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BMW, Pininfarina Tease Jointly Styled Gran Lusso Coupe

BMW has teased a new concept built in collaboration with famed design studio Pininfarina. Called the Gran Lusso Coupé, the jointly styled creation will make its debut at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy on May 24, sporting a V-12 engine under the hood. The concept continues BMW’s tradition ...
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UPDATED: Spied: BMW 440i with M Sport Package Laps Nurburgring

Though a production version of the new BMW 4 Series coupe was recently spotted without camouflage, looking much like the Concept, these new spy photos from the Nürburgring give us our first glimpse at a partially camouflaged 440i equipped with the M Sport appearance package. BMW 440i Convertible prototype UPDATE: BMW 4 ...
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BMW Teases Pininfarina-Styled Gran Lusso Coupe Concept

These cryptic sketches are our first glimpse at the new BMW Gran Lusso Coupe concept, a project created in partnership with Italian design house Pininfarina for the upcoming 2013 Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance. BMW’s release says only that the Gran Lusso Coupe is an “elaborate creation” and an “automotive personality brimming ...
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BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe Concept Unveiled

At this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, which opened today in Italy, BMW revealed its new collaboration with Italian design house Pininfarina. Called the Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé, the one-off car is supposed to demonstrate an Italian take on BMW’s brand values. “The appeal of this collaboration with Pininfarina is that ...
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Subaru’s SHARC Wins Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025 Competition at L.A. Auto Show

With the automotive landscape constantly changing, law enforcement vehicles must also evolve. For this year’s L.A. Auto Show Design Challenge, designers were tasked with envisioning the Highway Patrol’s bad guy-foiling vehicle for the year 2025. Subaru Global Design’s SHARC (Subaru Highway Automated Response Concept) has been crowned the winner of ...
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Thread of the Day: Name Your Favorite 2012 Paris Motor Show Concept

While automakers use auto shows to reveal new production models, it’s the concept cars that get the most attention. Today we want to know which concept car from the Paris Motor Show is your favorite. Here is a brief overview of some of the concepts that rolled onto the Paris ...
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Visio.M: BMW, Daimler Involved in Joint Venture to Make Small EV for the Masses

Electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf may finally be making impressions on U.S. buyers, but that doesn’t mean the search to improve EV technology is over. In an attempt to better EV technology by focusing on lowering weight and cost, BMW served as the lead manager of a joint venture ...
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Behind the Design: We Talk with the BMW 4 Series Coupe Concept’s Headlight/Taillight Designer

From the Nissan Sentra to the BMW 4 Series Coupe concept, LED lighting accents are everywhere, but few car designs are tied so closely to headlights as modern BMWs. At a recent event in Munich, we spoke with Hussein Al-Attar, the BMW designer in charge of the BMW 4 Series ...
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Z First: Celebrating 25 Years of the BMW Z1 in Photos

Before the BMW Z3, Z8 Z4 convertibles hit the road, BMW developed the Z1. After four years of development, the BMW Z1 roadster debuted to journalists at an Italian press event in 1988 as the first two-seat BMW roadster since the BMW 507 in the late 1950s. The Z1 was ...
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Pebble Beach 2012: Top 5 Best-of-Show Cars

In recent years the Pebble Beach weekend has become more of a venue to reveal new cars and concepts, some of which have been grabbing quite a bit of attention away from the thousands of classic machines strewn about the Monterey Peninsula – at least the ones that don’t go ...
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