BMW has released three teaser images of its latest collaboration with the Pininfarina styling house, the stylish Gran Lusso Coupe concept which will make its official debut at the 2013 Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance event which will take place in Italy later this month.
While the three images BMW released do not show the concept in much detail, the Gran Lusso Coupe concept appears to showcase a large stylish four door coupe that is based on the flagship 7 Series sedan. If this is indeed the case, the production version of this concept would not only fill a noticeable void that exists in BMW’s current model lineup, but also finally give the brand a formidable and stylish competitor to compete for a slice of the premium four door coupe market.
BMW also did not release any official details on the performance hardware that provides the motivation for the Gran Lusso Coupe concept, the V12 badging that is featured in two of the images though does reveal that the concept will be equipped with a V12 engine, most likely the 6.0 liter V12 found in the current 7-Series that is good for a healthy 544 horsepower, though expect that figure to possibly increase slightly for duty in the Gran Lusso Coupe.
The Gran Lusso Coupe concept is the latest example of BMW’s commitment to this prestigious event and also continues the company’s tradition of using this event to debut a concept car which first began in 2008 with the M1 Concept. While the M1 concept and the other vehicles that subsequently followed never received the green light for official production after their respective debuts, the Gran Lusso concept could buck this trend and follow the 4-Series and the X4 SAV into production and perhaps give BMW a formidable contender that could go toe to toe with the next generation Mercedes CL class which will most likely adopt styling cues from the next generation S Class sedan.
Look for the Gran Lusso Coupe concept to make its official debut at the 2013 Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance later this month with detailed images and information expected to be unveiled closer to the concepts official debut. Stay tuned to Autosavant for the latest developments on the Gran Lusso Coupe concept as they become available.