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Old 28th May 2013, 14:37   #16
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A closer look at the interior;

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^ Just to prove it's a one-off, the interior wood is actually fossilized material rescued from ancient New Zealand swampland. It's color is shifting from red to brown according to how the light strikes it.

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^ It even comes with its own carbon-14 dating certificate, saying it's more than 48,000 years old wood.

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^ Metal highlights in black chrome set a technical counterpoint to the extensive application of natural materials.


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Mixed feelings about the exterior design. Neither does it have the Italian flair nor the Teutonic solidity. It is almost as if the boys from Munich took a Pininfarina design and gave it a thorough work-over. Might take some getting used to.
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Fabio Filippini, Head of Design at Pininfarina and Karim Habib, Head of BMW Design discuss the new Gran Lusso;

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The 8 series coupe is under consideration & expected to go on the floors shortly.

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The Gran Lusso being a high end coupe will be going head to head with the soon to be revealed S Class coupe seen here;

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This car look really plush, fossilized wood won't be part of series production. A black piano wood dash trim with Cinnamon Brown leather seats should look the part. This being the age of downsizing, maybe there will be a 820d with 15kmpl somewhere down the line.
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Is this how the production model will look like ?

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BMW-Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe Concept shows up at Goodwood Speed Fest

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