BMW and Pininfarina are planning to debut a new concept at the 2013 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. The Gran Lusso Coupé is designed to be the next logical step forward from the Zagato Coupé, and the one-off creation boasts plenty of BMW earmarks to set the car off as a true member of the German automaker's family. With a long wheel base and a stretched nose, the two door can't help but channel the long-dead BMW 8 Series, and the potent V12 under the hood only reinforces the link.

BMW has been kind enough to slip the world a few teasers, and the images show what looks like it could be the low-slung grand tourer of our dreams. Check out the full press release below for more information, and stay tuned for the full unveiling.
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BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé.

Consummate elegance.

Munich. At the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2013, two tradition-steeped car manufacturers – the BMW Group and Pininfarina – will be straddling the automotive past and future as they unveil the result of their debut cooperation to the global public on 24 May: the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé.

Together they have created the embodiment of sheer elegance. The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé is the sequel to a new approach introduced at last year's Concorso in the shape of the BMW Zagato Coupé. Always in search of opportunities for further development, the BMW Group consciously pursues creative exchange with other design studios. It enables two design approaches to merge into a new and exciting initiative that encourages fresh creative impulses. Thus the close collaboration with the Pininfarina design team has led to a new automotive personality brimming with character and ready to join the high-end luxury class: typically BMW and bearing the refined imprint of Pininfarina. The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé adds a new dimension to the BMW claim to elegance and exclusivity.

This elaborate creation is a one-off that captivates the observer at first glance with its Italian exclusivity and modern finesse. Generous surface design and taut contours highlight an elegant vehicle body, while hallmark BMW proportions – a long wheelbase, stretched bonnet, short overhangs and a set-back greenhouse with smoothly sloping roofline – imbue the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé with authoritative dynamics even before a wheel has been turned. Enhancing the powerful impact of the side profile are convex taperings that add a dynamic elegance. The exterior symbolises the modern harmony between power and elegance encapsulated by the V12 engine under the bonnet.

On the inside, the BMW Gran Lusso Coupé shows this consummate blend of contemporary elegance and luxury. Here the melding of exclusivity, comfort and sportiness makes for a unique interior experience. The fluid underlying geometry of the cabin and the classical BMW driver focus are lent a thoroughly new touch through the influence of Pininfarina.


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      GoGOGadgetZOom
      • 1 Year Ago
      BUILD IT! Knowing BMW, they will, and it'll be AMAZEBALLS!
      IBx27
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lincoln MKZ taillight.
        Bobby_Sards
        • 1 Year Ago
        @IBx27
        lol 964 and 993 Porsche taillights too? You n000b
        Seven Eigh8 Si6
        • 1 Year Ago
        @IBx27
        You are a fully functional retard!
          IBx27
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Seven Eigh8 Si6
          Let's see, a wide, thin horizontal light bar with a top section on the ends which comes up and dips back down in roughly the same distance as the Lincoln. BMW isn't untouchable and their designs have been absolutely microwaved since Bangle left. Say what you will but at least Bangle could draw a straight line and was able to color between the lines.
          Twittavelli
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Seven Eigh8 Si6
          LOL
      waetherman
      • 1 Year Ago
      BMW IT Department: you have your 4:3 picture set to display at 16:9. Please adjust.
      Andy Smith
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've always thought the 8 series was one of the most beautiful looking cars ever made.
      Kent Kangley
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wait, the Germans are introducing a coupe that's actually a coupe?
        The Wasp
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kent Kangley
        Don't worry -- the 8 Series Gran Lusso Gran Coupe won't be far behind.
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like what I see
      texige
      • 1 Year Ago
      Another drawing with mail slit side windows and 30 inch wheels that tell you little about what the car will actually look like.
      Twittavelli
      • 1 Year Ago
      The car hasn't even been fully unveiled yet the stupid comparisons and off base complaints start already. -_-
      OptimusPrimeRib
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wish they'd make another 8 series. i still love the 850 CSi and would at it to the dream car collection.
        Ian
        • 1 Year Ago
        @OptimusPrimeRib
        I was 8 years old when the 850CSi was on sale, and though I didn't know about it then, I sure do now. It's a long term dream car for me too. I'd say I'd like them to make a new one... except, maybe I don't. Maybe I just want them to resume building the original. I can't see BMW ever connecting a V12 to a clutch pedal again, a la the 850CSi or the currently celebrated Aston V12 Vantage :( Still, looking forward to this new concept.
      DrWardBondTV
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lusso is only used and should only be reserved for use by Ferrari. BMW find another word for luxury or just call it the 8 series.
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