-established specialist car designer and producer Pininfarina. In this elaborately created one-off, the distinguished business BMW Group and Pininfarina signed up with the ambition to produce a very special vehicle indeed: “The allure of this partnership with Pininfarina is that you obtain another, extremely different and special perspective on features like luxury and exclusivity,” takes note Karim Habib, Head of BMW Design. The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe adds a brand-new measurement to the BMW claim of exclusivity. Normal BMW proportions– a longer wheelbase, stretched bonnet and set-back greenhouse– suffuse the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe with imposing dynamics even in repose.
“The result of this cooperative venture is far greater than the sum of its parts,” claims Fabio Filippini, Head of Design at Pininfarina. “When two such tradition-rich and experienced brands join forces to transform an eyesight into truth, something exciting and utterly new arises. Throughout, this job was determined by a shared regard for the identification of the various other company.”
A contemporary take on classical values– the inside.
The inside of the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe takes up the accomplished fusion of modern elegance and authoritative dynamics as exemplified by the great outdoors. The fluid underlying geometry of the indoor design by BMW takes on an individual character politeness of the Pininfarina touch.
The front and back seats from the Pininfarina drawing board welcome all residents with sporty side supports while offering the greatest levels of comfort. From the vehicle driver’s seat, a sideward glimpse will initially disclose the trademark BMW driver focus: all driving-related functions and controls are slightly angled towards the driver to be within optimal ergonomic reach. The rear end of the cabin similarly boasts roomy design, with legroom in the back seats of the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe nearly on a par with that of a huge luxury sedan.
Select materials and top-quality craftsmanship.
The exclusive shade and material concept is one of the stand-out features of the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe, and it eloquently shows its unique character. Extensive handcraftsmanship additionally bolsters the interior ambience. Finest leather and kauri wood grown old greater than 48,000 years lend the cabin of the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe a special mood. The high-grade leather from the Foglizzo leather factory– in black and a light color of Tobacco Brown– develops a cozy, exclusive ambience. Steel highlights in black chrome set a technical counterpoint to the extensive application of natural materials.
All the wood elements in the cabin are sourced from a single piece of kauri wood decided on by the Italian wood experts of Riva 1920 specifically for the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe. Kauri wood has a unique grain and shifts in shade from gold to red to brownish, relying on the incidence of light and angle of sight. Simply brightened and oiled, it exhibits a specific warmth and naturalness in combination with the special leather surfaces of the interior. Indigenous to New Zealand, kauri wood is amongst the rarest timbers in the world. Its unique personality obtains from the truth that the fallen kauri trees have been maintained in swamps for centuries and can be processed like fresh lumber after being recovered from the fossil swampland.
The brown leather seats also notch up the exclusivity with all-round piping. Allowing additional light into the cabin is an oblong aperture in the roof liner which is furthermore lightened by white LEDs. One more interior detail are the freestanding B-pillars, whose elegant design when viewed from the outdoors creates a homogeneous glazed area and frameless doors that appear very light.
Pininfarina ranks as one of the most time-honored labels in automotive design. Exactly what started in the 1930s as a “carrozzeria” designer of one-offs and limited editions, along with the visual improvement of high-end automotive technology, has today turned into one of Italy’s leading design companies. Its operating spectrum stretches much beyond automobiles to consist of product and commercial design. Via numerous collaborations with a wide selection of carmakers, Pininfarina has developed itself as a style-defining partner. Simplicity and harmony in feel and look, perfect proportions and innovative functionality are the characteristics and underlying concept of each and every Pininfarina design.