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Elegant Two-Door Redesigns

The BMW Gran Lusso Coupe is Brimming with Italian Opulence

— May 28, 2013 — Autos
"Elegant" doesn't even begin to describe the BMW Gran Lusso Coupe concept. This beautiful one-off was created by BMW in partnership with Italian automotive design firm Pininfarina. Pininfarina added a touch of Italian style to this concept and the result is truly something special. The Gran Lusso Coupe has a sleek body that is a good deal more eye-catching than the 6 Series Coupe on which it's based. It rides on an extended wheelbase and is powered by a V12 engine.

While the exterior of the BMW Gran Lusso Coupe is amazing in its own right, it pales in comparison to the interior. Pininfarina covered the seats in Foglizzo leather and crafted a one-of-a-kind dashboard using a single piece of kauri wood. Said wood grows only in New Zealand, and the piece the designer used is said to be 48,000 years old. The BMW Gran Lusso Coupe will make its official debut at the upcoming Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013.
Trend Themes
1. Italian Automotive Design - Exploring partnerships with Italian design firms can bring a touch of Italian style to vehicle concepts, creating truly unique and eye-catching designs.
2. Luxurious Interiors - Using rare and unique materials like 48,000-year-old kauri wood can create truly exceptional and opulent interior designs in vehicles.
3. Extended Wheelbase - Creating vehicles with extended wheelbases can provide a sleek and elegant appearance, enhancing the overall design and aesthetic appeal.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive Design - Automotive design firms can partner with manufacturers to create one-of-a-kind concept vehicles that blend design ideas and manufacturing expertise.
2. Luxury Vehicle Manufacturing - Manufacturers specializing in luxury vehicles can explore the use of rare and unique materials to create high-end and opulent interiors.
3. Experiential Luxury Events - Luxury car brands can showcase their latest vehicle concepts at exclusive and prestigious car events like the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, providing a unique experience to potential customers.
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