THE BMW CONCEPT TOURING COUPé IS A CONCEPT CAR WE NEED!
The BMW Z4 M was the last car from BMW to have a similar shape to this latest concept car the German automaker recently revealed. The name for this one is the BMW Concept Touring Coupé and it’s pretty damn cool. The closed 2-seater was developed for one-off production but it somehow looks too complete to remain a one-off model though, well in our expert opinion. BMW Design has reimagined this traditional 2-seater shooting brake body shape, and at the same time created an interior with precisely crafted leather surfaces and the compartment behind the seats provides room to stow luggage for spontaneous road trips. In true BMW style, there’s also bespoke luggage for this concept, and it was custom-made at the Schedoni leather workshop in Modena. “The BMW Concept Touring Coupé celebrates the original Sheer Driving Pleasure,” says Domagoj Dukec, head of BMW Design. “A highly emotional vehicle like this shows that the passion for everything that goes into driving pleasure has been essential through the ages and will be for the future.” Being a one-off model, just about everything was hand-crafted. The car’s proportions hark back to the BMW 328 Touring Coupé that won the Mille Miglia in 1940. The functionality of the shape is a nod to the BMW 02 Series variants of the early 1970s, which featured “Touring” in their name to distinguish them from sedans.
The design highlight of the BMW Concept Touring Coupé is that great-looking sculpted rear end. From the side, the BMW-typical interpretation of the shooting brake shows a long bonnet, streamlined roof contours and a powerful rear section forming a distinctive two-box design. The Sparkling Lario exterior paintwork was specially created for the and features embedded flakes of blue glass to create an impression of depth, highlighted by silver-bronze accents and yet another specially designed BMW kidney grille. The concept roll on exclusive lightweight wheels in a size of 20 inches up front and 21 inches at the rear. The interior features BMW’s usual driver orientation and the exclusive two-tone Italian leather separates the interior horizontally into two distinct segments; the upper section features a dark brown tone, while the lower section is in a light saddle brown. The leatherwork features precise perforations, braided leather straps for the seat valences and the slide bar highlights the artisan character of the interior combining traditional craftsmanship with modern design principles. The luggage was designed exclusively for the BMW Concept Touring Coupé by the long-established Schedoni leather workshop in Modena and the custom-made set is made up of two large and one small weekender bag and a garment bag. What we’re seeing here is simply amazing, and in a world dominated by SUVs and Crossovers, seeing a possible Shooting Brake-style 2-seater BMW concept makes us hope there’s enough worldwide interest in the car to possibly send it into actual series production. Fingers crossed!
Take a look at the YouTube video that shows off the amazing Touring Coupe concept recently released by BMW. The car shows us just what the automaker can do, and also gives hope for the die-hard fans of the classic BMW Z3 and BMW Z4 models that have fallen away. This concept is something that would do amazing if it made it into production - we have our fingers and toes crossed that the worldwide feedback is enough to greenlight this project into production: BMW Concept Touring Coupé | CWMedia
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