BMW Pays Homage To Its Past With The Garmisch Concept

May 29, 2019

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Every year, Europe’s leading automakers make their way to Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este — a show boasting the best in automotive design, conceptualization, and heritage. While a large number of manufacturers use Concorso as a stage to unveil their infantile ideas, BMW decided to alter that tradition with the reveal of a defunct concept vehicle that appeared (and promptly disappeared) in the 1970s.

The Garmisch Classic Concept revives one of the German manufacturer’s original prototypes, which was unveiled to the public at the famed Geneva Motor Show in 1970 before disappearing from the world’s purview. Built by none other than Bertone’s Marcello Gandini, the two-door coupe seems brutish and ineloquent — a departure from the designer’s famous works, like the Lamborghini Miura and Lancia Stratos Zero, which were considered appalling for the era. At the vehicle’s front, a twin-kidney grille and large, width-running lights provide a stark contrast to the vehicle’s serene interior. An intuitive console area, wooden trim, and various metal accents complement the Garmisch’s impeccable cabin To recreate the car, the company enlisted the help of both BMW Classic and BMW Group Design — specializing in the knowledge and restoration of the manufacturer’s most iconic vehicles — to peruse (and eventually, articulate) different design principles from records of the original automobile. The result: a near-replica of the begotten Garmisch, with Gandini himself noting that “having seen the final car, it is hard for me to even distinguish it from the original.”

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