BMW And Pininfarina Unveil Gran Lusso Coupe Concept Photo:
TMR Team | May, 25 2013 | 4 Comments

BMW has pulled the wraps from its latest collaborative concept, this time developed with famed Italian styling house, Pininfarina.

Unveiled at the historic Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este event, the Gran Lusso Coupe is the product of BMW's first pairing with Pininfarina, and follows the recent Z4 Zagato concepts.

News last week of the concept's coming added to speculation of a revived 8 Series line, and BMW has done little to quell ongoing rumours.

"We want to send out the message the future is not all about electric cars, but also traditional models with real emotional appeal," a BMW source told Autoweek magazine today.

"Whether that includes an 8 Series is not yet decided. But the Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe gives an indication of how such a car might look."

With Mercedes-Benz preparing another two-door version of its big new S-Class limo, it's no challenge to imagine that BMW will move to introduce a two-door companion for the 7 Series.

As a concept, the Gran Lusso is powered by the BMW 760Li's 6.0 litre turbocharged V12. Power figures for the concept haven't been revealed, but the big mill delivers 400kW in regular guise.

The 7 Series limo's influence can also be found beneath the Gran Lusso, with the four-door's architecture underpinning this new concept.

Another hint at the concept's potential production future can be found inside - in fact, throughout the entire cabin.

Unlike most go-nowhere concepts, the Gran Lusso has been fitted with a showroom-ready interior taken directly from the brand's current catalogue.

So, while the Gran Lusso remains a concept for now, there's more than a few reasons to hang onto hope.

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