BMW has unveiled their latest concept car, the BMW Concept Touring Coupé, at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The new car takes inspiration from the Z3 coupé and the BMW 328 Touring Coupé, which won the Mille Miglia long-distance race in 1940. The new concept car is a Shooting Brake, a type of vehicle that has a longer roofline and is often associated with sports cars.
The BMW Concept Touring Coupé features “Sparkling Lario” grey-brown paintwork that contains embedded blue glass particles to create a special depth effect. The trim parts are coated in a matching silver bronze, including the double struts of the kidney grille. The car boasts a long bonnet and a classic BMW shape with the Hofmeister kink.
Under the bonnet lies an in-line six-cylinder engine, a typical feature of classic BMWs. The basis of the concept vehicle is the BMW Z4 M40i, which has an output of 250 kW.
The interior of the BMW Concept Touring Coupé features two-tone full leather appointments, using Poltrona-Frau’s expertise in leatherwork. The lower area is beige saddle leather, while the upper area is dark brown. The car also comes with specially-designed luggage by leather manufacturer Schedoni in Modena.
While the BMW Concept Touring Coupé is a concept car, there is speculation that it may eventually become part of BMW’s model range. There have been many instances in the past where cars presented at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este have made it to showrooms.