Sunday, June 18, 2006

BMW Concept Coupe Mille Miglia 2006

BMW has unveiled a brand new concept car prior to the 2006 Mille Miglia. With hints of today’s BMW Z4 Coupe and one of BMW’s most famous racing cars, the BMW 328, the BMW Concept Coupe Mille Miglia 2006 took pride of place in Brescia, Italy on May 10 as this year’s entrants were scrutineered ahead of the event.

The concept car looks to both the past and the future in its styling and construction; it pays homage to the outstanding achievements of the engineers who contributed to BMW’s successful motor sport heritage, whilst confirming the passion to construct dynamic cars from the most modern materials and processes available. This remains a fundamental concept for today’s BMW road and race cars.

The Concept Coupe is powered by the multi-award winning BMW six-cylinder inline petrol engine that powers the new BMW Z4 M Coupe. Modifications have been made to the inlet and exhaust systems of the 343 hp unit to give more of a ‘racing’ sound at both idle and full throttle to this 2007 concept car.

The interior of this new BMW concept car retains the functional simplicity prevalent in both 328 racing cars and Z4 production cars, but in a modern presentation. Only three materials are used in this prototype car: thin stainless steel, untreated cowhides, Lycra fabric. This purist form of the cae even extends to letterings, logos and symbols embossed into surfaces using laser technology.


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