BMW has whipped the wraps off the Concept Touring Coupé. Developed for one-off production, the German marque says the two-seater continues the traditional of legendary BMW classics and celebrates the original ‘Sheer Driving Pleasure’. “A highly emotional vehicle like this shows that the passion for everything that goes into driving pleasure has been essential through the ages and will be for the future,” said Domagoj Dukec, head of BMW Design.

“The Concept Touring Coupé celebrates the original Sheer Driving Pleasure”

The hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind BMW “unites a body concept steeped in tradition with the technology of a purist modern-day sports car”. The Bavarian brand says the Concept Touring Coupé’s proportions are reminiscent of the 328 Touring Coupé that claimed victory at the Mille Miglia endurance race in 1940, while the functionality of the shooting-brake concept is a nod to the 02 Series models of the 1970s.

The automaker says the design highlight of is the “sculpted” rear end, created from the “flowing” contours of the roof, which merge “seamlessly” with the rear side panels. The company further says the shape accentuates the two-seater’s “athletic” shoulders, while the flat rear window and “clearly defined” body surfaces emphasise its “solid” stance. The Concept Touring Coupé sits on “exclusive” light-alloy wheels, measuring 20 inches at the front and 21 inches aft. The “specially designed” kidney grille sports longitudinal bars.